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Summer Palace, Lama Temple and Panda Garden

This tour starts at the Lama Temple, one of the best examples of sacred temples in the region. Its rich diversity of architectural styles includes Han, Mongolian, Manchurian and Tibetan. Next, we head to the Beijing Zoo to see the frolicking Pandas – a living Chinese treasure, surely to bring a smile to your face. For lunch, we’ll replenish ourselves with a tasty meal at Qiu Yi Yuan restaurant. Afterwards, we’ll take a break and go next-door to the Li Heng Tang Pearl workshop, where we can learn about the ancient art of pearl cultivation. Finally, we can indulge ourselves in the overwhelming beauty of Summer Palace, the emperor’s resort for eight century’s. Destroyed twice in the 19th century by foreign invading forces, the palace was fully renovated to its’ present condition by the Empress Dowager Cixi – her lasting legacy, and now a World Heritage Site.

  • 08:00-09:00 Pick guests up from hotel in the morning
  • 09:30-10:30 Visit Lama Temple – the biggest Tibetan style Buddhist temple in Beijing. You can see the different Buddhist status in the five main halls along the central axis especially the tallest standing Buddha.
  • 11:00-11:30 Visit Beijing Zoo to see giant pandas
  • 11:50-13:25 Lunch at the local Chinese restaurant and visit Lihengtang pearl market.
  • 13:35-15:30 Visit the Summer Palace, which can make you enjoy the natural and man-made beauties of this biggest and most beautiful imperial garden in China. 
  • 16:30 Back to hotel

Departure Time: 7:30

Departure Point: Guests will be picked up from hotel

Duration: Approx. 7 hours