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.


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3 Days Beijing-Qingdao-Beijing Tour by train
  • Tour Code: BJQD02
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD289 per person
Special Features:

Roundtrip by high speed train; Have some free time to enjoy yourself on the beach; Full day Qingdao escorted tour to see the essence of this city.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing/Qingdao

Morning transfer from your Beijing hotel to the railway station and take high speed train to Qingdao (4.5-5.5 hours). The rest of the day is on your own to explore the city.

Xiaoqingdao Isle, TsingdaoDay 2 Qingdao Mount Lao Tour (B/L)

Full day trip to Xiaoqingdao Isle, Zhanqiao Pier, Eight Passes and Qingdao Beer Museum.

Xiaoqingdao Isle nestles in the Qingdao Bay with an area of 0.024 square kilometers. Its shape resembles a violin, that’s why it’s also named the Violin Isle. What’s more amazing is, when waves lap against the shore, it sounds like a violin is being played. A white lighthouse was built on the isle by the Germans at the beginning of last century. 

Zhanqiao is a long bridge stretching 440 meters into the sea. It was initially built as a naval pier and is now regarded by local people as the symbol of Qingdao. Eight Passes (Badaguan) is well-known for its rich variety of trees, gardens, and colonial architectures. The European architectures are in the style of more than 20 countries and regions. Therefore, it is often referred to as “Little Switzerland” or “World Architecture Museum”.

No. 1 Bathing Beach, QingdaoTsingdao beer has won a reputation throughout the world. You can find it sold in over 50 countries. Qingdao Beer Museum shows the whole process of beer brewing, from the choosing of raw material, to fermentation, filtering and packaging. The beer’s century old culture is brought to life. Visitor will have chance to sample some of the beer.

Day 3 Qingdao/Beijing (B)

Enjoy yourself at No. 1 Bathing Beach. Lunch is on your own. This afternoon transfer to the railway station for the train back to Beijing. Make your own way back to hotel.

No. 1 Bathing Beach is a must-go place of Qingdao. With an area of 3.6 hectares, it used to be the largest beach in Asia. The beach is renowned for its soft sand, calm waves, and clear water. Surrounded by green mountains on three sides, it’s like a pearl of the city. A sunbathe or a swimming near the coast is an utmost relax in summer.

Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD801USD775USD725--
2-3 personsUSD462USD450USD425USD113/98/74
4-5 personsUSD367USD352USD327USD113/98/74
6-9 personsUSD327USD313USD289USD113/98/74
HotelsGrand Regency hotelCopthorne hotelCentury Mandarin hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD917USD913USD828--
2-3 personsUSD541USD538USD495USD153/152/109
4-5 personsUSD427USD423USD382USD153/152/109
6-9 personsUSD385USD384USD313USD153/152/109
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 Qingdao and pick up car transfer from hotel to railway station in Beijing..
2. Two nights accommodation in Qingdao as specified in the itinerary with private
3. Chinese meals as listed B=Breakfast L=Lunch
4. Entrance fees as listed
5. English speaking tour guide
6. Soft seat 2nd Class train ticket from Beijing to Qingdao and Qingdao to Beijing.

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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