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[ GW-SL-004 ] Beijing-Luoyang-Xi'an-Chengdu-Leshan-E'meiShan-Panzhihua-Lijiang-Zhongdian-Dali-Kumming-Guilin-
Yangshuo-Guilin-Shanghai ( 23 Day)
Day 1: Beijing
Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Be transferred to your comfortable hotel on arrival. (D)
Day 2: Beijing
Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. It is situated
in the heart of Beijing. Then, move on to visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the “Forbidden City”, the
biggest palace complex in the world. Twenty-four emperors from the Ming and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties
lived and ruled China from there. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven where the emperors of Ming and
Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. A Peking Duck Dinner concludes your first
full day activities in China. (B-L-D)
Day 3: Beijing
Today’s highlight is your visit to the Great Wall, one of the “Seven Wonders of the World” and a symbol of
Chinese civilization. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across mountains from
east to west. A short drive away is the statue-lined Shenlu (Spirit Road) leading to the Ming Tombs, here you
can see some marvelous stone sculptures. The Ming Tombs area is for deceased emperors of the Ming
Dynasty. (B-L-D)
Day 4: Beijing-Luoyang
Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. As a
masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design, it integrates the natural landscape of hills and open
water with manmade features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges into a harmonious and
aesthetically exceptional whole. Then, you will take a ride in rickshaw through some old “Hutongs”, lanes or
alleys formed by lines of Siheyuan (a compound with houses around a courtyard). Leave Beijing to Luoyang by
train. (B-L-D)
Day 5: Luoyang
Be transferred to the hotel for breakfast on arrival. Whole day’s excursion is to visit the Shaolin Temple, which
is located at the foot of Song Shan Mountain --- the central of the five sacred mountains in China. The temple
was founded in A.D. 527 by a monk, Bodhidharma. He developed a form of physical movement which is based
on the natural motions of animals, hence the origin of Shao Lin Kung Fu. Then, you will visit Longmen Grottoes
, built in the year of 494, during the Northern Wei Dynasty, the Long Men Grottoes is one of China's three leading
treasure house of grotto art, with 2,100 grottoes. The largest Buddhist sculpture stands 17.14 meters tall.
Day 6: Luoyang-Xi'an
Ride a train to Xi’an, with a history of 3100 years. It is just like living history book. Be picked up upon arrival.
You will have some free time in the afternoon. Moving around this old city is like going through thousands of
years back in time. As regards the number of dynasties and span of time, Xi’an served as an ancient capital
beyond compare. (B)
Day 7: Xi'an
Full day’s excursion is to the unparalleled highlight Terracotta Warriors and Horses at the Tomb of Qin Shi
Huang, the first emperor in China. Added highlight is a visit to Banpo Village - the remains of a Neolithic village
dating back to 6,000 years. If time permits, visit a factory where copies of Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are
made. With the introduction of the workman there, you may try to use clay and mould to make the copies of
Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses yourself. (B-L-D)
Day 8: Xi'an-Chengdu
Begin today’s sightseeing with a visit to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was built in 652 A.D. It contains a
large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang. Move
on to visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures are kept. Then, pay a visit
to the Great Mosque built primarily in the Ming Dynasty when Chinese architectural elements were synthesized
into mosque architecture, and it is the largest and best-preserved one of the early mosques of China. Take an
overnight train to Chengdu, always praised as the Tian Fu Zhi Guo, means “Storehouse of the Heaven”. (B-L-D)
Day 9: Chengdu-
Arrive in Chengdu at around 14:00. Be picked up and driven about 2 hours to Leshan. Pay a visit to Leshan
Giant Buddha
, said to be the biggest Buddha statue in the world. The Giant Buddha statue, carved on the
mountain, stands 71 m high, with its back against Jiuding Mountain and facing the confluence of the Minjiang,
Dadu and Qingyi rivers. There are more than 90 stone carvings and Buddhist shrines on both sides of the Giant
Buddha. (B-L-D)
Day 10: Leshan-E'mei
After breakfast, head for Mt. E’mei, a lush and tall sacred mountain dotted with twenty active temples and
monasteries linked by hundreds of thousands of stairs. You will go to Golden Summit of Mt. Emei by cable
car, sightseeing the Golden summit and enjoy the cloud sea. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3099
meters (about 3389 yards) above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can
enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. Take an overnight train to Panzhihua.
Day 11: Panzhihua-
Arrive in Panzhihua in early morning. After breakfast, take a bus driving to Lijiang, a city full of poetic and ancient
atmosphere with its buildings and streets. (B-L-D)
Day 12:Lijiang
Visit theSuhe Tea and Horse Old Town, Baisha Murals in Baisha Naxi village and Black Dragon Pool to have a
look at the renowned Moon Embracing Pavilion. You will have some time for sightseeing of the Old Town of
, also known as Dayan Town with Sifang Street at the core, the entire city spreads out in all directions,
and is crisscrossed by a labyrinth of flagged streets and alleyways. (B-L-D)
Day 13: Lijiang-
After breakfast, you will drive 47km to Stone Drum Village (47km) reaching the first Bend of Yangtze River,
then, drive 50km to Tiger Leaping Gorge. Tiger Leaping Gorge, one of the world’s greatest four gorges, is
located in Hutiaoxia Town in Zhongdian County and is honored as one of the deepest and most marvelous
gorges on the globe. Then, continue driving105km to Zhongdian (Capital city of Deqen Tibetan Auto. Prefecture),
where is close to Tibet and known as Shangri-La (a hidden paradise in James Hilton’s 1993 novel --- The Lost
Horizon). (B-L-D)
Day 14: Zhongdian
Pay a visit to Songzanlin Lamasery, or “Second Potala” as it is affectionately known, a spiritual place that
invites you to discover the mystery and traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Visit Napahai Lake Nature Reserve,
the habitat for the black neck cranes. Today, you will also have chance to visit Tibetan family and try home-
made Yak Butter tea and Tibetan Cheese. (B-L-D)
Day 15: Zhongdian-
Full day drive on the tour bus to Dali. Dali is a historically and culturally famous city of China, which is renowned
for her historical interests. Dali City stands against Cangshan Mountain in the west and adjoins Erhai Lake in
the east, and is embraced by undulating hills around. On arrival in Dali, visit Zhoucheng Village. (B-L-D)
Day 16: Dali-Kumming
In the morning, take a cruise on Erhai Lake. Just as its name implies, the lake is similar in form to that of a
human ear. Enjoy the tea ceremony of Bai People (Three-Course-Tea) in Xizhou Old Town. You will also have
some time to explore the Old Town of Dali with its colorful markets. Ride an overnight train to Kunming,
known as “The City of Eternal Spring”. (B-L-D)
Day 17: Kunming-
Stone Forest-Kunming
Arrive in Kunming in the morning. Be picked up from railway station and driven to the Stone Forest (90 km)
boasted as the World’s Karst Wonder, and pay a visit to Seven Star Yi people’s village on the way. This area
offers visitors a unique landscape of stark limestone pillars twisted and sculpted by wind and water erosion
some 270 million year ago. From a distance, these stone pillars look indeed like a dense forest; hence the
name of Stone Forest. It covers an area of 350 square kilometers, yet only about 11.92 square kilometers have
been developed as scenic landscape open to the public. Come back to Kunming in the late afternoon. (B-L-D)
Day 18: Kunming-
You will visit to the Western Hill, from the top of which you get through the Dragon Gate which consists of some
grottos cut out of the vertical cliff face of the Western Hill, from where you can enjoy a bird's eye view of Kunming
city and the big lake at the foot of the hill. Then, visit the Golden Temple which is 330 years old and is the largest
bronze-made temple in China. Then, visit Yunnan Provincial Museum. Fly to Guilin, one of China's top attractive
destinations. (B-L-D)
Day 19: Guilin-
After breakfast, visit the Reed Flute Cave is Guilin’s largest and most impressive cave and contains some of
the most extraordinary underground scenery in all of China. Today’s highlight is cruising down the Li River,
which stretches 83 kilometers from Guilin to Yangshuo. The cruise will give you a chance to savor the lovely
view of the area’s extraordinary limestone peaks. The cruise ends in Yangshuo. Visit local markets. Yangshuo
is a charming small town with its main street lined with small hotels, countless souvenir shops and restaurants. (B-L-D)
Day 20: Yangshuo-
Visit some local villages in Yangshuo suburb. Then, drive back to Guilin. Pay a visit Fubo Hill for a panoramic
view of Guilin and Seven Star Park, named after the tale that the seven peaks of Mountain Qixing (Seven Star)
were the seven stars in the north sky falling down to the earth. Then, take a late afternoon flight to Shanghai, the
bustling commercial heart of China, known as “Paris of the East”. (B-L-D)
Day 21: Shanghai
Visit the Bund, at the west shore of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and the Jin Mao Tower can
be seen on the opposite side. The splendid row of early 20th century Europe buildings remains the
quintessential Shanghai sight. Visit fascinating Yuyuan Gargen, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take
a walk through the Old Town filled with antique markets and specialty stores. A fabulous Acrobatic Show
concludes your first day in Shanghai. (B-L-D)
Day 22: Shanghai
This morning you will visit marvelous Shanghai Museum a leading attraction of the city since it opened in
1994, containing some priceless collections of paintings, porcelains and bronzes. Move on to check out the
St. Ignatius Cathedral (Xujiahui Cathedral) built in 1846. Wander around the former French Concession
represented by the leafy Fuxing Park and the architecture in the area. Then pay a visit to the Jade Buddha
where two rare jade statues of Sakyamuni Buddha are treasured. You will have some free time in the
afternoon to explore the city. (B-L-D)
Day 23: Return from
Be transferred to the airport and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (B)
Standard A ( for 4-star hotel )
Beijing: Hollyear Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an (4-star building)
Chengdu: Xinhua International Hotel
Leshan: Jin Hai Tang Hotel Leshan
Luoyang: Luoyang Grand Hotel
Zhongdian: Holy Palace Hotel Zhongdian
Lijiang: Jiannanchun Hotel Lijiang
Dali: Asia Star Hotel Dali
Kunming: Jin Jiang Hotel Kunming
Guilin: Guilin Plaza
Yangshuo: Paradise Hotel Yangshuo
Shanghai: Dorure International Hotel Shanghai
Hotel Standard A( for 4-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 16465
¥ 4740
¥ 20650
¥ 5630
¥ 25990
¥ 5630
Shoulder Season
¥ 15930
¥ 4210
¥ 20180
¥ 5150
¥ 25530
¥ 5150
Low Season
¥ 15470
¥ 3750
¥ 19890
¥ 4875
¥ 25250
¥ 4875
Standard A ( for 3-star hotel )
Beijing: Pinganfu Hotel Beijing
Xi'an: Wan Nian Hotel Xi’an
Chengdu: Xinhua International Hotel
Leshan: Jiazhou Hotel Leshan
Luoyang: New Friendship Hotel Luoyang
Zhongdian: ()Pacific Rim Hotel Zhongdian
Lijiang: Lijiang Old Town San He Hotel
Dali: Land Scape Hotel Dali
Kunming: Camellia Hotel Kunming
Guilin: Fubo Hotel Guilin
Yangshuo:()New Western Street Hotel Yangshuo
Shanghai: Xin Ya Hotel Shanghai
Hotel Standard A( for 3-star hotel ) Price: RMB --/ per person in 1/2 double room
≥10 person
Single Supplement
6-9 person
Single Supplement
2-5 person
Single Supplement
High Season
¥ 15545
¥ 3830
¥ 19510
¥ 4540
¥ 24880
¥ 4540
Shoulder Season
¥ 15315
¥ 3595
¥ 19265
¥ 4290
¥ 24680
¥ 4290
Low Season
¥ 15110
¥ 3390
¥ 19130
¥ 4155
¥ 24490
¥ 4155

High Season: Apr., May, Sep., Oct., 1st Nov.-15th Nov
Shoulder Season: Mar., July, June, Aug., 16th Nov.-30th Nov
Low Season: Dec., Jan., Feb


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