Private Temple of Heaven Walking Tour w/ Options Nearby

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Beijing, CN
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Beijing, CN
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Experience the rich history and vibrant culture of Beijing with this exhilarating 2-hour private walking tour to the Temple of Heaven and Pearl Market. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, delve into the architectural splendor and spiritual symbolism of the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once worshipped the God of Heaven. Explore the Circular Mound Altar, the Imperial Vault of Heaven, and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, while your guide shares intriguing stories and conducts experiments to deepen your understanding. Witness the lively activities of the local people in the park, from singing and square dancing to Jianzi games. Afterwards, head to the Pearl Market, where your guide will teach you bargaining skills and help you select souvenirs. With included transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup, this tour offers an immersive and unforgettable experience.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Stroll around historical complex with knowledgeable guide
  • Learn about architecture and spiritual symbolism culture
  • Experience Chinese seniors retirement life in the Temple of Heaven
  • Witness local people entertaining themselves in the park
  • Get insider tips on bargaining skills while shopping at Pearl Market
  • If you needn Spanish/Italian/German/French guide,it will cause 400RMB extra, pay guide during tour.
  • Public transportation fee(from hotel to Heaven Temple)
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Meals (Lunch & Dinner)
  • Hotel drop off(Guide will help you find a taxi or subway back)
  • Gratitude to the guide (Recommended for good service)
  • The 400RMB extra If you need Spanish/Italian/German/French guide.

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Indulge in a captivating journey through Chinese history and culture with the enchanting 2-hour Private Walking Tour to the Temple of Heaven with Pearl Market. This immersive experience offers a perfect blend of architectural wonder, spiritual symbolism, and insights into the lives of Beijing's senior citizens. Led by a knowledgeable and friendly guide, you'll stroll at your own pace, soaking in the rich heritage of the Temple of Heaven.

What to Expect?

During this 2-hour walking tour, you can expect to visit historically significant sites such as the Circular Mound Altar and the Imperial Vault of Heaven. Your expert guide will share intriguing tales of Chinese history and conduct engaging experiments to enhance your understanding of the temple's structures. Marvel at the grandeur of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests and meander through the enchanting Long Corridor. But that's not all! As you explore the Temple of Heaven, you'll also witness the vibrant daily life of the locals who utilize this once-imperial temple for their morning exercises and leisure activities. Join in the fun by participating in square dancing, singing, Jianzi games, and more. After immersing yourself in the rich culture of the Temple of Heaven, your journey continues to the legendary Pearl Market. Here, your certified tour guide will reveal the art of bargaining and assist you in selecting the perfect souvenirs to commemorate your unforgettable experience.

Who is this for?

This extraordinary tour is designed for culture enthusiasts, history buffs, and curious travelers eager to delve deep into the heart and soul of Beijing. Whether you're a seasoned adventurer or a first-time visitor, this meticulously crafted experience caters to all who seek a unique and authentic exploration of China's storied past.

Why Book This?

Embark on this tour for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the legacy of ancient Chinese architecture and spiritual symbolism. The Temple of Heaven stands as a testament to the emperors' devotion and the nation's enduring faith. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, you'll marvel at the intricate design and learn intriguing stories that bring the temple to life. Additionally, you'll have the chance to immerse yourself in the vibrant daily activities of local Beijing residents, granting you an intimate glimpse into their lives and retirement culture. With the added experience of the Pearl Market, you'll not only explore the historical marvels of China but also learn the art of bargaining and secure unique souvenirs to cherish for a lifetime.

Good to Know

This tour includes private transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup, ensuring a hassle-free and convenient experience. Put on your most comfortable shoes, as you'll be walking for approximately 2 hours. Remember to bring your camera to capture the breathtaking sights and moments during your exploration of the Temple of Heaven and the bustling Pearl Market.


Customers rave about the enriching experience this walking tour offers. They particularly praise the knowledgeable guides who bring the history and culture of the Temple of Heaven to life with their insightful stories and engaging experiments. Travelers also appreciate the opportunity to witness the local activities and retirement lifestyle within the temple grounds. The inclusion of the Pearl Market adds a delightful shopping experience, allowing visitors to bring home unique souvenirs while honing their bargaining skills. Overall, guests express their satisfaction and recommend this tour to anyone seeking an immersive and unforgettable cultural journey in Beijing.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Temple of Heaven

Your tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and take taxi or subway to the Temple of Heaven which used to be the place where the emperors worshipped the God of Heaven 600 year ago. It is one of the ancient Chinese temples of its kind that still stand with supreme status integrity and characteristics. In this walk tour, you will visit the Circular Mound Altar and the Imperial Vault of Heaven, the knowledgeable tour guide will share relevant Chinese history and interesting stories with you and also make some curious experiments to help you understand better the design of the structures. Continue the walk, you will visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, wander in the Long Corridor and see Seven-Star Stones. You will also have the chance to see how local people entertain themselves in this park, such as: singing, square dancing, gymnastics, Jianzi game, etc,… and JOIN them if you want!

Admission Included

Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market)

Your certificated tour guide will show you the Market and tell you the bargaining skills and help you to choose souvenirs.



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The hiking trails are well marked. There are various distances. suitable for people who have difficulty walking or have a baby stroller.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-05-20 22:19