• Temple of Heaven
• Forbidden City
• Summer Palace
• Lama Temple
• Traditional Opera
• Hutong Tour
• Personal and Innovative Tour
• Without Hidden Costs
Join the 2 day Beijing tour to explore Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City and Summer Palace in private
In the early morning, after breakfast, we will go to the Temple of Heaven for a Tai Chi lesson with a local teacher. Tai Chi, or Taijiquan in Chinese, is an outstanding gem of traditional Chinese culture that is valuable in promoting health, developing combat and self-defense skills, and improving concentration and overall well-being.
Then we will get to tour the Temple of Heaven. The Temple was the venue for the Ming and Qing emperors to offer sacrifices to the Heaven and pray for harvest. This temple was built in the 18th year during the reign of the Ming Emperor Yongle in 1420.
Next we`ll head to the Baigongfang Handcrafts where visitors cannot only feast their eyes on Beijing`s traditional handicrafts, but also see how the masterpieces are created by the magic hands of the masters. Here we will learn to paint theatrical masks. "Baigongfang" literally means "a workshop for 100 kinds of handicrafts."
After lunch, we we`ll follow in the footsteps of emperors, court ministers and eunuchs and head south to the magnificent and colorful Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also called Imperial Palace Museum, is located in the very heart of Beijing. It remained the residence of the emperors for nearly five hundred years, from the 15th century to the early 20th century, and was the actual and symbolic seat of imperial power.
Popularly known as the Forbidden City, it was built in the Ming Dynasty between the 4th and the 18th years of the Yongle period (1406 - 1420 AD). Many of the buildings of the Palace have been repaired and rebuilt, but their basic form and layout remain in their original state.
In the morning, we will visit Lama temple and Huiling community services. Lama Temple, also called Yonghe Lamasery, is the best-preserved lamasery in existence in China today. It was first established during the Qing Dynasty as the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince, and it was also the birthplace of Emperor Qianlong, the son of Emperor Yongzheng.
Then we will start our Hutong tour. Hutong has a long history in Beijing. As the Forbidden City is the symbol of China`s royal family, the Hutongs in Beijing show the real life of the common people. When you visit Hutong by rickshaw, you could really taste the life of common people in Beijing. Lotus Market, located in Houhai area, famous for old hutong and modern bars.
After lunch, take you to visit Summer Palace. Summer Palace is located in a northwestern suburb of Beijing, it is an immense park containing some Chinese traditional architecture and arts. It was built and served as a royal garden during the Qing Dynasty. It exhibits the quintessence of the Chinese classical landscape gardening.
The halls, the pavilions, the corridors, the pagodas, the bridges and the water were elaborately arranged. The long Corridor is one of the most exquisite structures in the garden. It is over 700 meters long and decorated with thousands of Chinese traditional paintings.
After dinner, we will drive back to the hotel.
In the late evening, we will go to watch a Chinese opera performance.