China's history is one of the oldest and most heavily preserved in the world, carefully studied by scholars and travelers that have come to its lands. Unravel this vibrant and incredible culture with a day trip to three of Beijing's most famous sightseeing locations: The Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heave. The day starts out with a trip to the Forbidden City, the most famous palace complex in China. It stands as the edifice of royalty from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. Visit the Palace Museum and view priceless, carefully preserved artifacts from eras long past. After lunch, you head to the Summer Palace, one of the grandest palaces constructed in Chinese history. This complex is full of lakes and gardens, and was built during the Qing Dynasty. Explore the palace's lovely, romantic grounds and marvel at the advancement of architecture during the time period that allowed it to be built. The last stop of the tour is a visit to the Temple of Heaven. This final temple complex was built for religious purposes, visited by emperors in the aforementioned dynasties to offer prayers for good harvests and good fortune.