Mao Memorial Hall
Chairman Mao's mausoleum is the final resting place of
Mao Zedong. The remains of the Great Helmsman, as he is
sometimes known, are on display for public viewing.
People queue up for hundreds of metres every day to see
the former chairman.
The Summer Palace features the Kunming Lake which takes
up three-quarters of the park. The main building is the
lyrically named Hall of Benevolence & Longevity,
while along the north shore is the Long Corridor, so
named because it's, well, long. There are over 700 metres
(2300 ft) of corridor, filled with mythical paintings and
scenes. If some of the paintings have a newish patina,
that's because many of the murals were painted over
during the Cultural Revolution.
The Forbidden City, which was off-limits to most of the
world for 500 years, is the biggest and best preserved
cluster of ancient buildings in China. The old world of
beautiful concubines and emperors, eunuchs and
conspicuous wealth still hovers around the lush gardens,
courtyards, pavilions and great halls of the palace. The
palace contains over 720,000 square metres, 800 buildings
and 9,000 rooms.
Wall Of China
The Great Wall was originally built 2,000 years ago by
the Qing dynasty. It's a classic and well-preserved
example of Ming defence with high and wide ramparts,
intact parapets and sturdy beacon towers. The Great Wall
stretches over approximately 6,400 km (4,000 miles)from
Shanhaiguan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, and
stretches to over 6,700 km (4,160 miles) in total.
Badaling is the best preserved section of The Great Wall.
The Ming Tombs were created by Emperor Yongle and are the
last resting place of the 13 emperors of the Ming
Dynasty. The tombs are located on the southern slope of
Mount Taishou. Yongle is also credited with envisioning
the layout of the ancient city of Beijing as well as a
number of landmarks and monuments located therein such as
the Imperial Palace (Forbidden City)
Temple of Heaven
This dazzling temple marks the heart of imperial
symbolism, where the emperor, the Son of Heaven, prayed
for good harvests. It is regarded as a Taoist temple,
although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the
reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism. It is the
closest park to East Apartments, making it a quite refuge
from the bustling city.
Tiananmen Square is named for the Gate of Heavenly Peace
which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden
City. Tiananmen Square lies at the heart of Beijing and
is famous as cultural symbol because it was the site of
several key events in Chinese history.
Yonghe Gong Lama Temple also known as the "Palace of
Peace and Harmony Lama Temple", the "Yonghe Lamasery", or
- popularly - the "Lama Temple" is a temple and monastery
of the, Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of
the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist
monasteries in the world.
Book one of our private day tours in advance of arrival.
Our tours will take you to one of our 8 tourist
attractions listed above. All tours include a private
driver for door to door service, entrance tickets, travel
expenses and a bi-lingual tour guide. Tours last up to 5
hours and can be amended at the clients discretion.
Please send your desired tour, date, and number of
travelers in advance. Tours need to be arranged at least
two days in advance. If tours are to be canceled, it must
be done at least 1 day in advance. Contact us