Rewind to China’s Ming and Qing eras on a 2-hour walking tour of Beijing’s Temple of Heaven. Stroll around this historical religious complex, learning about its architecture and spiritual symbolism, seeing Beijing’s older citizens perform their morning exercises. In addition, visit the famous Maliandao Tea Street where you can experience "Tea and Tao" ceremony with your English-speaking guide while sipping tea in a local tea house there.
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by private vehicle
What's Not Included
Food and drinks
INFANT: Age: 0 - 3
CHILD: Age: 4 - 11
ADULT: Age: 12 - 99
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Health QR Code is required upon arrival
Please advise your preferred tour start time upon booking
Specialized infant seats are available
Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Please wear comfortable walking shoes
Suitable for all physical fitness levels
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
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
Temple of Heaven
Meet your friendly private guide and driver at your hotel lobby at your preferred time (from 9:00am-2:00pm), and start your tour of the extensive imperial altar complex, whose origins stretch back nearly 600 years. Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly enjoying their morning exercises, dances, and martial arts.
Visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where emperors prayed for fruitful harvests. See the Imperial Vault of Heaven, where Ming- and Qing-era emperors worshiped heaven during the winter solstice. Admire the richly decorated vault pavilion with its surrounding Echo Wall, and see the Circular Mound Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the gods.
Admission Ticket Included
Maliandao Tea Street
After your morning activities, continue to the famous Maliandao Tea Street. Maliandao Tea Market is Beijing's most famous tea street, and it boasts over 1,000 retailers and tea houses. Follow your tour guide, sit down in a local tea house, and experience a tea ceremony there.
Afterward, the tour ends with a transfer back to your hotel.
Admission Ticket Free
Great tour for tea lovers :)
This was the best tour ever! Our guide Lucy was very nice and helpful. We learned a lot of fascinating information about the temple of heaven and we enjoyed the tea tasting in Maliando a lot. If you are a tea lover this is definitely a tour for you!
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