|Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, National theatre, Olympic Park, Beijing Hutong
Be met at your hotel lobby at 08:30 am by English speaking tour guide.
Dive to visit Tiananmen Square. The Tiananmen Square is the largest public square in the world. Surrounded by many well-known cultural and political institutions, it is the final resting place of Chairman Mao Zedong. The square has witnessed the founding of the People's Republic of China.
Then we will visit Forbidden City. Known as the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City is a treasure house of Chinese cultural and historical relics. The palace was the exclusive domain of the imperial court for almost 500 years. As one of the World Cultural Relics, the palace consists of 90 palaces and courtyards, 980 buildings and 8,704 rooms.
And Then we visit National theatre. The National Theatre, also called the National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is located in the west of Tian'anmen square. The exterior of the theater is a titanium accented glass dome, which is surrounded by a man-made lake, just like an egg floating on water. The National Theatre is an important culture facility to hold various performances and exhibitions.
Have lunch in nice local restaurant.
Dive to visit Olympic Park. Olympic Park, the largest city park in China, was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics.
During the Olympics, it hosted the competitions of some 15 Olympic events successfully.
The National Stadium, also called Bird Nest, once held the opening and closing ceremony of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Olympic events successfully.
The Beijing National Aquatics Center, famous as "Water Cube", is situated beside the National Stadium.
As an aquatics center, it once succeeded in hosting the swimming, diving and synchronized swimming events.
Move on to visit Beijing Hutongs. Beijing Hutong are lanes or alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard). Most of them were built during the Yuan (1206-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1908) dynasties surrounding the Forbidden City. Many famous operas and dramas are based on the themes of hutong life.
Transfer back to hotel after the whole day tour.