Barbarians, Rogues, and Rebels: The Story of Beijing’s Legation Quarter

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10:00 AM
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Walk through time, as we head to Beijing’s former legation quarter, once the heart of the city’s foreign community, and straight into the center of Old Peking.

About this Journey

This walk will take us through Beijing’s former legation quarter, once the heart of the city’s foreign community, and straight into the center of Old Peking. We’ll discuss the history of Beijing’s international settlement and examine pivotal events such as the Anglo-French invasion of 1860, the Boxer Rebellion, and the Japanese Occupation. Along the way, we’ll search for what remains of the architectural legacy left by the pre-revolutionary foreign community and uncover dark secrets, strange tales, and unsolved mysteries that still haunt the streets and lanes of the Legation Quarter.


What We Love
  • - Walking through Beijing’s former legation quarter, the previous heart of the city’s foreign community
  • - Learning about the history of Beijing’s international settlement
  • - Examining architectural remains of the pre-revolutionary foreign community


  • ~ 2 hours of standing / brisk walking


  • 10:00 AMPlease inquire for upcoming dates.


  • Walking

What’s Included:

  • Local Guide
  • Entrance Fees

What’s Excluded:

  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Transportation to and from start and end points
  • Expenses of a personal nature

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