Juyongguan Great Wall and Changling of Ming Tombs
    16th September, 2018
    We will depart from CNCC to Juyongguan Great Wall to visit its magnificent and natural scenery at 8:00. After lunch buffet at local restaurant, we will walk on the sacred Road and visit Changling of Ming Tombs. Then, return to the hotels.
    Departure time and location: 8:00 at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
    Price: 85.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
    Service includes:
    1.   Lunch in local Chinese restaurant
    2.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    3.   English-speaking tour guide
    4.   Entrance tickets of Juyongguan Great Wall and Ming Tombs
    Brief introduction
    The Great Wall is a scenic spot that tourists cannot miss for their Beijing travel in China. The magnificent structure is a rare military defense project in history. With long-standing history, grand construction effort and majestic spirits, The Great Wall is the honor and symbol of the Chinese. Built in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, and reconstructed many times in following dynasties. The Great Wall has now become a world cultural heritage by the UNESCO.
    Juyongguan Pass, located 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of Changping County, about 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Beijing, is a renowned pass of the Great Wall of China. Enlisted in the World Heritage Directory in 1987, it is a national cultural protection unit. Juyongguan Pass is not just a military stronghold, but also a beautiful scenic spot. Around the pass, beautiful flowers and lush  dot the mountains. A splendid picture!

    50 kilometers northwest from Beijing City lay the Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved, as has the necropolis of each of the many emperors. Because of its long history, palatial and integrated architecture, the site has a high cultural and historic value. The layout and arrangement of all thirteen mausoleums are very similar but vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures.
    The first tomb Changling, the chief of the Ming Tombs, is the largest in scale and is completely preserved. The total internal area of the main building is 1956 square meters. There are 32 huge posts, and the largest measure about 14 meters in height. It inhumes Emperor Zhudi, the fourth son of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang.
    Summer Palace
    17th September, 2018 (Monday)
    We will depart from CNCC to the Summer Palace at 9:00 and return to CNCC around 12:30.
    Departure time and location: 9:00 at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
    Price: 55.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
    Service including
    1.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    2.   English-speaking tour guide
    3.   Entrance tickets of the Summer Palace
    Brief introduction
    D7WWH}X{KR%Z`UOK[8T[$@MIn 1998, UNESCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List and declared this former imperial garden as “An outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole." Covering more than 290 hectares with two third of the total area occupied by water, Summer Palace can be divided into political zone and scenery zone.
    Temple of Heaven
    17th September, 2018 (Monday)

    We will depart from CNCC to the Summer Palace at 13:30 and return to CNCC around 17:00.
    Departure time and location: 13:30 at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
    Price: 55.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
    Service including
    1.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    2.   English-speaking tour guide
    3.   Entrance tickets of the Temple of Heaven
    Brief introduction
    The Temple of Heaven was constructed from 1406 to 1420 by the order of the Emperor Yongle (1359-1424). In ancient China, unanimously, every single Emperor declared himself as the Son of Heaven, who administered earthly matters on behalf of, and representing, heavenly authority. In order to show respect to the source of his authority, sacrifices and report to heaven plus prayers for good harvests were extremely necessary and important.
    Forbidden City and Capital Museum
    18th September, 2018 (Tuesday)

    We will depart from CNCC to the Forbidden City at 8:00 and have a lunch buffet in a local restaurant. Then drive to the Capital Museum. About 17:00, we will return to CNCC.
    Departure time and location: 8:00 am at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
    Price: 80.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
    Service including:
    1.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    2.   English-speaking tour guide
    3.   Entrance tickets
    4.   A lunch buffet
    Brief introduction
    Forbidden City, situating right behind Tian'anmen Square, serves as political center and living quarter of 24 emperors of both Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties. As being the largest royal palace in the world, the Forbidden City was turned into Palace Museum where hundreds and thousands of Chinese cultural treasures and historical relics are being displayed.
    The original Capital Museum was established in 1981. Construction of the new site started from 2001 and the brand new museum was open to public on May 18, 2006. The museum is the base for the protection and study of cultural relics in the Beijing area.

    Lama Temple and Shichahai Area
    19th September, 2018 (Wednesday)

    We will depart from CNCC to the Lama Temple at 8:30 and have lunch at 12:00. At 13:30, we will drive to Shichahai area and visiting hutong by rickshaw. Then return to CNCC around 17:00.
    Departure time and location: 8:00 at venue hall of C1 gate in CNCC
    Price: 85.00 USD per person with a minimum of 30 participants
    Service including:
    1.   Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    2.   English-speaking tour guide
    3.   Entrance tickets of the Lama Temple, and the Rickshaw tour
    4.   A lunch buffet
    Brief introduction
    /Users/zengrong/Desktop/111.jpgLama Temple was originally used as the royal residence of Prince Yongzheng during the 33rd year (1694) of Emperor Kangxi's reign of the Qing dynasty (1644-1911). In the 3rd year of Yongzheng's reign (1725), it was elevated to imperial palace for short stays away from the Forbidden City with the name changed to Palace of Peace and Harmony (Yonghegong). During the 9th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign (1477), it was change into Lama Temple. The Hall of Boundless Happiness is the biggest building of Lama Temple; there stands a famous huge statue of Buddha, 26 meters high carved out of one single piece of sandalwood.
    Located in the southwest of the Drum Tower in beautiful surroundings, Shicha Lake has a history of about 700 years in the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368). It assumed its present name in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Strolling along its shoreline, the visitor can appreciate the lake’s glimmering blue water, its graceful weeping willows, its twisting railings and the flower-and-tree-covered central island.
    Shichahai Scenic Zone encompasses 146.7 hectares (362.5 acres). The Zone is the only area in the city center with vast open waters, comprises Xihai (West Lake), Houhai (Back or Rear Lake) and Qianhai (Front Lake) lakes. More than 40 units for protection of historical relics are located, including the former residence of honorary president of People’s Republic of China Song Qingling(1893-1981); Guo Moruo(1892-1978) Museum, which is devoted to the famous writer, poet and historian; and Guanghua Temple.
    dac8c3ea32.gifHutong is the name given to a lane or small street that originated during the Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368). In the past, Beijing was composed of hundreds of courtyards around the Forbidden City, and Hutongs stretched out in all four directions, connecting the different kinds of courtyards in the city.. Now they have become representatives of local culture, thus it is a good choice for people to learn about the history and culture of Beijing.

    20th-22nd September, 2018 (Thursday-Saturday)

    20th September (Thursday) - Gubei Water Town
    08:00   Departure from CNCC to Simata
    11:30   Lunch in Miyun district
    13:00   Departure to Gubei Water Town
    14:00   Visiting Water Town
    17:00   Going to Water Town Hotel
    18:00   Dinner in Water Town Hotel
    21st September (Friday) - Chengde Imperial Summer Resort
    08:30   Check-out and departure from the hotel to Chengde
    10:30   Arriving at Yunshan hotel
    12:00   Lunch in the hotel
    13:00   Visiting Chengde Imperial Summer Resort
    18:00   Dinner in Yunshan Hotel
    22nd September (Saturday) - Puning Temple and Small Potala Palace
    08:30    Departure from the hotel
    09:00    Visiting Puning Temple and Small Potala Palace
    12:00    Lunch in Yunshan Hotel then check-out
    14:00    Leaving hotel and returning Beijing

    -   1 person (single room): 765.00 USD
    -   2 persons (double room): 1125.00 USD
    -   3 Persons (triple room): 1685.00 USD
    With a minimum of 30 participants

    Service including:
    1. Hotels: twin or double room of Water Town Hotel (breakfasts included)
    twin or double room of Yunshan Hotel in Chengde (breakfasts included)
    2. Air-conditioning coach with professional driver
    3. English-speaking tour guide
    4. Entrance fees
    5. Lunches and dinners

    Brief introduction
    Gubei Water Town surrounds the beautiful Mandarin Duck Lake Reservoir and leans against the Simatai Great Wall, the most dangerous and majestic section of the entire Great Wall. Gubei Water Town boasts a combination of mountains, water and ancient villages. The town is characterized by the northern architectural style, and the history and culture of the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and the Republic of China (1912-1949) historic period. Most buildings are reconstructed in the traditional courtyard style. This town possesses an old-fashioned simplicity and elegance. Row upon row of houses, old quartzite streets and long Hutongs show the style and features of the old town.
    The Imperial Summer Resort is in the urban area of Chengde in Hebei province. It was proclaimed as world cultural heritage by UNESCO in 1994. The Imperial Summer Resort extends over 5.64 million square meters. It is the largest imperial park existing in the world, constructed in 1703 and completed in 1792 (during the 42nd year of Emperor Kangxi’s Reign to the 57th year of Emperor Qianlong’s Reign). Exquisitely laid out, the Imperial Summer Resort was sumptuously built with unique architectural style. Combining the magnificence of North and the elegance of South, the Imperial Summer Resort is a gathering place of nationwide beauties and many famous scenic spots, which demonstrating the paramount imperial power and the Qing rulers’ thinking to make the resort a splendid miniature of the entire country.
    7053b29fec.jpgThe Puning Temple was built in 1755 (the 20th year of Emperor Qianlong’s Reign). The Puning Temple named “puning” means “universal peace”, with the wooden Buddha statue enshrined (the largest in the world) in it.

    The Potala Palace of Panchen Lama Scenic Area is located to the north of The Mountain Resort, includes Putuo Zongcheng Temple and Xumi Fushou Temple. The temples were built in 1767 (the 32nd year of Emperor Qianlong’s Reign) and 1780 (the 45th year of Emperor Qianlong’s Reign) with the area of 257,900 square meters.

    For more information, please contact our travel partener:China Horizon International Travel.  They will help you to have a wonderful experience to discover Beijing with tours organised by the organizing committee.
    E-mail: info@chinahorizontravel.com
    Tel: 0086-84606867-8009 / 18811052299
    Contact person: Mrs. Simone Zhao 


16th-19th SEPTEMBER 2018


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