2-Hour Temple of Heaven Private Walking Tour

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From $62.00

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Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour private walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Stroll around this historical religious complex, learning about its architecture and spiritual symbolism. Visit the Hall of Prayer of Good Harvests, where emperors prayed for fruitful harvests, and see the Imperial Vault of Heaven, Circular Mound Altar, and more. Plus, stroll around the temple park, seeing Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. Entrance fees and hotel pickup are inclusive.

What's Included

Entrance fee

Hotel pickup (for hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city)

Private walking tour

Professional guide

Transportation fees to the Temple of heaven

What's Not Included


Hotel drop-off

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infant (0-4 years old) is free to join
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Temple of Heaven
Your tour guide will meet you in your hotel's lobby at your preferred time, then heading to Beijing’s UNESCO-protected Temple of Heaven and begin your tour of the extensive imperial altar complex, whose origins stretch back nearly 600 years. 

Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly enjoying their morning exercises, dances, and martial arts. As you watch, learn about retirement in China and the daily lives of its older citizens.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest
Next, make your way to the temple showpiece: the 15th-century Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Constructed without a single nail, this magnificent circular wooden building boasts three blue-tile roofs and an ornate interior. Take a look around and hear how China’s emperors came here to pray for bountiful harvests.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Danbi Bridge
Visit the Danbi Bridge, the temple’s main pathway, and pass the Emperors’ Changing Room, where the royals dressed for their prayers.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Echo Wall
Admire the richly decorated vault pavilion with its surrounding Echo Wall, and see the Circular Mound Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the gods.

Afterward, your tour concludes when your guide leaves you at the temple’s South Gate.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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