After breakfast, start to explore the historical face
of Beijing with a brief visit to Tiananmen Square which is now the largest city
plaza in the world. Tiananmen Gate on the northern square was the site where
the Chairman Mao announced the establishment of the People's Republic of China.
Stepping into the Tiananmen, you will see one of the world’s 5 most important
palaces – Forbidden
City, a huge palace complex of more than 9,000 rooms where 24
emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties used to live in. Pass through various
doorways to admire the magnificent and well preserved buildings decorated with
yellow glazed tile roof, white marble base and splendid colorful paintings.
After Forbidden City exploration, take a short visit
Park where you can get a nice shot of one watchtower of
Forbidden City and take a panoramic view of Forbidden City.
In the afternoon, drive about 40 minutes to the
outskirts of Beijing to spend an enjoyable time in Summer Palace,
the largest and best-preserved royal garden in China. Stroll around ancient
pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and corridors. Then enjoy a boating experience on Kunming Lake which covers 75% of the
entire size of Summer Palace. On the boat, you can view the fascinating landscape
of the garden with slow pace.
Today’s journey will end with a delightful
Kung Fu show at Red Theatre which is
one of the kids’ favorite activities in Beijing. From this show, you can trace the history of Chinese Kung Fu and admire the actors’ skilled performance.