|Lama Temple, Beijing Hutong, Olympic Park, Beijing Zoo
Be met at your hotel lobby at 08:30 am by English speaking tour guide.
Dive to visit Lama Temple. As the biggest lamasery in Beijing, the Lama Temple was built in 1694. The temple contains 5 halls along a central axis plus three Memorial Archways. The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple.
Then we will 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.
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 Zoo. Beijing Zoo was built in 1955 on the foundation of Wansheng Garden of the Qing Dynasty. It is now the biggest zoo in China with the largest number of animal species. The highlight of Beijing Zoo is the national treasure-giant panda.
Transfer back to hotel after the whole day tour.