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Beijing Historical Tour including the Summer Palace, Lama Temple and the Panda Garden

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    Depart from your centrally located Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach and venture to the first of your historical highlights, the Lama Temple. Hailed as one of the city’s most famous monasteries, the temple boasts five opulent halls replete with colorful carvings, sacred objects and detailed murals. Follow your guide through the impressive labyrinth and learn about the cultural significance of the enormous Maitreya Buddha, a statue that stands 18 meters above ground. 

    Next, venture to Beijing Zoo to see its adorable giant pandas. Watch the majestic mammals in a replication of their natural habitat as they munch on bamboo and lounge lazily in the large enclosure. After observing the cute pandas, revitalize with a traditional Chinese lunch and prepare for your next destination. 

    Sated, travel to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Summer Palace to marvel at the regal resplendence of the structure, Hear about how the palace was completely rebuilt after destruction by foreign armies and tour the opulent grounds to see decorated temples, picturesque pavilions, quaint bridges and verdant gardens. 

    Conclude your cultural exploration at the Tianhou Silk Market, a vibrant enclave in which a brief silk demonstration is performed. Purchase some sumptuous silk if you please then return to your Beijing hotel in your comfortable vehicle.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Tour was great, especially if you are looking for a way to see many attractions in one day! I gave 4 instead of 5 stars because we were taken to a pearl store at the end and hounded to buy things when we just wanted...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank 77ninaa
    Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

    Tour was ok but be prepared for brief visit to pandas, an hour at Summer Palace which is definitely not enough and hour, at most, at the temple. Hard sell at the silk factory - they are determined to sell silk duvet covers. Tea ceremony...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank teresamaynard99
    Reviewed 9 May 2019 via mobile

    We chose this tour only because it includes the pandas and I wanted my daughter to be able to see them. It was the best part of the tour. You see them in the morning when they are eating and active. We then went to...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank TheCFU
    Reviewed 6 April 2019

    Each stop was less of a tour and more of a 'fly by'. Arrived at the Zoo at 8 AM (this was nice as there were few people) and saw the pandas for 30-45 minutes. No opportunity to visit any more of the zoo. Then...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Lorriw83
    Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

    Zoe was a great guide. Her English is very good and she has a lot of positive energy. On the tour she shared a lot of good information and helped us navigate large crowds quickly. As for the locations, the Summer Palace is beautiful with...More

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    Sara H
    15 March 2019|
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    Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
    No, I went with a tour group from Japan. If you decide to visit Beijing China there are several things you should know and be aware of (1) you have to purchase a visa, its good for 10 yrs. (2) Be prepared to go through... More
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    19 October 2018|
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    Response from Ray B | Reviewed this property |
    Before you go to Beijing you should plan your trip on how to get around the city.
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