Beijing is a comprehensive city where traditional ways move on with avant-garde hand in hand while historical buildings stand with modern skyscrapers side by side. What an ideal place for you and your children to glimpse into China's yesterday, today, and tomorrow!
Upon your arrival at the Beijing airport, your friendly guide will welcome and take you to your hotel together with a professional chauffeur.
Start the city discovery from Tiananmen Square that has witnessed every critical moment of modern China. On it stand the Great Hall of the People, Monument to the People's Heroes, and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Across Chang'an Street is the Forbidden City - the power seat of feudal China between 1420 AD and 1911 AD. Your knowledgeable guide will share many divertive stories of the royal families with you and your kids and may also play some little games to check if the kids get some interesting points.
Later on, hop on a rickshaw to explore the Hutong to glance at the traditional lifestyle of old Beijing and experience Chinese calligraphy - writing with a brush. Next, you will visit Heping Guoju, the first immersive museum that displays the urban landscape of Old Beijing in the 1980s and re-creates the life of that time. You will find some interesting souvenirs and snacks there.
- Forbidden City
Today's first stop is the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors of in Ming and Qing dynasties worshiped heaven and pray for blessing for the whole nation. In addition to the stately architecture, you will also see many retired people play Taichi, diabolo, practice Chinese calligraphy on the ground with a huge brush, or etc.
Later on, a two-hour drive will take you to the less crowdedGreat Wall at Mutianyu. Take a cable car to get on the Great Wall and then hike further up to catch more spectacular pictures of it and its surroundings. When descending, you can try the stimulating but safe toboggan, like America's former first lady Mrs. Michelle Obama did when she visited the Great Wall.
After returning to the city, enjoy a delicious hotpot dinner at China's first smart restaurant outfitted with an intelligent kitchen and robot waiters.
- Temple of Heaven
- Great Wall at Mutianyu
This morning, you will firstly visit Beijing Zoo to see pandas and some other cute animals. Afterward, proceed to the Summer Palace that fully displays Chinese traditional aesthetic value with its exquisite buildings and picturesque natural landscapes.
In the afternoon, photo the Beijing National Aquatics Center - Water Cube and visit the National Stadium - Bird Nest. Built for the Olympic Games in 2008, they have become the new landmarks of Beijing. You will walk in the Birds Nest to get a panoramic view of it and then take a relaxing walk outside it.
At night, the optional Legend of Kung Fu Show is highly recommended to you and your families. For any child obsessed with Chinese Kung Fu, it will be a generous banquet.
- Summer Palace
- Bird Nest
Time for farewell. Before meeting your guide and heading to the airport, you may like to do a little more explorations near your hotel.