Beijing Ancient Altar, Lama Temple and Panda Garden

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Lama Temple
Lama Temple
Lama Temple
Circular Mound Altar
Circular Mound Altar
Panda cub
Panda cub
Panda eating bamboo leaves
Panda eating bamboo leaves
A cuddly panda hanging on a tree
A cuddly panda hanging on a tree
Panda beside a tree
Panda beside a tree
A panda at Panda Garden, Beijing
A panda at Panda Garden, Beijing
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What To Expect

The tour starts from the famous Lama Temple, once the residence of a royal court. This vibrantly ornamented temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.

Specifications

Type:
Day Tours in Beijing
Departs From:
Beijing
Meeting Point:
Hotel pick up
Duration:
8 hours
Availability:
daily at 8:30 AM
Product Code:
9010
Voucher info:
Paper voucher printout not required for this activity. You may show e-voucher from your mobile device.
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Description

Thousands of oracles have emerged from China's five thousand years of history. Yandi, China's "Ancestral Farmer", is one of the most famous. According to the ancient folk legend, Yandi tasted hundreds of herbal medicines by himself in order to test their curative effect, and used them to treat people. He also grew these herbs and shared them with the rest of the people. Together with Huangdi, Yandi was treated as the ancestor of the Chinese nation. In order to commemorate Yandi, people built the altar to worship him. The dynast also built the state altar to worship him, in order to exhort his subjects to farm, and follow the national policy of farming.

Our tour begins from Ancestral Farmer Altar in Beijing, which was built in Yongle Period of Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1420). In Qianlong Period of Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1755), it reached the current dimensions. The dynasts came here to prey for and appreciate the good season to the agriculture. There is a big museum inside Ancestral Farmer Altar, which offers a lecture about ancient Chinese architecture.

After lunch, we are going to visit another important attraction - the Lama Temple. This incredibly colorful and vibrant building contains gorgeous frescoes and even has its own gardens. It is the largest and most perfectly preserved Lama temple in Han China, which was first built during the Qing Dynasty and the building combines the architectural knowledge of the Han, Manchu, Mongolian, and Tibetan nationalities. Inside the building are superb examples of carving and carpentry. Sculptures are made from all kinds of materials including gold, silver, copper, iron and tin. There are also wonderful Buddhas on display, one in particular is 26 meters high. The Temple also contains many other cultural relics and pictures and is a fantastic display illustrating the splendor and variety of Buddhist art.

Our last stop is on to one of the high points of anyone visiting Beijing, a trip to the zoo to see the frolicking Pandas, a living Chinese treasure, which is unique in China.

Itinerary / Activity Schedule

  • Lama Temple

  • Panda Garden

  • Ancient Altar

Includes

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach/mini van

  • English-speaking guide

  • Chinese style lunch

  • Admission tickets to places of interests as per itinerary

Excludes

  • Cruise port pick-up for the coach tours

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Seat in coach tours are only available in English. Japanese, Korean, French, German, Spanish, Cantonese guided tours are available in private services at an additional cost. Please inquire.

  • Infants aged 2 and under are free, provided they do not occupy a seat of another passenger.

  • Confirm hotel pick-up schedule with local tour operator at least 24 hours in advance

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 8 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 20% Cancellation Fee (80% reimbursement): between 4 to 7 days prior to date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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