Old & New Beijing Photo Walk

Old & New Beijing Photo Walk

Saturdays at 2pm

Duration 3 hours

$35 USD per person

Approx. 40 minutes walking

The Essentials:

On this Beijing photo walk, your local guide will show you the best spots, angles, and poses to capture incredible photos at multiple destinations in old and new Beijing. In addition to your own photos, our guide will help you take photos and provide 9 filtered photos after each tour.


3 distinct locations with multiple shots & angles at each destination.

Group Size

Small groups of 2-6 people per tour.

Start & End Location

This tour starts at Chaoyangmen Subway Station. An email will be sent with detailed meeting location details immediately after booking. The tour ends approx. 20 minutes walk from the start location.

Equipment Needed

No special equipment is needed for this tour. Most guests use their mobile phones to take pictures. Cameras of any kind are also welcome and your guide can help you take photos.

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This tour is no longer offered, but we do have other tours in Beijing available.

About This Tour:

Tired of taking the same route to and from the fridge working from home? Is your dog annoyed at being walked 20 times a day? Have you tested positive for missing the outside world? Come and join us on our Beijing photo walk through some of Beijing’s architectural marvels, stretch out those legs, and give your Instagram followers a fresh perspective. 

We’ll start at the most photogenic building in Beijing from a secret angle you’ll never find on your own. From there, we’ll wander through the endless panorama of the Ming Dynasty gardens; its irregular layout is designed to evoke visual surprise and an insatiable curiosity for nature in the mind and soul. Plus a bunch more surprises!

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What You'll Get:

Beijing Old New Photo Walk Guide

Your local guide is also your personal photographer, who is experienced with the best angles, poses, and framing at each location.

Beijing Old New Photo Walk Editied Photos

Get 9 professionally edited pics of yourself after the tour to supplement your own snaps - most guests rack up about 50-100 photos on their own.

Beijing Old New Photo Walk Props

It's not just a background: make use of props and space to engage with each location.

Chengdu Hotpot Food Tour Tea

Get a tea and a water to keep you hydrated on a whole morning in front of the camera.

Photos You'll Take:

Beijing Old New Photo Walk Soho Karate
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Man Fan
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Park Bench Girl
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Wall Flowers
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Soho Hutong
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Soho Couple
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Park Girl
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Red Wall Couple
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Bike Door
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Red Door Couple
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Soho Couple View
Beijing Old New Photo Walk Group Door
Old New Beijing Photo Walk Family on Steps
Old New Beijing Photo Walk Door Mask
Old New Beijing Photo Walk Red Wall Garden

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Customer Reviews:


“What can I say? It was a fantastic day out with my friends and fiancé and we will have those pictures forever now. We were going to pay for a photographer before we left Beijing but the quality of the tour means we didn’t need to. The tour guide (Ruixi) was awesome! She spoke perfect English and had a great sense of humour. Spending 5 hours taking pictures of others must of been hard work but she has so much energy. All I can say is if you want to have an awesome experience of seeing the old and new of Beijing and cherish the memories for a lifetime, this is the tour for you.”

Joshua H

May 2020


“What a fun afternoon!! I did this tour together with my husband and friends and we had an amazing time! I have been on multiple tours with Lost Plate and it’s always a great experience. Our guide was knowledgable and took us to places we hadn’t been yet (I’ve been in BJ for 7 years). Ruixi took the time to take wonderful photos and really knew how to get the best shots. Definitely recommend this tour if you want to see a combination of old and new Beijing!”


May 2020

COVID Travel & Safety in China:

  • China is Open for Tourism: Effective March 2023, Chinese embassies around the world began re-issuing tourist visas for entry into China. Existing, valid, and unexpired visas, regardless of issue date, are also valid – as is visa-free transit in select cities. There are no quarantine or vaccination requirements in China.
  • Flexible Cancellation Policy: We have always offered one of the most flexible cancellation policies in the industry and that hasn’t changed. You are able to reschedule your tour or receive a 100% refund for all cancellations made at least 24 hours before the tour start time. Your reservations with Lost Plate are worry-free.
  • Symptom-Free: We ask that any guide or guest showing symptoms such as fever, cough, or shortness of breath, not join the tour out of respect for other guests and our vendors.
  • Masks: Masks are not required during the tour, but you will occasionally see locals wearing one in public. Free free to wear a mask if you prefer.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Nope! Most guests just bring their phones and are able to take great photos. If you have a favorite camera or device, you are more than welcome to bring those as well. A tripod is not necessary as the lighting is strong and your guide will be able to help you take photographs.

This is a walking tour; let’s just get that out of the way. This tour covers about 3 km/ 1.8 miles by foot, so we recommend leaving the heels at home. This distance is split up between 3 destinations, but you will be on your feet for the duration of the tour. Dress comfortably for the weather and get ready to explore Beijing!

Since capacity is limited, adults and children pay the same price for this tour. Children 3 and under are free.

The tour starts at Chaoyangmen Subway Station. You’ll get the exact address, directions, and transportation details immediately after booking.

The tour ends at a park about a 20 minute walk back to the start location. Your guide will point you in the right direction for wherever you need to go next, or you are welcome to stay at the park as long as you like!

Our minimum is 2 and maximum is 6. There’s no flag to follow, or megaphone, or tacky uniforms. This is a small, intimate group where you’ll get plenty of face time in front of the camera and with your local guide.

This tour lasts about 3 hours, but this can depend on the size of the group.

All of our tours are rain-or-shine, so we suggest you dress for the weather. In rare cases of extreme weather, your guide will cancel the tour and provide a full refund. During times of extreme air pollution (AQI over 400) our tours will run but refunds will be provided if you are unable to join due to health concerns.

Yes we do! If you would like to book a special tour for your organization, group or a special occasion, just contact us and we’ll take care of you.

We have many happy customers who do more than one of our tours in Beijing and across China! We have designed our tours to focus only on destinations and food from each city. This means that each tour, story, and vibe is unique to each tour and there aren’t any repeats.

We encourage you to pick the tours that best fit your itinerary and we offer a 10% discount if booking more than one tour.

We sure do! If you decide to do more than one tour with us we are happy to offer you a 10% discount off your total amount. It doesn’t matter if the tour is in the same city or a different city, we want to keep feeding you as long as you let us. Our online booking system will automatically deduct the discount from your total if booking online at the same time. If you decide to add more tours later, your original confirmation email will include a promo code to use on those bookings.

Bookings cancelled 2 days (48 hours) or more before your tour are fully refundable (100% refund). Bookings cancelled within 48 hours notice are not refundable. Cancellations must be communicated by email to info@lostplate.com or by phone. If you would like to reschedule your tour with less than 48 hours notice, we will need to charge 50% of your total since we are unable to fill your spots at short notice.

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Old & New Beijing Photo Walk


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