Beijing Classic Two Day Package: City Highlights+Great Wall at Mutianyu+798 Art Zone

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1st Jul 2016

Great Wall at Mutianyu

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798 Art Zone

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Heavenly Worshipping Altar of the Temple of Heaven

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Peking Roast Duck

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Peking Roast Duck

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Throne inside the Forbidden City

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Panoramic view of the Forbidden City

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Inside the 798 Art Zone

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Great Wall at Mutianyu

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Panoramic view of the Tian'anmen Square

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Tian'anmen Gate

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Longevity Hill of the Summer Palace

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Marble Boat and Dragon Boast of the Summer Palace

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Day 1 City Highlights

Temple of Heaven

Pick up at 9 am to see the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors performed their ritual ceremonies. The best time to visit it is in the morning to see the local senior people doing exercise, practicing Taichi, playing Shuttlecock, doing ground calligraphy as well as singing and dancing.

Tiananmen Square

The tour continues by driving by the Tiananmen Square, the largest city-center square in the world. Sometimes there are a lot of people in the Square and security check takes a long time. Also it is a long way to walk to the entrance of the Forbidden City. So it is better to drive by to see the main buildings instead of walking 45 minutes to the Forbidden City. It is optional to walk or drive by; the guide will play it by air with your consent.

Forbidden City

After the Square, the driver will pull over nearby the Eastern Gate of Forbidden City which is ten minutes walk to the entrance of the Forbidden City, where the Ming and Qing Emperors resided for more than 500 years. It is the best place to take pictures of the Moat and Watchtower of the Forbidden City on the way to the entrance, Southern Gate.

Peking Roast Duck

Lunch will be served in a cozy non-tourist Peking Roast Duck restaurant, which is about half an hour drive from the Forbidden City. Peking Roast Duck is the most famous local food in Beijing, which is very popular with visitors home and abroad.

Summer Palace

After lunch, it's about another half an hour drive to the Summer Palace, the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China now. Inside the Summer Palace, we will also take a boat to see the Suzhou Street, where the eunuch and concubine used to disguise as sellers for the emperor to enjoy shopping by using a special kind of coin. Drive back the hotel and have an outside look of the Olympic Stadiums en route. Alternatively, we could also stop at a bridge to the west of the Water Cube which is the best place to take pictures of the main buildings in the Olympic Village.

Day 2 Great Wall at Mutianyu+798 Art Zone

Great Wall at Mutianyu

Pick up at 9 am to see Mutianyu, the most beautiful section of the Great Wall, which is about 1.5 hours drive from Beijing. Mutianyu is pretty and less touristy, more popular with foreign visitors. Starting from June 28th, 2014, all the cars have to stop at the foot of the mountain and all visitors have to take the shuttle bus both ways to and from the previous parking lot. From the parking lot, it takes about 10 minutes to get on the cable car station and another 5 minutes to get on the Wall by cable car. After 2 hours walking on the Wall, lunch will be served in Xiaolongpu, a famous Chinese restaurant nearby.

798 Art Zone

After lunch, drive to the 798 Art Zone to have a walk around for another hour. It is a gathering place for the contemporary artists in Beijing where we could see a lot of studios and sculptures outside. The 798 Art Zone used to be an electronics factory and later deserted and taken by artists, because of its spacious room, cheap rent and its original design. Now people could still see the Chairman Mao' graffiti in some of the studios.

Tour Pricing (USD)

660$/P.P. (1 Person)

375$/P.P. (2 Persons)

325$/P.P. (3 Persons)

275$/P.P. (4 Persons)

238$/P.P. (5 Persons)

215$/P.P. (6 Persons)

200$/P.P. (7-9 Persons)

Tour Highlights:

• Tiananmen Square

• Forbidden City

• Temple of Heaven

• Great Wall at Mutianyu

• Summer Palace

• 798 Art Zone

• Peking Roast Duck

• Boat Ride

• Toboggan

Tour Inclusions:

-- Transfers between hotel and sights

-- Entrance fees to all sights listed

-- Boat ride in the Summer Palace

-- Peking Roast Duck lunch (Day1)

-- Two ways Shuttle Bus

-- Two ways Cable Car/Toboggan

-- A local English-speaking guide

-- Quality local Chinese lunch (Day2)

-- Mineral water

-- Government taxes/service charges

Tour Exclusions:

-- Accommodation

-- Gratuities (optional)

Former Taoist Temple now a public park, where the Ming and Qing Emperors performed their ritual ceremonies.
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Photo of Temple of Heaven by WikiBeijing
The largest city center Square in the world, which serves as the symbol of new China since its founding in 1949.
Photo of Tiananmen, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
Photo of Tiananmen, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
The working and living place for the 14 Ming and 10 Qing Emperors, which was off-limits to the commoners for more than 500 years.
Photo of Palace Museum East Gate Outer, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
Photo of Palace Museum East Gate Outer, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
Peking Roast Duck is the most famous local cuisine in Beijing, with a history of 600 years.
Photo of Peking Roast Duck by WikiBeijing
Photo of Peking Roast Duck by WikiBeijing
The biggest and best-preserved imperial garden existing in China, serving as the Summer Resort for the Qing Emperors since 1750.
Photo of Summer Palace by WikiBeijing
Photo of Summer Palace by WikiBeijing
Used for warding off the nomads especially Mongols, the Great Wall stretches for more than 4000 miles through 9 provinces and 2 metropolis in China. Mutianyu is the most beautiful section and less touristy.
Photo of Mutianyu Road, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
Photo of Mutianyu Road, Beijing, China by WikiBeijing
The gathering place for the contemporary artists in Beijing where a deserted electronics factory is being used for its spacious room, cheap rent and most importantly its original design.
Photo of 中国北京市朝阳区798艺术区 by WikiBeijing
Photo of 中国北京市朝阳区798艺术区 by WikiBeijing
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