Beijing Private Tour of Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, 798 Art Zone + Acrobatic Show

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Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing’s old city center to learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship, explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, pass by Niaochao National Stadium and visit a new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture. In the evening, admire the nighttime cityscapes and enjoy an Excellent performance of traditional acrobatics at Chaoyang Theatre. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch and entrance fees are included.
1. Explore the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty
2. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
3. Wander in the 798 Art Zone and feel the contrast of the present with the past
4. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

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Duration: 7 to 8 hours
Starts: Beijing, China
Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours



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Visit several top attractions in the north of Beijing’s old city center to learn about the cultural importance of ancestor worship, explore the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, pass by Niaochao National Stadium and visit a new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture. In the evening, admire the nighttime cityscapes and enjoy an Excellent performance of traditional acrobatics at Chaoyang Theatre. To enhance your experience: Transportation, lunch and entrance fees are included.
1. Explore the UNESCO-listed Ming Tombs, a series of mausoleums to the ancient rules of the Ming Dynasty
2. Stroll around Kunming Lake and Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
3. Wander in the 798 Art Zone and feel the contrast of the present with the past
4. Learn about local insights, history, and geography from your guide
5. Make the most of limited time with convenient hotel pickup and drop-off

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Stop At: Ming Tombs (Ming Shishan Ling), Ming Shisan Ling Area, Changling Town, Changping District, Beijing 102213 China

A series of temple-like structures and burial mounds, the Ming Tombs contain the remains of 13 of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming Dynasty (1368 to 1644). Of the 13 tombs, three are open to the public and accessible via a statue-lined path called the Sacred Way, where the carvings of mythical animals and legendary figures are believed to ward off evil spirits. The Ming Tombs Museum sits just behind the ticket office and offers a short introduction to each of the 13 entombed emperors.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), No.19 Xinjian Gongmen Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100080 China

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved of the surviving imperial garden, rich in history and culture. Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house. Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.
Long Corridor at the Summer Palace
The paths beside the lake lead you under shady trees, or along the roofed colonnade known as the Long Corridor, with its magnificently painted ceilings. Bridges, boats, willows, lotus flowers, and other attractive landscaping make this a pleasant place to soak up the atmosphere and in the views.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: 798 Art Zone, No.4 Jiuxianqiao Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100015 China

The 798 Art Zone is named after a factory which was built in 1950s. It is famous for its unique art exhibition and special creation workshop. Now the 798 Art Zone has become one of the new landmarks of Beijing Urban Culture.
Walking in the 798 Art Zone, visitors can feel the contrast of the present with the past. On one side are the mottled redbrick walls with slogans of different ages; on another side are the scattered orderly industrial plants and crisscross pipelines. Uniformed workers and fashion visitors on the street form unique scenery. History and reality, industry and the arts perfectly merge together there.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chaoyang Theater, 36 North East Third Ring Road, Chaoyang District Subway line 10 or 6 get off at Hujialou exit C1, Beijing 100024 China

Chinese acrobatics, with its long history, has been praised as “The Pearl of Oriental Art”. A successful acrobatics show demands superb skills and hard training from the artists. Their amazing performances are sure to impress.
Excellent performance of traditional acrobatics in a modern stage setting — this is the key to Chaoyang Theatre’s fame. At the theater, You will watch bicycle acrobatics, ballet, hoop jumping, ball skills, contortion, and Chinese magic tricks.

Duration: 1 hour



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