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Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 350096
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Visit the top attractions of the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace and continue visiting some of Beijing's other attractions on your own with already a good cultural background to understand the city better.
About this activity
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
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Live tour guide

Pickup optional

This option includes a taxi pick-up in hotels inside the Third Ring Road

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  • Join in a half-day guided tour to fit into your busy calendar in Beijing
  • Meet in a conveniently-located hotel lobby or choose the option with hotel pickup
  • Visit the must-see attractions of Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace
Full description
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 gardens with lakes and palaces.
  • Professional and friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace main entrance tickets
  • Transportation between Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace by taxi
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup (Unless option is selected)
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide at the lobby of the Tiantan Hotel, located in Tiantan East Gate Subway Station (1 Tiyuguan Road).

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From £77.09 per person

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Variarts Travel

Product ID: 350096