About This Trip
Since the thirteenth century, Beijing has served as the nation's capital. You will learn about Chinese history, culture, and people during this tour of Beijing. World heritage sites will be visible, including the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. Escape from the crowds to the Jinshanling Great Wall for a hiking tour. Visit a local family's house and the historic hutongs to observe Beijingers in their everyday surroundings.
- 2BeijingForbidden City, Jingshan Park
- 3BeijingGreat Wall (Jinshanling Section)
- 4BeijingTemple of Heaven, Hutong, Local Family Visit
Day 1: Beijing, Arrival
Welcome to Beijing, the dynamic capital city of China!
On arrival, your tour guide will meet you and put you at ease with a warm smile and professional service. The guide will take you to the hotel, help you check-in and leave you free then.
Day 2: Beijing, Heritage Tour in Forbidden City
Start your city tour from Tian'anmen Square - the political center of today's China, followed by the Forbidden City, which had been the seat of power from 1406 to 1912 for more than five hundred years. Your Forbidden City Heritage tour includes the regular visit of three main palaces on the central axis and the in-depth visit of some other places that most other tourists will miss. Afterward, visit Jingshan Park and climb up to the artificial Coal Hill to enjoy the full view of the grand royal building complex of the Forbidden City.
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Day 3: Beijing, Great Wall
Among the most famous sections of the Great Wall near Beijing, Jinshanling is the best-preserved and least-repaired. If you want to see the most real face of the Great Wall beaten by hundreds of years of wind and rain while enjoying the most magnificent natural landscape without being pushed by the crowds, Jinshanling is always the best choice.
It will take about 2.5 hours to drive from the downtown of Beijing to Jinshanling Great Wall. After arrival, you can spend around two to three hours to hike along the Great Wall and capture the most stunning pictures.
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Day 4: Beijing, Local Life Exploration
Today's journey will begin from the Temple of Heaven, a sacred place where the emperors worship Heaven and pray for good harvest since 1420AD. Now it is a beautiful park where the elderly like to spend their retired time.
To the old Beijingers, Hutong is the vein of the old city and the birthplace of Beijing civilian culture. To know the locals, you can't skip over Hutong. After marveling at the elegant ancient building of the Temple of Heaven and playing Taichi there, you will be guided to explore some Hutongs, visit a Hutong family and have a home-cooking lunch there. You can also learn to cook a dish with the host.
Late afternoon, get to the no-charge Hutong Museum to get a more in-depth understanding of the Hutong in old times and listen to the familiar sound in the memory of old Beijingers.
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Day 5: Beijing, Departure
When you are ready, be transferred to the airport for your flight back home. Hope you travel with Odynovo again!
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