Arrival at Beijing On arrival in Beijing, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel in
Beijing. Free for the rest of the day.
iananmen Square, Forbidden City, Jingshan Park, Black Lakes (Hou Hai)
Pick up from your hotel in Beijing around 8:30am and first visit Tiananmen Square (40minutes), the
largest city square of such kind in the world. Tiananmen Square is the heart and symbol of Beijing and is
the biggest square in the world as well. The square can hold about one million people for public
celebration or gatherings. Then move on to Forbidden City ( 2 hours ), also known as the Imperial Palace
Museum. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist
attraction in China.
Exit from the northern gate of Forbidden City, move on to Jingshan Park (40minutes ) to have an eye-
bird's view of this magnificent complex of Forbidden City. Jingshan Park is full of community activities,
especilly on Sundays. Visit the place where the last Ming Dynasty Emperor Chongzhen hanged himself.
To avoid the tourist meal, today you have a la carte lunch with an a la carte menu at a nice local
Cantonese restaurant, where you could enjoy the authentic Chinese food.
After lunch, move on to Back Lakes ( Shichahai Area ) (1.5hours) behind Beihai Park for Hutong tour.
First walk along Houhai Bar Street and then take rickshaw going around the deep Hutong in Shichahai
area, visiting an ordinary family in a courtyard. Then ascend the Drum Tower and have a bird's eye view
of the old Beijing - Back Lakes Area (Shichahai area).
Tonight you are arranged to see the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre (middle Seating Area). This is a great
show. It tells a story of Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally
becoming the Abbott. There are many demonstrations of Kungfu and strength throughout the show.
The costumes and the choreography are great. Unfortunately people are not allowed to take photos nor
video it. You can however purchase a DVD of the show. The show lasts about one hour and 15 minutes.
After the show, transferred back to your hotel.
Mutianyu Great Wall, Lama Temple, Nanluoguxiang
Pick up from your hotel in Beijing around 8:00am and drive to the Mutainyu Great Wall (2 hour hiking).
Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou district, 80 km from downtown Beijing. The Mutianyu Great
Wall is less crowded than Badaling Great Wall. There are three ways to head up and down beside hiking
on foot. One is the cable car, the second is a slideaway (toboggan) and the third is a chair lift. A lot of
vendors will greet you on your way down.
After Chinese lunch, you are transferred back to the downtown of Beijing and visit Lama Temple (1.5
hour). Lama Temple (Yonghegong) is a very important attraction just after Forbidden City and Temple of
Heaven in the city center. A former palace of the emperor, subsequently given to the Lamas. A series of
beautiful halls and pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple.
Then move on to Nanluoguxiang (1 hour). The hutong has a history of over 700 years dating back to
Yuan Dyansty in 13th and 14th century. Running from north to south, this lane is about 800 meters long
with 16 hutongs - 8 hutongs on each side of the lane. The lane is now famous for the cafes, bars,
clothing and handcraft shops that line its hutong laneways as well as its traditional hutong and
Meals: Hotel Western Breakfast and Chinese lunch
Temple Heaven, Summer Palace, Qianmen Dajie
Pick up from your hotel in Beijing and first visit Temple of the Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours), the place
where the Emperors prayed for peace and harvest. It is located in the southern part of Beijing, and had
been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a
complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors.
Then move on to Qianmen Dajie ( 40 minutes). It is one of the last remnants of the business centers of
old Beijing. It has been transformed into a modern commercial pedestrian street, the second walking
street after Wangfujiang Street in the downtown shopping district Beijing. Qianmen Street was initially
formed in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). The area is now home to 50 couryards and hutongs
listed as state-level heritage sites, as well as 80 famed shops that have been operating for over a
century, such as the Liubiju sauce and pickle shop, Tongrentang drugstore, Ruifuxiang silk shop,
Neiliansheng shoes store and Zhangyiyuan tea shop.
To avoid the tourist meal, today you have a la carte lunch with an a la carte menu at a nice local Sichuan
restaurant, where you could enjoy the authentic Chinese food.
After lunch, continue to visit Summer Palace (2 hours), one of China's largest imperial garden. Summer
Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its
predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the
British and French allied troops in 1860. Then Back to your hotel in Beijing.
Meal: Hotel Western Breakfast and a la carte lunch
After breakfast, you are at leisure till your transfer to airport for departure or free activity on your own.
Meal: Hotel Western Breakfast
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