Pick up at your hotel around 6:50AM, and then head to Beijing Zoo Panda House where you can see the lovely Giant Pandas. The Panda Zoo visit takes about 40 minutes. Then continue to visit the largest Lama Temple of Beijing - Yonghe Temple, 1 hour tour for the mysterious Tibet style Buddhism temple. The Lama Temple tour finishes at about 11:00am.
You will be arranged to have lunch with locals in a typical Beijing resident's house. Then you will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by taking rickshaws. Hutong tour lasts for 2 hours. You will enjoy an exterior tour to many famous old buildings such as the Bell tower and Drum Tower, from where you can explore the real life of ordinary people in Beijing.
Then head to the Olympic Green where you have about 40 minutes to take pictures at the Bird's Nest and Water Cube. . Transferred back to your hotel.
Optional: Enjoy Beijing Opera at only US$37 per person.
Our Beijing night tour starts from pick up from your Beijing hotel around 6:00 pm and drive to Beijing Liyuan Theatre at Jianguo Hotel. Arrival at Liyuan Theatre, you will be lead to your seat with the assistance of both our tour guide and theatre staff who have your pre-reserved entrance tickets.
The Beijing Opera became to the national opera since the reign of the 3rd emperor Qian Long of Qing Dynasty.
At the time all the "dan", "chou" and "sheng" roles were played by male actors, (Female role called dan, male role called sheng, clown role called chou). Nowadays they are played separately by females and males. The Beijing Opera is famous for its colorful facial make up and fantastic costumes. According to sex, age and disposition, each role is characterized by different designs of facial make-up. Pekin Opera combines stylized acting with singing, dancing, musical dialogue, martial arts and colorful make up. It's one of the "must-to-see" when you visit Beijing.
Transfer back to your hotel around 0900 pm. End of our memorable Beijing Opera group tour.
Meal: Chinese Lunch at typical Beijing resident's house