3-Hour Private Walking Tour Including Monk Blessing Ceremony At Lama Temple - Beijing

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    Morning Departure: 10:00.a.m , Afternoon Departure: 1:00.p.m
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Point: Meet your tour guide in the lobby of your centrally located Beijing hotel
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Would you like to have a special spiritual experience in Beijing-china">Beijing? Come and join this interesting culture walking tour. Your friendly private guide showcases you both Lame Temple and Temple of Confucius (Imperial Collage), two most iconic temples of Beijing. In the Lama temple, experiencea Monk Blessing Ceremony for good wishes, luck, happiness and etc. In additions, you will visit Wudaoyin Hutong to see the Beijing local neighborhood area.

Highlights

Instant Confirmation

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Soak up the atmosphere on a walking tour

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Hotel pickup included

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in the morning or afternoon in your hotel, then take a cab or Subway to the Lama temple,the largest and best-preserved lamasery in Beijing. It was built in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as the residence of the Emperor Yongzheng (the third emperor of the Qing Dynasty) before he ascended the throne. In the year 1744, the residence was completely converted into a lamasery.

In the Lama temple, you will havea short Monk Blessing Ceremony. Blessing, also known as enlightened. That is, when the new Buddha statue or Buddha painting to be placed in the temple or when the believers invited the Buddha statue who wants to worship, then the Buddhist ceremony will be held by inviting monks to chant and blessing. Now, people have given it a wider meaning. The blessings of a Buddhist monk will lead to a long, healthy and peaceful life.
You will get astring of beads or a bracelet from your tour guide. Follow your guide to a blessing room, then give the bracelet to the eminent monk. The other people may have a amulet, Buddha Statues and etc. With the beginning of the ceremony, the monks chanting, you will get Inner Peace.

After that, you can have the bracelet for Good Luck.

Then walk through a beautiful street to visit the Temple of Confucius and Imperial College. The Temple is the largest and most renowned temple of Confucius in East Asia.Built in 1302 and greatly expanded over the years to now occupy a 20,000 sq m (215,278 sq ft) site. The Imperial College stands next to the Confucius temple, in the same grounds. It was first established in 1306, served as the supreme administrative headquarters for the organization of education and the highest seat of learning during the Yuan (1271-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.Guozijian is the only imperialcollege from ancient times preserved up to now.

Followed by discovering the old Beijing culture at Wudaoying Hutong. This renovated hutong is a Mix of old fashioned hutong and chic western stores, holds all kinds of Western comforts, from coffee, fast food to fine dining. Your guide will share with you some the history and some interesting stories about this real Beijing neighborhood along the way.

Your tour ends here when your guidecan help you to find a taxi home or shows you the Subway station.

Inclusions

Local guide

A blessing bracelet

Hotel pickup

Entrance fee

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Meal

Hotel drop-off

Gratuities

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Comfortable walking shoes are recommended

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Oct-2019

    Because they are nearby, we were able to visit not only the Lama Temple, but also the Confucius Institute and the Imperial College, and a nearby hutong as well. My guide managed it all calmly and professionally. I appreciated that she picked me up at my hotel and returned me there at the end and I was happy to pay the Didi taxi fares. It was a great way to spend my first morning in Beijing.

  • 30-Mar-2018

    Ling Ling was a great guide and her English is really good. She explained everything about the temples, took pics of me, and answered all my questions. Excellent tour.