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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4 days Beijing Tour Package
  • Tour Code: BJ-PT01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD259 per person
Special Features:

5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Hike 2 hours on the magnificent Great Wall; Have an in-depth understanding of Beijing imperial culture; explore the royal residence, garden, burial ground, and God-worshipping temple.

Tour Itinerary

Day 1 Beijing Arrival

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to your hotel by a private air-conditioned car. For the rest of the day you will enjoy some leisure time.

Summer Palace,BeijingDay 2 Beijing (B/L)

This morning the exciting tour will begin with a visit of the Tiananmen Square, the largest city center square in the world. On the square stands the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the National Flag. We walk across the Changan Avenue to visit the Forbidden City where the emperor lived and handled the state affairs during Ming and Qing Dynasties.

After lunch, continue to the Temple of Heaven, the construction of which was completed in 1420, and expanded over the years by two Qing Dynasty Emperors. The function of it was for the emperor came to worship the God of Heaven and pray for good harvest.

The following is the Summer Palace, which was included by UNESO on its World Heritage List. It’s famous for combining the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole.

Juyong Pass Great Wall,BeijingDay 3 Beijing (B/L)

After experiencing the royal lifestyle, today we will be transferred to the Juyongguan Great Wall. It’s located in the valley between the Jundu Mountains and the branch of Taihang Mountain range. The Great Wall stretches over 4 km snaking the ridge of the mountains. It served as a key defense pass to guard Beijing in the ancient times. In addition, Juyongguan Pass is not just a military field, but also a beautiful scenic spot.

In the afternoon we will visit the Ding Tomb which is situated at the foot of Heavenly Longevity Mountain, Changping, northwest of Beijing. It is the only one which has been excavated of the thirteen Ming Tombs, having Emperor Wanli and his two empresses buried here.  

Day 4 Beijing Departure (B)

Today will be free for your own purposes, until our guide will escort you to the airport for your next destination.

Notes:

1.Please wear comfortable shoes/proper clothes for hiking.

2.Wear sun protection in summer and dress properly for the low temperature in winter.

3.Cable car in unavailable at Juyongguan Great Wall.

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD555USD534USD488---- 
2-3 personsUSD399USD379USD333USD180/162/98
4-5 personsUSD370USD350USD204USD180/162/98
6-9 personsUSD325USD305USD259USD180/162/98
HotelsCapital hotelParagon Hotel BeijingPinganfu hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD578USD565USD499----
2-3 personsUSD470USD410USD344USD252/175/100
4-5 personsUSD451USD381USD315USD252/175/100
6-9 personsUSD396USD336USD270USD252/175/100
HotelsCapital hotelParagon Hotel BeijingPinganfu hotel 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car transfer in Beijing, also include pick up and drop off at Beijing airport
2. 3 nights' accommodation as specified in the itinerary with private facilities
3. Meals specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch
4. English speaking guide
5. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fee

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

Online Booking or Enquiry

To book or to enquire about this tour, please fill in the following form. Our travel consultants will get back to you within one working day. For urgent booking, please call us at 0086 10 64096031 or 0086 13521995912.

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