China

China has the most ancient (about 5000 years), unbroken, documented history; it is the fifth part of the world population; it is the third-largest country in the world; it is the motherland of paper, powder, porcelain; for it is diversity of climate and nature, China can practically be considered a continent on its own… + the most popular cuisine in the world.

China/Beijing

We can offer you a good, reasonably priced hotel accommodation with good location — the Great Hall Hotel. This is a 3* hotel located next to the Great Hall of the People. Overlooking Tiananment Square, and within less than ten minutes walking distance from the Forbidden City. We can arrange for a car to meet you from the Train Station and take you to your hotel. If a car transfer in not included in your trip, you can pick up one of the many taxis waiting outside the station.

The tours of Beijing:

    • Full day Temple of Heaven/Forbidden City/Summer Palace  Forbidden City, built in 1420, lived only the emperors, the empresses, the eunuchs and the concubines, for anyone els to set a foot in here was unthinkable. It was isolated from the rest of Beijing by a moat and a city wall.  The 73 hectare rectangular city, as a museum since 1925, is visited by around 200.000 people from all over a day. The Temple of Heaven, built at the same time with the Forbidden City was the place where the emperor, the son of God of Heaven, prayed on Winter Solstice. The Summer Palace, used as the summer resort for the emperial families, was destroyed and rebuilt again and again. Now both the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace are public parks.

    • Full day Great Wall / Ming Tomb. Construction of loosing sections of The Great Wall took place at the 3rd century BC. Then it was linked together and reenforced by Qin Shihuangdi the first emperor of China.It started from Bohai Bay to the east of China and ends up in the far northwest in Gansu Province. The total length of it was 6000 kilometers.The purpose og building the wall was for protection. It worked for only some of the times. In the Ming dynasty, there were 16 emperors who had reigned in China and 13 of them were burried in this area of Tianshoushang Mountain. Since The Ming Tomb is on the way to the wall, visit to both places are conbined in one day.
    • Full day Terra-cotta Army Museum / Banpo Neolithic Village Museum / Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Thousands of life-sized Terra Cotta Warriors standing guard by the tomb of the emperor Qin Shi Huangdi for over  2000 years were discovered accidentally by a group of peasants digging in 1974. This excavation in Lintong,  about 40 km east of Xi’an, was one of the century’s greatest archeological discoveries. Three vaults containing the figures of men, horses and chariots can be visited. The excavated Banpo Village has been protected by the construction of a free-standing building  that covers the entire site of a neolithic community which practiced the Yangshao culture (c.6000 BC).Visitors view the original foundations, along with a reconstruted replica of a house, from a wooden walkway. The Buddhist Temple is believed to have been named after a Big Wild Goose Pogoda in India, which was called that because it was built on the site where a wild goose fell from the sky in answer to the prayers of a group starving Buddhist monks. To express their gratitude they burried the goose instead of eating it, and later built the temple. Xi’an’s Big Wild Goose Pogoda was restored in 1950s and offers an excellent view of the city and surrounding area.

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