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Jaime in Beijing 丨 Qianmen In-Depth Tour: Visiting Hutongs, Tasting Local Food, and Listening to My Story of Old Beijing Centuries

Dongcheng Qu, China

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Experience hosted by Jaime

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Chinese (Simplified)

What you'll do

[Written in 2019 · Winter]
As a tourism university student who has been living in Beijing for four years and has not yet graduated, I finally want to make “sharing” a reality and experience, so that I can tell all the stories I want to share to more people. Especially foreign friends visiting China.
Before the experience, I came to Qianmen many, many times, some took friends to visit Beijing, some simply came to Qianmen to walk around, and some professional classes came to Qianmen to investigate and practice, but each time I will have different feelings. Because every hutong and every family here will have different charms due to different routes.
Behind each person is a different story, and each story has a unique charm. So, let me bring you a unique and exclusive journey and experience.

In terms of itinerary, unlike ordinary guides, I will bring personal experiences and personal views into your experience, so that you have a unique perspective on this most prosperous and most amazing place in the market. In addition to taking you through the most prosperous neighborhoods of Dashilan, I also tell you how to take you through the Hutong and reveal the interesting stories behind these ancient Hutong.
Other things to note
Thank you for booking my experience!
【About the experience content】 The experience includes historical walks, time-honored stories, gourmet recommendations, hutong exploration and cultural introductions, including a 100-year-old snack package and 1 old Beijing food deep in the hutong that I provided for free.
【About the experience time】 The display of the experience time can be scheduled from 13: 00-15: 30, but it can also be other times of the day! If you are interested in the experience, but the time is not in line with your plan, you are advised to ask me in a private letter to discuss the appropriate time together.
【About the experience price】 Sometimes I will launch an experience for 1 yuan, which is a recommended map of Qianmen regional food that I can share with you online when I can't do a physical experience.
[Written in 2019 · Winter]
As a tourism university student who has been living in Beijing for four years and has not yet graduated, I finally want to make “sharing” a reality and experience, so that I can tell all the stories I want to share to more people. Especially foreign friends visiting China.
Before the experience, I came to Qianmen many, many times, some took friends to visit Beijing, some simply came to Qianmen…

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What's included

  • Food
    Provide a 100-year-old snack package and 1 old Beijing food deep in the Hut...
From $32
/ person
Wed, Jan 20
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person
Thu, Jan 21
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person
Fri, Jan 22
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$32 per person
$32 per person

Meet your host, Jaime

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 126 Reviews
  • Identity verified
Hello everyone, my name is Jaime and I am a college student majoring in tourism management. I have lived in Beijing for 4 years. I love to travel (especially as a backpacker), I like to enjoy food, I like to make friends with people from the south and the north, and I like to share my feelings in this city.
In the past few years studying in Beijing, I have been in the tourism industry for more than 2 years due to professional reasons. During this period, I also went to many places to play. My rich travel experience can bring you different feelings ~
In addition, I was born in Chongqing, western China, and lived in the southeast coastal area when I was young. Now I have come to school in northern China. Therefore, I am familiar with the customs and habits around China, and I hope to bring you a unique experience here.
Hello everyone, my name is Jaime and I am a college student majoring in tourism management. I have lived in Beijing for 4 years. I love to travel (especially as a backpacker), I like to enjoy food, I like to make friends with people from the south and the north, and I like to share my feelings in this city.
In the past few years studying in Beijing, I have been in the tourism industry for more than 2 years due to professional reasons. During this period, I also went to many places…
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Where you'll be

Qianmen area
         Dashilan area
         Coal market street
         Tieshu Xiejie
         Liulichang East Street
         Yangmeizhu Xiejie

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 126 reviews.

Jonathan
December 2020
Jaime’s tour was interesting and a good length of time. We ate some new foods during the tour and learned about Beijing’s history. I particularly like how Jaime had old photographs to compare to how certain buildings or structures looked back then to how they look today. He was able to answer our questions which told us he knows more than what he provides on our tour and that’s important to us. We suggested Jaime disclose that guests have to pay for his food on top of our own which we did not realize was a part of his tour conditions. He was open to our suggestions to be more clear about this with his future guests. We also suggest to those interested in booking Jaime to confirm the foods he will introduce you to as they were interesting and not for everyone! Overall, good experience and I would recommend him.
Jaime’s tour was interesting and a good length of time. We ate some new foods during the tour and learned about Beijing’s history. I particularly like how Jaime had old photographs…
Yanjun
November 2020
Tried many routes, a very distinctive one. 1.5 miles from the empire's palace, feels like traveled back to ancient beijing. Jamie will let you overlook the night view of the royal city and recommends local taste..a famous bean drink with crisply fried dough ..might be a fancy explore and definitely deserves a try. If you like traditional Chinese alley and fashion blocks in one walk, this is what you are looking for. Street graffiti and stylish bookshop, Jamie the photographer takes nice pics of them.. Seems he leads three routes in Beijing, stay with this funny tour guide in a row, it won't let you down. El viaje de tres horas experimentó antiguo y moderno, probó refrigerios locales. Jamie tomó fotos de las noches de Beijing para dos amigas y yo, es Alegre, explica las alusiones históricas, nos trajo Buenos recuerdos. ¡muy feliz!
Tried many routes, a very distinctive one. 1.5 miles from the empire's palace, feels like traveled back to ancient beijing. Jamie will let you overlook the night view of the royal…
November 2020
jamie主持的体验挺不错的,在同质化严重的商业步行街中穿梭,找到一些独特之处,使我对北京有了一个不错的在地体验。希望jaime能够继续开展这样的活动,给每个来北京的朋友带去一个不同的感受。也希望Jamie能成功成为一名freelancer呀!
November 2020
很不错的一次达人体验,值得推荐!
海儿
October 2020
讲了几个老字号的故事,以及选择什么店购物和吃饭是最高性价比,这个信息的提供非常好。整体行程还是不错的,轻松愉快。对北京城的历史和人文现状都能有进一层的理解,会比单纯打卡观光会好很多。
Anthony OMalley
October 2020
This was a really enjoyable experience with a friendly host in a beautiful area of Beijing. As someone that loves random street food and hidden gems this was a perfect activity for me. It was very interesting to try some local cuisine such as the 豆汁 (Douzhi) and 锅贴 (fried dumplings) as well as getting to learn about the history of the Qianmen area. Would definitely recommend, especially to foreign visitors as the host can speak English and explain interesting things about Beijing culture to those new to China.
This was a really enjoyable experience with a friendly host in a beautiful area of Beijing. As someone that loves random street food and hidden gems this was a perfect activity for…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 5 and up can attend.