Are you planning a China tour? Tourists from home and abroad select Beijing as a must-visit of China. Thousands of millions of travelers come to Beijing each year. China Tour Star has launched the 4 days unique Beijing tours to show you around Beijing. If you follow this itinerary, you will visit the best Beijing tourist sites. Standing in Tian’anmen Square, you will have a sense of solemnity. Wandering in the Forbidden City, you can explore the story of the emperor’s throne. Visiting the Summer Palace, you will be absorbed in the colorful paintings of the Long Corridor. In the Ding Tomb, your guide will tell you the story of Emperor Wanli, the 13th emperor in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Climbing the Mutianyu Great Wall, you will be enchanted by its picturesque scenery. And you can enjoy a yummy Beijing Roast Duck feast! Join this brilliant tour with us, and let us unlock the classic Beijing tour together!
After arrival, your tour guide holding your name sign will meet you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to the hotel directly. Your local tour guide will help you check in so that you can get settled and have a good rest.
Is this your first time visiting Beijing? Wish you will enjoy your stay in the city! Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, is one of the four municipalities of China. This mega-city covers an area of 16,410 square kilometers and has a population of 21,536,000. It enjoys nice weather in spring and autumn. In August 2008, the Summer Olympic Games was hosted here. And it has been nominated as the host city of the Winter Olympic Games in 2022. Beijing is the only one to host both the Summer and Winter Olympic Games! Today is the first day of your China Beijing tour package, and you can look around on your own. If you are tired after the long flight, you can have a good rest at the hotel.
Free Time Suggestion: If you want to go shopping or taste some snacks in the evening, Wangfujing Street is the best choice for you. It is the most renowned commercial street in China and also well-known in the world, just as the world-famous Champs-Elysees. There are many Chinese time-honored brand stores in Wangfujing Street, including Nei Lian Sheng (shoe shop), Ma Ju Yuan (hat shop), Rui Fu Xiang (silk shop), etc. You could look around by yourself and buy souvenirs for your families and friends there. You could also have a taste of local snacks, such as Tanghulu (sugarcoated haws on a stick), Zhajiangmian (noodles with soybean paste), and Wandouhuang (yellow pea cake).
After breakfast, your professional tour guide will go with you to visit the world-famous Tian’anmen Square. It is the first stop of your Beijing tour this time. Covering an area of 440,000 square meters, it is believed to be the biggest city-central square in the world. Guess which building is the biggest one here. It is the Great Hall of the People. Built in September 1959, the Great Hall of the People is one of the 10 well-known buildings to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. It is the place where the National People’s Congress is held, embodying people’s supreme rights and interests.
Going north, you will pass through the grand Tian’anmen Gate Tower and enter the Forbidden City (closed each Monday). Located on the central part of Beijing’s axis, it is the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing (1636-1912) dynasties. Do you know where the emperor’s throne is placed? It is in the Hall of the Supreme Harmony, symbolizing the supreme imperial power in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Some people believe that the throne is made of gold. Is that true? Absolutely not! Gold is a kind of soft material, and it is not suitable to make the throne. In fact, the emperor’s throne is made of wood with golden lacquer. However, the wood used to make the throne is a very precious kind of timber, only used by the royal family. In addition, many professional carpenters were required to engrave on it elaborately. It is the most deluxe “chair” in China, so to speak.
You will have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, your guide will accompany you to enjoy a visit to the Summer Palace. Constructed in the Qing Dynasty, it is considered one of China’s four famous gardens (The other three are Chengde Summer Resort in Hebei, the Humble Administrator’s Garden and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, Jiangsu.). In the Summer Palace, the Long Corridor is a must-see attraction. With a length of 728 meters, it is considered the world’s longest corridor. It is also a gallery with around 14,000 colored paintings on each beam. These paintings are completely different from each other. You may see a painting titled “Kong Rong Rang Li” (Kong Rong Giving up the Biggest Pear). Kong Rong was said to be the 20th grandchildren of Confucius (one famed thinker, educator, and politician in China). The story happened when Kong Rong was 4 years old. One day, his father bought pears for the children. The elder brothers and sisters asked Kong Rong to take the pear first. After thinking for a while, he took the smallest one. His father asked why he didn’t take the biggest one. He explained that the youngest child should take the smallest one. As Kong Rong learned the manner of comity at such a young age, his story serving as a good example of child education has been widely known in China for thousands of years. Standing in the Long Corridor, you will see more interesting colored paintings, and each of them has a profound and meaningful story. If you are eager to know more about these paintings, your professional tour guide will describe them to you vividly.
Option: Do you know about Chinese Kung Fu? Maybe you have known something about it through the Kung Fu movies. Bruce Lee might be the most famous Kung Fu star all over the world. It’s okay even if you know nothing about it. If you are interested in Chinese Kung Fu, watching the Legend of Kung Fu Show in the Red Theater is strongly recommended. This stunning show will start at 7:30 p.m and last for 1.5 hours. It tells a story that a kid named Chun Yi went to Shaolin Temple to study Kung Fu, and finally, he became a Kung Fu master after undergoing sufferings and overcoming obstacles. When watching it, you will be surprised by the power of Chinese Kung Fu.
After breakfast, you will take the private car northwestward for about 1 hour to the Ding Tomb. It is 54 kilometers away from downtown. Constructed from 1584 to 1590 in the Ming Dynasty, the Ding Tomb is where Wanli emperor and his two empresses were buried. This tomb began to be build when Wanli was 21 years old. Over 30,000 laborers were summoned to build it. There is a legend about this tomb. Once upon a time, when Wanli emperor came to inspect the construction, he was enraged by the artisans polishing bricks slackly. So, the emperor burst into a fury, “How tardy you are! When will my tomb be completed?” An artisan replied, “Dear emperor, actually, we don’t want to build it quickly.” Being extremely angry, the emperor berated him, “How dare you delay the construction of my tomb!” When the artisan was about to be put to death by the emperor, he was still composed, “Please don’t be mad, my distinguished emperor. If we finish it earlier, it means that you will die soon. We delay it because we wish you have a long and healthy life.” After hearing these words, the emperor was delighted and released the artisan.
In the afternoon, you will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall, 41 kilometers northeast to the Ding Tomb. It will take you about 1 hour by car. This part of the Great Wall was built under the supervision of General Xu Da in the early Ming Dynasty. In 1987, it was listed as one of the top 16 Beijing views. With a forest coverage rate of 96%, Mutianyu Great Wall becomes an attraction featuring beautiful natural scenes all year round. When climbing it by taking a cable car, you will take lovely pictures in different seasons – flowers in spring, brooks in summer, red leaves in autumn, and snow in winter. If sharing these photos on Twitter, Instagram or other social media, a lot of new friends will follow you!
Option: When mentioning the traditional Beijing cuisine, one cannot miss the Peking Roast Duck. It is world-famous for its glistening golden color, smell and taste. People usually wrap the meat slices in a pancake with sliced scallion and cucumber. It is the most gratifying moment when taking a bite of it!
Today is the last day of your 4 days in-depth tour in Beijing. After having breakfast, the local tour guide will take you to the airport or the railway station. We hope to meet you again in China! See you next time!
Author: Liu Na
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.