Upon your arrival in Beijing,
our tour guide will meet you at Beijing airport.
After claiming your luggage, you will easily find
our guide holding a welcome sign with your name
on it. Transfer to your hotel.
+ Lunch + Dinner)
Visit the Imperial Palace
(Forbidden City), the Tiananmen Square and the Summer
Palace. Enjoy the Beijing Duck Dinner and the Peking
Opera in the evening.
City: Built between 1406 and 1420, the Forbidden
City was the palace of the emperors of the dynasties
of Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911), a period
extending over 500 years. The Imperial Palace covers
an area of 183 acres. It was burnt down, rebuilt,
and renovated many times, so most of the architectures
date from the 1700's and on wards.
Square: The square is located in the center
of Beijing, it covers an area of 44 hectares, 500
meters wide from east to west, and 880 meters long
from north to south. The Chairman Mao Memorial Hall
sits in the south of the square. The Forbidden City's
outer entrance, the Tiananmen Gate (the Gate of
Heavenly Peace) stands at the north end of the square.
Palace: Covering an area of 2.9 square kilometres,
it is the largest and most well-preserved royal
garden in China. There are more than 3,000 ancient
structures in the Summer Palace, including temples,
pavilions, bridges, halls, towers, corridors, etc.
In December 1998, UNESCO included it on its World
After breakfast, pay a visit
to the Great Wall and the Ming Tombs. See the appearance
of the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) at
Wall: One of the true architectural wonders
of the world. It was first built about 2500 years
ago, during the period of the Warring States,
and was extended and fortified by subsequent dynasties:
Qin, Han and Ming, the Great Wall extends to more
than 5,000 kilometers.
Tombs: A collection of imperial mausoleums
of 13 Emperors of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) with
500 years history. Dingling, the tomb of the Wanli
Emperor (1563-1620), is the only one to have been
excavated. The excavation revealed an intact tomb,
with over 3,000 pieces of cultural relics, including
items of golden crown, silk, textiles, jades,
vases, red lacquer boxes, silver, porcelain and
- Xi'an (Breakfast
Tour to the Temple of Heaven
and Yonghegong Lama Temple. Transfer to the airport
for your flight to Xi'an.
of Heaven: a masterpiece of architecture and
landscape design which simply and graphically
illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for
the evolution of one of the world's great civilizations,
and had a profound influence on architecture and
planning in the Far East over many centuries.
Lama Temple: The only temple in Beijing to
have its own subway stop, also called Yonghe Lamasery,
or Yonghe Gong, is the most handsome and impressive
Buddhist temple in the city. The Lama Temple was
originally the residence of prince Yongzheng,
who later became Emperor. His mansion was converted
into a temple in 1744 after he ascended the throne.
One of the most prominent features of the temple
is a huge, 23-meter-tall Maitreya Buddha, which
was carved from the trunk of a white sandalwood
Tour to the Terra-cotta Warriors
Museum. After lunch, drive back to the city center
of Xian and visit Big Goose Pagoda and the Ancient
Warriors: A collection of terracotta sculptures
depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang (259 BC -
210 BC), the first Emperor of China. It is a form
of funerary art buried with the emperor and whose
purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
Life size terracotta figures of warriors and horses
arranged in battle formations are the star features
at the museum.
Goose Pagoda: A Buddhist pagoda which was built
in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had
five stories. One of the pagoda's many functions
was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that
were brought to China from India by the Buddhist
translator and traveller Xuanzang.
Xi'an Ancient City
Wall: Initially built during the old Tang dynasty
(618 -907), Xi'an Ancient City Wall is the most
complete city wall that has survived in China, as
well being one of the largest ancient military defensive
systems. The wall now stands 12 meters tall, 12-14
meters wide at the top and 15-18 meters thick at
the bottom. It covers 13.7 kilometers in length
with a deep moat surrounding it.
- Lhasa (Breakfast,
Visit the Shaanxi Provincial
History Museum, the Great Mosque and the Muslim
Quarters. Take flight to Lhasa.
Arriving at Lhasa airport,
our local guide will meet you at Lhasa airport and
transfer to your hotel in Lhasa.
Provincial History Museum: The museum was built
in 1983 and opened to the public in 1991. It is
a giant Tang Dynasty style architecture, covers
an area of 65,000 square meters. 370,000 exhibits
show the history of over a million years from prehistoric
times (1,150,000 years ago - 21st Century BC) to
about 1840 AD. The museum's collections include
bronzes, terracotta statuary, ceramics, bronze mirrors,
and coins and currency, calligraphy, rubbings, scrolls
and so on.
Quarters: Located to the north of the West Street
in the city center, the quarter is the hub of the
Muslim community in Xian, it is a fascinating area
where you can find exotic food, interesting people
and great souvenir stalls.
Visit the Potala Palace this morning. Have lunch,
explore the Jokhang Temple and Barkhor Street.
Originally constructed in the 7th century under
the orders of the then king of Tibet, Songsten Gambo,
it used to be the seat of the Tibetan government
and residence of the Dalai Lama. The Potala Palace
is 117 meters tall and 400 meters wide, and covers
a total area of more than 130,000 square meters.
It houses a wealth of Buddhist statues, treasures,
murals, religious scriptures and paintings.
Originally constructed by the Tibetan king Songtsan
Gampo in 647 AD, the temple was built for his two
brides, Princess Wencheng of the Chinese Tang Dynasty
and a princess of Nepal. For most Tibetan pilgrimages,
it is the most sacred and important temple in Tibet.
A quadrangle-shaped bustling bazaar located in the
downtown area of the old Lhasa city. It is the oldest
street in Lhasa and remains very traditional. The
shops and stalls here sell a great variety of goods,
such as Buddhist statues, prayer wheels, turquoise
jewelry, Tibetan paintings, clothing and Tibetan
After breakfast, tour to Norbulingka,
then visit Tibet Museum. In the afternoon, visit
the Carpet Factory and Sera Monastery.
The Summer Palace of Tibet with the highest gardening
artistic level. The layout of Norbulingka Park borrowed
the layout of Traditional Chinese Gardens by using
architectures, artificial hills, water and bushes
to create a unique atmosphere.
One of the Six Big Monasteries of Gelugpa of the
Tibetan Buddhism. A most interesting time to visit
the monastery is in the afternoon when monks, after
finishing their morning scripture classes, can be
seen debating in the courtyard. During the remainder
time we can visit the carpet factory and enjoy some
beautiful Tibetan Carpets.
- Shanghai (Breakfast)
After breakfast, be transferred to Lhasa Airport
and take flight to Shanghai. Tour to YuYuan Garden,
explore Shanghai old town around the City God Temple.
Have a walk along the
Bund and Nanjing Road.
Garden: A classical garden located in Anren
Street, near to the Bund. The garden is typical
of the gardening art south of the Yangtze River.
The gardens are purposefully designed to distort
space and distance. The garden was primarily built
in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) by Mr. Pan, a local
Temple: A Taoist Temple located in Huangpu area
near the Yuyuan Market. The original temple, constructed
in Ming Dynasty. The City God Temple is surrounded
by the traditional commercial district. There are
more than one hundred shops in the area and most
buildings of these shops are over 100 years old.
Bund: It is in fact a waterfront area in Shanghai.
A spacious walkway for sightseeing runs atop a 771-metre
long retaining wall on the Bund, paved with colorful
tiles and dotted with flower beds and lighting.
It is a good place for a leisurely stroll and a
view of the Huangpu River. The Bund is very impressive
at night, as the floodlights of the grand buildings
on the Bund are shining together, making the buildings
look like huge crystal palaces.
Be transferred to the airport
for your departure, end of service.
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