Summer Palace is an Imperial Garden in Beijing. The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the downtown area. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as ‘The Museum of Royal Gardens’.
Your Hotel or Apartment
Please ready by 07:30 AM for a prompt departure at 08:00 AM
Approximately 17:30 PM
.Visit Badaling, one of the best-preserved sections of the Great Wall;
.See the Summer Palace and the iconic Great Wall at Badaling;
.Get excellent photo opportunities at the stunning Summer Palace;
.Explore both attractions at your own pace on a group tour;
.Pick-up and drop-off from your Beijing hotel.
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;
.Boating on the lake;
.Tips for the tour guide and driver;
Badaling Great Wall winds its way among the undulating high peaks north of Beijing City. The Wall consists of two pass cities: Ju Yong Wai Zheng (Juyong Outer Town) in the east and Bei Men Suo Yao (the Lock and Key of the Northern Gate) in the west. The pass was built in 1505. Juyongguan Great Wall is located around 20km south of Badaling Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is in the same valley (Guan Valley) with Juyongguan Great Wall. Badaling Great Wall is on the upper end of the valley; while Juyongguan is on the other lower end. In the past, Badaling was the gateway to Juyongguan Great Wall. Badaling commands the highest point of the valley. This Great Wall was attached with great military importance. An old Chinese saying tells the crucial position of Badaling: if one man guards the pass, ten thousand cannot get through. The highest point of Badaling Great Wall is Beibalou, approximately 1,015 m above sea level.
Along with visits to the spectacular Summer Palace and the immense Great Wall, this full-day tour gives you a look at traditional medicine and jade carving for a special insight into Chinese culture.
Summer Palace and Great Wall of Badaling Day Trip
Situated in the Haidian District northwest of Beijing, Summer Palace is 9 miles (15 kilometers) from the downtown area. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long been recognized as 'The Museum of Royal Gardens'.
Summer Palace and Great Wall of Badaling Day Trip Departure:Daily 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, and then driving one hour to get to Summer Palace. It is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world that boasts centralized architectural masterpieces. After the visit of Summer Palace. Before having lunch, you will have 45 minutes to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory. The jade carving is a famous special Chinese product, a blend of the excellent skill on carving and Chinese traditional cultures. Have traditional Chinese lunch at restaurant. After lunch, driving 30 minutes and get to the Badaling Great Wall. Badaling section is the most famous and best-preserved wall. It's highest point at Badaling is some 800 meters above sea level. Cable car is available and it is optiona. On the back way to hotels, you will have a chance to enjoy the Chinese Traditional Medicine Culture. Then transferred back to hotel around 5:00pm - 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; Boating on the lake; Gratuities (optional); Transfer from/to airport or hotels in airport or remote area; Personal expenses.
Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 kilometres northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing District, which is within the Beijing municipality. The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1504 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location's strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 1,015 metres above sea level. The Great Wall of Badaling, being the best preserved and most representative section of China Great Wall, is about 43 miles north of Beijing. The Great Wall is a must for a China tour, while Badaling is a must for a Great Wall tour. Badaling Great Wall in Beijing is the best-preserved and most complete section among the various, hence the most popular, even among world leaders. You should visit it at least once in your life.