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6 Days Beijing Package Tour
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport outside the luggage claim area with your name displayed and then transferred to the hotel for rest.
Get up early today and meet our guide at your hotel lobby. Your first visit is the Temple of Heaven Park, where you can see many local Chinese people doing morning exercises, such as Tai-Chi (a traditional Chinese martial art), Peking opera singing and folk dancing.
Next you will walk through the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world where most Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest.
After touring the Temple of Heaven, you will take a private transfer to the National Museum of China, which is the flagship of its kind in China and dedicated to its collections, exhibitions, research, archeology, public education and cultural communication.
Have a quick lunch at Old Beijing Noodle Restaurant or Starbucks, then stroll the Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and then enter the Forbidden City, which is the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years.
Going from south to north through the Forbidden City, you will pass the Jingshan Park. If time permits, you can also go into the park and climb up the hill to have a birdview of the royal palace. (Entrance fee not included). Then take private transfer back to your hotel.
Meet your guide at your hotel and then take private transfer to Beijing North Station. Today you will have a train ride to Badaling Section of the Great Wall. Regarded as first railway in China, the trail of the S2 train was originally built in 1909. During the one-hour train ride, you can see the beautiful rural area along both sides of the road. Upon arriving at the Badaling Great Wall, you can either take cable car uphill or hike along the stairs on the wall. You may spend 2-3 hours on the symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and then take the train back to Beijing. A private car will pick you up at the train station and transfer back to your hotel.
Walk along the 700 year old east-west Chengxian Street (also known as Guozijian Street) where you will see the Temple of Confucius. It is the second largest temple constructed for Confucius, who is considered the greatest thinker and educator in ancient China.
Continue to walk to the Drum Tower. If you ascend the big drum tower, you will have an overview of the surrounding communities of hutongs and siheyuan.
In the afternoon, you will walk through the famous Yandai Xiejie( Tobacco Pipe Lean Street ), which used to be well-known for sellers of long-stemmed pipes and whose shape is very much like a traditional Chinese tobacco pipe. Then continue to walk across the Silver Ingot Bridge ( Yinding Bridge ), which was originally built in Ming Dynasty and is above a narrow channel connecting Qianhai Lake and the Houhai Lake. Later you will explore some typical hutongs in the Shichahai area like Da Jinsi Hutong that is rarely seen to remain the original layout of Hutong Area.
Take private transfer to Silk Alley Market and enjoy your shopping time there. After that, transfer back to hotel.
Free day at your own arrangement. You may spend the day shopping or just walking around to get a better understanding of Beijing and its people.
Transfer to the airport and board on your departure flight. Service ends.
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