Duration: 2 Days. Tour Type: Coach tour or private tour. Departure: Everyday. Attractions: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Badaling Great Wall, Ming Tomb(Changling Tomb). Dining: Lunch. Accommodation: Not included. Service: Hotel pick-up&drop-off service, private air-conditioned vehicle and English-speaking tour guide.
Day 1 Pick up from hotel, and visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.
Pick you up from hotel on departure time, and then drive to the Forbidden City, the largest ancient imperial palaces group in the world with 500 years history . Visit the Forbidden City along the central axis from south to north for about 1.5-2 hours.
Then drive (30 minutes) to the Temple of Heaven, the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. Visit it for about 0.5-1 hour.
Have Chinese lunch (40 minutes) in Taiyichun Restaurant.
Drive (30 minutes) to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. Visit it for about 1-1.5 hours.
After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel.
☆ The Forbidden City was built 600 years ago and has played an important role in Chinese history. It was the imperial palace of Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty from Emperor Yongle. This palace is an example of ancient Chinese architecture.Scenic spots: 1. The hall and the courtyard of supreme harmony, 2. The meridian gate, 3. the hall of supreme harmony, 4. the hall of complete harmony, 5. the hall of preserving harmony, 6. the huge of stone carving, 7. the hall of union, 8. the palace of earthly tranquility, 9. the imperial garden, etc.
☆ Temple of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings where the emperors came every winter solstice to worship heaven and to solemnly pray for a good harvest. Built about 600 years ago, it is the most holy imperial temple in Beijing.scenic spots: 1. the hall of prayer for good harvest, 2. red stairway bridge, 3. the imperial vault of heaven, 4. echo wall, 5. triple sound stone, 6. the circular mound altar, etc.
☆ Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. It is a blend of natural scenery and artificial landscape. The mountains, waters and architecture together form picturesque scenes that are amazingly beautiful. UNESCO declared the Summer Palace “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". Scenic spots: East palace gate, the hall of benevolence and longevity, hall of jade billows, the hall of joyful longevity, the covered walkway, the marble boat, etc.
Day 2 Pick up from hotel, then visit Badaling Great Wall and Changling Tomb.
Pick you up from hotel at departure time, then drive to the famous Badaling Great Wall, which takes about 1.5 hours to get there. Go hiking on the Badaling Great Wall for 2-3 hours. Cable car optional.
Drive (30 minutes) to Friendship restaurant nearby the Ming Tombs and having typical Chinese lunch (50 minutes).
Driving (20minutes) to the Ming Tombs, the best preserved Chinese imperial tombs with 500 years history, and visiting Changling, the largest one, Emperor Yongle's Tomb (about 1 hours).
☆ Badaling Great Wall is one of the most magnificent sections of the Great Wall. Since the Great Wall has become a national icon of China, whoever come to China would visit it. It is one of the greatest man-made wonders over the world. It was built as an ancient military defense project which was actually worked in the history.
Scenic spots: Badaling fortress, beacon-towers, "looking-toward beijing stone", etc.
☆ Changling Tomb is the tomb of Emperor Zhudi, known as Yongle (1360-1420), and his empress Xushi. Yongle was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty. Construction of his tomb began in 1409 and was completed in 1427. Changling Tomb, built the earliest among the 13 Ming Mausoleums, is the largest and most magnificent as well as the best-preserved one. Scenic spots: Ling'en Gate, Ling'en Palace,Soul Tower, The great red gate, the stele pavilion, etc.
Payment Methods: 1.Pay cash to tour guide 2.Credit card 3.PayPal 4.Bank transfer
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