Hidden China

A World Monuments Fund 50th Anniversary Event

The highlight of this trip is a private tour of WMF’s decade-long conservation project at the eighteenth-century Qianlong Garden in the Forbidden City. Visit Juanqinzhai, the Qianlong emperor’s private retirement lodge—the first building that was restored as part of the World Monuments Fund/Palace Museum collaboration. Continue on to visit more of the country’s rich cultural treasures.

Since 1991, World Monuments Fund has transported heritage enthusiasts to destinations near and far on specially designed trips built around private visits to WMF projects and sites. Travelers engage with fellow participants, gain new insights into local cultures, learn about historic preservation efforts across the globe, and enjoy unparalleled access to the world’s most treasured places. See where we are traveling next on our upcoming trips.

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Celebrate World Monuments Fund’s 50th anniversary with incredible journeys that feature insider access to some of the world’s most treasured places.

WMF has partnered with luxury travel company Butterfield & Robinson to offer unique cultural experiences and behind-the-scenes tours with fellow heritage enthusiasts. Each trip includes a special event in celebration of a major milestone or completion at a WMF priority project.

Join World Monuments Fund’s Leadership Giving Society to explore sites across the globe through experiences only WMF can provide.