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China and Tibet Tour
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to 4 star hotel- Mercure WanShang Beijing.
The highlight today is a visit to the Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and to the Ming Tombs, the burial grounds for the 13 Ming Dynasty emperors.
Morning program takes you to Tian An Men Square and the Forbidden City, the residence of emperors for more than 500 years. Lunch is arranged our carefully-selected restaurant. Afternoon sightseeing features the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvests.
After breakfast, drive to visit the Summer Palace, a summer resort for Empress Dowager Ci Xi. After that, you will explore the 'Hutong'(residential area) in a pedicab or rickshaw and have a glimpse of traditional Beijing life. Today you will enjoy one of the famous cuisines in China, Huaiyang cuisine for lunch.
Fly to Xian in the morning. Check into Days Hotel & Suites, Xinxing, Xi'an. After a typical Chinese flavor lunch, you will visit the majestic Wild Goose Pagoda and the Ancient City Wall. Then visit the Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, a massive modern museum up to the national standard, which is located in the south outskirt of Xi'an city.
A full day tour recalls the glories of ancient Xian as you visit the burial site of an incredible army of 8000 lifelike Terra-cotta soldiers and the ancient Banpo Village. Lunch is arranged local popular restaurant.
Fly to the holy city of Lhasa, capital of the mystical Buddhist Kingdom of Tibet. Locked away in its mountain fortress of the Himalayas, Tibet has had a unique hold on the imagination of the West. You are greeted by tour guide at the airport and transferred to your Tibet Hotel. The rest of the day will be at leisure for you to relax and adjust to the high altitude.
Tour starts from the religious Potala Palace built in the 7th century by the famous Tibetan king-Songtzen Gampo. After having a Tibet-style lunch, you will visit Jokhang Temple, situated in the old section of Lhasa. King Songtzen Gampo built this temple in the mid-7th century A.D. Now it is the most sacred place in Tibet. Then continue to visit Tibet Museum.
Full day sightseeing takes you to Drepung Monastery. "Drepung" in Tibetan means "the hill of rice', because this white Monastery looks like a big hill of rice. This monastery occupies an area of 150,000 square meters with 7700 lamas and becomes the largest monastery in Asia. After that, you will visit Norbulingka Park. In 1752, the 7th Dalai Lama built the first palace here for successive Dalai Lamas to carry out their political and religious activities during the summer season. Today Norbulingka has become a public park for picnicking, relaxing and entertainment. Continue to visit Sera Monastery. Sera means 'Hailstone” in Tibetan, and legend tells that it hailed during the foundation of this famous monastery.
After breakfast drive to the airport and fly to Chengdu. Check into the Jinyu Sunshine Hotel upon arrival. Continue to visit the Giant Panda Research and Breeding Center in the afternoon.
Fly to the mystical city of Guilin in the morning. With its thousands of limestone outcroppings, Guilin has inspired generations of silk scroll painters. Check into the nice Guilin Park Hotel. After lunch, visit Elephant Trunk Hill), a fantastically shaped hill in the shape of an elephant extending its trunk into the river. Then visit Folded Brocade Hill.
Spend the day aboard a scenic Li River Cruise through the mist-shrouded limestone mountains, passing picturesque farms and fishing villages. In the afternoon, you will see the limestone Reed Flute Cave where spectacular stalactites and stalagmites and the mirror lake dazzle visitors.
After breakfast in the hotel, you will fly to Guangzhou. Upon arrival, visit the Chan Family Temple and Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. In the afternoon, board express train to Hong Kong. Upon arrive in Hong Kong, meet and transfer to the four-star Regal Hong Kong Hotel.
Today you will explore to Hong Kong Island on your own. Hong Kong is an easy city to explore on foot. If it weren't for the harbor, you could walk everywhere--Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, the Central District, Wan Chai, and Causeway Bay.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
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