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Beijing Private Tour of Temple of Heaven, Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City

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    What to Expect
    Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Beijing city center at 9:00am, meet your private guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned vehicle.

    Your exploration begins with a visit to the stunning Temple of Heaven visited by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven. Watching local people doing morning exercises and you are welcome to join!

    The Temple of Heaven is one of several worship sites in the capital where the emperors offered sacrifices. Its location in the city derives from the notion that yang,the mal vital principle,is located n the south;and as Heaven is yang,it should be worshipped in the southern suburbs of the capital. The Temple of Heaven was constructed between 1406 and 1420 during the reign of Ming Emperor YongLe (reign: 1403-1424), who also oversaw the creation of the Forbidden City during the same period.

    Enjoy your delicious lunch at an authentic restaurant.

    Exploring one of the world’s largest public areas—Tian'anmen Square, home to the National Museum of China, the mausoleum of Mao Zedong and the great Monument to the Peoples’ Heroes. Pass through the south gate to the magnificent Forbidden City, a 250-acre complex of courtyards, palaces, pavilions and gardens, which served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households for more than 500 years

    The Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is located in the middle of Beijing,, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

    After seven hours exploring tour, you will be taken back to your accommodation in Beijing.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from your hotel within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th
    ring road of Beijing city, you can travel to meeting point in the city to meet our tour guide, or hotel pick up may have extra cost.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Entry/Admission - Forbidden City-The Palace Museum
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • If you choose to have Spanish language tour guide service, please ensure to make your booking at least 3 days in advance
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Dress code is smart casual
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please offer all passport number and name for Forbidden City tickets booking. Please bring passport during the tour
    • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
    • Infant (1-3 years old) are free providing they do not occupy a seat
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This is a full day tour and a good pair of comfortable shoes are advised! Subject only to that expect a great time visiting Temple of Heaven, Tian’anmen Square, Forbidden City and vicinity - places full of history and stories. We enjoyed our trip tremendously, thanks to Anson
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    We had an excellent time with Becky exploring Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven. She is very knowledgeable and her English is the best we have had in China among many other private guides. She took us for a delicious lunch in a clean place afterwards.
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    We had a great tour led by our excellent tour guide Anson. We travelled in an air conditioned van with water available. Anson made this trip very interesting and informative. His English was impecable.
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    If you're going to do this tour request Anson as your guide. He was on time, friendly, humorous and explained the sites in such amazing detail we were just blown away. The depth of knowledge he displayed about everything was just incredible. Our driver was awesome as well,
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    My parents and I had a wonderful day exploring the Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with Lucy our tour guide. Lucy was informative and knowledgeable throughout and she catered to our needs. We highly recommend Discover Beijing tours and especially Lucy!
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