Tiananmen Sq, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
"Temple of Heaven, Beijing."
Step back in time and see ancient China come alive
Your incredible journey starts with your tour guide whisking you back in time for an inside view of ancient China. Proceed to Tiananmen towers, the gate of heavenly peace, and walk through Beijing’s historical centre; discover the monuments devoted to the people’s heroes, the National Museum of China, and see honour reflected in the daily national flag rising ceremony.
Continue to the Forbidden City, the imperial residence of the Ming and Qing Dynasty; feel as though you are an emperor as you walk through the meridian gates, once reserved only for the use of the Emperors. Ahead of the queues, get a spectacular glimpse into the history of the Forbidden City, marvel at the architecture splendour of the palaces as you enter the ceremonial courtyards, and for a moment, experience life how it was lived by the emperors who ruled China for nearly 500 years.
Your tour guide will lead you to the Temple of Heaven, the sacred sanctuary of worship for the Emperors. The park offer magnitudes of historical, architectural and cultural discoveries, which will allow you to discover ancient Chinese rituals for worship, and gain an insight into their traditions. Before your tour concludes, you and your guide will head to Liulichang Culture Street, where you will learn about its long history, and immerse yourself in the Chinese way of life.
Location: China, Beijing
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 8 hours
Includes a local guide and any entrance or other fees. Meals and transfers included only where stated.
For groups of more than 6 people, price will be provided on application.
Restrictions: Comfortable clothing is advised. Unavailable on Mondays except July-August. Lunch included.
Physical rating: Moderate - Involves a certain amount of walking and/or physical activity