APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings

 
 
APEC 2014 The Third Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM3) and Related Meetings
APEC 2014 The Third Senior
Officials' Meeting (SOM3)
and Related Meetings

Tour Information
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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.
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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.
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              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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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             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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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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