Imperial Palace, Beijing
the Great Wall of China
Temple of Heaven
Sacred Way, Ming Tombs
Summer Palace, Beijing
Terra cotta Warriors, Xi'an
Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an
Great Mosque, Xi'an
History Museum, Xi'an
Stone Forest, Kunming
Golden Temple, Kunming
Three pagodas of Dali
Erhai Lake, Dali
Bai People, Dali
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Naxi People, Lijiang
Heilongtan Park, Lijiang
Oriental Pearl TV Tower
Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai
12 Days Beijing,
Xi'an, Kunming, Dali, Lijiang And Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_16
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 National Day.
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.
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.
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
Opera is deemed the national opera of
China. The accompanying music, singing
and costumes are full of Chinese cultural
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.
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple
of Heaven. After lunch, transfer to
the airport for flight to Xi'an. Optional
program in the evening: Tang Dynasty
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.
Dynasty Show: A
performance of Chang'an music and dances
that was originated in the Tang dynasty
of Chinese history over a thousand years
Visit the Terra
Cotta Warriors Museum, the Big Wild
Goose Pagoda and
Cotta Warriors Museum: Qin
Shi Huang Mausoleum, with its 40 meters
high tumulus, was built in the third
century B.C. for Qin Shi Huang, the
first emperor of the Qin Dynasty (221-206
B.C.). In 1974 a huge pit with numerous
Qin pottery figures was discovered to
the east of the mausoleum. The unearthed
clay warriors and horses are huge and
life-like and provide valuable data
for the study of the military weaponry
and sculpture of the time. The excavation
of this incredibly rich find is a continuing
process and visitors can actually see
the archaeologists at work revealing
more and more of these remarkable statues.
Nothing comparable to it has ever been
uncovered in China before.
Wild Goose Pagoda: This
pagoda is on the grounds of the DaCiEn
Temple. It was built in 652 A.D. Xuan
Zhuang, the famous master monk of the
Tang Dynasty, here translated Buddhist
texts that he had brought back from
India. The pagoda, as it stands today
has seven stones and is 64 meters high.
Spiraling staircases lead to the top
where one is rewarded with a good view
of Xi'an and the surrounding area.
City Wall: The wall was erected in the 14th century Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), it encircles and protects the ancient part of Xian City. A wide and deep moat ran around the 13-kilometer walls. Visitors could rent a bike and go all around the city wall; it is a fun and peaceful way to experience the city.
- Kunming (Breakfast
Visit the Shaanxi
Provincial History Museum and the Great
Mosque. Transfer to the airport for
flight to Kunming.
- Stone Forest - Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours (90
KM) to visit the Stone Forest. Return
to Kunming in the afternoon.
Forest: The 26,000-hectare Stone Forest is located in Lu'nan Yi Nationality Autonomous County, about 120 kilometers southwest of Kunming. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful stone forest we see today.
- Dali (Breakfast
Take morning flight
Take a cruise in the Erhai Lake then
visit the Three pagodas. In the afternoon,
we will visit the Dali Ancient City.
Lake: A fresh
water lake in the Yunnan Plateau at
an elevation of 1972 metres, with a
length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Three pagodas: The
Three Pagodas are representation of
the ancient architectural and cultural
arts of the Bai nationality, erected
during the Wudai Period (907-979 A.D.)
of the Dali Kingdom.
Ancient City: A
famous Chinese historical and cultural
city and a national scenic zone. A rich
heritage dates back to the days when
the city was the capital of the kingdoms
of Nanzhao and Dali.
- Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive 3 hours
Explore Lijiang Ancient Town.
Ancient Town: It
is situated on a plateau at an elevation
of 2,600m and is impressive because
of its scenery and lush vegetation.
There is no other town in China like
Lijiang which incorporates the folkways
of so many people and the architectural
styles of both north and south China.
Tour to Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, Lijiang Murals and Ancient
Shuhe Village of Naxi people.
Dragon Snow Mountain: A
holy mountain for the Naxi people
that is located 15km north of Lijiang
city with an altitude of 5600 meters
(18,400 feet) above sea level. Visit
villages of Naxi people.
in succession from the early Ming
dynasty to the reign of Emperor Qianlong
in the Qing dynasty. These mural paintings,
with their fine and smooth lines,
bright colors, vivid pattern and balanced
and harmonious composition are a wonderful
- Shanghai (Breakfast
Take flight to
and transfer to hotel.
Visit the Yuyuan Garden, Shanghai Old
Street and former French Concession.
Have a stroll over the Bund. Optional
program in the evening: the Portman
Acrobatic Show or Huangpu River cruise.
the most famous classical garden in
Shanghai, Yuyuan is located to the northeast
of the old town, not far from The Bund.
It was built from 1559 to 1577 during
the Ming Dynasty. Each pavilion, hall,
stone and stream in the garden is expressing
the quintessence of South China landscape
design from Ming and Qing Dynasty.
French Concession: It
is once designated for the French from
1849 to 1946, consisting of today's
Luwan and Xuhui Districts. Interesting
architecture built with French and Belgian
venture investments and showing mixed
Chinese-European styles. Today, the
area is characterized by quiet, tree-lined
avenues, French-style villas, interesting
boutiques, lively bars and quaint cafes
that are not typical of China.
Bund: As the
architectural symbol of Shanghai, the
Bund is on the west bank of Huangpu
River and winds one kilometer. The name
"the Bund" is derived from an Anglo-Indian
term meaning literally "muddy embankment".
To the west of the Bund, there are 52
magnificent buildings standing in different
styles: Rome, Baroque, Gothic, Renaissance,
Classic and the combination of Eastern
and Western style, most of them were
erected before 1937.
Pu River: A
tributary of the Yangtze and there is
plenty of traffic on it to prove its
importance. You'll see the magnificent
building skylines on both the historic
west side (the Bund), and the modern
east side (Pudong) as well as the working
area of coal boats filling barges and
sending them downriver. It's fun to
see such lively river life as well as
Shanghai's amazing skyline.
Transfer to the
airport for your departure, end of service.
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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.
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