Our first ‘do it yourself’ tour: take part any day, any time, but be part of something bigger!
Like Christmas morning when you’re 8, or the end of a global pandemic when you’re, well, anyone – the best things in life seem to be a long time coming.
After almost three months of work, we are pleased as punch to announce the launch of Bespoke’s very exciting, very grand, very epic… Beihai Park Scavenger Hunt!
Our first ‘do-it-yourself’ tour comes in the form of a stylish booklet that will guide you through the capital’s oldest park, challenging you to find the answers to clues as you go, and slowly revealing Beihai’s incredible thousand-year history, hidden corners, and biggest secrets!
So whether you’re a family looking for something fun to do together; a group of friends keen to compete with each other for all out glory; or a couple wanting to uncover some of Beijing’s hidden gems – it’s the perfect day out. And given the current situation, it’s also the best ‘social distancing’ activity you could ask for. No lines, no crowds, no risk – just you and your gang free to roam around Beihai’s 70 hectares of spectacular scenery.
The best part? We’re inviting you to compete against everyone else in the city for the highest score. Not only will you get the chance to be added to Bespoke’s online leader board, but you’ll also be in with the chance to win a staycation at The Opposite House – our grand prize!
Whether you’re a family looking for something fun to do together; a group of friends keen to compete with each other for all out glory; or a couple wanting to uncover some of Beijing’s hidden gems – it’s the perfect day out
The cost? A mere 150RMB per booklet, including vouchers offering discounts and freebies worth hundreds of RMB at some of Bespoke’s favourite spots around town, including Jing Yaa Tang, HULU, Plastered T-Shirts, Jing-A and SUSU.
Did you know that Beihai Park boasts the smallest walled city on earth? Or that its iconic white dagoba hides the bones of dead monks? How about the fact that one of China’s most famous propaganda films was shot here, or that Emperor Qianlong built an enormous mountain (yes a mountain) inside one of the halls on the north shore?
Did you know that Emperor Qianlong built an enormous mountain (yes a mountain) inside one of the halls on the north shore
Beihai might just be one of Beijing’s most underrated sights – this is your chance to see it in a new light, and learn the real story of what must surely be one of the world’s most magnificent parks. So what are you waiting for? Snap up your copy now!
More details + How to purchase
For the first time, this experience has been created in English and Chinese so that everyone can take part. The Scavenger Hunt should take around 4 hours and is suitable for all ages (though children under 6 years old may tire before the end).
English-language booklet (150 RMB)
Secure payment link (accepts all payment methods) here: https://yoopay.cn/pay/88932900
Chinese-language booklet (150RMB)
Secure payment link (accepts all payment methods) here: https://yoopay.cn/pay/90880658
*Booklets will be delivered direct to your door, provided you let us know your address in Chinese when you pay.
Please also keep in mind that due to the virus situation, Beihai Park entrance tickets must be booked at least one day in advance of your visit, and you will be required to select either morning or afternoon as your entry time, and bring your passports along. Chinese residents can book online, while foreign passport holders must call ahead to give their details. Email us for more info before purchasing your Scavenger Hunt booklet if you have any concerns: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And finally, thank you!
Some things that are easier than running a travel company during a global pandemic:
- Riding a Mobike along the Great Wall
- Knowing the appropriate way to discharge a sneeze while wearing a face mask in public
- Beating a Chinese grandma at mahjong
- Starting a Zoom call without saying ‘can you hear me?’ five times first
- Eating noodles with a single chopstick
In short, it’s not an easy job at the moment, so when you buy a Scavenger Hunt booklet, or get a group of friends together to take part, or share details of it with others, you’re helping us out more than you know. We’re proud to have teamed up with one of our absolute favourites for this project – The Opposite House – and together, along with the venues that have kindly contributed to our voucher booklet, we hope you’ll continue to support local businesses.
From the bottom of our hearts here at Bespoke, thank you! Now, go buy it!
For questions about the Scavenger Hunt, please email email@example.com