Tour guide pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel. Then free time of the rest day.
Shanghai Museum: will guide you through the craft of millennia while simultaneously escorting you through the pages of Chinese history.
Yuyuan Garden: It features a traditional Chinese park with its shaded alcoves, glittering pools churning with carp, pavilions, bridges, and pines sprouting wistfully from rockeries. Might take a break in a famous tea house-Huxinting Teahouse, once part of the gardens and now one of the most famous teahouses in China.
Huangpu River cruise: along the Huangpu River, enjoy the view of the Bund etc.
In the morning visit the Jade Buddha Temple. It was built between 1911 and 1918. And the centerpiece is the 1.9m-high pale green Jade Buddha in his own hall. After lunch fly to Yichang city, Hubei province. On broad after dinner, and begin your tour of Yangtze River Cruise.
This journey puts you afloat on China’s mightiest-and the world’s third longest-rive, the gushing 6300km Yangtze River. You can enjoy a lot on boat, the landscape, kinds of entertainments, and delicious food.
Today we will through the Three Gorges Dam. It’s China’s biggest engineering project since the construction of the Great Wall. It ranks as the world’s largest dam, measuring 185m high and 2km wide, the dam started generating power in 2005 and has a potential hydroelectric production capacity equivalent to 18 nuclear power plants.
And a welcome party on boat this night.
Pass by Wu Gorge (the Gorge of Witches), is simply stunning, cloaked in green and carpeted in a profusion of shrubs, its cliffs frequently disappearing into ethereal layers of mist.
And pass by the Little Three Gorge, The landscape is gorgeous, it’s not only the larger namesakes is alluring, some more narrow gorges are more impressive for some travelers.
Depending on water levels we would visit in Fengdu, the nickname the City of Ghosts, or the Snow Jade Cave recently discovered by local farmers nearby Fengdu city. The dated back to 50,000 years before limestone caves extend for a length of 1.6 km.
In the evening, the farewell dinner for you.
The last stop of your Yangtze cruise is Chongqing city, a metropolis of China. After having breakfast you will leave the ship. Then you take a simply city tour in Chongqing, which has the nickname of the “City in the Mist”.
At last fly to Xi’an. Pick up at airport and transfer to Hotel.
Xi’an has been the capital city of China nearly 2000 years and over 10 dynasties. The day trip in Xi’an is,
Terracotta Warriors：one of the famous archaeological finds in the world. This subterranean life-size army of thousands has silently stood guard over the soul of China’s first unifier for over two millennia. Drive about 1.5 hours of 70km from Xi’an city of single way.
Big Goose Pagoda: as Xi’an’s most famous landmark, it’s dominates the surrounding modern buildings. It was completed in AD652 to house the Buddhist sutras brought back from India by the famous Tang dynasty monk Xuan Zang. Xuan spent the last 19 years with team translating scriptures; many of these translations are still used today.
Shaanxi History Museum: it makes for an illuminating stroll through ancient Chang’an (the ancient name of Xi’an city). Most exhibits include labels and explanations in English.
Tang Dynasty Show: the most famous dinner theatre in the city stages with traditional dance, music and singing.
Visit Xi’an ancient town of:
Muslim Quarter: Good streets to stroll down, the narrow lanes are full of butcher shops, sesame-oil factories etc. smaller mosques hidden behind enormous wooden doors.
City Wall: Built in 1370 during the Ming dynasty, the 12m-high walls are surrounded by a dry moat and from a rectangle with a perimeter of 14km. Xi’an is one of the few cities in China where the old city walls are still standing.
After dinner transfer to the airport for the flight to Beijing. Pick up at Beijing’s airport and transfer to hotel. Free time in Beijing after arrival.
Sightseeing on today:
Great Wall of Mutianyu: in many sections of Great Wall in Beijing, this 3km-long section of wall is in Huairou county and less known. It’s renowned for the Ming-dynasty guard towers and stirring views.
Ming Tombs: The Ming Tombs are the final resting place of 13 of the 16 Ming emperors.
On above they’re on the list of World Heritage by UNESCO.
After dinner enjoy the famous traditional opera: Beijing Opera.
Day trip of cultural treasures experience on today:
Gate of Heavenly Peace: Built in the 15th century and restored in the 17th century, the double-eaved gate was formerly the largest of the four gates of the Imperial Wall that enveloped the imperial grounds.
The Forbidden City: So called because it was off limits for 500 years, the Forbidden City is the largest and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings in China. It was home to two dynasties of emperors, the Ming and the Qing, in total 24 Chinese emperors.
The Temple of Heaven (Tian Tan): A paragon of Ming design, the Chinese name actually means “Altar of Heaven”, originally served as a vast stage for solemn rites performed by the Son of Heaven, who prayed here for good harvest, and sought divine clearance and atonement. .
Transfer to airport and depature.
Golden triangle, Tibet, giant panda and yangtze cruise
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