This tour is part two of the Historic Beijing Tour and visits the Lama Temple, White Peacock Silk Carpet Factory, Panda Garden at Beijing Zoo and the Summer Palace. To truly enjoy the best of Beijing we recommend taking both tours to ensure your visit to China's capital city is complete.
Your tour begins at the Yonghe Lamasery, one of the best examples of the regions many sacred temples. Lama Temple reveals diverse architectural styles from Han, Mongolia, Manchuria and Tibet, and the impressive 60-foot Maitreya Buddha, carved form a single sandalwood tree. Then its on to one of the highpoints of anyone visiting Beijing, a trip to the zoo to see the frolicking Pandas, a living Chinese treasure.
After a stop for lunch, you'll then visit the Emperors retreat, the historic Summer Palace. Used for eight centuries, the Empress Dowager Cixi had the estate renovated in the 19th century, including the manmade lake we see today. Besides touring the ornate palace, you'll stroll through one of Beijing's favorite parks. During the day, we will also go on a shopping excursion to the Tianhou Silk Market.
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