Our guide will come to your hotel (lobby area) or any other indicated address to begin the tour from there. If you stay outside of the city area(4th ring road), please email us we get the update price
Temple of heaven (1.5 hours)
The Temple of Heaven is a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations.Construction of the Temple of Heaven was begun in the year 1406 during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle. It took 14 years to complete.It is the largest extant sacrificial temple in China. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, it was the site of imperial sacrifices to Heaven. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to “the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.”The siting, planning, and architectural design of the Temple of Heaven as well as the sacrificial ceremony and associated music were based on ancient tenets relating numbers and spatial organisation to beliefs about heaven and its relationship to people on earth, mediated by the emperor as the ‘Son of Heaven’. Other dynasties built altars for the worship of heaven but the Temple of Heaven in Beijing is a masterpiece of ancient Chinese culture and is the most representative work of numerous sacrificial buildings in China.
Tian’anmen square (30 minutes)
At the heart of modern Beijing is the huge empty space almost a kilometer long and half a kilometer wide known as Tiananmen Square, after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) on its north side leading into the Forbidden City.The square is able to accommodate half a million people at one time,it is the largest city central square in the world.
On and around the Square have the National Museum of China;Mao Zedong Memorial Hall; Great Hall of the People;Monument to the People’s Heroes.Also the Tian’anmen gate which have Mao’s painting on.
The Forbidden City (2 hours)
The Forbidden City was built between 1406 and 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. It had been the imperial home of 24 emperors of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. From their throne in the Forbidden City, they governed the country by holding court sessions with their ministers, issuing imperial edicts and initiating military expeditions.
After the republican revolution in 1911, the youngest and last emperor of the Qing Dynasty, then still a child, abdicated the next year. But he, his family and their entire entourage were allowed to stay in the palaces. They were finally expelled by republican troops in 1924. It has been the Palace Museum to the public since 1950. The Forbidden City is one of the largest and best-preserved palace complexes in the world. There are over a million rare and valuable objects in the Museum.
Lunch in the Local restaurant (40 minutes)
Ride to the Summer Palace (40 minutes hours)
The Summer Palace (1.5 hours)
The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
The 100-odd examples of traditional architecture in the park include pavilions, terraces, temples, pagodas, waterside gazebos, covered corridors, stone bridges and the famous marble boat. The palace occupies a total area of 290 hectares, three quarters of which is made up of shallow lakes.
Heading back to city and drive pass by the olympic park stop for photos (1 hour)
Transfer back to your hotel in city
|Number of participants||Transportation||Total|
|3 adults||7 seats van||$110|
|4 adults||7 seats van||$95|
|5 adults||7 seats van||$90|
|6 adults||12 seats van||$85|
|7 adults||12 seats van||$80|
|more||Please contact us for quotation|