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Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City, Hutong & Temple Of Heaven

Group Tour Top tours 1 days Beijing

Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911).

Key details

Code: 00270 Live guide: English Tour type: Private Tour
Pick-up service:

Pick up at your hotel (between 8:00am to 9:00am)

Easy cancellation: Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
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Attractions: Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven Park

Highlights

  • Duration: Full day tour
  • Starts/ends: On your request
  • Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutongs, Temple of Heaven

Full itinerary

Morning

Pick up at your hotel (between 8:00am to 9:00am)

Visit? Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest public square. Explore the sites around the square with opportunities to take some amazing pictures.

Next, the magnificent?Forbidden City, the largest Imperial Palace in the world. We’ll spend a couple of hours wandering around this amazing example of Imperial architecture and learning about the history of the palace.

Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911). It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'. It's the one of the most famous sights seeing in Beijing

Dine-in a local Chinese Restaurant.

Please note: Forbidden City is closed every Monday

Afternoon

After lunch, drive to the?hutong? (old residential area) where the transport change into a delightful rickshaw! The 30-minute rickshaw tour stops at a local family where our special guests get insight into the home settings, life, and culture of traditional Beijingers.

We will then take a 30-minute ride to the? Temple of Heaven~ the largest Imperial place of worship from ancient times. This special place becomes a park where the local community utilizes this beautiful and enormous space for social activities such as singing, dancing, and Taiji practice.

Options: ( at your own cost)

You may choose to include the deliciously famous Perking Roast Duck? Dinner and the?Gongfu Performance at the Red Theatre, or enjoy a wonderful?Acrobatic Show?at Chaoyang Theatre. Please notify us if would like to take advantage of this special, exciting addition.

Included

  • English-speaking tour guide service fee
  • Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver
  • Gas, toll & parking lot fees
  • Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant
  • All entrance tickets to the sights listed above

Not included

  • Chinese visa
  • Accommodation 
  • Dinner 
  • Gratuity to the guide and driver 
  • Personal Costs

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