BJ-T11: Beijing Day Tour to Marco Polo Bridge & Garden Expo Park

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  Itinerary Brief
This guided tour will lead you to visit two relics of Sino-Japanese War happened from July 7, 1937 to September 9, 1945, for you to learn the black time of Chinese people; and the scenic Beijing Garden Expo Park. The day before the tour, our English-speaking guide will contact you to double confirm where and when to pick you up and kindly inform you some tips about today’s travel. 

 It is a guided tour by eco-friendly public transport. If you need a private car, feel free to contact our travel consultants to arrange it for you.
  Stop 1: Wanping City
Memorial Monument by Wanping
Wanping City is a small fortress of protection in traditional Chinese architectural style. It was built around 360 years ago as a barrack to protect Beijing from insurrectionary army during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). 

On July 7th, 1937, the Japanese army boomed the city, marking the beginning of the Sino-Japanese War. Upon arrival, you will easily find the bullet holes and other traces from the Sino-Japanese War. The Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression has also been built there to display an abundance of relics and pictures about the war.

How to Get There from Beijing Downtown

Today after meeting you on time, the guide will check the real-time traffic flow from your hotel to Wanping City and decide the best public transport to approach it. 

 By subway: 
In most cases, subway is the best way. But the adjacent Wanping subway station will not be open until the end of 2023. At present, the nearest subway station is Dawayao on line 14. 

If arriving by subway at Dawayao, the guide will then escort you to Xidaokou Bus Stop about 500 meters (550 yards) south away and then take bus line 843, 952, or 309 to Kang Zhan Diao Su Yuan stop. Getting off the bus, you’ll be near a crossroad. Follow the guide to walk backward/eastward to the crossroad, then turn north to walk for about 350 meters (380 yards), to find the old-timey city wall on your left, which is rightly the east gate of Wanping City. 

 By bus: If traveling by bus, the available buses include 77, 96, 97, 133, 310, 329, 339, 452, 458, 459, 624, 896, 983, Express Through Line 45, Line 97, Line 145 and Line 161. The guide will escort you to take one of them to Kang Zhan Diao Su Yuan stop as well and then reach the old city on foot. 

Admission Matters

Wanping City can be visited for free. The Museum of the War of Chinese People's Resistance against Japanese Aggression inside is also free to enter; but a prior reservation is needed. So, if you plan to visit the museum on your own, remember to reserve a ticket through its official WeChat account in advance.
  Stop 2: Lugou Bridge
Lugou Bridge
Lugou Bridge, also known as the Marco Polo Bridge, is just outside the West Gate of Wanping City over Lugou River. After strolling in the ancient city, the guide will lead you there on foot for further exploration.

It is the oldest bridge and the only existing segmented stone arch bridge in Beijing. The lifelike stone lions with distinct positions and expressions on either side of the bridge are the highlights. About 700 years ago, the world's famous Italian traveler Marco Polo once marveled at these vivid stone lions. 

 Admission fee: CNY 20 
 Open time: April - October: 07:00 - 19:00; November - March: 08:00 - 17:30
  Lunch Arrangement
There are a lot of big or small restaurants in or around the old city, providing high-end dishes or local snacks at different prices. You can choose one according to your preference and budget. If having any difficulties, feel free to ask for help from the guide. He or she will be glad to introduce you the food and help you with the order.
  Stop 3: Beijing Garden Expo Park
After lunch, the guide will lead you to take bus no. 459 outside the west gate of Wanping City nearby the Lugou Bridge to Dujiakan South, then change to bus no. 903 to Beijing Garden Expo Park. 

It is the venue of the 9th China International Garden Expo, housing not only classic Chinese style gardens, but also scenic foreign style ones. This huge scenic park built on a landfill is also a good example of environment protection. 

 Admission fee: Free
 Open time: March 15 – October 31: 6:30 – 19:00; November 1 – March 14: 7:30 – 18:00
  Send You Back to Hotel in Beijing Downtown
After visiting the Beijing Garden Expo Park, the guide will guide you to the Garden Expo Park subway station to take subway line 14 back to downtown, and finally send you back to your hotel.
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
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Price Includes
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Public transport
  • Entrance fees to tourist sites
Price Excludes
  • Hotels & meals
  • Transport inside tourist sites
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities for guide
Why Choose Us?
 Recommended Guided Tours: 
    Beijing One-Day Tours from $59 per person

 Other Beijing 1-Day Tours:
    Badaling & Sacred Way: day trip to Badaling Great Wall and Sacred Way of the Ming Tombs
    Cuandixia & Shuangshitou Village: visit Cuandixia Village and Shuangshitou Village in the suburb of Beijing

Questions & Answers
Asked by Mr.NICO_ from CH | Feb. 14, 2018 12:22Reply
Beijing's Wanping city walls near Marco Polo Bridge (Lugou qiao)
The neighborhood of Wanping near Beijing's Marco Polo Bridge (Lugou qiao) is walled in on four sides and features two fortification gates. Formerly, it was possible to visit Wanping's ancient walls for 5 Yuan and walk on that city wall. But the two recent times we've visited, the gates (there's on either side) to the walls are closed! Nobody could help us. One time we've visited in September a couple of years ago, the other time this winter.

Question: Is is not possible anymore to visit the walls? When are they open to the public? When are they closed? How far can one go on the walls? Can one see from the walls? Are they only open certain months?
Answers (1)
Answered by Lee | Feb. 21, 2018 21:58

As far as I know, the City Wall of Wanping City can not be visited now, and the opening time is still unknown.
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