Cruise along Shanghai's scenic Huang Pu River, and pass some of the most beautiful vistas the city has to offer. During your 7 nights journey, explore the most mysterious religion places of Tibet, visit the Potala Palace and the temples, and learn about the religion traditions to see how it inspired so many worldwide travellers.
Depart Home – Shanghai
Begin your journey with the international flight to Shanghai
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
Shanghai - Suzhou
Drive to Suzhou and visit Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in a garden you will marvel at its unique architecture and art
Visit the most famous Silk factory in China
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Experience and take the elevator to the 100th floor observation deck of the Shanghai World Financial Center for commanding views of Shanghai
Visit Nanjing walking district
Shanghai museum to learn more Shanghai local culture and history in past
Visit the Bund by the Huangpu River, experience the old and modern side of the city
Evening Entertainment : Huangpu River Curies (Optional at $30 pp)
Shanghai - Lhasa
Upon arrival in Lhasa airport, meet the tour guide and drive to donwtown Lhasa, which is the highest located city in the world with the altitude of 3,650 meters above the sea level
Breakfast, In-flight meal
Lhasa-Drepung Monastery, Tibet Museum and Norbulingka Park
The escorted tours today will cover some other highlights of Lhasa-the Drepung Monastery, the Carpet Factory, the Tibet Museum and the Norbuilngka Park
Lhasa-Potala Palace, Sera monastery, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Make the most of the day by the in-depth religious adventure to the magnificent Potala Palace, the Sera Monastery, the Jokhang Temple, the perfect mixture of Han and Tibetan style both in the architectures the rituals of the religion and the bustling bazaar along the Barkhor Street
The last destination today is theTubetab Traditional Medicine Hospital
Lhasa - Shanghai
Visit a Tibetan family before leaving Lhasa
Upon arrival in Shanghai, transferred to hotel by tour guide
Shanghai - Home
You will be transferred to the airport via your schedule flight back home or continues your journey to visit other cities in China
The Oriental Pearl Radio & TV Tower is a TV tower in Shanghai, China. Its location at the tip of Lujiazui in the Pudong district, by the side of Huangpu River, opposite of The Bund makes it a distinct landmark in the area. At 468 m (1,535 feet) high, it was the tallest structure in China from 1994–2007, when it was surpassed by the Shanghai World Financial Center. It is classified as a AAAAA scenic area by the China National Tourism Administration.
Suzhou Ancient Water Town - Ancient water town is surrounded by water. The village has as many canals as it does roads. No cars are allowed into the village making it very peaceful and quiet. Little gondolas glide through the canals and people can rent one and travel through the village. The village is filled with elderly people and they are quick to smile at visitors. Sitting next to a canal with your feet in the water, or sitting in a teahouse watching the gondolas pass by is an unforgettable experience.
Potala Palace - The Potala Palace, winter palace of the Dalai Lama since the 7th century, symbolizes Tibetan Buddhism and its central role in the traditional administration of Tibet. The complex, comprising the White and Red Palaces with their ancillary buildings, is built on Red Mountain in the centre of Lhasa Valley, at an altitude of 3,700m. Also founded in the 7th century, the Jokhang Temple Monastery is an exceptional Buddhist religious complex. Norbulingka, the Dalai Lama's former summer palace, constructed in the 18th century, is a masterpiece of Tibetan art. The beauty and originality of the architecture of these three sites, their rich ornamentation and harmonious integration in a striking landscape, add to their historic and religious interest..
Drepung Monastery - Founded in 1416, Drepung Monastery (Tibetan: Drepung Gompa; Chinese: Zhébàng Sì) on the outskirts of Lhasa was once Tibet's largest and most influential monastery, with over 10,000 monks. Today, Drepung houses about 700 monks and attracts pilgrims and visitors from around the world.
Drepung Monastery - Norbulingka Park located in the western suburbs of Lhasa was the summer home of the Dalai Lama. The sprawling grounds cover an area of over 360,000 square meters and have over 374 rooms making it the largest garden in Tibet. The area used to be an uninhabited area that the seventh Dalai Lama used to enjoy visiting, and as a result a local magistrate had a palace built in the area. Construction began in 1740's and over the following centuries many additions and renovations took place. The park consists of several palace complexes, water features, gardens and pavilions. The Migyur Potrang, built in 1954, is well known for its exquisite murals and should not be missed by visitors. In 2001, the Norbulingka Park was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List..
Fine Print for Holy Jewels of China– Shanghai, Lhasa
AUSTRALIA DEPARTURE DATES May 21, Sep 17, and Oct 15
DEPARTURE CITIES:Sydney or Melbourne
• Voucher price is based on double occupancy
• High season surcharge $400 per person is applied for Jun-Aug departure
• US $90 per person tour tipping not included and payable upon booking
• China domestic taxes US $100 per person is payable upon booking
• Single supplement US $350 per person for this 7 nights tour
• Promotion tour is non-refundable from Merry Travel after air ticket is issued
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English speaking tour guide
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