Make sure to look for the symbolism in the design of the complex's endless buildings. Since yellow is the color of the Emperor, you'll notice that almost all of the roofs are covered in yellow tiles. See how the main halls and courts are situated in groups of three or the shape of the Qian triagram, which represents heaven. Look for the number of statuettes that line up on the sloping roofs to get an initial understanding of a building's importance. Your guide will point out many more!
At Tiananmen Square, the polarizing events that took place here will provide a distinct atmosphere that will leave your mind wandering through China's unique history. Standing as the third largest city square in the world, the opportunities to explore here are endless, while the enormity of the area matches its importance. From the May Fourth Movement in 1919 to the controversial protests of the late 1980s, this center of Chinese development will forever be one of the most recognized locations in this nation's history. Your personal guide will walk you through the monuments while providing you with a thorough understanding of their historical impact.
With any remaining time on this full day tour, your guide will discuss other points of interest that you could visit before returning to Tianjin.
Departures: 08:00 AM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Beijing is about a 2.5 hour driver from Tianjin.
- Admission to the Forbidden City is $14 USD per person.
- Lunch is not included in the price of this tour. Expect it to cost about $30 USD per person. In Asia, it's customary for you to pay for your guide's lunch.
- Your guide will accompany you for the duration of your transfer into Beijing.
- Entrance to the Tiananmen Gate tower is USD 3 per person. Entrance to the National theatre for performing arts is 6 USD.