This is a great way to see and taste the most popular sights in Beijing! It’s a great tour for someone spending a day in Beijing but wants to immerse in the culture and history of the city as much as possible. From your hotel, you’ll first go to the Tiananmen Square and learn about how the events in this Square has changed the history of China and created a new era of change. Following this stop, you will head out to the Forbidden City, one of the world’s best preserved ancient structures, and learn fascinating information about Chinese history. As this structure has had so much history and has been the center of Chinese cultural, political and ceremonial events for 500 years, it also holds an amazing number of artifacts dating from the earliest dynasties. Your lunch will consist of a popular dish in Beijing: Peking Duck! You’ll be able to savor delicious Quanjude Peking Duck, which is by far the most superior and popular variety of Peking duck in the city. Your final stop of the day will be at the Temple of Heaven, a massive complex of buildings significant to the imperial dynasties of China. It’s constantly visited by the Emperors during its time and considered the holiest of temples. You’ll discover is religious, ceremonial, and historic value in Chinese culture before you’re dropped off back at your hotel for the end of the tour.
Beijing straddles both its modern and ancient history, lending an air of deep culture to the capital. This day tour will bring you to the many facets of Beijing, as well as give you a great perspective on why the capital has always been the center of political and cultural action in the country. From your hotel pick up, you’ll head to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. Here, you can marvel at this world famous landmark, as well as the Forbidden City itself, which is one of the world’s most well-preserved royal residences. The Forbidden City itself houses countless cultural artifacts from China’s long and splendid history, dating all the way back from its earliest dynasties. There are also numerous exhibits going on in the Forbidden City at any given time that allow you to gain an even better grasp of how the country’s history plays out into the modern world. Inside this palace, you can also admire the beautifully preserved architecture, and see the structure that has been the seat of Chinese sociopolitical and cultural events. Following lunch, you’ll get an external view of the home of the 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing Olympic Park. Beijing’s Olympic Games had captured the world’s imagination not only with its dazzling Opening Ceremony, but also with the unique architecture built to cater specifically to the games. You’ll be able to admire the engineering that created the Bird’s Nest and the Water Cube. It’s a great way to have a look at China’s modern and ancient history.
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What people are saying about Architecture Tour in Beijing
We have Andy as our private tour guide, he is very knowledgeable, patience and warm hearted. He will make sure you enjoy the itinerary and happy with the personalized experiences. He called us the day before and give some preparation guidance. We were picked up in a very nice private Van, and he explained the background history while we were visiting the palaces. Andy brought us to an unforgettable Restaurant for Peking Ducks and Chinese food; my children said it was the best roast duck ever in their life. 😂. Since we had some extra time to spare; we asked Andy if he could help us visit a Silk store and he was happily granted our request. Our family enjoy the tour, thanks to Andy. When we come back to visit Beijing again, we will look for Andy for any private tour.