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Hi, I'm Lin Chang!

Beijing · Male

History & CultureCity Sightseeing
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About Me

I am a Beijing native. For as long as I can remember, I have been mesmerized by the history behind every hutong and lane in my home city. It's captivating to learn the about the people, culture, artifacts, and architecture behind all the small, forgotten places in Beijing, because even though they aren’t the Forbidden palace, many of them have a much longer and more intimate history. Most amazing to me is that even after a lifetime of searching for the forgotten histories of Beijing’s Hutongs, I still manage to find new facts, stories and info that add so much to my appreciation of the colorful lanes and courtyards.

My Experiences

As a Beijinger who’s passion is the local culture and history of her city, I know a ton of information and secret places all over the city to explore. Whether it’s fun stories or unofficial histories, I have lots of knowledge about the past and present lives of Beijing’s residents, and I love to share them! I consider myself a Hutong expert, and know many of their residents personally. If you love to get an authentic experience and learn all about the local lore and societies of the cities you travel to, then I’m definitely the guide for you!
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Chinese
Fluent
English
Conversational

My Impression

knowledgeablereligious cultureprofessionalocal

Tours Given

39

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Language Competency Levels

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These descriptions should reflect the level of competency of the working language of a guide.

Basic

-You understand simple phrases and can communicate only basic ideas. These basic ideas include: Greetings, yes, no, simple directions, telling the time. You can express yourself but only to a certain point. You are able to readand write with limited comprehension, and repeat yourself more than once.

Conversational

-You are able to better express yourself and give clearer explanations and directions. You can read and understand most information and are able to read it back to the Traveler in a way that he or she can understand. You may have to repeat yourself more than once.

Advanced

- You can write, read, and speak with very few errors. Communication is clear and you have excellent control over the language. You can translate fromyour language to the other quickly and you very rarely repeat yourself. You can express yourself and can talk about more abstract things; science, politics, philoophy, history, without any problems.

Fluent

- You have native* control of the language. You articulate clearly and effectively, and you do not have to translate between your language and the other. You make few, if any, grammatical mistakes. Linguistic expression comes naturally and you have no problems working in that language.

* Native control means you speak as if you were a native speaker of that language; you have grown up with, been educated in, and spoken that language your entire life

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Hi, I'm Lin Chang! Contact me if you want to know more about me or if you have anything you want to inquire from me. I'll reply you within one business day.

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