Although famous for its historical past, the ever growing and developing Beijing is also an important city in today’s modern China. This tour allows you a glimpse of Beijing of the past and a look at Beijing of the present. Mutianyu is one of best preserved parts of the Great Wall. Located approximately 70 kilometres from the city, it was built as part of the defense for the Capital and the imperial tombs. The section of the wall that can be seen today was built during the Ming Dynasty.
This is followed by a visit to the Ming Tombs. Located at the foot of Tianshou Mountain and covering an area of 80 square metres, the Ming Tombs is the site of the mausoleums of thirteen of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Beijing was the host of the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. The Beijing National Stadium was the venue for the games and is affectionately called the ‘Bird’s Nest’ because of its appearance. The National Aquatics Center was the venue for the swimming events at the games. More commonly known as the “Water Cube” because the exterior appears to be covered by bubbles.
Meeting/ Pick up point: Near Hotel.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start or opening time: 8.00am.
End or closing time: 4.00pm.
Languages: English speaking guide.
PRICE 95 USD
Full Day Historic Tour; Forbidden City, Tiananmen And Temple Of Heaven
On this tour we will visit Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. As the largest city square in the world, Tiananmen Square is the first “must-see” tourist attraction for Chinese and foreign visitors. The Forbidden City, actually a “nick-name” for the imperial Palace, was the political center of China for almost 600 years, during the Ming and Qing dynasties. After visiting the emperor’s majestic “house”, we will take a lunch break before visiting the beautiful Temple of Heaven – the imperial temple and altar complex. Built in 1420, it was designed for the emperor to worship the god of heaven, pray for good harvest and hold grand religious ceremonies. The last visit, if join tour, we will visit the Yuanhou Silk workshop and observe up-close the process of making hand-made silk. If private tour, we will have a chance to visit the Chinese traditional medicine culture.
Meeting/pick-up point: For the Pick up & Drop off information, please contact our local team to reconfirm 1-day prior to service date. Service for the hotels beyond the third ring road in Beijing, please contact our trip advisors for the details.
Duration: 8 hours.
Start/opening time: 8.30am.
Languages: English-speaking guide.
Others: The local guide will leave a message the day before the tour at around 7pm in the hotel room with the pick up time .
PRICE 100 USD