Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City&Temple of Heaven Tour
Tiananmen Square Brief Introduction
Tiananmen Square is located in the center of Beijing, 880 m long from south to north, 500 m wide from west to east. It is the world's largest city square with an area of 440,000 m² and capable to hold 1 million people.
The square has recorded several significant events that happened in Chinese contemporary revolution history, including the May Fourth Movement in 1919, the Jan 29th Movement in 1935 and the May 20th Movement in 1947. After the establishment of New China, the square was widened by building Monument to the People's Heroes in the center, Great Hall of the People in the west, Chinese Revolution Museum and Chinese History Museum in the east and Chairman Mao Memorial Hall in the south.
Forbidden City Brief Introduction
Forbidden City is the palace of ever 24 emperors as its householders in Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty, one of the largest and most majestic and best preserved imperial palaces in the world. Now it is called the Palace Museum. It is another must visit destination of Beijing tourists.
It is located in the middle of Beijing, 961m long from south to north, 753m wide from east to west with an area of 720,000㎡ containing 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms, surrounded by 10m high wall and also a 52m wide moat as the external protection. Four gates are set through the wall each side: Meridian Gate in the south, the Gate of Divine Might in the north, East Glorious Gate and West Glorious Gate (only the former two open to tourists). The architectural composition in the palace is based on the central axis which is in south- north direction and the buildings were constructed on the west and east side. The whole palace was divided into two parts then: the outer court and the inner court.
Temple of Heaven Brief Introduction
The temple of heaven was the place where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests.Built first in 1420, and then expanded and reconstructed, the Temple of Heaven is a precious example of China 's ancient architectural art andthe largest architectural structure for worshipping heaven in the world.Every year at the winter solstice, the Ming and Qing emperors would come here to pray in a magnificent procession lasting several days. This was designed to bless next year 's crops and curry favor with Heaven for the general health of the empire. This ceremony lasted until 1914.Before the ritual, the emperor would fast in the Hall of Abstinence. Then he would offer sacrifices and prayers at the Altar of Heaven, a stone terrace of three levels. The lowest tier symbolizes the Earth, the second the world of human beings, and the last, Heaven.
Cheap Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City Tour & Temple of Heaven
Our English speaking guide and driver will wait for you at meeting point at Starbucks Coffee（After customs of Starbucks）in Terminal 1、 Terminal 2、Terminal 3 of Beijing airport on time. Then drive to Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City. You will have (0.5 hour) at Tiananmen Square. Then visit Forbidden City (2-2.5 hours, you can decide to stay longer or shorter time) .Then take 20minutes drive distance to The temple of Heaven . Visit The temple of Heaven about 1hour. At last tranfer you back to airport(1 hour).This tour is suitable for your arrival at Beijing airport at Beijing time before 8AM and departs at 7PM Beijing time or later. Our service is over. See you next time.
Price: from $65 p/p
Duration: 8—12 Hours
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