Temple of Heaven
Day 01: Arrival in Beijing
According to your arrival flight schedule, our guide will wait for you in the airport in advance, holding a banner with your name on it. Then you will be transferred to downtown and check in at the hotel. The rest of the day will be left free for you to arrange. You may have a rest in the hotel or wander along the street nearby your hotel to see the real time of local people in person.
Day 02: Beijing
You will walk through the solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square, which is the largest central city square in the world. At present, it serves not only Beijing's symbol but also the whole of China. Passing through the square, you may pause for a photo underneath the giant portrait of Mao. Then go through the giant gates into the next stop, Forbidden City. For five centuries, the Forbidden City functioned as the administrative center of the country as well as being the residence of emperors and empresses of the Yuan (1271 - 1368), Ming (1368 - 1644) and Qing (1644 - 1911) dynasties. Before the next destination, you will enjoy an a la carte lunch in a nice restaurant. Then let's get to know the royal sacrifice life. The Temple of Heaven is the most important one among the numerous temples in the city, which is almost four times larger than the Forbidden City. After a whole day traveling, you will be relaxed by the Chinese Kung Fu Show at the Red Theatre. (B+L)
Badaling Great Wall
Day 03: Beijing
Today you will be excited to visit the miraculous Great Wall. We choose the most well-preserved section, Badaling for you. You will not be disappointed as you will feel the 'greatness' in person when you are standing on the Great Wall and be touched when you are hearing the moving stories there. Then you will have a decent lunch in a nearby Sichuan restaurant. The next visit is the Sacred Way, which is a pass to the 13 Ming Emperors' Tombs. You can find many stone sculptures in the two sides along the Sacred Way. Each one has its story and emblem. The followed one is the Ding Tomb, the most famous one amoung the 13 Ming Tombs. On the way back to downtown, you will have an overview on the appearance of the Bird's Nest from outside. In the evening, we intend to leave the dinner on your own to explore the local flavor. (B+L)
Day 04: Beijing
Today you will visit the ornate Summer Palace on the shores of the immense Kunming Lake. The most characteristic in the Summer Palace is the long corridor with 728 meters. Such long corridor and the paintings along the corridor have high artistic value. It also connects all the sight spots in the palace and contributes a lot to the overall beauty of Summer Palace. Let us turn to Yonghegong (Lama Temple). The history of Yonghegong Palace can be traced back to 15th Century. Standing there for such a long time, Yonghegong Palace with its magnificent royal building style and the mysterious Tibetan Buddhist, attracts more and more people to enter in. Later, you will have a Hutong tour to experience the traditional capital by wandering along the bluestone path or hiring a rickshaw. (B+L)
Day 05: Departure from Beijing
Today our guide will transfer you to the airport to board your departure flight. Now your memorable trip ends here. (B)
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