Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace Tour
Temple of Heaven Brief Introduction
The temple of heaven was the place where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests.Built first in 1420, and then expanded and reconstructed, the Temple of Heaven is a precious example of China ‘s ancient architectural art andthe largest architectural structure for worshipping heaven in the world.Every year at the winter solstice, the Ming and Qing emperors would come here to pray in a magnificent procession lasting several days. This was designed to bless next year ‘s crops and curry favor with Heaven for the general health of the empire. This ceremony lasted until 1914.Before the ritual, the emperor would fast in the Hall of Abstinence. Then he would offer sacrifices and prayers at the Altar of Heaven, a stone terrace of three levels. The lowest tier symbolizes the Earth, the second the world of human beings, and the last, Heaven.
Summer Palace Brief Introduction
Summer Palace (also named YI YH yuan) is a wonderful place to explore. As long ago as the Yuan dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in the scenic area, but the Summer Palace didn’t take on its present appearance until the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. He deepened the park ‘s manmade lake and added buildings to serve as a “country home” for his mother, though it would be the Empress Dowager Cixi who would have the biggest impact on the palace ‘s appearance. Cixi died in 1908, but the imprint of this cunning and powerful woman, who ruled China from behind the scenes for years, remains very strong on the buildings today.
Cheape Temple of Heaven &Summer Palace Tour
Our English speaking guide and driver will wait for you at meeting point at Starbucks Coffee（After customs of Starbucks）in Terminal 1、 Terminal 2、Terminal 3 of Beijing airport on time. Meet our English-speaking tour guide in time at the arrival hall of Beijing airport. Drive to the Summer Palace, a famous royal garden where the Chinese emperors and their concubines spent their leisure life. Take a Dragon boat in Kunming Lake is an optional. Then head for the Temple of Heaven in South Beijing, an impressive large-scale architecture, where the Chinese emperors held grand sacrifice ceremonies to worship heaven. Transfer back to airport to catch your next flight after the trip. End of our service and thank you for using our service.See you next time.
Price: from $55 p/p
Duration: 8—12 Hours
Starting Date: You Choose
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This itinerary does not include HOTEL.
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- Please let us know your arrival and departure time so that we can check whether you can take this tour or not.
- If you are a group of 10 or 10 people above, please contact us, we could give a ver competitive discount.
- Payment in advance, or you can pay cash to the tour guide when you aboard the vehicle
- Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
- English-speaking tour guide and vehicle for transfers & sightseeing.
- Service charge & government taxes.
- Free-bottled mineral water.
- China life tourist accident/casualty insurance.
- Personal expenses.
- Cable cars at Great Wall.
- Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
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