Day 1: BEIJING
Day 2: BEIJING
Day 3: BEIJING – GREAT WALL
Day 4: BEIJING
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Early morning departure your hotel with our private driver for Tiananmen Square visit. Third largest place in the world, it owes its celebrity to the many events that took place in Chinese history. Then visit the Forbidden City, former winter residence of the Chinese emperors. With the famous portrait of Mao at the entrance, his access was banned for nearly 500 years. The visit includes the crossing of the many doors and palaces which compose this imposing site. Arriving on the other side, visit the Coal Hill, called Jingshan Park, which gives a panoramic view of the old city and the Forbidden City.
Lunch at the inhabitant in the old districts of Beijing called Hutongs. Rickshaw ride to discover the daily life of Hutongs. Visit the Drum Tower which faces the Bell Tower. These two towers were the official buildings used to indicate the time in the old days, and more specifically during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The end of the afternoon will be dedicated to the discovery of one of the most beautiful areas of Hutongs of Beijing in the district of Houhai, around the lake of the same name. Free time to discover for yourself the many cafes, tea houses, bars and shops that the neighborhood has to offer. At the lake, there are many houses including former residence of Song Qingling, one of the most beautiful and best restored Beijing.
Dinner at the lake and overnight at the hotel.
In the early morning, visit the beautiful and colorful Temple of Heaven. It is a complex of Taoist buildings located southeast of the center of the city. Its overall layout, like that of each building, symbolizes the relationship between heaven and earth - the human world and the divine world - essence of the Chinese cosmogony, as well as the special role of the emperors in this relationship.
Lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Created in 1750, largely destroyed during the War of 1860, and restored to its original foundations in 1886, the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of the art of Chinese landscape gardens. It integrates the natural landscape of the hills and bodies of water with human-made elements such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges, to create a harmonious and exceptionally aesthetic whole. Dinner at the restaurant. Opportunity to attend a Kungfu show or concert of Peking Opera.
Early morning departure for the Great Wall of China. Visit the very well preserved portion of Jingshaling which offers fabulous panoramas and breathtaking scenery. Then visit the site of the tombs of the emperors of the Ming Dynasty. 13 of the 16 emperors of the Ming Dynasty are buried there. Walk on the Sacred Way, lined with magnificent statues representing lions, camels, unicorns, elephants, horses, chimeras and Chinese dignitaries over three meters high.
Lunch in the artistic district 798 Beijing and free time to discover these abandoned factories turned into studios and art galleries. Finally, visit the remarkable 2008 Olympic Games site, including the National Stadium nicknamed the Bird's Nest and the Olympic pool nicknamed the Water Cube. At dinner, tasting of the famous Peking duck.
Night at the hotel.
According to the schedules of planes, possibility:
- visit the Silk Market, a must for shopping and the temple of erfeiting;
- visit the Lama Temple, former palace of Emperor Yongzheng offered to Tibetan monks in 1732;
- climb to the top of the Beijing TV tower to have a panoramic view of the city.
Transfer to the airport for the return flight.
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