Temple of Heaven & Summer Palace Tour
Temple of Heaven Brief Introduction
The temple of heaven was the place where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests.Built first in 1420, and then expanded and reconstructed, the Temple of Heaven is a precious example of China 's ancient architectural art andthe largest architectural structure for worshipping heaven in the world.Every year at the winter solstice, the Ming and Qing emperors would come here to pray in a magnificent procession lasting several days. This was designed to bless next year 's crops and curry favor with Heaven for the general health of the empire. This ceremony lasted until 1914.Before the ritual, the emperor would fast in the Hall of Abstinence. Then he would offer sacrifices and prayers at the Altar of Heaven, a stone terrace of three levels. The lowest tier symbolizes the Earth, the second the world of human beings, and the last, Heaven.
Summer Palace Brief Introduction
Our English speaking guide and driver will wait for you at meeting point at Starbucks Coffee（After customs of Starbucks）in Terminal 1、 Terminal 2、Terminal 3 of Beijing airport on time. Meet our English-speaking tour guide in time at the arrival hall of Beijing airport. Drive to the Summer Palace, a famous royal garden where the Chinese emperors and their concubines spent their leisure life. Take a Dragon boat in Kunming Lake is an optional. Then head for the Temple of Heaven in South Beijing, an impressive large-scale architecture, where the Chinese emperors held grand sacrifice ceremonies to worship heaven. Transfer back to airport to catch your next flight after the trip. End of our service and thank you for using our service.See you next time.
Price: from $65 p/p
Duration: 8—12 Hours
Starting Date: You Choose
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