a VirtualTourist member from Butterworth
I have bought a tour for 5D4N in Beijing. But I have booked my flight ticket to arrive in Tianjin 2 days earlier than Day 1 of tour and also my departure flight is a day after the last day of the tour itinerary. This means I have at least two and a half extra days on my own.
How much time should I spend in Tianjin? I arrive in Tianjin at about 3 pm and have two days before joining the tour.
Tianjin has a couple of mildly interesting sites. Ancient Culture Street and a Confucian Temple. And a day trip to Huangyaguan (part of the Great Wall) is possible. But this is a maximum of 2 days total.
Thank you. Maybe I should spend the extra time in Beijing then?
I don't know what's included in your Beijing tour, but there are dozens of interesting day trips you could take.
This is what I have posted in the Beijing forum.
Hi, I have bought a tour package for 5D4N in Beijing but I will be in Tianjin 2 days before the tour begins and stay on a day after the tour ends. I will appreciate it if some of you can advise me on the best places to see apart from those in the tour.
12th Arrival at Tianjin early afternoon. Spend the day in Tianjin, overnight in Tianjin.
13th Travel to Beijing. Free day. What to see?
14th Free till 2 pm.Join tour group to acrobatic show.
15th Tour - (a)Visit Tiananmen Square, outside view of Monument to People's
Heroes,Great Hall of the People and Mao Zedong.
(b)Visit Forbidden City.
(c)Visit National Centre, Qianmen Walking Street, Zhengyangmen
16th Tour - (a)Visit Juyongguan Great Wall
(b)Visit 13 Ming Tombs
(c)Visit Olympic Green, Beijing Olympic Stadium/Bird's Nest, Water
(d)Visit Wangfuqing Street.
17th Tour - (a)Visit Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Dong Bian Men Gate, Yaxiu
18th Free whole day.
19th Free till midday when I catch my flight from Tianjin at 3.50 pm.
For something less urban, try Cuandixia village.