Private Day Tour: Go on a Temple Pilgrimage including Vegetarian Lunch and Afternoon Tea

If you are a vegetarian or have interests in understanding about Buddhism and historical temple buildings, this private tour is a good fit for you. During this day, you will visit two old lesser-known Buddhist Temples in Beijing: Ordination Terrace Temple (Jietai Temple) - built in the Sui Dynasty (581-618) and Tanzhe Temple - first built during the Jin dynasty (265-420 AD). An authentic vegetarian lunch meal in the Ordination Temple and a relax afternoon tea with snacks inside of the Tanzhe Temple are included.

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  • What's included :
    • Bottled water
    • Lunch
    • Chinese tea and snack
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off(For Hotels within the 4th ring road of Beijing City)
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Entrance Fee
    • Entry/Admission - Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si)
    • Entry/Admission - Old Pine Trees of Jietai Temple
    What's excluded :
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), Western Hills, 48km (30 miles) W of Beijing, Beijing 102308 China

    Approximately at 8:30am, depart from your hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the scenic surroundings on your way to the west part of Beijing. Set in forested mountains to the west of Beijing, Tanzhe Temple and Ordination Terrace Temple (Jietai Temple) are tranquil retreats in fresh mountain air, scented with burning incence. These 2 temples are charming and hardly changed for centuries, and you will find that they are very popular by local pilgrims.

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Old Pine Trees of Jietai Temple, Jietai Temple, Mentougou District, Beijing 102308 China

    Your first stop is the Temple of the Ordination, which sits on a hillside and looks more like a fortress than a temple. It is surrounded by forbiddingly tall red walls. On a clear day, this temple offers an unhindered view of Beijing. The temple takes its name from its famous Ming marble ordination altar, built some 1,300 years ago. This altar is nearly 5 meters high and is decorated with exquisite carvings.The enormous white marble ordination platform is China's largest and intricately carved with figures - monks, monsters (beaked and winged) and saints. Dating from the Liao Dynasty, it is a three-tiered structure with 113 statues of the God of Ordination placed in niches around the base. The temple also famous for its ancient twisted pine and cypress trees in the courtyards.

    Next, you will enjoy a vegetarian lunch inside the temple, and this is a very unique dining  You will stop at the vegetarian restaurant inside the temple to experience an unique dinning experience.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Pool and Mulberry Tree Temple (Tanzhe Si), Western Hills, 48km (30 miles) W of Beijing, Beijing 102308 China

    In the afternoon, you will head to the Tanzhe Temple, the largest and oldest one in the area (41,600square meters). Most of the buildings here are in typical Ming and Qing style architecture. The greenery of the surroundings is spectacular, especially in the spring when the fruit trees are in blossom. There are also lush bamboo gardens. The complex is extensive, and it is said to have provided a model for the layout of the Forbidden City. 

    Your temple tour followed by a great tea break. Chinese Tea is remarkable and known around the world for its flavor and various types. Enjoy a cup of tea (black, green,or flower tea) with snacks at the second floor of the Temple where you can overlook the scenery, the temple and see how locals come and pray.

    After your tour is finished, you will be transferred back to your centrally located hotel in Beijing.

    Duration: 2 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up in the lobby of your hotel if your hotel is within the 4th ring road of Beijing city, if your hotel is out of the 4th ring road, you can travel to city to meet our guide or hotel pick up may have extra cost
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please wear comfortable shoes
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Unique Beijing Tours

Activity ID: V-19099P85

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