Meeting Point: Beijing Shi Cha Hai Sports School 北京市什刹海体育运动学校
Included: All entrance tickets and fees
Not Included: Transportation to/from the start point
Suggested ages: All ages welcome
No other city in the entire world has hutongs. What does that tell you? That you should go see them of course! These ancient, labyrinthine alleyways are where ‘real’ Beijing life happens, so to help you navigate some of the most interesting corners, we’ll fix you up with a local Chinese guide who knows the hutongs like the back of her hand.
After a whizz through the hutongs on rickshaws, a visit to the ancient Drum Tower, and a hidden private museum, your guide will take you to meet a local cricket trainer. Yes you read that correctly. This colorful local character actually trains crickets and grasshoppers to fight in local competitions. A fascinating insight into a bizarre Chinese sport you won’t forget in a hurry!