Real people and real life stories, especially those from other cultures, are like mirrors which could give us a deeper reflection of our authentic selves. We will visit an old hutong couple who have protected the nearly three-hundred-year-old ceiling paintings in their family for more than 30 years.
Uncle Zhu and his wife’s traditional courtyard house is one of the best preserved private courtyards in Dongsi area. Let’s have a sip of tea and Beijing snacks while listening to Uncle Zhu talking about the legendary stories of his grand grandpa and his nine daughters.
Have fun doing role play of historical figures with your family or friends based on true stories in history, in one of the best-preserved traditional courtyards in Beijing. A mysterious gift will surprise you and bring you a most fun and unforgettable memory of Beijing.
Visit an eccentric collector, who dedicated all his life collecting hutong artifacts from the past dynasties. His life mission is cultural protection and inheritance. His street vendor chanting demonstration brings you back to the 1930’s or 1980’s of old Beijing hutongs.
NEED TO KNOW
How much does it cost? 1,000 RMB per person (2 people minimum, 6 people maximum)
How long will it take? 4.0-4.5 hours
When can I do it? Anytime, as long as you start before 1pm
Getting there: The cost does not include transportation to and from the meeting point. You can get there by taxi, take subway or get a Uber or Didi ride.
Start Point: Exit B of Dongsi Station, Subway Line 5
End Point: Exit E of Nanluoguxiang Station, Subway Line 6
Children: Half price for Children under 6. Children under 2 free.
Any other costs I should know about? Nope! (All entrance tickets and transportation fees during the program are already included in the price.)
How far in advance should I book? At least 48 hours
What to bring: An open mind and sharing heart, and ready to become a role play star
Our favourite bit: A very relaxing and valuable experience at the best-preserved traditional courtyard house. Experience it before it is gone for good. Here you are able to easily access the authentic Beijing experience rather than a touristy one.
Who is guiding the program? Yuhua will accompany you throughout the program.
What to eat? Yuhua will recommend the best local restaurants based on your individual preference, allowing you to pay for lunches as you go so that you can have whatever you feel like at the moment!