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Private Beijing 1920s Warlord Tour

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  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
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Private Beijing 1920s Warlord Tour
From US$33.23
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Private Beijing 1920s Warlord Tour
From US$33.23
Overview
Take a private tour of 1920s Beijing and get the lowdown on the ferocious warlords ruled China during the 20th century. Learn how a bad foot helped the real last Emperor ascend to the throne; discover why the most powerful man in China fell from power and became a common landlord and find out how the "Dogmeat General" earned his nickname.
What to Expect
Take a peek at the political headquarters of China's president, Yuan Shikai. Learn about his successor, find out why he is hated by the Chinese to this very day, and discover how he managed to regain his presidency despite losing all of his power.
Try on a Qing Dynasty queue (ponytail) and find out why it often played a key role in deciding whether or not you lived or died during that period.
Find out why there was so little food available at the market, and learn how desperation forced countrymen to take the law into their own hands. Admire a stunning Qing Dynasty archway hidden inside an old Qing Dynasty Hutong. In doing so you will find out how the financial support of the world's most powerful woman enabled the man that commissioned it to live an extravagant life of luxury.
See the former home of a man whose family was so poor that he received no schooling and had to take to performing on the streets. And then find out how he rose up to become China's political leader.
Visit the home of the "Dogmeat General", and find out why Time magazine felt he was China's "basest Warlord".
Watch rare archive footage on your guide's iPad that shows you China's warlords in action and brings their story to life.
Reviews (65)
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Reviewed 9 January 2018
Beijing Ghost Tour

A group of us working on Jersey Boys in Beijing were looking for something quirky and slightly unconventional to do, so we booked onto the Beijing ghost tour. We were taken round by Matt, Mo and Daniel and it made for a really excellent evening...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Joe L
Reviewed 1 November 2017
Fascinating and Entertaining Tour!

We took a ghost tour with Daniel and Mo in Beijing recently and loved it! The tour was a lot of fun and provided us with many stories and facts we didn't know about the area. Daniel and Mo are both very knowledgable and enthusiastic...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Kelli J
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile
Beijing Ghost Tour

What a great tour just in time for Halloween! A 2 hour walking tour through the Hutong’s with great ghost stories mixed with Beijing history. Daniel and Mo are so passionate and enjoyable as they tell you all about the ghosts & spirits of Beijing’s...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank 505julib
Reviewed 23 October 2017
Private Religion & Rituals Tour

Daniela and Mo recently took our group of 30+ on a tour through the Lama and Confucius temples. They are both very knowledgeable and entertaining - it's the stories and little details that set Newman Tours apart from other tour guides in Beijing. With all...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Anna S
Reviewed 30 September 2017
Forbidden City Tour

My wife and I took the public tour with Byron, and a trainee, Mo. We were lucky to be the only ones on the tour that day so it really turned out to be a private tour, and we were very pleased with the experience....More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ProfPJay
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