Beijing History: Summer Palace, Lama Temple & Panda Garden
Location: Beijing, China
- Stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Summer Palace
- Say hello to Giant Pandas at the zoo
- Soak up the mystery at the enchanting Lama Temple
Pick-up from Beijing hotels within the 4th ring road
Drop-off at Beijing hotels within the 4th ring road
What You Can Expect
Begin at the Yonghe Lamasery, one of the best examples of the region's Tibetan Buddhist temples. Also known as the "Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple," or simply “Lama Temple,” it incorporates diverse architectural styles from the Hans, Mongolians, Manchurians and Tibetans. The impressive 60-foot Maitreya Buddha sitting in the main hall is carved from a single sandalwood tree.
Move on to one of the high points of every trip to Beijing, a visit to Beijing Zoo. Here you will see Giant Pandas, a living Chinese treasure and iconic symbol of wildlife across the world as the logo for the World Wildlife Fund. The zoo, housed in the grounds of a former Ming dynasty manor, is home to many rare animals endemic to China, but it is the bamboo-chewing, black-eyed pandas that are its chief draw.
After a pause for lunch, you will visit the scenic Summer Palace. Used by emperors for eight centuries, the Empress Dowager Cixi had the palace renovated in the 19th century, adding the manmade lake visitors see today. Stroll through one of Beijing's favorite parks before the end of the tour and your hotel drop-off.
- Entrance fees
- English speaking tour guide
- You will get our confirmation email
- You will get our electronic voucher
- Local operator will contact you
Viel gesehen, eindeutig zu schnell "durhgerannt".
a Nehow.com CustomerGroßenhain, Germany | May 13, 2013
Ansich war die Tour nicht schlecht, netter Guide, Transfer u. Essen alles top. Jedoch hätte der Guide nicht überall durchrennen brauchen, sondern sich mehr Zeit an den besuchten Orten nehmen können.