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Full Day Beijing Insight

After you meet your guide at the joining point, we start our adventure by hoping on the subway and heading to the Temple of Heaven Park. This is one of Beijing’s most popular parks and it’s full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy and more. Join in some of the activities or just wander around the park, soaking up its relaxed atmosphere. Perhaps grab the chance to visit the Temple of Heaven, a Taoist temple where emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties would offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for good harvests. Enjoy an early lunch of dumplings or noodles from a local eatery before jumping on Beijing's efficient subway to travel to the very heart of the city - Tiananmen Square. Discover why Tiananmen is so special to the Chinese people as you wander through this immense square. Enter the Forbidden City through the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which is adorned with its famous Mao portrait. Off-limits to most of the world for 500 years, this ‘city’ houses the best preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China and is a must-see destination in Beijing. Discover some of its secrets and learn about some of the legends while enjoying a tour through its many buildings. After leaving the Forbidden City, get a new perspective over this immense structure from the top of the pagoda in Jingshan Park. High on a hill overlooking the city, this is the best place to take in stunning views of not only the Forbidden City, but the ancient heart of Beijing. End the tour in Jingshan Park, where you are free to spend more time exploring or head back into the heart of Beijing to take in more of the city’s sights. After you meet your guide at the joining point, we start our adventure by hoping on the subway and heading to the Temple of Heaven Park.  This is one of Beijing’s most popular parks and it’s full of people of all ages taking part in traditional pastimes such as tai chi, fan dancing, diablo, kite flying, water calligraphy and more Meeting/pick-up point: Outside East Gate of the Temple of Heaven. You can reach this meeting point either by taking Metro Line 5 and getting off at Tiantandongmen Station, or you can take a taxi here by showing the Chinese script for East Gate of Temple of Heaven to your driver.

Duration: Between 6 and 7 hours.

Start/opening time: At 8am.

Languages: English.

Others: Ending point: Jingshan Park. PLEASE NOTE: The Forbidden City has now implemented a "real name" ticketing system that requires us to visitors' full names and passport numbers when booking tickets to the Forbidden City. Please ensure that you provide this information in the Additional Information box at the time of booking your Urban Adventures Beijing Insight tour and bring your passport with you on the tour. Inclusions: local English-speaking guide, entry to Temple of Heaven Park and historical sites inside, entry to Forbidden City, entry to Jingshan Park, subway fare, lunch.