One day Tour to Old Summer Palace, Fragrant Hill and Badachu Park

the fragrant hill Tour Code: BD-22
Destination: Old Summer Palace, Fragrant Hill, Badachu Park
Duration: 1 day
Price: From US $60/RMB 360
Features: visit imperial garden and eight Buddhist temples.
Availability: Everyday, but advanced booking is required!

Price of this private tour

Group Size Price (US$) Price (RMB)
10 Persons & above
$60
RMB 360
6-9 Persons
$75
RMB 450
3-5 Persons
$108
RMB 650
2 Persons
$128
RMB 770
1 Persons
$230
RMB 1,380

Beijing Easy Tour Reservation

Tour Schedule:
Our tour guide and private car/van with driver will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 8:30am. Start tour to the Old Summer Palace (45 minutes drive, 1.5 hour visit). The Old Summer Palace, generally known as Yuanmingyuan, consists of three gardens: Changchunyuan, Wanchunyuan and Yuanmingyuan. It was the former summer resort of the imperial family of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In the 10th year (1860) of Emperor Xianfeng, the Anglo and French allied forced invaded Beijing and burned the palace to the ground. The garden was looted and burned again after partial restoration in 1900 when the Eight-Power Allied Forces sent by Britain, the United States, Germany, France, Tsarist Russia, Japan, Italy and Austria occupied Beijing.
After the tour in Yuanmingyuan, enjoy lunch in a traditional Chinese restaurant.
We go on to visit the next tour site, Fragrant Hill (half an hour drive, 1.5 hours visit). Fragrant Hill is a large forest park with the characteristics of imperial gardens in which natural landscape is combined with artificial scenery. Its highest peak, 557 meters above sea level, looks like a huge incense burner, so it gets the name “Incense Burner Peak.” You may enjoy the beautiful scenery. It is also renowned for red leaves which can only last for around a month. The best time to see them is the middle of Oct to the first of Nov.

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The last tour site today is Badachu Park. The name Badachu means Eight Great Sites, and refers to the eight Buddhist temples and monasteries scattered across Cuiwei, Pingpo and Lushi hills at the foot of Beijing’s Western Hills Scenic Area. One site in it is most worthy of a visit, that’s Lingguang Temple. The Lingguang Temple is famous for stupa which stands majestically, the golden fish pond where the beautiful brocade carps swim delightedly, the heart sutra wall and arhats wall present splendid sight. The Sarira (Buddha Remain) is displayed in the Lingguang Temple.
Return to your hotel after whole day wonderful tour.

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Tour Includes
Entrance fees
English-speaking tour guide
Chinese lunch
Private vehicle with driver
Free-bottled mineral water

Tour Excludes
Accommodation fee
Personal expenses
Tips to guide and driver
Cable car/ storage battery car

 

Kind Notice:
A. There are more than 5 million vehicles in Beijing, and it is said that approximately 30,000 cars are sold every month, so heavy traffic is constant in the city (Rush Hours from 7:30-9:30 in the morning and 16:30-19:30 in the afternoon). We will try our best to tour according to the timetable, but we cannot guarantee that traffic will not delay our schedule. Our tour guide will notify you if a delay occurs.
B. There will be an extended amount of walking during this tour, therefore it is recommended that you wear sport shoes and clothes which are suitable for outdoor activities.