Old Beijing and the Confucian system

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This three-hour walk will take you through the maze of alleyways of the old “Tartar City” – as were once nicknamed the neighbourhoods north of the Forbidden City. Our itinerary starts outside the Lama Temple and ends near Zhangzizhonglu, at the mysterious neo-baroque building which was once home to the headquarters of the first Chinese republic. On the way, we will visit the Confucius Temple and the Imperial College, two sites of paramount importance in imperial China.

Our 4,5 km route will allow us to explore the traditional narrow streets of Beijing, from the most prestigious, such as the beautiful street of Guozijian, to the most popular and their open-air markets. We will cross their tree-lined paths to understand their history, their architecture and their pace of life, to grasp what makes the capital so unique.

This small-group tour (3 to 10 persons) is offered at the price of 300RMB per person, which includes admission to the sites and is paid at the end of our itinerary. We welcome your feedback on our tours and hope to provide a very positive and interactive experience.

Reservations can be made online through our website or by emailing us at info@beijingbyheart.com. Please contact us if you need more detailed information about how to find our meeting point or for any other request.