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Beijing, the capital of the People‘s Republic of China, is the nations political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Beijing is also one of the world’s famous historical and cultural city. As a city with more than 3,000 years of recorded history, Beijing served as the capital of five dynasties including Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing for over 870 years and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore the city‘s ancient past and exciting modern development.

There are 11 options of travel routes (see below) offered by the congress on the afternoon of July 6th Wednesday. The cost of this tour is included in the registration fee.

Please choose your Travel Route on your Registration Page. If you have any accompanying guests who also want to take the tours, please you may reserve and pay for the specific tour for him or her on site at the registration at CNCC from July 3rd to the 4th (with deadline at 12:00).

Please wear your name badges and present the tour voucher to your tour guides when you join the selected tour.

Your selected travel route cannot be changed after submitting.

Please Note:
1. Location for assembling and dropping off after the tours will be at CNCC. Please look for the signs in writing Route Number + Name of Scenic Spots of the Tours.
2. The participants who register to visit the Forbidden City need to bring the passports for necessary admission check.
3. Please wear comfortable shoes since there will be a lot of walk in all the places of interests. July is the rainy season, so please bring an umbrella with you.
4. Accompanying persons must be family members of the conference participants.
5. The cost for the accompanying guests includes air-conditioned vehicles, English speaking guides, main entrance tickets and light lunch.

Route 1: The Great Wall at Badaling (八达岭长城风景名胜区)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY150 or US $ 25/person
Departs: 13:30, Returns:18:30

The Great Wall at Badaling was built along the ridges of mountains, looking precipitous from the external wall but gently sloped from the internal wall. It is a section of the Great Wall opened earliest to tourists and receives the largest number of tourists. In the six decades since it opened, the Great Wall at Badaling scenic spot, on behalf of the Great Wall of China, was conferred with the World Cultural Heritage license by UNESCO. In 2007, in the appraisal of the world’s new seven wonders, Great Wall maintained its top position because of its extensive and profound history and culture, and unprecedented prestige in the world.

Route 2: The Great Wall Juyongguan (居庸关长城)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY150 or US $ 25/person
Departs: 13:30, Returns:18:30

The Great Wall at Juyongguan is the closest section of the Great Wall to Beijing. JuYongGuan rises steeply on each side of a fortrified gate. Juyongguan is one of the three greatest passes of the Great Wall of China.

Route 3: The Ming Tombs (明十三陵)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY180 or US $ 30/person
Departs: 13:30, Returns:18:30

Of the 16 emperors who ruled China during the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), 13 were buried in a box canyon at the southern foot of Tianshou Mountain. Protected from the bitter northern winds by a mountain range, the tombs are constructed in a conventional fashion, with memorial halls at the front and burial chambers to the rear. Good Fengshui, palatial architecture and vivid stories about Ming Dynasty (one of the most amazing dynasties) makes the tour worth taking.

Route 4: The Forbidden City (故宫)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY180 or US $ 30/person
Departs: 13:30, Returns:18:00

As the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, the Forbidden City (also known as the Palace Museum) is now the largest museum and one of the top tourism attractions in China. The palace has been burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700’s and onwards. Altogether there are 9,999.5 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. The Forbidden City was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987.

Tips: In order to preserve the World Heritage Site and guarantee a better visiting experience, the Forbidden City is limiting the daily number of visitors to 80,000. If you choose this route, please provide your valid IDs and passport numbers so that we can register and book tickets online in advance. On the day of visit, please bring your valid ID cards or passports in case of random admission checks.

Route 5: The Summer Palace (颐和园)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY150 or US $ 25/person
Departs: 14:00, Returns: 18:00

The Summer Palace is the largest and most well-preserved royal garden in China. The park greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscape with its famous natural views and cultural interests, which also has long since been recognized as The Museum of Royal Gardens. Construction started in 1750 as a luxurious royal garden for royal families to rest and entertain. It later became the main residence of royal members towards the end of the Qing Dynasty. It ranked amongst the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 1998.

Route 6: The Temple of Heaven and Qianmen Street (天坛和前门大街)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY130 or US $ 20/person
Departs: 14:00, Returns:18:30

Originally, the Temple of Heaven was the place where emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties (1368 - 1911) held the Heaven Worship Ceremony. It is Chinas largest and most representative existing masterpiece among Chinas ancient sacrificial buildings. Now the Temple of Heaven is opened to the public as a park, showing ancient philosophy, history and religion. Its grand architectural style and profound cultural connotation give an insight into the practices of the ancient Eastern civilization.

Qianmen Street has a history of more than 570 years. Qianmen Street is a famous pedestrian street and is composed of buildings whose styles resemble the late Qing Dynasty. Now it is a symbol of genuine Beijing local culture. Qianmen Street has many of Chinas time-honored brands. It is here that visitors can enjoy a traditional Chinese way of life.

Route 7: Houhai and Hutong (后海和胡同)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY120 or US $ 20/person
Departs: 14:00, Returns:18:00

Houhai has both beautiful and unique scenery, rich historical legacies, a number of well-preserved Hutongs, Quadrangle Dwellings, mansions and gardens. It has a vast cultural heritage within the walls of the temples, halls, and distinguished former residencies which are now historical sites. These areas are harmoniously blended with natural scenery and distinctive folk customs. In recent years, bars, homely restaurants and hotels in some Quadrangle Dwellings have began to sprout in this neighborhood, making this place more fashionable to tourists. The tradition and aesthetics of this time period attracts many tourists each year from home and abroad.

Route 8: Jingshan Park and Beihai Park (景山公园和北海公园)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY120 or US $ 20/person
Departs: 14:00, Returns:18:00

Jingshan Park is located right on the north-south central axis of Beijing,and is the best place in downtown Beijing for a panoramic view of Beijing and the Forbidden City. Jingshan Park is a beautiful and unique imperial garden, and was the place where the emperors appreciated flowers, shot arrows, drank and feasted, and climbed the hill to view scenery.

Beihai Park is one of the oldest, largest, and best-preserved of all the ancient imperial gardens in China and it is conveniently located in the very center of Beijing. Beihai’s ancient gardens, over 1,000 years old, reflect not only a classic combination of the grandiosity of Chinese northern gardens and the refinement of the southern gardens of China, but also perfectly integrate magnificent imperial palaces with solemn religious construction.

Route 9: Peking Man Site and Museum at Zhoukoudian (周口店北京人遗址博物馆)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY180 or US $30
Departs:13:30, Returns:18:30

Zhoukoudian is a cave system in Beijing. An important Paleolithic site, this site was first excavated in 1927, in a cave on Dragon Bone Hill at Zhoukoudian, southwest of Beijing. In 1929, skull fossils of Peking Man were discovered here, providing concrete evidence for the existence of primitive man in the Beijing area and marking a milestone in the history of paleo-anthropology. So far, a total of 6 skulls, 15 pieces of lower jawbones, 157 teeth and numerous other bone segments from the bodies of about 40 humans have been excavated, providing concrete data for the study of the evolution of pre-historic biology and the development of pre-historic culture.

Route 10: Capital Museum (首都博物馆)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY100 or US $18
Departs:13:30, Returns:17:00

The Capital Museum is an art museum in Beijing, China. It opened in 1981 and moved into its present building in 2006, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures.

Route 11: National Museum of China & Tian’anmen Square (中国国家博物馆和天安门广场)

Cost for the accompanying guests: CNY100 or US $18
Departs:13:30, Returns:18:00

The National Museum of China (NMC) is located at the east side of Tiananmen Square, opposite the Great Hall of the People. Today NMC is the largest museum in the world, with first class facilities and capabilities. With more than forty halls, we have exhibitions of Ancient China and The Road to Rejuvenation on regular display and more than a dozen categories of display related to special exhibitions and international exchange exhibitions. Not only has the museum amassed five thousand years of Chinese art and cultural heritage, the museum itself attests to the long road to revival and provides high-quality exhibitions which reflect the fruits of this world civilization.

The Tiananmen is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the China. It is widely used as a national symbol. First built during the Ming dynasty in 1420, Tiananmen is often referred to as the front entrance to the Forbidden City. Tiananmen is located to the north of Tiananmen Square, separated from the plaza by Chang'an Avenue.

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