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15 Days China Yunnan Tour
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the four-star Guangxi Hotel.
Travel to the Badaling Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of between 6000- 6500 km long built over several centuries to keep out the invading northern tribes. After a hike along a portion of the Wall, you visit the Ming Tombs (Changling ), a secluded valley housing 14 imperial burial mounds. Then you will have an overview of Olympic Stadium, including Bird Nest and Water Cube.
Morning tour starts with the Gugong, also called the Forbidden City, in scripted as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987.Built between 1406-1420, it is the largest palace of the world imperial complex covering 74 hectares. It has 9999 halls and rooms in which emperors lived for over 500 hundred years in Ming and Qing dynasties. Walk leisure around Tian An Men Square to admire the grandeur of the largest public squares in the world. After lunch, you will visit the biggest and most important imperial Temple of China, Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed annual rituals of sacrifice to ensure prosperity for future generations. Then you will drive to the Summer Palace which was built 800 years ago. It is the second largest and best-preserved royal garden in China, with 294 hectares including the beautiful and serene Kunming Lake.
Free in the morning. In the afternoon, ride in three-wheeled rickshaws through Beijing's Hutong, experiencing the lifestyle of the Beijing locals. Proceed to visit Lama Temple, the only Beijing city temple that survived the Cultural Revolution. It is the largest Lama Temple outside Tibet. It was built in 1694 and the architecture and ornamentation of the buildings show the influence of Han, Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan styles. Then go on to visit 798 factory, it is a new rising, avant-garde and trendy space that hosts high-level cultural, artistic and commercial activities. After the dinner, take the soft sleeper overnight train to Xian.
Fly to Xian in the morning. You are greeted by your guide and transferred to the four-star Days Hotel & Suites, Xinxing, Xi'an. After a refresh, visit to the majestic Big Wild Goose Pagoda. It is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. Then visit Ancient City Wall. It's the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. Then you will spend some time at the famous Shuyuanmen Cultural Street.
A full day tour to visit Terracotta Warriors. It is the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. It was listed by UNESCO in 1987 as one of the world cultural heritages. The museum covers an area of 16,300 square meters, divided into three sections: No. 1 Pit, No. 2 Pit, and No. 3 Pit respectively. After lunch drive back to the city and visit the Bell Tower in the very heart of Xian City. Following is the Great Mosque at the Muslim square. This Mosque is only one in China that perfectly combines the Muslim customs and Chinese culture, and features like a unique garden.
Fly to Kunming in the morning, the Spring City of China. Located on the east edge of the Tibet Plateau, Kunming is accompanied by warm weather year round. Check into the four-star New Era Hotel. In the afternoon, you will climb the Western Hill where you will find both Taoist and Buddhism temples on the top. A very beautiful lake view of the Dianchi Lake comes into sight while you are on the top of the Dragon Gate. On the way down, you will visit the Huating Temple , containing 500 sculptures of the disciples of the Buddha.
A full day excursion takes you to the Stone Forest, one of the natural wonders of the area, and a typical Karstic Landscape. Then continue to Jiuxiang Village, one of the largest cave groups in China. There are nearly 100 large and small karsts caves. This wonderful spot even has an underground waterfall and a breathtaking gorge. After the dinner, take the soft sleeper overnight train to Dali, an important stop on the Yunnan-Tibetan Highway.
Morning arrival in Dali, tour the Erhai Lake and enjoy the Folk Songs and Dances of the Bai ethnic minority while the famous Three Course Tea presented. You will find the crystal blue lake and the green mountain range nearby look alike a Chinese painting. You can have a leisurely stroll in Old Town Dali at evening. Overnight at the four-star Landscape Hotel.
Today, you will drive to Lijiang. Lijiang, bordering Tibet, is a small town with a spectacular mountain backdrop. After lunch, you will visit the Black Dragon Pool, and the Dongba Culture Exhibition Museum, which represents the Dongba Pictographic Characters and Naxi Minorities mysterious Culture, some of which still use the matriarchal social system up till today. Late afternoon, tour the Ancient Town of Dayan, a World Heritage Site in China recognized by the United Nations in 1999. Check into the He Xi Hotel, one of the typical guesthouse located in the ancient town.
A whole day tour starts with a visit to Yufeng Si, a traditional Lamasery famous for its 1000-year-old Camellia Tree. Take cable car ascending Jade Dragon Snow Mountain to visit Yak grassland, and tour the Baisha Mural in Baisha Naxi minority village.
Enjoy free time in the morning. Fly back to Shanghai in the afternoon. Shanghai, China's financial and commercial center. You will be met by your guide and transferred to the four-star Shanghai Greenland Jiulong Hotel.
Shanghai visit starts with a tour of the premier attractions of the city where you can immerse yourself in the culture and sophistication of this cosmopolitan. You can stroll along the lovely paths and pavilions of Yu Garden in Shanghai Old City and at the same time experience Shanghai recently gained modernity. This afternoon visit Shanghai Museum , mainly the exhibitions of painting, bronze, sculpture, ceramics, calligraphy, jade, Ming & Qing Dynasty furniture, coins, seals, and ethnic artwork. Then you will spend some shopping time at the famous Nanjing Road. In the evening enjoy leisure walk along the riverfront Bund and admire the night lights on both sides of the harbor.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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