Private Half-day Tour: Temple of Heaven Visit with Tai Chi Class

Private Half-day Tour: Temple of Heaven Visit  with Tai Chi Class
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$48
Duration: 4 hours
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Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Learn about its importance to the imperial families of China, then watch Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. Combine with a 45-minute Taiji Class teaching by a Taiji Master in the Temple.  The entrance fees and Taiji class fee are all inclusive

Meet your guide driver at 9:00am in your hotel lobby, and begin your tour starting at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of Heaven.

Enter the Temple from the South entrance, first visit the Circular Mound Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the gods. And visit the Imperial Vault of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors worshiped heaven during the winter solstice, admire the richly decorated vault pavilion with its surrounding Echo Wall, See the 9-Dragon Juniper, a 500-year-old tree resembling climbing dragons. Continue to the Danbi Bridge, the temple’s main pathway, and pass the Emperors’ Changing Room.

Make your way to the temple showpiece: the magnificent Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperors came to pray for bountiful harvests, constructed without a single nail.

Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly engaging in music, dancing, exercises, cards, and other games. Then start your Taiji Class.  Tai chi (taiji), short for  T'ai chi ch'üan, or  Taijiquan, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits. 
After enjoy this 45-minute Taiji class learning from a Taiji Master, you will be transferred back to your hotel or having an authentic local lunch.

Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Learn about its importance to the imperial families of China, then watch Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. Combine with a 45-minute Taiji Class teaching by a Taiji Master in the Temple.  The entrance fees and Taiji class fee are all inclusive