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Day 1 - Welcome To China!
Arrive in Beijing, meet your local guide in the airport, and transfer to the city centre. Visit to Tiananmen Square, located at the centre of Beijing City, which is one of the largest city squares in the world. It was built in 1417 and was the entrance gate to the Forbidden City. Afterwards, you will enter the Forbidden city, called “Gogong” in Chinese. For almost five hundred years it served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government.
From November 2015 our Government has opened several new Museums to the Public. And then we will visit Lama Temple: This Lama Temple was built as a mansion for Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty when he was a prince. In 1744, the temple was converted into a lamasery and the home of larger numbers of monks from Mongolia and Tibet. On the way back we will visit the CCTV Building from outside in Beijing CBD.
Day 2 - Beijing Olympic Park
Have breakfast in the hotel. Start the day with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. And then visit to Hutong on a rickshaw. Promenade near Shichahai (also called Houhai）. Because of the narrow lanes, taxis could not enter into Hutong, so rickshaw is one of the most welcomed modes of transportation that bring you all the way to the discovery of old Beijing. Nan Luo Gu Alley was built under the architectural concept of “residential blocks”–with the lane serving as the central line dividing 8 parallel hutongs on each side, hence forming the outlook of a fish bone, or a “Centipede”. Besides, there are many old small shops and a lot of delicious food and snack. In the end we will drive to Beijing Olympic Park (outside).
Day 3 - The Legendary Great Wall In China
Have breakfast in the hotel. First visit Mutianyu Great Wall. One of the greatest wonders of the world, it was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO since 1987. Built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups, Mutianyu is the longest fully restored Great Wall section open to visitors. We could also arrive the hilltop by telpher and enjoy the beautiful view at the same time.
Continue your tour to Ming Tomb-Zhaoling. This site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui (geomancy) principles. We will visit the tomb, where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Zhu Zaihou, and his three empresses were buried. Finish this day tour at Scared Road, a part of the Ming Tombs complex. On both sides of the road there are neat lawns and lush trees, it’s very comfortable to take a walk on that road. Take the flight to Datong and night at the hotel.
Day 4 - Datong's Surroundings
Have breakfast in the hotel. Start the day with Yungang Caves which are one of China’s four most famous Buddhist Art Treasure Houses, located about 16km west of Datong. It boasts 53 caves and over 51,000 stone sculptures. Your next stop for the day will be the Hanging Monastery - one of the region's main tourist attractions and a spectacular historical site in the Datong area. Built more than 1,500 years ago, this temple is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice, but also because it incorporates Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian elements.
Day 5 - Qu Family's Compound
Have breakfast in the hotel. Head on to Taiyuan by public bus. There, you'll meet with your guide and begin the day's excursions. Qu family's compound: This 240-room compound covers an area of over 5,300 square metres, yet it is only one-fifth of the Qu family's estate. The family was an outstanding representative of Shanxi Merchants, and their estate used to occupy almost the entire eastern half of Qi County. Drive on to Pingyao.
Day 6 - Discovering Pingyao
Have breakfast in the hotel. Shuanglin Temple is reputed to be the ancient painted sculpture museum. The temple houses more than 2,000 colorful sculptures reflecting the exquisite skills of the artisans of the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. The Temple was included in the World Heritage List by UNESCO as an important cultural site of Ping Yao City in 1997. Next stop: Rishengchang! The Rishengchang Exchange Shop is considered as the first draft bank in China's history. Then, it's on to Pingyao County Government Office and Pingyao City Wall. Pingyao Ancient City is thought of as the 'treasure house' of ancient Chinese architectures.
Day 7 - Getting To Know Xi'An
Have breakfast in hotel and Take the morning express train from Pingyao to Xi’an. Upon arrival, meet your guide in the airport. Start this discovery day at Terracotta Warriors and Horses, created about 2200 years ago and found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang by a group of farmers who were digging a water well. Move on to Great Mosque, one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Make a promenade in Muslim Street, where all the shops and restaurants are operated by Muslims. This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.
Day 8 - Xi’an And Its Pagodas
Have breakfast in hotel. Visit the Small Wild Goose Pagoda, built in the year 707 A.D. during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda the name was given to distinguish one from the other. Unlike the grand Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).
Make a rewarding break by taking Chinese calligraphy lessons before heading to Shaanxi History Museum. Located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, it is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects.
Day 9 - Driving To The Beautiful Place of Longsheng
Have breakfast in hotel and then your guide will send you to Xi’an airport to catch the flight to Guilin. Upon arrival meet your guide. And drive to Longsheng, The Longji Rice Terraces are located in Longsheng County, about 100 km from Guilin. The most popular are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. Next, head on to Ethnic Village, where you can stroll through the villages to meet the friendly locals. Stay in Longsheng.
Day 10 - Li River
Have breakfast in hotel and then drive back to Guilin. The scenery from Yangdi to Xingping is the centrepiece of any trip to the northeastern Guangxi Province. And we will take the bamboo raft to explore this natural beauty closely. Under the blue sky and enjoy yourself in this picturesque view. In the afternoon, visit a local market and take abicycle to travel around this small town. Stay in Yangshou.
Day 11 - The Magical Yuyuan Garden
Have breakfast in hotel and then drive back to Guilin. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, you'll meet your local guide and be transferred to the city center. Stroll at the Bund. Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. Get aboard a ferry boat over Huangpu River to enjoy the beautiful view. Then, take a walk in Pudong Area. Visit the Yuyuan Garden which is located in the center of the Old City next to the Chenghuangmiao. It is considered as one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region. Enjoy the acrobatics performance in the evening.
Day 12 - The Venice of east
Have breakfast in hotel. In the morning you'll drive off to Tongli, also known as the 'Venice of the East' due to its system of canals. Take aboat trip along the canals to visit the old village. Retreat and Reflection Garden: Called "Tuisiyuan" in Chinese, it was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue on to "Master of Nets Garden" the smallest of Suzhou's residential gardens, but the most impressive. Finally, you'll head off to a local silk factory - Suzhou is particularly famous for its silk production. Stay in Suzhou.
Day 13 - Shanghai, The Old And Modern City
Have breakfast in the hotel. Back toShanghai in the morning. We will visit the Shanghai Museum which is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square. And then visit the Jade Buddha Temple, which is one of the Shanghai must-see attractions, and till now, it still be an active one that with 70 resident monks at last count. The most famous thing of Jade Buddha Temple is not the architectural idea which was conveyed in Song Dynasty, the valuable essence lies in the Buddha figures.
In the afternoon we will spend our time in Nanjing Road, to take a walk on China's premier shopping street, 3.4-mile-long Nanjing Road, Today over 600 businesses on the road offer countless famous brands, superior quality, and new fashions.
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