Beijing Culture Experience
Arrival in Beijing
You will be warmly welcomed by our guide at the arrival hall of the airport. Then our guide will transfer you to the hotel and help you check in.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up at the hotel and take you to have an excursion at Mutianyu Great Wall. The Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou District of Beijing and is 73 kilometers from Beijing downtown. It was originally built in Northern Qi Dynasty (550 – 557) and reconstructed in Ming Dynasty to strength its construction. Mutianyu Great Wall is outstandingly featured with dense distribution of watchtowers, with 22 watchtowers at 100 meter intervals. Also these watchtowers have different forms and structures. Mutianyu Great Wall fully displays the essence of the Great Wall of China. Built in soaring mountain ridges, Mutianyu has magnificent construction and compact layout. Its breathtaking views with the surrounded mountains and elegant green forests and vegetation are also attractive features to tourists.
Next our guide will transfer you to visit the Sacred Way inside Changling Tomb. The Sacred Way in Ming Tombs is the best preserved and complete of its kind. This Sacred Way is consisted of stone memorial archway, stele pavilion, stone animal statues, and pillars. Walking along the Sacred Way you will experience the sacred and serene atmosphere.
Then we will proceed to visit Dingling Tomb. The Dingling Tomb is the mausoleum for Emperor Zhu Yijun, the 13th emperor of the Ming Dynasty, as well as his two empresses and one concubine. Dingling Tomb is one of the great three largest tombs among the Thirteen Ming Tombs and is the only one to be excavated. Surrounded by mountains and forest, the Dingling has serene and peaceful environment. With its magnificent buildings and exquisite decorations, Dingling Tomb is fine example of Chinese ancient imperial mausoleum construction to appreciate.
For dinner, we will arrange a banquet of Beijing Roast Duck for you. After dinner, our guide will take you back to the hotel for a good rest.
Attractions & Activities: Sacred Way, Dingling Tomb, Mutianyu Great Wall
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Peking Roasted Dinner
Today your sightseeing will start with a visit to Tiananmen Square. The Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. It is able to hold over one million people. This famous monument with its historical significance is often considered as a national symbol in China.
Next we will proceed to visit Forbidden City. The Forbidden City, also called Imperial Museum, was the imperial palace for emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the best-preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world. You will appreciate its magnificence of royal architectures and imperial treasures when visiting the Forbidden City.
Then our guide will take you to visit Hutong and Siheyuan so that you will get a deep understanding of Beijing local culture and life. Hutongs are alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan and Siheyuan are the traditional courtyard residences. Hutongs and Siheyuan are important cultural elements of old Beijing,and they are popular places for people to get to know Beijing local culture and life.
Next scheduled attraction to see will be Yandaixiejie. It is a famous ancient street in Beijing. There are numerous stores and shops lining on both sides of the street selling various kinds of collections of souvenirs and gifts.
The last attraction to see for today will be Drum Tower. The Drum Tower was built in Yuan Dynasty. As it was 46.7 meters high and was placed on brick base, the Drum Tower is a prominent construction in Beijing. As the symbol of old Beijing, Drum Tower is a great site to experience the ancient atmosphere of Beijing.
Tonight you will enjoy Kungfu Show at Red Theatre. After the show, our guide will bring you to the hotel for a good rest.
Attractions & Activities: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Hutong, Siheyuan (Ancient Courtyard), Yandaixiejie, Drum Tower Beijing,
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
This morning our guide will pick you up and take you to visit Temple of Heaven at first. The Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing, which was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. You will admire its grand size of architectures and profound cultural connotation when visiting the Temple of Heaven.
Next we will move on to have a visit at Beijing Capital Museum. Beijing Capital Museum is a large-scale comprehensive museum. It is an art museum not only lies in its artistic architecture that integrates classical and modern beauty, but more importantly in its collections of artworks. The Capital Museum has a collection of more than 200,000 cultural relics, including ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, Buddhist statues and many other items. You will appreciate exquisite artworks and get a better understanding of Chinese history and culture by visiting this museum.
The next scheduled site to visit will be Lama Temple. Also known as Yonghe Lamasery, Lama Temple is a temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District of Beijing. Applied a combination of traditional Chinese, Tibetan, Mongolian and other ethnic styles in its architectural arts and decorations, the Lama Temple is a hot destination to admire its magnificent buildings and the religious relics.
The last arranged site to visit will be Beijing Zoo. There are around 450 different species of animals to see at Beijing Zoo. Also the Panda House inside the zoo is a great place to see the cutest pandas.
Afterwards, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.
Attractions & Activities: Temple of Heaven, Beijing Capital Museum, Lama Temple, Beijing Zoo
Meals: breakfast, Chinese lunch
Today your trip will start from 798 Art District. The 798 Art District is a leading community of contemporary art galleries in Beijing. You will discover unique Chinese modern culture and art at those specialized art shops and exhibitions there.
Next we will continue our trip to visit Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is the largest imperial park in China. It has a vast collection of lakes, gardens and palaces and you will appreciate its natural beauty and numerous historical sites.
Afterwards, our guide will bring you to see the Beijing Olympic Stadium for its unique modern design and humanistic architecture.
At last, our guide will transfer you back to the hotel.
Attractions & Activities: 798 Art District, Beijing Olympic Stadium, Summer Palace
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Departure from Beijing
Feel free for leisure after breakfast. Our guide will escort you to the airport on time and help you board your departure flight. Have a nice trip! Attractions & Activities: Transfer you to airport to take flight to your next station. Meals: Breakfast.