Three traditional Beijing date ideas

Celebrate love the lao Beijing way

Whether it's Qixi Jie or you just want to have a date with history as well as your bae, these traditional Beijing activities are sure to break the ice.

Sample a traditional Beijing brunch

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Romantic dinners are so passé. Treat your boo to a bowl of luzhu huoshao this Qixi, a traditional breakfast of lungs, tripe, bowels, pork belly and plenty more. Nothing says ‘you’re my everything’ than a bowl of, well… everything.

Go to a Peking Opera

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Peking Opera, or jingju, is the national art form of China. Head to the Temple Theatre Beijing Opera House any Friday or Saturday for traditional performances full of love, war and vocal acrobatics.

Pay your respects to the Chairman

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From 8am to midday every day (except Monday), visitors can see Mao Zedong’s embalmed body at the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in Tiananmen Square. This is a classic 'kooky date idea' and should be approached with caution.

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