Beijing Private Tour: Lama Temple, Hutong Tour and Tai Chi Lesson with Lunch

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Visit the Lama Temple in the morning and continue to have a walk tour in Hutong while visit a local family. Beijing local favored dishes will be served as lunch, after lunch, visit UNESCO Listed Temple of Heaven and watch local people at leisure in the adjacent park, learn TaiChi with a master about 45 minutes.
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Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

Built in the 17th century, the temple was originally the residence of Prince Yin Zhen until he was appointed as Emperor Yong Zheng in 1723 when the palace was converted to a temple. Despite being closed for many years following the establishment of the Communist State, the temple has survived intact and is once again active as a place of pilgrimage for followers of the of Geluks Pa (Yellow Cap) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The temple becomes bustling when it opens in the morning, the followers come to pray for their wishes coming to be true and worship the Buddhas by burning incenses. There are several exceptional halls to view, each topped with yellow tiled roofing that gives the whole complex a very distinctive look.

Duration: 40...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

Built in the 17th century, the temple was originally the residence of Prince Yin Zhen until he was appointed as Emperor Yong Zheng in 1723 when the palace was converted to a temple. Despite being closed for many years following the establishment of the Communist State, the temple has survived intact and is once again active as a place of pilgrimage for followers of the of Geluks Pa (Yellow Cap) sect of Tibetan Buddhism. The temple becomes bustling when it opens in the morning, the followers come to pray for their wishes coming to be true and worship the Buddhas by burning incenses. There are several exceptional halls to view, each topped with yellow tiled roofing that gives the whole complex a very distinctive look.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Hutong Tour, No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District No.9, Zhonglou, Dongcheng District, 100009, Beijing, Beijing 100009 China

After walking out of Lama Temple, you continue to the famous Beijing Hutongs. The name Hutong comes from the Mongolian word for ‘well’ because historically people would build their homes close to or around a well. Nowadays Hutong means a lane way or alley. This is a fascinating area of Beijing with long lane ways of grey-tiled buildings and your visit will include a family visit and strolling through zigzag alleyways where you can observe the different streets and the local people going about their everyday lives.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Your lunch will be arranged in a local popular restaurant with Beijing favorite dishes served. After lunch, you continue your visit the Temple of Heaven. The whole complex was constructed in the 15th Century and was used by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties to pray each year for a good harvest. The Temple is now a UNESCO World Heritage Listed site and the extensive surrounding parkland is a popular place for local people to congregate and socialize with activities such as singing, dancing, Tai Chi, or just drinking tea and chatting.

Your guide will walk with you around the complex and explain the purpose of each of the buildings and allow you time to enjoy the surroundings before walking through the surrounding parkland where you will engage in a Tai Chi lesson about 45 minutes from a Tai Chi master. Tai Chi was originally an aspect of martial art training but today it is seen more as a regime for promoting better health outcomes. It is believed that by focusing the mind on the movements of the exercise it helps to bring about a state of mental calm and clarity and provides additional health benefits. You will find the Tai Chi lesson quite relaxing.

Walking out of the Lama Temple, you will be transferred back to your hotel where your tour ends.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Bottled water
  • Family Visit
  • A professional English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
  • Tai Chi master
  • Transport by air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Entrance tickets as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entry/Admission - Hutong Tour
Not Included
  • Children's admission tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

8:30 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 3 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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