Temple of Heaven / Tian'anmen Square / Forbidden City / Summer Palace / Lunch / English Speaking Guide
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Beijing is a reflection of China, its history steeped in the momentum of the nation from the very moment of its founding. This tour starts at Tian'anmen Square with its plentitude of monuments testifying to the communist, and more specifically, Mao's influence on China's modern history. From there you will proceed to the Forbidden City, constructed during the reign of Emperor Yong Le in the Ming dynasty. It has been the seat of power of the empire for centuries and has seen countless battles and reconstructions, architecture seen today dates from the 1700's. The Forbidden City is also known as the Imperial Palace Museum with many national-treasure level artifacts on display.
After a relaxing meal, it's on to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is China's largest temple and altar complex, an extraordinary example of religious architecture dating back to the Ming and Qing dynasties. Your final stop is the retreat of emperors for 800 years, the Summer Palace. In this park, you will explore the grounds, the temples and the world's longest art gallery. You will break up your busy day with sightseeing on bus plus an unparalleled shopping experience at the Pearl Market.
Forbidden City, Tian'anmen Square, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace
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