In this tour you will immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Tibet, the distant and mysterious land that you may have been dreaming to visit. This tour also gives you a unique experience by climbing Great Wall, visiting Terra-Cotta Warriors, and riding Pearl TV Tower.
Depart Home – Beijing
Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing, and transferred to hotel by tour guide
Visit Tiananmen Square
Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Optional Evening Entertainment (at $35pp) - The Legend of Kung Fu
Arrival Xi’an, ancient city, visit the City Wall, one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world
Sightseeing tour includes Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Provincial Museum. The Big Wild Goose Pagoda was regarded the landmark of Xi’an
Enjoy an optional Traditional Chinese Dumplings banquet with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show
Tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors
Muslim Quarter and the traditional market
Xi’an - Lhasa
Upon arrival in Lhasa airport, meet the tour guide and drive to donwtown Lhasa, which is the higest located city in the world with the altitude of 3,650 meters above the sea level
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 architechures 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Shanghai Museum and People Square
Pearl of Orient TV Tower
The Bund & Nanjing Road (Walking District), You can Indulge yourself by shopping the stores along Nanjing Road, which is the main shopping street of Shanghai and one of the world's busiest shopping streets
Evening Entertainment : Huangpu River Curies
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Forbidden City- The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
Great Wall - The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces. Several walls were being built as early as the 7th century BC; these, later joined together and made bigger, stronger, and unified are now collectively referred to as the Great Wall. Especially famous is the wall built between 220–206 BC by the first Emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang.
Hutong - Hutongs represent an important cultural element of the city of Beijing. Thanks to Beijing’s long history and status as capital for six dynasties, almost every hutong has its anecdotes, and some are even associated with historic events. In contrast to the court life and elite culture represented by the Forbidden City, Summer Palace, and the Temple of Heaven, the hutongs reflect the culture of grassroots Beijingers. The hutongs are residential neighborhoods which still form the heart of Old Beijing.
Ancient City Wall - Ancient City Wall, the fortifications of Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Construction of the first city wall of Chang'an began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. That wall measured 25.7 kilometres ( 16.0 mi) in length, 12–16 metres (39– 52 ft) in thickness at the base. The area within the wall was c. 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi). The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi). The wall measures 13.7 kilometres ( 8.5 mi) in circumference, 12 metres ( 39 ft) in height, and 15–18 metres (49– 59 ft) in thickness at the base.
Terracotta Warriors - The Terracotta Army or the "Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses", is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
The figures, dating from 3rd century BC, were discovered in 1974 by some local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province. The figures vary in height according to their roles, with the tallest being the generals. The figures include warriors, chariots and horses. Current estimates are that in the three pits containing the Terracotta Army there were over 8,000 soldiers, 130 chariots with 520 horses and 150 cavalry horses, the majority of which are still buried in the pits nearby Qin Shi Huang's mausoleum. Other terracotta non-military figures were also found in other pits and they include officials, acrobats, strongmen and musicians.
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.
Hangzhou West Lake
West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout the ages for its natural beauty and historical relics, and it has been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese garden designers, as evidenced by the impact it had on various Chinese classical gardens. It was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, and was described as having "influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries" and as reflecting "an idealized fusion between humans and nature."
Suzhou Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden is a renowned classical Chinese garden. It is recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In 1997, the garden, along with other classical gardens in Suzhou, was recorded by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The garden also stores two UNESCO Intangible World Heritage Arts; Pingtan and Guqin music.
Fine Print for Mystery of Tibet – Beijing Xi’an Lhasa Shanghai 12 nights
Tour Arrival Dates
2014: Apr 10, May 8, Jun 19, Jul 10, Aug 21, Sep 11, Oct 16
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