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.
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.
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Pick-up from Beijing Hotels
Visit the Lama Temple, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world. Its architecture and design is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles. Get to see relics, sculptures, and gardens.
See the living national treasures of China, the giant pandas of Beijing Zoo. The cute and cuddly pandas are rare and endangered animals.
Altar of Agriculture
The ancient altar was built in 1420 A.D. as a tribute to Emperor Shennong, the so-called "divine farmer" who taught agriculture to the people. Inside the temple is also a museum where you can learn more about ancient Chinese architecture and agriculture.
Drop-off at Beijing Hotels
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The tour guide will be carrying a sign board with your name on it. Please be ready at least 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
A local representative will call you or leave a message at your hotel room at about 09:00 PM one night prior to your tour date to confirm the exact pick-up details.
Should there be no messages left for you, please contact the tour operator 24 hours before the service. Your voucher has the necessary contact information listed.
Children two (2) years old and under are free, but will need to sit on a parent or guardian's lap if there are no available seats.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 6 business days (22:59:00 local time) to 2 business days (22:59:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total amount.
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 22:59:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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