Private Half-Day Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple Tour by Metro

Duration: 4 hours
Destination: China, China, Beijing

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  • 4 hours
  • Beijing
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable


Utilizing public transportation to make for easy access to famous religious attractions Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple in Beijing City. From this 4-hour private walking tour, you will find Beijing's public transport system is remarkably convenient and it is one of the fastest ways to get around the city. In addition, learn about the real insight into city life. This tour focus on history, culture,and tradition customs.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Lama Temple (Yonghegong), No.12 Yonghegong Street, Beixinqiao, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100007 China

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel (within the 3rd ring road) either in the morning or afternoon. Then, head to the nearest metro station and board the train for the Lama Temple. During the journey, your guide will explain everything you need to know about the Beijing Metro System and the city’s vast public transport network. 

Upon arrival at Lama temple, the former residence of Emperor Yongzheng before his ascent to the throne, admire the huge wood-carved "Maidala Buddha" in the Ten-Thousand-Buddha Pavilion (Wanfoge). Hear how the statue was carved out of a single tree imported from Tibet and learn why it made it into the 1993 Guiness Book of World Records.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Temple of Heaven, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Continue your tour to the beautiful Temple Of Heaven, where the Emperors in the Ming And Qing Dynasties worshipped the God of Heaven.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Inside Temple of Heaven Park, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Inside the Temple of heaven, you will visit the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, Hall of Imperial Zenith.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Echo Wall, Inside Tiantan Park, Tiantan Road, Dongcheng District, Beijing 100050 China

Walking via Danbi Bridge to Echo Wall and Circular Mount Alter.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Yuanqiutan, Temple of Heaven, Dongcheng District, Beijing China

Your walking tour ends at the Temple of Heaven and you can either take the metro or a taxi (own expense) back to your hotel or next destination.

Duration: 20 minutes

  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Private tour
  • Transportation Fee from your hotel to Lama temple and later to the Temple of heaven
  • Entrance fee
  • Entry/Admission - Lama Temple (Yonghegong)
  • Entry/Admission - Temple of Heaven
  • Entry/Admission - Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest
  • Entry/Admission - Echo Wall
  • Entry/Admission - Yuanqiutan

  • Gratuities
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Transportation from attractions to hotel
  • Food and drinks
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Please wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


4 hours

For a full refund, cancel at least 3 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

User's Reviews

Ted M

04 Apr, 2019

I met Sophia in the lobby of my hotel. She promptly took me to the nearby Metro station where she instructed me on how to use the system. We then continued and had a great tour of Llama and Heavenly Temples. Terrific explanation and history were recounted as we journeyed through Beijing. The tour was well paced. I recommend it highly. The use of the metro became invaluable for the rest of the trip. It is the most efficient and easiest way to get around a very crowded city. English was perfect. Thanks so much Sophia!


13 Mar, 2019

This tour offered so much. Not only did we see the beautiful temples, but we learned to ride the subway and took a local bus. Lucy, our guide, was so knowledgeable and helpful. Everything worked just as described. A great way to spend a half day in Beijing!


17 Feb, 2019

My daughter and I had a wonderful morning with Jimmy. He met us at our hotel and took us to the closest subway station where he explained the how to use the subway. Then he took us to visit both temples, answering all of our questions, not only about the Temples but about Beijing, Chinese history, religion, and anything we thought to ask. He helped us find our next destination and made a suggestion for lunch which was wonderful.

Olivia O

23 May, 2019

My boyfriend and I booked this tour on our first day in Beijing as we wanted to also get to grips with the Metro (turns out each journey works out at around 50p and everything is in English also. Just be prepared for the security checks at each stop but its just a formality). Jimmy our tour guide met us at the hotel lobby early and was very helpful and funny, we really enjoyed his company and was very open about answering all of our questions throughout the day. He had lots of knowledge regarding the Lama Temple and Temple of Heaven, I felt the tour had a good pace also and to speed up the journey home Jimmy took us together onto a local bus back to the hotel. It was a great introduction to Beijing and would definitely recommend. Hopefully you will get Jimmy as a guide!


05 Nov, 2019

Our tour guide Anson gave us a wonderful tour of the Temple of Heaven and the Lama Temple. He promptly met us in our hotel lobby and accompanied us on the subway in Beijing. His commentary on both sites was interesting. He recommended a place to eat that was very good. I would not hesitate to book this tour with Anson.

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