Forbidden City, Jinshan Park, Hutongs and Lama Temple

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 hours
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 2+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Beijing, China
  • Ends Beijing, China
  • See the halls and pavilions of the Forbidden City
  • Discover Beijing's hutongs from the backseat of a traditional rickshaw
  • See the massive wooden Buddha statue inside the Lama Temple
You will be picked up by your guide at the lobby of your hotel located in the city center. Firstly, you will visit Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world. It is a lively place and home to attractions like the National Museum of China, Great Hall of the People, and the mausoleum of Chairman Mao.

Your next destination of the day is the Forbidden City. Learn more about the history of this sprawling world heritage site, where Ming and Qing emperors once lived and ruled in opulence. See some of the 1,000 rooms and 800 buildings and marvel at the exquisite luxury of imperial life.

Exit the Forbidden City through its northern gate and cross the street to Jingshan Park, a man-made hill created using soil excavated during the construction of the moat that surrounds the city. This hill offers one of the best views of Beijing and is a popular local hangout place.

Next, take a rickshaw to the hutongs of the city. Relax in the backseat as your driver weaves through the ancient, narrow lanes. Hutongs encapsulate Beijing’s tradition and spending time here provides you with a better understanding of the city'x past and present. Visit a family living in the area and talk to them.

Be part of a traditional Chinese tea ceremony at a teahouse located inside the Bell Tower. If you thought tea tasting was easy, just watch the intricate processes involved in boiling Chinese tea: the process differs from tea to tea.

Your last destination of the day is the Lama Temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple in Beijing and an important centre of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. Take in the architectural beauty of the temple in this oasis of calmness located amidst one of the most buzzing districts in the city.

After the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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  • Anonymous
  • From New Zealand
  • On Dec 05 2018
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  • From Indonesia
  • On Nov 29 2018
“Very unique show! It was great to see a Peking Opera Show after watching the movie Farewell My Concubine. Good singing and dancing! Totally recommended!!!”
  • A professional, friendly, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Activities: rickshaw trip in hutongs and a traditional Chinese tea ceremony
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (limited within Beijing's third ring road)
  • Food and drinks other than those mentioned above
  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
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Tour can be cancel for free 72 hours before the travel time.

Other Practical InformationPassport details must be provided when making the reservation to buy the Forbidden City tickets. Please note that Forbidden City is closed on Mondays
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