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Today, your full day trip starts from Beijing at the Temple of Heaven, an imperial religious complex located in the southern part of Beijing. The Temple of Heaven was where people from the Ming Dynasty came to pray for good luck and fortune for the empire, a must-see landmark.
From here your Beijing Hutong tour navigates around Liulichang Street, a street literally meaning, "Colored Glaze Factory Culture Street". It was one of the most famous historical streets in Beijing and was well-known for the ancient Chinese paintings, antique articles, and other cultural pursuits.
The old street is located south of the Peace Gate of Xuanwu District. During the time of Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), a colored glaze factory was in production there, which made glazed tiles for the palaces, temples and residences of the officials, hence the name.
After that, we take a leisurely rickshaw tours into Beijing Hutong. Here's where we get to experience local living. We will check out the local market, see the original residence of the local people and experience its lifestyle in Hutong with a home visit. You will also get to see the ancient Drum Tower (or Bell Tower).
Drum Tower was built in 1272 during the reign of Kublai Khan, it was the heart of the Yuan capital Dadu. At that time it was known as the Tower of Orderly Administration (Qizhenglou). When you approach you'll notice the first level of the Drum Tower is a solid square terrace four meters high, 55.6 meters long and 30 meters wide.
The front and rear of the terrace are pierced with three arched openings and the two sides with one opening each. The broad, squat multi-eaved wooden structure built atop the terrace is impressive with its red wall and yellow glazed roof. In ancient days, the Drum Tower was the time keeping center for the whole city and was equipped with bronze clepsydras (water clocks) and drums that were beaten to mark the hours.The last stop is the Mansion of Prince Gong, the largest mansion of Qing Dynasty, which features
The last stop is the Mansion of Prince Gong, the largest mansion of Qing Dynasty, which features for the splendid Fudi Hall, exquisitely designed garden and 99 room towers. It is considered to be the “No.1 Landscape in the Downtown”. The mansion also witnessed the prosperity and decline of Qing Dynasty.
Lunch will be served with local Chinese meal during the trip. After the tour, we escort you back to your hotel.
For more information about this Beijing Hutong tour please call 1-888-373-6882 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ancient Town, Historic, World Heritage Site
Attractions: Beijing Hutong, Drum Tower, Liulichang Street, Mansion of Prince Gong, Temple of Heaven
Cities visited: Beijing
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Ideal seasons: Winter, Summer, Spring, Autumn
Ideal audiences: Seniors, Singles, Couples, Dating, Family
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