Beijing Muslim Glimpses

MT03: 5 Days China Tour to Beijing
Day 1 Arrival in Beijing
Welcome to join our 5 days Beijing tour! As the capital city of China, you will find a wealth of history here. Upon arrival, our guide and driver are waiting to pick you up from the Capital Airport by your flight timetable. In the next one hour, you will be taken to register at your selected hotel, where you will be based for four nights. If time allows, you can explore the surrounding area a bit or have dinner at an Islamic restaurant under the guide's suggestion.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Pentahotel Beijing
Day 2 Beijing
Mutianyu Great Wall
Today we will showcase the city's most favorite sightseeing spots to literally start your pleasant Beijing itinerary 5 days. It takes up a whole morning to visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. When strolling in the world biggest city square, you might even taste the grandness of China from its surrounding constructions. Walk northward for a few minutes and go through the Tiananmen Tower, you will enter the world-renowned Forbidden City, which served as the imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasties from 1420 to 1920. Afterwards, we will arrange you an a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a superb Islamic restaurant.

After lunch, we will visit the oldest and largest mosque in Beijing, namely the Ox Street Mosque. Entering the mosque, you can see the ancient Prayer Hall, Watching Moon Tower, Service Building, Bangke Building, and Tablet Pavilion; all preserved in good state. Though its constructions are of Chinese traditional architectural style, with overhanging eaves and rake angles, the detailed decorations exhibit the strong styles and influence of Islamic culture. Another unique feature is that numerous Muslims who have firm belief inhabit the area near the mosque. Everyday they worship with five prayers, and observe other religious rites devoutly.

Muslim superstore, hospital, primary and secondary school and similar are readily available in the immediate area, and they offer great convenience to their daily life. Your final stop of the day will be the Temple of Heaven.

Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Islamic Lunch
Day 3 Beijing
Forbidden City
You will spend today in the suburbs where a Halal restaurant is not available for lunch, so we suggest you have a hearty breakfast at the hotel and bring enough food supply. As long as you set foot on the amazing ancient wonder - the Great Wall, your senses will come alive by its awe inspiring views. It is also a highlight of your 5 days Beijing tour. The wall at Mutianyu section preserves impressive watchtowers, and is strategically located on lofty ridges. It has a very rare sight in the entire Great Wall, which is unique to this section. The Zheng Guan Tai gate stands with three connected watchtowers. We will arrange the round-trip cable car for you.

After that, we will head back to downtown area for a visit to a local market. On the way, we will pass by the Bird’s Nest, also called Olympic National Stadium and leave you some time to take photos of this stadium.

Meals: Breakfast
Day 4 Beijing
Ox Street Mosque
This morning, your Beijing itinerary 5 days continues to the Summer Palace, which is the largest and most comprehensive extant imperial garden. Also, it occupies first place among the four great gardens in China by its pleasant views all the year round. Then a la carte lunch (valued at CNY150.00 per person and included in our price) at a classy Islamic restaurant is scheduled for you. To experience the city's old history and special culture, you will be delighted by the Hutong rickshaw tour. Hutong, dating back to Yuan dynasty, is an old alley or lane that belongs only to Beijing. Following that you will head to Dongsi Mosque, which is the local second largest mosque. This mosque houses precious Islamic manuscripts, such as Koran, Hadith, Sunna, as well as other works of Islamic philosophy, history and literature in its library. Moreover, it is the headquarters of the Beijing branch of the China Islamic Association. You may pray at around 16:00 in this mosque, schedule allowing.

Meals: Breakfast, A la carte Islamic Lunch
Day 5 Departure from Beijing
You will be free at leisure until being escorted to the airport for your onward flight. Your private 5 days Beijing tour is concluded now. Should you wish to continue visiting China instead of leaving at this point, we suggest you choose our City Package for an extension visit.

Meals: Breakfast
Related Itineraries:
Golden Muslim Experience: 9 days Shanghai - Xian - Beijing
Islam Culture Odyssey: 14 Days Hong Kong - Guangzhou - Xian - Lanzhou - Linxia - Xiahe - Lanzhou - Beijing
China Islamic Heritage: 10 Days Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
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