people start to talk about Beijing, traditions, history, are always the prior
topic. In the meanwhile, the city has expanded one of the largest cities in the
world and has very diversified lifestyle of east and west, old and modern,
imperial and folk.
the Central Axis is great access for you to understand the complexity,
diversity and richness of the city of Beijing.
Central Axis refers to the axis of symmetry of the east-west buildings in
Beijing, also called the Dragon Vein. It is the first choice for people who
would like to learn about the local history and culture authentically and
central axis of the old Beijing city starts from Yongdingmen (Permanent
Stability Gate) in the south and ends at the Bell Tower square. The total City walking
or hiking（if you prefer） distance is about 17km/11miles.
We will visit much of Beijing's iconic attractions on the way: Qianmen Avenue, Beijing
Fun, Tiananmen Square, The city moat of the Forbidden City, Hutong area, Jingshan
Park, Shichahai, Drum Tower and the Bell tower.
addition to this, we set 2 drink stops on the way, Beijing flagship store of
Starbuck and Local draft beer as after drink.
Greet your local and knowledgeable guide at Exit A, Yongdingmenwai subway
Station to commence your city walking with Central Axis.
You start walking to
Qianmen, exploring Beijing Fun, the New Chinese lifestyle area. You can c(Beijing
flagship store, square. On your own expense), and visit Wework Beijing.
10:30 You pass through some unique
Hutongs and old Legation Quarter, and head to The city moat of the Forbidden
City, or we take detour to explore around the old diplomatic area of
Dongjiaominxiang, then head back to the city moat to go Jiaolou Restaurant to
have lunch here.
13:00 After lunch, you
walking up to the hill in Jingshan Park, there is the best point to overlook
the Forbidden of City.
15:00 Keep walking to
Shichahai where you can through some famous or hidden Hutongs. It will show you
an ancient city.
17:30, Finally, you will go to the end of
the Central Axis – the bell tower square. Our guide will take you to a secret
draft bar (on your own expense) if you would like to go, or give you some
recommendation according to your interest.