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Private Half-day Forbidden City Walking Tour

Country: China
City: Beijing
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Culture Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

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At 08:30 am, your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel in Beijing and escort you to take the subway, public bus, or taxi (at your own expense) to Tiananmen Square. Taking a leisurely stroll here, you will see the iconic People's Heroes, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao, Great Hall of the People, etc.

Walking through the square, you will reach the Forbidden City, which was once the royal residence during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It features the largest ancient wooden architectural complex worldwide. With your professional guide, you will explore this splendid wonder for 2 hours to enjoy the delicate and magnificent structures, which will take you to a glimpse at the royal life in the past.

After the visit, you can get back to your hotel or visit Shichahai, which is not far from the Forbidden City. Your guide will be happy to show you the way there.

Friendly Tips:

This 4-hour trip can also be arranged in the afternoon. If you need, please feel free to contact us.

Remark:

The tour price is based on 2 person cost. If you are less or more than 2 people, please feel free to contact us.

Price Includes:

Hotel pick-up

Private English-speaking guide

Entrance fees to tourist sites

Price Excludes:

Meals

Tips or gratuities for guide

EXPLORE MORE ABOUT BEIJING:

Beijing, only eclipsed by Shanghai in terms of size, is not only the political center of China – a position it has held for more than 800 years – it also plays an important role in the nation's cultural, economic, scientific, and academic life.

Beijing itself has no shortage of unique sightseeing opportunities. It is home to some of the country's best-known tourist attractions, including a section of the famous Great Wall of China at Badaling Pass. Among the city's many historical and cultural points of interest are the Imperial Palace, Beihai Park, Coal Hill Park, and the Heavenly Temple, most of them within the well-preserved historic city center.

The Palace Museum and the Forbidden City
The Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, is China's most significant attraction and can trace its origins back to the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th century. Its immense size is the result of enlargements made during the Ming Dynasty between 1406 and 1420 after the capital was transferred here from Nanking.

The Great Wall of China
Beijing is only an hour away from what is undoubtedly one of the country's most famous historic structures: the Great Wall of China. Here at Badaling Pass, the first part of the Wall to be opened to tourists in the 1950s, you can enjoy a walk along an impressive section of the Great Wall dating from the 16th century and standing up to eight meters high.

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square (the Square of Heavenly Peace) is the world's largest inner-city square. Designed to hold a million people, it was built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Republic in 1958. Considered the center of communist China, the square's symbolic importance dates back to May 4th, 1919, when students demonstrated against the Chinese provisions of the Treaty of Versailles.

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