Silk Street / Liulichang Antique Street
Depart from your hotel to be transferred to the Silk Street. On the eastern side of the Embassy of the United States, you will find a couple of narrow lanes jammed with human traffic. That is the Silk Market, which is also known as “Silk Alley” or “OK Street,” but it has much more than just silk to offer. Shops along the narrow lanes are filled with silk products and other export-quality clothing at low, low prices. Cashmere garments, down jackets, leather goods, shoes, hats, and watches and some handicrafts and trinkets can be found here. Enjoy your shopping there.
Then be transferred to the Liulichang Antique Street. It is a small street lined with shops facades bearing Ming and Qing dynasty architectural features. With brightly painted doors and eaves and gracefully curved black-tiled-roofs buildings, a little of old Beijing’s lifestyle is retained here. It is famous for its ancient books, calligraphy, paintings, rubbings, ink stones and ink.
Along the street, peddlers hawk snacks, groceries, toys and copper coins, all kind of small commodities. Some offer free seal-carving services and they even can find a perfect Chinese name for you if you like. Some shop owners invite folk artists to their shops such as an 80-year-old heir to the Qing Dynasty royal embroidery tradition. It is amazing to watch this elderly man embroider a pair of little shoes for a pair of tiny feet.
- All meals as specified in the itinerary.
- Transfers among sightseeing scenic spots & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide
- Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- Hotels accommodations and breakfast.
- Any meals which are not included in the "Price Includes".
- Domestic flights, trains or buses, international air and train tickets for coming & leaving mainland China.
- Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.
- Excess Baggage Charges.
- Personal expenses: The items of a purely personal nature such as drinks, laundry, tips to guides or drivers, FAX, telephone, excess baggage charges, or sightseeing or meals which are not included in the day to day itinerary.
- Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness or damages incurred during your trip.
- Gratuities, Tips to Guides and Drivers.
- Visa fees.
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