5 Days Beijing Essence And Great Wall Hiking Tour
- Tour Code: BJ-6
- Duration: 5 Days
- Attractions: Forbidden City,Tiananmen Square, Hutongs, Great Wall,Temple of Heaven, Beijing Olympic Stadiums
Day 1. Arrive in Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included.
Day 2. Forbidden City->Tiananmen Square->Hutongs
The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site. The largest and best preserved ancient imperial architectural complex in the world, featuring the great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.
Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.
Hutong is a maze of historic alleyways with old single storey traditional courtyard houses, which are now fast disappearing. In this one hour tour, you can hop on a rickshaw to ride through the narrow alleys as well as visit a local family then walk on the Silver Ingot Bridge (Yinding Bridge) and find out about the different thresholds of the courtyards
Day 3. Hike from The Gubeikou->Jinshanling Great Wall
The Gubeikou of the Great Wall is composed of two parts – Panlongshan Great Wall and Wohushan Great Wall, as Wohushan Great Wall is now still completely wild and unrestored, so usually the hiking route is also named for Panlongshan to Jinshanling Great Wall. Visitors will pass several watch towers and beacon towers, which only have foundation stones by weathering. After 2-2.5 hours hiking, visitors might have reached the forbidden section within the military zone, visitors need make a detour and go down to the deep valley and begin the second part much tougher and challenging in bushes or fields. The whole journey is about 15km, can be finished in 5 hours with medium pace.
Day 4. Temple of Heaven->Beijing Olympic Stadiums->Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven: Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.
Exterior visit of Beijing Olympic Stadiums(Bird's Nest and Water Cube): Located at the north end of the central axis of Beijing City, with a large area of 1215 hectares, it contains National museum, exhibition area, Olympic Village and Olympic competition avenues. Approximately 31 venues are used in Beijing Olympics, including National Stadium, the Bird's Nest and National Aquatics Center. You will explore the park, but it doesn't include going inside the Bird's Nest and Water Cube.
Summer Palace: The palace is about 12 kilometers northwest of the city center and is equally as famous as the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace is called 'Yiheyuan'(Garden of Nurtured Harmony) in Chinese. It is the best preserved and the largest imperial gardens in China and one of Beijing's premier attractions. It is also possible to take a boat on the lake which takes 10 minutes by the ferry boat.
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
Chinese lunch at well selected restaurant.
Between your hotel and scenic spots by private air conditioned vehicle.
An English-speaking guide and driver provide you with the best local knowledge available.
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