APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings
APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings
Welcome To Beijing Beijing, the capital city of China, is the nation’s political, cultural, economic and educational center. It consists of 14 urban and suburban districts and 2 rural counties. Its history dates back to 3000 years ago with the last 800 years as the capital city of China. Nowadays it has become a big thriving metropolis with the 2nd largest urban population next to Shanghai. Beijing, as the host city of APEC 2014 Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings, welcomes every delegate with its own uniqueness, enthusiasm, creativity and great hospitality.
01/02 Contents Welcome to Beijing Tour Registration The Free Tour TOUR CALENDAR Part I 3 Full-day Tours Encountering the Great Wall Temple of Heaven 02 03 05 07 09 15 Half day tour: Royal Beijing Half-day tour: China royal resort Half-day tour: Ancient Beijing Lama Temple Half-day tour: 798 modern art zone Half-day tour: Olympic Park Half-day tour: Chinese classic fine art National Art Museum of China Half-day tour: Classic shopping Evening tour: Beijing Opera Acrobatic show evening tour Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life Laoshe Teahouse Full-day Tour: Chinese Medical Culture Chinese Medicine Part II 9 Half-day Tours
Tour Registration During and after the meetings, there will be one free tour arranged by the host city for all delegates. Besides, there will be another 12 optional tours available. Registration is required for the tours. Note: For the 12 optional tours, please book at least one day in advance for any given one. Registration time: * For the Free Tour: 8:00-18:00, Aug5-Aug18 * For Optional Tours: 8:00-18:00, Aug5-Aug20 Registration place: * APEC Information Desk at Beijing Hotel Payment for optional tours: * Full payment in advance for optional tours at the information desk is required, either by credit card or in cash.
The Free Tour On 19th Aug, the host city invites all the delegates to join a unique and fascinating half-day tour: Temple of Heaven and Laoshe Teahouse. Note: Free to attend. Unique Beijing Half - Day Tour Code OFT (The Free Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Tour highlights: Detailed itinerary: Laoshe Teahouse Temple of Heaven The Temple of Heaven in the southern part of Beijing is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings. Occupying an area of 273 hectares, it was built in 1420 for the royal family to worship the Heaven. The principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer for Good Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound Altar.
The Altar of Prayer for Good Harvest, 38 meters in height and 30 meters in diameter, stands on a round foundation built with three levels of marble stones. This towering triple-eave hall is under a three-story, coneshaped glaze-tile roof in blue color crowned with a gilded knob. A circular wall of polished bricks known as the Echo Wall encloses the Imperial Vault of Heaven. The Circular Mount Altar, south to the Imperial Vault of Heaven, is where the emperor prayed to heaven. At the center lies a round stone called the Center of Heaven Stone that echoes when a visitor speaks loud when standing on the stone.
08:30-09:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel, and driving to the Temple of Heaven 09:00-11:00 Visiting the Temple of Heaven 11:00-11:30 Driving to Laoshe Teahouse 11:30-12:30 Enjoying the local culture performance while trying the Beijing snacks 12:30-12:45 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel With service area of more than 2,600 square meters, the teahouse provides an antique-flavor, Beijingstyled environment, where you can watch wonderful performances by celebrities from folk arts and drama on any given day while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks as well as traditional Beijing flavor snacks. It is named after the drama Teahouse by Chinese author, Mr.
Lao She. Lao She (1899-1966), real name Shu Qingchun, was of Manchurian descent and the famous author of the book called “Camel Xiangzi” also known in the US as “Rickshaw”. It was a bestseller in the US where Lao She was a visiting professor. He also taught Chinese at the Oriental School of London University in his earlier days. 05/06
07/08 Date Morning Afternoon Evening 6 Aug. WED HDT1 7 Aug. THU FDT1 8 Aug. FRI HDT2 ET1 9 Aug. SAT FDT2 10 Aug. SUN HDT3 HDT7 11 Aug. MON FDT3 12 Aug. TUE FDT2 13 Aug. WED HDT4 14 Aug. THU HDT5 15 Aug. FRI HDT2 ET2 16 Aug. SAT FDT2 17 Aug. SUN HDT3 HDT7 18 Aug. MON HDT6 19 Aug. TUE OFT 20 Aug. WED HDT3 21 Aug. THU HDT7 FDT:Full Day Tour ET:Evening Tour HDT:Half Day Tour OFT:Organized Free Tour TOUR CALENDAR
APEC Guest Optional Tour Information The host city offers the following optional tours: 3 full-day tours and 9 half day tours. Note: Pay in advance to attend.
Encountering the Great Wall Tour highlights: Badaling Great Wall Changling Tomb of the Ming Tombs Badaling section is one of the most important parts of Great Wall’s defensive projects in Chinese history. It is well known for its magnificent views and rich historic cultures in the world. Changling Tomb is the tomb of the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), Zhu Di and Empress Xu. Among the 16 emperors of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Zhu Di (1360-1424), also honored as Emperor Yongle, made the greatest contribution to the country and had the most far-reaching impact on history.
Encountering the Great wall full-day tour Code FDT1 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Included Price RMB770/Person Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-11:30 Driving to the Badaling Section of Great Wall 11:30-12:30 Visiting the Badaling Great wall. Guests can climb up to Great wall and enjoy the glorious views; 12:30-13:00 Driving to Baijia Dayuan Resturant 13:00-14:00 Having lunch at Baijia Dayuan Resturant 14:00-15:00 Driving to Ming Tombs 15:00-16:00 Visit the Changling Tomb 16:00-17:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel Part I 3 Full-day Tours 1 09/10 (with halal lunch)
Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life 2 Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life Code FDT2 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Included Price RMB710 /Person Tour highlights: Former Residence of Songqingling Wudaoying Hutong Former Residence of Songqingling was built in the Reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1654-1722). It was a house garden that originally belonged to Mingzhu, a Scholar of the Qing Dynasty.Song Qingling (27 Jan. 1893 -29 May 1981) was the wife of Dr. Sun Yat-sen.
Wudaoying, one of the Beijing traditional Hotongs, is a street that has quietly entered the tourism scene, and is beginning to emerge as a player in the market.
With Chinese cultural architecture and an array of shops, boutiques, cafes, it is no surprise that this area of town is beginning to attract the attention of locals and foreigners alike. Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to the Former Residence of Songqingling 10:30-11:10 Visiting the Former Residence of Songqingling 11:10-11:50 Visiting the Houhai 12:00-13:00 Having lunch at Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant 13:10-13:50 Driving to Wudaoying 13:50-14:40 Visiting the Wudaoying Hutong 14:40-16:20 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 11/12
Full-day Tour: Chinese Medical Culture Chinese Medicine 3 Chinese Medical Culture Full-day Tour Code FDT3 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Included Price RMB 765/Person Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine 10:30-12:00 Visiting Beijing University of Chinese Medicine 12:00-12:30 Driving to Kongyiji Restaurant 12:30-13:30 Lunch at Kongyiji Restaurant 13:30-14:00 Driving to Baigongfang 14:00-15:00 Visiting Baigongfang 15:00-15:40 Driving back to Beijing Hotel Tour highlights: Chinese Medicine Baigongfang Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed a unique system to diagnose and cure illness.
The TCM approach is fundamentally different from that of Western medicine.
The clinical diagnosis and treatment by using Traditional Chinese Medicine are mainly based on the yin-yang and five elements (metal, wood, water, fire and earth) theories. These theories apply the phenomena and laws of nature to the study of the physiological activities and pathological changes of the human body and its interrelationships. The typical TCM therapies include acupuncture, herbal medicine, and qigong exercises. A visit to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine may help you understand the rich history and culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Literally, Baigongfang means workshops for hundreds of handicrafts.
It was founded in 2003 by the local government to preserve and develop Chinese traditional arts and crafts. For fans of arts and crafts, a visit to Baigongfang, a living museum of traditional Chinese handicrafts, is an inspirational experience that brings home the richness and diversity of Chinese handmade art. 13/14
Part II 9 Half-day Tours Tour highlights: Tiananmen Tower The Forbidden City Built in 1417 and situated in the heart of the city, Tiananmen, is the symbol of New China. On Oct 1, 1949, Mao Zedong, the great leader of the Chinese nation, declared the founding of the People’s Republic of China on the tower. It is the main entrance leading to the Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from Ming dynasty to the end of Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China; and now it is named as the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their royal families.
The Forbidden City was built from 1406 to 1420, and the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers about 180 acres. The palace complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture, and it has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia. Royal Beijing half day tour Code HDT1 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB370 /Person Half day tour: Royal Beijing 1 Detailed Itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Tiananmen Tower 11:00-11:10 Passing through the Tiananmen Tower 11:10-11:15 Walking to the Forbidden City 11:15-12:00 Visiting the Forbidden city 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 15/16
Half-day tour: China royal resort 2 Tour highlights: Summer Palace The Summer Palace, one of the finest examples of Garden Architecture in China, is located in the northwest suburbs of Beijing. More than 100 examples of traditional architecture are to be found in the park, including pavilions, terraces, temples, pagodas, waterside gazebos, covered corridors, stone bridges and the famous marble boat. Being the largest and most well-preserved royal park in China, it 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'.
China royal resort half day tour Code HDT2 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 310/Person Detailed Itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to the Summer Palace 10:30-12:00 Visiting the Summer Palace 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 17/18
Half-day tour: Ancient Beijing Lama Temple 3 Tour highlights: Lama Temple Guozijian (The Imperial College) It is located at the northeast corner of the city, considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.
Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of the Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince. However, in 1744 the Qing Dynasty formally changed the status of the dwelling to that of a lamasery, and so it became the national centre of Lama administration.
Guozijian was an imperial academy and the national central institution of higher education after the Sui Dynasty. It was built in 1306. After that, it had been the highest institution of learning in China's traditional educational system in the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Ancient Beijing half day tour Code HDT3 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB370 /Person Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Lama Temple 10:30-11:00 Visiting Lama Temple 11:00-11:30 Visiting the Guozijian 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 19/20
Half-day tour: 798 modern art zone 4 Tour highlights: "798" Art Zone "798" Art Zone is located in Dashanzi area, to the northeast of central Beijing. It was originally the site of factories including 798, a factory that produced electronics. Beginning in 2002, artists and cultural organizations came here and began to divide, rent out and remake the factory spaces, gradually developing it into several galleries, art centers, artists' studios, design companies, restaurants, and bars. This zone covers a total area of 230,000 square meters.
798 art zone half-day tour Code HDT4 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB255 /Person Detailed Itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to 798 art zones 10:30-12:00 Visiting the 798 art zones 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 21/22
Half-day tour: Olympic Park 5 Tour highlights: Beijing Olympic Park The Beijing Olympic Park has attracted millions of tourists during and after the Beijing Olympic Games. With distinguished building style and beautiful scenery, the park has become a new symbol of the metropolis. The 2008 Beijing Olympic Games, with the theme “One World, One Dream” and the theme song “Welcome to Beijing,” served as a vivid interpretation for Beijing’s inclusiveness. The design and construction of Olympic venues, especially the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube, displays the innovative spirit of Beijing.
Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Olympic park 10:30-12:00 Strolling the Olympic park and tour around.
Exterior sightseeing of the Water-cube and Bird nest stadiums 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel Olympic park half-day tour Code HDT5 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 395/Person 23/24
Hongqiao Market is a modern market where Chinese authentic items can be purchased. This is the largest venue selling pearls in Beijing. Along with pearls, a variety of other items are also sold inside the market. Yuanlong Silk Market has been known for its high-quality silk products over a hundred years of history. The market offers a large array of silk products, including bedding, blankets, embroidery, gowns, scarves, ties, traditional Chinese dresses (called “qipao”), slippers, and undergarments. Handmade carpets, tapestries and a wide selection of different fabrics are also for sale.
Half-day tour: Chinese classic fine art National Art Museum of China 6 Tour highlights: Tour highlights: National Art Museum of China National Art Museum of China is located Wusi street.
It is a national level art museum focused on displaying, collecting and researching the works of the artists in China modern times. The museum houses more than 100,000 pieces of various collections, most of which are representative works of different periods and great artworks of Chinese art masters from the end of the 19th century till today, presenting art development history since the beginning of modern China. Collections also include some ancient paintings and calligraphy works, foreign artistic works as well as plentiful folk art works. Detailed itinerary: Detailed itinerary: 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to China national art gallery 10:30-12:00 Visiting China art gallery 12:00-12:30 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel 12:30-13:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 14:00-15:00 Driving to Hongqiao Market 14:00-15:00 Shopping at Hongqiao Market 15:00-15:30 Driving to Yuanlong Silk Market 15:30-16:30 Shopping at Yuanlong Market 16:30-17:00 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel Chinese classic fine art half-day tour Code HDT6 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB310 /Person Classic shopping half-day tour Code HDT7 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 330/Person Hongqiao Market Yuanlong silk market Half-day tour: Classic shopping 7 25/26
Evening tour: Beijing Opera 8 Acrobatic Show evening tour 9 Tour highlights: Tour highlights: Beijing Opera at Liyuan Theatre Acrobatic Show Liyuan Theater is co-sponsored by Beijing Qianmen Jianguo Hotel and Beijing Opera Company. The famous Beijing Opera Troupe performs show every evening here. It is big enough for 1,000 people to enjoy the Chinese quintessence — Beijing Opera. Beijing Opera has been a traditional form of entertainment in Beijing for more than 200 years. You can not miss it while in Beijing. Breathtaking and exciting, a show that you will never forget.
With a history of more than three thousand years, Chinese acrobatics has been praised as “A pearl of Oriental art”.
When watching a Chinese acrobatics show, you will be strongly attracted both mentally and physically. As a metropolis, Beijing is an ideal place to enjoy Chinese acrobatic show. Beijing Acrobatic Troupe is known as China’s top performance troupe. It is famous for its excellent skills, dare-devil performance and the harmonious combination of various kinds of performing arts. So do not miss the chance to watch the Chinese acrobatic show while you are in Beijing. It will be worth your while and blow your mind!
Detailed itinerary: Detailed itinerary: 18:00-18:30 Departure from Beijing Hotel 19:00-19:30 Driving to the Liyuan Theatre 19:30-22:00 Watching the Beijing Opera 22:00-22:30 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel 18:00-18:30 Departure from Beijing Hotel 18:30-19:00 Driving to ChaoYang Theater 19:40-20:40 Enjoying the Acrobatic show 20:50-21:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel Beijing Opera evening tour Code ET1 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 450/Person Acrobatic show evening tour Code ET2 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 435/Person 27/28
APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings Tour Information