Temple of Heaven & Qianmen Street area & Hutong private tour

Language English
Price 132,00 USD for excursion
Capacity 10 persons max
Duration 9 hours

Highlights: Temple of Heaven + Qianmen Street area + Hutong area around Shichahai and Bell and Drum Tower

Theme: religion and local customs

Destination description:

Temple Of Heaven is one of the nine royal altars in the past. It is the only place larger than the Forbidden City in the inner city. The Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest in it is the symbol of Beijing. On the tour, you will learn about the history, function, layout, significance of the buildings in the Temple of Heaven, reason, process, rituals and significance of worshipping heaven, ceremonial music, abstinence, nature worship, ancestor worship, Chinese park culture, leisure life of the locals.

Qianmen Street is the largest traditional commercial area in the past 600 years. You will mainly walk through 6 old streets, visit some century-old shops, restaurants, hotels, banks, theaters in the rebuilt traditional shopping streets. You can see how the local snacks are made and try them,see Chinese traditional handicrafts, candies, food, etc. Walk through a traditional neibourghood and an ancient cultural street, Liulichang Cultural Street. On the tour, you will learn about the history and layout of Qianmen area and get a feel for the change and development of the old city and the people's way of life.

Shichahai Hutong Conservation area is one of the 25 conservation traditional living areas in Beijing. It's known for its natural beautiful living environment.

Schedule:

8:00 pick up at your hotel.

8:20 ---- 10:20 visit the Temple of Heaven.

10:40 ------ 14:00 walk through 6 old streets in Qianmen area and have lunch there.

14:20 ----- 17:20 Visit the Hutong area around Shichahaiand Bell and Drum Tower. Travel around the two areas by manpower pedi-cab, visit the time-reporting center (Bell Tower and Drum Tower), overlook Beijing, visit a local family, traditional residence, travel around Shichahai old residential area along Houhai lake and have a walk in Houhai bar street. There you can see how the local inhabitants pass their time and watch unique skills of folk performance in a local quadrangle.

17:40 get back to hotel.

Price: 132USD

Inclusion: guide service and photography service only. (Camera model: Fujing Film XT 10)

Exclusion:

Entrance ticket: the Temple of Heaven: 34CNY/person

Hutong tour by traditional transport, pedi-cab:

Rout A: travel around the Shichahai area by pedicab, go in the old residential area to see some old residence of historical celebrities and the civil residence of different styles and specifications and visit a local family. (1.5hours, 2km by pedicab, 500m by walk)

Rout B: travel around Drum and Bell tower Hutong conservation area by pedicab and watch the unique skill of folk performance in a local residence. ( 1 hour) ( 3 hours, 3km by pedicab, 1km by walk. )

price:

Option 1: Route A: 180CNY/person

Option 2: Route A+B: 280CNY/person

Transportation:

Option 1: use bus and taxi estimated cost: 150CNY max.

Option 2:

use special car

1--3 pax, use a 5-seater car price: 300CNY, car type: Passat/Camry/Teana

3----5 pax, use a 7-seater car, price: 750CNY car type: Buick GL8

For more people: ask me by message

Payment methods:

1. My service charge and special car service charge can be paid when the tour is over on the last day.

2. Entrance tickets, public transportation fees, lunch will be paid on the tour. There is no charge for my entrance tickets.

3. Food and restaurant will be recommended to you by your preference and budget. You can order dishes and pay by yourselves. Lunch in an ordinary restaurant costs about 60CNY/person. My lunch will be paid by you. If you have special request, please let me know.

4. The itinerary is flexible. You can change, adjust or skip any activity as you like within duration on the tour.

Deposit: not requested

Cancellation: You need inform me 3 days ahead of the first tour date so that I can arrange my time for other works.

How to book the tour and my service or inquire for more details? Email me.

My Email address: [email protected]

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