Beijing Off-the-beaten Temples and Religion Tour


Type of Tour: Private Tour
Duration: 8 hours
Attractions: Taoism temple (Temple of heaven, Baiyunguan Temple) Buddhist Temple (Lama Temple, Fayuan temple), Confucian temple, Niujie Mosque.
Service: English Tour Guide, Transfer, Entrance Fees, and Lunch
Walking Level: ★★★☆☆
Meeting point: Your Hotel Lobby
Meeting time: 8:30 am
Departure: Daily


  See all the impressive temples in Beijing city including some off-the-beaten temples.
  Hear entertaining stories and history from an informative guide.
  See how and why people follow the religions.
  Delicious Lunch in a well-selected restaurant.
  Excellent English tour guide and driver only serve you.


Pick up: 8:30 am

Lama temple, Confucian temple, Temple of heaven
Lunch (Temple will serve in a Local Chinese restaurant)
Baiyuguan (A real Taoism temple), Fayuansi Buddies temple, Niujie Mosque
Back to your hotel

The detail:
In the morning your guide who will contact you for the exact pick-up time the day before your departure date will be waiting for you in your hotel lobby.

Yonghe Temple also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in the Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The building and artwork of the temple are a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

The Temple of Confucius in Beijing is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius’ hometown of Qufu. The temple was built in 1302, and officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius until 1911. The compound was enlarged twice, during the Ming and Qing dynasties, and now occupies some 20,000 square meters. From 1981 until 2005, the Temple of Confucius also housed part of the art collection of the Capital Museum. It stands on Guozijian Street near the Imperial Academy.

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a medieval complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It has been regarded as a Daoism temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Daoism.

The White Cloud Temple or the Monastery of the White Clouds is a Daoist temple located in Beijing, China. It is one of “The Three Great Ancestral Courts” of the Complete Perfection School of Taoism, and is titled “The First Temple under Heaven.”

Fayuan Temple was first built in 645 during the Tang Dynasty by Emperor Li Shimin and later rebuilt in the Zhengtong Period (1436–1449) of the Ming Dynasty. The temple occupies an area of 6,700 square meters. The temple also contains a large number of cultural relics, including sculptures of ancient bronzes, stone lions, as well as gilded figures of the three Buddhas-Vairochana. The temple also features a large number of Buddhist texts from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

The Niujie Mosque is the oldest mosque in Beijing, China. It was first built in 996 during the Liao Dynasty and was reconstructed as well as enlarged under the Kangxi Emperor (r. 1661-1722) of the Qing Dynasty. The Mosque is located in the Niujie area of Beijing’s Xicheng District, the spiritual center for the 10,000 Muslims living in the vicinity and it is the biggest and oldest one in Beijing. It was within the Xuanwu District before it merged into Xicheng in 2010. Niujie in Xicheng District, where the mosque is located, is the largest area inhabited by Muslims in Beijing.

Tour price: (All prices publish are in RMB and per person)

Group size 1 2 3 4 5
Price 1600 850 700 570 500

Child Discount (2 to 12 years old): 100RMB
Under 2’s: FREE

Payment: After you confirm the tour with us, no prepayment is requested, pay cash to your tour guide at the end of the tour.

  Professional English-speaking tour guide.
  Air-conditioned vehicle with a private driver.
  Gas, toll & parking lot fees.
  Delicious lunch in a local Chinese restaurant.
  All entrance tickets to the sights listed above.

Not included:
  Personal costs.
  Breakfast and Dinner.
  Gratuity to the guide and driver.


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Is any taboo for the dress on this tour?
Beijing temples are very open for tourists; you can dress as usual. There is no special request.

Any taboos for inside the temples?
Usually, it is not polite to take photos of the buddhas when you go inside the temple. Outside has no problems with pictures or videos.

How long is this tour? How long can I stay at each sight?
This tour is about 8 to 9 hours of service. We will make sure you have enough time to enjoy all the temples.

Which restaurant do you choose for lunch?
We have several restaurants on our list which are well-selected by us. You will eat like a local and not tourist. We will choose it according to the time and your preference. It also has many vegetarian options. We make sure the restaurants are clean and delicious. If you have another choice, please feel free to let us know.

I have already been to some of the sights, can I change?
Yes, we are very flexible, if you have already been to a place like the temple of heaven, we can bring you to some excellent museum according to your preference and request.

What is the tipping or gratuities policy?
Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job, and further, if you as an individual want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide for that job well done. Usually, our clients give 50 to 100RMB per person.