Beijing is a world-famous ancient cultural city, the capital of China, as well as China’s political, economic and cultural center as well as a center for international communications. Roughly 500,000 years ago the land was the home of Peking Man. Beijing was established as a city in 1045 BC. For nearly 800 years, Beijing was a capital city – the provisional capital of the Liao Dynasty and the capital of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Bill Clinton, the former USA president, once said: To equate Beijing and New York, Beijing only needs 100 years. While New York at least needs 2000 years. Beijing is also a young and international mega-city. What all most-developed cities have can be discovered in Beijing as well, including the intangible creativity and the seeable vitality. In summary, Beijing is a city mingled with tradition and modern life.
PROPOSED HOLIDAY/HONEYMOON ITINERARY
DAY 1: Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to bonfire international package to Beijing. YOur guide will meet you outside the customs at the Capital Airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax during the remainder of the day. For dinner on your own arrangement, we have some suggestions around our luxury series hotel and standard series hotel.
Your exploration begins with a visit to Tiananmen Square, a holy place to Chinese people where many constructions of historical and monumental significance are standing. Strolling across till its north end, you will reach the world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, the Forbidden City, where 24 emperors have lived with their royal families. The afternoon excursion will then take you to the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors worshiped the heaven and prayed for grain harvest and rainfall. It is the existing largest and highest ranking complex of sacred places in China. This evening, a lively Chinese Kung Fu Show will be arranged at Red Theatre.
In the morning, you will travel to Badaling to visit one of the greatest man-made projects on earth, the Great Wall of China. On the dragon-like winding wall, you will appreciate beacon towers lying at some advantageous strategic forts as well as the charming natural scenery at the foot of the wall. Afterwards, continue the trip to the Sacred Way, which is a rather long road decorated by stone statues and plants on both sides, leading you to the Ming Tomb. Based on Chinese traditional Feng-shui theory, the Ming Tomb is a harmonious combination of mausoleum constructions, mountains and rivers. On the way back to downtown, stop off at the Bird’s Nest (Olympic National Stadium), where you could admire the marvelous building at close quarters.
DAY 4: Beijing
The morning excursion will take you to a well-preserved royal garden, the Summer Palace. Renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world. Then you will proceed to visit the Lama Temple, the largest and best-preserved Tibetan Buddhist monastery in this city. To conclude the day, a Hutong Tour is arranged. Hutong is a typical lane or narrow street between rows of courtyards. Different from the Forbidden City, which is the symbol of the royal family, the winding Hutongs present the common Beijingners’ lives.
Note: If you are not interested in the above arranged day trip, we still have following 8 options for you to choose. If you choose from options 1 to 5, the price keeps the same, while for options 6 and 8, we will quote the price for you upon your inquiry. For your reference, options 1 and 5 are recommended for family tours with children.
Option 1: Visit Beijing Zoo, Beihai Park, Jingshan Park and the Martial Museum.
Option 2: Visit the Fragrant Hill Park, Biyun Temple, Reclining Buddha Temple, Botanic Garden and Yuanmingyuan Park.
Option 3: Visit the Great Mosque at Ox Street, Daguanyuan Park and Baiyunguan Temple.
Option 4: Take a historic trip to the Prince Gong’s Palace, the Temple of Earth, Guozijian and Confucius Temple.
Option 5: Take the whole day to visit the Ancient Observatory, China Geological Museum, Beijing Planetarium and CCTV Tower.
Option 6: Take a whole day to visit the Peking Man Site and the Stone Flower Cave.
Option 7: Drive out of the downtown to visit the Tanzhesi Temple and Jietaisi Temple.
Option 8: Drive to the city’s suburb to visit the ancient Chuandixia Village to appreciate its long history and rich culture.
DAY 6: ‘Departure from Beijing
Your pleasant China tour will come to the end as we transfer you to the airport and help you board on the flight back home. End of Services!!!
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