Stroll around the solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square, step into the Forbidden City to learn the Imperial Era of Chinese History, visit the former imperial garden of Jingshan Park to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City, walk along the crisscrossing lanes of most distinctive Hutongs to immerse in the peaceful atmosphere of local culture. A local expert guide will pick you up from your Beijing downtown hotel, sit in an air-conditioned vehicle to start this cultural trip in Beijing.
You will firstly visit the Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. In 1987, it was declared a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Now it is one of the most visited museums in the world and a must-see in Beijing for all travelers. Stroll around the solemn and respectful Tiananmen Square, you will see many landmark buildings surrounding it. Pass through the Tiananmen Tower under the immense portrait of Mao Zedong, walk into the Forbidden City to explore the Imperial Palace. Follow your guide to learn and discover the Imperial Era of Chinese History. Later enjoy Chinese cuisine lunch in a local restaurant, continue sightseeing to Jingshan Park, a former imperial garden and the best point to get a full and clear view of the Forbidden City, where you can take amazing photos of the Imperial Palace.
Then take a Rickshaw to experience the Hutong culture of Beijing. With the help of a knowledgeable local guide, you will have a detailed explanation of the old courtyard (Siheyuan), like history, layout, Fengshui, and traditional Chinese culture. Afterward, have a relaxing transfer back to your hotel to conclude the trip, or you may remain in Houhai Bar Area for a more happy time on your own.