Private City Tour: Temple of Heaven, Hongqiao Market, Acrobatic show and Beijing Duck Dinner

Private City Tour: Temple of Heaven, Hongqiao Market, Acrobatic show and Beijing Duck Dinner
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$82
Duration: 6 hours
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Experience the finest of Beijing architecture, culture and cuisine in this half-day tour which includes a visit to the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven and the Hongqiao Pearl Market. Then in the evening, sit back and admire Chinese acrobatics at a dazzling Jinsha theatre performance and complete the night with Beijing’s most famous dish – Peking Duck.

Meet your guide at the lobby of your hotel in Beijing city centre at 1:00pm to start your Beijing adventure.

First you will visit the Temple of Heaven, constructed during the 15th Century and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The complex contains a number of religious buildings once visited by Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasty. Take your time to wander among the structures and examine the vivid colours and mosaic-style artwork embedded into the architecture. Situated in a large park, you will also see many local citizens engaging in music, dancing, exercises, cards and other games.

Afterward, learn about the history and industry of Chinese silk with a visit to one of Beijing’s principal silk factories. Witness the very process from the harvesting of silk using worms to the weaving of delicate finished silk products.

The guide will then lead you through the vibrant Hongqiao Pearl Market . Popular among tourists and locals alike, the market offers just about everything you can think of – electronics, clothes, shoes, jewelry, art and crafts, and of course, pearls. Providing pearls to foreign embassies and other high-profile shoppers such as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (no less than three times), the pearls offered at this market are of exceptional range and quality.

In the evening, enjoy a classical Chinese Acrobatics Show at Jinsha theatre with an aim to bring Chinese traditional culture with the world. Watch, from the edge of your seat, unbelievable acts of balance, dance, juggling and more.

A tour of Beijing could not be complete without one of China’s finest cuisines. Prepared since the imperial era, Peking Duck is hailed as one of China’s most popular and delicious specialties. Prized for its crispy skin and tender meat, and served and eaten in a special way, it’s a must-have experience for any visitor in Beijing. Your guide will be sure to show you the traditional way of eating Peking Duck.

Transfer back to your hotel with the rest of the evening on your own arrangement.

Experience the finest of Beijing architecture, culture and cuisine in this half-day tour which includes a visit to the UNESCO-listed Temple of Heaven and the Hongqiao Pearl Market. Then in the evening, sit back and admire Chinese acrobatics at a dazzling Jinsha theatre performance and complete the night with Beijing’s most famous dish – Peking Duck.