Half Day Tour To Lama Temple and Confucius Temple in Beijing


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: china, china

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Beijing half day tour refers to the tour in Beijing last around 4 hours. The tours start and end in your downtown Beijing hotel.

Part of business travelers only have half day time to visit the place of Beijing. This half day tour products to cater this need. We will cover private vehicle, driver, English speaking tour guide, admission fee. Breeze past the long entry lines to enjoy your half day  pre-booked tour of the Lama Temple and Confucius Temple. 


What's Included

Bottled water

Entrance ticket

Private van or bus(over than 5 pax)

Professional guide

Taxi or Uber car

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Lunch


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 13
  • ADULT: Age: 14 - 99

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Be picked up from your hotel by English speaking tour guide at 08:30 am or 1:30 pm.

Drive to visit Lama Temple. As the biggest lamasery in Beijing, the Lama Temple was built in 1694. The temple contains 5 halls along a central axis plus three Memorial Archways. The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple. The biggest single wood Buddha statue in the world is in this temple. Its both attract by the local Buddhist and travelers too.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included

Temple of Confucius and Guozijian Museum
And then to visit Confucius Temple & Imperial College. Confucius Temple in Beijing is the second largest one in China. Built in 1302, the temple was a venue where people pay respects to Confucius, the greatest thinker and educationist in ancient China.

Imperial College is also called Guozijian. It was the the highest learning institute during Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. Emperors in imperial China used to frequent the place to read Confucian classics to thousands of students.

Be transferred back to your hotel after the half day tour.

Note: Confucius Temple is closed every Monday. On this day, you'll visit the Drum Tower and Bell Tower instead.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Reviews

Lama and Confucius Temples - Great guide
Naomi A, 04-12-2019
Our guide, Lily, was excellent. She was extremely knowledgeable and went out of her way to make our experience memorable. Lily answered all our questions and made the tour really interesting. She picked us up at hotel on time and gave us as much time as we needed to see everything we wanted. She even got us to the Confucius Temple in time to see the afternoon dance performance which was beautiful. We would highly recommend Lily and this tour if you want to see more of Beijing than just the Forbidden City, Great Wall, and Summer Palace.
Excellent tour
Rene U, 16-11-2019
Lisa was a great, knowledgeable tour guide! I appreciated her willingness to share her personal experiences and those of her family. She was patient, answered all our questions, and encouraged us to stop to take many photos. I loved that she was even enjoying the tour and taking photos, too! We had a half day tour of the Lama and Confucius temples. The sites themselves were impressive and I would definitely recommend visiting them. The music show at the Confucius temple was a particular highlight!
Lama temple
B85b, 25-09-2019
Very nice place , great guide and full of information.
I appreciate being there , very nice country
Highly recommended for both content and service
studobson0407, 23-07-2019
Hi,
Our guide, Lisa, met us at our hotel lobby, when expected for this half day tour. The trip to the temple was short, which was a pity as the car (Buick Minivan) was very comfortable and air conditioned. In that time, Lisa gave us some historical background and a schedule for the tour. Her English was excellent in both delivery and her understanding of us. When we arrived at the Lama temple (Yonghe Temple) , she organised the tickets and guided through into the gardens. This place dates to the Qing Dynasty and was the residence of Prince Yong prior to his ascension to the imperial throne. It is still a working monastery and temple. There is some wonderful examples of Han Chinese as well as Tibetan art works.

From there we travelled to the Temple of Confucius on Guozijian Street near the Imperial Academy. This is much older than the lama temple and Lisa tells a nice story about the Cypress trees and their ability to sniff out corrupt officials. :) At the time of our visit we got to see a dance performance that portrayed harmony and happiness. Finally, we walked to the Imperial Academy and its grounds. In both places, the use of English on many of the exhibits is very good.

At the end of the tour we could opt to be returned to our hotel or to some other attraction. Lisa named a few and we chose to visit the Drum and Bell towers in Xicheng District.

Why did I like it? I liked the tour because it gave us a glimpse of imperial life outside of the forbidden city tourist attractions. The Lama temple is a museum and still a place of worship so you can witness ancient customs and rituals.

Who might like this tour? If you want to see another side to the imperial system of china outside of the forbidden city and want to learn the importance of Confucius and how the academy was used to educate the brightest minds for imperial service then this is great. It is easy and relaxed and thoroughly enjoyable.

I thought very highly of Lisa and the service provided by the tour operator. She helped with ideas for other things we did on our trip and helped out with dining recommendations. First class service. We enjoyed the experience so much we got Lisa to take us to the Summer Palace on a day we had not planned to do anything.
Wonderful afternoon!!!!
joaquimsantosnt, 16-07-2019
The temple of Lana and Confúcio were great. Excellent place to visit and see China culture. The guide Linda was very nice and also the driver.




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