The highlights include the water way to the Summer Palace through the imperial way,and a detailed one day tour to this harmonious and peaceful garden.
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Meet in your hotel’s lobby at 9:00am,use our driver or taxi to the Purple bamboo garden to catch the boat,in this park you can enjoy all kinds of local’s moring exercise while walking.
You will arrive the Summer Palace. through the south gate.The Summer palace renowned for its beautiful landscape and spectacular architecture, the Summer Palace has been listed in the World Heritage Sites and considered as one of the most classical gardens of the world
The Summer Palace is a monument to classical Chinese architecture, in terms of both garden design and construction. Borrowing scenes from surrounding landscapes, it radiates not only the grandeur of animperial garden but also the beauty of nature in aseamless combinationthat best illustrates the guiding principle of traditional Chinese garden design: “The works of men should match the works of Heaven”. In December 1998, UNE- SCO included the Summer Palace on its World Heritage List with the following comments:
1) The Summer Palace inBeijing is an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole;
2) The Summer Palace epitomizes the philosophy and practice of Chinese garden design, which played a key role in the developm- ent of this cultural form throughout the east;
3) The imperialChinese garden, illustrated by the Summer Palace, is a potent symbol of one of the major world civilizations.
Return to hotel around 5pm
Enter the Palace from the south gate–thne you can decide with our guide on how many hours you want to spend in this palace,our guide will give you the suggested route
DEPARTURE TIME & LOCATION
The pick up location is in your hotel’s lobby,your guide will hold a sign with your name writen on
It’s a heavy day with a lot of walking. So be sure to wear comfortable shoes and have a good sleep the day before
This is an exclusive private day Tour. Once your tour is confirmed, that tour will no longer be available to anyone else except for your own traveling party.
This One Day Walking tour have two different quotation,with or without Transportation.If you choose the tour without transportation,then the tour guide will meet you in your downtown hotel’s lobby,then you will either take taxi or subway to the sites,you pay your own transportation.The Tour is altogether 8-8.5 hours,if you want to extend the tour(more than 8.5 hours),it is 100rmb or 15 USD per hour.
If you choose our tour guide only,you will pay your own taxi or subway or bus fee.
The itinerary is flexible,we can adjust it according to your personal interests/weather/any unexpected conditions
Please pay your own and our guide’s lunch in the Summer palace
Please note the last boat depart the garden at 2pm
In China,children’s discount are based on height,please let us know your children’s height,so we can give you the children’s discount accordingly
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Experienced Tour Guide (or guide with private transportation depending on your choice)
Entrance Fees to the Summer palace
Boat trip through water way to the Summer palace(your guide’s tickets for the boat is included)
Gratuities to your tour guide and driver
Additional Entrance fee in the Summer Palace
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
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