We have prepared three tour options as below

  Date Description

Advanced till 3 Aug
per person

On-site Booking 19-24Aug
per person
1 Aug.21 Half Day Tour:
Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City
CNY 300 CNY 350
2 Aug.23 Half Day Tour:
Summer Palace
CNY 300 CNY 350
3 Aug.24 Half Day Tour: -- Afternoon
Great Wall at Badaling Section
CNY 400 CNY 450

* Tour quotations and operation are based on minimum group size of 6 people. If bookings received below 6 people, the tour will be canceled.
* Tour costs incl. private vehicle with Chinese-English speaking guide, main entrance fee.

Route 1: The Forbidden City (故宫)

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 2: The Summer Palace (颐和园)

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

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.

Important Dates
Aug. 19-24, 2018


Jan. 1, 2018

Prize  Nomination Deadline:
Apr. 29, 2018

John Bardeen Prize Deadline:
May 22, 2018

Standard Registration Deadline:
Aug. 3, 2018

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