Private Beijing 1920s Warlord Tour

Private Beijing 1920s Warlord Tour
Walking & Biking Tours > Walking Tours > City Walk
$34.54
Duration: 2 hours
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Take a private tour of 1920s Beijing and get the lowdown on the ferocious warlords ruled China during the 20th century. Learn how a bad foot helped the real last Emperor ascend to the throne; discover why the most powerful man in China fell from power and became a common landlord and find out how the "Dogmeat General" earned his nickname.

Take a peek at the political headquarters of China's president, Yuan Shikai. Learn about his successor, find out why he is hated by the Chinese to this very day, and discover how he managed to regain his presidency despite losing all of his power.

Try on a Qing Dynasty queue (ponytail) and find out why it often played a key role in deciding whether or not you lived or died during that period.

Find out why there was so little food available at the market, and learn how desperation forced countrymen to take the law into their own hands. Admire a stunning Qing Dynasty archway hidden inside an old Qing Dynasty Hutong. In doing so you will find out how the financial support of the world's most powerful woman enabled the man that commissioned it to live an extravagant life of luxury.

See the former home of a man whose family was so poor that he received no schooling and had to take to performing on the streets. And then find out how he rose up to become China's political leader.

Visit the home of the "Dogmeat General", and find out why Time magazine felt he was China's "basest Warlord".

Watch rare archive footage on your guide's iPad that shows you China's warlords in action and brings their story to life.

Take a private tour of 1920s Beijing and get the lowdown on the ferocious warlords ruled China during the 20th century. Learn how a bad foot helped the real last Emperor ascend to the throne; discover why the most powerful man in China fell from power and became a common landlord and find out how the "Dogmeat General" earned his nickname.