Whether it's Qixi Jie
or you just want to have a date with history as well as your bae, these traditional Beijing activities are sure to break the ice.
Sample a traditional Beijing brunch
Romantic dinners are so passé. Treat your boo to a bowl of luzhu huoshao
, a traditional breakfast of lungs, tripe, bowels, pork belly and plenty more. Nothing says ‘you’re my everything’ than a bowl of, well… everything.
Go to a Peking Opera
Pay your respects to the Chairman
From 8am to midday every day (except Monday), visitors can see Mao Zedong’s embalmed body at the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall
in Tiananmen Square
. This is a classic 'kooky date idea' and should be approached with caution.