Day 1: Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven.
- The Tian'anmen Square: is the spiritual heart of the world's most populous country, occupy an area of 44 hectares (440,000 square meters),big enough to hold (half) a million people. On October 1st, 1949, Mao climbed atop the 'gate of Heavenly Peace', which gives the square it's name, to proclaim the foundation of the people's Republic of China. On the square's north end is the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which leads towards the Forbidden City, in the centre of the square is the 40m-high Monument to the People's Heroes., chairman mao's mausoleum, on the square's east side house is Chinese history and revolution Museum, on the west is the Great Hall of the People.
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'.
- The 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. Then go to traditional Dwelling Compounds tea house planted Crabapple flower take a rest, free taste different kinds of Chinese Tea, enjoy long history Tea culture of China. Enjoy a Peking Duck Banquet for dinner. In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), enjoy the Peking Opera Show. Includes: (L, D).
Day 2: Full day trip to the Great Wall and Ming Tomb.
Go to visit famous cloisonne factory or jade factory on the way to Great Wall.The great wall snakes its way across northern China, from the yellow sea and past the Gobi Desert for some 6000Km, it's a remarkable place of engineering and is the most famous symbol of China. the genesis of the Great wall dates to the warring States period from 475 to 221 BC, when Chinese feudal kingdoms built earthen ramparts to defend against nomadic invaders. The sections of the Great wall near Beijing were renovated during the Ming dynasty.
- TheMing Tomb: 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. In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), enjoy the Chinese Acrobat, or Chinese Kongfu show, choose one show from these three options, depending on your interest. Includes: (L).
Day 3: Visit of the historic Hutong area,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.
After lunch, go to visit pearl factory to enjoy pearl history in china. There you will learn how to distinguish real pearl with fake pearl. Visit the Summer Palace. The Summer palace is a wonderful place to explore, as long ago as the Yuan dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in the scenic area, but the summer palace didn't take on its present appearance until the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. He deepened the park's manmade lake and added building to serve as a “country home' for his mother, though it would be the Empress Dowager Cixi who would have the biggest impact on the palace's appearance. Transfer back to your hotel.
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