You are invited to visit such China cities as Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangzhouthe, and sightsee the Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Forbidden City, Terra-gotta Warriors, beautiful classical gardens, amazing scenery in the Yellow Mountain and Guiling.
Day 1: Arrival Beijing. Arrive at Beijing. Be met and transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.
Day 2: Beijing. Full day trip to the Tienanmen's Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Enjoy Martial Arts Permin the evening. The Tienanmen's Square: the largest city square in the world. The Forbidden City: the largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years. The Temple of Heaven: the place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation. Martial Arts Performance: you don't have to be a martial arts enthusiast to appreciate the incredible feats of strength, with fists, feet, swords, and other weapons. Kungfu expert display their kicks, punches and use of weapons with uncanny speed, power and agility. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Beijing. Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ding Tomb and Sacred road. Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner. The Great Wall: one of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China. The Ding Tomb: the only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty. The Sacred Road: the way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors. Roasted Duck at Qianmen Quanjude: in the evening, enjoy the Peking Roasted Duck which is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Beijing - Xi'an. Visit Hutongs by rickshaw, and The Summer Palace. Take afternoon flight to Xi'an. Once upon you get to Xi'an, be met and transferred to your hotel in Xi'an. Hutongs: the old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infant and local people's houses among them. The Summer Palace: the Summer Palace in Beijing is an outstanding expression of the creative art of Chinese landscape garden design, incorporating the works of humankind and nature in a harmonious whole. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 5: Xi'an. Visit the Terra-gotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening. The Terra-gotta Warriors and Horses: the greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of Terra-gotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb. The Bell Tower: the emblem of Xi'an city. The Wild Goose Pagoda: the pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India. The Tang Dynasty show: the show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Xi'an - Shanghai. Visit Shaanxi historical museum, Xian City Wall, Hanyang Tomb. Shaanxi historical museum: the large-scale modern State-class museum, is situated at the western side of the "Wild Goose Pagoda" in Xian City. It covers an area of about 70000 square meters, the architectural area of which is 55000 odd square meters. It was completed on June 20, 1991 and open to the public. The Hanyang Tomb: the Jing Emperor's tomb in Han Dynasty which was opened in 2001 and is famous for its rich collections of different kinds of tombs. Xian City Wall: is a major landmark, and the best preserved, as well as the oldest and largest of the city defense systems in China. Bikes can be rented to ride along the top of the wall for about 20 yuan/hour. Take afternoon flight to Shanghai Hongqiao airport. Arrive at Shanghai. Be met and transferred to the hotel with your private guide and vehicle. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 7: Shanghai. Tour to the Bund, Nanjing Road, Yuyuan Garden, Yu Market and Jade Buddha Temple. The Bund: the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period. Nanjing Road: the busiest shopping street in Shanghai. Yuyuan Garden: it is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market. Jade Buddha Temple: it is one of the main tourist highlights of Shanghai and it's also the most famous active temples in China. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 8: Shanghai - Huangshan. Tour to Shanghai Museum, Jade carving factory, Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Lunch will be Tiemuzhen Mongolian BBQ Restaurant. Shanghai Museum: the biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120000 pieces of Chinese art and cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy. Jade carving factory: where tourists can see the whole process of jade carving. Oriental Pearl TV Tower: standing by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the highest TV Tower in Asia. Take evening flight to Huangshan. Be met and transferred to your hotel in Tunxi. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 9: Huangshan. Take cable car to the top of Mt. Huangshan, tour to Jade valley and other peaks. Stay overnight on top of the mountain. Mt. Huangshan: known as "the loveliest mountain in China", famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 10: Huangshan - Suzhou. Take cable car down from the Mt. Huangshan. Visit Shexian for the unique Paifang architectures, the Ancient Street (laojie) and visit Ink Stone Factory. Be transferred to the railway station for the overnight train with soft sleepers to Suzhou. Shexian Paifang: Paifang is an archway usually made of fine wood or stone, as memorial and decoration. Shexian county is famous as "the Town of Paifang" and has thousands of arches scattered around. It is the best place to explore the social culture in China's feudal society. Ancient Street: located in the center of the Huangshan City, the Ancient Street was built 700 years ago in the Song dynasty. Its total length is about 1.5 km and the sides of the street are laid with slab stones. There are hundreds of old but well preserved shops, evoking a bygone era in buildings that are simple and elegant. It is a commercial walking street. Ink Stone Factory: Ink Stone is the most important part of "Four Treasures of the Study". Includes: (B), (L).
Day 11: Suzhou - Shanghai. Arrive at Suzhou. Be met at the railway station and have a cruise on the Grand Canal, then visit the Pan Gate, Lingering Garden, No.1 Silk Factory. Take evening train to Shanghai. Grand Canal: the Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Cruising on the Canal, you can see the local people's life. Pan Gate: Pan Gate is an ancient city gate with land and water entrances. One gate with land and water entrances was quite typical in ancient China. Pan Gate is the only one left. Lingering Garden: Suzhou is famous for its Gardens. Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in the garden you would marvel at this unique architecture art. No.1 Silk Factory: Suzhou is also famous for its silk production. In the factory you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 12: Shanghai - Guiling. Upon arriving at Guiling, be met and transferred to your hotel with private vehicle and tour guide. Then have private city tours to the Reed Flute Cave and the Elephant Trunk Hill. Elephant Trunk Hill: located at the conjunction of the Li River and the Peach Blossom River, the whole hill looks very much like a giant elephant with a long trunk, it is the symbol of Guilin city. Reed Flute Cave: known as "the Palace of Natural Arts" where you can see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites, learn how they are formed. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 13: Guiling. Full day Li River Cruise to Yangshuo with lunch aboard and return to Guiling late in the afternoon. Depart from your hotel in the morning. Be transferred to the Zhujiang Pier (about 1 hour drive) for a 4.5 hours wonderful cruise. You will enjoy the picturesque mountains, peaceful green fields, farms and villages with water buffaloes, cows wondering around on both sides of the river bank. Disembark at the one-thousand-year-old town Yangshuo in the afternoon. Have a short exploration to the old town before to be transferred back to Guiling city. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 14: Guiling - Guangzhou - Departure. Take a flight to Guiling, Guanghzou. With train get to Guangzhou, Hong Kong. Be transferred to the airport for Guangzhou. Take a half day trip to Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chen Family Temple, the Temple of Six Banyan Trees. Dr. Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall: a Chinese style building which was sponsored by Chinese to commemorate Dr. Sun Yat-sen, the great forerunner of Chinese revolution. The Chen Family Temple: it is also known as Guangdong Folk Art Museum, that was used to be the study house of Chen family in 1890s, also the best decorated ancient architecture in Guangdong province. The Temple of Six Banyan Trees: a world famous ancient Buddhist temple, built in 1460 years ago. It has since been known as Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. Take PM train to Hong Kong from Guangzhou. Arrange the tour in Hong Kong on your own. Includes: (B), (L).
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