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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Beijing Study Tour Package
  • Tour Code: BJ-ST02
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD570 per person
Special Features:

See Beijing highlights to experience the profound culture of this city and this country; Take campus tour and exchange with Chinese students; Fly kites on the Great Wall; Learn Taichi; Visit local house.

Tour Itinerary

B: Breakfast  L: Lunch  D: Dinner

Day 1 Arrive Beijing(D)

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon is free to overcome any jetlag. Welcome dinner tonight.

Forbidden City,BeijingDay 2 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-11:30 Half-day trip to Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City.

Tian’anmen Square lies in the centre of Beijing city. Covering an area of 44 hectares, it is the largest city center square in the world.

The abode of 24 Ming and Qing emperors of the Celestial Empire, the Forbidden City is a fittingly awe-inspiring sight. Enclosed behind its moat and 9.9m-high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters.

Lunch is arranged in a local family in Hutong area.

13:00-17:00 We will learn how to make dumplings. Visit traditional residential area- Hutongs and Drum Tower in the afternoon. Dinner will be in a local restaurant.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-11:30 We will have a campus tour in a Chinese university.

Lunch will be in the university canteen.

13:00-17:00 We have an afternoon visit The Temple of Heaven where we will learn about Chinese calligraphy. Enjoy dinner at a local hotpot restaurant.

Temple of Heaven, firstly built in 1420, it is the largest imperial sacrificial temple complex in the world. Temple of Heaven is located in the Southeastern part of Beijing five kilometers away from Tian’anmen Square.

Mutianyu Great Wall,BeijingDay 4 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-17:00 Today we will visit the Great Wall at Mutianyu where we will fly kites on the wall. Lunch will be at a local farmer’s house in the Huairou District and dinner will be in the university canteen.

Mutianyu Great Wall is located in Huairou District at northern Beijing. The total length opened to the public is 2250 meters with 24 watch towers. The 3 features of Mutianyu are battlements on both sides of the wall, branch Walls and closely located watch towers. Huairou District serves as the suppliers of agricultural products to Beijing City. On the way you will find many orchards and farmers’ houses. In the harvest season, orchards are open to visitors with a ticket. In summer farmer houses at the foot of mountains are for downtown residents to escape the heat.

Day 5 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-11:30 This morning we will visit a local middle school where you have the chance to practice your Chinese and to kick shuttlecock with local students.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

13:00-17:00 Afternoon we will visit a silk factory to learn the knowledge of silk worm and the produce of silk products. Dinner is arranged at a local restaurant.

19:00-20:30 Enjoy an acrobatic show in the evening.

Taichi,BeijingDay 6 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-11:30 We start the day with a trip to the Summer Palace Taichi Boxing class. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

13:00-18:00 In the afternoon we are going to the Olympic Park foran exterior view of the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

Summer Palace is the largest in scale and best-preserved surviving imperial garden in China. It is situated in the northwestern outskirt of Beijing city, 20km away from Tiananmen Square.

Day 7 Beijing (B/L/D)

8:30-11:30 This morning we will visit a Tea house for tea ceremony and learn knowledge about Chinese tea. Lunch will be in a local restaurant.

13:00-16:00 Afternoon visit a local market to practice your language skills whilst exploring the Chinese market.

17:00-19:00 The Closing ceremony will be held in the early evening. For dinner, you will experience the famous Beijing dish - Beijing Roast Duck Dinner

Day 8 Depart Beijing (B)

You will be transferred to the airport for your own departure flight. B

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
10 persons and aboveUSD570USD570USD570USD214
Hotels3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
10 persons and aboveUSD587USD587USD587USD231
Hotels3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class3* Pinganfu Hotel or the same class 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car in Beijing.
2. 7 nights accommodation with private facilities.
3. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
4. English speaking guide.
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.

Price excludes:
1. Internal flights arriving and departing Beijing.
2. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
2. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
3. Other personal expenses.

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