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2-Hour Temple of Heaven Private Walking Tour

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    What to Expect
    Meet your guide in your hotel lobby at your preferred time, and begin your tour of the extensive imperial altar complex, whose origins stretch back nearly 600 years. 

    Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly enjoying their morning exercises, dances, and martial arts. As you watch, learn about retirement in China and the daily lives of its older citizens.

    Next, make your way to the temple showpiece: the 15th-century Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Constructed without a single nail, this magnificent circular wooden building boasts three blue-tile roofs and an ornate interior. Take a look around and hear how China’s emperors came here to pray for bountiful harvests.

    Visit the Danbi Bridge, the temple’s main pathway, and pass the Emperors’ Changing Room, where the royals dressed for their prayers. See the 9-Dragon Juniper, a 500-year-old tree resembling climbing dragons; and visit the Imperial Vault of Heaven, where Ming- and Qing-era emperors worshipped heaven during the winter solstice.

    Admire the richly decorated vault pavilion with its surrounding Echo Wall, and see the Circular Mound Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the gods.

    Afterward, your tour concludes when your guide leaves you at the temple’s South Gate.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick you up from your hotel within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city, please provide the hotel details when make booking. If your hotel is out of the 4th ring road of Beijing city, may have extra cost.
    Return Details
    South Gate of the Temple of Heaven
    • Professional guide
    • Private walking tour
    • Hotel pickup (for hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city)
    • Transportation fees to the Temple of heaven
    • Entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant (0-4 years old) is free to join
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 14 July 2019 via mobile

    Our guide was Lucy She was fantastic She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and professional She answered our questions. She made the experience very enjoyable for both of us

    Thank ssmith670
    Reviewed 1 July 2019 via mobile

    For those short of time in Beijing, this is a no-hassle way to visit the temple of heaven with an informative guide. Jimmy was a pleasure to spend time with - friendly, happy to answer all questions, give advice and helping us to navigate not...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    1  Thank Fergul9
    Reviewed 26 August 2018

    Fellow travellers, Wife and I just returned from this tour and found it enjoyable and informative. Enjoyed the company of our guide Becky who accompanied and took care of us while engaging with entertaining commentary. It helps that she was always at hand to take...More

    Date of experience: August 2018
    1  Thank Rafflesia
    Qing Y, Manager at Discover Beijing Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

    Dear Friend Thank you very much for your review.We are sorry about. the subway experience you had with Becky, in the future we will let our guide to talk to the client directly about their preference on transportation. Your hotel is along the Chang'an Street,...More

    Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

    Our guide Jimmy was very enthusiastic and delightful during this tour. He gave us an extensive overview of the history of this beautiful place. The tour was relaxed and fit our schedule quite nicely.

    Thank NajieNaj
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