The Mystery of the Dragon Bones Scavenger Hunt

In 1899, the old, distinguished scholar Wang Yirong went into a Beijing pharmacy. Among the usual fare of dried deer penises and tiger paws, he was surprised to see that dragon bones were on sale. Looking closely at these strange fossils, Wang noticed some peculiar characters, and soon he realized that the bones in his hand might not be coming from a dragon. Rather , the characters turned out to be the earliest documented Chinese characters. Wang Yirong determined that the small engravings were indeed around 3000 years old. Ever since, thousands of scholars have tried to break the many riddles these ancient bones contain.

On the Chinese New Year, we challenge you to a scavenger hunt based on the first Chinese documents known today. The Beijing Postcards Scavenger Hunt takes place in the historical shopping district of Dashilar, and you will have to find your answers in the neighborhood's narrow hutong lanes. Your quest will bring you to traditional brush-makers and pharmacies as well as silk, tea, and knife shops.


Price: 300RMB/person (150RMB/person for child aged 16 and under)

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Event Properties

Event date: 01-25-2020 01:30 PM
Event End Date: 01-25-2020 04:30 PM
Capacity Unlimited
Individual Price ¥300.00
Location Yangmeizhu Xiejie 97