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Beijing

Mystical Beijing dazzles with its ancient gardens, walls & temples. Soak up the scents in local markets & tour the legacy of the 2008 Olympics

Day Morning Afternoon Evening
1 Your flight time to China is approximately 12 hours. Make sure you get some rest on the flight ahead of your exciting itinerary
2 Arrive in Beijing. Meet your guide & transfer to your hotel Visit Beihai Park, the largest & oldest ancient imperial garden in China from the 10th Century. Main highlights include the White Dagoba, the Nine-Dragon Screen & the Five-Dragon Pavilions Sample the delights of a traditional Chinese meal
3 Visit the Sacred Way & the Ming Tomb. Constructed in 1540, this archway is the oldest & biggest in China today Discover the Great Wall of China parts of which are thought to date back to the 7th Century. En route back to Beijing see the impressive National Stadium, ‘Bird’s Nest’, which hosted the Olympic Games in 2008 Enjoy some Sichuan food in a local restaurant followed by an Acrobatic Show at the Chaoyand Theatre. See spectacular routines of strength & flexibility
4 Depart for Tianamen Square. Visit the Monument to the People’s Heroes & the National Museum of China. Tour the Forbidden City in the centre of Beijing Visit a local Chinese food market & soak up the culture. Try some exotic snacks like scorpions, sparrow or grasshopper Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site Temple of Heaven, the inspiration of architecture in the Far East over many centuries After dinner attend a Chinese Kung Fu Show The performance is a mix of acrobatics, dance & kung fu
5 Take a walk on Wángfŭjĭng Avenue, Beijing’s most famous shopping streets, for some last minute shopping Depart for home