Experience hosted by Katie

6 hours, Hosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes tickets and transportation

What you'll do

In this experience, we will meet up at 9:30 at Temple of Heaven——this is one sight not to miss when touring Beijing. The Altar, Echo Wall, and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights, but we would recommend you spend some time to discover that this was a fasting palace for the emperor. The emperor would fast at the palace before he held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest, and would abstain from meat and wine.
The Hall of Abstinence is actually a small palace. The Emperor of Heaven needed to go to the palace three days in advance, with no drinking, no entertainment, no mourning, and paying no attention to any crimes being committed. All these acts showed his piousness to his god. You will also get a chance to glimpse at the pictures of all the emperors who ever worshipped in the Temple of Heaven.
Then we take metro to Summer Palace. After having a delicious lunch nearby, we start to visit the world-famous imperial garden. The imperial building was constructed by the emperor in celebration of his mother's birthday. It is 273 hectares in size and is composed of three main scenic areas: the palace area, lake area, and mountain area. We are going to walk along the long corridor as well, which is regarded as being the longest art gallery in the world and has 14,000 traditional paintings painted on the beams.
Other things to note
Lunch fee is not included, you can take some cash to buy food near Summe palace.
In this experience, we will meet up at 9:30 at Temple of Heaven——this is one sight not to miss when touring Beijing. The Altar, Echo Wall, and spectacular Imperial Vault are the highlights, but we would recommend you spend some time to discover that this was a fasting palace for the emperor. The emperor would fast at the palace before he held a ceremony to pray for a good harvest, and would abstain from meat and wine.
The Hall of Abstinence…

What's included

  • Tickets
    Entrance fee of the Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace.
  • Transport
    Public transportation fee

Meet your host, Katie

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hi I’m Katie, very glad to meet you on Airbnb. I have been working as a tour guide for several years, I love my job and would be very glad to share my knowledge about the Beijing and Chinese history with you. I am good at leading a small group tour or private tour and making the route very efficient for my guests.
My co-hosts are William and Smile, professional tour guides and they have the guide certificate issued by the local government.
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Where you'll be

We will meet at the Temple of Heaven where the emperor used to hold a ceremony to pray for a good harvest. Then we take metro to Summer Palace, have a lunch nearby and start to visit the world-famous imperial garden.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes and clothes recommended.