Day 1: Arrive in Beijing
Our tour guide will wait you at the exit of the airport holding a brand with your name before your landing. Then transfer you to your hotel by private car or van. Our experienced tour guide would like to introduce you city summary and some tips on the way. You could have a rest to recover from jet lag after arrive at your hotel or to explore by yourself.
Day 2: Beijing
Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summerpalace. The Tian'anmen Square is the spiritual heart of the world’s most populous country, occupy an area of 44 hectares (440,000 square meters), big enough to hold (half) a million people. On October 1st,1949, Mao climbed atop the 'gate of Heavenly Peace'. Which gives the square it's name, to proclaim the foundation of the people's Republic of China. On the square's north end is the Gate of Heavenly Peace, which leads towards the Forbidden City. In the center of the square is the 40m-high Monument to the People's Heroes. Chairman Mao's mausoleum, on the square's east side house is Chinese history and revolution Museum, on the west is the Great Hall of the People.
The Forbidden City: The abode of 24 Ming and Qing emperors of the celestial Empire, the forbidden city is a fittingly awe-inspiring sight, Enclosed behind it’s moat and 9.9m high walls are 980 buildings, vast courtyards and long corridors that occupy a total area of 720,000 square meters. It’s alleged that as many as 1,000,000 workers and 100,000 artisans participated in the construction of this imperial palace, which began in 1406 and was completed in 1420 during the reign of Ming dynasty, the last emperor Puyi, left the Forbidden city in 1924,11 years after his abdication and the establishment of the Republic of China, after Puyi’s departure, the Forbidden city, which had long been off-limits to most mortals, was opened to the public, Hence its current Chinese name, gugong bowuyuan, meaning “the palace Museum”.
After lunch, go to visit pearl factory to enjoy pearl history in China. Teach you how to distinguish real pearl with fake pearl. Then visit the Summer Palace. The Summer palace is a wonderful place to explore, as long ago as the Yuan dynasty, officials set up their private gardens in the scenic area, but the summer palace didn’t take on its present appearance until the reign of Emperor Qianlong of the Qing dynasty. He deepened the park’s manmade lake and added building to serve as a ‘country home’ for his mother, though it would be the Empress Dowager Cixi who would have the biggest impact on the palace’s appearance. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 3: Beijing
Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb. Go to visit famous Cloisonne factory or jade factory on the way to Great Wall. Pick you up from your hotel on departure time, and then drive to the Great Wall. The Great Wall snakes its way across northern China, from the yellow sea and past the Gobi Desert for some 6000Km, it’s a remarkable place of engineering and is the most famous symbol of China. The genesis of the Great wall dates to the warring States period from 475 to 221 BC, when Chinese feudal kingdoms built earthen ramparts to defend against nomadic invaders. The sections of the Great wall near Beijing were renovated during the Ming dynasty.
The Ming Tomb: The tombs of 13 Ming dynasty emperors and their consorts are scattered in a gorgeous valley 45km northwest of Beijing, all but three of the Ming emperors lies in Nanjing, the tomb of the second emperor remains unknown as he had his throne usurped by his uncle and another emperor was considered illegitimate and wasn’t given the honor of an imperial tomb.
Enjoy Beijing roast duck dinner. In the evening (7:15 - 8:30PM), enjoy the Chinese Acrobat, or Chinese Kongfu show, choose one show from these three options, depending on your interest. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Beijing
We will drive to Hutong. A tour to Beijing Rear Lake area (Shi Cha Lake). Visitors will be arranged to visit the old Beijing lanes by rickshaws bicycle ride, across many narrow streets, Hutong tour lasts for about 2 hours, led by local guide, visitors will visit the typical Chinese quadrangles, where you can experience the real life of ordinary people live in Beijing, and pass many famous old building, like the drum tower, Silver Bridge, etc. Have lunch in local family, home cooked Chinese dumpling, everyone loves it.
The Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Heaven served Ming and Qing dynasty emperors as a vast sacred space to perform ceremonial rites on behalf of the Chinese nation, the layout of the compound reflects its religious purpose and so adheres to geomantic precepts, for instance, the northern end of the park is curved while the southern end is square, reflecting the traditional Chinese conception of heaven as round and earth as square. Likewise, the park gates are located at the four cardinal points.
Day 5: Beijing to Chongqing to Yangtze. Pick up from hotel, take flight to Chongqing, then visit Goose Neck Park, Panda Room in Chongqing Zoo, Ciqikou Old Town. Board the cruise ship, departure Chongqing at 22:00pm. Overnight on the ship. Includes: (B), (L).
Day 6: Yangtze. Pick up you from the Cruise pier, then take a shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City (8:00 to 10:00am). Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 7: Yangtze. Pick up you from the cruise pier, then take a visit shore excursion to Shennong Stream (1:30pm to 5:30pm). Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 8: Yangtze to Yichang to Beijing. Pick up you from cruise pier take a Shore excursion to The Three Gorges Dam Site. Arrive in Yichang at 1:00pm, transfer to airport to Beijing. Transfer to hotel in Beijing. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Depart Beijing Breakfast. Pick up you from hotel to airport fro departure. The departure time is up to you. Includes: (B).
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