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13 days China Highlight Yunnan Impression
Day 1 Arrive Beijing Hotel:QianMen Hotel (4 star)
On arrival in Beijing, you will be met & transferred by our professional English speaking guide to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure. You can choose optional program: take the riskshaw trip to Hutong.
Hutong Tour ( Visit Hutongs by rickshaw )
A hutong is a unique form of community that exists only in China. If you are fed up with high buildings and wide streets. Here, you will find "Hutong Culture". The Hutongs are one of the "must see" items in Bejing. They are a wonderful glimpse into the world of yesterday in Beijing.
Day 2 Beijing (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city excursion to Tiananmen Square-the largest square in the world, Forbidden City-imperial palace of Ming and Qing Dynasty, and Temple of Heaven-here ancient emperors prayed for good harvest. Lunch at good local restaurants. You can choose the Peking Opera Show or Chinese Kungfu show as optional in the evening.
The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
The Forbidden City: The imperial palace for the Ming and Qing with a history of around 600 years.
The Temple of Heaven: A masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations.
Day 3 Beijing (B/L/D)
Buffet breakfast at hotel followed by full day trip to the Great Wall at Badaling, the Sacred Way with lunch at local Chinese restaurant. Peking Roasted Duck Dinner.
The Great Wall: The symbol of China and Climbing the Great Wall you can pass visitors from all over the world, and hear conversations in almost every language
The Sacred Way: The way standed on both sides with marvelous stone sculptures by which means the road leading to heaven.
Day 4 Beijing/Xian (B/L/D) Hotel: Bell Tower Hotel (4 star)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Xian-the ancient capital of China. Upon arrival meet and transfer the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant followed by visit to Shaanxi Historical Museum, Ancient City Wall. Dumpling Dinner with dumplings making demonstration at a good dumpling restaurant.
The Provincial History Museum: Which is one of the best Museum in China and where you can learn a lot about the 5,000 year brilliant history of China.
The Ancient City Wall: Xian City Wall was constructed in the early Ming Dynasty on the basis of the Imperial City of ChangAn (Everlasting Peace) of the Tang Dynasty.
Day 5 Xian (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day excursion to world famous Terracotta Warriors and Horses with circle movie showed before visiting the big wild Goose Pagoda and the Grand Mosque. Lunch at good local restaurant. You can choose the Tang Dynasty dinner Showas optional in the evening (highly recommended, as it is the best show in China).
The Terracotta Warriors and Horses: The most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century, the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
The Tany Dynasty Dinner & Show:The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty.
The Big wild Goose Pagoda: It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xi'an today. In AD 652, the Big Goose Pagoda was built to store the sutras and the figurines of Buddha, which were brought from India by a famous Buddhist translator and traveler Tang Sanzang, also known by his Buddhist name as Xuanzang.
The Great Mosque: It is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China, you will stroll around the Muslim street and enjoy the muslim food.
Day 6 Xian/Kuming (B/L/D) Kunming Hotel (4 Star)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, then transfer to the airport for flight to Kunming( Known as the city of eternal spring, the provincial capital with a history of over 2000 years, is one of the cities of historical and cultural interest in China ). Upon arrival meet & transfer to your hotel. Afternoon, visit Yuantong Temple， musical Dance show(Dynamic Yunnan).
The Yuantong Temple: It has undergone a history of more than 1200 years since the Nanzhao Kingdom constructed a “Buddha Temple”here.It enjoys a great reputation in the southwestern region as well as the South East Asia.
Dynamic Yunnan: Dynamic Yunnan is a grand, original ethnic dance musical. It fuses beauty of Yunnan ethnic minorities dance and songs with the power of modern stage exhibition.
Day 7 Kunming/Shangri La (B/L) Holy Palace Hotel (4 Star)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Transfer to airport for the flight to Shangri La, Visit the Tibetan family and have a tea with them at their house and Sonzangling Monastery, the largest Tibetan monastry in Yunnan, built by 5th Dalai Lama. We will have dinner at Kama Cafe, the authentic tibetan house 200 years old. And then we will experience Tibetan Holy Budhism music and Folk music in cozy Tibetan musician Bar.
Songzanlin Monastery: Built in the year 1674 AD, the largest and most important Tibetan monastery in Yunnan. The architectural style of the building is a faithful imitation of the Potala Palace, so it is called as "the Small Potala Palace" and "Tibetan Art Museum".
Day 8 Shangri La/ Lijiang (B/L) Grand Hotel (4 star)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Coach to Lijiang, on the way to stop over at Tiger Leaping Gorge, and the First Bend of the Yangtze at Shigu. After arrive at Lijiang,transfer to hotel, visit Dayan Ancient Town.
Tiger Leaping Gorge: One of the deepest and most stunning river canyon in the world. It is where Yangtz River is forced through a relatively small crack in the mountain resulting in tremendous downward erosion.
Ancient City of Lijiang( Dayan Ancient Town ): The town is a largely Naxi settlement first built during the Southern Song Dynasty and was listed by the UNESCO on the list of the world's major cultural heritages in 1997.
Day 9 Lijiang (B/L)After breakfast, visit the Black Dragon Pool, Dongba Cultural Institute, Afternoon, lasure time. Enjoy the Naxi Music performances as optional programme.
Black Dragon Pool:Renowned for its beautiful water, flowers and pavilions.
Dongba Cultural Institute: A good place to learn about Naxi culture and religions. The Dongba scriptures comprise a series of more than 20,000 books done in Naxi pictographs along with more than 2,000 hieroglyphs--a form of writing invented by the Naxi people more than 1,000 years ago. The name itself, Dongba, is the name applied to the shamans of this culture--wise men who combined the functions of witch doctor, scholar, craftsman, and artist.
Day 10 Lijiang (B/L)
After breakfast visit Baisha Village, Visiting the Spruce Meadows of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountains (round trip by chair lift) as optional programme.
The Spruce Meadows: Part of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, a pasture surround by a forest of gigantic and straight spruces and firs, just like a beautiful green skirt laced by the perfect chiffons.
Baisha village: Which used to be Naxi Kingdom with a 500 years old fresco, a native Naxi village and you have the opportunity to observe the everyday life of local minority people. Dr Ho, probably one of the best known Naxi men, a Taoist doctor specialist in herbal medicine, made famous by journalists all around the world, who enjoys the celebrity.
Day 11 Lijiang/Shanghai (B/L) Shanghai Hotel Or similar hotel (4 Star)
Buffet breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival meet and transfer for the city tour of the Bund and Nanjing Road. You can also choose the Acrobatic Show as optional in the evening.
The Bund: Known as a miniature museum of international architecture with dozens of high buildings standing along the shore.
Nanjing Road: The longest commercial street in China, lined with big department and specialty stores, upscale boutiques, and a variety of fine restaurants, enjoying the reputation of "China's No.1 Street".
Day 12 Shanghai (B/L)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Full day city tour with visit to the Yu Garden, Shanghai Museum,with lunch at local Chinese restaurant. The rest of time is free time.
Yu Garden: A place of peace and comfort in the heart of bustling Shanghai, dates back to the fabled Ming Dynasty.
Shanghai Museum: As one of the largest Museums in China, Shanghai Museum possesses a collection of 120,000 precious works of art.
Day 13 Shanghai/Departure (B)
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Free until transfer to the airport for flight to the next destination. End of service.
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