Day 1: Entry Beijing
Be met by private vehicle and English speaking tour guide from airport. Be transferred to hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure.
Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Roast Duck, Beijing Opera
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am and transferred to Tiananmen Square - the largest downtown square in the world. Then we will enter the Forbidden City,The abode of 24 Ming and Qing emperors of the celestial Empire, the forbidden city is a fittingly awe-inspiring sight, Enclosed behind it’s moat and 9.9m high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters, It’s alleged that as many as 1,000,000 workers and 100,000 artisans participated in the construction of this imperial palace, which began in 1406 and was completed in 1420 during the reign of Ming dynasty, the last emperor Puyi, left the Forbidden city in 1924,11 years after his abdication and the establishment of the Republic of China, after Puyi’s departure, the Forbidden city, which had long been off-limits to most mortals, was opened to the public, Hence its current Chinese name, gugong bowuyuan, meaning ‘the palace Museum’.
After lunch in local restaurant, visit Temple of Heaven.The temple of heaven served Ming and Qing dynasty emperors as a vast sacred space to perform ceremonial rites on behalf of the Chinese nation, the layout of the compound reflects its religious purpose and so adheres to geomantic precepts, for instance, the northern end of the park is curved while the southern end is square, reflecting the traditional Chinese conception of heaven as round and earth as square. Likewise, the park gates are located at the four cardinal points. After typical Chinese dinner be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour.
Taste Beijing Roast Duck for Dinner. Beijing Roast Duck is delicious food in Beijing. Eating Peking duck is seen to be one of the two things you are absolutely supposed to do while in Beijing.
After dinner, we will enjoy Beijing Opera in theatre. Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts. It presents an encyclopedia of Chinese culture as well as unfolding stories, beautiful paintings, exquisite costumes and graceful gestures. Be transferred back to your hotel after the whole day tour. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tombs
Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, and then drive to the Great Wall Badaling is situated at the very top of the mountain to the north of Guangou Valley. There is a narrow path leading to the top of the two precipitous mountains. the Badaling Great wall is built in between two mountains and was constructed to be a communications center. North of Badaling, you can travel to Kangzhuang, Huailai, datong and Zhangjiakou; to the east, you can reach Yongning, Sihai and Miyun; to the south you can go to Beijing city proper via Changping, Since the traffic is nice, so it is called Badaling (Eight Prominent Peaks).
Drive 30 minutes to Ming Tombs The tombs of 13 Ming dynasty emperors and their consorts are scattered in a gorgeous valley 45km northwest of Beijing, all but three of the Ming emperors lies in Nanjing, the tomb of the second emperor remains unknown as he had his throne usurped by his uncle and another emperor was considered illegitimate and wasn’t given the honor of an imperial tomb. Includes: (B, L).
Day 4: Beijing Hutong, Lama Temple, Summer Palace
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am and transferred to Beijing Hutong .A tour to Beijing Rear Lake area(Shi Cha Lake). visitors will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by rickshaws bicycle ride, across many narrow streets, Hutong tour lasts for about 2 hours, led by local guide, visitors will visit the typical Chinese quadrangles, where you can experience the real life of ordinary people live in Beijing, and pass many famous old building, like the drum tower, Silver Bridge, etc.
Then we will visit Lama Temple. The lama temple is an island of Buddhism is the heart of the concrete jungle, Monks in wine-colored robes live, study and pray in its pleasant gardens and halls, Decorated with delicate scrolls and massive icons, its building are a hybrid of Tibetan, Mongolian and Han architectural st les, the lama temple is a tranquil spot, except during the spring festival(Chinese new year)when it seems all of China’s Buddhists throng its altars to burn bushels of incense and pray for good fortune. After lunch in local restaurant, visit Summer Palace. the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. Visit it for about 2 hours. Includes: (B, L).
Visit scenic spots:
- East palace gate
- The hall of benevolence and longevity
- Hall of jade billows
- The hall of joyful longevity
- The covered walkway
- The marble boat, etc
Day 5: See Panda, Departure
Be picked up from hotel at 08:30 am. Visit Beijing Zoo to see Great Wall Panda. Beijing Zoo was built in 1906 and opened to the public in 1908,Now the Beijing zoo covers an area of 90 Hectares, is China’s largest treasure house of animals and birds and has become one of the ten biggest zoos in the world. Include those for pandas, elephants, brown and polar bears, tigers, hippopotami, rhinoceros, antelopes, giraffes and reptiles, the zoo currently houses more than 5,500 animals from over 650 species, Among them are giant pandas, golden monkeys, addaxes, tigers, elks, yaks, precious brids, such as hippopotami, zebras, giraffes, chimpanzees, lions and antelopes from Africa, parrots from south America, birds and kangaroos from Australia, polar bears from the Arctic, bisons from Europe and Asian apes.Be transferred to airport for departure. Includes: (B, L).
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