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Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and silk tour

Travel back in time 800 years and experience the legendary beauty, power and majesty of the ancient Chinese dynasties with this fascinating tour taking in the wonders of ancient China. This comprehensive day trip will show you historical sites, busy markets and delicious Chinese cuisine to give you an insight into a remarkable culture. Begin your tour at Tiananmen Square, the gigantic ‘heavenly peace’ square famous for the pro-democracy protests of 1989. Then pass under the huge portraits of Mao hanging over the imposing Tiananmen Gate, built under Emperor Ming in 1415, and enter the Forbidden City. This vast site was the Chinese Imperial Palace for over 500 years, the heavenly abode of the celestial emperor and his vast entourage, and is completely unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Unesco declared it a World Heritage Site in 1987 and it’s easy to see why. The 980 buildings dating back to 1406 make the Forbidden City the largest collection of ancient wooden structures in the world. br> Catch your breath over a delicious traditional Chinese lunch, and then head to the Temple of Heaven, the imperial temple and altar complex. This beautiful circular building was used to make offerings to heaven for a good harvest by the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties from 1420. Finally, if you have chosen the group tour, visit the Yuan Hou silk workshops and learn about the manufacture of this exquisite fabric. If you have chosen a private tour, you can also take the chance to explore Chinese traditional medicine. Discover the unparalleled culture and history of bustling Beijing with this action-packed guided tour. Travel back in time 800 years and experience the legendary beauty, power and majesty of the ancient Chinese dynasties with this fascinating tour taking in the wonders of ancient China. This comprehensive day trip will show you historical sites, busy markets and delicious Chinese cuisine to give you an insight into a remarkable culture. Begin your tour at Tiananmen Square, the gigantic ‘he Meeting/pick-up point /strong> Hotels in Beijing City center only. Hotel pick-up is for selected hotels only, please call 24 hours before trip to confirm if your hotel is included.

Duration: 8 hours.

Start or opening time: 8:30am. Pick-ups begin at 7am, as arranged by your tour guide the night before. Please be at your pick-up point 5 minutes prior to arranged time.

Languages: Shared tour: in English. Private tour: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Required documentation: Please do not forget to bring your ID.

Included: Entrance tickets, English-speaking tour guide, traditional Chinese lunch, coach tickets and one shopping stop.

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