This 6-hour small group tour takes you on a deep dive into the rich culture of Beijing. Visit the Prince Gong's Mansion (Gong Wang Fu), the house of minister Heshen in Qing Dynasty. Followed by a tour to the Confucian Temple and Lama temple where you can see halls of different Buddhas and get to know the culture and belief. Lunch, entrance fees and hotel pickup/drop-off service are all inclusive. Also see the statue of the Maitreya Buddha which was in the Guinness Records in 1993.
Meet up your tour guide and driver in the morning then head to the Prince Gong's Mansion at first. It is one of the most exquisite and best preserved imperial mansions in Beijing. You will see the library at the mansion, classical Suzhou style gardening, the corridor and other sites. There are total 99.5 rooms in this verdant surrounding garden. Find out where the 0.5 section of the room is located.
Continue your tour to Beijing Confucian Temple and the Imperial Colleges (built in Yuan Dynasty of 14century) listening to the guides commentary on how Chinese people are influenced by Confucianism for thousands of years.
Next, visit the famous Lama Temple, the largest and best-preserved lamasery in Beijing. Explore the architecture and artworks while walking along the axis. Marvel at different Buddhas in different halls, and find the huge Maitreya Buddha (the entire Buddha artwork was carved from a single piece of White Sandalwood).
Enjoy a mouthwatering Chinese style lunch then, make your last stop of this tour at a silk factory before going back to your hotel.