Fahai Temple and Tian Yi MU Fahai Temple was completed in 1443, and what sets Fahai Temple apart from other Buddhist temples are the 500-year-old frescoes, all 236sqm of them. When the temple was constructed, every hall had frescos; now, only those in Mahariva Hall (the main hall) survive. While Fahai Temple is not the only Chinese temple with frescoes, it has some of the most intricate and well-preserved frescoes in the country. Its colors have not faded away, even after over 500 years. Although created during the Ming dynasty, the frescoes were influenced by styles of the Song, Tang, and Ming dynasties. They are also exquisite examples of Ming-era perspective and brush technique. Without the jostling crowds found at Lama Temple or the Forbidden City, Fahai Temple is a serene retreat ideal for an early autumn day. Be sure to bring snacks and water (or better yet, a meal), since there are no vendors around. The little pagodas are the perfect locale for a picnic, too. Tian Yi Mu is about a 10-minute walk from Fahai Temple. Just head down the mountain road, take the first right at Moshikou Dajie, and walk about 300m. Tian Yi Mu can be tough to spot, so look for the gray archway on the right and head up the ramp that leads to the arch. Tian Yi, the favorite eunuch of the Emperor Wan Li, was buried here. Though it is known as Tian Yi?? tomb and memorial, there are four other eunuchs buried in the cemetery. Eunuchs have a long history in China. China?? last eunuch, Sun Yaoting, died in 1996. Back in the sixteenth century, Tian Yi himself was the directorate of ceremonies, the highest administrative office, and was the favorite eunuch of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli. Tian Yi, Wanli?? mentor and confidant, served three emperors over 63 years. When Tian Yi died in 1605, Emperor Wanli had the tomb built to commemorate his much-loved eunuch. Though built on a smaller scale, its structure emulates that of Ming emperor tombs. One highlight is that visitors can actually go down into one of the tombs. When you head into the garden cemetery, you??l see a sliding metal door that leads into the ground. Slide it back, walk down the steps, and turn on the light. Down the steps, it is cold, wet, and dark, and the area remains unsupervised. This scene is not for everyone, but it is an adventure for some. Though both Fahai Temple and Tian Yi Mu are unconventional tourist sites, they are well worth a day trip.

Hi Laura,
Just a quick email to say that I had a lovely day been taken around the city, although touring alone it was a pleasure to immerse myself in some of the culture not to mention trying the yummy food! We visited Yu Garden which had such a variety of gift souvenir shops though I settled on a silk scarf for my wife. Later we toured the Bund and went up a Sky Scrapper to look over the city. The food was a rare treat, and I even ate Ducks Tongue! The guide David and the driver both were very pleasant people and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organising this for me in such short notice.

David

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3 Days Beijing-Qingdao-Beijing Tour by flight
  • Tour Code: BJQD01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD556 per person
Special Features:

Roundtrip by flights; Relax yourself on the beach with soft sand and crystal clear water; Hike on Mount Lao, one of the birth places of China Taoism.

Tour Itinerary

Badaguan, Qingdao  Taingdao Brewery

Day 1 Beijing/Qingdao (L)

Morning you will meet up your guide in hotel lobby and transfer to Beijing International Airport for 1 hour 20 minutes flight to Qingdao. On arrival in Qingdao’s Liuting Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel for 2 nights stay. After lunch, enjoy a half-day city tour to Zhan Qiao Pier, Badaguan, No.1 Bathing Beach and Tsingtao Brewery.

Zhan Qiao Pier is symbolic structure of Qingdao City. Firstly built in 1892, it was the first wharf in Qingdao. It is now 440 metres long and 8 metres wide, stretching into the sea with an octagonal pavilion, namely Huilan Ge standing at the southern end of the Pier.

Badaguan is a must-see tourist attraction in Qingdao which features with some unique German and Japanese architecture built in early 1900s. The name Badaguan was named after the eight great military ports in Ancient China.

No. 1 Bathing Beach, QingdaoNo. 1 Bathing Beach is located in Huiquan Bay of Qingdao with a 580 metres long and 40 metres wide beach where used to the largest sea beach in Asia. It faces mountains in three sides and is surrounded by green trees and classic villa as well as modern buildings. It enjoys excellent natural resources, such as best quality sands and mild sea waves and complete facilities.

Tsingtao Brewery is the second largest brewery in China. Firstly built in 1903 by German settlers, Tsingtao Brewery occupies 15% of domestic market share. Tsingtao beer started to export to foreign countries from 1954 and now it exports to 62 countries and measured in production volume, Tsingtao Brewery is listed as the eighth largest brewery in the world. Tsingtao Brewery, together with its Beer Museum and Assembly Line is now open to visitors all year round.

Day 2 Qingdao Mount Lao Tour (B/L)

Take morning pick up from your hotel and transfer for a day trip to Mount Lao, which has been a famous Taoist Mountain for centuries of years. In the afternoon you will visit Taiqing Palace, Sanhuang Palace, and Main Peak. Car transfer back to Qingdao after the visit. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Mt. Laoshan, QingdaoMount Lao is located 30 kilometres away from downtown Qingdao. It’s the highest coastal mountain in China with highest peak of 1132.7 metres above sea level. Mount Lao is one the birth places of Chinese Taoism. The first construction of Taoist temples can trace back to 140BC in Western Han Dynasty. Mount Lao inspired many artists and writers in the past.

Day 3 Qingdao/Beijing (B/L)

Morning you will enjoy own leisure time. You can either swim in one of 6 beaches in Qingdao or linger around the old quarter of the town to see many classic villas or buildings set up in early 1900s. Fly back to Beijing with evening flight and transfer to hotel.

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1179USD1151USD1103--
2-3 personsUSD798USD784USD758USD113/98/74
4-5 personsUSD656USD642USD616USD113/98/74
6-9 personsUSD593USD581USD556USD113/98/74
HotelsGrand Regency hotelCopthorne hotelCentury Mandarin hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1236USD1353USD1272--
2-3 personsUSD888USD886USD845USD153/152/109
4-5 personsUSD725USD723USD682USD153/152/109
6-9 personsUSD654USD652USD611USD153/152/109
HotelsGrand Regency hotelCopthorne hotelCentury Mandarin hotel 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.
Remark: above quotation doesn?? include Qingdao Beer festival from the third week of Aug to the end of Aug.

Price includes:
1. All transfers in China and domestic flights Beijing/Qingdao/Beijing.
2. Two nights accommodation in Qingdao as specified in the itinerary with privatefacilities.
3. Chinese meals as listed B=Breakfast L=Lunch.
4. Entrance fees as listed.
5. English speaking tour guide.

Price excludes:
1. Tips to your tour guide and driver.
2. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
3. Other personal expenses.

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