Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon in your hotel lobby, and begin your tour starting at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Temple of Heaven.
Enter the Temple from the South entrance, first visit the Circular Mound Altar, where sacrifices were offered to the gods. And visit the Imperial Vault of Heaven, where Ming and Qing emperors worshiped heaven during the winter solstice, admire the richly decorated vault pavilion with its surrounding Echo Wall, See the 9-Dragon Juniper, a 500-year-old tree resembling climbing dragons. Continue to the Danbi Bridge, the temple’s main pathway, and pass the Emperors’ Changing Room.
Make your way to the temple showpiece: the magnificent Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, where the emperors came to pray for bountiful harvests, constructed without a single nail.
Stroll around the temple’s leafy park, and see Beijing’s elderly engaging in music, dancing, exercises, cards, and other games. Then start your Taiji Class.
Tai chi (taiji), short for
T'ai chi ch'üan, or
Taijiquan, is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.
Your tour will be finished after enjoy this 45-minute Taiji class learning from a Taiji Master. Your tour guide will provides directions to your hotel from there.