In the morning, visit the Buddhist Yonghegong Temple in Beijing. Popularly known as the Lama Temple, it is the biggest lamasery outside of Tibet. It had originally been constructed as an imperial palace during the Qing Dynasty and was later converted into a Buddhist monastery.
The second highlight of the day is a rickshaw tour through the narrow lanes of Hutong, the old quarter of Beijing. Discover its traditional courtyards and get a feeling for life in Beijing in the past and present. Let yourself be inspired by the special charm of this quarter and get to know a local family. There will also be time for a stroll along the Houhai Lake.