Forbidden City and Great Wall of Mutianyu Day Trip
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty – the years 1420 to 1912. It is in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 72 ha (over 180 acres). The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere. The Forbidden City was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987, and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Your Hotel or Apartment
Please ready by 07:00 AM for a prompt departure at 07:30 AM
Approximately 17:30 PM
.Full-day Beijing tour with the Forbidden City, and Great Wall of China at Mutianyu;
.Gain insight into the power of imperial China on a tour of the Forbidden City;
.Ride a cable car round-trip at to the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu;
.Enjoy a couple of hours to walk along the Great Wall and get great photo ops;
.Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Beijing.
Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
.Hotel pick-up and drop-off;
.Typical chinese lunch;
.English-speaking tour guide;
.Two pre-arranged shopping stops;
.Air-conditioned tour coach.
.Fee of the cable car and slideway;
.Tickets of treasures and clock museum;
.Tips for the tour guide and driver;
The Mutianyu Great Wall is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70 km northeast of central Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs.
First built in the mid-6th century during the Northern Qi, the Mutianyu section is older than the Badaling section of the Great Wall. During the Ming dynasty, under the supervision of General Xu Da, construction of the present wall began, building over the previous wall. In 1404, a pass was built in the wall. In 1569, the Mutianyu Great Wall was rebuilt and till today most parts of it are well preserved. The Mutianyu Great Wall has the largest construction scale and best quality among all sections of Great Wall.
Walk through watch towers dotting the top of the Great Wall, stroll through the grounds of a former imperial palace, and watch the delicate work of skilled silk weavers. With an experienced guide, visit the Forbidden City and Mutianyu Great Wall.
Forbidden City and Great Wall of Mutianyu Day Trip
The Palace Museum, also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was first built throughout 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty. Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence its name 'The Purple Forbidden City', usually 'The Forbidden City'.
Forbidden City and Great Wall of Mutianyu Day Trip Departure:Daily (Except Monday) Duration: Approx 8 hours Pick-up point and time: Your Hotel between 7:30am - 8:00am Finishing point and time: Your Hotel around 5:00pm - 5:30pm Language: English Lunch: Typical Chinese lunch
Important Info: Pick-up travelers from hotel on departure time between 7:30am and 8:00am, This tour starts at Tian'anmen Square, the largest square in the world. Then proceed to the Palace Museum, the largest and best-preserved ancient imperial palaces group with 500 years history in the world. Visit the Palace Museum along the central axis from south to north for 2 hours. After visiting the Palace Museum, shopping at a Jade Carving Factory for 45 minutes. The jade carving is very famous special local product, it was not only the excellent skill on carving, but also mixes many Chinese traditional cultures in the jade carving. After lunch, visiting Mutianyu Great Wall about 2 hours. Mutianyu Great Wall is known for its beautiful surroundings - dense woods and rich pastures changing colors with the seasons of a year. If you want to reach the highest point, cable car is a good choice (optional). Finally, you are returned to the downtown and will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese Traditional Medicine Culture. Finishing the tour and transferred back to hotel around 5:30pm.
Travel Tips: Wear casually and pay attention to the climate in Beijing.
Special Features: Only english-speaking travelers in the coach; Well-trained english speaking tour guide; Keep proper quantity travelers in suitable type air-conditioned coach.
Service Package Includes: Hotel pick-up and drop-off; Entrance tickets; Typical chinese lunch; English speaking tour guide; Air-conditioned tour coach.
Service Package Excludes: Fee of the cable car and slideway; Shuttle bus fee (not required); Gratuities (optional); Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area; Personal expenses.
Mutianyu is a section of the Great Wall of China located in Huairou County 70km northeast of central Beijing. The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall is connected with Jiankou in the west and Lianhuachi in the east. As one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall, the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. The Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best-preserved and best-known Great Wall sections. Compared with the top-notch Badaling, Great Wall at Mutianyu is less crowded, thus a good destination on hot holidays for a Great Wall tour at ease. Located 40 miles 65km to the north of Beijing city proper, it can be reached by bus no. 916 Express with a transfer in Huairou District.