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Beijing Temple of Confucius
Half day tour in Beijing including Lama temple, confucious temple and Hutong plus a homemade lunch
1 Person $133 $ 133
2 Person $93 $ 93
3 Person $80 $ 80
4 Person $73 $ 73
5 Person $69 $ 69
6 Person $66 $ 66
7 Person $64 $ 64
8 Person $60 $ 60
9 Person $54 $ 54
10 Person $50 $ 50
10> Person $50 $50
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This well-organized tour has different sightseeing spots which will ensure that you make the most of your limited 6 hours in Beijing. Marvel at the tallest Buddha in the world made by Sandalwood tree at the Lama temple, visit Beijing Capital Museum which used to be Temple of Confucius in Beijing, enjoy a rickshaw ride through the winding, narrow alleys and have a nice home-made lunch. Get to fully enjoy old authentic Beijing.
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Beijing Temple of Confucius
Beijing Temple of Confucius is a place where people worshipped Confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The main buildings are Xianshi Gate, Dacheng Gate, Dacheng Pavilion and Chongsheng Temple. Its neighbor in the west is Beijing Guozijian.
Hutong now means a lane, formed by rows of Courtyard where old Beijing residents lived. People say that the real culture of Beijing is the culture of the Hutong and Courtyards. The alleys give a wonderful glimpse into yesterday’s world, the old way of life and traditional Beijing culture.
Houhai Lake is a famous scenic area in the northwest part of Beijing, which includes three lakes (Qianhai, meaning Front Sea; Houhai, meaning Back Sea and Xihai, meaning West Sea), surrounding places of historic interest and scenic beauty, and remnants of old-style local residences, Hutong and Courtyard.
Yonghe Temple, also known as Harmony and Peace Palace Lamasery, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. The biggest Tibetan Buddhist temple in Beijing is a popular worship place for locals. With 300 years of history, Yonghe Lama Temple has three world-record masterpieces.
Day 1 Beijing
Lama Temple, Temple of Confucius, Shichahai, Hutong
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from the hotel in the morning then you commence your tour from the Lama Temple, famous for a huge standing Buddha at 26 meters to gain a fascinating insight into the rich history of the world's most remarkable Tibetan Buddhist monasteries. Then later make an escape from the bustling city streets and move to the Temple of Confucius and acknowledge this haven of peace and quietness where people paid homage to Confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasty.
Afterwards move to Shichahai Area and see authentic old Beijing before making a stop at hutong area where you'll see that most local residents still live in traditional courtyard-style houses dotted along the hutongs. Also enjoy a rickshaw ride through the winding, timeless alleys and local Chinese cuisine which will be served for lunch in a family in the Hutong area before being sent back to the hotel.
Scenic spots included in the itinerary
5 Star Hotel
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Hotel Position : Plaza del Angel, 12, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Number of rooms:108
The Ping'anfu Hotel (Ping'anfu Binguan) is a luxury hotel located in the hustle and bustle of the city center. It is only 4 kilometers from the railway station and 28 kilometers from the airport. This hotel provide comfortable rooms, ranging from standard doubles to deluxe suites. Facilities in rooms include international direct dial telephones, satellite televisions, central air conditioning and mini bars. Room service is available on request. Guests of the hotel will also have the chance to relax in the sauna and massage center. The hotel has numerous restaurants, mostly serving Chinese cuisine.
Check-in & Check-out
Check-in from 14:00
Check-out before 12:00
Smoking is now strictly prohibited within all public and enclosed spaces in Beijing. This hotel will NOT offer smoking rooms.
Number of rooms:108
Entrance fees described in the itinerary
English speaking guide
A bottle of water a day per person
Tips to the guide and driver
Beijing Airport Pickup
Beijing Airport Drop-off
Peking Roast Duck
Peking duck, also known as Peking Roasted Duck or Beijing Kaoya, is a dish of great antiquity from Beijing that can trace back to the imperial era. Nowadays, Peking Duck had become one of the specialties of the capital and a national symbol of China, favored by tourists and diplomats alike. For instance, Henry Kissinger, the former Secretary of State of the United States, came to savor this cate, during his two visits to China in 1971 and in 1976. It has also been a favorite delicacy for various political leaders ranging from Cuban Fidel Castro to former German chancellor Helmut Kohl.
The delicacy is characterized by its crisp skin shining date-red in color and tender texture, with authentic versions serving mostly the skin and little meat, sliced in front of the diners by the cook. The hot Peking Roast Duck will be brought to the dining table by the chef where he will slice it into more than 100 thin flakes, each having its piece of crispy skin. The meat is often eaten with spring onion, cucumber and sweet bean sauce with pancake rolled around the fillings. Sometimes pickled radish is also inside, and other sauces can be used. The remaining duck with meat and bones can be cooked in three ways. The traditional way is to be cooked into a broth. The meat together with bones can also be stir-fried with sweet bean sauce, or rapidly sautéed and served with salt and Sichuan pepper.
Besides the traditional one, many restaurants offer an All Duck Banquet - various dishes cooked with the offal and juices of the duck, surrounding the main dish. It will be sure to give you satisfaction and enjoyment when dining.
Duck has been roasted in China since the Southern and Northern Dynasties(386-589). Up until the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), ducks were roasted in the area around Jinling (ancient name for Nanjing). A variation of roast duck was prepared for the Emperor of China in the Yuan dynasty(1271-1368). The Peking Roast Duck that came to be associated with the term was fully developed during the later Ming dynasty when the rulers moved their capital city to Beijing from Jinling and by then, Peking Duck was one of the main dishes on imperial court menus and was highly regarded by emperors and other members of the ruling classes. By the Qianlong Period (1736–1796) of the Qing dynasty, the popularity of Peking Duck spread to the upper classes. The first restaurant specializing in Peking Duck, Bianyifang, was established in the Xianyukou, close to Qianmen of Beijing in 1416.
Raising the duck
Newborn ducks are raised specially in a free range environment for the first 45 days of their lives, and force fed 4 times a day for the next 15–20 days, resulting in ducks that weigh 5–7 kg. The force-feeding of the ducks led to an alternate name for the animal, Peking Stuffed Duck.
Seasoning the duck
A suitable fattened White Beijing Ducks are slaughtered, plucked, eviscerated and rinsed thoroughly with water. Air is pumped under the skin through the neck cavity to separate the skin from the fat. The duck is then plunged in boiling water for 1 to 5 minutes, then hung to dry. This will tighten the skin and help the duck to achieve its traditional crispy texture. The duck is then glazed with a layer of potentially spiced and flavored maltose syrup. A marinade of traditional flavorings, including soy sauce and five-spice powder, and more maltose, is then applied inside the body cavity. This will flavor the duck during the next step. The duck is then left to dry for between 24 hours and several days in a cool, dry place, which allows the skin to crisp while roasting.
Roasting the duck
Hitherto, there are two traditional schools of cuisine for the duck cooking, namely closed oven and hung oven.
Peking duck is originally roasted in a conventional closed oven, allowing the meat to be slowly cooked through the convection of heat within the oven. Controlling the fuel and the temperature is the main skill. In closed-oven style, duck meat is combined well with the fat under the skin, and therefore is juicy and tender.
The hung oven, also known as open oven, was developed in the imperial kitchens during the Qing Dynasty. It is designed to roast up to 20 ducks at the same time with an open fire fueled by fruit hardwood from peach or pear trees. The ducks are hung on hooks above the fire and roasted at a temperature of 270 °C (525 °F) for 30–40 minutes. While the ducks are roasting, the chef may use a pole to dangle each duck closer to the fire for 30-second intervals. By the means of hung oven, the fat is usually melted during the cooking process, so the skin is more crispy.
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Hot pot, and the less common Chinese fondue, refer to several East Asian varieties of stew, is ke consisting of a simmering metal pot of stock at the center of the dining table. While the hot pot .is kept simmering, ingredients are placed into the pot and are cooked at the table. Typical hot pot dishes include thinly sliced meat, leafy vegetables, mushrooms, wontons, egg dumplings, and seafood. The cooked food is usually eaten with a dipping sauce. In many areas, hot pot meals are often eaten inn the winter.
The Chinese hot pot boasts a history of more than 1,000 years.While often called "Mongolian hot pot", it is unclear if the dish actuall originated in Mongolia. Mongol warriors had been known to cook with their helmets, which they used to boil food, but due to the complexity and specialization of the utensils and the method of eating, hot pot cooking is much better suited to a sedentary culture. A nomadic household will avoid such highly specialized tools to save volume and weight during migration. Both the preparation method and the required equipment are unknown in the cuisine of Mongolia of today.
Hot pot cooking seems to have spread to northern China during the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-906). In time, regional variations developed with different ingredients such as seafood. By Qing Dynasty, hot pot had become popular throughout most of China. Today in many modern homes, particularly in big cities, the traditional coal-heated hot pot has been replaced by electric,gas or electromagnetic cooker versions.
Because hot pot styles change so much from region to region, many different ingredients are used.
Beijng Acrobatic Show
Acrobatic art has a history of more than 2000 years in China. Beijing is the culture centre of China, we have professional literature and art organization, and we have gathered over 60 acrobatic artists who are the most famous in Beijing.The programs performed by us are ingeniously conceived,highly skilled in a distinctive traditional Chinese style with a breathtaking,unique,humorous and funny performance.
Our troupe has been invited and performed in more than ten countries,such as England France,Germany,Australia,Holland,Belgium and Norway,where we were warmly welcomed and highly praised.This has promoted not only the mutual understanding and friendship between the Chinese people and the people of other countries but also the exchange and development of the acrobatic techniques both at home and abroad.
World famous acrobatic shows in Beijing
Unique and popular, Chinese acrobat shows combine the traditional Chinese performing arts with acrobat balancing acts. These are brilliantly performed by talented troupes, with members from around the world.
Chinese acrobats have their own style. This is one show you don’t want to miss! Book your tickets today and experience the artistic side of Beijing's exciting night life.
2:Hotel pick up arond 4pm, drop off back hotel at 7:30pm
Peking Opera Show
Beijing opera or peking opera is a form of traditional Chinese theatre which combines music,vocal performance,mime,dance and acrobatics.It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century.This form of theatre was extremely popular in the Qing dynasty court and has been regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.Many performance groupes are based in Beijing and Tianjin in the north,and Shanghai in the south. The form of art is also seen in Taiwan,where it is known as guoju, and it has also spread to other countries such as the United States and Japan.
Beijing opera features four main types of performers,Performing groupes often have several of each or combined. Performers are the only focal points on the stage.They utilize the skills of speech,song,dance,and combat in movements that are symbolic and suggestive,rather than realistic. Performers also adhere to a variety of stylistic conventions that help audiences navigate the plot of the production.
Channel CCTV-11 in Mainland China is currently dedicated to broadcasting classic Chinese opera productions,including Beijing opera.
3:If select VIP seat with fresh tea and snacks
Chinese Kungfu Show
The Legend of Kungfu is a Live performance presented by China Heaven Creation International Performing Arts Co., Ltd. (CHC) -- China's leading performance art production company, every night at Red Theatre. A group of the best Kung Fu practitioners of China are collected and the best directors and designers of the country are invited by CHC.
The show is about storytelling that a little boy from a very poor family whose mother was unable to provide for him and decided to send her son to a temple to be a monk and learn kungfu. The diligent student monk was initiated into the temple, learning Buddhism and Kungfu. The theme of the story is full of trials and tribulation of being a monk and the worldly temptations through his monkhood. He had a hard time getting used to the strict discipline of the temple and could not restrain his natural desire to chase a young beauty, so he suffered great regret and losing his way to self-cultivation. He punished himself severely and finally came back full circle to be the temple, attaining enlightenment. He became interested in the unbelievable power of Kung Fu, in which he must face many obstacles both from this world and his own mind to overcome his fears.
The fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional martial arts makes this performance unique and spectacular, presenting stunning Kung Fu skills, exquisite ballet, splendid acrobatics and wonderful music, along with brilliant stage scenery, acoustic and light effect. With no speaking of the actors, there is an electronic screen displaying the show's subtitles in English above the stage to keep you informed of the storyline. After the show, the audience can also take photos with the main actors.
The show made its first appearance on the Beijing stage in July 15th, 2004. Ever since it has received numerous awards and become a world-class spectacle known around the world. If you are an enthusiast of Chinese Kung Fu, who would like to explore the real Chinese martial arts and culture, you definitely should not miss this excellent show of the prestigious Chinese Kung Fu.
China has one of the longest histories of continuously recorded martial arts tradition in the world. The Chinese Kung Fu is popular terms with Chinese martial arts, tracing its origins back some 4000 years ago to self-defense needs, hunting activities and military training in ancient China. In the long course of development, the Kung fu's purpose from self-defense to health maintenance and finally as method of self-cultivation. Kung Fu requires of the practitioner a strict code of physical and mental discipline. A common saying concerning basic training in Chinese martial arts is as follows: Train both Internal and External. External training includes the hands, the eyes, the body and stances. Internal training includes the heart, the spirit, the mind, breathing and strength. In addition, philosophy, ethics and even medical practice are highly regarded by most Chinese martial arts, which provides insight into Chinese attitudes and culture./uploads/main/litimg/2019-04-26/5cc25e0db7185.gif /uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c5895400.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c5896ae3.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c5897df6.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c58994d9.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c589a7ec.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-22/5c947c589becf.jpg 45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45,45 98,98,98,98,98,98,98,98,98,98
Golden Mask Dynasty Show
An original Chinese play, "The Golden Mask Dynasty," was held August 16 at OCT Theater in Beijing Happy Valley. This play was sponsored by Overseas Chinese Town, OCT, which invested 200 million yuan into building the OCT Theater for the play.
Set in the Golden Mask Dynasty, a legendary age in China, the story tells how a queen, who wears a golden mask, creates a splendid dynasty. The play has eight chapters and includes more than 200 actors from China and abroad. Produced by Chinese playwrights, directors and designers, the play features Chinese dances, acrobatics, costumes, and lighting and acoustics.
The Golden Mask Dynasty is a mythical age, and the play tells a fairy-tale like story of war, royal banquets, and romance. The play has 20 different dance scenes, ranging from war scenes to romance. The director invited composers Liu Gangbao and Li Cangsang to compose the music jointly. Composer Zhang Qianyi, who wrote the "Qinghai-Tibet Plateau," composed the theme song "The Words of Love" for the Golden Mask Dynasty, and vocalist Tang Jing sang the song. The play's wardrobe designers were inspired by the Sanxing Mound relics. They used blue and gold as the play's main colors, representing yin and yang, men and women, and heaven and earth. They created more than 500 costumes.
2:Hotel pick up at 4pm, drop off at hotel at 8:30pm
Mansion of Prince Gong
Mansion of Prince Gong is is the largest and the best preserved Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) mansion for the prince in Beijing and is located at Qianhai Xijie to the north of Shichahai. The ancient Chinese architecture with its cultural connotations is important not only for its aesthetic value but as an asset to those who wish to study the lifestyle of the privileged classes in the feudal society.
The Prince Gong Mansion was constructed in 1777 during the Qing dynasty for Heshen, a prominent court official in the reign of the Qianlong Emperor. In 1799, the Jiaqing Emperor, successor to the Qianlong Emperor, accused Heshen of corruption and had him executed and his property confiscated. The mansion was given to Prince Qing In 1851, the Xianfeng Emperor gave the mansion to his sixth brother, Prince Gong whom the mansion is named after.
There are three sets of courtyards occupying central, eastern and western. The main central courtyard comprises the major hall, a rear hall and an extended pavilion that has some 40 rooms. The western and eastern sections contain three smaller courtyards. These grand and exquisite buildings are a reminder of the pageantry and splendor of China's imperial past.
The garden in Prince Gong's Mansion is named Cuijin. The garden covers 28,000 square meters and is surrounded by man-made hills on four sides. The main peak, constructed from Taihu rocks, is in the north. The garden has an arched stone gate in typical Western architectural style, and upon entering the garden, one can see the five-meter high Dule Peak, which is a rock procured from Lake Tai in southern China. Behind it is the Bat Pond. Beyond the pond stands the Anshan Hall and opposite, at the center of the garden, is a hill bearing a stone tablet inscribed with the Chinese character "fu" (happiness) in the calligraphy of Emperor Kangxi (1662-1723). Behind the hill are masterpieces of garden architecture, with more than 20 scenic spots.
In addition to its artificial hill, trees, flowers, pavilions and terraces, the garden also contains the unique feature of its own theater. The theater of the Prince Gong Mansion is lofty and spacious. On the walls there are Chinese wisteria and green leaves painted, giving the audience the feeling they are sitting beneath trellises. The floor is paved in pseudo-gold brick, and the seats consist of old-fashioned wooden armchairs furnished with square tables. The performers and the audience are in close proximity, so there is no need for audio amplifying equipment. Here, people can enjoy Kunqu, Peking Opera and imperial music, a unique experience full of Qing historical significance.
There are various cultural exhibitions held in the Mansion of Prince Gong, such as painting exhibition, furniture and porcelain exhibitions. Furniture of Ming and Qing Dynasty exhibition in Xijinzhai covers partition walls and furniture made in the Ming and Qing Dynasty. Mansion Cultural Exhibition in Yin’an Hall collects some antiques and profiles preserved in the Palace Museum, and there are the National Museum, and Beijing Art Museum too./uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a83acbc.jpg /uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a83d2e1.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a87295f.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a8a6529.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a8d54a8.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a911129.jpg,/uploads/main/litimg/2019-03-25/5c9843a9413bb.jpg 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
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Affordable Group Tour:
Our small group tour is around of 15 peoples picked up from different hotels. Suitable for tourists with limited budget and who would like to travel with others from different countries.
Best Value Private Tour:
More flexible and time saving.No need to wait for other tourists.Flexible schedule . Possible to be customized for your own itinerary. A privet tour guide and air-conditioned vehicle will be at your service.
How to Book?
1. You can book online, choose to pay the deposit or full payment. We accept payment by PayPal, Credit Card, Wechat and Bank Transfer. After booking, we will send you a booking confirmation email.
2. When you arrive at the departure city, the exactly pick up time will inform by your tour guide though your hotel one night before your tour date.
3.Pick-up Service: To ensure the morning pick-up going smoothly as scheduled, we suggest you choose downtown hotels within the fourth ring road of the city. An additional transfer fee will be incurred if your hotel is outside the above mentioned area. If your hotel is located in a narrow lane or an apartment block, we suggest you find the nearest hotel on the main street as your pick-up point.
If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Hotel, flight and train ticket fees are not refundable.
Tour Code: A0380
Departure date: Everyday
Tour type: Private