Meet your guide in the lobby at 8 a.m. to start the tour from the Chinese Culture Park. There are 56 ethnic groups in China, and 94% are Han people. The rest of them are considered as minorities who have their own culture, language, costume and appearance, as well as houses with their unique characteristics. The theme park is a perfect place to see their architecture, ethnic relics and their traditional performances.
Continue to the Olympic Village to have an exterior look of the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, as well as some other iconic stadiums. The highlight of the tour will be going up the 807-foot (246-meter) Olympic Observation Tower. You will also see the 202 pieces of selected gold artifacts from the Forbidden City, being displayed in the mall hall of the tower.
Lunch will be served in the most famous and popular Dim Sum restaurant frequented by Chinese superstars in Beijing, Jindingxuan. After that, continue to visit the Lama Temple. It was originally a palatial residence built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng. In 1735, Emperor Yongzheng died and his son Qianlong succeeded the throne. He upgraded Yonghegong to the status of an Imperial Palace by replacing the green titles of the roof with yellow ones, for the yellow color was the imperial color in the old days. In 1744, Yonghegong was formally converted into a lamasery with the name Lama Temple.
At the conclusion of your tour, enjoy convenient drop-off back at your hotel.