Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour
- Pickup available
- Duration: 4 hours
Visit the Temple of Heaven where the emperor, bearing the sins of his subjects, humbled himself before the heavens and performed rituals calculated to ensure a good harvest for the year. From an aerial view, the temple’s architectural style mimics the Chinese concepts of heaven and earth, the round edifice symbolizing heaven, rests upon the square base meant to symbolize earth. The dominant feature of the entire complex is the enormous Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate and colorful structure mounted on a three-tiered marble altar. After the Temple of Heaven, your guide will take a taxi with you to the Summer Palace, which is the palace for the emperors to escape the heat of the city. The Summer Palace is one of Beijing’s most popular landmarks and one of the best examples of an imperial garden in China. Your guide will choose a perfect route for you to enjoy the beautiful g...
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