Join Danish historian Lars Ulrik Thom, a fluent Mandarin speaker and seasoned expert on all things Old Peking, on a meandering 1930s Extraordinary Experience walking tour through rickshaw-laden alleyways, or hutongs. While Thom regales you with a succession of riveting true stories from just before the Second Sino-Japanese War, you’ll take in sites like the Old City Wall and the 15th-century Fox Tower, a commanding fortress that offers a glimpse of what the city looked like well before the skyscrapers sprouted. Cap off your ambulatory adventure with a cocktail at the hotel’s Opus Bar, where Thom will showcase rare and precious maps, carefully selected from the Beijing Municipal Archives.
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