March

29

Yuanmingyuan Garden

YuanmingyuanYuanmingyuan sits in the west suburbs of Beijing, is close to the Summer Palace. It was firstly built in 46th year in Kangxi period, is composed of Yuanming Graden, Changchun Garden and Yichun Garden. Covering an area of 350 hectares, Yuanmingyuan, close to Summer Palace, has more than 140 hectares water area and hundred landscapes, and the building area is about 160,000 square meters, is a large imperial garden built and managed by the emperors in Qing Dynasty within 150 years. It inherits the Chinese excellent tradition of building gardens with long history of more than 3,000 years, includes the luxury of imperial architecture and the elegant of the garden style of Yangtze River delta. Meanwhile, it also absorbs the European garden type, integrates different styles of gardens, let people feel harmony and prefect in the whole layout. It is also famous as the former Summer Palace.

The Yuanmingyuan, close to Summer Palace, was built by human, but seemed like created by heaven. The former Summer Palace is not only famous as the garden, but also an imperial museum with abundant collections. The Hugo who is the French famous writer said even if gathers all treasures in Notre Dame cannot compared with the grand oriental museum as well as the Summer Palace. The various palaces in garden were all decorated with the countless furniture made by padauk, and displayed with rare cultural relics from home and abroad. The Wenyuan Pavilion is one of the China’s Top Four Imperial Libraries, collected various kinds of valuable books.

Yuanmingyuan, close to Summer Palace, is famous all over the world as the large-scale region, outstanding building skills, elegant groups of construction, abundant cultural collections and the profound national cultural deposits, is called as the Model of All Art of Gardening and the Garden of Gardens. After the baptism of blood and fire, the Yuanmingyuan, close to Summer Palace, seems like a part of modern history of China, with the shocking values. Standing before the broken European Palaces, people seem heard of the yell of history.

After the effects of government, the protection project to site has obtained effects, has shaped the three main spots including Fuhai Sea, Changchunyuan Park and Yichunyuan Park. The quondam imperial garden becomes the leisure and rest place for people, and also is the uncommon patriotism education base. With Summer Palace, they shape the complete imperial garden system. If you had visited the Summer Palace, continue to enjoy the Yuanmingyuan, you will find another beautiful imperial garden in Beijing.

March

18

Interesting Beijing 3 Days

3 Day Beijing Tour Package A (with hotel)

Price From: US$ 227( 1,450 CNY )

Day 1: Entry Beijing 
Our guide will meet you at Beijing Airport, you will easily find him/her holding a welcome sign with your name on it. Then transfer to the Hotel. Enjoy the Kongfu show (or Acrobatics show or Peking Opera show) in the evening.

 

Summer PalaceDay 2: Beijing (B, L, D)
1. Pick you up from hotel, then drive to the famous Badaling Great Wall. After the tour, you will have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory or pearl free market. After the tour, we will enjoy a delicious Peking Duck dinner in famous Quanjude restaurant.
- Badaling Great Wall: The most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
2. After lunch, visit the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden- Summer Palace.
- Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, greatly influences Chinese horticulture.
3. Then drive to the Olympic Stadium, you have 45 minutes to take pictures at the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube. If you are interested in the inner structure of the stadiums, the tour guide will assist you in buying the tickets, and you could enter in the stadiums for a visit yourself. Driving the travelers back to their hotel.

 

Forbidden CityDay 3: Beijing (B, L)
1. Pick you up from your, and then drive to visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (including the Exhibition of Treasures).
- Tiananmen Square: The largest public square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters.
- Forbidden City: The best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
2. Then you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese traditional Silk arts or Chinese traditional medicine culture. Last, transfer to Beijing Airport, see off.


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March

8

Marvelous Beijing One Day Tour

Badaling Great WallWould you like have a leisure visiting in Beijing? One day is limited for enjoying the most famous spots, but also is enough to visit only two typical attractions for Beijing day tour. During this one day Beijing tour, you have great chance to appreciate these world famous highlights.

The tour guide and driver will pick you up on time in morning at your hotel, and transfer you to the Great Wall at Badaling which is the most famous section of the Great Wall as the first opened one. In order to let people know about this world wonder for ancient world, the government opened it to public with well-maintained methods. The Badaling Great Wall is one section of the Ming Wall, is the most representative section of the Great Wall, and is the most suitable one for most people with complete modern service facilities. The Great Wall at Badaling is rated to be the most famous and well-preserved section. Located at Yanqing County, it is the closest section for people living in Beijing downtown by the Badaling Highway. Here, you will enjoy the beautiful view and the grand momentum of the wall. On the way to Badaling Great Wall, you are lucky to see a jade carving factory which will help you to know the processes of Chinese jade carving and Chinese jade culture.

After typical Chinese lunch, you will like the next trip to the Summer Palace with the tour guide. In the northwest of Beijing, there is an imperial garden built in Qing Dynasty as the birthday gift sent to the mother of Qianlong Emperor. Refer to this garden, it is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China, and it greatly influenced the Chinese horticulture. Based on the Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, the Summer Palace is the ideal place to kill summer heat for royal, and now it was opened to public to share this good place, and it is the great achievement in the Chinese horticulture combing the skills and arts of the garden in south and north of China. At same time, it is also a small museum besides the Forbidden City, collecting various paintings, calligraphies, etc. Here, you will love it in summer with its beautiful views.

Related Routes:

Half Day Private Tour: Summer Palace from US$ 32/pax

1 Day Tour: Badaling Great Wall, Summer Palace from US$ 55/pax

1 Day Tour: Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace Tour from US$ 44/pax

1 Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace from US$ 52/pax

February

19

Half Day in Summer Palace

Summer Palace

Half Day Private Tour: Summer Palace

Price From: US$ 32( 200 CNY )

Departure: Daily
Tour Duration: about 4 hours
Pick-up place and time: Your City Center Hotel at 8:30am or 13:00pm
Finishing place and time: Your City Center Hotel around 13:00pm or 17:00pm
Payment Method: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire, Western Union
Tour Guide Language: English, other language speaking guide (French, Japanese, Spanish etc.) is available, if need, please contact us!
Feature: The half day private tour to the famous imperial garden – Summer Palace in Beijing with private tour guide and driver.

Review of tourist:

Beautiful architecture, vivid colors, wonderful lake, the whole area is fantastic. Summer Palace was full of history about China. I understood better of the palace’s importance through this Beijing group tour with a tour guide. The tour guide was professional and knowledgeable. I like its constructions, all were massive. The man-made lake was amazing. This Beijing group tour was worthy.

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January

4

Beijing 4 Days What to Do

4 Days Badaling Great Wall and Beijing City Tour (without hotel)

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Arrive at Beijing Airport, met and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. Free leisure at rest time of the day.

Summer PalaceDay 2: Beijing (L, D)
1. Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, and drive to visit Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City (including the Exhibition of Treasures).
- Tiananmen Square: The largest public square in the world with a total area of 440,000 square meters.
- Forbidden City: The best preserved imperial palace in China and the largest ancient palatial structure in the world.
2. Then move to visit Summer Palace.
- Summer Palace: The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, greatly influences Chinese horticulture.
3. Enjoy Peking Duck in famous Quan Ju De Restaurant.
4. Ended of this day, transfer you back to your hotel in Beijing.

Badaling Great WallDay 3: Beijing (L)
1. Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, then drive to Badaling Great Wall to enjoy its majestic scenery.
- Badaling Great Wall: The most famous and best-preserved section of the Great Wall.
2. After that, move to visit Ming Tombs and Sacred Road.
- Ming Tomb: Buried 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty, it is the largest clusters of imperial cemeteries in China.
- Sacred Road: Road leading to heaven is lined with 18 pairs of stone human figures and animals.
3. In the evening (7:15~8:30PM), enjoy the Peking Opera Show (or Chinese Acrobatic show, or Chinese Kongfu show, choose one show from these three options, depending on your interest).
4. Ended of this day, transfer you back to your hotel in Beijing.

Day 4: Departure Beijing (L)
1. Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, then move to visit Temple of Heaven.
- Temple of Heaven: The largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings in China.
2. Ended of this tour transfer you to Beijing Capital International Airport, and see off.

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December

7

Summer Palace

Summer Palace

Summer Palace, located at Haidian Distict of Beijing, is the best preserved imperial garden in China. Covering an area of 290 hectares, Summer Palace contains Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill mainly which constitute the basic frame of this imperial garden. It is said that Summer Palace is four times larger than Forbidden City. Built in 1750, Summer Palace shares the name of Chinese Four Famous Gardens with Emperor Kangxi’s Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde, Suzhou the Humble Administrator’s garden and Suzhou Garden. Summer Palace collects the traditional landscape architecture art great achievements and borrows the surrounding environment. It not only contains the gorgeous imperial garden momentum, but also is full of natural interests including natural and manmade scenery. There are more than 20 small and large yards, more than hundred architectures and more than 3000 ancient rooms, more than 1600 famous and ancient trees standing in this garden which was the important politic center in late of Qing Dynasty. Now, it has become the fittest place of taking exercises for local people. Allow plenty of time to enjoy this setting, with lots of walking and sites to see–even in the cold of November. But the Summer Palace is most beautiful in summer with variety of lotuses blooming in Kunming Lake.

November

27

1 Day Private Tour: Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace

Summer PalaceWould you like to visit Summer Palace? Travelers in Beijing always not miss this spots as one of the must-see places in Beijing. For some tourists, they like to book the 1 day private tour to visit Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace. Full time to visit two spots only, and you can have a careful visiting about these two spots. At same time, they are all the imperial buildings for different function. Visiting these two spots, you will get more information about the history and culture of Beijing, even China.

Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, and you will transfer to visit Temple of Heaven firstly in 20 minutes driving distance. Temple of Heaven was the imperial sacrificing place to praying for the peace and harvest by rulers. Temple of Heaven is the largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial building in China. Located at east of Zhengyangmen, Temple of Heaven covers an area of 273 hectares. The state Council published that Temple of Heaven become national key unites of cultural relics protection in 1961, and was ensured as world cultural heritage in 1998. The most interesting place in Temple of Heaven is the Echo Wall, is better reflector for sound wave. And owing to the accurate of pi, the sound wave can reflect constantly along with wall and spread forward.

After the Temple of Heaven tour, you will have traditional Chinese lunch at local restaurant. Then transfer to visit Summer Palace which is the best preserved and largest imperial garden. At same time, Summer Palace shares the title of Chinese Four Famous Gardens with Emperor Kangxi’s Summer Mountain Resort in Chengde, Suzhou the Humble Administrator’s garden and Suzhou Garden. Covering an area of 290 hectares, Summer Palace was started to be built in 1750 and opened to public in 1924. It is the large natural mountain and water garden which was built according to scenery of Hangzhou West Lake, absorb the artistic conception of gardens in south of Yangtze River and based at Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill. Now, Summer Palace is the public exercise place for local people, and you could see many people playing cards, Taiji, dancing and singing in it.

No matter which route you book, the muse-see places in Beijing are all the necessary spots. Do not miss them!

Related Routes:

Half Day Private Tour: Summer Palace from US$ 32/pax
1 Day Tour: Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace from US$ 52/pax
1 Day Tour: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace from US$ 54/pax
1 Day Tour: Badaling Great Wall, Summer Palace from US$ 55/pax

October

26

Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel

Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun HotelIf it is your first trip to Beijing, then you should visit Summer Palace first. Summer Palace Tour is also become Beijing’s most favorite and famous tour line that attracts so many tourists from all around the world. If you want visit Beijing in your next holiday, then you should plan the hotel that you will stay too.

Here, I will recommend Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel that might you like. This hotel is attracts lots of Summer Palace Tour tourists to stay in this hotel. Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel is located surrounded in the community of famous universities in Beijing including Tsinghua University and Beijing University. The hotel is also located close to the nearest subway station, Beijing Aquarium, Beijing zoo, Summer Palace, Old Summer Palace and others interesting places. Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel can be the foreigner ideal choice includes Summer Palace Tour guests in Beijing. Lots of guests in Summer Palace tour also choose this hotel because the location is very near to Summer Palace.

Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel is a 5 star hotel located in Haidian District. It owns 298 guestrooms and 10 suites include high level room, deluxe room, executive room, and high-level suite. In each guest rooms are equipped with complete facilities such as TV, internet, mini bar, refrigerator, mini bar, hair dryer, coffee tea maker, air conditioning, slippers, high speed internet, and others. For the guests in Summer Palace Tour who want relax in the hotel after their full tired travel day, here available a health club, spa, sauna that can make your body relax.

Crowne Plaza Zhongguancun Hotel is also equipped with complete hotel facilities including business center, 24 hours room service, laundry facilities, massage treatments, some restaurants, meeting facilities, swimming pool, tour assistance and others. All this hotel facilities is to make the Summer Palace Tour guests feel comfortable.

This hotel is not only suitable for travelers but also for the guests who have a business meeting in Beijing. This 5 stars hotel also provides two different restaurants with the Chinese and Sichuan food in Rouge Chinese Restaurant and the others which located in the second floor is the European style of restaurants with Teppanyaki style hotplate cooking. Guests in Summer Palace Tour will have various choice of food to choose. This hotel will make the guests of Summer Palace Tour holiday become more colorful and easier. Come to Beijing and take our Summer Palace Tour. Here you can get the summer Palace Tour reservation.

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September

27

Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour

Forbidden City

Summer Palace Tour is one of the most favorite tours in Beijing. In one day Summer Palace Tour, the visitors will be able to visit Forbidden City and Summer Palace. The visitors are able to visit those both famous attractions in one day. Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour will bring you to know better about Chinese culture and history. First, our tour guide will pick you up at hotel to the first tourist attractions, Tiananmen Square which is located close to Forbidden City. Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world, also used to be a forbidden area during the Ming and Qing dynasties. There also situated lots of famous historical sites for example, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of The People and others.

 

After visit The Tiananmen Square, the tourists will move to the next destination is Forbidden City. Forbidden City is the best preserved imperial palace in China, it is also the largest palatial structure in the world. Forbidden City was the living area and office area for emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties. There had 24 emperors, 14 of the Ming and 10 of the Qing, ruled the country from here over a span of nearly 500 years. Forbidden City was listed by the UNESC0 as a world cultural heritage site in 1987 as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world that you will able to visit during one day Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour.

 

Summer Palace

After lunch, finally tour guide will bring you to the last attractions in Summer Palace Tour is Summer Palace. Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty extant in Beijing, as well as a famous classical imperial garden. Summer Palace also called Yiheyuan in Chinese, translates as ‘Garden of Nurtured Harmony’ or ‘Garden for Maintaining Health and Harmony’. Summer Palace covering an area of 290 hectares, the garden consists primarily of the Wanshoushan (Longevity Hill) and Kunming Lake. Its 70,000 square meters of building space features a variety of palaces, gardens and other ancient-style architectural structures that you will visit in Summer Palace Tour.

 

Summer Palace Tour will help you to easily visit those attractions. Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour will bring you the deep impression about ancient Chinese culture, history and architectural. The tourists of Summer Palace Tour are also can enjoy the beauty of Chinese imperial garden. Explore one day Forbidden City and Summer Palace Tour!

 

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September

1

Summer Palace

Summer PalaceTourist in Beijing, besides Great Wall, Forbidden City, there is one place you must visit-Summer Palace. Summer Palace is the existed Largest and kept most complete imperial garden. Summer Palace is one of the Chinese Four Famous Gardens including Chengde Mountain Resort, Suzhou Humble Administrator ‘ Garden and Suzhou Liu Garden.

Summer Palace is located at Haidian District, 15 kilometers from Beijing center, covering an area of 290 hectares. Making use of the base address of Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill, Summer Palace absorbs the designs and artistic conception of gardens on the Yangtze River delta and designed to be a large natural mountain and river garden. Also, Summer Palace is regarded as the Imperial Garden Museum.

Summer Palace was the imperial palace and garden for emperors in Qing Dynasty originally. Its predecessor was Qingyi Garden, which was the last built garden in Three Mountains and Five Gardens including Longevity Hill, Fragrant Hill, Yuquan Mountain, Qingyi Garden, Jingyi Garden and Jingming Garden. Qingyi Garden started to build in 1750 and finished in 1764. The Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake cover 2.97 square kilometers including three fourths water area. There are more than 20 small and large yards, more than hundred architectures and more than 3000 ancient rooms, more than 1600 famous and ancient trees. The long corridor, Suzhou Street, Seventeen Holes Bridge, big stage and Stone Boat are all known to tourists in Beijing private tour and other tourists in Summer Palace.

During many years, Summer Palace still keeps the cultural conception and makes itself more and more popular in China even world. Tourists in Beijing tour regard Summer Palace as a must-see place among so many scenic spots in Beijing. For tourists in Beijing, they will enjoy the beautiful scenery in Summer Palace, and will never forget it.