12 days Essence of Mystery China

Tour Code:CHINA201412
Duration: 12 days
Destination: Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Yangshuo, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1,arrive in Beijing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Your tour guide and driver will be reay to welcome you at the arrival hall at the Capital Airport in the morning.
To transfer you to your hotel by a comfortable private vehicle.

Day 2, Tian'an Men Square, Forbidden City,Jinshan Park, Hutong and Acrobatic show in the evening                                                                                 
The guide and driver will meet you in the hotel in the morning and head to the first stop,the impressive Tian`anmen Square. 
It is a large city square in the center of Beijing, China and largest city central square in the world,named after the Tiananmen Gate (Gate of Heavenly Peace) located to its North, separating it from the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political centerof Chinese government.

After that,you can climb up the Jingshan Hill,which is behind of the Forbidden City and a green space in the heart of Beijing and home to one of the city’s few hills, was made from the earth dug out to make the Forbidden City’s moat. Covering about 57 acres (230,000 square meters), Jingshan Park once served as an imperial garden during the Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties.  It is a great place to have a bird view of the Forbiddne City if the weather is clean.
After a nice lunch at the local Chinese restaurant,visit the old Beijing Hutongs.
In Beijing, hutongs are alleys formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. Many neighbourhoods were formed by joining one siheyuan to another to form a hutong, and then joining one hutong to another. The word hutong is also used to refer to such neighbourhoods.
Since the mid-20th century, the number of Beijing hutongs has dropped dramatically as they are demolished to make way for new roads and buildings. More recently, some hutongs have been designated as protected areas in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history.
Acrobatics in the eavening.
Acrobats & gymnasts from throughout China perform at theatre – breathtaking routines of flexibility involving chairs, bikes, jumping hoops,spinning plates & human strength. 

Day 3,Mutianyu Great Wall,2008 Olympic Garden and Lama Temple                                                                                                                                                
Wear the comfortable shoes,today will visit the Great Wall of China at Mutianyu.

The Great Wall at Mutianyu is a little further from Beijing than the most popular section at Badaling, but it doesn't get crowded.  This section of the Wall is fully restored, there are hand rails to help you up on the very steep parts and the views are spectacular. You will have your choice of taking a cable car or chair lift up and spend 2-3 hours hiking on the Wall. Then you have the option of taking a toboggan ride back down or simply return the way you came.
After lunch at local farmers restaurant,drive by the Beijing Olympic Garden.
Then visit the Biggest Tibetan Budhhist Temple in Beijing,the Lama Temple.A series of beautiful pavilions comprise this Mongolian-Tibetan yellow-sect temple, which features an impressive fifty-four-foot (25m) high Buddha carved from one piece of Tibetan sandalwood.  iIt is a functionings temple and monastery of the Geluk School of Tibetan Buddhism.  Building work on the Yonghegong Temple started in 1694. The temple is said to have survived the Cultural Revolution due to the intervention of Prime Minister Zhou Enlai. It was reopened to the public in 1981.It is an excellent place to see Buddhism practiced. 

Day 4,Temple of Heaven, HongQiao Pearl Market and Summer Palace                                                                                                                                              
Your guide and driver will collet you in your hotel,drive to the largest park in downtwon,Temple of Heaven.It was built in 1420 with a total area of 674 acres, this is the largest building for religious worship in China, which was originally used by the Ming and Qing emperors to pay homage to Heaven and to pray for a year of rich harvest. 

Nice park to while away an hour or two for listening to singing and music, and watching the locals going about their lives. A popular place particularly for Beijing's elderly population.
Lunch will be seved at local restaurant nearby the Temple of Heaven.

Summer Palace in the Afternoon.
Once a summer retreat for emperors, this 716-acre park is still a retreat for the crowd-weary tourist, who can relax here or stroll around ancient pavilions, mansions, temples, bridges and huge lake, stopping occasionally at a shop or tea-house.
Much-loved summer retreat of the Imperial families, the lovely landscaped gardens, halls, pavilions and corridors are set around the lake and rivers in natural harmony.

Shopping at the Silk Street or HongQiao Pearl Market.

Day 5, take early flight or overnight train or High Speed train to Xi`an,visit the Museum of Qin Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses                                       
The Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses are considered the eight wonder of the word.The Terra-Cotta Warriors and Horses was built 2000 years ago. The great archeological excavation of Qin (221BC-206BC) Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses unfolded a strong army of altogether 7,000 life-size pottery soldiers, horses, chariots and weapons arranged in battle formations symbolically, guarding the tomb of Emperor Qin Shi Huang. Lunch at a nice local restaurant.
The Bell Tower is a symbol of the city. Erected in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, it stands towering above the city center and offers incredible view of Xi'an. The Drum Tower was built in 1380 during the early Ming Dynasty, and got its name from the huge drum located within the building. In contrast to the Bell Tower, where bell was sticken at dawn, drum was beat at sunset to indicate the end of the day.
When you finish visiting the Tower, you may round off your trip, by tasting a number of delicious snacks of Shanxi in the Muslim Quater adjacent to it.

Day 6,Big Wild Goose Pagoda,Xi'an Acient City Wall, Shanxi Museum,then fly to Guilin                                                                                                                
After breakfast,you will pay a visit at Big Wild Goods Pagoda. I
is a Buddhist pagoda built 1500 Yeas ago during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories.The original construction of rammed earth with a stone exterior facade eventually collapsed.Five decades later it was rebuilt by Empress Wu Zetian in 704AD who added five more stories. A massive earthquake in 1556 heavily damaged the pagoda and reduced it by three stories, to its current height of seven stories.
Xi`an Acient  City Wall is the landmark of Xi'an, standing over 700 years guarding the inner city. Walking or biking on the city wall for a nice view of the city.
Shanxi Museum will give you an idea of 2000 years history of China.
Fly to Guilin, stay overnight in Guilin

Day 7 ,Take a cruise from Li River down to Yangshuo,Cycling in Yangshuo Beautiful villages, West Street                                                                             
You guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel. You will take a cruise journey along Li River down to Yangshuo where picturesque scenery comes into view all the way:shaped limestone peaks,verdant bamboo forests, crystal waters, narrow bamboo rafts and peaceful local villages pass silently by.
A simple lunch is provided on board by the cruise company. Upon arrival in Yangshuo,you will check in first.After a short rest,we will transfer you along the country road to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of Yangshuo. On the way,you will stop over at a villager's home to learn more about the local famers' life.

At night,you can take a stroll along the West Street which is a 1,400-year-old traditional southern Chinese street. Stop at any of the bars and have a leisure drink with your companions.
Stay overnight in Yangshuo

Day 8,Cycling tour in Yangshuo--Yulong River,Moon Hill,Big Banyan Tree                                                                                                                                           

Cycling along Yulong River in the morning to enjoy the beautiful natural scenery of Yangshuo. This river flows through some of the most beautiful karst scenery near Yangshuo. The karst mountain landscape is pretty spectacular
You will pass several villages before you head along the river to the Big Banyan tree and Moon Hill.

The Big Banyan Tree was planted 1,500 years ago during the Jin Dynasty.It is still full of life, like a giant green umbrella providing a natural shelter for passers-by.The Moon Hill is so named because there is a huge perforative hole on the mountain top which looks like a full moon. When watching from different angles,you will see different shapes of the moon.
Drive back to Guilin.

Day 9, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill                                                                                                                                                                         
Reed Flute Cave, known as 'the Palace of Natural Arts ',about 5 km northwest of dowbtown Guilin. It boasts many Karst formations in the shape of stone columns, stalactites and stalagmites, with unique shapes which are enhanced by colored lights. 

Elephant Trunk  Hills stands in the downtwon area of Guilin City,at the Junction of the Li River& the Peach Bloosom River.The name was chosen becuase the hill looks like a giant elephant dipping its trunk into the river.The green water of Li River in front of it and the clear spring at the foot make Elephant Trunk Hill one of the most famous hills in Guilin City.
Fubo hill, where you will be fascinated by the beautiful landscape,numerous historical items and stone carvings.
After the tour, your guide and driver will drop you off at the airport to catch your onward flight to Shanghai

Day 10,Yu Garden, Riverside Promenade,Nanjing Road and the Bund                                                                                                                                                    

After breakfast,your first stop will be Yu Garden. Yu Garden is an important traditional tourist resort in Shanghai,which enjoys the reputation of "the crown of beauty in the southeast China". The finely structured pavilions,winding cloisters and crystal pond together make the garden a charming and tranquil land int he bustling city.
Lunch at local nice Chinese restaurant.Then visit the Riverside Promenade, have a look of the shanghai city standing nearly 500 meaters high at Oriental Pearl Tower. 
Nanjing Roat and the Bund,which is the best place to see the night of Shanghai,morden and brilliant.

Day 11, Drive to Hangzhou to visit the West Lake,Lingyin Temple                                                                                                                                                     
Have a breakfast in the hotel,then 2 hours drive to Hangzhou,visit the West Lake.
West Lake has incfluenced poets and painters throughout China`s history for its natural beauty and historic relics,and it has also been among the most important sources of inspiration for Chinese Garden designers.It was named an UNESCO World Heritage in 2011,described as having"infuenced gardens design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centruies" and refecting"an idealized fusion between humans and nature".
Luch at local restaurant,then Visit the Lingyin Temple in the afternoon.
The Temple is the oldest,the most famous and influential buddhist monastery in Southeastern China.It was built about 1800 years ago,this temple features a main hall extending 33.5 meters in height,a statue of Sakyamuni carved of 25 pieces of camphor wood and a laughing Buhhda covered in gold.
Go to Suzhou in the afternoon,stay overnight in Suzhou.

Day 12, The Humble Administrator's Garden , Tongli Water Town                                                                                                                                                     
The first stop is the Humble Administrator`s  Garden. It was built in the early years of Zhengde in the Ming Dynasty,over 500 years.It is one of the representative works of classical gardens south of the Yangtz River.The Humber Administrator`s Garden was listed as National Key Cultural Relics Protection Unit by the State Council in 1961,known as "Four Famous Gardens"in China.
After lunch at local restaurants you will pay a visit to the famous Water Town in Tongli which is known for a system of canals.
It has been given the nickname "Venice of the East"

The price includes :

Private English speaking tour guide service

Private car transfer

Entrance ticket for the 
A dragon boat ride in the Kunming lake of  the Summer Palace 
Lunch at local nice  restaurant
Second class high speed train tickets

The price Excludes:

Gratuities to your guide and Driver
Cable car and Toboggan tickets for the Great Wall
Acrobatics tickets and rickshaw through the Hutongs
Bike rental for the City Wall biking
Elevator tickets for the Oriental Pearl Tower and Cruise at Yangtz River 

1, The price based a bus tour,if your require a customized unique beijing tour for individuals,familiy or small group,contact with us  please.We can talior-made an itineary for you.
2,The price is based in US dollar
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