Beijing - China
Walking tour over Summer Palace & Beijing Zoo
Stops: Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, The Local Market.
Discover the history, culture and traditions of ancient Beijing. The meeting point with the guide and where you will start your tour of Beijing is Tiananmen Square. This super famous square was constructed with the creation of the People's Republic of China in 1949, and has become a symbol of the new China.
There you will see Tian'anmen Tower, the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong (Mao Tse-tung), Zhengyangmen Gate, and Tian'anmen Gate to enter the Forbidden City, which starts the second part of the tour.
The Forbidden City is the ancient complex of palaces and temples which are considered the most important and largest in China. It served as the imperial residence for 24 emperors from the Ming Dynasty to the Qing Dynasty. You can stroll through its more than 700 square kilometers of temples and gardens while learning more about China's imperial history with your local guide.
On the way to the last stop of the day tour in Beijing, you will visit a typical local market and learn about the daily lives of people living in this bustling city, as well as learn about the world of traditional Chinese medicine.
The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 and both the Ming Dynasty and the Qing Dynasty used it to thank heaven for the fruits that came from their crops. UNESCO named it a World Heritage Site in 1998. Take the opportunity to take pictures and ask all the questions you have to the local guide, who will accompany you the whole time during this full day tour and tell you the story of Beijing and China.