Quite rightly, the Forbidden City is usually at the top of people’s check lists when travelling to China….
Quite rightly, the Forbidden City is usually at the top of people’s check lists when travelling to China. It’s one of the country’s largest and most well-preserved sites full of fascinating facts, and no trip to Beijing would be complete without exploring the vast courtyards for yourself. With the help of Jeremiah, our insightful American scholar and guide, we scratch under the surface of the Forbidden City’s beauty and explore from an anthropological point of view.
What was life like for the men and women who lived and worked in the palace? Who built the Forbidden City and why? What did it feel like reporting for duty as an imperial officer? Who were the eunuchs who performed much of the necessary daily functions for the palace and its inhabitants? What was life like for a woman in the imperial family? Perhaps you have your own questions you’d like to explore. We’re always learning new things on this walking tour.
Our intimate and original take on the Forbidden City will give you a greater understanding of this ancient site and leave you with a deeper appreciation of its extraordinary history.
Your journey will start with one of our UK team – someone like Suzanne, who's travelled extensively in China. They’ll shape your ideas into the trip of a lifetime. But they won't do it alone. They'll draw on the expertise of our contacts on the ground, connecting you to the people who'll make your holiday one you'll always remember - the guides who can take you to The Great Wall’s quietest spots, the villagers who can show you how to create your own lucky clay cat and the cooks who can rustle you up breakfast pancakes, Shanghai-style.
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