Beijing City Transfer Tour B+E
Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City& Summer Palace Tour（ Exterior to visit Bird Nest & Water Cube）
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. In the outer court, the emperor handled political affairs, the morning assemblies were held every early morning and ceremonies were celebrated. The inner court was also called back palace, the residence of emperors, empresses and their families. Traditionally, it was said that there are 3000 beauties in the back palace serving for one emperor.
Summer Palace Brief Introduction
Summer Palace (also named YI YH yuan) is a wonderful place to explore. As long ago as the Yuan dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in the scenic area, but the Summer Palace didn't take on its present appearance until the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. He deepened the park 's manmade lake and added buildings to serve as a "country home" for his mother, though it would be the Empress Dowager Cixi who would have the biggest impact on the palace 's appearance. Cixi died in 1908, but the imprint of this cunning and powerful woman, who ruled China from behind the scenes for years, remains very strong on the buildings today.
Most of the major sights are concentrated in the northern part of compound. Near the East Palace Gate, the entry point for most tourists, is the Hall of Benevolent Longevity where Cixi held court on her hardwood throne. A short walk away, on the shore of Kunming Lake is the Hall of Jade Ripples where Emperor Guangxu, Cixi 's nephew, was placed under house arrest by Cixi for daring to undermine her authority. The Hall for Cultivating Happiness is the name of Cixi 's delightful private theater that was built for her 60th birthday. She lived in the Hall of Happiness and Longevity, which is decorated with many period pieces.
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 1hour drive distance to Summer Palace. visit Summer Palace about 1hour ，a short exterior visit to the main Olympics' Venues --Bird's Nest and Water Cube. At last Tranfer you back to airport .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
Starting Date: You Choose
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