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Kayaking in Beijing

There is nothing like a kayaking experience while visiting Beijing. It will be fun and an essential Chinese experience! There are plenty of tourist destinations to go for a kayaking in Beijing, but Houhai is second to none!

Kayaking in Beijing

Tips for Starters
Most kayak bottom is not as smooth as dolphins abdomen, there will be a small rudder, its role is to make it easier for you to steer where you want to go. To steer the kayak without a rudder paddle, all you need is a god sense of direction, especially when you are at least one hundred meters away from the shore. Wherever you want to steer the kayak, you need to learn some basic skills about how to handle the kayak first. It looks simple, but also the most difficult to handle for starters. First of all you should not stoop and not rely on the side of the kayak, just squarely sit in the cockpit, with knees bent, feet against the pedal, legs put together. Whether you like more gallant to paste over the forehead or leisurely is placed on the chest, the power comes from the strength, by foot, hip to the reaction from the waist, with back forces rather than the arm pull. Grasp of most beginners is too narrow. Hands pulled high, generally above the head, hands holding the rubber, a right angle with the arms.

Highlight of Kayaking in Houhai
Whether from the Jinfan wharf to Wanghai, about one kilometer round trip, or to the silver ingot bridge, it is two kilometers journey around the lake, even to the lotus market and return – about three km journey. It is very easy to get dizzy while going around the lake. At the start of canoeing, you may need some time to catch up with others, but it will be fun and relaxing for you to just lagging behind. No matter how hard you keep the kayak going in the water, you will be rewarded with amazing scenery. No matter how far you kayak out in the lake, the lovely views are at every turn. Even after you finished your kayaking in the lake, there is plenty more to explore in Houhai. Go for a running around Houhai, or go swimming in the water - all will be fun. Sometimes just sitting in the sun, and reading some magazines, or drinking a coke with ice – you will never get bored in Houhai.

Overall, kayaking in Houhai is to die for!

To Be Smart Beijing Nightlife Traveler

Every day, Beijing receives loads of tourists with profound history and mysterious culture, as well as amazing attractions. Besides Beijing daytime tour, Beijing nightlife also becomes very vigorous and meaningful. It only depends on your special attention.

Peking Opera Show

Roaming in Bar Street
For the night owls, the most popular destination is the bar street where you could make bosom friends, sharing your inner heart and appreciating the modern Beijing night scene. The attractive bar street in Beijing will be the Sanlitun Bar Street. It is regarded as the fashion center for shopping, food and arts. From this street, you could sprinkle your youth. Yes, it is a stage full of energy and enjoyment. Choosing one tranquil desk, listening to a soft song, opening the red wine, a kind of mysterious romantic feeling would pour into your mind. If you like live atmosphere, you could choose one big place gathering with your friends, having a big party. It is just easy to get.

Appreciating the National Quintessence
Coming to Beijing, it has become a must-enjoy part for nightlife to appreciate authentic Peking Opera. Having about 160 years' long history, Peking Opera has housed its certain connotation and art spirit. Sitting in the large scale Opera Theater, around the ancient table, enjoying the national quietness, you would find you have been mixed into the unique art. Their face-painting, dressing, roles and gestures all housed much mysteries waiting for your discover. Sipping a cup of tea, suddenly you would feel the old tastes, purity and natural.

Hanging-out in Hutong
After all the activities ended, on the road going back to your hotel, it will be a precious period to enjoy old Beijing nightlife. Yes, hanging-out in Hutong. Walking along the shady path under the bright moonlight, all the houses showed unique delicate and warm. This time, you would hear the local residence talking, laughing and gossiping with their families and neighborhood. Sometimes, you would be impressed by the happy children hanging out. Childhood would suddenly lure your mind and all the veins. Zigzag road conveyed unique warm feeling to your isolate night.

After experiencing this, your Beijing nightlife has been fulfilled perfect! To be a smart Beijing Nightlife traveler!

Explore Long-standing History of Beijing

Beijing has long been hailed as a cultural Mecca in China, with a wide variety of historical and cultural attractions scattered around the city. Nothing beats a historical tour while exploring Beijing. History can be fun when it comes to Beijing.

Imperial History of Beijing
Forbidden City

There are so many destinations that you can pay a visit to learn more about Chinese imperial history. Hailed as a capital city of China, Beijing is filled with one of a kind historical relic sites which are scattered all over the city. For exploring imperial history in depth, you really should spend a couple of days visiting dozens of imperial remains left and well preserved to this day. At the mention of imperial remains in Beijing, the Forbidden City is second to none. For an imperial history experience, the Forbidden City is perfect. A visit to the imperial palace and court will give you a glimpse of the glorious past of the Chinese imperial family. You will get a chance to get an insight into the imperial history while walking around the courtyard and taking in everything related to imperialism of ancient China. The imperial palace aside, there are also a couple of imperial gardens available in Beijing for you to get to know better the imperial history and culture. Some of the imperial gardens have been turned into public parks, making it easy to get to. Must-visit is no doubt the Summer Palace which is as amazing as it can be!

For Folklore History of Beijing
Beijing Hutong

Other than the imperial history, if you want to get to know Beijing better, you really should head to some narrow alleyways and lanes in the city. Beijing Hutong refers to a crisscrossed lanes surrounded by residential houses. Hutong has long been regarded as a window into the folklore history of Beijing. With a wander and stroll down the lanes, you will get a chance to see the style of life up-close and personal. There is truly no better way to learn about folk history of Beijing than go down some Hutongs. Walking across some Hutongs will take you on a journey back in time to get a glimpse of the old Beijing as well as how the old residences lead their life every day.

Overall, Beijing is well worth exploring for those history buffs and has something for everyone!

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