Beijing Family Tour
This 5 days stress-free Beijing trip is designed specially for the whole family to create memorable moment, from historical attractions – the Great Wall, Forbidden City, to kid-friendly spots – Beijing Zoo, and fun activities – Chinese paper-cutting learning at hutong. Both of the parents and kids will be cheered up, experiencing all new days and learning new interesting things.
• Must-see Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven
• Children-friendly activities like treasure hunting
• Lovely panda in Beijing Panda House
• Toboggan sliding down the Great Wall
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Enjoy a happy morning at Temple of Heavn, where the local Beijingers do the morning exercise, dancing and practicing Tai Chi. But actually it was where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. Admire this masterpiece of architecture and landscape design. Then head for the center of Beijing and even of China - the Tian'anmen Square, huge in size, where many important evens in Chinese history happened here. Walk through the big, dark red gate to enter Fobidden City - the largest imperial palace in China for 24 emperors' reign during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of over 600 years. Apart from leaning its legendary history, you can have treasure hunt game with your children in the palace.
- Watch the fantastic Shaolin Kung Fu show at night that will impress both you and the kids.
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The Great Wall of China is one of the most important world heritages in human history and was started to be built more than 2000 years ago. Drive to Mutianyu Great Wall. A magnificent site to learn history, Mutianyu is also the place for children to have fun. Take cable car up to the mountain top, seeing the endless walls stretching far into the disance, looking like a huge dragon. You may take toboggan ride down Mutianyu, so exciting, and a great fun for children. Drive back to downtown Beijing, visit 798 Art District en route, to be embraced by Beijing urban culture and world art trends.
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Continue your Beijing family trip, visiting another imperial architecture complex - the 800-year-old Summer Palace. It is the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, with beautiful archtecture built againt the mountain and several ancient arched bridges on Kunming Lake. Here comes the Children's time, meeting giant panda, monkeys and other cute animals at Beijing Zoo. The parents can also take a break.
Explore hutong alleyways to meet local people, witness their way of living at thecourtyard dwelling house, listen to the interesting stories, and take a fun-filled Chinese paper-cutting class at hutong. It is a traditional Chinese art. Parents and kids will learn working on the paper, patiently, and cut birds, dogs, cats, flowers... Don't forget to take it home. (Painting Peking Opera Mask, playing diabolo, learning Chinese calligarphy are also available)
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End of your Beijing family tour. Transfer to airport and fly to next destination.
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Extend the Tour
Shanghai: the most dynamic cosmopolitan city in China. Add 2-4 days to experience its colonial history and dramatic modernity: the Bund, Yu Garden, Shanghai World Financial Center Tower, and Old French Concession.
Xi'an: the heart of ancient China, served as the capital of 13 ruling dynasties. Extend your family tour from Beijing to Xian for another 2-4 days discover the highlights of Xi'an: Terracotta Army, Ancient City Wall, and Small Wild Goose Pagoda.
Guilin: the most beautiful place in China featuring amazing karst landscape and laidback rural countryside. Allow your family for another 3-4 days for: Li River cruise, Yulong River bamboo rafting, cooking Chinese foods, biking country roads.