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Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple Tour by Metro

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    Your guide will pick you up at your hotel (within the 3rd ring road) either in the morning or afternoon. Then, head to the nearest metro station and board the train for the Lama Temple. During the journey, your guide will explain everything you need to know about the Beijing Metro System and the city’s vast public transport network. 
    Upon arrival at Lama temple, the former residence of Emperor Yongzheng before his ascent to the throne, admire the huge wood-carved "Maidala Buddha" in the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Pavilion (Wanfoge). Hear how the statue was carved out of a single tree imported from Tibet and learn why it made it into the 1993 Guiness Book of World Records.
    Continue your tour to the beautiful Temple Of Heaven, where the Emperors in the Ming And Qing Dynasties worshipped the God of Heaven.
    Your walking tour ends at the Temple of Heaven and you can either take the metro or a taxi (own expense) back to your hotel or next destination.
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    Reviewed 23 May 2019

    My boyfriend and I booked this tour on our first day in Beijing as we wanted to also get to grips with the Metro (turns out each journey works out at around 50p and everything is in English also. Just be prepared for the security...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Olivia O
    Reviewed 4 April 2019

    I met Sophia in the lobby of my hotel. She promptly took me to the nearby Metro station where she instructed me on how to use the system. We then continued and had a great tour of Llama and Heavenly Temples. Terrific explanation and history...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    Thank Ted M
    Reviewed 13 March 2019

    This tour offered so much. Not only did we see the beautiful temples, but we learned to ride the subway and took a local bus. Lucy, our guide, was so knowledgeable and helpful. Everything worked just as described. A great way to spend a half...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank soshaughnes
    Reviewed 17 February 2019

    My daughter and I had a wonderful morning with Jimmy. He met us at our hotel and took us to the closest subway station where he explained the how to use the subway. Then he took us to visit both temples, answering all of our...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    1  Thank tfitz812016
    Reviewed 22 January 2019 via mobile

    We did the Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple tour with Jimmy yesterday and it was fantastic! We learned so much including how to use the subway, all about the temples, Religions in China, about Chinese New Year, and lots of other awesome cultural info!!...More

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