Forbidden City China

Autumn in Beijing Tour

Destinations: 4 Days Beijing Tour to The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, The Mutianyu Great Wall, Hongluo Temple Resort
Suggested Itinerary
Day 1: Arrive in Beijing, Flight not included

Airport Transfer (Beijing)

Day 2: The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven
Beijing Tiananmen

- The Forbidden City (2.5 hours): The Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors between 1368 and 1911.This "city within a city" is a World Heritage Site, and is the largest and the best preserved ancient imperial architecture complex in the world, with great square, halls and gates contrast with intricate halls, gardens, courtyards and quarters. The exhibitions, both permanent and temporary, are all important treasures of ancient China.

- Tiananmen Square (50 minutes): Tian'anmen Square is the largest city square in the centre of Beijing, named after the Tiananmen (literally, Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several key events in Chinese history. As the world's largest city square and enduring symbol of China's national pride, it is surrounded by many imposing buildings including the Heavenly Gate (entry to the Forbidden City), Museums, government buildings and Chairman Mao's Mausoleum.

- Temple of Heaven (1.5 hours): Built in 1420 during the Ming Dynasty, Temple of Heaven is a complex of Taoist buildings where emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties visited for annual ceremonies of pray for good harvests. Located in the south of Central Beijing, it covers an area of 273 hectares. Temple of Heaven was enrolled as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1998.

Day 3: The Mutianyu Great Wall, Mutianyu Cable Car(round trip), Hongluo (red river snail) Temple Resort, Cloisonne Factory
mutianyu great wall beijing

- The Mutianyu Great Wall (2 hours): This less-crowded section of the Great Wall is about 1.5-2 hours' drive from Beijing city center. A cable car takes you to a good section (avoiding a very steep climb), where you can walk along the wall, through the watch towers and enjoy superb views as it snakes across the hills and mountains. You can return by cable car, walk down or walk along the wall for about an hour to descend by chairlift. Wear comfortable walking shoes, and in summer prepare sun protection.

- Mutianyu Cable Car(round trip) (10 minutes): It is a challenging climb up to the Mutianyu Great Wall for it is much steeper than Badaling section. Here you have the option of taking the Cable car to the highest point or down to the foot in a few minutes instead of climbing more than 1,400 steps, while you can also have a bird view of the wall.

- Hongluo (red river snail) Temple Resort (1 hour): The resort is situated in at the southern foot of the Hongluo (red river snail) hill, four kilometers north of Huairou District.Hongluo Temple was built in 378 AD and was enlarged during the Tang Dynasty. Its original name is Daming Temple, also called Huguo Temple. Its current name of Hongluo or the red river snail is derived from the folk tale of the Maiden Red River snail.

Day 4: Depart Beijing, Flight not included

Hotel to airport Transfer (Beijing)

Interested? Each tour can be tailored.