Arrive Beijing (/)
Arrive Beijing International Airport for your flight to Beijing. After dinner, proceed to enjoy the Acrobatic Show.
Beijing Tour (B, L)
After breakfast, visit the famous place - Tian'an Men Square
. Tian'an Men Square is located at the heart of Beijing, is the largest urban square in the world and can hold about one million people in the same time. It is surrounded by the Forbidden City in the north, the Great Hall of the People in the west, and the museums of Chinese History and Chinese Revolution in the east. In the center of the square stands the Monument to the People's Heroes.
Continue journey to visit Forbidden City
. The Forbidden City (Zijincheng) (also known as the Imperial Palace (Gugong) and the Palace Museum) is the largest and best preserved collection of ancient buildings in China. The complex is divided into two sections: the Inner Court or the living quarters, and the working area also known as the Outer Court.
Beijing Tour (B, L)
After breakfast, visit to Temple of Heaven
- built in the 15th century and restored in the 18th century. The temple is 123 feet high, was constructed entirely of wood without the use of any nails, making it one of the architectural wonders of the world. The Temple buildings and the parklands reflect ancient Chinese religious beliefs that imagine heaven as round and earth as square. Thus, the buildings in the temple are constructed on a central axis. The temples themselves are round and the bases square. View the China Millennium Monument, as China's symbolic and commemorative building to welcome the Year 2000, is a gift for the world of the 21st century from the Chinese people.
Continue journey to Summer Palace
. This palace originally called 'Qingyi Garden', like most of the gardens of Beijing, it could not elude the rampages of the Anglo-French allied force and was destroyed by fire. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi embezzled navy funds to reconstruct it for her own benefit, changing its name to Summer Palace (Yiheyuan). She spent most of her later years there, dealing with state affairs and entertaining. You will have a chance to take a cruise on Kunming Lake. (Remarks: If cruise on Kunming Lake not operate during 01/03 - 01/04, change to Tricycle tour in Hutong)
Beijing Tour (B, L)
A day of breathtaking sights as we head towards Great Wall
- is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire from Xiongnu attacks during the rule of successive dynasties. Till today it has been a symbolic achievement of the Chinese people.
Continue journey to visit one of The Ming Tombs
- DingLing. DingLing was constructed in the 16th century for the emperor Wan Li, who gave a party in his own funeral chamber to mark its completion. The tomb was excavated in 1958 and treasures found inside are now on display. Continue visit to Wangfujing Street, one of the biggest shopping area in Beijing, and you can try the local delicacy at the DongHuaMen Night Market. After that, experience a night tour at Changan Street by coach.
Beijing -- Chengde (B, L)
After breakfast, visit to 798 Art Zone
. Attracted by ordered designing, convenient traffic, unique style of Bauhaus architecture, many art organizations and artists came to rent the vacant plants and transformed them, gradually formed a district gathered galleries, art studios, cultural companies, fashion shops etc. View the CCTV Headquarters, construction of this building is considered to be a structural challenge. Because of its radical shape, it has acquired nicknames such as "The Pants".
After lunch, proceed to a popular tourist destination - Chengde
[about 4 ½ hours].
Chengde -- Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, visit The Mountain Resort
- Imperial Summer Villa located in the north of Chengde city. It is the largest imperial garden in China, and mainly consists of the palace and garden area. The garden area is composed of the lake, plain and mountain zones, boasts 72 tourist attractions designated by Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty.
Continue visit to Putuo Zongcheng Temple
(Little Potala Palace) which built between 1771 and 1776, is world renowned for its marvelous Tibetan Buddhist architectural art. In 1994 it was nominated as world heritage together with the Mountain resort. The temple itself was designed as a replica of Lhasa's Potala Palace in miniature. The temple was originally built for minority group leaders from all over China to celebrate the 60th birthday of the Qing Dynasty Emperor Qianlong, and it came to serve as the locale for religious ceremonies and as the meeting point for Qing emperor's to meet minority dignitaries. After lunch, transfer back Beijing [about 4 ½ hours]. Visit to The Place, a shopping street located in Beijing with the world's 2nd largest LED screen, which forms a glowing canopy over the shopping center.
Beijing -- Tianjin -- Beijing (B, L)
After breakfast, proceed to view the main stadium for the 2008 Olympic Games - National Stadium "Bird Nest
" , the National Aquatics Center "Water Cube
" and Pangu Plaza. After that, you can take the Olympic Subway Line to pass by the Olympic Forest Park.
Continue journey to Tianjin
[about 2 hours]. It is 120 kilometers southwest of Beijing and borders the Bohai Sea in the east. We will visit the Ancient Cultural Street
and Nanshi Food Street
. Ancient Culture Street is in the north of the city and is actually a series of street, built in typical Tianjin style featuring Qing style architecture. After dinner, transfer back to Beijing.
Depart Beijing (B, L)
This morning, proceed to view the "Egg Shell
" - National Grand Theater, one of the top theater in world. Then, take a tram to visit Qianmen Street
. This street is restoring its streetscape to early twentieth century, showing the face of "Old Beijing". Continue visit to Zhengyangmen City Wall
. After lunch transfer to Beijing Capital International Airport for your flight back home.