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Beijing Religious Private Tour: Niujie Mosque, Taoist Temple, Xishiku Church and Lama Temple

With its complex history, China has a huge range of religions that all coexist.

Overview

With its complex history, China has a huge range of religions that all coexist. In order to understand this religious pot, this tour will show you the places of worship of the main religions in China: The Islamic Niujie Mosque, the Xishiku Catholic Church, the White Cloud Taoist Temple and the Buddhist Lama Temple.

Itinerary

Your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby in Beijing city center, where you can start this religious tour through Beijing.

The first stop is the Niujie Mosque, Beijing’s most historic and majestic mosque. Built in 996, it has a history that stretches back over a thousand years, in which time it has undergone numerous refits and extensions, and has greeted Muslims from all over the world to worship. It covers an area of over 6000 square meters (7176 square yards), and is structurally based on traditional Chinese wooden palaces, yet adopts a typical Arabic-style of decoration. There are no human or animal figures among these decorations as these are considered taboo in Islam.

After the Mosque, we will visit the Xishiku Catholic Church, also known as Church of the Saviour, and former Jesuits Western Cathedral in Beijing. The church was originally established by the Jesuits in 1703 near Zhongnanhai (opposite the former Beijing Library). That land was bestowed by the Kangxi Emperor of the Qing dynasty to the Jesuits in 1694, following his recovery from illness thanks to medical expertise of Fathers Jean-François Gerbillon and Joachim Bouvet. The emperor also handwrote the calligraphy plaque and couplets for the building. It was named "Saviour Church" and officially opened on 9 February 1703.

You’ll have lunch at a local Chinese restaurant (Own expense), where you can taste Beijing’s famous noodles. Then you will visit the Baiyun Guan, a Taoist Temple in Beijing also called the White Cloud Temple. This is a popular destination for pilgrims, and not that common of a tourist site, and thus gives you a real insight into Taoism.

Afterwards we’ll go to the Lama Temple, the most celebrated Buddhist temple built in 1694 in Beijing and a temple of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism. It is one of the largest and most influential in China, and was the only temple to have been said to have survived the Cultural Revolution, and only reopened to the public in 1981. One of the pavilions within the temple houses a sculpture of the Maitreya Buddha, which is 26 meters tall and is carved from a single trunk of white sandalwood. Take in the architecture and the oasis of calm amidst one of the most buzzing historic districts in the city.

Before dropping you back to your hotel you will enjoy a tea ceremony at a local tea house.

Highlights

  • Kneel at Niujie Mosque, a traditional wooden temple influenced by Arab architecture
  • Admire Xishiku Catholic Church's magnificent Western design peppered with Eastern influences
  • Pay your respects beside the long-haired Taoist monks of Baiyun Guan Temple
  • Feel insignificant facing the huge wooden Buddha hidden inside the Lama Temple

Details

Confirmation
48 Hours
Duration
8 Hours
Transport
Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off
Voucher Type
Email Confirmation
Amendment
Refer to T&Cs
Refund
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Operating Hours

Tour starts at 08:00am, ends at 04:00pm

What You Get

Includes

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional & friendly English-speaking tour guide
  • Main entrance tickets to the tour sites as per the itinerary
  • Transportation by private vehicle or minivan

Excludes

  • Food or drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Information 

  • Hotel Pick-up and Drop-off is within Beijing City Centre 
  • Kindly be at the hotel lobby at least 10 minutes before the pick-up time 
  • This is a private tour. Only your group will participate
  • Recommended to dress in comfortable shoes
  • Kindly be dress in long trousers or skirts and shirts with sleeves for this tour
  • Note: The start and end times will vary depending on traffic and road conditions
How To Use
  • Present either a printed or mobile voucher to the guide to verify before boarding the vehicle
  • This tour is valid on the date and time specified 
How To Buy
  • After purchase, kindly email the following details to attractions@changirecommends.com.sg:
    • Name of Hotel 

Terms and Conditions

  • Changi Recommends and the appointed operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual negligence
  • The e-ticket/e-voucher cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by Changi Recommends and the appointed merchant
  • In the event of unforeseen circumstances that affects tour departure or ticket/voucher invalidity, customers will be notified and be advised accordingly

Cancellation Policy:

  • Tours/Experiences subject to cancellation without prior notice due to unforeseen circumstances, and (or) when there is an official request from the authorities
  • Refunds will be given to customers under these circumstances:
    • No refunds will be entertained for cancellation made 6 days or less prior the departure date
  • There will be no refunds even if included items are not utilised by the visitor
  • In the event of late comers/no show, it would be considered as cancellation and no refund will be given

Amendment Policy:

  • All amendments are subject to availability
  • Additional charges may apply for amendments

Upon purchase of the ticket, you will receive an email confirmation with e-ticket/e-voucher within two days. Tours and tickets are subjected to availability and are not confirmed until a second confirmation email is received.

Item Price (SGD) Quantity
1 Person
$360.00
$297.00
Price Per Person
2 Person
$187.00
$155.00
Price Per Person
3-5 Person
$152.00
$125.00
Price Per Person
6-10 Person
$85.00
$71.00
Price Per Person

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