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Drum and Bell Tower Tours

Back when Beijing consisted of single-story courtyard houses organized into hutongs, the Drum and Bell Towers in central Beijing dominated the landscape. While both structures have been rebuilt, they both date back hundreds of years.

The Drum Tower, built in 1272 during the Yuan Dynasty, originally housed 25 drums; today, only one remains. The Bell Tower was added in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, and together, the two structures were used as a method of official timekeeping until 1924, when the last Emperor was forced out of the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City).

While you’re touring Beijing’s Imperial sites, keep you ears open and you might hear the drum performances staged daily, even if you’re not at the towers. It’s also possible to climb into both towers. After ascending the steep staircases, you’ll be rewarded with excellent views over the surrounding hutongs.

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All Inclusive Private Tour of Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium and Hutong, Beijing, null
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All Inclusive Private Tour of Beijing Zoo, Beijing Aquarium and Hutong

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

This is a fun tour of the Beijing Zoo and Beijing Aquarium, with over 450 species of land animals, including the pandas, Chinese tigers and over 500 species of ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $93.00
Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing, Beijing, Private ... 
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Private Cultural Tour: Hutong Rickshaw Ride and Dumpling Making in Beijing

4.5 star rating: Recommended 14 Reviews

Experience the authentic lifestyle of a Beijing local on this private tour. Interact closely with locals and ride a rickshaw through Old Beijing’s 'hutong' ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.00
Private Tour: Beijinger for a Day, Beijing, Cooking Classes
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Private Tour: Beijinger for a Day

Get an insider’s view of Beijing for a day as you explore old neighborhoods built around the city's ‘hutongs’ (narrow streets) with a knowledgeable private ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.00
4-Hour Private Layover Tour: Beijing Old Hutong, Beijing, Private Sightseeing Tours
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4-Hour Private Layover Tour: Beijing Old Hutong

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Get a taster of life in old Beijing on this mini walking tour, tailored to fit a 4-hour layover, with private guide and personal driver. You'll visit ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00
Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market, Beijing, Layover Tours
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Private Layover Tour of Cultural Beijing with Silk Alley Market

Take this 8-hour cultural tour of Beijing as you wait for your departing flight. A private guide will meet you at the airport, then begin your layover tour ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $125.00
Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw, Beijing, Layover Tours
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Beijing Old Hutongs Tour by Rickshaw

4 star rating: Recommended 59 Reviews

Take a historical tour of Beijing’s narrow streets, known as hutongs, on a traditional rickshaw (a type of tricycle designed to carry passengers in addition ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $54.99
Private Customized Shore Excursion from Tianjin Port to Beijing, Beijing, Historical & Heritage ... 
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Private Customized Shore Excursion from Tianjin Port to Beijing

Explore Beijing your way with a customized private tour of the city. Choosing from the attractions you wish to visit in Beijing. Local lunch, private guide and ...  Read more

Location: Tianjin, China
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $114.00
Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights, Beijing, Ports of Call Tours
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Private Night Tour: Discover Beijing in Bustling Lights

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

This is an evening private transport service from your hotel to many city landmarks and attractions. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful sightseeing of ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $19.00
Beijing Evening Vintage Sidecar Ride, Beijing, Night Tours
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Beijing Evening Vintage Sidecar Ride

Jump aboard a 1930’s style sidecar to discover Beijing in a unique and exciting way. Our night ride provides a fantastic way to experience the vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $229.00
4-hour Beijing Vintage Sidecar Ride, Beijing, Night Tours
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4-hour Beijing Vintage Sidecar Ride

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Jump aboard the 1930’s style sidecar to discover Beijing up close and personal. This 4-hour daytime ride provides a fantastic way to experience the vibrant ...  Read more

Location: Beijing, China
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $289.00

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