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Tian Yi Tea House

Nanchizi Street , | (about 100 mtrs from East gate of Forbidden City), Beijing, China
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  • Excellent5%
  • Very good16%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible79%
20 Jan 2018
“Scam - Locals Steal Your Money”
21 Nov 2017
“How could I be so foolish?”
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Nanchizi Street , | (about 100 mtrs from East gate of Forbidden City), Beijing, China
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

I am super happy to see this place listed here. The establishment has waitresses who pay locals to troll around the Forbidden City gates with a friendly "Hi stranger, welcome to Beijing". By the time they stop talking to you, they have escorted you to...More

Thank peacefulgeek
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Ok, this Tea House employs staff that search Beijing for their next "customers." It is very close to the Forbidden City, which is where I was found. I was approached by two men outside the city, who began to ask me the usual travel questions....More

1  Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Scam scheme, avoid the place, and avoid any "friendly" local that invites you for a tea in any other place.

1  Thank Adi A
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Be aware you get scammed inside. you drink and eat ... after a while they charge you for 100€ or more. to avoid this. never respond to strangers who seems friendly around the forbidden city. and on the shopping street inside beautifull girls are also...More

Thank Curtis C
Reviewed 29 May 2017

Scammed beautifully without a clue of what was taking place. In transit from Rome to Sydney.Decided on a hurried trip to Forbidden City. Heatwave conditions. After 2+ hrs decided to eat at Exit from F.City. Approached by 2 young well dressed Chinese women. "Can we...More

Thank Susan W
Reviewed 12 May 2017

I am also embarrassed reading over these reviews and seeing that I was gullible enough to fall for the same scam. "College students", two young well-dressed, friendly men approached me wanting to talk about the US, took me to this tea shop, and they quickly...More

Thank ahdew
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I went here because some Chinese guy claiming to be a university student said they had good dumplings and he came with me to learn more English . He ordered tea and drinks and the bill ran up to 990 RMB without my approval. I...More

Thank Jerry D
Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

Very much annoyed at myself for being conned was approached by couple young students learning English apparently lol Wanted sit over cup tea got bill for 2170rmb lucky I only had 1000 on me said all I had and walked out students apparently put rest...More

2  Thank Stuart M
Reviewed 22 December 2013

Me and my boyfriend were approached at the forbidden city by two young girls who actually at first seemed genuine In their inquiries about us. Soon, the discussion turned to warming up and having tea together. We had previously been warned but played along with...More

3  Thank Rachel_in_china
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Even though the tea cost about $1000USD, our friendly local guides really understood us as people and assured this was special friend only price. Trying the wallet massage service was a highlight.

2  Thank Eric B
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  • Address: Nanchizi Street , | (about 100 mtrs from East gate of Forbidden City), Beijing, China
  • Location: Asia  >  China  >  Beijing>  > Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
  • Neighbourhood: Tian'anmen / Wangfujing
All information is given and I must warn tripadvisors members not to go their , As a foreigner they will faulsify your credit card billing adding extra zero's I noticed this at signing and they assured me it was correct that they do not have dots One invoice showed 312 RMD ,when the credit card statement came out it was 3125 rmd and another for 128.22 rmd showed up as 12822.00RMD . I strongly advise no one to go there.
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