Private Day Tour: Go on a Temple Pilgrimage including Vegetarian Lunch and Afternoon Tea

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From $208.00

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Departs: Beijing, Beijing

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

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If you are a vegetarian or have interests in understanding about Buddhism and historical temple buildings, this private tour is a good fit for you. During this day, you will visit two old lesser-known Buddhist Temples in Beijing: Ordination Terrace Temple (Jietai Temple) - built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and Tanzhe Temple - first built during the Jin dynasty (265-420 AD). An authentic vegetarian lunch meal in the Ordination Temple and a relax afternoon tea with snacks inside of the Tanzhe Temple are included.

What's Included

Bottled water

Chinese tea and snack

Entrance Fee

Hotel pickup and drop-off(For Hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing City)


Professional guide

Transport by private vehicle

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 90

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Please wear comfortable shoes
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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

Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si)
Approximately at 8:30am, depart from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenic surroundings on your way to the west part of Beijing. Set in forested mountains to the west of Beijing, Tanzhe Temple and Ordination Terrace Temple (Jietai Temple) are tranquil retreats in fresh mountain air, scented with burning incence. These 2 temples are charming and hardly changed for centuries, and you will find that they are very popular by local pilgrims.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Old Pine Trees of Jietai Temple
Your first stop is the Temple of the Ordination, which sits on a hillside and looks more like a fortress than a temple. It is surrounded by forbiddingly tall red walls. On a clear day, this temple offers an unhindered view of Beijing. The temple takes its name from its famous Ming marble ordination altar, built some 1,300 years ago. This altar is nearly 5 meters high and is decorated with exquisite carvings.The enormous white marble ordination platform is China's largest and intricately carved with figures - monks, monsters (beaked and winged) and saints. Dating from the Liao Dynasty, it is a three-tiered structure with 113 statues of the God of Ordination placed in niches around the base. The temple also famous for its ancient twisted pine and cypress trees in the courtyards.

Next, you will enjoy a vegetarian lunch inside the temple, and this is a very unique dining  You will stop at the vegetarian restaurant inside the temple to experience an unique dinning experience.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

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