Having been the capital of China for centuries, Beijing has taken in too much essence either on Chinese history, culture, and cuisine.
Upon your arrival in Beijing, your tour guide will welcome you and brief you on this historical city and its people from different aspects.
Known as one of the badges of China, Tiananmen Square is always should be the starting point for your Beijing tour. From there, you can easily walk to the Forbidden City, China's No.1 palace complex famous for its grand royal buildings, exquisite ornaments, and priceless treasures. Behind it, the Jingshan Park will offer you a stunning view of the splendid royal palace complex. Your lunch will be soybean paste noodles. Seemingly simple, for a Beijinger afar from hometown, nothing can evoke homesickness more than it. Beijing style fresh mutton hotpot is another kind of extraordinary delicacy for the locals. Your dinner will be with the mutton hotpot and some other delicious dishes. After dinner, take a walk around Shichahai, a historic scenic area, like the locals usually do in the evening.
- Forbidden City
- Beijing Style Fresh Mutton Hotpot
No tour to Beijing is completed without the Great Wall. The first highlight of your today's journey is the Mutianyu Great Wall, the less crowded section but also boasting of fabulous landscapes.
After the Great Wall, on the way back to Beijing, there is a detour to the Sacred Road, a necessary part of the Changling Tomb of the Ming Dynasty.
Tonight, a hearty dinner at the celebrated Dadong Restaurant will satisfy your appetite. Of course, you will not miss its specialties such as the roast duck featuring crisp-fried skin and tender meat.
- Mutianyu Great Wall
- Roast Duck
Start today from a wet market like local civilians usually do. In addition to daily vegetables, fruit, meats, there are also various snacks here. Why not try some snacks if you are interested?
Within a short drive from it, you will arrive at the Temple of Heaven, once the most sacred building in Beijing for serving as the communication bridge between the ancient emperor and Heaven. Surrounding it is a huge park where you will see many elderly do morning exercise.
Later on, stroll through some old Hutongs, visit a Hutong family, learn to make dumplings with the host, and enjoy the home-made lunch there.
After lunch, take a relaxing tour of the Summer Palace. Combining artificial buildings perfectly with natural landscapes, it is the peak representative of the Chinese traditional garden.
- Temple of Heaven
- Make Dumplings
Time to say goodbye!
Before being transferred to the airport/railway station and departing for your next destination, you will have some leisure time to do more explorations and seek some souvenirs or specialties for your families or friends.