Compass HolidaysDecember 17, 2014 / byhiranespinal / Categories : travel
Explore the capital city of China with a long and rich history. You can also take advantage of some of the optional tours and create some special memories.
Visit Tian’anmen Square , Located at the center of Beijing City and the midpoint of Chang’an Avenue is the remarkable Tiananmen Square, where you can visit the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. Thousands of people come to the Square every day. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City.
You can choose to enjoy a optional Day Tour: Icons of Beijing (USD$75/person, lunch included)
Start with Forbidden City, which is the former seat of the emperors throughout the Ming and Qing dynasties, a true architectural masterpiece and home to the National Palace Museum. Covering an area of 72 hectares and having been the imperial palace for 24 emperors in the Ming(1368-1644) and Qing(1644-1911) dynasties, the Forbidden City is honored as the largest and the world. It is composed of two parts, one is the Outer Court where the Emperor held court and lead the nation via his imperial power, and the other is Inner Court where the Emperor resided with his family and performed religious rites. With rich architectural treasures and precious historical relics waiting for you. After lunch, proceed to the Summer Palace, an Imperial Garden in Beijing, another world heritage site on the UNESCO list.
Visit Tongrentang Chinese Medicine Institute, which was designated to produce medicines for the royal pharmacy of the imperial palace of the Qing Dynasty for 188 years.
Optional Dinner: Peking Duck (USD$35/person)
Do we even need to explain? Peking Duck might be the best-known Chinese dish. And this optional dinner will provide you with an authentic tasting experience of Pecking Duck.