Begin your journey with the international flight to Beijing
Meet and transfer to the hotel with your tour manager
Visit Tiananmen Square
Walk through the Forbidden City, home of the Chinese emperors and their household for five centuries
Visit Hutong, the local and traditional Beijingese living area. Take the option to ride on rickshaw and have a special lunch hosted by local family (US$50 or RMB300 pp, paid on tour)
Experience traditional Chinese Tea Culture
Visit Silk factory to learn famous Chinese silk
Enjoy an optional Evening Entertainment - The Legend of Kung Fu (US$35 or RMB200 pp, paid on tour)
Visit 2008 Olympic Games Sites , Bird’s Nest & Water Cube (Outside)
Visit Jade factory to learn Chinese Jade culture
Walk in the clouds while hiking the 2,000-year-old Great Wall of China
Visit Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) researching centre ,and get some experiences about Chinese herb medicine and enjoy foot massage (at your own expense) after hiking on the great wall
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
To experience Morning exercise -Tai Chi lesson , Temple of Heaven
Pearl Factor Outlet - A great place to buy pearls in China with "wholesale" prices, every strand of lovely sea and freshwater pearls is negotiable
Optional to visit Beijing Zoo to see Pandas in the afternoon (US$50 or RMB300 pp, paid on tour)
Take the option to enjoy Acrobatic Show in the evening (US$35 or RMB200 pp, paid on tour)
Beijing - Xi’an
Arrival Xi’an, ancient city in China. 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
Tour the exhibit of the historical Terracotta Warriors
Muslim Quarter and the traditional market
Enjoy Traditional Chinese Dumplings banquet with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show (US$50 or RMB300 pp paid on tour)
Xi’an - Luoyang
Take scheduled high speed train to Luoyang
Visit Longmont Grottoes, one of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples. There are as many as 100,000 statues within the 1,400 caves, ranging from an 1 inch (25 mm) to 57 feet (17 m) in height. The area also contains nearly 2,500 stelae and inscriptions, whence the name “Forest of Ancient Stelae", as well as over sixty Buddhist pagodas
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Luoyang – Shanghai
Go to White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang, is considered by most believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism”. * After lunch, go to Dengfeng to visit Shaolin Monastery, the birthplace of Dhyana (Zen) Buddhism. Shaolin Monastery and its Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng."
Take overnight train to Shanghai
Afternoon Optional Show in Shaolin Temple: Shaolin Kungfu
Arrive in Shanghai in the afternoon, and transferred to hotel for check in.
Visit Pearl of Orient TV Tower, the Bund & Nanjing Road (Walking District)
Optional Evening Huangpu river cruise with dinner (US$35 or RMB200 pp, paid on tour)
Free time to explore Shanghai by own, or take the optional excursion to ancient water town and Hangzhou. Take the canal ride boat to experience ancient water town life. Visit Hangzhou West Lake, Linyin Temple. (US$200 pp, daily lunch included, payable upon reservation)
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.
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.
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