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[1-Day Tour] Panda house, Lama Temple, Hutong & Jingshan Park (Group, includes lunch)

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Beijing Zoo (北京动物园)

The zoo dates back to the last years of the Qing Dynasty, having opened its gates to the public in 1908 as Wansheng Yuan (Garden of 10,000 Animals), and a number of the cages don't appear to have been upgraded much, if at all, since then. The exception: the Giant Panda House (Dàxióngmāo Guǎn, 大熊猫馆), where everybody's favorite endangered bamboo-eating cutie-pies live in relative luxury. Of course, the sight of bored pandas can be a disappointment, especially for little ones with visions of Kung Fu Panda dancing through their heads, so aim for the morning when they're more likely to be up and about.

Bird's Nest and Water Cube

The Bird's Nest (鸟巢)—officially known as Beijing National Stadium (国家体育场)—was easily the best known of Beijing's Olympic structures and, as such, was the crown jewel of the Olympic Green. Herzog & de Meuron's architectural masterpiece, derived from an original concept by controversial artist Ai Weiwei, features monstrous steel elements weighing up to 350 tons a piece intertwined in such a fashion that this gargantuan structure actually looks quite delicate.

Covering 12,000 sq m (130,000 sq ft), the Water Cube Water Park (水立方嬉水乐园) is a splashtastic funzone for all the family, with a lazy river, wave machine, spa area and 13 wacky water slides with names like Tornado, Bullet Bowl and Speed Slide. Water Park patrons enjoying these racy rides are kept safe under the watchful eye of 60 lifeguards.

Lama Temple (雍和宫)

Yonghe Gong is the largest and most perfectly preserved Tibetan-style Lama temple in eastern Han China. Constructed during the Manchu Qing Dynasty as a home first for court eunuchs, then for Prince Yin Zhen, it became a lamasery for both Tibetan and Mongolian monks in 1744, after the prince became Emperor Yong Zheng.

Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Ride (老北京胡同三轮车)

Dating back to the Mongol Yuan Dynasty, hutong, are traditional Beijing lanes which served as passageways between various siheyuan, or courtyard houses. Over time, the name "hutong" has come to refer more broadly to the style of housing and the neighborhoods in which the traditional gray-brick courtyard dwellings are found. You will also take a closer look at a siheyuan, which is a type of building or set of buildings commonly found in Beijing which historically served as residences, family businesses, palaces or temples. Families still live in them today and you'll get the chance to meet them and witness their lifestyle.

Jingshan park (景山公园)

It is an former imperial garden, lies to the east of Beihai Park. The mid summit of Jingshan is the highest point in Beijing. Looking from the peak, you are able to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City.

Details

6:30-8:30 a.m. Beijing downtown hotel pickup

• Please note: Free pickup/drop-off available for hotels situated within the 4th(N)-2nd(S)-3rd(E&W) Ring Road of Beijing, otherwise additional charge applies.

9:00 a.m. Beijing Zoo (about 40 minutes)

10:00 a.m. Bird's Nest and Water Cube (about 45 minutes)

You can take pictures outside of the stadium. If you are interested in the inner structure of the stadiums, the tour guide will assist you in buying the tickets, and you could enter in the stadiums for a visit yourself.

10:30 a.m. Lama Temple (about 1 hour)

11:30 a.m. Lunch with local residents in a typical Beijing home

12:30 p.m. Old Beijing Hutong Rickshaw Ride (about 2 hours)

2:30 p.m. Jingshan park (about 40 minutes)

4:00 p.m. Transfer to hotel

• Please note: 1 shopping stop (tea) will be arranged during the trip, about 40 minutes.

Price Includes and Excludes

What is included?

1) English-speaking guide service

2) Admission fees, meals and transportation as listed in details

What is excluded?

1) Cost of admission to Bird's Nest or Water Cube

2) Personal expenses, optional items or anything else not specifically mentioned

Important Notes

Cancellation Policies:
Please call or email Ctrip if you need to cancel your booking. Modification is not accepted, please cancel your booking first and rebook the product. Free cancellation for bookings canceled at least 24 hours in advance. No refund will be granted for cancellations made after this time.

How to Join the Group:
On departure date you will be picked up from hotel (please check the pickup range as specified in details). You will be contacted before 11:00 p.m. the day before departure to confirm pickup information regarding your driver and/or tour guide. We may contact you via phone (if provided), hotel reception, or email. If we cannot reach you before this time, please call the emergency contact number which you will find listed on the confirmation email.

Emergency Contact:
Please call us @010-51652700 for any urgent matters.

Please note:
This tour is not open to Chinese passport holders.
Bookings made after 6:00 p.m. the day before departure will be canceled.

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- Children: 2-12 years old and shorter than 1.2m (3 ft 11 in)

- Each child must be accompanied by at least 1 adult.

- Prices for group products are fixed. For private products, the bigger the group the lower the price per person.