Beijing Private Tour: Lama Temple, Hutong + View Forbidden City from Scenic Hill


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Departs: Beijing, Beijing

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Overview

New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easygoing pace on this full day tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour which visits some of the city's many well-known attractions. Explore the colorful Lama Temple; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance; stroll around Houhai Lake; experience the street life in Hutong; visit Prince Gong’s Mansion; climb Scenic Hill and have a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City.

1. Taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian)
2. It’s nice to get a sense of its size by seeing it from Scenic Hill
3. Your guide can answer all your questions about the city
4. Explore Houhai, Hutong and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas
5. Transport around the city is provided, starting with a pick-up at your hotel


What's Included

All Fees and Taxes

Lunch

Private transportation

Professional tour guide


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 75

Additional Info

  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Your tour guide will be welcoming you at your hotel at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Lama Temple and start the wonderful tour.
If you only have time to visit one temple in Beijing, make it the Lama Temple.
The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet, began as a palace for Emperor Yongzheng before he became the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the resplendent temple, with its halls, courtyards, ponds, and bronze mandala, is a lamasery for some two dozen Tibetan monks. Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with Buddha statues in various incarnations, murals, and carvings.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

GuLou XiJie ShangYeJie
The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.
At noon, we will taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian).

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Back Lakes (Hou Hai)
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.
We will walk along Hutong, taste snacks and experience the local lifestyle.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Yandai Xie Street
Know as Yandai Xiejie in Chinese, the Yandaixie Street is one of the oldest hutongs in Beijing. Located in the Xicheng District, it is close to the Shichahai which are famous attractions in Beijing.
Since the olden days, Yandaixiejie Street has been one of the most flourishing commercial areas in Beijing. The stores are closely packed along the street, and a wide variety of souvenirs with Beijing characteristics can be found there.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Nanluoguxiang
Nanluoguxiang Hutong is known for its authentic Beijing atmosphere. The age-old siheyuans, archways, wall carvings, and former residences of socialites can be found there. Today there has been an unprecedented fusion of East and West in Nanluoguxiang Hutong, where new pubs and restaurants have given it an urban appearance.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Prince Kung's (Gong) Mansion
Prince Gong’s Mansion is the best preserved mansion in China, including the mansion and the park.
The main layout of Prince Gong’s Mansion includes three parts: middle buildings, east and west buildings. All those three parts are built along the central axis and composed of traditional courtyards. Those mansions are built widely with the highest level of construction regulations at that time. Besides, there are three courtyards in each of three main buildings and each of them is a popular tourism spot.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park.
Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. This park is open after dark, until 9pm in summer and 8pm in winter.
At dusk, the Forbidden City is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.

Afterwards, enjoy comfortable transfer back to your hotel, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included






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