This unique two days Beijing cultural tour is special designed for the culture lovers, to visit Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, to know the dressing style of Beijingers, to learn the techique of Hand-made shoe, to enjoy a peking opera performance.
Duration: 2 Days, 1 Night
Forbidden City,Temple of Heaven,Summer Palace,Badaling Great Wall,Dashilan Shopping Street, Nanluoguxiang Hutong, Enjoy a peking opera performance
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The first stop for this cultural tour is walking into Forbidden City, to discover the royal secret during the Ming and Qing Dynasty. The Forbidden City, also named the Palace Museum, shares the honor of being one of five world-famous palaces with the Palace of Versailles in France, Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia. The incomparable palace occupies an area of 720,000 square meters (177.9 acres) and has approximately 8,700 rooms. A high red wall with a total length of 3,400 meters (3,718 yards) encases the palace.
And then, you will pay a visit for Beijing Hutong, which is an old area in Beijing. Drive you to Nanluoguxiang Hutong, it's one of the best preserved historical areas in downtown Beijing, is famous for its hutong and siheyuan courtyards. Recently the popularity of Nanluoguxiang has increased noticeably with tourist numbers on the rise after 2008 Olympic Games. You will do a short walking along the authentic Beijing Hutong. will give you a deep impression of the local residents’ live. You will have lunch at local family, to taste the home cooking style.
In the afternoon, your tour will be at Temple of Heaven. The temple was constructed in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and was enlarged during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). It is the grandest cult architecture complex in the world and a masterpiece of the Chinese people created in ancient times. It covers 2,700,000 square meters (667 acres). Emperors of the two dynasties used to worship the heaven and pray for rich harvests, as the feudal emperors thought they were the son of the heaven.
The last stop for today is Summer Palace. It is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water. After 1949, the Summer Palace briefly housed the Central Party School of the Communist Party of China. Many of Mao Zedong's friends and key figures in the Communist Party, such as Liu Yazi and Jiang Qing, also lived there. Since 1953, many major restoration and renovation works have been done on the Summer Palace, which is now open to the public as a tourist attraction and park.
Today, you will have a special dinner at the most famous local Peking Roast Duck restaurant-Quanjude(全聚德）, taste the most famous duck in Beijing and try some local cuisine in Beijing.Roast duck — or Peking Duck, as it's often known — has been served in Beijing for around 600 years, according to Liu. First served by palace chefs during the Ming dynasty, it has royal pedigree.
After dinner, drive you to Liyuan Theater, this is the most prestigious performance venue for experiencing Beijing Opera. If you want to taste of the orthodoxy Chinese national opera, Peking Opera will be your best choice. Before the show, you are welcome to visit backstage to see the makeup room. Beijing Opera is really a performance art to behold when you are in China as it is considered one of the finest arts in the country and reflects the best of Chinese art and culture. The shows are elaborate and profound, combining music, vocal performance, mime, dance, and acrobatics in one sitting. The shows'narratives are often folk stories while an increasing number tell more contemporary stories. Watch as the actors show feeling through their appearance and using their makeup, a graceful gestures completing their intended expressions.
At the end of the show, you will be taken back to your hotel.
In the morning, our guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at pointed time. You will travel in-depth with our local professional guide to learn some local culture and do a Beijing great wall tour.
Firstly, drive to Badaling Great Wall. As an old saying goes" He who has never been to the Great Wall is not a true man" The great wall is a must when travel or work in Beijing, there are many different section great wall in Beijing. Badaling Section is a must for a Great Wall tour. Badaling Great Wall is the most popular, well-preserved section. Compared with other sections, most stairs are not very steep and they are equipped with handrails, so it is a relatively easier climb. when finished great wall tour, back to Beijing city.
Your lunch is arranged at local restaurant with Imperial Court Food, which is a branch of Beijing Cuisine. Food of this kind was once only prepared for the members of the imperial court and was not accessible to ordinary people. Not only features dishes made from the imperial recipes, but also recipes invented by private chefs hired to work in the residences of high-ranking officials at the imperial courts. Tan Imperial Food is one of the latter that have been well preserved. It came from Tan Zongjun and his son who were both government officials in the late Qing Dynasty. It has won high praises because: its taste is moderate and therefore, fits the palates of the south and the north; and it emphasizes original flavour and original ingredients so little seasoning is used.
After lunch, go on your tour to Dashilan Street. To visit some typical dressing of Beijingers and know the clothing culture in Beijing. The traditional exquisite technique for Beijing-style cheongsam has a profound cultural connotation and profound international influence, which was honored as an intangible cultural heritage of Beijing city and the district level in 2006.
And then, move on to next place nearby to learn how to make tranditional hand-made shoes. The company called Beijing Neiliansheng Shoes Co., Ltd. It is the biggest hand-made shoes company in China integrating retail and wholesale. First established in 1853. This building is in an architectural style of the Qing Dynasty hundreds of years ago. Come here, you will immersed by various of shoes and how to make the shoes.
After the tour, you will be taken back to your hotel in Beijing downtown or drop off at Beijing train station.
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