“Spend 2 days in Beijing might be essential for you to better understanding this city of Beijing. You’ll visit the most highlight attraction in day 1 including the Tian’anmen Square, the Forbidden City and the Great Wall at Mutianyu while you’ll visit the elegant imperial garden at the Summer Palace and discover how those Chinese emperors worshipped their “Gods” in the Temple of Heaven, what’s more you’ll have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City and even the Beijing city the Jingshan park as a perfect ending to this trip in day 2. If you have 2 days in Beijing, we highly recommend you take this trip. You won’t feel regret!”
– David Deng, the product manager of Trippest
Skip the line at the Forbidden City as VIP guests with our informative and friendly guide to discover the secret lives of Chinese ancient emperors. Hiking up the most beautiful section of the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu at ease by round-way cable car. Visit the world largest urban square in the center of the city of Beijing – Tian’anmen Square. Enjoy freshly-cooked Beijing local food for lunch at our selected restaurant. No shopping at all, no time-wasting!
In the morning your guide will be waiting for you at your hotel lobby (or any other appointed address) at around 7:30 am (the exact departure time will be given by your guide at Day 1) and you’ll be picked-up and transferred to our first destination of the day – Summer Palace by our clean and comfortable vehicle.
Summer Palace is the largest imperial royal garden in the world which was built by the Chinese Emperor Qianlong in Qing dynasty as a gift for his mother’s birthday!
You’ll see the wisdoms and treasures of traditional Chinese architecture art while you walking in this garden. It is about 273 hectares in size and is composed of three main scenic areas: the palace area, lake area, and mountain area.
You’ll visit the Summer Palace by taking a dragon boat on the lake which is the best way to visit Summer Palace (the boat trip is not available in winter as the lake would be frozen) and, on the way you will have a chance to view all of the beautiful palaces at the side of the lake.
After the boat trip, you will walk along a long corridor which is regarded as the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 Chinese traditional paintings on the beams.
After visiting the Summer Palace you’ll pass by the 2008 Beijing Olympics sites including the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube for a photo opportunity. Your guide will show you the best angle for taking a panoramic view of the stadium.
Lunch will be served at Da Wan Ju restaurant which serves traditional Beijing local food. Your guide will help you to order the food loved by local people.
Remember we have visited the Forbidden City on Day 1? Still being amazed by these palaces and treasures? This afternoon we will change another angle to have a panoramic view of the Forbidden City at Jingshan Park which is located behind the Forbidden City. Standing on the 479-meter high hill you’ll have the best position to get a panoramic view of this large Palace Museum which you should not miss.
After visiting Jingshan Park, we will head to the Temple of Heaven. This is the place where ancient Chinese emperors used to worship their “Gods”. The Altar, Echo Wall, and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights.
You’ll find the Hall of Abstinence is a special place that those emperors use this palace for fasting before they held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest and would abstain from meat and wine. Usually, the emperor go to this palace three days in advance with no drinking, no entertainment, no mourning and paying no attention to any sins and crimes being committed which showed his piousness to his god.
However, those emperors do not really know that there’s only one true God who saved His people by His grace through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” – 【Ephesians 2:8-10 (ESV)】
May God bless His people in China through His Words to open their heart let them know that You are the only true God.
This trip comes to the end after visiting the Temple of Heaven. Your guide and driver will transfer you back to your hotel. If you need to catch an onward flight or train please book a transfer service in advance and tell your guide your departure time.
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|Seasons||Adult (age 12+)||Child (age 2 – 11)||Infant (age < 2)|
|Shoulder Season *||$220 USD||$200 USD||Free|
|Peak Season *||$240 USD||$220 USD||Free|
* Please Note: The peak season includes the following dates: 29/Apr/2018 – 01/May/2018, 01/Oct/2018 – 08/Oct/2018, 30/Dec/2018 – 01/Jan/2019, 15/Feb/2019 – 22/Feb/2019. Other dates are indicated as shoulder season.
We had a wonderful experience in a small group two-day Beijing tour with Great Wall Hiking at Mutianyu with William. People in our group were very outgoing and friendly. Our guide William organized our tour well including family style lunches on both days in nice local restaurants. William is very personable, knowledgeable, his English is good and easy to understand. He took our group pictures and shared them with us. I am attaching one of the pictures.