Why do Chinese zombies bounce? Who hanged himself next to Emperor Chongzhen behind the Forbidden City? And why is the ghost of the tragic Bell Tower Lady always saying thank you?
In order to learn the answers to all these questions and many more besides, sign up for Beijing’s first ever Ghost Tour and explore the haunted hutongs around Prince Gong’s Palace.
Discover what tragic death inspired the
creation of Chinese shadow puppetry, and see for yourself just how scary this ancient art form can be.
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Pricing Summary (prices in Chinese Renminbi per person)
* Under 14 years old.
- Public Beijing Ghost Tours (2 hours) availability can be seen by clicking here.
- Private Beijing Ghost Tours (2 hours) can be scheduled for your group at any time you like but require a minimum of 3 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof).
- Select Ghost Tours (2.5 hours) are led by Newman Tours’ most experienced native English speaking guides, and guarantee the provision of an iPad to enhance the content of your tour. They can start at any time you want, and feature exclusive content described in red italics in the Tour Schedule below. Select Tours require a minimum of 3 adult guests (or the financial equivalent thereof).
- Full Terms & Conditions are listed at the bottom of this page.
- The Standard Meeting Point for Public & Private Beijing Ghost Tours is outside Exit B of North Beihai Metro Station 北海北地铁站B出口外面 (on Dianmen Xi Dajie, near the intersection with Sanzuoqiao Hutong - 在地安门西大街上，靠近三座桥胡同).
- Meeting Point Directions
with instructions provided in
both English and Chinese
can be viewed here or
- We Recommend
that you use the
bilingual Meeting Point
(which we can also
send you in the form
of a text if you send
us your mobile
number) to find
this easily located
meeting point using
the Beijing metro
system or via taxi.
-Please Note that the
Beijing Ghost Tour is a
fun and interactive tour
that uses local ghost stories, comic props, and tongue-in-cheek humour to teach guests about the lesser known side of Beijing’s history in an entertaining way. If you would prefer a more traditional history tour then please instead consider our Forbidden City Tour or
Terms and Conditions
• Tours should be booked and confirmed at least four hours in advance.
• Newman Tours reserves the right to cancel tours by informing confirmed attendees at least four hours in advance.
• Newman Tours reserves the right to start its tours on time, and will not wait for guests more than ten minutes after the scheduled start time of their tours.
• Guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult guardian.
• Newman Tours reserves the right to request proof of student or child status in the form of valid identification.
• Proof of payment receipts available if requested in advance free of charge.
• Tour prices are not inclusive of tax invoices, which if required cost an additional 15% on top of the total cost of the tour.
• Public and Private Tour Payments should be made in Chinese Renminbi at the end of the tour.
• Tours do not include accommodation, transportation, food, drink and other non-tour guide related fees unless otherwise stated.
• Newman Tours reserves the right to alter the Tour Schedule listed above as a result of bad weather or location inaccessibility. In doing so it will do its upmost to ensure that equally high quality alternative content is provided.
• Newman Tours reserves the right to refuse people permission to attend and if necessary remove them from their tours if they are intoxicated, aggressive or offensive.
• Guests who take part in Newman Tours Tours must have their own health and safety insurance.
• Guests who take part in Newman Tours do so entirely at their own risk.
Learn about China’s Tomb Sweeping Festival
and burn ghost money for the dead.
Find out why ghosts are so scared of this angry bearded man.
Featuring bouncing zombies, a ghost wedding, your chance to burn money for the dead, and lots of things that go bump in the night, this highly interactive tour provides an entertaining and unique way of learning about the history and culture of Beijing that is suitable for all the family.
- Find out why the Beijing Metro is so heavily haunted between the hours of 11pm and 1am, and see a video clip of one of its most infamous ghosts.
- Learn about the differences between Chinese and Western Ghosts, and find out how to exorcise a haunted Chinese house.
Find out why the official pictured above was Emperor Qianlong’s favourite, and learn about the terrible fate he suffered after his protector passed away.
- Recreate some of the most horrifying torture techniques used in Ancient China including bamboo and water torture.
- Discover why Chinese zombies bounce and learn how they were used to smuggle drugs. Then see a video clip on your native English speaking guide’s iPad showing how to incapacitate them.
- Guests on the Select Ghost Tour will also get the exclusive opportunity to see both sides of the very hairy ghost of Mrs. Li.
- Learn about Empress Dowager Cixi’s favourite eunuch and discover how his ghost is now punished for his evil deeds by the gods.
- On a good day Concubine Daji made men dance bare foot on the surface of red hot drums. But wait till you hear what she did when she was in a bad mood.
Guests on the Select Ghost Tour will also get the chance to see a Bouncing Chinese Zombie.
- Participate in a Ghost Wedding and see for yourself what wonderful gifts people burn to keep their ancestors happy.
- Learn about the most famous haunted house in Beijing, and find out why the ghost that haunts it is always smashing things and screaming.
- Learn about Tombsweeping Festival, and make your very own offering to the dead in a chalk circle.
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The Beijing Ghost Tour
• Eat delicious Chinese dishes while learning about local superstitions and legends surrounding your food.
• Put your future in the hands of the Gods with ancient Chinese Fortune Sticks
*Under 14 years old
Pricing Summary (prices in Chinese Renminbi per person)
Optional Ghost Festival Dinner Schedule
All of that ghost hunting builds up quite an appetite, so why not also sign up for our Ghost Festival Dinner? You will not only get the opportunity to try delicious Chinese food, but also get to experience a unique Chinese tradition that involves inviting the dead to your dinner table, and also having your fortune read by Chinese gods.
Experience a Ghost Festival dinner in the company of a Spirit from the realm of the hungry ghosts.