This "Backstreet Beijing" Walking Tour will take you to the magnificent palace complex of the Shrines of Emperors of all Dynasties to learn all about the 5,000 years of legendary and historical Chinese emperors, and the ancestral worship and sacrifices; Yuan-Dynasty White Dagoba (Kublai Khan's period) (Tibetan and Mongol Buddhism); visiting writer Lu Xun's Former Residence and Museum. (Lu Xun is the most famous Contemporary Chinese literature figure, nicknamed the soul of Chinese scholars). Then stroll around in the peaceful hutongs and neighborhood, ending up with a bustling pet market.
  • RMB 220/Discounted Prepaid Price.
    RMB 260/Door Price 
    (3 hours including English-speaking expert and two admisson fees.)
    Meet at the Fuchengmen Subway Station Exit B above the ground, LIne Two (Blue Line)
    How to get there: take subway Line 5 or 6 and get off at Dong Si, Exit E, then walk straight to the west.

    Payment Methods:  Please click the link here for all six payment options. Since the day tours and classes involve relatively small amount of money, we recommend you to ask your Chinese friends or colleagues to help you transfer the money by WeChat Wallet or Ali Pay, the easiest and fastest ways to make payments in China.  

    Note: Prepayment shall be made at least one working day before 5pm Beijing time prior to the tour/class time (before Friday 5pm if the tour/class is on Sunday), so CCC staffs are able to check and confirm.  If you use international credit card wire the fee (which may take some time), please send us a photocopy of your receipt (a picture by your cellphone) to prove. 

    Cancellation policy: If you have to cancel after you made prepayment, please let us know (by phone call) 48 hours in advance. 20% of tour/event fee will be charged for cancellation if you do it within 48 hours, 50% of tour/event fee will be charged if you cancel within 24 hours’ notice.registration is essential, no walk-ins.  

     

  • About White Dagoba (Pagoda) Temple (bai ta si) 
    The Pagoda is actually only part of the Tibetan Miao Ying Temple, but since it is the temple's most prominent feature, locals name the whole complex after it. The Pagoda itself is over 700 years old, and was built by a famed Nepalese architect known as Arniger in 1271, during the Yuan Dynasty. The 50.9-meter high structure took eight years to complete.

    About the CCC "Backstreet Beijing" Walking Tour Series
    This is a cultural tour series designed to rediscover some of Beijing's old districts and lanes .We will walk through areas which used to be bustling with interesting popular shops, theaters, shrines and temples and residences of important people. Over 20 walking routes have been carefully designed by CCC since 2004, covering almost all areas of old Beijing within the second ring road or beyong. CCC guides will take you back in time to rediscover the history of the lanes and get a glimpse of the authentic atmosphere of old Beijing. Along the way you'll meet some unplanned surprises, some long-time, elderly residents and interesting characters, including descendants of famous people. You'll hear their stories of the streets and neighborhoods and of China in the past century. Of course, architecture, design, the artwork of the courtyards, and other cultural aspects will be discussed as well.

    Note: This series is for lovers of Beijing lore and history and those who like to walk . The talks and discussions will be detailed and the walking/tour time will be 3-4 hours or more. Each tour will be limited to 20 people.