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( including hotel )
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One-Day Tour
Badaling Great Wall+ Beijing City Tour
- Badaling Great Wall + Chang Tomb
( Ming Tombs ) + Birds Nest
- Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall +  
Tiananmen square + Forbidden City
- Badaling Great Wall + Birds Nest + Summer palace
-Badaling Great Wall + Ming Tombs (visit Changling Tomb & Sacred Way)
- Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall, Birds Nest, Water Cube
- Badaling Great Wall + Beijing Hutong, Temple of Heaven
- Badaling Great Wall, Dingling (underground palace of Ming Tombs), Sacred Way
- Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall, Beijing Zoo (Giant Panda), Lama Temple
- Beijing Day Tour to Badaling Great Wall, Hot Spring, Acrobatic Show.
 
One-Day Tours
Mutianyu Great Wall + City Tour
-Mutianyu Great Wall + Summer Palace
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Ming Tombs
(Changling Tomb & Sacred Way)
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Local Village
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Hongluo Temple + Yanxi Lake
- Mutianyu Great Wall + 798 Art Gallery
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Birds Nest + Water Cube
- Mutianyu Great Wall +Birds Nest +Beijing Hutong
- Mutianyu Great Wall + Hot Spring + Beijing Opera
 
One-Day Beijing City Tours
Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City,
Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace 
- Beijing Day Tour to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Birds Nest
- Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City, Jingshan Park + Beijing Zoo (Giant Panda)
Tiananmen Square + Forbidden City + Temple of Heaven + Lama Temple
- Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Hongqiao Market
- Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Foot Massage, Kongfu Show
- Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beihai Park, Beijing Zoo (Giant Panda)
- Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Hutong, Xiushui Market
- Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Planning Exhibition Hall, Temple of Heaven
- Summer Palace + Temple of Heaven
  + Hongqiao Market
- Lugou Bridge + Wanping Town + Chinese Tea Show
- Fragrant Hills Park, Wofosi Temple (The Temple of the Reclining Buddha)
- Baiyun Taoist Temple, Xiangshan(Fragrant Hills Park), Biyunsi Temple
- China North International Shooting Range, Hot Spring Spa
 
One-Day Tour
Huanghuacheng, Juyongguan, Simatai, Jinshanling Great Wall
-Beijing Day Tour to Simatai Great Wall
- Beijing Day Tour to Jinshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall
- Beijing Day Tour to Jinshanling Great Wall
- Beijing Day Tour to Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Olympic Sites (exterior)
- Beijing Tour to Juyongguan Great Wall, Ming Tombs (Changling & Sacred Way), Birds Nest
- Beijing Day Tour to Juyongguan Great Wall, Summer Palace, Birds Nest
- Beijing Day Tour to Temple of Heaven, Juyongguan Great Wall and Birds Nest

Xingang port to Beijing,Tianjin Port,Cruise Ship Passengers.
Usually, the Diamond Princess just stay at Xingang Port for one day, you may take a Tianjin day trip, or a short trip to Beijing.  The other cruise ships like Amsterdam, Volendan, Nautica, Legend of the Seas…they may not leave until the next day, so you may take advantage of these two days to visit both Great Wall and Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City.
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- Transfer from Railway Station to Hotel  (Vice Verse)
 
Beijing Evening Tour
Acrobatic Show
Peking Opera     Kongfu Show
- Beijing Evening Tour of Roast Duck Dinner and Acrobatic Show
- Beijing Evening Tour of Roast Duck Dinner and Peking Opera
- Beijing Evening Tour of Roast Duck Dinner and Kongfu Show
- Beijing Evening Tour of Imperial Cuisine at Beihai Park
- Beijing Evening Tour of Quanjude Peking Roast Duck Banquet
 
Beijing Hotels
Beijing 5-star Hotels
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- Beijing Hotel
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- Beijing International Hotel
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- Beijing Holiday Inn Crowne Plaza
- Chang An Grand Hotel
- Raffles Beijing Hotel
- Hilton Beijing Wangfujing
- Capital Hotel
- Langham Place, Beijing Capital Airport
Beijing 4-star Hotels
- Sunworld Dynasty Hotel
- Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven
- Jinlongtan Hotel
- Holiday Inn Central Plaza Beijing
 
 
Beijing 3-star Hotel
- Traveler Inn
- Red Wall Hotel
- Chongwenmen Hotel
- King Parkview Hotel
- Sariz International Hotel
- Holiday Inn Express Beijing Minzuyuan
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Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, is the nation's political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, Beijing also serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry in China. Beijing, Jing for short, is one of the six ancient cities in China. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year. Beijing is one of the four ancient cities of China (together with Xian, Luoyang, Nanjing), the best preserved, and famous around the world. Beijing is also known as a cradle of humanity. As early as 700,000 years ago, Peking Man lived in Zhoukoudian area of Beijing. Beijing City was established over 3,000 years ago and was called Jin City in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC - 771 BC). Ever since Emperor Qin united China in 221 BC, Beijing has played an important role in north China. It was the capital city in the Liao (916-1125), Jin (1115-1234), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. During these 800 years, 34 emperors lived and ruled here. The world renowned Forbidden City was built during this period. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, World War I broke out. Beijing became the focus of invaders. The war disrupted the society. Many residences of royal families were robbed and burned down. After that, the whole country was reduced to the status of semi-colonial and semi-feudal society. It wasn't until October 1st, 1949 that the People's Republic of China was founded. Beijing is known as the capital city of the prosperous new country which has flared into importance in Asia.China Beijing Tour, beijing day tours,Beijing one Day tours,Beijing Tourist Site,Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace,Great Wall at Badaling,Tiananmen Square,Changling (Chang Tomb of Ming Tombs),Birds Nest,Mutianyu Great Wall,Beijing Kongfu show,hutong Tour.
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Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, is the nation's political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, Beijing also serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry in China.
Beijing, Jing for short, is one of the six ancient cities in China. It has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long
history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year.
Beijing is one of the four ancient cities of China (together with Xian, Luoyang, Nanjing), the best preserved, and famous around the world. Beijing is also known as a cradle of humanity. As early as 700,000 years ago, Peking Man lived in Zhoukoudian area of Beijing.....

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Beijing tour to Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing, with a total area of 44 hectares which is equal to 61 soccer fields. It is the biggest city center square in this world, and not only the geographical center of Beijing but also the political heart of China........
Beijing tour to Mutianyu Great Wall
Mutianyu Great Wall located in Huairou County 70km northeast of Beijing. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
Compared with Badaling ,this section is less crowed, especially if you get there early. It is the most beautiful section wall in Beijing. Woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area. The wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons. Flowers bloom all over the mountains in spring. Grasses dress the hillside green in summer. Trees are laden with sweet fruits in autumn, and especially in October, leaves are turning red or yellow, touching the mountain tops with gold. In winter, the wall is covered by snow, making it seem more magnificent.
Beijing Tour to Beijing Zoo
Beijing Zoo is located in the northwest of downtown Beijing, it is the biggest zoo in china as well as one of the best well-known zoos in the world, and it covers an area of over 86 hectares with more than 490 types of wild animals. Beijing Zoo was built in 1906 and also the earliest zoo that was open to the public in China. So many top-leaders and celebrities have been to this zoo since the founding of People's Republic of China. It has established comprehensive relationship and mutual exchange with over 50 zoos from different countries and regions, now it also one of the patriotic educational bases of Chinese Youth. It is famous for the Giant Panda House and the biggest inland Aquarium both at home and abroad. Panda is also known as the National Animal of China.
Beijing tour to Silk Market
Silk Street Market is one of the most famous shopping malls in Beijing; it gets a nickname "embassy market" for the sake of its good location nearby the Embassy Area. It is specialized in selling silk products, embroideries, imitation fashionable brands, Chinese typical souvenirs. There are over 400 small and big booths scattering in this modern six-story building........
Beijing tour to Water Cube
The National Aquatics Stadium is located to the west of Bird's Nest, nicknamed Water Cube, which is the stadium for swimming, diving and synchronized swimming during Beijing Olympic Games in August 2008. The design inspiration is quoted from the soap bubbles and the entire shape look like a jumbo blue cube composing of over 3000 pieces of ETFE .......
Beijing tour to Simatai Great Wall
Simatai Great Wall is about 120 kilometers northeast of Beijing in Miyun County. This section of the Great Wall is about 19 kilometers long with 35 magnificent watch towers and joins the Jinshanling in the west. The design of this section is ingenious and peculiar, really valuable for the study of military affairs and....
Beijing tour to Forbidden City
Forbidden City, also known as Palace Museum, is the political center and residence of 24 emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties, 14 of them were from Ming Dynasty and rest of them were Qing emperors, they lived inside the big palaces and ruled the whole empire for totally 491 years.....
Beijing tour to Heaven Temple
The Temple of Heaven is satiated in the southern part of Beijing. It was first built in 1420 in the Ming Dynasty during the time when the Forbidden City and some other important imperial structures were constructed. It covers an area of 273 hectares.........
Beijing tour to Juyongguan Great Wall
Juyongguan Pass Great Wall---Juyongguan, known as The First Pass under Heaven, is a gateway to ancient Beijing from Inner Mongolia, was built in a 15-kilometer long valley flanked by mountains. It is approximately 50 kilometers from the city......
Beijing tour to Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is located on the northwest outskirts of Beijing, about 20 kilometers away from the downtown. It is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world and one of the largest of its kind still in existence in China today. It has a history of over 800 years and occupies a total area of over 290 hectares.......
Beijing tour to badaling Great Wall
The Badaling Great Wall is one outstanding representative of China's Great Wall; it is named Badaling because here extends in all directions. This area occupied an important military strategic point in the history for it is satiated nearby the border of China. It is not only safeguarding the imperial tombs, but also is northern ...............
Beijing tour to Yonghegong Lamasery
Yonghegong Lamasery is the only one temple associated with Tibetan Buddhism, which was firstly built in 1694, and it was eunuchs' residence before that time, Emperor Yongzheng used to live here before he was selected as the successor since 1694, this place............
Beijing tour to Jinshanling Great Wall
Jinshanling Great Wall, about 133 kilometers away from downtown Beijing, stretches from Miyun County of Beijing to Luanping County of Hebei Province. The name came from two towers-Great Jinshan Tower and Lesser Jinshan Tower on the Great Wall in this region. It was said that three thousand soldiers under Ming General Qi Jiguang were all natives of Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces. They built two watch towers and....
Beijing tour to Ming Tombs
chang Ling is the first tomb constructed in Ming Tombs area as well the biggest one among the 13 thirteen tombs; it is the grave for the Emperor Zhudi who was the third Emperor of Ming Dynasty. It took almost 18 years to complete this tomb from 1409 to 1427. Emperor was regarded as the greatest emperor in Ming Dynasty; he made countless achievements in his whole life in political............
Beijing tour to Ming Tombs
Ding Ling was constructed on a vast scale with magnificent buildings, and ranks the third after Chang Ling and Yong Ling. Ding Ling is the tomb of Emperor Zhu Yijjun, whose reign title is Wan Li, the 13th Emperor of Ming Dynasty. He was born in 1563, died in 1620 at the age of 58. He ruled China for 48 years from 1573 to 1620, the longest ruling ......
Beijing tour to Sacred Road
A Sacred Road is always found in an imperial cemetery. The Sacred Road of the Ming Tombs is 7 kilometers long from the Memorial Stone Archway to the gate of Chang Ling. along the Sacred Road are Marble Archway, Great Palace Gate, Tablet Tower, Stone Statues and Dragon and Phoenix Gate. The Sacred Road is originally built for Chang Ling...........
Beijing Bai Yun Taoism Temple is located in the southwest of downtown Beijing and was first built in Tang Dynasty. It is almost 900 years old so far. The present temple was restored in late Qing Dynasty, and now some Taoism-related associations and organizations are settled down over here .............
Beijing Botanical Garden was founded in 1956 under the leadership of State Council of China; it is the largest botanical garden in the north of China, covering a total area of 400 hectares, which consists of four main parts: Plants Exhibition Area, Places of Historical Interest, Scientific Research Center and Natural Reserve. There are over 3000 kinds of plants .....
Beijing City Planning Exhibition Hall is situated in the southeast of Tiananmen Square, besides the Beijing Railway Museum. It was constructed in 2004 and was open to the public on September 24th 2004; the entire four-story building covers a total floor space of 16000 square..........
Beijing tour to Hong Qiao Pearl Market
Hong Qiao Pearl Market is located nearby the east gate of Temple of Heaven; which is a household famous market both at home and abroad, for it is the biggest pearl wholesale market in north part of China. There are so many pearl exhibitions in this market with more than 1000 small booths covering a total floor space of 32000 square meters. Hong Qiao Market has a......
Beijing tour to Lugou Bridge
Lugou Bridge is located in Fengtai District, around 15 kilometers away from the downtown of Beijing. It is the most ancient and best preserved arched stone bridge still in existence in Beijing today. It was first constructed in June 1186 in Jin Dynasty. This bridge covers a total length of 267 meters and 7.6 meters in width. There are 140 stone carving balustrades on the both sides of the bridge decorated with 501 vivid......
Beijing tour to Guo Zi Jian
Guo Zi Jian was the Chinese name for central imperial academy from Sui Dynasty in Chinese feudal society, which was the highest rank college of the feudal imperial education system. Beijing Guo Zi Jian can be traced back to Yuan Dynasty (1306), which were the highest administrative organization and the best state-owned college of Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties..........
Beijing tour to Jingshan (Prosperous Hill)
Jingshan, also known as Coal Hill, is located to the north of Forbidden City, which is a artificial hill, it is piled up by the earth and mud dug out from the moat surrounding the Forbidden City. This area wan a storehouse for keeping coal used by the imperial court in Yuan Dynasty, so it was called Coal Hill at that time. The name was changed into Prosperous Hill when Emperor decided to move the capital .....
Beijing tour to Beihai Park
Beihai Park is satiated to the west of Jingshan Park and northwest of Forbidden City, which can be traced back to Liao dynasty, around 1000 years ago. It covers a total area of about 700,000 square meters, of which the manmade lake occupies over half of it. It is mainly formed by the Beihai(North Sea) and Jade Islet, where used to be one of the imperial gardens. Emperors and .........
Beijing tour to Birds Nest
Bird's Nest is the nickname for Beijing National Stadium because the outlook of the stadium looks like a huge bird's nest, which is the main stadium for Beijing 29th Olympic Games in August 2008. It is located at the north end of the south-north central axis which is considered as the Dragon Line of Beijing. It took almost 4 years to complete this compound and..........
Quanjude Peking Duck Restaurant was founded in 1864 during Emperor Tongzhi's reign in Qing Dynasty. It has a history of over 140 years so far has witnessed the vicissitude of Chinese feudal and modern society from then on. It has developed into the best known roast duck restaurant in and out of China. So many top leaders and celebrities have tried this ............
Donglaishun Hot Pot Restaurant is the best hot pot and Muslim restaurant, also one of the symbolic Chinese cuisines in Beijing. Eating hot pot can be traced back to Yuan Dynasty, about 700 years ago, it is said that the hot pot was invented by Genghis Khan, the greatest Emperor of Yuan Dynasty. It became more and more popular when it was introduced to Beijing........
As we all know, Chinese food is popular and incredible all over the world, such as Sichuan Food, Peking Food, Shanghai food and Cantonese food. All of we Chinese share one interesting saying: "we Chinese eat everything with legs except the table and we Chinese eat everything with wings except the airplane". Beijing is the capital of China and.........
Beijing tour to Biyun Temple
The Temple of the Azure Clouds (Biyun Temple) is situated in the eastern part of the Western Hills, outside the north gate of Xiangshan Park.
This temple was initially built during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), and enlarged during the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it became a landscape style temple, with many Ming Dynasty style buildings.
Outside the moutain gate of the temple, there are two living stone lions, these two lions are different from others, they are classic Ming stone carvings, lean and lanky. Face to the gate, you will first see two halls inside, a five meter high Buddhist in each hall, these two buddhists are guardians in Chinese legend. Together with drum tower and bell tower, they compose the first entry courtyard. The mainhall of this courtyard is a Maitreya Hall.
The most important buddhists were enshrined in the third courtyard, Kuan-Yin is in the middle, and two Buddhas stand on each side, all these five buddhists are colour painting clay sculptures.
The pagoda complex is located in the last courtyard, white marble memorial stone archways are at the south of the courtyard, the archways were carved delicately. The buddha's warrior attendant's throne pagoda has 347 meters high, it is now the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall after renovated In 1954.
Another attraction in the Temple of the Azure Clouds is the Five Hundred Arhats Hall, located on the west side of the Temple, including four heavenly kings, three powerful Buddhas and ji Gong, there are 512 buddha statues in total, all the Arhats are vivid, life-size statues with different poses and expressions.
China as the homeland of Tea, the tea culture in China has a long history, as Chinese tradition, we always make a cup of tea for guest to show the greeting. In many Chiese poems, poets commend tea in different words.
Tea from China, along with the silk and porcelain, began to be known by the world over a thousand years ago, since then, more and more people like tea, together with coffee and cocoa, they are three most popular drink in the world.
There are Green tea, Oolong tea, Yellow tea, Black tea, Post-fermented tea and White tea in China, amd the ten top tea are Green tea Xi Hu Long Jing(Dragon Well Tea) in Hangzhou, Green Tea Dong Ting Bi Luo Chun(Green Snail Spring) in Suzhou, Huang Shan Mao Feng(Fur Peak Huangshan) in
Anhui, Liu An Gua Pian(Melon Seed) in Jinzhai of Anhui province, Oolong tea An Xi Tie Guan Yin(Iron Goddess) in Anxi of Fujian province, Oolong tea Wu Yi Yan Cha(Big Red Robe) in Wuyi of Fujian province, Yellow tea Jun Shan Yin Zhen(Silver Needle) in Yueyang of Hunan province, Black tea Qi Men Hong Cha(Qi Men Red Tea) in Qimen of Anhui province, Post-fermented tea Yun Nan Pu'er (Puerh tea) in Simao of Yunnan province, White tea Bai Hao Yin Zhen (White Fur Silver Needle) in Fuding of Fujian
province.
In addition, there are many flower tea, they are fragrant and have different efficacies, like help you to lose weight or nourish the skin.
In Beijing, many people know Maliandao Tea Street, from here, you may buy tea from everywhere. There are many tea houses and some tea shops provide Tea Show, usually the performer is a young girl with Chinese dress, the tea pot and cups were made by precious purple stoneware, and you may taste the fresh tea for free.
Beijing tour to Chinese Kung Fu Show
Chinese martial arts originated in the Shang dynasty (1766–1066 BCE) as the form Shoubo (no-holds-barred weaponless fighting), and then the Xiang Bo (similar to Sanda) from the 7th century BCE is considered as another example of ancient Chinese martial arts.
The modern concepts of martial arts were fully developed by the Ming and Qing dynasties, there were Kung fu, Wushu, Qigong and Tai Chi Chuan. The historical places about Chinese martial arts includes Shaolin Monastery, Wudang Mountains, Mount Emei and Kunlun Mountains.
Chinese Kung Fu were developed over the centuries, and introduced into many countries in the world, more and more people know it, and many foreigners come to China to learn it.
During the Beijing tour, we arrange the Kung Fu Show at the Red Theater, the theme the show here is "The Legend of Kung Fu", the best Kung Fu practitioners from all over China have been found and perform on the stage, the show has English subtitles shown above the stage, so you will enjoy both the Kung Fu Show and the story.
Beijing tour to Hutong
Beijing's traditional courtyards (siheyuan) still house many of the city's residents within the second ring road, which marks the limits of old Beijing. Siheyuan line the small lanes, or hutongs, that make up most of the central part of the city. However, many of the siheyuan, which consist of four rooms around a central yard, are being torn down at present, and quite a large proportion of those who have enjoyed courtyard living ............
Cloisonné is a special craftwork which producted in Beijing, as a kind of enamel, the process for making Cloisonné is complicated, beginning with casting the bronze into a expected shape, then using copper wires to affix into a decorative pattern, after that, it should be kilned, then enamelling different colors into hollows, kilnning again, then burnishing and gilding.
Cloisonné products are various, the main products are vases, bracelets, bowls and boxs. Cloisonne is a perfect combination of copper and porcelain, originated in Beijing in the Yuan Dynasty, and reached its artistic peak in the Ming Dynasty. In 1904 a piece of Chinese Cloisonne won the first prize at the Chicago World Fair.
In some Cloisonne factories in Beijing, you can see how workers making these beautiful craftworks, Cloisonné is also an ideal ornament, souvenir or gift.
Beijing tour to Confucius Temple
Confucius (Kongzi) was a Chinese thinker and social philosopher of the Spring and Autumn Period. There were three main philosophy in ancient China, they are Confucianism, Legalism and Taoism, among them, Confucianism emphasized personal and governmental morality, correctness of social relationships, justice and sincerity.
It is most popular, even was introduced to Europe and North America.
In China, there are confucius temples in many places, like in Confucius' hometown of Qufu in Shangdong Provinces, and Nanjing. The Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China after the one in Qufu. It was initially built in 1302, and was enlarged twice during the Ming and Qing dynasties, imperial officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius during the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
The Temple of Confucius has a total area of 22,000 square meters, the complex includes four courtyards aligned along a central axis. From south to north, the main structures are the Xianshi Gate, Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Hall and Chongshengci. There are 198 stone tablets in the front courtyard, with more than 51,624 names of Jinshi (the advanced scholars) of the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. The other 14 stone stele pavilions recorded the precious historical information of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Besides of the Confucius Temple, it is Guozijian, now they both open for travelers.
Panjiayuan Antiques Market is situated at the south of the East Third Ring Road. The market deals mainly in antiques, secondhand goods, arts and crafts. As the biggest antiques market in Asia, it covers an area of 4.85 hectares of land, and divided into open-air area, semi-covered area and stores in buildings. The open-air area is a flea market which just opens on the weekend, it is also the most interesting part, because many folk antique owners will come to join the weekend fair, here you will
see many interesting old goods which could not be seen at stores, this is a great place for bargain hunters. If you would like to sightsee or buy some antiques, we suggest weekend only, but should be very carefully to buy antiques, it is very difficult to say they are genuine articles or fake, unless you are an expert.
Beijing tour to Wangfujing Street
Wangfujing pedestrian street is known as the "golden street" in Beijing, like Nanjing Road in Shanghai, it is always very crowded with many travelers.
Wangfu means princely residence, Jing means in well, in the Qing Dynasty, ten aristocratic estates and princess residence were built here, then a well full of sweet water was discovered, hereby the name Wangfujing.
Wangfujing street could be considered as the shopping street, culture street, snack street and hotel street. In 1903, Dong'an market was formed. And Wangfujing Department Store is deemed as the First Department Store in China. Besides, there are morden malls like Oriental Plaza, Xin Dong An market and the New China Woman and Children Department Store. Some old stores have been here for almost or more than 100 years, such as Shengxifu hat store, Tongshenghe shoe shop, and the Wuyutai tea house. In the Beijing Arts and Crafts Central Store, you will see many handicrafts, paintings and calligraphy works. Wangfujing Snack Street is very famous, not only local Beijing food like Bing Tang Hulu (Candied Haw in a Stick), marrons glaces, Peking yoghourt, but also coconuts from Hainan, the most special food should be deep fired scorpion in a stick, eat it would be a big challenge to yourself. Also, the Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant at Wangfujing is one of the oldest Quanjude restaurants in Beijing.
The hotels at Wangfujing from very luxury Hilton Wangfujing, Holiday Inn Crown Plaza, The Peninsula Beijing, Wangfujing Grand Hotel, to Prime Hotel, Park Plaza, and economy hotels like Wangfujing Dawan Hotel and XinHai JinJiang Hotel Wangfujing.
In addition, Wangfujing is only 5 minutes walking to the Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City. If you want go futher, there are subway line 1, many buses and taxies.
In a word, Wangfujing Street (or said Wangfujing Shopping Avenue) is multifunctional and convenient, you can do everthing you want here, no matther eat, accommadation, shopping, or trip, entertainment.
Beijing tour to XiDan
Xidan is a major commercial area in Beijing, 15 minutes walking far to the west of the Tiananmen Square.
Xidan began to develop in the Ming Dynasty, it was an area alongside the passage for traders from Southwestern China to enter Beijing, so many restaurants and shops were built for these merchants. Then it became a commercial area, many banks and shopping malls moved to here.
At the Xidan Cultural Square, there is a paifang (or pailou, an elaborate structure with posts and gates, with superstructural gable on top; the highest rank was five gate-six post-eleven gable pailou) with two Chinese characters "西单"(Xidan). But, the Xidan Cultural Square is a morden squre, its under ground market 'the 77th Street' gathers varies cloth shops, shoes shops, beauty salon, restuarants, even icerink, it is very popular for young people.
Around the Xidan Cultural Square, there are Beijing Books Building- the biggest book store in China; Civil Aviation Bldg, Grand Pacific Shopping Mall, Zhongyou Shopping Mall, Xidan Shopping Center.
Xidan subway station is the transfer station of line 1 and line 4, you may get to the Summer Palace and Yuanmingyuan by subway line 4.
Jade symbolizes chaste, constant and perfect, it is a part of Chinese culture, the history of jade is as long as the Chinese civilization, archaeologists have found jade objects from the early Neolithic period (about 5000 BC), represented by the Hemudu Culture in Zhejian Province, and from the middle and late Neolithic period, represented by the Hongshan Culture along the Lao River, the Longshan Culture along the Yellow River, and the Liangzhu Culture in the Tai Lake region.
Jade has been ever more popular till today. In the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, people all over the world saw those unique and gorgeous medals with China jade on.
At jade fatory or jade shops, you will see not only very big jade art works for displaying at home like jade fish, jade buddha, jade globe, but also very small ornaments like pendants of necklace, ear rings and jade bangles. Jade has many diversities of colors, green and white are more common, besides, there are pink jade, yellowish jade, red jade, black jade, pale jade and so on. Because the jade handicrafts are very beautyful, pure and graceful, many people like it very much. At the jade factory, you can see how the handicrafts are carve by jade.
Beijing tour to Acrobatic Show
Acrobatic Show is very popular in the world, because it is only focus on the behavioural performance, no language barrier, no borders of culture.
Chinese Acrobatics grew out from labor and self-defense skills, the history could be traced back to Neolithic times. Chinese Acrobatic Show combines tradition with innovation. It not only preserves Mmany traditional programs, but also integrates acrobatics, music, dance, drama, Chinese Kungfu, Etc. Now, Chinese Acrobatic show always attract large audiences wherever it performed. The amazing and breath taking moves of the acrobats seem to defy the law of gravity.
Because the Acrobatic Show requires much techniques which are extremely difficult and risky, the training is always very long, hard and intense. The acrobatic performers should be trained strictly from six-year old or even younger.
In Beijing, the best place to see the Acrobatic Show is Chaoyang Theatre. Located to the east third ring road of Beijing, it was established in 1984, the theatre covers an area of 3,000 square meters, including a hall and three movie halls. In order to meet the need of tourism market, the theatre put forward a notion of "Acrobatics World" to enrich the contents. Recently, Chaoyang Theater has "Flying Acrobatic Show" every day.
Beijing tour to Niujie Mosque
The Niujie Mosque was built in 996, it is the largest and oldest mosque in Beijing, where is the spiritual center for the city's Muslims.
Niujie (Ox Street) is located in Xuanwu District, where is the largest area inhabited by Muslims in Beijing. The mosque covers an area of over 6000 square meters, it has the prayer hall, the Bangge Lou (minaret), a six-cornered moon observatory tower, and two pavilions with stone steles. The Niu Jie Mosque is based on Chinese traditional wooden palaces structurally, but towards to Mekka, the holy land of Islam, and with a typical Arabic-style of decoration.
It was a place open to Muslims only, the hall has the capacity for a few thousand worshippers. Muslims come to here for church service every Sunday.
Beijing tour to Zhoukoudian
Peking Man also called Sinanthropus pekinensis, is an example of Homo erectus. Zhoukoudian is a small village situated about 50 km southwest of Beijing.
In 1918, the famous Swedish geologist and archaeologist Johann Gunnar Andersson was told that there were some fossils at the 'Chicken-bone Hill' in Zhoukoudian. He was then serving as an adviser on mineral affairs in the Ministry of Agriculture and Commerce of the Chinese Government, and collected a lot of rodent fossils.
In 1921, when Austrian palaeontologists Andersson and Otto Zdansky, surveyed at Zhoukoudian again, local people informed them that there were more fossils on another hill which is named 'Dragon Bone Hill'. They started an excavation, the most important discovery were two human-like teeth this time. This discovery astonished the scientific world as no this kind of ancient human fossil had been found in Asia before that.
In 1928, two lower jaws of Peking Man were unearthed.
In 1929, the first and almost complete skull cap of Peking Man was found in the red sandy clay in a branching cave.
More and more fossils and Peking Man's tools, even some easy adornments were unearthed in the next years, anthropologists and archaeologists analysed and summed that
Peking Man made tools with vein quartz, quartz crystals, flint, and sandstones. Another mark of Peking Man's cultural progress is the use of fire.
The exposure of sedimentary strata around Zhoukoudian is quite extraordinary, this site illustrated the process of hominization, in 1987, the Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian was formally inscribed on the "World Heritage List".
Beijing tour to 798 Art Zone
798 Art Zone is located in Dashanzi in the Chaoyang District of Beijing. This area was 718 Joint Factory, that was Beijing North China wireless joint equipment factory. The Joint Factory was designed by a German architectural institution in Dessau in 1952, and started to construct in 1954, in 1964, the supervisor units canceled the organizational system of 718, only six separate factories were established, they are 706,707,718,797,798 and 751. In 2000, these six factories were reorganized and incorporated into Beijing Sevenstar Science and Technology Co.LTD. The Seven Group rented out some empty plants afterwards, attracted by the convenient traffic and unique style of Bauhaus architecture, many art organizations and artists came to rent the vacant plants as their studios, gradually formed a district gathered galleries, art studios, cultural companies, fashion shops etc. Because the earliest area where the art organizations and artists moved in was the former 798 factory, all this area is then named Beijing 798 Art Zone.
798 Art Center is located in the original area of 706 factory, it is the largest sawtooth pattern building in this area, the gray vaulted ceiling with the highest elevation of 8.6m, the old Maoist slogans are still visible on the ceiling arches, that makes this place is inimitable. 798 Art Center not only holds diversified art exhibitions, but also provides space for commercial activities, many international brands like Bens, Dior, Hugo Boss, Nike, Mark Cheung etc. have held promotions or press conferences here, which make their products possess more originality.
Beijing 798 art zone has a total construction area of 230,000 square meters, there are nearly 400 galleries, art studios and cultural companies come from China, France, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Australia, South Korea, China Taiwan and Hong Kong, and other countries. Since 2004, lots of celebrities have been to 798 Art Zone, including Prime Ministers from Sweden, Switzerland and Austria, the ex-prime German minister Schroeder, the president of European Union Barroso, the queen of Belgium, the UNSG Annan's wife, the French ex-president Chirac's wife, the Norway prime minister's wife and Belgium Crown Prince.
By the way, all 400 organizations here open for travelers for free.
Beijing tour to Taoran Ting (Taoran Pavilion)
Taoran Ting (Taoran Pavilion) is one of the China's four famous historical pavilions, the other three are Aiwan Pavilion in Changsha, Zuiweng Pavilion in Chuzhou, and Huxin Pavilion in Hangzhou. Taoranting Park was built based on the Taoran Pavilion as its centra, housed a Yuan Dynasty temple, Cibei Temple (Mercy Temple). Many cultural relics make Taoranting Park is a historical and cultural park.
The park covers an area of 59 hectares, 17 hectares is covered by lake. There are 36 pavillions with different characters, aquatic park, children entertainment center and restuarants, you may also get a boat ride on the lake.
The biggest railway station in Asia- Beijing South Railway Station is just located on the south of the Taoranting Park. As a 4A level national tourist site, Taoranting Park welcomes travelers from all over the world.
Beijing tour to Guangji Temple
Guangji Temple was founded at the end of the Song Dynasty (960-1279), but destroyed by war afterwards, it was not rebuilt until Ming Dynasty(1368-1644), during the emperor Tianshun reign (1457-1464) of the Ming Dynasty, two monks Zenghui and Yuanhong came to here from Shaanxi Province, raised funds and rebuilt this temple, the overall structure of this temple is symmetrical, the main buildings are the Temple Gate, the Main Hall, the Sutra Hall, the Jade Carving Monk Status Attaining Altar.
In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1840), it was valued by the imperial families, many steles and tablets in the temple were autographed by Qing emperors.
Now, it is the site of Chinese Buddhism Association.
Beijing tour to White Dagoba Temple (BaiTa Si)
The White Dagoba Temple (Baita Si) is also called Miaoying Si and is located in the West District of Beijing Municipality. There is a tall and spectacular white dagoba standing in the temple, hence the name. It is one of two famous white dagobas in Beijing, the other one stands in Beihai Park..........
Beijing tour to Yuanmingyuan (the Old Summer Palace)
Yuanmingyuan means the Gardens of Perfect Brightness. It was a complex of palaces and gardens, the emperors of the Qing Dynasty resided here mostly, also handled government affairs here.
Yuanmingyuan was composed of three gardens: Yuanmingyuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness), Changchunyuan (Garden of Eternal Spring), and Qichunyuan (Garden of Blossoming Spring). Covered an area of about 350 hectares. It had been built painstakingly and expanded repeatedly under the personal supervision of five emperors of the Qing Dynasty. Because of its extensive collection of garden and building architectures, Yuanmingyuan is known as the "Garden of gardens". During its heyday, it was also known for the "Versailles of the East" as imperial museum with a vast collection of cultural treasures.
Unfortunately, these gorgeous imperial gardens was burned to the ground by British and French troops in 1860 during the Second Opium War. Its glory no longer exist, the debris bear witness to the atrocities of the Western powers and the corruption of the late Qing Dynasty.
After some renovations, Yuanmingyuan opens to the public, a grand lotus festival is held every year. And some ruins are still remained to admonish Chinese People to remeber the tragedy.
Beijing tour to Houhai Bar Street-Shichahai
Shichahai is a scenic area that covers three lakes: Qian Hai (Front Sea), Hou Hai (Back Sea) and Xi Hai (Western Sea). The most famous area is Houhai Bar Street, Pubs and lounges are housed in the local courtyards along hutongs, with amzaing view of Houhai lake, it is not difficult to understand why so many foreigners come to enjoy night life here.
The history of Shichahai can be traced to the Jin Dynasty (1115 - 1234), and during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368), it was a prosperous terminal. In the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644), Shichahai became a place for leisure where people could stroll around and enjoy the cool shade under williow trees.
The Bell Tower, Drum Tower, and the well-known ancient Hutong Yandai Xiejie are just nearby, Shichahai is the way which must be passed by for the rickshaws for Hutong tours.
Beijing tour to Liulichang Culture Street
Liulichang is out of the Hepingmen gate, it is a very famous culture street in Beijing, started from Qing Dynasty, many people who came to Beijing for the imperial examinations stayed here, so more and more book stores, and shops to sell wrting brushes, ink sticks, paper and inkstones. Some of them are very famous, like Rongbaozhai and Jiguge. Calligraphy works, aintings, woodblock prints and handicrafts are also available. If you are tired, just select a tea house for a break, not only for a cup of Chinese tea, but also a place to see varies of Chinese tea pot, jade or earthen, big or tiny, every tea house here could be a small teapot museum.
Walk a little further, you will see the typical courtyards Siheyuan, small street Hutongs, groceries stores, along the Hutong, peddlers hawk some smoked meat, snacks and preserved vegetables. You will learn more about the local life.
Liuli means glazed tile, chang means fatory, in Yuan Dynasty and the beginning of the Ming Dynasty, people made glazed tiles here to build the palaces, so got its name Liulichang. Even in 32nd year of Ming JiaJing Dynasty, the imperial city was enlarged, and the glazed tile factory had been moved to the western outskirt, the name of this street has been passed down up to now.
Beijing tour to Grand View Garden (Daguanyuan)
People who are iterested in Chinese literature must know 'A Dream of Red Mansions/Chamber' which one of the four ancient Chinese classic masterpieces, in the novel 'A Dream of Red Mansions/Chamber', the author described a magnificent garden which called Daguanyuan. This Grand View Garden in Beijing is a replica of the Daguanyuan.
The Grand View Garden covers 110,000 square metres, includes more than 40 scenic spots, the discription in the novel are presented vividly here. There are Yihongyuan (Happy Red Court), Xiaoxiangguan (Bamboo Lodge), lakes and canals, stonework covers an area of more than 8,000 square metres, more than 2,000 flowers and trees, 500 square metres of lawn laid out and hundreds of potted plants. In addition, the performances of 'The Imperial Concubine Yuan Visiting Home' may help you to study in detail of A Dream of Red Mansion.
In Chinese Mid-autumn Festival, Lantern Festival, grand activities like the temple fair would be held in the Garden.
Beijing tour to Great Bell Temple
The Great Bell Temple (Big Bell Temple) is located on the western outskirt of Beijing. It houses the largest bell in China, the big bell in the temple is 6.75 metres high, 3.3 metres in diameter and 46.5 tons in weight. Not only big, the bell-ringing is very loud and clear, which could reach up to 120 decibels and can be heard 50 kilometres away in the quiet night. So the bell is known as "King of Bells" in China.
Bell is considered as an auspicious article in the Chinese tradition, like the new year bell-ringing at 00:00 of the Chinese Spring Festival. On the grand ceremonies in ancient China, people usually ring the bells 108 times to begin the celebration. So many big bells were casted in ancient dynasties, hundreds of valuable bells displaying in the Great Bell Temple, together with many other cultural artifacts, the Great Bell Temple is now the Ancient Bell Museum.
Beiing tour to Five-Pagoda Temple
Not far from the the north gate of Beijing Zoo, there is a temple with five pagodas inside, thus the temple is popularly known as the Five-Pagoda Temple.
The temple was first constructed during the Yongle years (1403 - 1424) of the Ming Dynasty and completed in 1473, was initially known as Zhenjue Temple. After many renovations, In 1982, it reopened to the public as the Five-Pagoda Temple.
The main architecture of the Five-Pagoda Temple is based on the Indian construction Diamond Throne Pagoda, five pagodas stand on a square foundation which known as the throne. But the Five-Pagoda Temple also has its own unique style fusing the Indian pattern with traditional Chinese architectural art and carving.
Beijing tour to Badachu Park (Eight Great Sites Park)
Eight Great Sites refers to the eight Buddhist temples at the foot of Beijing's Western Hills Scenic Area. They are the Temple of Eternal Peace (Chang'ansi), the Temple of Divine Light (Lingguangsi), Three-hill Nunnery (Sanshan'an), the Temple of Great Mercy (Dabeisi), Dragon Spring Nunnery (Longquan'an), the Temple of Fragrant World (Xiangjiesi), The Cave of Precious Pearl (Baozhudong), and Zhengguo Temple. The most prominent one of the eight temples is Lingguangsi, it was built between 766-779 AD during the Tang Dynasty. It is very famous because of the Buddha Tooth Relic Stupa inside, after the Buddha Sakyamuni passed away, one of his tooth relics was taken to Beijing after many years, which is now preserved in a one-meter high pure gold pagoda in Lingguangsi, this Buddha tooth relic is one the only two Sakyamuni tooth relics in the world.
Badachu is not only a Buddhist place, but also a big park with moutains and many trees, it is another important place for people in Beijing to see red leaves in Autumn.
Beijing tour to Ancient Observatory
Beijing Ancient Observatory is situated at the southeast corner of Beijing's Jianguomen Bridge, nearby the Beijing Railway Station. The Ancient Observatory was first built in 1442 in the Ming Dynasty, it is one of the oldest observatories in the world.
The observatory is located on a 17.79 meters tall brick platform. Eight bronzed astronomical instruments stand on this platform, all of them are ornately carved and well preserved. The design of the instruments reflects the influence of Oriental craftsmanship, understanding about measurements and physics of ancient people, even the European Renaissance drawing. Beijing Ancient Observatory is regarded as a milestone in Chinese architecture, marking a cultural exchange between the Orient and
the West. So besides a place to observe the heaven, it is also an unique historical treasure.
Beijing tour to Bell Tower and Drum Tower
Bell and drum were used for telling time in ancient dynasties, bell tower and drum tower were available in all main cities in China, so people could live and work regularly by listenning the bell and drum sounds when there was no other way to keep track of the time.
They had different rules to pound drum and bell in different dynasties, in Qing Qianlong Dynasty, the night watchmen should pound drum first, and then pound bell in every evening around 19pm to 21pm, after the bell ring, the gates of the city would be locked. In the early morning around 3am to 5am, they would do the same thing, and then open the gates of the city. Besides telling time, the Bell and Drum Towers were also used for chronicle of events and military alarm.
Beijing Bell Tower and Drum Tower are situated at the northern end of the central axis of the City, both are two floors'stone towers, visiters can go up to the second floor through very steep stone stairs.
The bell in Beijing Bell Tower is the heaviest one in China, with 7.02 meters high and weight of 63 tons.
On the second floor of the Drum Tower, it contains an exhibition area, one big drum and 24 smaller drums. There are drum beating performances during the visiting time.
Beijing tour to Temple of Recumbent Buddha
The Temple of Recumbent Buddha (Wofo Si) is Shi Fang Ou Jue Temple, because of the huge recumbent statue of Sakyamuni, this bronze recumbent Buddha is the biggest bronze recumbent Buddha in China, people used to call the temple as The Temple of Recumbent Buddha, Wofo Si is Chinese Pinyin.
The Temple of Recumbent Buddha is situated at the north foot of Xishan (Western Hill), east of the Xiangshan (Fragrant Hill), about 30 kilometers far from Beijing city. The temple was built during the Tang Dynasty, with more than 1300-year history, it is one of the most important Buddhist Temple in Beijing.
The Recumbent Buddha's Hall is one of the three main buildings of the temple, the bronze recumbent Buddha in the hall is 5.2-meter long, took bronze 25000 kilograms. The buddha is recumbent, with his right hand supports the head. It was said that this pose is Sakyamuni when he got nirvana. The other two main buildings are Four Heavenly King's Hall and Three Buddhas Hall. Inside the Four Heavenly King's Hall, a sitting statue of Maitreya is in the center, and Four Heavenly Kings are on the two sides of Maitreya. Three Buddhas in the Three Buddhas Hall, they are Burning Lamp Buddha, Sakyamuni and Maitreya, both sides of the three Buddhas are 18 color-clay-made Arhats.
Beijing tour to Peking Opera (Beijing opera)
Peking Opera (Beijing opera) is China's national opera, with 200-year history. The opera combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics, the commonly used percussion instruments include castanets, drums, bells and cymbals. The form was extremely popular in the Qing Dynasty court, and then was regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.
The Major performance troupes are based in Beijing, performers wear elaborate and colorful costumes, their headwear is very magnificent, they utilize the skills of speech, song, dance, and combat in movements, the layers of meaning within each movement must be expressed in time with music. Besides, the opera masks are very exquisite and unique, the use different masks to distinguish kind persons and evil persons.

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Beijing City was established over 3,000 years ago and was called Jin City in the Western Zhou Dynasty (11th century BC - 771 BC). Ever since Emperor Qin united China in 221 BC, Beijing has played an important role in north China. It was the capital city in the Liao (916-1125), Jin (1115-1234), Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. During these 800 years, 34 emperors lived and ruled here. The world renowned Forbidden City was built during this period. At the end of the Qing Dynasty, World War I broke out. Beijing became the focus of invaders. The war disrupted the society. Many residences of royal families were robbed and burned down. After that, the whole country was reduced to the status of semi-colonial and semi-feudal society. It wasn't until October 1st, 1949 that the People's Republic of China was founded. Beijing is known as the capital city of the prosperous new country which has flared into importance in Asia.
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