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6-Day China Private In-depth Tour of Beijing and Chengde

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Overview:

 Feel the heartbeat of China at Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world.

  • Explore the Forbidden City, home to 24 Chinese emperors and their households for almost 500 years.
  • Enjoy a commanding view of the Forbidden City and Beijing from the top of Jingshan Park.
  • Discover Temple of Heaven where Emperors of Ming & Qing dynasties pray to Heaven for good harvest.
  • Hike along Jinshanling Great Wall, the best preserved part of Ming Dynasty wall with many original features.
  • Step into Puning Temple to admire the world’s tallest wooden sculpture of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.
  • Discover Putuo Zonghseng Temple, modeled after the Potala Palace of Tibet & nicknamed the Little Potala Palace.        

 

 

Tour Code

CHN6D5N-BJCD-963

Duration

6 Days/5 Nights
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Itinerary

Day 1Arrival in Beijing & Pick-up

Attractions: No
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Upon your arrival in Beijing, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Relax in the hotel during the remainder of the day, or you can have a self-exploration with suggestions from your guide.

 

Day 2Beijing

Attractions:Tiananmen Square (Tiananmen Guangchang), Forbidden City,Jingshan Park, Temple of Heaven
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Over night in Beijing

Explore Beijing from the world’s largest public square, Tiananmen Square. No visit to Beijing would be complete without a walk through the square, whose historical legacy includes Mao Zedong’s announcement of the founding of the People’s Republic of China on October 1, 1949. Walk to the Forbidden City from Tiananmen Square. Home to 24 Ming & Qing Dynasty emperors, the Forbidden City is the world’s largest palace complex located in the center of Beijing. Then walk to Jingshan Park behind the Forbidden City which affords excellent views of the Forbidden City and surrounding neighborhoods of Beijing. Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. The Temple of Heaven, built between 1406 and 1420 by the same emperor who was responsible for building the Forbidden City, is where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship the god of heaven and pray for good harvest.

 

Day 3Beijing - Chengde

Attractions: Jinshanling Great Wall of China, Drive to Chengde, Puning Temple
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengde

Drive out of Beijing to Mutianyu Great Wall of China (approximately 150 km). The Great Wall at Jinshanling, snaking along the ridge of the mountains, is one of the best preserved parts of the Great Wall with many original Ming Dynasty features and it is also famous for being one of the most photogenic sections of the Great Wall. Continue driving to Chengde, best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence. Visit Puning Temple upon arrival. Commonly called the Big Buddha Temple, Puning Temple was modeled after the Samye Monastery, the sacred Lamaist site in Tibet in 1855 during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor in the Qing dynasty. Puning Temple houses the world’s tallest wooden sculpture of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (22.28-meter-high and 110 ton).

Day 4Chengde

Attractions: Putuo Zonghseng Temple, Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Chengde

Morning visit to Putuo Zonghseng Temple, modeled after the Potala Palace of Tibet, the residence of the Dalai Lama built a century earlier. This temple was built between 1767 and 1771, during the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. The temple represents a fusion of Chinese and Tibetan architectural styles. Many of its halls and pavilions are adorned with copper and gold tiled roofs, adding to the splendor of the site. Continue with a visit to the Imperial Summer Palace of Mountain Resort, one of China’s four famous gardens as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Built between 1703 and 1792 during the Qing dynasty, the Mountain Resort took 89 years to complete. It is a vast complex of palaces and administrative and ceremonial buildings. Temples of various architectural styles and imperial gardens blend harmoniously into a landscape of lakes, pastureland and forests.

Day 5Chengde - Beijing

Attractions: Summer Palace, Photo Stop at Bird Nest & Water Cube
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Overnight in Beijing

Head back to Beijing & visit Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved royal garden in China. Commissioned by Emperor Qianlong in 1750, using Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill as the basic framework, the Summer Palace combined political and administrative, residential, spiritual, and recreational functions within a landscape of lakes and mountains, in accordance with the Chinese philosophy of balancing the works of man with nature. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value. The Summer Palace offers a glimpse at how the imperial family once spent their leisure time. Afterwards, make a photo stop at two architectural icons from the 2008 Olympic that are still standing: Bird’s Nest and Water Cube.

Day 6Beijing Departure

Attractions: Not Included                    
Meal: Not Included
Hotel: Not Included

Private transfer (without guide) to the airports or railway stations in Beijing for your departure flight/train. Wish you a pleasant journey and thank you for traveling with GoGrandChina.

Price Includes

  • Local transportation with private vehicle and skilled driver
  • Experienced tour guide
  • Entrance fees as listed in the program
  • 5 night accommodation(3 or 4 or 5-star depends on yourself)
  • Pick-up and send-off services at the beginning/end of the tour
  • 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

Price Excludes

  • Flight/train tickets
  • Meals
  • Gratuities(optional)
  • Any optional programs/activities
  • Any services not mentioned