My wife and I spent 2 days with Quing in Beijing a couple weeks ago and couldn’t have been happier.
On our 1st day she and her husband(he serves as a driver when needed) took us to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall. We had lunch at a great dumpling restaurant and then we asked her to take us to the Pearl Market. Qing was very helpful as she let us know what fair prices are for items like purses and apparel, about 10-20% of what negotiations start at!!! We also bought some pearls at an upscale store where prices weren’t as negotiable. With her guidance we saved a lot more than what her fee was!!! Quing is a private guide and doesn’t get commissions from shops, so she was very helpful!
We ended out day at the Lama Temple which was also enjoyable.
On our second day we went to the Temple of Heaven, Tienanmen Square, The Forbdden City, and an acrobatics show. We used public transportation on this day which worked great!
My wife and I would have never been able to see as much as Qing showed us on our own. Also, her knowledge is amazing. She is great fun to spend time with and she’s an excellent photographer!
I cannot recommend her more highly. I feel like we made a friend!