Tour Type：Private Tour Guide & Private Vehicle
Starting Date：Every day (Forbidden City close on every Monday)
Special Experiences： The hutongs represent the people who live there and are a museum of Beijing’s folk customs and a witness to the city’s history.
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Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City&Beijing Hutong Tour
Tiananmen Square Brief Introduction
Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing, 880 m long from south to north, 500 m wide from west to east. It is the world’s largest city square with an area of 440,000 m² and capable to hold 1 million people.
The square has recorded several significant events that happened in Chinese contemporary revolution history, including the May Fourth Movement in 1919, the Jan 29th Movement in 1935 and the May 20th Movement in 1947. After the establishment of New China, the square was widened by building Monument to the People’s Heroes in the center, Great Hall of the People in the west, Chinese Revolution Museum and Chinese History Museum in the east and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in the south.
Forbidden City Brief Introduction
Forbidden City is the palace of ever 24 emperors as its householders in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, one of the largest and most majestic and best preserved imperial palaces in the world. Now it is called the Palace Museum. It is another must visit destination of Beijing tourists.
It is located in the middle of Beijing, 961m long from south to north, 753m wide from east to west with an area of 720,000㎡ containing 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms, surrounded by 10m high wall and also a 52m wide moat as the external protection. Four gates are set through the wall each side: Meridian Gate in the south, the Gate of Divine Might in the north, East Glorious Gate and West Glorious Gate (only the former two open to tourists). The architectural composition in the palace is based on the central axis which is in south- north direction and the buildings were constructed on the west and east side. The whole palace was divided into two parts then: the outer court and the inner court. In the outer court, the emperor handled political affairs, the morning assemblies were held every early morning and ceremonies were celebrated. The inner court was also called back palace, the residence of emperors, empresses and their families. Traditionally, it was said that there are 3000 beauties in the back palace serving for one emperor.
Beijing Hutong Brief Introduction
In many people’s minds, Beijing is associated with hutongs. These are small alleyways where people live together in communities of homes packed into a small area. The architecture is intriguing, but it is more than just the architecture that draws visitors. The hutongs represent the people who live there and are a museum of Beijing’s folk customs and a witness to the city’s history. Beijing is the only city in China that has them.Since the Ming Dynasty, hutongs and siheyuan (courtyard homes) have been the signature features of Beijing ‘s urban landscape. These homes traditionally are comprised of buildings built around an enclosed courtyard. In modern times many of these areas have now been developed and as a result these distinctive symbols of Beijing are disappearing. The beautiful snowscape of Beijing hutong alleyway. Beijing Siheyuan represents the capital’s architectural style.Many hutongs have disappeared in the past decade to make way for modern apartment buildings and wider roads. Fortunately, some historic neighborhoods are being preserved. In this respect, visitors can see Beijing as an ancient yet modern city. We suggest going on foot since this will allow you to soak in the atmosphere, move at your own pace, and observe the small details that make hutongs unique. Renting a bicycle is also a good option, this way you can cover more ground and rest your feet. Hiring a rickshaw is also a fun way to go.
Cheap Tiananmen Square& Forbidden City and Beijing Hutong 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. Then drive to Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. You will have (0.5 hour) at Tiananmen Square. Then visit Forbidden City (2-2.5 hours, you can decide to stay longer or shorter time) .At last Tranfer you back to airport(1 hour).Touring through the Hutongs of “old Beijing”，visiting local residents by rickshaw for 1hour，visit the traditonal courtyard. This tour is suitable for your arrival at Beijing airport at Beijing time before 8AM and departs at 7PM Beijing time or later. Our service is over. See you next time.
Price: from $60 p/p
Duration: 8—12 Hours
Starting Date: You Choose
|Your Tour Size||Price for per person (PayPal transaction fee is included)|
|10 persons or more||USD60|
This itinerary does not include HOTEL.
- $=U.S. dollar.
- 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 very 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.
- Gratuities, Tips to guides or drivers.
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