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Private Custom City Sightseeing and Shopping Tour of Beijing
"The tour starts with a pick up from your hotel in Beijing. Your exact itinerary is flexible so you can customize your tour based on your preferences. If there’s something you want to see more or less of simply let your guide know. Your professional guide will make all the sites you want to go in order as long as time allows and make an ideal itinerary for you.The city sites you can choose include:Tian'anmen square and Forbidden City --recomm please add the sites in the 'Special requirement' box when you make the booking. After the historical sightseeing you will have a Chinese lunch in a local restaurant. Then you will start your exciting shopping tour in the afternoon. When making your booking please provide your shopping interests in the 'Special requirement' box. Your guide will recommend the right s your guide and private vehicle will drop you off at your hotel or site you want to go in the city."""
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Private Tour: Panda House Visit And Cruise To The Summer Palace With Imperial Dinner
"Meet your guide in your hotel lobby around noon time (12:30pm) and head to the Panda House of the Beijing Zoo to visit the lovely pandas. Next take a short drive to the Imperial Dock in the Purple Bamboo Park. Take a scenic 40-minute cruise from Zizhuyuan Park to the South Gate of the Summer Palace on a boat that was once used exclusively by the Qing Emperors and Empress Dowager Cixi. Pass many including the working and living quarters of the emperor; the Long Corridor the longest covered walkway in the world with 14000 exquisitely painted pictures; Longevity Hill the best place to have a panoramic view of the Summer Palace; Marble Boat the iconic building of the Summer Palace which used to represent the stability and eternity of the Qing Dynasty; and Suzhou Street
From $118.00
Beijing Private Culture Experience With Lunch Inclusive
"Temple of HeavenPick up at 8:30am from your hotel to visit the Temple of Heaven where the Ming and Qing emperors performed their ritual ceremonies. The best time to visit it is in the morning to see the local seniors exercising practicing Tai Chi playing Shuttlecock doing ground calligraphy as well as singing and dancing.Liulichang StreetYou can visit Liulichang Culture Street which is known throughout China and the world for its ancient books calligraphy paintings brushes
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Lama Temple (Yonghe gong)

After our visit to the Great Wall with Alvin, the Lama Temple was next on our itinery. It was our first real Temple visit and I found it beautiful, serene and intriguing - all at the one time. We...
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Oct 01, 2009


This hall was built in 1750 and features a statue of the Maitreya Buddha standing inside. The statue is 26 metres high and was carved from a single trunk of white sandalwood which made it enter into...
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Aug 09, 2009

Lama Temple

The Yonghegong Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple, the biggest lamasery in Beijing, was built in 1694 as the residence of Prince Yong. After the prince came to the throne to become Emperor Yongzheng, he...
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Aug 09, 2009

A Tibetan Buddhist Temple in Beijing????

The temple (and a working one at that,) is beautiful and a little bit of an oddity I felt.Would you expect to find a Tibetan Buddhist Temple working in Beijing? I certainly didn't.There was a Tibetan...
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Jul 20, 2009

Treasures of Lama Temple

im not a Buddhist, but i like anything that looks fancy.this time i found something very interesting here, Jietailou. Now it is uesed as an exhibition room where treasures in the Yonghegong Lama...
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Jul 10, 2009

Yonghegong Lama Buddhist Temple

Located just north east of the Forbidden City is this historically important imperial temple.There is an incredible tall Buddhist diety carved from a single large tree that took several years to be...
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Sep 21, 2008

Yonghe Gong - Lama Temple

Lama Temple (Yonghegong) was originally the home of Qing dynasty Prince Yong before he became the Emperor Yongzheng, which is why you'll see the golden roof tiles of an imperial residence. After his...
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Apr 03, 2008


El templo de los lamas fue la última residencia del emperador Yongzheng , antes de trasladarse a vivir a la ciudad prohibida .Es el templo budista más importante de Beijing .El templo que dirigen los...
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Mar 22, 2008

Beijing's Other Temple

In my opinion, Yong He Gong, better known as the Lama Temple, is more interesting to visit than the more famous and more popular Temple of Heaven. There are at least two reasons. First, the temple,...
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May 22, 2007

The Lama Temple

The Lama Temple was the first of seemingly dozens of Buddhists temples that I visited in China. Although I eventually got "all templed out" by the end of my trip, I still look fondly upon this massive...
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Mar 05, 2007

A vast, colourful tourist site

This temple is the most renowned Buddhist temple outside Tibet. It is a vast area and has numerous halls with each having magnificent Buddhas, huge incense burners, prayer wheels, tapestries and a...
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Feb 10, 2007

Lama Temple

The Lama Temple was built in 1694 and was the residence of the Son of Emperor Kangxi until 1723 when he became Emperor. In 1744 it became a lamasery – for Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhist monks. This...
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Jan 20, 2007
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Things to Do Near Beijing

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Beihai Park

Beihai park is a great place to relax, enjoy beauty around . And if you want to escpe from crowded and loud Beijing, you should go here! It's opposite to the Forbidden city (exit) . Cost (in Augut...
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Church of the Saviour - North Church - XiShiKu Church

Not too sure about the spelling there, but it should come out to something like that. This church, a little bit west of Beihai Park, is one of the most beautiful in Beijing. During certain times, you...
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Jingshan Park

Jingshan Park is directly north of Forbidden Palace. Most people visit the park in early mornings and day time. However, i recommend taking some time to visit the park in the evening as well. A lot...
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Forbidden City - The Palace Museum

Not being someone who is that keen on ancient buildings and who much prefers modern history, this place did virtually nothing for me. I was told by the hotel reception that I must go and would enjoy...
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Back Lakes - Hou Hai

Shichahai is comprised of three lakes, Qianhai, Houhai and Xihai. Situated just above Beihai Park, there are many restaurants and bars along a quiet roads that run around the lake. Along the lake you...
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This is the street and area to stay if you are on a budget in Beijing. I liked the street, it is located in an old area of Beijing. You have everything there, hostels at affordable prices in...
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Getting to Beijing


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