Beijing Imperial History Tour

Theater walk · Beijing

  • Duration: 8 hours
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  • Languages: Offered in English
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What to Expect

Beijing is an exciting and dynamic city, packed with world wonders that perfectly represent this vast country’s long, prosperous history and culture. This tour encompasses the highlights of Imperial China under the Ming and Qing dynasties, as well as some modern Chinese history. We’ll start the day at the Temple of Heaven, where even the Emperor was expected to bow to the will of the heavens. Then we’ll fast-forward to Tiananmen square for a quick intro of 20th century history before we jump back to 1420 and the Forbidden City. After we’re done learning about the Emperor’s crib and concubines, we’ll walk around Beihai park to snap a pic at the famous white pagoda and discuss what Beijing was like before the Forbidden City existed. Next, we’ll slip into the hutong’s for a late lunch with the locals before traveling up to the Summer palace, where you’ll learn the tale of corrupt Dowager Empress Cixi, who nearly single-handedly bankrupted a nation that had controlled 1/3 of the world’s economy at the time she was born. If you love history and want to learn as much as possible about China during your time in Beijing, then come join me!

  • Learn about the mandate of heaven at the Temple of Heaven

  • Witness the center of modern Chinese power at Tiananmen square

  • Wander the forbidden city and uncover its secrets.

  • Explore Beihai park and enjoy the view from the white pagoda’s hilltop

  • Eat lunch with locals at a nearby hutong

  • Grasp the corruption of the late Qing dynasty at the ornate Summer Palace

Important Information

  • -Transportation with a professional driver and a clean car or van
  • -The professional English-speaking tour guide
  • -Mineral water

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