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22-Day China World Cultural Heritage Tour of Beijing-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Xian-Luoyang-Chengdu-Lhasa-Mt. Huangshan-Shanghai-Suzhou)

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Beijing Forbidden City + Great Wall + Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses + Huizhou(Huangshan)
China Essence Tour China World Heritage Tour 22-Day World Culture Heritage Tour of Beijing-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Xian-Luoyang-Chengdu-Lhasa-Huangshan Mountain-Shanghai-Suzhou)

Highlights: As the quintessential tour themed World Cultural Heritage in China, this 3-week tour will take you the most important and charming historical cities in China, where you will visit many historic and cultural wonders, Buddhism temples and beautiful ancient Chinese building complexes, such as the Forbidden City, Great Wall, Pingyao ancient town, the Terra-Cotta Warriors, Longmen Grottoes, Mount Emei and Leshan Giant Buddha, Potala Palace and the Jokhang Temple, etc. The cities will be the selected and the representatives of different regions of China like Beijing, Taiyuan, Pingyao, Xian, Chengdu, Lhasa, Shanghai and Huangshan. which are all the hot tourist destinations in China



Day 1: Arrive in Beijing.

forbidden city
Beijing Forbidden City

Our English-speaking guide will pick you up at the airport, and then transfer to your hotel, the rest of the day is on your own.

Day 2: Beijing. (B+L+D).

Full day trip to the Tian'anmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Peking Opera Show in the evening

- The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
- The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
- The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.
- The Summer Palace: The largest and best-preserved royal garden in China with a history of over 800 years.

great wall
The Great Wall

Day 3: Beijing. (B+L)

Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ming Tomb and Sacred road. Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.

- The Great Wall: One of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China.
- The Ding Tomb: The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
- The Sacred Road: The way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.

Day 4: Beijing-Taiyuan. (B+L)

Transfer via: K717(21:50/07:00)-Train by CITS arrangement
Visit Hutongs by rickshaw. Take overnight train to Taiyuan.

- Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infant and local people's houses among them.

Day 5: Taiyuan. (B+L)

chongyang palace
Chongyang Palace

Arrive in Taiyuan. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Have city tours to the Double-Pagoda Temple, the Chunyang Palace.

- The Double-Pagoda Temple: It was originally called Yongzuo Temple, built in the 36th year of Wanli in the Ming Dynasty (1608). The two pagodas in the temple are considered the symbol of Taiyuan city.
- The Tianlongshan Grottoes: Cliff carvings that began in the 6th century and continued over the next 400 years.
- The Chunyang Palace: It was built to commemorate the Taoist priest Lu Chunyang of the Tang dynasty. Now it forms part of the Shanxi Museum.

Day 6: Taiyuan-Pingyao. (B+L)

Full day trip to the Jin Ancestral Temple, the Qiao's Grand Courtyard, the Shuanglin Temple. Arrive in Pingyao ancient town and check in your hotel.

Pingyao Ancient Town
Pingyao Ancient Town

- The Jin Ancestral Temple: It was originally started in the Northern Wei Dynasty (386 - 532 AD) to commemorate the memory of Shu Yu (Zhou Wu), the founder of the state of Jin.
- The Qiao's Grand Courtyard: With the area of 8724 square meters, the courtyard was the house of the richest family Qiao in Qing Dynasty in China. Though 2 centuries have been passed, it still keeps its original splendor in architectural style.
- The Shuanglin Temple: Standing for more than 1500 years, the temple is famous for more than 2,000 painted sculptures of precious value, representing Ming and Qing Dynasties' best. They are reputed as a "treasure reserve of the oriental painted sculptures".
- Pingyao ancient town: In the middle of Shanxi Province, it is the best-preserved among the four ancient towns in China. It is the assembly place of folk houses in north China where rows upon

Day 7: Pingyao-Xian. (B+L)

Transfer via: 2535(19:33/06:56)- train by CITS arrangement

ancient city wall of Xian
Xian City Wall

Visit the Ancient City Wall, the Rishengchang Draft Bank, the Mingqing Street. Take evening train to next destination.

- The Ancient City Wall: The 6.4km-long wall was constructed in the third year of Hongwu period of the Ming Dynasty (1370A.D.). It is one of the best-preserved ancient city walls in China.
- The Rishengchang Draft Bank: It was established in 1823. It was the biggest draft bank at that time and had been famous for "Hui Tong Tian Xia" (Business Connecting The Whole World).
- The Mingqing Street: It is the downtown thoroughfare and reserved quite well of the styles in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

Day 8: Xian.(B+L)

Upon arrival Xian, be met & transferred to your hotel. Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty Show in the evening.

the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses
Terra-cotta Warriors

- The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
- The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.
- The Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.
- The Tang Dynasty Show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital.

Day 9: Xian-Luoyang. (B+L)

Transfer via: K118(13:51/19:43)- by cits arrangement
Have city tours to the Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Wall. Take the afternoon train to Luoyang. Upon arrival Luoyang, be met & transferred to your hotel.

- The Provincial Museum: One of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
- The Ancient City Wall: An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.

Day 10: Luoyang. (B+L)

Visit the White Horse Temple & Longmen Grottoes.

white horse temple
White Horse Temple

- White Horse Temple: The first Buddhist Temple in China.
- Longmen Grottoes: More than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha and his disciples were carved into the cliff walls on the banks of the Yi River, 16km south of the city in 494 AD.

Day 11: Luoyang-Chengdu(B+L) .

Transfer via: flight by CITS arrangement
Upon arrival Chengdu, be met & drive to Mt. Emei and visit Baoguo Temple. Arrive in Chengdu, be met & transferred to Mt. Emei(160km).

- Baoguo Temple: lies at the foot of the Mountain.
- Mt.Emei: is one of the most famous mountains for Buddhism in China. It has many temples and beautiful scenery.

Day 12: Leshan-Chengdu. (B+L)

Half a day tour to see monkeys and the Myriad Years Monastery in the Mt. Emei. Be transferred to visit Leshan Buddha Statue with Cruise.Be transferred back to Chengdu late in the afternoon.

leshan buddha
Leshan Giant Buddha

- Myriad Years Monastery: is the most famous temple on Mt. Emei and it enjoys high reputation in Buddhism.
- Leshan Giant Buddha: is the largest Buddha in the world, about 71 meters high. It started to be carved in 713 A.D. and finished 90 years later.

Day 13: Chengdu-Lhasa.(B+L)

Transfer via: flight by CITS arrangement
Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Lhasa. Arrive in Lhasa. Be met & transferred to your hotel.
Have city tours to Tibet Museum at about 16:00.

- The Tibet Museum: The museum holds texts, photographs, videos and installations that present Tibet’s history and visions for its future.

Day 14:Lhasa(B+L)

Full day trip to Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and Barkhore Street.

potala palace
Potala Palace

- The Potala Palace: Perched upon Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa Valley. It is the greatest monumental structure in Tibet.
- The Jokhang Temple: It is the spiritual center of Tibet.
- The Barkhor Street: The Barkhor is the oldest street in Lhasa as well as the center of old Lhasa and remains very traditional. It is a place where Tibetan culture, economy, religion and arts are assembled.

Day 15: Tibet Travel(B+L)

Full day trip to Trupeng Monastery, Norbulingka and The Tibetan Dance & Song Show.

- The Tsepung Monastery: It is one of the biggest monasteries in Tibet.
- The Norbulingka Park: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden". It was constructed as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama at very beginning, and later served as the whole governmental administration.
- The Tibetan Family: Common Tibetan people welcome you to their homes, greet you in their traditional way and entertain you with their typical food.

Day 16: Lhasa-Chengdu. (B+L)

Transfer via: flight by CITS arrangement
Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for flight to Chengdu.

- the Panda Base: In the Panda Base,people can get approached to the pandas and take closely look of the cute animals.

Day 17: Chengdu-Shanghai-Huangshan. (B+L)

Transfer via: flight by CITS arrangement
Take the flight to Shanghai, then connect the next flight to Huangshan. Arrive in Huangshan, be met & transferred to the hotel with your private guide & vehicle. Free at leisure for the rest of day.

mt.huangshan
Huangshan Mountain

Day 18:Huangshan.(B+L)

Take cable car to the top of Mt. Huangshan, tour to Jade valley and other peaks; Stay overnight on top of the mountain.

- Mt. Huangshan: known as "the loveliest mountain in China", famous for its magnificent scenery made up of many granite peaks and rocks emerging out of clouds.

Day 19: Huangshan-Shanghai..(B+L)

Transfer via: flight by CITS arrangement
Take cable car down from the Mt. Huangshan. Visit Shexian for the unique Paifang architectures, the Ancient Street (laojie) & visit Ink Stone Factory. Be transferred to the airport for the flight to Shanghai. Arrive in Shanghai. Be met & have city tours to the bund, Nanjing Road.

Shanghai
Shanghai Night View

- The Bund: the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period.
- Nanjing Road: the busiest shopping street in Shanghai.
- Shexian Paifang: Paifang, is an archway usually made of fine wood or stone,as memorial and decoration. Shexian county is famous as the "the Town of Paifang" and has thousands of arches scattered around. It is the best place to explore the social culture in China's feudal society.
- Ancient Street: Located in the center of the Huangshan City, the Ancient Street was built 700 years ago in the Song dynasty. Its total length is about 1.5 km and the sides of the street are laid with slab stones. There are hundreds of old but well preserved shops, evoking a bygone era in buildings

Day 20:Shanghai.(B+L)

Visit Oriental Pearl Tower,Shanghai Museum & Yu Yuan Garden. Enjoy Shangcheng Acrobatic Show in the evening.

- Shanghai Museum: The biggest museum in China, with a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics. The museum is especially famous for its treasures of bronzes, ceramics, paintings, and calligraphy.
- Yu Garden: the most celebrated classical Chinese garden in Shanghai, around which a nice shopping mall for all kinds of light products, specialties and local snacks.

Day 21: Shanghai-Suzhou-Shanghai.(B+L)

Drive to Suzhou. Have a cruise on the Grand Canal, then visit the Pan Gate, Lingering Garden, The No.1 Silk Factory & Tiger Hill. Enjoy the Garden Show in the evening.

Lingering Garden
Lingering Garden

- Grand Canal: The Grand Canal ranks alongside the Great Wall of China as the country's greatest engineering achievement and it is the longest man-made waterway in world. Cruising on the Canal, you can see the local peoples' life .
- Pan Gate: Pan Gate is an ancient city gate with land and water entrances. One gate with land and water entrances was quite typical in ancient China. Pan Gate is the only one left.
- Lingering Garden: Suzhou is famous for the gardens. Lingering Garden is an elaborate succession of small gardens. Lingering in the garden you would marvel at this unique architecture art.
- The No.1 Silk Factory: Suzhou is also famous for its silk production. In the factory you can see how the silk is processed from the silk worm to the final woven cloth.
- Tiger Hill: is one of the most famous sight in Suzhou, entitled as "the most famous place in Wuzhong", also named "Surging Sea Hill", "Surging Sea Peak".
- Garden Show: You can enjoy the traditional Chinese dramas, folk instruments performance and so on in the Garden.

Day 22:Shanghai-Home.(B)

Transfer via: flight by your own arrangement
In the morning, be transferred to the airport for the flight to Service Ends.



China World Heritage Tour

Tour No. Seeraa CN01

China World Heritage Tour---China Culture and History Tour
Feature: World Heritage in China, Huangshan, Beijing, Shanghai
 

  Classification Per Person Total
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  6-9 ≥ $ /
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Service Included:

1. Entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
2. Meals as specified in the itinerary, if needed. (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner)
3. Experienced English-speaking guide in tour
4. Air-conditioned private car or van for transfers and sightseeing
5. Train as specified in the itinerary
6. Itinerary can be tailor-made or adjusted according to the specific needs

Service Excluded:
1. International transportation
2. Chinese visa
3. Personal expenses such as: excess luggage charge (please verify your flight documentation), beverages, laundry services, etc.
4. Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide
5. Domestic flights ticket reservation

Hotels (Changeable after Connection)

Destinations Hotels
Beijing On Request
Taiyuan On Request
Pingyao On Request
Xian On Request
Luoyang On Request
Chengdu On Request
Emei On Request
Lhasa On Request
Huangshan On Request
Shanghai On Request

Additional Service

Hangzhou City Guide
China Ancient Culture
World Heritage in China
China Elite Culture
China Ancient History
China Jiangnan Attractions
 


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