This morning, be arranged to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in world. Tiananmen Square is regarded as the symbolic center of China since it was the place where many historical events have taken place. The famous Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) is located at the north end of the square, and you will have a chance to witness it during your visit.
Next up with a visit to the Forbidden City, which is the largest and most completed imperial palace and ancient building complex in China. Regarded as a masterpiece of Chinese, even world, architectural history, the buildings in Forbidden city fully embody the artistic features and styles of ancient Chinese palace design. In the following days you will visit another world-famous palace in Lhasa, Potala Palace, the holy shrine in Tibetan Buddhism culture where you will get a different experience compared with Chinese traditional culture.
In the afternoon, make an excursion to the Temple of Heaven, a temple of Chinese religion used for imperial ceremonies for five centuries. The layout of the Temple of Heaven is according to strict Feng Shui requirements, and every building in the temple holds its symbolic meaning. Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests at the north end of the park is the main temple building. This magnificent round building is made entirely of wood without the use of a single nail, and the unique appearance which involves round hall and square bases symbolize the heaven and the earth in Chinese culture.
On your way back to hotel, take a short visit to the Freshwater Pearl Market for a good bargain. After having dinner, we will offer an interesting Kong Fu Show.