BJ-T07: Beijing Day Tour to Niujie Mosque & Liulichang
This 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.
Fayuan Temple is the oldest well-remained temple of Beijing, with a history of around 1,500 years. Now it is the location of the China Buddhist Academy and the China Buddhist Books and Cultural Relic Museum. The temple is also a renowned place to admire the lilacs. If you go there in April and May when the lilacs are blooming, the temple embraced with light purple flowers is more like a fairy hideaway in the prosperous block.
Public Transport to Fayuan Temple: Subway station of Caishikou on line 4 and line 7 is around 900 meters (1,000 yards) away. Buses 133, 133 Express, 53, and Zhuan 13 stop by much closer; the bus stop is named Jiaozi Hutong Nankou.
Admission fee: none
Open time: 8:30 – 16:00
Niujie Mosque is the largest, oldest and best-preserved Islamic building in Beijing, firstly built during the Liao Dynasty (907 - 1125). It has traditional Islamic decorations inside but the exterior follows the architectural style of classical Chinese palaces.
Travel Tip: Make sure you wear proper clothes. Visitors wearing shorts, skirts, vests, and slippers are not allowed to enter the mosque.
Admission fee: CNY10
Open time: 08:00-16:00
Various traditional architectures are scattered in the Taoranting Park, especially replicas of those famous pavilions throughout the country. In addition, you will have chances to appreciate colorful flowers, including cherry blossoms in late March, peonies in middle to late April, and Chinese roses from middle April to middle October. If interested, you can also enjoy a boat cruise at your own cost. The guide will show you around clockwise or anti-clockwise and end at its east gate, too.
Admission fee: CNY2
Open Time: April - October: 06:00 - 22:00; November - March: 06:00 - 21:30
Liulichang has been a prosperous cultural block in Beijing since the Qing Dynasty (1644 - 1911) and it is separated by South Xinhua Street into eastern and western segments. It is brimming with workshops and stores of calligraphies, paintings, ink stones, and ink brushes. Some time-honored brands still stand along the street selling their special products as yet.
- Private English-speaking guide
- Public transport
- Entrance fees to tourist sites
- Hotels & meals
- Personal expenses
- Gratuities for guide
Recommended Guided Tours:
Beijing One-Day Tours from $59 per person
Other Beijing 1-Day Tours:
Royal Cultural Sites: to Yonghe Lamasery, Guozijian Street, Temple of Confucius and Imperial Academy, Hutong
CCTV Tower & 798 Art Zone: to the National Centre for the Performing Arts, CCTV Headquarters, 798 Art Zone
Olympic Tour: day trip to visit the Olympic sites including Water Cube and Bird's Nest