China Beautiful Landscape Tour

 
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Category: China Sightseeing Tours
 
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
 
Depart From: Shanghai
 
Return From: Lijiang
 
Destinations: Shanghai - Beijing - Xian - Guilin - Kunming - Stone Forest - Dali - Lijiang
 
From: Contact Us
 
 

Day 1: Arrival - Shanghai

The journey to Shanghai by international flight, arrive Shanghai in the afternoon and meet friendly local guide, after dinner in local restaurant check into hotel for recovery of jetlag. Stay in the Golden River-View Hotel (4 star) or similar.

Day 2: Arrival - Shanghai

This morning start our Shanghai tour, which includes visitation of Jade Buddha Temple, one of the famous Buddha temple in this region, visiting Yuyan Garden (typical private garden of 500 years history in Shanghai),then enjoy own shopping out side of the garden in Yuyuan bazaar. Following lunch visit Nanjing Road (one of main shopping street in Shanghai and Taobao Market where you can find those knock-off products. Climb Oriental TV Tower (enjoy bird-eye view of new Shanghai) and take a walk along the Bund enjoying night view of Shanghai. Stay in the same Hotel (4 star) or similar.

Day 3: Shanghai - Beijing

Today you will fly to Beijing by domestic flight, upon arrival visit Solemn Tiananmen Square where every morning at sunrise, the Five-Star red flag would be raised high above the square. Then the tour continues to magnificent Forbidden City, the world’s largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex. Surrounded by a massive moat and a ten-meter high wall are 9,999 rooms – just one room short of the number that ancient Chinese believed represented divine perfection. In the afternoon you will take a leisurely walk around the breath-taking Summer Palace, a veritable museum of classical Chinese garden architecture with its bold and generous design. After dinner stay in the Grand View Garden Hotel 4 star or similar.

Day 4: Beijing

Today your journey to The Great Wall of China, the only monument that transcends the atmospheric eye. This great wonder of the world was built to keep invaders out while retaining the locals, and spans over 5 provinces, totaling 6,700 kilometers. 
Afternoon visit the Ming Tombs mausoleums which comprises of a perfectly preserved necropolis for 13 emperors. After dinner stay in the same hotel.

Day 5: Beijing - Xian

In the morning dart through Old Beijing ‘Hutongs’ on a rickshaw with its narrow lanes and traditional courtyard houses. In the afternoon you would be taken by domestic flight from the Capital City of China to Xian. 
Xi’an the capital of the Shaanxi Province is a world-renowned ancient city, having more than 1 million years of condensed history. During Xian’s 3,100 years of development, 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang, held it as their capitals. 
Upon arrival you will visit City Wall preserved from Ming Dynasty. After dinner check into King Dynasty Hotel 5 *

Day 6: Xian - Guilin

Today you will visit the Terracotta Warriors and the Horses of Emperor Qin. This site is the most significant archeological excavation of the 20th century and the museum spans an area of 16,300 square meters. In the afternoon ascend to the Hua Qing Hot Springs where emperors used to bathe and enjoy the scenic beauty. Tonight take flight for Guilin (2 hours). After dinner check into the Bravo hotel 4*..

Day 7: Guilin

A half-day cruise on the picturesque Li River, or Lijiang, is one of the key highlights during the 2 weeks trip. The river winds through needle-like limestone hills covered with lush subtropical vegetation. For centuries, the area’s incredibly beautiful mountains and rivers, the result of unique karst formation, have been an attraction for Chinese poets and artists. Disembark at Yangshuo after lunch on the boat and drive back to Guilin through the mesmerizing scenery of the countryside. After back the city visit Reed Flute Cave where is full of stelatagite and stalaimegite Stay in the same hotel. 

Day 8: Guilin - Kunming

In the morning transfer to airport to take flight for Kunming, capital of Yunnan ,known as the “City of Eternal Spring”. Here and nearby, are many of China’s minority ethnic groups. Arrival of Kunming meet local guide and directly transfer to World Horticulture Expo Park and Grand View Building. After dinner check into Golden Dragon Hotel (4 star) or similar..

Day 9: Kunming (Stone Forest)

Travel 120 km south of Kunming to the Stone Forest. Once an Ocean floor forced above ground by shifting subterranean plates, today the Stone Forest is a labyrinth of limestone rock formations jutting into the sky like trees. Meet members of Yi tribe, one of the 27 nationality groups in Yunnan.In the later afternoon back to Kunming city and stay in same hotel.

Day 10: Kunming - Dali

Take morning flight to Dali after breakfast. Located on the slope of Diancang Mountain, and known as ‘Switzerland of the Orient’, Dali, is the home of the Bai nationality that founded their kingdom 1,200 years ago. Our tour of Dali starts from a cruise on boundless Erhai Lake with its unmatchable charming scenery and experience fishermen’s daily life. The Three Pagodas of Chongsheng Monastery, built in 823 AD and stands in a triangular pattern giving the locals a feeling of majesty and grandeur. The Butterfly Spring and the ancient streets with old-fashioned wooden houses. Tonight stat at Yaxin Hotel (4 *) or similar.

Day 11: Dali

Today, we travel to Xizhou, 16 miles north of Dali and see Bai people’s weekdays markets, where traders and merchants from the deep valleys of the surrounding landscape, gather to ply their trade. We’ll visit local households, a form of enclosed compounds called ‘san fang yi zhao bi’, meaning rooms on three sides and a wall screen on the fourth. Experience the unique way in which tea is offered three times in succession in the Bai’s fashion, see the vivid and lifelike soaring birds and roaming animals, exotic flowers and strange herbs embroidered by the Bai girls, and enjoy a taste of the delicacies in Bai flavour. Stay in the same hotel.  

Day 12: Dali

The journey to Lijiang offers spectacular scenery with mountain ranges and high passes carpeted in wildflowers. A stop at the Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the most spectacular natural sights, where a tributary of the Yangtze River plunges beneath sheer cliff faces, surrounded by soaring snow-capped mountains. A beautiful town with narrow cobblestone streets that criss-cross small canals, Lijiang is home to the Naxi people, resplendent in their royal blue tunics. Tonight after dinner stay at Jiannanchun Hotel 4 * or similar.

Day 13: Lijiang

Visit a Naxi village. You will be struck by an atmosphere of quaintness and simplicity. The houses built of adobes and wooden struts and beams are usually decorated with fish designs. The courtyards are spacious and planted with various trees and flowers. The skillfully carved lattice doors and flowers display an antique flavour and classic beauty. Rest of day at your own leisure to explore this exotic town. Stay at same hotel.

Day 14: Lijiang - Kunming - Hong Kong

This morning flight back to Kunming and connecting flight to Hong Kong. Finish China Tour on mainland.

 

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Dear Mr. Thang, Happy New Year!! We have now returned back to Australia and the chores of work! – We have very pleasant memories of the sights, sounds, food and people of Vietnam….. We shall treasure for a lifetime I would like to take this opportunity on behalf of our
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12-11-2012