Beijing Immersion by The PuXuan
An Homage to The Past
The PuXuan Hotel and Spa celebrates the rich history of our local and bring the past to life by perpetuating the heritage of Chinese culture and arts.
We yearn to protect and pass on the heritage through a celebration of the present. For our guests to both enjoy and be part of.
For customisations or to arrange trips, please contact the Butler team at Front Office or call +86 10 5393 6688.
Confucius was a 6th century B.C. Chinese philosopher, writer and politician who was of such great historical significance that a shrine dedicated to him was built in 1306, next to the Imperial Academy (GuoZiJian) – a training ground for court officials, which remained China’s highest seat of learning until the end of the imperial rule. Walk the paths of the ancient imperial scholars, examine stone carvings with names of scholars whose achievements in the imperial examinations did not go unrecognised, and gain insights into the life of the controversial figure whose doctrines on compassion, filial piety and duty have influenced people across the world.
Price: RMB 1,100 per couple Duration: 3.5 hours Additional information: 48-hour advance notice is required Butler tip: Don’t leave Beijing without visiting WuDaoYing Hutong, a picturesque alley with cool retail spaces, teahouses, restaurants and cafes and the YongHeGong Temple, a former official court eunuch residence-turned-Tibetan temple, both located a short walk away.
One of the oldest shopping streets in Beijing, established during the Ming and Qing dynasties, QianMen DaJie has a 600-year history as a commercial centre and is today a pedestranised area. Nearby, the hutongs of DaShiLar is home to a treasure trove of sights, stories and historical facts. You will discover Beijing’s narrowest hutong and arguably one of its hippest on this expert-led tour, giving you not only an insight into the city’s fascinating past – but also access to the trendy local boutiques, traditional craft shops and some of the best third-wave coffee places in Beijing.
Price: RMB 980 per couple Duration: 3.5 hours Additional information: 48-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: The Beijing Railway Museum, located in the historic former QianMen Railway Station, and the Beijing Planning Exhibition Hall are some under-the-radar museums located in QianMen that are worth exploring if you have time.
Stories & Supper in Beijing
See Beijing from a different perspective and be charmed by its multi-faceted night time splendour. Uncover stories and lesser-known facts behind historic sites such as The Forbidden City or architectural feats including the Beijing National Stadium, affectionately called ‘Bird’s Nest’ and National Aquatics Centre, also known as the ‘Water Cube’. End the evening at the perpetually bustling GuiJie or Ghost Street, where an array of delicious regional street food awaits.
Price: RMB 980 per couple Duration: 4 hours Additional information: 24-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: If this is your first time eating local cuisine, we recommend to go light on the spices. If you are still hungry after the trip, The PuXuan Club offers 24-hour access with a variety of home-styled food and beverage offerings.
Despite a rich history of over a thousand years, traditional Chinese medicine remains one of the world’s most mysterious healing met hods. A bowl of herbal concoction or a silver needle often has immediate and seemingly magical results. Delve into the world of this ancient practice through a private consultation with a leading Chinese medicine practitioner, who will examine your health conditions using traditional methods of diagnosis and through herbal prescriptions tailored to your constitution, restore you to optimal health.
Price: RMB 1,750 per person Duration: 2.5 hours Additional information: 72-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: After the consultation, enjoy a bespoke spa ritual at UR SPA, inspired by modern science and ancient healing. The result-driven treatments will revitalise and enhance your well-being.
Great Wall from the Sky
A trip to Beijing will not be complete without a visit to the world’s largest man-made structure, spanning over 8,800 kilometres long. Let our experts bring you on a journey less travelled where you will experience spectacular views of one of the Seven Wonders of the World through an exclusive helicopter tour. As you soar through the sky, you will be struck by the incredible beauty of this architectural masterpiece and its vast surrounds, the perfect setting for a proposal or celebratory occasion.
Price: RMB 4,420 per couple (Badaling)
RMB 5,980 per couple (Mutianyu)
Duration: 8 hours Additional information: 24-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: Experiencing the Great Wall on foot is a test of fortitude and endurance. Our team will be happy to recommend or make arrangements for you to visit locations off-the-beaten track.
Relics City River Channels
Plenty of legends and stories among the old river systems of the ancient city. A lots of historic information will be exclusive to disclose. The stories about the most famous Hutong and the bridge which located on the central axis of Beijing city since Yuan dynasty（1271-1368）. A river underneath flowed since Kublai Khan stepped into Beijing city until time come up to now.
The trip will show you Wanning bridge, Temple of God of fire, Maoer Hutong and relic river channels.
Price: RMB 1,180 per couple Duration: 4 hours Additional information: 24-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: After many years of research, our researchers have located and restored this important transportation trail that was indispensable in ancient Beijing, where you can see the real life of the hutong.
National Museum of China
A must attraction of history enthusiasts.The exhibition of Ancient ChinaEnjoy an immersive study and exploration though the 306447 pieces of cultural relics on display.Time flies as the speed of light when we face to the relics here，the guide will make time slow down by the professional explanation.The thought-provoking pictures will constant producing in our mind,and everyone could back to the time when the items were made.nothing more important than the time we have here when we try to feel the breath of cultural relics.
The trip will show you the Exhibition of Ancient China which located on the B2 of national Museum.
Price: RMB 1,180 per couple Duration: 4 hours Additional information: 72-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: This is a brief history of China tour, it will allow you to a short time to better understand the Chinese nation.
The Capital Museum
If everyone talking about the stories of Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties what have happened in Beijing, we could introduce you about what were happened when human beings start to live here since 700,000 years ago, we could help you to learn about the history of city construction concepts since 3,000 years ago, we could share you more details about history of to be a capital city since 800 years ago until now in Beijing.
This is a great place to know about the land where you stay now.
Price: RMB 1,180 per couple Duration: 4 hours Additional information: 72-hour advance notice is required Butler Tip: If you like Beijing and want to know more about Beijing's history, this program is not to be missed. It will let you know the culture, people and history of Beijing.