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Forbidden City, Jinshan Park, Hutongs And Lama Temple

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  • 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
Meet your guide at the lobby of Beijing Hotel (33 East Chang’an Avenue), which is the starting point of this trip. Take a walk from the hotel to 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.

Make your own way back to your hotel after the tour is over. There is an option to choose hotel transfer service (available only if your hotel is located within the third ring road of Beijing).
customer reviews about Variarts Travel
5.0 - Excellent Based on 7 reviews
Review for another Variarts Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“We had only one day in Beijing in a stop-over to Japan, and we wanted to visit the great wall of China! They picked us up directly at the airport and transfer us to the great wall. It was so beautiful! Then they left us back at the airport for our flight to Tokyo”
Review for another Variarts Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“I've spent an excellent day in Beijing! This tour was absolutely perfect to see the top places in Beijing! You were able to get a nice taste of Chinese culture! Our guide was very knowledgeable and informative!.The value of the tour was AMAZING!”
Review for another Variarts Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“Nothing like u would expect to see in china! Great show for a relaxing Friday night!”
what’s included
  • 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
what's excluded
  • 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
Tour details
Availability Daily except Mon
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 hours
Tour Type Private Tour
Age Requirement 2 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Beijing, China/ Beijing, China
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