Take a full-day cultural tour of Beijing. Visit the Tibetan Lama Temple to see the Buddha statue, and ride in a rickshaw to explore the city's hutongs. After a stop for lunch, visit the Summer Palace and take part in a Chinese freshwater pearl workshop.
What to Expect
Get to know Beijing from a cultural perspective with a full-day tour, including lunch.
Your tour begins at the Lama Temple, officially known as the Yonghe Temple. The temple is a Buddhist lamasery of the Yellow Hat sect, which is mainly associated with Tibet. Inside the temple, in the center of the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses, stands a grand statue, a 26 meter tall Tathagagata (Maitreya) Buddha made from a single Tibetan sandalwood tree.
Next, continue by rickshaw to see the city's hutongs. These teeming mazes of alleys, connected by traditional courtyard residences, will provide you with a glimpse of the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.
After a stop for lunch, visit the Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Used for 8 centuries, the Empress Dowager Cixi had the estate renovated in the 19th century, including the manmade lake present today.
At some point during the day, you will also get to take part in a Chinese freshwater pearl workshop.
- Private car for hotel pick-up and drop off
- Sightseeing program
- Meals as indicated in the itinerary
- Local English-speaking tour guide
- Entrance fees to scenic spots as indicated in the itinerary
- Parking and toll fees
What's Not Included
- Hotel accommodation
- Flight/train ticket
- Personal expenses
- Services not mentioned in the itinerary
- Traveler's insurance
Know Before You Go
The approximate day tour itinerary and schedule above is for reference only, and may vary according to your travel date and group size. The itinerary and schedule is subject to change at the time the booking order is confirmed.