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- 7-8 hours
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Think of this as the ultimate, quick reference guide to China's capital. See the monuments and icons, ride the subway, try some dumplings, and hit the parks and pagodas scene; this is Beijing 101 suitable for newbies and returning travellers.
* Join tai chi and traditional pastimes in the Temple of Heaven Park.
* Indulge in a tasty local lunch.
* Travel by subway to Tiananmen Square.
* Discover the secrets of the Forbidden City.
* Climb to the top of Jingshan Park for great views over ancient Beijing
What's included in this trip
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Please present your voucher to the local guide at the beginning of the trip.
Confirmation of booking
Please contact Beijing Urban Adventures to confirm your trip 24 hours prior to departure.
We will be on our feet exploring for most of the day so please make sure you wear comfortable walking shoes
Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively.
If you are happy with the services provided by your local guides and drivers a tip - though not compulsory - is appropriate. While it may not be customary to you, it is of great significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels, inspires excellent service, and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Intrepid Urban Adventures destinations. Please consider this when budgeting for your extra expenses on this tour
After you meet your guide at the joining point, we start our adventure by hoping on the subway and heading to the Temple of Heaven Park. This is one of Beijing’s most popular parks and it’s full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy and more.
Join in some of the activities or just wander around the park, soaking up its relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps grab the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests. Enjoy an early lunch of dumplings or noodles from a local eatery before jumping on Beijing's efficient subway to travel to the very heart of the city - Tiananmen Square.
Discover why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people as you wander through this immense square. Enter the Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is adorned with its famous Mao portrait. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this ‘city’ houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China and is a must-see destination in Beijing. Discover some of its secrets and learn about some of the legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings.
After leaving the Forbidden City, get a new perspective over this immense structure from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing. End the tour in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring or head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city’s sights.