Your Bestour in China

Great Wall

In the north of China, there lies a6,700-kilometer-long (4,161-mile-long) ancient wall. Now well-known as theGreat Wall of China, it starts at the Jiayuguan Pass of Gansu Province in thewest and ends at the Shanhaiguan Pass of Hebei Province in the east. As one ofthe Eight Wonders in the world, the Great Wall of China has become the symbolof the Chinese nation and its culture.

The Mutianyu GreatWallis about 75 kilometers Northeast of Beijing. It is the most famous section for foreign travelers.  Unlike theBadaling Great Wall, Mutianyu has a beautiful landscape all year round and hasless tourists.You can take a cable car to the top and use the toboggan toslide down.  It is really, really fun and exciting!


Tian'anmen Square

The Tian'anmenSquareis located in the center of Beijing.  Itis the biggest city center square in the world.Most of the tourists visit thesquare to enjoy the surroundings and take many photos.It symbolizes he greatness ofBeijing and is a place for celebration during festive occasions, such asNational Day on October 1st.


The Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the former Imperial Palace during the Ming and QingDynasties.  It is located in the center of Beijing right behindTiananmen Square.  The Forbidden city was built 600 years ago and is the largest andbest-preserved Imperial Palace in China.


The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is the best preserved and largest Imperial garden in China witha history of over 800 years.Today, the main attraction of the Summer Palace is the lushGardens of Clear Ripples which was built in 1750 by Emperor Qianlong.Itwas rebuilt and renamed to Summer Palace since 1888 by the former Qing Dynasty forthe Dragon Lady Cixi.The Summer Palace occupies an area of over 290 hectares(716 acres) surrounded mainly by the Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.


Temple of Heaven

The Temple ofHeavenwas built in 1420 during the reign of EmperorYongle of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), originally as an altar for the worshipof both Heaven and Earth. It began to serve as the exclusive imperialaltar for Heaven and the Harvest since the worship of Heaven and Earth wasdivided in 1530, and a new Altar of Earth was built in the northern part of thecapital.In the overall layout and individual designs of itsbuildings, the Temple of Heaven symbolizes the relationship betweenEarth and Heaven which stands at the heart of Chinese cosmogony, and also thespecial role played by the emperors within that relationship.It is thesymbol of Beijing now.


Ming Tombs

The Ming Tombs is 50 kilometers far to the northwest of Beijing. There are 13Ming Emperors buried here,so it is called "Thirteen Ming Tombs". Normally, "the Great Wall and Ming Tombs" is a tour route forone day.There are only there tombs ( Chang ling, Ding ling, Zhaoling) and the Sacred Way are opened to the public.Chang lingis the biggest tomb here. Ding ling is the only one excavated so far. It'sopened with the Underground Palace. Zhao ling is a small tomb for the 12thMing Emperor, but it's very typical.  But anyway,you can justchoose one to visit, if you still want to go to the Great Wall.


Lama Temple

Lama Temple (Yonghegong) was built as a mansion for Emperor Yongzheng inthe Qing Dynasty when he was a prince.  In 1744, the Temple was convertedinto a lamasery and the home of larger numbers of monks from Mongoliaand Tibet.  The lamasery has five halls in total.  The prayer hallscontain many superb statues including a 23-meter-high Maitreya cavedfrom a white sandalwood tree from Tibet, as well as Tibetan sculptures and agreat copper cauldron.


Hutongs

The word "Hutong"originates from the word"Hottog" which means "well" in Mongolian. Villagers would dig a welland living inside it.Hutong means, a lane or alley way.  In fact, thepassage formed by the lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around theperimeter) is where the older Beijing residents current live.When visiting theHutongs, you will undoubtedly experience how the "locals" live inBeijing.


Temple of Confucius

The Temple of Confucius (Confucius Temple),the largest historical building complex in China. Originally built in 478 BC tocommemorate Confucius, the temple has been reconstructed over the centuries andtoday includes 104 buildings dating from the Jin to Qing dynasties.

Within two years after the death ofConfucius, his former house in Qufu was already consecrated as a temple by thePrince of Lu. In 205 BC, Emperor Gao of the Han Dynastywas the first emperor tooffer sacrifices to the memory of Confucius in Qufu. He setan example for manyemperors and high officials to follow. Later, emperors would visitQufu aftertheir enthronement or on important occasions such as a successful war. Intotal, 12 different emperors paid 20 personal visits to Qufu to worshipConfucius.

The Temple of Confucius,Cemetery ofConfucius, and the Kong Family Mansion in Qufu, have been listed as UNESCOWorld Heritage Sites since 1994.


Baotu Spring Park

Baotu Spring is located in the centre ofBaotu Spring Park and is renowned as the best of the 72 springs in Jinan. Sinceancient times, many famous poems and prose have been written relating to itsunique beauty. According to experts' research, this spring has a history of3,543 years, dating back to the Shang Dynasty (16th –11th BC). The specialgeographical structure in Jinan creates the special Baotu Spring. The springpool is rectangular in shape, stretching about 30 meters (about 98 feet) westto east and about 18 meters (about 59 feet) north to south. Spring water poursout from the underground limestone cave throughout the night and day, sometimesreaching its maximum of 240,000 cubic meters per day. When water bursts outfrom the three outlets, the spring creates thunderous sounds and sprays waterjets. Sometimes water columns are created that reach as high as 26.49 meters (about 86.9 feet), making a real spectacle.

Mount Tai

Since ancient time, Mount Tai is recognized as holy and sacred Mountain and held the accolade as “Most Revered of the Five Sacred Mountains”. Furthermore, Mount Tai symbolized the peaceful life and unified country. Four thousands of years, more than a dozen emperors paid their homage to the mountain. Vast quantities of poetry and stone inscriptions were left by emperors, poets and scholars of every era. Confucians and Taoists coexist harmoniously on the mountain. And civilians worshiped the mountain with sincere esteem. In other words, the Mount Tai has becomes the symbol of Chinese spirit. There are also peculiar geologic structures as three grand fracture layers, Komatiite rocks and Zuixin Stone (a swirl shaped allgovite rocks); masterpieces of ancient constructions as Dai Temple, Nantian Gate, Bi Xia temple; precious stone inscriptions of past dynasties as Qin dynasty stone inscriptions, inscriptions rocks of the Diamond Sutra, cliffs with inscriptions of Tang dynasty; ancient trees like pine trees of Qin Dynasty, cypress of Han Dynasty (about 1800 years ago), locust tree of Tang Dynasty(about 1200 years ago). All the above syncretize and integrate nature scenery and human culture. 7000 stone stairs which runs 9 kilometers long through the mountain from the foot to the zenith looks like the axes of Mount Tai integrating earth, heaven and human as a whole and thus is a road for human beings to heaven. Because of the unique integration of human civilization and natural landscape, Mount Tai is respected by billions of Chinese people and becomes famous all over the world as well as treasurable heritage of panhuman.