This private guided tour of Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China, is the perfect opportunity to experience its extensive history and beauty. Due to the distance between your port and Beijing, you'll have the choice of being driven (you and your select group only) to one of two popular destinations: Tiananmen Square/The Forbidden Palace and its surrounding sights, or the spectacular Temple of Heaven.
You can't choose wrong, your professional guide will ensure you have a great time at either destination. Named after the "Gate of Heavenly Peace," Tiananmen Square is a famously recognized city square in the center of Beijing. Built during the Ming dynasty, this massive meeting place is a photographer's delight.
The square is located just to the north of the Forbidden City, former home to emperors and their households. It's also been the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for nearly 500 years. The traditional Chinese architecture of the Forbidden Palace is impressive and, influencing cultural and architectural developments in East Asia and elsewhere.
Visiting the spectacular Temple of Heaven is the other option you have for your Beijing guided tour. Constructed from 1406 to 1420, this stunning site is a medieval complex of religious buildings. A number of emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties would visit the Temple of Heaven for annual prayer ceremonies, hoping for good harvest.
Further travel details will be discussed by your friendly tour guide. Book this private Beijing tour now for an exclusive China experience.