Your Beijing Itinerary

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JMG Beijing Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Beijing. Afternoon/evening to relax and recover from international flight.

Summer Palace & Lake Kunming

Day 2
Sightseeing includes a walk through the impressive Tianamen Square and the magnificent "Forbidden City" (as seen in the film "The Last Emperor") It was built between 1406-1420 and was off limits to commoners for 500 years. Also included today is a visit to the Temple of Heaven (Tiantan). Built in 1530 it is considered the most perfect example of Ming Architecture. The complex was considered sacred ground, as it was here the Emperor performed the major ceremonial rites of the year. A welcome buffet dinner is included and completes this grand day.

Temple of Heaven-Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests

Day 3
An all day excursion takes us outside the city to the one and only "Great Wall" It was started some 2500 years ago as a means to protect the Dynasties from their unruly warring neighbors. After lunch at the Great Wall, we'll stop at the Ming Tombs where the Emperors were entombed for the afterlife.

Great Wall at Badaling

Day 4
A morning excursion brings us to another of Beijing's finest sights, The Summer Palace. Set in a beautiful park around the breathtaking Lake Kunming, its many pavilions and temples will forever be remembered. In the afternoon we'll visit the Tibetan Lama Temple. It is the most renowned Tibetan Buddhist temple (outside of Tibet of course) in China. It's many picturesque buildings are set amongst beautiful gardens. (days 1-4 Overnight Beijing)

Forbidden City-Hall of Supreme Harmony

Day 5-18
please see Tibet plus Beijing Itinerary.