Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen is one of the symbols of China. It has been listed by UNESCO among world heritage’. It is the main gate of the Imperial Palace. It is a key historic site under national protection, and a national patriotic education base.
Forbidden City: regarded as a must-see spot for travelers, is a magnificent and awe-inspiring sight. For almost five centuries, it served as the home of 24 Emperors and their households, and the ceremonial and political center of the Chinese imperial government.
A la carte lunch.
Temple of Heaven: The Temple of Tiantan was originally constructed in the eighteenth year of Yong Le (1420), Ming Dynasty, but was given its current name during the reign of Ming Emperor JiaJing (reign: 1522-1567), who built separate complexes for the earth, sun and moon.
Badaling Great Wall: Construction of the Great Wall started in the 7th century B.C. The vassal states under the Zhou Dynasty in the northern parts of the country each built their own walls for defence purposes.
Sacred Way: Presently, the Ming Tombs are designated as one of the components of the World Heritage Site.
Ming Tombs: This is the best preserved mausoleum area with the most emperors buried.
Bird’s Nest (drive by): The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and will be used again in the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
Summer Palace: It was an imperial garden in Qing Dynasty. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake.
A la carte lunch.
Hutong visit: A type of narrow streets or alleys, commonly associated with northern Chinese cities, most prominently Beijing.
798 Art Zone: Beijing 798 Art Zone gathers a number of celebrities of art and culture, art institutions and enterprises in fashion. Many important international art exhibitions, art activities and fashion shows are often hold there.
High-speed train to Xian. Railway Station-hotel transfer.
Terracotta Warriors: The largest ancient military museum in China. In 1961, the state council of the People’s Republic of China will be emperor qinshihuang as the national cultural relic protection unit.
Provincial History Museum: one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest.
City Wall: It exhibits the “complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society”. It is situated at the end of the ancient Silk Road.
Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Fly to Lhasa. Airport-hotel transfer.
Drepung Monaster: Seen from afar, its grand, white construction gives the appearance of a heap of rice. As such, it was given the name ‘Drepung‘, which, in the Tibetan language, means ‘Collecting Rice.
Sera Monastery：one of the big monasteries in Lhasa, and is the last Buddhist monastery to be built. There are many Buddha statues and beautiful murals in the halls. Sera Monastery has been listed as one of China’s National Cultural Relicssince 1982.
Norbulingka Park： served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
Potala Palace： It was named after Mount Potala, an important mountain in Buddhist traditions. The Potala Palace was the chief residence of all Dalai Lamas until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India after an invasion and failed uprising in 1959. Today the Potala Palace has been converted into a museum by Chinese authorities.
Jokhang Temple： The spiritual center of Tibet. Built in 647 by Songtsen Gampo, it has a history of more than 1,300 years. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques.
Barkhor Street： a circular street at the center of Lhasa, is the oldest street in a very traditional city of Tibet. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts assemble and a place to which a visit must be paid. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries.
Lhasa-Gyangtse transfer： It was historically considered the third largest and most prominent town in the Tibet region (after Lhasa, and Shigatse), but there are now at least ten larger Tibetan cities.
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake: One of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams.
Palkhor Monastery： Built in 1427 on a mountain in northeastern Gyangtse County of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a typical Tibetan Buddhist structure with a combination of stupa and temple, regarded as the representative of the monastery style of 13th to 15th Century in Tibet.
Gyangtse Old Street：It’s a good place for one to capture the local life of the residents. The street is long and comfortably wide, and is paved with flagstones and clay. Houses stand on both sides of the street, one and two storey, built in the local architectural style and decorated with snow-white walls and vermeil door and beams.
Gyangtse-Shigatse transfer： A prefecture-level city of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.
Tashilhunpo Monastery： The monastery is one of the six great Gelugpa institutions. The monastery was founded in 1447 by a the first Dalai Lama. Then the 4th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Choekyi Gyaltsen, launched a massive expansion on the temple. From then on, it gradually became the center for successive Panchen Lamas to hold religious and political activities.
New Palace of Panchen： This magnificent palace houses many cultural relics and art treasures.
A Tibetan family visit.
Fly to Lijiang. Airport-hotel transfer. Lijiang Old Town.
Baisha Village: The village, at the foot of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. It is much quieter because it is not commercialized. Here, you can experience the Naxi people’s peaceful daily life.
local Naxi family visit
Baisha Murals: Art heritage of minority ethnic groups living in Northwest Yunnan. It shows religionary topics such as Mahayana, Tibetan Buddhism and Taoism.
Shuhe Old Town: UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed it as an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people. It is called ‘the hometown of springs’.
Shuhe Old Town : UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) has listed it as an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi people. It is called ‘the hometown of springs’.
Tea-Horse Road Museum：Tea Horse Road is a series of properties located in some of the world’s most majestic settings. The high mountain peaks, lush valleys and deep gorges of Yunnan are a haven of natural and cultural diversity, connected by this ancient road that was plied for thirteen centuries by horse caravans.
Free time in the afternoon.
Bai Traditional House in Xizhou：One of the 25 or so minority groups in Yunnan province is the Bai people. The history of this small minority is very interesting. The little town of Xizhou (the name means “happy town”) is a now a quiet town with a population of about 32,000 people.
Zhoucheng tie dyeing： Zhoucheng Village near Butterfly Spring in Dali Old City is famous as the ‘Hometown of Bai People’s Tie-dyeing Art’. Tie-dyeing is a technology of printing flower patterns on cloth.
Erhai Lake Park： One of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. It means, ‘sea shaped like an ear’, in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named.
Three Pagoda Temple：In the time of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms, Chongshengsi was the largest monastery in this area and the Three Pagodas were only a part of it. Now, the monastery has long disappeared and only the Three Pagodas remain.
Dali Old Town：Many international backpackers have regarded it as a Mecca to tune out for a while. Walking in the cobbled streets of Dali, you will get a feel of relaxed atmosphere.
Fly to Kunming. Airport-hotel transfer.
The Stone Forest Scenic Region boasts numerous scenic areas and spots, such as the Greater and Lesser Stone Forests (also known as the Lizijing Stone Forest), Naigu Stone Forest, Zhiyun Cave, Long Lake, Moon Lake, Qifeng Cave, and the Dadie Waterfalls.
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer.
Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip: Li River cruise to Yangshuo, Countryside trip in Yangshuo：The highlight of Guilin’s scenery. The 83 kilometers-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artist’s masterpiece.
Free time in the morning in Yangshuo.
Reed Flute Cave: known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China.
Elephant Trunk Hill: Regarded as the symbol of Guilin . Originally named “Li Hill”, “Yi Hill” and “Chenshui Hill”, the hill is 3.6 hundred million years old.
Fly to Chengdu. Airport-hotel transfer. Free time in the afternoon.
Giant Panda Breeding Base：This huge institution replicates the natural habitat of the giant panda and is dedicated to preserving and increasing their population so they will not become extinct. You are able to get real close-up to some pandas and photograph them as well as the so-called lesser red pandas which really look and act like raccoons.
Jinsha Site Museum：It is a rare site museum among Chinese museums because of its combination of modern civilization and the civilization of ancient Shu State (Sichuan Province was called Shu State in ancient times), as well as the combination of ecological environment and culture.
Broad and Narrow Alleys： It is a microcosm of the city’s history as well as a deep mark in local people’s memory.
Free time in the morning. A bullet train to Chongqing. Railway station pick-up. Yangtze River tour begins at 22:00: Taking a boat on Yangtze River and watch the beautiful night view of Chongqing. Chongqing night view is famous as little Hong kong.
An excursion to Shibaozhai: At the top of Shibaozhai is a three-storied hall dedicated to Manjusri built during the reign of the Xianfeng Emperor (1850–1861), called the Purple Rain Pavilion.
Yangtze Three Gorges with an excursion to Shennong Stream:
Ship trip, enjoy beautiful view of two sides and some historic relic on the mountains.
Three Gorges Dam: the world’s largest power station in terms of installed capacity.
Disembark the cruise.
Yichang Museum if time permits. Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer.
Shanghai Museum: museum of ancient Chinese art, it is considered one of China’s first world-class modern museums.
Yuyuan Garden: A historic garden built by ancient people, and has a sense of traditional beauty.
A la carte lunch: small stuffed buns pot sticker wonton
the Bund, Huangpu River cruise: The Shanghai Bund has dozens of historical buildings, lining the Huangpu River, that once housed numerous banks and trading houses from European countries. And it is a good place to see night view and Yangtze River.
A round-trip high speed train to Suzhou.
Humble Administrator’s Garden: The Humble Administrator’s Garden was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was initially a private garden of a former government servant named Wang Xianchen. It was said that Wang was frustrated in his official career, so he intended to build a garden after retire and just do some gardening work like planting trees and cultivating vegetables there.
Master of Nets Garden: It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size. Even more than the architectural achievement is the mood of tranquility and harmony that it embodies.
Pingjiang Road:parallels with Pingjiang River. The typical houses of ancient Suzhou with white walls and black tiles are standing by the street, simple and unsophisticated.
Transport to and from Shanghai railway station is included.
Free time for the day.
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off in Shanghai. Fly to Hongkong. Airport-hotel transport by yourself.
Free time for the day.
Take a shuttle bus or a taxi to the airport. A pleasant trip home!
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