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Historic Beijing Lama Temple and pandas full day tour

Grab your camera and lace up your walking boots, because with this day tour of the sites of Beijing there is so much to see and do. You'll travel to the Lama Temple, one of the best examples of sacred temples in the region, and visit the sweet and friendly pandas at the Beijing Zoo, learn about the ancient art of pearl cultivation and admire the supreme beauty of the Summer Palace. Your day begins at the Llama Temple in the heart of Beijing, where architectural styles including Han, Mongolian, Manchurian and Tibetan blend to stunning effect. Explore this red building with its high pagoda roof, where fragrant trails of incense swirl around the exquisite ornate carvings and beautiful gold leaf statues. Discover another Chinese legend, the lively and cute pandas who live in the Beijing Zoo. Munching on bamboo and bumbling about their spacious enclosures, these gentle giants are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, especially if you're lucky enough to see a baby. By now you must be hungry, so head to the Qiu Yi Yuan restaurant to enjoy some delicious Chinese lunch. Once you’ve digested, take a break from sightseeing and pop next door to the Li Heng Tang Pearl workshop, to learn about the mysteries of the ancient art of pearl cultivation, and see the exquisite milky stones on offer. Finally, head to the world-famous Summer Palace, the stunningly beautiful retreat of the Chinese emperor for over 800 years. Destroyed twice in the 19th century by foreign invading forces, the palace was fully restored to its present glorious condition by the Empress Dowager Cixi as a gift to the people of China. Now a World Heritage Site, the Summer Palace is the best preserved imperial garden in the world, with stunning pagoda roofs rising through lush greenery above the placid lake below. Grab your camera and lace up your walking boots, because with this day tour of the sites of Beijing there is so much to see and do. You'll travel to the Lama Temple, one of the best examples of sacred temples in the region, and visit the sweet and friendly pandas at the Beijing Zoo, learn about the ancient art of pearl cultivation and admire the supreme beauty of the Summer Palace. Your d Meeting/ pick-up point: 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: Seven hours. Start/opening time: 7.30am. Please wait in the lobby on the ground floor 5 minutes before the arranged pick-up time. Languages: Shared tour: in English; private tour: English, French, Italian and Spanish.

Includes: Transfers, transport, English-speaking guide, admission fees and Chinese traditional lunch all included.

Others: Please remember that you must submit your booking voucher to the representative/ tour guide/ driver, and please do not forget to bring your ID. Child permission: 3-9 years.