City, Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace-Bus
"Summer Palace, Beijing"
Explore the key sites of China on this Bus tour
You’ll start this incredible day trip in the renowned Forbidden City.
An imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it served as a home for the Emperor and his household for almost five centuries as well as holding ceremonial and political events. With more than 9,000 rooms and spreading over 250 acres, it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987.
Next on the list is the Temple of Heaven which is a beautifully ancient site built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty as a place to offer sacrifices to Heaven. It has been described as a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design and is steeped in religious and cultural history as a place where many Emperors have visited, praying for good harvests and performing ceremonies.
Last stop of your trip is the Summer Palace which is noted as one of the most beautiful and classic gardens of the world. Constructed during the Jin Dynasty in the 12th Century, it was used as a summer retreat for emperors and remains one of the most exquisite sights around Beijing with vast lakes, gardens and palaces covering almost 3km.
All three of the stops on your trip are declared as World Heritage Sites, making their beauty even more spectacular as each has been recognised for their amazing contribution to the country and the world.
Location: China, Beijing
Category: Culture and History
Duration: 8 hours