BJ-WK01: 1 Day Beijing Highlights Walking Tour

Temple of Heaven - Tiananmen Square - Forbidden City - Jingshan Park
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Welcome to join this free walking tour Beijing. In the morning, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby at the scheduled time. Then we will take the subway or public bus to visit the Temple of Heaven. In Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911), Temple of Heaven was the place for emperors to worship the heaven and pray for a harvest year. The main architectures include the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Circular Mound Altar and so on. Here you can see the world's largest worship architectural complex and also the locals engaging in various recreational activities.
Our happy guests at Temple of Heaven
Solemn building at Tiananmen Square
We will leave lunch on your own so that you can eat whatever you like. Your guide will be ready to help. After that, we will head to Tiananmen Square via public transportation which takes around 30 minutes. In 1949, People's Republic of China has hold the founding ceremony here. Since then, Tiananmen Square has been the spiritual symbol for Chinese. The whole square is quite majestic with Monument to the People's Heroes and Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao in the center, Great Hall of the People in the west, National Museum of China in the east, and the ancient Qianmen Gate Tower and its embrasured watchtower built in the 14th century in the south.

Walking to the north of the square, we arrives at the Forbidden City, one of the must-see attractions in Beijing. The Forbidden City is magnificent with exquisite architectures and also numerous rare cultural relics. It is regarded as the essence of the ancient architectural culture and art in China.

After exiting from the Gate of Divine Prowess, you will see the next stop of your free walking tour Beijing, the Jingshan Park. If you still have energy, we recommend that you climb to the top of Jingshan Hill which is the best place to overlook the whole Forbidden City. The hill is not very high, about 10 minutes’ walk is needed to reach the top. Besides, the scenery in the park is also worthy of visit.
A gorgeous full view of Forbidden City seen from the Jingshan Hill
Your one day walking tour comes to an end here. Your guide will lead you to the nearest subway station or bus stop for your next destination. At the exit of the Jingshan Park, there is the City Sightseeing Bus Line 3 which can take you to the Bar Street in Houhai area. Your guide will be glad to offer you more suggestions. Wish you a pleasant day!
Tour Highlights
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven is round in the northern part and square in the southern part which is designed according to the ancient Chinese thought "the heaven is round and the earth is square". The whole architectural complex is divided into inner part and outer part by the encircling walls. The main buildings in the inner part is the Circular Mound Altar used for worship the heaven on Winter Solstice and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest used to pray a harvest year in spring. The two architectures are connected by the Danbi Bridge, a 360-meter (394-yard) corridor. In the outer part, there is the Palace of Abstinence for emperors to fast and live before the worship ceremony and the Divine Music Administration to rehearse the ritual music and dance.
Admire the remarkable architectures at Temple of Heaven
Forbidden City
Forbidden City is the imperial palace in Ming and Qing Dynasties where 24 emperors ever lived. It is one of the largest and most well-preserved ancient wooden architectures in the world. Constructed in 1420, it is 961 meters (1051 yards) in length and 753 meters (823 yards) in width surrounded by a 10-meter-high (33-feet-high) city wall and a 52-meter-wide (57-yard-wide) moat. Forbidden City is composed of the Outer Court where the emperors dealt with the political affairs and the Inner Court where the emperors and the royal families lived. Besides, there are more than 1 million cultural relics in the Forbidden City which accounts for one sixth of the amount in China. Several exhibition halls have been set for paintings, ceramics, bronze wares, inscriptions, clocks, etc.
Explore the best preserved imperial palaces at the Forbidden City
Jingshan Park
As the imperial garden in Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jingshan Park used to be the highest point in Beijing. Wanchun Pavilion on the Jingshan Hill is the best place for visitors to have a bird’s-eye-view of the Forbidden City. Shouhuang Hall was an important place for the emperors to offer sacrifices to ancestors, while Qiwang Pavilion is built to worship the great thinker Confucius. In May, the largest Peony Garden in Beijing is in Jingshan Park, with about 20 thousand peonies of 200 species on display.
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