Temple of Heaven
Imperial Palace, Beijing
the Great Wall of China
Sacred Way, Beijing
Summer Palace, Beijing
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Gegentala Grassland, Hohot
Zhaojun Tomb, Hohot
Five Pagoda Temple, Hohot
Dazhao Temple, Hohot
Huayan Monastery, Datong
Yungang Grottoes, Datong
9 Days Beijing,
Hohhot And Datong Tour
Tour Code: CNT_08
1. Tour Itinerary
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.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Opera is deemed the national opera
of China. The accompanying music,
singing and costumes are full of Chinese
Take an excursion
to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs.
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.
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.
- Hohhot (Breakfast
Visit the Temple
of Heaven this morning. After lunch,
transfer to the airport for flight to
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.
- Gegentala Grassland (Breakfast
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
Stay tonight in the tent of Mongolian
Grassland - Hohhot (Breakfast
Drive back to
Hohhot in the morning. Visit the Tomb
of Wang Zhaojun, the Five Pagoda Temple
and the Dazhao Temple.
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.
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".
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.
- Datong (Breakfast
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.
- Beijing (Breakfast
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
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
3. Tour Price
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that we can quote precisely for the above
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2. The number of persons in your party,
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luxury hotels or standard 4-star hotels
or comfortable 3-star hotels for your
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
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
The economic class air tickets of the
domestic flight or soft berth/seat train
tickets between cities as specified in
The main entrance tickets for the sights
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.
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
of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air / train
charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room
Should a twin room is needed by a single
guest, supplement of the twin room will
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
Expenses of a personal nature such as
laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call,
optional activities or sightseeing, overweight
baggage charges or meals not indicated,
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides