Backyard Travel Releases New China Tour: Beijing at a Glance

Backyard Travel, Asia’s most innovative tour company, has today released news of a new tailor-made trip to Beijing, taking travelers to investigate one of the world’s most amazing modern day cities. The trip allows the opportunity to visit the ‘big three’ of Beijing, The Great Wall of China, Summer Palace and Forbidden City with a local guide leading the way.

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Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

The size and frantic nature of the city can sometimes be daunting, but our city break tour provides the opportunity to experience all the wonderful aspects of Beijing accompanied by a local guide.

Bangkok, Thailand (PRWEB) April 23, 2013

The bespoke four-day, three-night tour of China’s capital city begins at Temple of Heaven Park, a place noted for its deep connection with Chinese religion and society. The tour then moves on to the Forbidden City which was lovingly restored in preparation for the 2008 Olympics and served as the Chinese Imperial Palace in the days of the Ming Dynasty, before moving on to the nearby Beihai Lake and Houhai Lake.

Houhai is surrounded by numerous hutongs which are home to traditional courtyard-style homes that have mostly been converted into charming bars and restaurants. After a scenic walk around the lakes, travelers will then be guided to the Drum Tower which was used in the Ming Dynasty to signal the passing of each hour with a drum roll.

The next day of the China tour will take travelers to discover one of the world’s most iconic and majestic man-made structures—The Great Wall of China. Travelers will be guided to a lesser visited section of the spectacular wall where they can enjoy more space to fully appreciate their time atop the giant structure.

On their return journey to Beijing, travelers will be taken to the Summer Palace, a former Imperial garden which was redesigned in the 18th century by Emperor Qianlong. The Palace grounds and is now renowned as one of China’s most revered places of beauty and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Before flying on to their next destination, or returning home, travelers will have the chance to visit the ‘798’ art district which plays host to numerous galleries, exhibitions and fashion boutiques set up by budding Chinese artists and designers.

“Beijing is one of the world’s largest and most fabulous cities and contains many sites of man-made wonder,” said Backyard Travel’s General Manager Maeve Nolan. “The size and frantic nature of the city can sometimes be daunting, but our city break tour provides the opportunity to experience all the wonderful aspects of Beijing accompanied by a local guide.”

About Backyard Travel
Bangkok based Backyard Travel is an online travel company specializing in tailor-made tours to Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, Japan and China. For more information about Backyard Travel, visit http://www.backyardtravel.com or Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/BackyardTravel.