2-Hour Temple of Heaven Private Walking Tour
Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly enjoying their morning exercises, dances, and martial arts. As you watch, learn about retirement in China and the daily lives of its older citizens.
Next, make your way to the temple showpiece: the 15th-century Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests. Constructed without a single nail, this magnificent circular wooden building boasts three blue-tile roofs and an ornate interior. Take a look around and hear how China’s emperors came here to pray for bountiful harvests.
Visit the Danbi Bridge, the temple’s main pathway, and pass the Emperors’ Changing Room, where the royals dressed for their prayers. See the 9-Dragon Juniper, a 500-year-old tree resembling climbing dragons; and visit the Imperial Vault of Heaven, where Ming- and Qing-era emperors worshipped 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.
Afterward, your tour concludes when your guide leaves you at the temple’s South Gate.
- Professional guide
- Private walking tour
- Hotel pickup (for hotels within the 3rd ring road of Beijing city)
- Transportation fees to the Temple of heaven
- Entrance fee
- Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
- Hotel drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant (0-4 years old) is free to join
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Please wear comfortable walking shoes
My wife and I had a great time on our tour with Ye Qing. She was very knowledgeable about the Temple of Heaven and China in general. She showed us around and gave us advice on different places we should visit near our hotel. She was extremely friendly and spoke great English. I would definitely recommend using Ye Qing on another tour!
Our guide Jimmy was very enthusiastic and delightful during this tour. He gave us an extensive overview of the history of this beautiful place. The tour was relaxed and fit our schedule quite nicely.
This 2 hour tour was great as it allowed flexibility with our schedule. Qing was very informative and great company. I would definitely book Qing again to show me the sights.