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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2 Days Beidaihe Beach Tour
  • Tour Code: BJ-BH01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD182 per person
Special Features:

Relax on the beach.

Tour Itinerary

Beidaihe, QinhuangdaoDay 1 Beijing/Qinhuangdao (D)

You will be met and transferred to the train station for the D train to Qinhuangdao. On arrival, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel for a short rest. This afternoon you will be relaxed on the beach and enjoy the free time by yourselves.

One night stay in Beidaihe.

Accommodation: Jinshan Hotel (or the same class)

Day 2 Qinhuangdao/Beijing (B/L)

Get up in the morning to see Immortals Cultural City. There is a Statue (6.8m Height) of Qinshihuang Emperor seeking immortals, the sculptures of Qinshihuang Emperor parading, the saying of the reasons for warring states, basilica of seeking immortals. Appreciate the special buildings which were built in warring states times, as well as the folk customs. After lunch, you will go to Park Geziwo, in the east of Beidaihe by coach. Climb Yingjiao Pavilion. Appreciate basalt taking shape in trillion years ago, enjoy Beidaihe’s waves and sands. Visit the tide ping, which is the first wetland for Migrator birds. And then transfer to the train station for the D train back to Beijing. On arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transferred back to your hotel in city centre.

Notes:

Please wear comfortable shoes.

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD707USD560USD504--
2-3 personsUSD393USD318USD292USD141/64/34
4-5 personsUSD319USD246USD218USD141/64/34
6-9 personsUSD283USD209USD182USD141/64/34
Hotels5*Qinghuangdao international hotel 4 *Haishanghai International Hotel 3*Gangyuan hotel  

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD750USD575USD515--
2-3 personsUSD456USD327USD297USD156/67/38
4-5 personsUSD340USD252USD224USD156/67/38
6-9 personsUSD305USD217USD187USD156/67/38
Hotels5*Qinghuangdao international hotel 4 *Haishanghai International Hotel 3*Gangyuan hotel  
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car in Qinghuangdao, pick up and drop off between Beijing railway station and hotel
2. Chinese meals as listed
3. Entrance fees as listed
4. English Speaking tour guide
5. Soft seat first class round trip Beijing/Beidaihe
6. One night two sharing stay at our designated in Chengde with breakfast, If you want to share one room, please pay single supplement.

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.
4. Cruise in immortals Cultural City

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