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Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour

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Beijing, China

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

See some of Beijing’s natural and historical highlights on a full-day excursion to the sacred Lama Temple. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, gain a fascinating insight into the rich history of one of the world’s most significant Tibetan Buddhist monasteries; admire the intricate architecture of the Lama Temple and then venture to a magnificent museum to delve into Chinese architecture and agriculture from ancient times. 
  • Visit the Lama Temple, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world
  • Chinese style lunch
  • Informative and friendly guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Transport by deluxe air-conditioned coach/mini-van
Pick-up and drop-off services from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
If your hotel is located out of 4th Ring Circle Highway, please go to Prime Hotel to join the tour at 08:00AM. (Add: No. 2, Wangfujing Ave. Tel: +86-10-65136666)
Profesional Englisjh-speaking tour guide
Chinese style lunch
Admission tickets
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Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Point: Tour departs from the hotels located within 4th ring circle highway
Dates: Daily
Return point: Returns to original departure point

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Depart from your Beijing hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned minivan and venture to the sacred site of the Lama Temple, a former residence of the royal court that is now considered one of the most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world. Listen as your knowledgeable guide recounts the 400-year history of the temple and stroll the tranquil gardens in search of incredible sculptures and revered Chinese art.

Next, revitalize with a delicious Chinese lunch before traveling to an ancient 13th-century altar built to memorialize Shennong, an emperor who taught his subjects the art of agriculture.

Venture within to see a museum that speaks eloquently of China’s important agricultural heritage and then return to your vehicle for the scenic journey back to Beijing. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum Xiannongtan Temple
Ancestral Farmer Altar in Beijing was built in Yongle Period of Ming Dynasty (A.D. 1420). In Qianlong Period of Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1755), it reached the current dimensions. The dynasts came here to prey for and appreciate the good season to the agriculture. There is a big museum inside Ancestral Farmer Altar, which offers a lecture about ancient Chinese architecture.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
Lama Temple incredibly colorful and vibrant building contains gorgeous frescoes and even has its own gardens. It is the largest and most perfectly preserved Lama temple in Han China, which was first built during the Qing Dynasty and the building combines the architectural knowledge of the Han, Manchu, Mongolian, and Tibetan nationalities. Inside the building are superb examples of carving and carpentry. Sculptures are made from all kinds of weird and wonderful materials including gold, silver, copper, iron and tin. There are also wonderful Buddhas on display, one in particular is 26 meters high. The Temple also contains many other cultural relics and pictures and is a fantastic display illustrating the splendor and variety of Buddhist art. After that, 1 trip to see the frolicking Pandas, a living Chinese treasure, which is unique in China.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants aged 2 years and under travel free of charge, providing they are not occupying a seat.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Hantang International Travel Service

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 999 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Beijing Lama Temple, Panda Garden and Ancient Altar Day Tour.

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Great tour to alternative...
Jessica L
, May 2018
Great tour to alternative attractions in Beijing. Love the Panda Garden! Interesting history lessons at the Lama Temple and Ancient Altar.
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Very good tour, Pandas exhibit was...
jdrapp
, Nov 2017
Very good tour, Pandas exhibit was quite large and viewed several pandas. Lama Temple experience was quite impressive as was ancient altar. This was a very relaxing and insightful experience. Tour guide was wonderful and lunch was large and delicious.
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If museums are your thing I would...
Tyler V
, Aug 2016
If museums are your thing I would recommend this tour. I found it a bit too slow a pace for myself and when it came time to see the Panda's, the time spent there seemed short. The tour guide was knowledgeable although a bit quiet at times.
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A great tour with so much...
Catherine F
, Jan 2016
A great tour with so much interesting information provided by our guide. Great seeing the Pandas. Restaurant we were taken to for lunch was also really good.
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William was lovely and a great tour...
Miss Joanna W C C
, Apr 2015
William was lovely and a great tour guide, there was only myself, my mum and my niece were on this tour, so William really took the time to make sure that we saw as much as possible without being rushed, really relaxed day, well worth the money!
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We've been to Beijing before and...
Eben F
, Apr 2015
We've been to Beijing before and seen most of the high priority destinations. We had some spare time on this trip and found this tour which provided other things that we hadn't done. The guide, Maria, did an excellent job of taking us through a wonderful experience. The lunch at a small local Chinese restaurant was wonderful. The Zoo to see the Pandas was a wonderful experience.
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Lovely places to see, we enjoyed...
ASPASIA F
, Aug 2014
Lovely places to see, we enjoyed seeing the pandas. We had extra time so our guide added the silk factory to our itinerary which was the great. Lunch was not very tasty...
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Nice trip with very knowledgable...
Jim H
, Jul 2014
Nice trip with very knowledgable guide who spoke excellent English. The attractions were refreshingly uncrowded when I visited and I was lucky enough to be the only person on the tour that day which meant a truly personalised experience!
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What can I say...the pandas are too...
Voyager
, Jun 2014
What can I say...the pandas are too cute for words. Also saw beautiful peacocks and other exotics. The Tibetan Temple was awesome. Monks, nuns, and the faithful practicing their faith in a centuries old religious complex. A great day in Beijing.
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most of the pandas seem to be on loan...
gerald s
, May 2014
most of the pandas seem to be on loan to other countries.
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