DAILY LOCAL BUS TOURS TO
Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven,
and Summer Palace
Was RMB685 or
with NO shopping stop
(TUE, THU, SAT)
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TOUR B1: Beijing Daily Bus Day Tour
- Glory of Imperial Beijing
Tour to Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace.
no shopping stop!
the mid-1700s, the Imperial Chinese Empire was the most advanced
nation on Earth. Its culture, cuisine, and architecture were
unmatched anywhere in the world. On this tour, you will see how
the Chinese gained that glowing reputation. This tour highlights
the pinnacle of Chinese civilization, and the sights you will
see today are renowned for their magnificence. Today you will
see the absolute best Beijing has to offer. You will be awed by
the colossal setting of the
Forbidden City (the home of the Chinese emperor for over 400
years), the holiness of the
Temple of Heaven (where the emperor performed his sacred
rites for heaven worship), and the grace and beauty of the
Palace (the largest preserved
classical Chinese garden). This tour also involves an
at a Chinese
· Experience Beijing’s
wondrous and glorious past with a tour that includes visits to
Temple of Heaven.
Free hotel pick-up and
drop-off is included!
· Free lunch is included!
Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
hotel pick-up & drop-off!
* We usually pick up from hotels in the central and eastern
districts of Beijing. If you stay in the western districts such as Haidian,
or in the airport area of Shunyi, you may be asked
to take subway or taxi in order to join us in downtown Beijing. We can
pick you up separately with additional 100 yuan for a private
transfer. This is to make
sure our bus can leave Beijing before the stifling morning rush hours. Thank
you for your cooperation!
* Please understand that there is
absolutely NO shoping buy stop.
will be picked up from your Beijing hotel between
7:30am-8:00am by your English-speaking guide and
driver, and from there we will proceed to drive to
the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City is the
largest surviving palace complex in the world, and
served the former home of the emperors of the Ming
and Qing Dynasty. The Forbidden City is one of the
greatest attractions in the world. Built by the
third Ming emperor between 1406-1422, the Forbidden
City served as the official residence to the Emperor
of China until the last emperor, Puyi, was forced to
evacuate in 1924. The Forbidden City is divided into
two parts. The southern section, or the Outer Court
was where the emperor exercised his supreme power
over the nation. The northern section, or the Inner
Court, was where he lived with his royal family.
Consisting of 980 buildings and with 8,707 bays of
rooms, the Forbidden City is the best example of
classical Chinese architecture in the world, and is
a wonder to behold.
Following a Chinese lunch we’ll
then walk across the street to
the Temple of Heaven Park. The complex was visited
by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for
annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good
harvest. The Temple of Heaven Park is best known for
the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an iconic
building famed for its magnificent triple-gabled
circular roof. You will also have an opportunity to
walk the same imperial walkway that the same
emperors walked hundreds of years ago in their holy
rites. You will also see Beijing’s senior citizens
using the park grounds for everything from tai chi
and ballroom dancing to bullwhip practice!
we’ll drive to the northwest of the city in order to visit
the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace served as the royal
family’s retreat from the Forbidden City. The Summer Palace
is ranked amongst the most noted and classical gardens of
the world. In 1998, UNESCO listed it as one of the World
Heritage Sites. Like most of the gardens of Beijing, it
could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French allied
force of 1860 and was destroyed by fire. In 1888, Empress
Dowager Cixi embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it for her
own benefit, changing its name to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan).
She spent most of her later years there, dealing with state
affairs and entertaining. Highlights not to be missed
include climbing up Longevity Hill, viewing the Empress
Dowager Cixi’s extravagant Marble Boat, and talking a walk
down Suzhou jie, a canal meant to resemble the beautiful
river city of Suzhou.
You will be dropped off at your
hotel, arriving no later than 6:00pm.