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Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Beijing Imperial Palace
Imperial Palace, Beijing
Peking Opera
Peking Opera
the Great Wall of China
the Great Wall of China
Sacred Way
Sacred Way, Beijing
Ming Tombs
Ming Tombs
Summer Palace
Summer Palace, Beijing
Hohot Gegentala Grassland
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Gegentala Grassland
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Gegentala Grassland
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Zhaojun Tomb
Zhaojun Tomb, Hohot
Five Pagoda Temple
Five Pagoda Temple, Hohot
Dazhao Temple
Dazhao Temple, Hohot
Datong Huayan Monastery
Huayan Monastery, Datong
Huayan Monastery
Huayan Monastery
Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi China
Yungang Grottoes
Yungang Grottoes
Yungang Grottoes, Datong
Yungang Grottoes
Shanhua Monastery

9 Days Beijing, Hohhot And Datong Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Hohhot, Datong
Tour Code: CNT_08
Departure: Daily

1. Tour Itinerary

Day 01 Arrival in Beijing
Arrive at Beijing airport or railway station. Our English-speaking tour guide will meet and welcome you at the arrival hall, and then you will be transferred to your hotel for checking in. Remaining day is free at your own leisure.
Day 02

Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace) and the Summer Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner. Optional program in the evening: Peking Opera, Kungfu Show or Chinese Acrobatics.

Tiananmen Square: Tiananmen was the front gate of Forbidden City - the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Measuring 880 meters in length and 500 meters in width, Tian'anmen Square is located in the center of Beijing; military parade takes place here on China's National Day.
Forbidden City: The Forbidden City China is a symbol of oriental culture, Established on the basis of the Imperial PaLace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. One cannot be counted as having visited China if he or she has never visited the Forbidden City of China.
Summer Palace: The largest and most famous imperial garden in China which is located in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing. The Summer Palace was first built in 1750 as a summer resort for the emperors in the Qing Dynasty. It was built in order to celebrated Emperor Qianlong's mother's 60th birthday, and survived from several major damages a couple of times in late Qing Dynasty. The most attractive sight in Summer Palace is the Kunming lake. You can take a boat to cruise it in the summer and enjoy skiing on the frozen lake in the winter.
Beijing Duck Dinner: Beijing Roasted Duck is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing. The duck is hung in the oven and roasted by flame burning from fruit-wood. The finished duck is characteristic with crispy skin, tender meat and the fragrance from the fruit-wood.
Peking Opera: Beijing Opera is deemed the national opera of China. The accompanying music, singing and costumes are full of Chinese cultural facts.

Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square

Day 03 Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take an excursion to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.

Great Wall Of China: One of the seven wonders in the world and the symble of China. The Great Wall extends to more than 5,000 kilometers.
Ming Tombs: The Ming Tombs lie in a broad valley to the south of Tianshou Mountain in Changping County, about 50 kilometers northwest of Beijing proper. They are known as the 13 Ming tombs, as 13 out of the 16 Ming emperors were buried there. Construction of the tombs started in 1409 and ended with the fall of the Ming Dynasty in 1644. In over 200 years, tombs were built over an area of 40 square kilometers, which is surrounded by walls totaling 40 kilometers. The Ming Tombs are characterized by its large size, complete system, and intact preservation.
Day 04 Beijing - Hohhot (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Temple of Heaven this morning. After lunch, transfer to the airport for flight to Hohhot.

Temple of Heaven: Situadet in the South-Eastern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven is the largest still existing sacrificial temple in China. It was used as the site for imperial sacrifices during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was here that the emperor conducted the elaborate and most exalted sacrifices addressed to "the Supreme Ruler of the Universe" to ask for the heavens blessings and good harvest.
Day 05 Hohhot - Gegentala Grassland (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive to the Gegentala Grassland. Gegentala means "a place for spending summer" in Mongolian, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the grassland. Visit the herdsmen's tent and enjoy the Singing and Dances of Mongolian people.
Stay tonight in the tent of Mongolian people.
Day 06 Gegentala Grassland - Hohhot (Breakfast + Lunch)
Drive back to Hohhot in the morning. Visit the Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, the Five Pagoda Temple and the Dazhao Temple.

Tomb of Wang Zhaojun: Wang Zhaojun was a maid of honor in an imperial palace of the Han Dynasty. In 33 B.C. Huhanxie Chanyu, chief of the Xiongnus, proposed ties of amity with the Han court through marriage. When Zhaojun married Huhanxie, she brought with her the rich culture of the Central China Plain to the Xiongnu people in the north.
Five Pagoda Temple: The Pagoda is 16.5 meters high and looks like a Buddha's Warrior Attendant's seat, with a base under it and five exquisite pagodas on the base. As more than 1560 relief sculptures of Buddhas are engraved on the five pagodas, the temple enjoys the reputation of being "a 10000-Buddha Tower".
Dazhao Temple: Built in 1580 and expanded in the early years of the Qing Dynasty, the temple consists of a number of halls and a nine-room building; it contains many precious relics, including silver Buddhist statues and lions cast in iron.
Day 07 Hohhot - Datong (Breakfast + Lunch)
Take soft seat train to Datong which takes 4 hours. Visit the Huayan Monasteryand the Nine Dragon Screen.

Huayan Monastery: Built during the Liao Dynasty (916-1125 AD), it was originally the ancestral temple of the imperial family, offering sacrifices for emperors. The temple occupies an area of more than 16,600 square meters. Inside the monastery, there is a wooden pagoda which is 43 meters high. Under the pagoda is a 500-square-meter underground palace, which was constructed with 100 tons of copper.
Nine Dragon Screen: This screen was built for Zhu Gui who was the 13th son of Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). This 600-year-old glazed-brick structure, 45.5 meters long, 8 meters high and 2 meters wide, was originally used for guarding the gate of the mansion of Prince Zhu Gui. In 2001, it was approved as one of the national relics.
Day 08 Datong - Beijing (Breakfast + Lunch)
Visit the Yungang Grottoes and Shanhua Monastery. Take the overnight soft berth train to Beijing which takes 6.5 hours.

Yungang Grottoes: China's largest grottoes and world-famous treasure-house of arts and culture with 53 caves, with 51,000 carved statues and bas-reliefs.
Shanhua Monastery: First built in A.D. 713-741 during the Tang Dynasty. The entire monastery is a well-proportioned, well-preserved complex. It contains more than thirty Buddhist statues sculptured during the Liao and Kin dynasties, the most noteworthy being covered in gold leaf.
Day 09 Departure (Breakfast)
Arrive Beijing train station in the morning, our guide will meet you at the station. City tour. Transfer to the airport for your departure, end of service.

2. Hotel Accommodation

Destination Luxury Standard Comfortable
Beijing Crowne PLaza Hotel
Sunworld Hotel
King Parkview Hotel
Hohhot Zhaojun Hotel
Zhaojun Hotel
Zhaojun Hotel
Datong Datong Hotel
Datong Hotel
Datong Hotel

3. Tour Price

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1. Your name and nationality;
2. The number of persons in your party, if there are childre, please let us know their age;
3. Your travel date;
4. The code of the tour that you are interested in, each tour has a code, you can find it above;
5. Please let us know would you like 5-star luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels or comfortable 3-star hotels for your tour;
6. We specialize in customizing or tailor making tour package to make it do exactly what you want, if you have any request, please let us know.


4. Quotation Inclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
2. Meals
Daily American or Chinese breakfast at the hotel, Chinese lunch and dinner in local Chinese restaurant as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned vehicle.
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the sights mentioned.
6. Guiding service
All normal sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you finish the itinerary of each city. The cruise shore excursion is in-group assigned by the cruise company.
7. Insurance
China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance from you country of origin.

8. Tibet Travel Permit application fee
The Tibet Travel Permit application fee if your tour covers Tibet.


5. Quotation Exclusions For The Above Tour:

1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to enter China.
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not indicated, ect.
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers

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