12 Days China Ancient Cities Tour to Beijing, Datong, Taiyuan, Xian, Shanghai
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Trip Overview:China Ancient Cities Tour: The impressive 12 days tour will take you experience the ancient cities in the north of China.

12 Days China Ancient Cities Tour

Day 1     Meal(s) ()   TBA   /   Beijing

Transfer via: by air-own arrangement 


Program: Arrival Beijing, your tour guide will welcome you at the airport then transferred to your hotel for check-in, have a rest


Day 2     Meal(s) (B,L)   Beijing


Program: Enjoy the local people's live in The Temple of Heaven, Then go to visit  Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, The Lhama Monastery,


-The Tiananmen Square: Visit the largest city square in the world at the heart of Beijing


-The Temple of Heaven: China's largest existing complex of ancient sacrificial buildings occupies an area of 273 hectares. It is three times the area of the Forbidden City, where you may see local people doing the morning exercises, practicing Taiji, dancing and even singing the Pecking Opera


-The Tiananmen Square: Visit the largest city square in the world at the heart of Beijing


-The Forbidden City: Listed by the UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage, the world's largest palace complex covers a floor space of 720,000 square meters. It houses numerous rare treasures and curiosities after 500 years being an imperial palace.


-The Lhama Monastery: The 260-year-old monastery is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China.


Day 3      Meal(s) (B,L)   Beijing


Program: Today you will visit the famous Badaling Great Wall, the Ming Tomb,


-Badaling Great Wall: One of the Seven Wonders of the World and the symbol of China. With a history of more than 2000 years and approximately 6,700 kilometers The Great wall of China offers a unique opportunity to experience this wonderful country. Among the most popular sections is the Great Wall at Badaling, The Great Wall at Mutianyu and The Great Wall at Simatai


-The Ming Tomb: The Ming tombs of the 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty were located on the southern slope of Mount Taishou (originally Mount Huangtu)


Day 4     Meal(s) (B,L)   Beijing   /   Datong

Transfer via: by train for soft sleeper


Program: Visit the Summer Palace in the morning, Then be transferred to Beijing train station for train to Datong, Be met at Datong railway station and transferred to the hotel,


-The Summer Palace: Listed as one of the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, The Summer Palace in Beijing is ranked among the most noted and classical gardens of the world.  


Day 5     Meal(s) (B,L)   Datong


Program: Yungang Cave, Hanging Monastery,


-Yungang Cave: Begun around AD 460, these grottoes are the earliest Buddhist carvings in China


-Hanging Monastery: Built precariously into the side of a cliff, the Buddhist Hanging Monastery is made all the more stunning by the long support stilts that extend downward from its base, furthering the appearance that there really isn't a whole lot keeping the structure from one day smashing to bits in the riverbed below


Day 6      Meal(s) (B,L)   Datong   /   Taiyuan

Transfer via: by overnight train for soft sleeper


Program: Be transferred to Datong railway station, Be met at Taiyuan train station and transfer to your hotel, Jinci Temple,


 -Jinci Temple: Dating from AD 1023, this Buddhist temple is at the source of the Jin River and is a good start for those who interested in Shanxi impressive collection of ancient wooden buildings


Day 7       Meal(s) (B,L)   Taiyuan   /   Xian

Transfer via: by overnight train for soft sleeper


Program: Pingyao, Qiao Family Courtyard House, Be transferred to Taiyuan train station for overnight train to Xian,


-Pingyao: Possibly the best-preserved ancient walled city in China. It has a movie-set charm that makes the hearts of even the most hardened expats skip a beat


-Qiao Family Courtyard House: This ornately decorated resident is where Zhang Yimou's chilling movie Raise the Red Lantern, starring Gong Li, was filmed. The complex consists of six courtyards, containing more than 300 rooms, and was built by Qiao Guifa, a small-time tea and bean-curd merchant who rose to riches.


Day 8     Meal(s) (B,L)   Xian


Program: Be met at Xian train station and transferred to hotel for breakfast, then visit the Provincial Museum, the Bell Tower, the Ancient City Wall,


-The Provincial Museum: Built at the site of a former Confucian temple in the southern part of Xian, this is the largest comprehensive museum in the province. It exhibits primarily historical relics of past dynasties and displays precious art treasures


-The Bell Tower: The wooden tower, which is the largest and best-preserved of its kind in China, is 36 meters (118 feet) high.


-The Ancient City Wall: It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world.


Day 9     Meal(s) (B, L)   Xian


Program: The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Wild Goose Pagoda,


-The Terra-cotta Warriors: 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 Wild Goose Pagoda: It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.



Day 10  Fri 10-Sep-10     Meal(s) (B,L)   Xian   /   Shanghai

Transfer via: by air-by DCT arrangement 


Program: Morning visit the Tomb of Emperor Jingdi, Then transfer to Xian airport for flight to Shanghai, Be met at the airport and transferred to hotel for a rest,


-Tomb of Emperor Jingdi: The Jing Emperor's tomb in Han Dynasty which was opened in 2001 and is famous for its rich collections of different kinds of tombs.  


Day 11     Meal(s) (B,L)   Shanghai


Program: Whole day city tour to the Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Yuyuan Market, Oriental Pearl TV Tower,


-The Bund (Waitan): It is one of the most recognizable architectural symbols of Shanghai. It is here where the first British company opened an office in 1846.


-Jade Buddha Temple: It is one of the main tourist highlights of Shanghai and it's also the most famous active temples in China. If you're lucky, you can watch the monks serving a ceremony in a side room.


-Yu Garden: It is characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market.


-Yuyuan Market: Yuyuan Market found beside Yuyuan Garden is a bazaar of stores that sells traditional Chinese arts and crafts and souvenirs. The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall.

Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as xiao long bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.


-Oriental Pearl TV Tower: Standing by the Huangpu River with 468 meters high, Oriental Pearl TV Tower is the highest TV Tower in Asia.


Day 12      Meal(s) (B)   Shanghai   /   TBA

Transfer via: by air- by your own arrangement 


Program: Be transferred to Shanghai airport for flight back!


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