Discover Beijing Like a Local by Public Transportation
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A city adventure with a high dose of local encounters, this version of exploring Beijing’s sights
and sounds come with a sustainable twist. Using nothing else than public transportation
and our own two feet, an exciting way to experience Beijing awaits.
WHY THIS TOUR?
Day and night, Beijing moves. It is one of these perfect Asian examples where ancient history and a progressive move towards the future are woven into the capital’s transportation network. With its substantial growth since receiving its city rights, Beijing is taking decisive steps to attune with the demand of growth and turning it into an example of sustainable living and moving around.
Its expansive public transportation network denotes this move forward and there is no better way to traverse from landmark to landmark alongside locals. A full-day Beijing experience completely tailored for those eager to contribute to a better tomorrow.
08:30 - 16:30
You are warmly welcomed by your English-speaking guide for the day at your hotel in downtown Beijing. As this tour is exclusively operated by public transport, our drivers today will enjoy a day off. Our first stop of the day is the Temple of Heaven, and with a subway station within walking distance from its well-known temple in the heart of this expansive park, a walk to admire place of worship for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties will be short. Surrounded by over 60,000 varieties of trees, the compound creates a quiet environment and an ideal resort for the locals to do their morning exercise. Residents living near this place enjoy many activities here, making it a popular meeting spot for Beijingers of all ages.
Right in the very heart of Beijing lies the Forbidden City, one of the country’s most famous sights and tourist attractions. In 1987 UNESCO named it as a World Heritage Site, and many people visited to see the palatial architecture which was once home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The renowned Tiananmen Square, a key landmark of Beijing, lies just opposite the main entrance of the Forbidden City. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.
A short walk from Beijing’s main sites, the calmness of Beihai Park is the final stop on this public Located in the northwest part of Imperial City in Beijing, Beihai Park spans more than 69 hectares. Lake Tai covers over half of its area and during the summer, boats can be rented while during the winter, it is possible to ice skate on it. As one of the largest Chinese gardens, visitors come here to stroll around and appreciate the areas that imitate well-known scenic spots and architecture from across China.
After exploring the park’s extensive grounds, you head back to the subway for a local transport back to your hotel.