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Beijing private tour to the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer Palace

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$70.00
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2 travelers
What to Expect
08:00 Visit the Temple of Heaven

09:30 Visit the Tiananmen Square & the Forbidden City

12:30 Lunch

14:30 Visit Summer Place

16:30 Drive back to Hotel

Itinerary

Today our guide will pick you up early and leave for the Temple of Heaven. Temple of Heaven was described as a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates Chinese cosmogony. Nowadays the grounds surrounding the temple are filled with Beijingers of all ages, who come to practice tai chi and dancing, and take part in all kinds of recreational activities. We join them for morning exercise before proceeding on a tour of the temple itself. From there, we proceed to Tiananmen Square. As the world’s largest central city square, it is a symbolic center of China universe, it is said that no one could rule China without first gaining control of the square. It is surrounded by important buildings, among them the National Museum and the Great Hall of the People (the Chinese parliament), both were built in 1959 to celebrate 10 years foundation of the people’s republic of China. At the heart of the square there is a mausoleum for Chairman Mao, who reshaped the country, leading the People’s Republic of China from its foundation in 1949 until his death in 1976. We then proceed on foot to the Forbidden City, so called is because it is off-limit to common people in ancient time; it is home to 24 emperors in 505 years in Ming and Qing dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. In the afternoon, we make a visit to the Summer Palace as a royal palace where Princess Dowager Cixi and the emperors once lived and handled court affairs, accepted laudations, and received foreign diplomats. Whether you are coming to whizz across its frozen lake in winter, soak up some sun in the spring or summer, or admire its splendid autumn colors, the palace makes for a fantastic day out.

Included
• Private English-speaking guide
• Private car/bus
• Tickets mentioned on th itinerary
• Lunch

 Excluded
• International travel insurance (you should purchase your own policy in your home country)
• Accommodation – if you want us to book hotels for you, please let your agent know
• Tips for your guide and driver
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Important Information
Departure Point
Centrally Beijing Hotel
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10h
Inclusions
  • Lunch with a glass of soft drink
  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip private transfer
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Accommodation
  • items that not mentioned in the itinerary
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • From Tiananmen Suare to the Forbidden City there is a small amount of walking is involved
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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  • Jingjian Travel
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant confirmation
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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