Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer.
Tiananmen Square: the center of Beijing, where you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony.
Forbidden City: also known as the Palace Museum, and Gu Gong in Chinese, lies at the city center of Beijing, and once served as the imperial palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368 – 1911).
A la carte lunch: special and local food of Beijing.
Temple of Heaven: It is the largest existing one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature.
Badaling Great Wall: The Great Wall is a must for a China tour, while Badaling is a must for a Great Wall tour. Badaling Great Wall in Beijing is the best-preserved and most complete section among the various, hence the most popular, even among world leaders. You should visit it at least once in your life.
Sacred Way: The road leading to heaven. The Emperor, known as the Son of the Heaven, who came from Heaven to his country through the Sacred Way, also deservedly would return to Heaven through this road.
Bird’s Nest (drive by): It was designed as the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The Olympic events of track and field, football, gavelock, weight throw and discus were held there.
Fly to Lhasa. Airport-hotel transfer.
Tibet Museum：It has a permanent collection related to the cultural history of Tibet. The museum has a collection of around 1000 artefacts, from examples of Tibetan art to architectural design throughout history such as Tibetan doors and beams.
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.
A Tibetan Family.
Fly to Xian. Airport-hotel transfer.
Terracotta Warriors: constructed to accompany the tomb of China’s First Emperor as an afterlife guard. It is considered one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world, and one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th century.
Big Wild Goose Pagoda： A well-preserved holy place for Buddhist with a history of over 1300 years. It is the landmark building of Xian, the key national cultural relics and AAAA attraction.
Shanxi History Museum: Shaanxi History Museum is located in the northwest of the Xi’an Wild Goose Pagoda. It was built in 1983 and was open on June 20, 1991. Shaanxi History Museum is China’s first large-scale modern.
City Wall: The most intact ancient Chinese wall in existence. It encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. Xian was the capital of thirteen different Chinese dynasties, so the need for a defensive structure.
A local family visit, Home-cooked lunch.
Fly to Guilin. Airport-hotel transfer.
Reed Flute Cave: known as “the Palace of Natural Arts”is a landmark and tourist attraction in Guilin, Guangxi, China.
Seven Star Park: The most important and sightworthy cave of Guilin vicinity for its length of 240 meters and its many stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in weird and wonderful shapes appealing to everyone”s imagination.
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.
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.
Yangshuo to Guilin airport transfer.
Fly to Chongqing.
Ciqikou Old Town: Ciqikou is on a hill above the Jialing River in the western part of Chongqing city. It is a small section of city with about two city streets and back allies that are set aside as a pedestrian shopping and dining area.
Yangtze Cruise starts at about 22:00:
Fengdu County is known to most Chinese as the ‘Ghost City’. Having nearly two thousand years’ history, the Ghost City combines the cultures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism with the mystique of ghosts.
The Shibaozhai looks like a strangely-shaped pagoda hugging a hill. The hill is on the bank of the Yangtze River that has steep sides.
Day14 Shennong Stream or Three Little Gorges
Shennong Stream: On the border between Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge is the Shennong Stream. Taking its rise from the main peak of Shennong Jia (the first peak in the center of China) and flowing through Badong County, it ultimately flows into the Yangtze River via the Wu Gorge.
Three Little Gorges: One of the main tributaries of Yangtze river with a total length of about 250 kilometers. The river is relatively small, but it exceeds Yangtze’s Three Gorges in beauty and tranquility.
Three Gorges Dam: The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydro-power project.
Disembark the cruise: From Chongqing – Yichang along Yangzte River.
Yichang Museum if time permits: Its main building is a three-story building built to an ancient style.
Fly to Shanghai. Airport-hotel transfer.
Shanghai Museum: The scope, depth and quality of its collections, and the striking architecture and use of modern technology make the Shanghai Museum one of the most famous if not the most famous in China.
Yuyuan Garden: a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. It was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan.
A la carte lunch.
the Bund, Huangpu River cruise: a cruise trip on Huangpu River for the city view of Shanghai.
Bid farewell at the airport. Thank you for travelling with us.
Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin/Yangshuo, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai
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