APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings
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01/02 Contents Welcome To 02 Welcome to Beijing 03 Tour Registration 05 The Free Tour Beijing Temple of Heaven Laoshe Teahouse 07 TOUR CALENDAR 09 Part I 3 Full-day Tours Encountering the Great Wall Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life Full-day Tour: Chinese Medical Culture Chinese Medicine Beijing, the capital city of China, is the nation’s political, 15 Part II 9 Half-day Tours cultural, economic and educational center. It consists of Half day tour: Royal Beijing Half-day tour: China royal resort 14 urban and suburban districts and 2 rural counties. Its Half-day tour: Ancient Beijing Lama Temple history dates back to 3000 years ago with the last 800 years Half-day tour: 798 modern art zone as the capital city of China. Nowadays it has become a big Half-day tour: Olympic Park thriving metropolis with the 2nd largest urban population Half-day tour: Chinese classic fine art National Art Museum of China next to Shanghai. Half-day tour: Classic shopping Evening tour: Beijing Opera Beijing, as the host city of APEC 2014 Third Senior Officials' Acrobatic show evening tour Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings, welcomes every delegate with its own uniqueness, enthusiasm, creativity and great hospitality.
03/04 Tour 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 Registration required for the tours. 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. Note: For the 12 optional tours, please book at least one day in advance for any given one.
05/06 The On 19th Aug, the host city invites all Free Tour the delegates to join a unique and fascinating half-day tour: Temple of Heaven and Laoshe Teahouse. Note: Free to attend. Tour highlights: Temple of Heaven Laoshe Teahouse The Temple of Heaven in the southern part of Beijing With service area of more than 2,600 square meters, is China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial the teahouse provides an antique-flavor, Beijing- buildings. Occupying an area of 273 hectares, it was built styled environment, where you can watch wonderful in 1420 for the royal family to worship the Heaven. The performances by celebrities from folk arts and drama on principle buildings include the Altar of Prayer for Good any given day while enjoying famous tea, palace snacks as Harvests, Imperial Vault of Heaven and Circular Mound well as traditional Beijing flavor snacks. Altar. The Altar of Prayer for Good Harvest, 38 meters It is named after the drama Teahouse by Chinese author, in height and 30 meters in diameter, stands on a round Mr. Lao She. Lao She (1899-1966), real name Shu Qingchun, foundation built with three levels of marble stones. was of Manchurian descent and the famous author of This towering triple-eave hall is under a three-story, cone- the book called “Camel Xiangzi” also known in the US as shaped glaze-tile roof in blue color crowned with a gilded “Rickshaw”. It was a bestseller in the US where Lao She was knob. A circular wall of polished bricks known as the Echo a visiting professor. He also taught Chinese at the Oriental Wall encloses the Imperial Vault of Heaven. The Circular Mount Altar, School of London University in his earlier days. 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. Unique Beijing Half - Day Tour Detailed itinerary: 08:30-09:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel, and driving to the Temple of Heaven Code OFT (The Free Tour) 09:00-11:00 Visiting the Temple of Heaven Tour guide English speaking tour guide 11:00-11:30 Driving to Laoshe Teahouse 11:30-12:30 Enjoying the local culture performance while trying the Beijing snacks Lunch Excluded 12:30-12:45 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel
07/08 TOUR Date 6 Aug. 7 Aug. WED THU Morning HDT1 FDT1 Afternoon Evening CALENDAR 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 HDT:Half Day Tour ET:Evening Tour OFT:Organized Free Tour
09/10 APEC Guest Optional Tour Information Part I 3 Full-day The host city offers the following optional tours: 3 full-day tours and 9 half day tours. Tours Note: Pay in advance to attend. (with halal lunch) 1 Encountering the Great Wall Tour highlights: Code Encountering the Great wall full-day tour FDT1 (Optional Tour) Badaling Great Wall Tour guide English speaking tour guide Badaling section is one of the most important parts of Great Wall’s defensive Lunch Included projects in Chinese history. It is well known for its magnificent views and rich historic Price RMB770/Person cultures in the world. Detailed itinerary: Changling Tomb of the 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel Ming Tombs 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 Changling Tomb is the tomb of the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and enjoy the glorious views; Zhu Di and Empress Xu. Among the 16 12:30-13:00 Driving to Baijia Dayuan Resturant emperors of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Zhu 13:00-14:00 Having lunch at Baijia Dayuan Resturant Di (1360-1424), also honored as Emperor 14:00-15:00 Driving to Ming Tombs Yongle, made the greatest contribution to the country and had the most far-reaching 15:00-16:00 Visit the Changling Tomb impact on history. 16:00-17:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel
11/12 2 Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life Tour highlights: Code Full-day Tour to Experience Beijing’s life FDT2 (Optional Tour) Former Residence Tour guide English speaking tour guide of Songqingling Lunch Included Former Residence of Songqingling was Price RMB710 /Person built in the Reign of Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty (1654-1722). It was a house Detailed itinerary: 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. 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 Wudaoying Hutong 12:00-13:00 Having lunch at Quanjude Roast Duck Restaurant Wudaoying, one of the Beijing traditional 13:10-13:50 Driving to Wudaoying Hotongs, is a street that has quietly entered 13:50-14:40 Visiting the Wudaoying Hutong the tourism scene, and is beginning to 14:40-16:20 Driving back to Beijing Hotel 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.
13/14 3 Full-day Tour: Chinese Medical Culture Chinese Medicine Tour highlights: Baigongfang Literally, Baigongfang means workshops for Chinese Medicine hundreds of handicrafts. It was founded in 2003 by the local government to preserve Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has formed and develop Chinese traditional arts and a unique system to diagnose and cure illness. crafts. For fans of arts and crafts, a visit to The TCM approach is fundamentally different Baigongfang, a living museum of traditional from that of Western medicine. Chinese handicrafts, is an inspirational The clinical diagnosis and treatment by using experience that brings home the richness Traditional Chinese Medicine are mainly based and diversity of Chinese handmade art. 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. Detailed itinerary: A visit to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine may help you understand the rich history and culture of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Chinese Medical Culture Full-day Tour 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Beijing University of Chinese Medicine Code FDT3 (Optional Tour) 10:30-12:00 Visiting Beijing University of Chinese Medicine 12:00-12:30 Driving to Kongyiji Restaurant Tour guide English speaking tour guide 12:30-13:30 Lunch at Kongyiji Restaurant Lunch Included 13:30-14:00 Driving to Baigongfang 14:00-15:00 Visiting Baigongfang Price RMB 765/Person 15:00-15:40 Driving back to Beijing Hotel
15/16 Part II 9 Half-day Tours 1 Half day tour: Royal Beijing Tour highlights: The Forbidden City The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace Tiananmen Tower from Ming dynasty to the end of Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China; and now Built in 1417 and situated in the heart of the city, it is named as the Palace Museum. For almost 500 Tiananmen, is the symbol of New China. On Oct 1, years, it served as the home of emperors and their 1949, Mao Zedong, the great leader of the Chinese royal families. The Forbidden City was built from nation, declared the founding of the People’s 1406 to 1420, and the complex consists of 980 Republic of China on the tower. buildings and covers about 180 acres. The palace It is the main entrance leading to the Forbidden complex exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial City. architecture, and it has influenced cultural and architectural developments in East Asia. Royal Beijing half day tour Detailed Itinerary: Code HDT1 (Optional Tour) 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 10:00-10:30 Driving to Tiananmen Tower Tour guide English speaking tour guide 11:00-11:10 Passing through the Tiananmen Tower Lunch Excluded 11:10-11:15 Walking to the Forbidden City 11:15-12:00 Visiting the Forbidden city Price RMB370 /Person 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel
17/18 2 Half-day tour: China royal resort 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
19/20 3 Half-day tour: Ancient Beijing Lama Temple Tour highlights: Code Ancient Beijing half day tour HDT3 (Optional Tour) Lama Temple Tour guide English speaking tour guide It is located at the northeast corner of the city, Lunch Excluded considered as the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Price RMB370 /Person Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of the Emperor Detailed itinerary: 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 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel administration. 10:00-10:30 Driving to Lama Temple 10:30-11:00 Visiting Lama Temple 11:00-11:30 Visiting the Guozijian Guozijian 12:00-12:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel (The Imperial College) 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.
21/22 4 Half-day tour: 798 modern art zone 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
23/24 5 Half-day tour: Olympic Park 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. Olympic park half-day tour Code HDT5 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Price RMB 395/Person 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
25/26 6 Half-day tour: Chinese classic fine art National Art Museum of China 7 Half-day tour: Classic shopping Tour highlights: Tour highlights: National Art Museum Hongqiao Market Hongqiao Market is a modern market where of China Chinese authentic items can be purchased. National Art Museum of China is located This is the largest venue selling pearls in Wusi street. It is a national level art museum Beijing. Along with pearls, a variety of other focused on displaying, collecting and items are also sold inside the market. researching the works of the artists in China modern times. Yuanlong silk market The museum houses more than 100,000 Yuanlong Silk Market has been known for pieces of various collections, most of which its high-quality silk products over a hundred are representative works of different periods years of history. The market offers a large and great artworks of Chinese art masters from the end of the 19th array of silk products, including bedding, blankets, embroidery, gowns, century till today, presenting art development history since the beginning scarves, ties, traditional Chinese dresses (called “qipao”), slippers, and of modern China. Collections also include some ancient paintings and undergarments. Handmade carpets, tapestries and a wide selection of calligraphy works, foreign artistic works as well as plentiful folk art works. different fabrics are also for sale. Classic shopping half-day tour Chinese classic fine art half-day tour Code HDT7 (Optional Tour) Code HDT6 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Lunch Excluded Price RMB 330/Person Price RMB310 /Person Detailed itinerary: Detailed itinerary: 12:30-13:00 14:00-15:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel Driving to Hongqiao Market 09:30-10:00 Departure from Beijing Hotel 14:00-15:00 Shopping at Hongqiao Market 10:00-10:30 Driving to China national art gallery 15:00-15:30 Driving to Yuanlong Silk Market 10:30-12:00 Visiting China art gallery 15:30-16:30 Shopping at Yuanlong Market 12:00-12:30 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel 16:30-17:00 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel
27/28 8 Evening tour: Beijing Opera 9 Acrobatic Show evening tour Tour highlights: Tour highlights: Beijing Opera at Liyuan Acrobatic Show Theatre Breathtaking and exciting, a show that you will Liyuan Theater is co-sponsored by Beijing never forget. Qianmen Jianguo Hotel and Beijing Opera With a history of more than three thousand years, Chinese acrobatics has been praised as “A Company. The famous Beijing Opera Troupe pearl of Oriental art”. When watching a Chinese performs show every evening here. It is big acrobatics show, you will be strongly attracted enough for 1,000 people to enjoy the Chinese both mentally and physically. quintessence — Beijing Opera. As a metropolis, Beijing is an ideal place to enjoy Chinese acrobatic show. Beijing Opera has been a traditional form of entertainment in Beijing for more than Beijing Acrobatic Troupe is known as China’s top performance troupe. It is 200 years. famous for its excellent skills, dare-devil performance and the harmonious You can not miss it while in Beijing. 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! Beijing Opera evening tour Acrobatic show evening tour Code ET1 (Optional Tour) Code ET2 (Optional Tour) Tour guide English speaking tour guide Tour guide English speaking tour guide Lunch Excluded Lunch Excluded Price RMB 450/Person Price RMB 435/Person Detailed itinerary: Detailed itinerary: 18:00-18:30 Departure from Beijing Hotel 18:00-18:30 Departure from Beijing Hotel 19:00-19:30 Driving to the Liyuan Theatre 18:30-19:00 Driving to ChaoYang Theater 19:30-22:00 Watching the Beijing Opera 19:40-20:40 Enjoying the Acrobatic show 22:00-22:30 Driving back to the Beijing Hotel 20:50-21:30 Driving back to Beijing Hotel
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