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Small Group Beijing City Tour

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    Meet your guide after making your own way to Temple of Heaven Park, an urban oasis where people gather to chat, exercise and enjoy the natural world.
    If time allows, your guide may take you through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Temple of Heaven (additional expense), a Ming temple built by the same emperor who built the Forbidden City. Temple of Heaven served as the stage for important rituals performed by the emperor, especially rituals to please the gods who would grant a plentiful harvest and favorable year. Inside the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, your guide shows you acoustical tricks made by the building's structure.
    Upon departing the Temple of Heaven, follow your guide to the subway and ride to Tiananmen Square. From there, a short walk takes you to the Forbidden City, where your guide shares informative details about imperial China as you walk through the vast plaza and marvel at its towering gates and fortified walls, then admire rare treasures and artifacts that offer a glimpse into palace life.
    Next, enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch of noodles or dumplings and take a stroll through Jingshan Park, formerly an imperial garden during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Enjoy a great perspective on the best of Ming Dynasty architecture, including stunning views of the Forbidden City and the ancient heart of Beijing. Your Beijing small-group tour ends in the park in the mid-afternoon, leaving you free to make your way to your next destination.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Ended up being solo on this trip & got all of Emma's attention for the day! Was great to have a local by my side, telling me all the hints and tips to have the best experience in Beijing. She went above & beyond to...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Madi B
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Lily was a professional, expert host who far exceeded my expectations. She made sure we went at our own pace, didn’t rush us, accommodated us, and told us all about the historical sites in detail. She took pictures for us, showed us what we could...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Williamc0402
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    The tour was great, I was on a business trip and had just this one day to tour the city, I feel that I got to know as much as possible with the few time I had. Lucy was knowledgeable and bent over backwards to...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sandree L
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Airport pick up and drop off worked well. The program was tailored for the heat and crowds. Our guide Emma was fantastic. We had a full day getting to know the main sites. Lunch was excellent with our own room. highly recomment to anyone visiting...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Gordon M
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    I had Lily as a guide. She was great. The tour included a walk on the park that hosts the Temple of Heaven, the aforementioned Temple, Tiananmen square, the forbidden city, and a park located behind the forbidden city, which name scapes me. It was...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Raul I
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