Beijing Private Walking Tour: Lama Temple + Viewing Forbidden City from Jingshan
New visitors to Beijing can get acquainted with the city at an easy-going pace on this full-day tour. Save hours spent researching what to see and where by taking this tour. Visit some of the city's many well-known attractions to discover ancient architecture, the original Beijing atmosphere, and Chinese culture: Explore the colorful Lama Temple; enjoy an excellent view of drumming performance; stroll around Houhai Lake; experience the street life in Hutong; visit Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum; and climb Jingshan to have a bird's-eye view of the Forbidden City.
1. Taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian)
2. Get a sense of Forbidden City's size by seeing it from Jingshan
3. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
4. Explore Houhai, Hutong and other buzzing, locals-frequented areas
5. Walking will let you experience the hutong atmosphere like no other form of transport
per adult from
8 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- All Fees and Taxes
- Professional tour guide
- Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
- Entry/Admission - Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan)
What's excluded :
- Private transportation
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China
Your tour guide will be welcoming you at your hotel at 08:30 a.m.. Then, we will transfer to Lama Temple by public transportation and start the interesting walking tour.
The Lama Temple (Yonghegong), one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist temples outside Tibet, began as a palace for Emperor Yongzheng before he became the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty. Today, the resplendent temple, with its halls, courtyards, ponds, and bronze mandala, is a lamasery for some two dozen Tibetan monks. Inside you'll find five large halls, ornately decorated with Buddha statues in various incarnations, murals, and carvings.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum, No.13 Guozijian Street, Beijing China
Guozijian was the Imperial Academy during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties, and it was the highest institute of learning in China's traditional education system. Emperors in imperial China would frequently visit to read Confucian classics to thousands of students.
The Temple of Confucius (北京孔庙)
The Temple of Confucius is right next to Guozijian. It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown Qufu. There are many carvings inside the temple, and there is a large collection of ancient Chinese musical instruments in the Hall of Great Perfection. Nowadays the temple houses part of the art collection of Beijing Capital Museum.
Have lunch nearby before moving on to the next stop.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Bell and Drum Towers, Di'anmen Wai Main Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100006 China
The Drum Tower was equipped with bronze clepsydras and drums that were beaten to mark the hours. The drum was beaten quickly for 18 times and then slowly for 18 times to mark the hour. You have the opportunity to climb to the top of Drum tower for an excellent view of drumming performance which lasts for 20 minutes.
At noon, we will taste traditional Beijing cuisine - Noodles with Soybean Paste(Zhajiang Mian).
Duration: 30 minutes
Stop At: Back Lakes (Hou Hai), Shicha Lake Scenic Resort, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Houhai, which literally means "Back Sea", is a large artificial lake in northern downtown Beijing. There were many wine shops, workshops, and opera stages in ancient times. Nowadays, it is open to all. The area is dotted with bars, cafes, tea houses and restaurants, and is quite popular among foreign visitors and local young people. In addition, the neighboring Hutongs and courtyards of former court officials and celebrities are worth a visit.
We will walk along Hutong, taste snacks and experience the local lifestyle.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Jingshan Park (Jingshan Gongyuan), No.44 Jingshanxi Street, Xicheng District, Beijing 100009 China
Jingshan Park is superbly landscaped with hills to ascend by steps, clear lakes and dignified ancient buildings. It used to be one of the ancient imperial gardens in Beijing, and now has developed as a peaceful public park.
Because of close to north of the Forbidden City, Jingshan Park is the best place for a bird's eye view of the Forbidden City and central Beijing. This park is open after dark, until 9pm in summer and 8pm in winter.
At dusk, the Forbidden City is particularly beautiful, palace eaves decorated with golden rays of the setting sun.
Afterwards, we will back to your hotel by public transportation, Wrap your memories and say good-bye in your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Beijing, China
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Service animals allowed
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.