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Yellow River
Shaolin Temple

Along Yellow River - Xi’an, Sanmenxia, Luoyang, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng ( 9 days )
[ Tour Code: EL- YR- 001 ]

Day 1 Arrive Xi'an

Arrive in Xi’an, and be transferred to the hotel on arrival. (D)

Day 2 Xi'an

Begin the day’s activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta
of China’s first feudal Emperor, Qin Shihuang. On your way back to the city, stop at a mountain village
and visit local residents. Then, visit 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. (B-L-D)

Day 3 Xi'an

Climb the ancient City Wall and visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures
are kept. You will also visit 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. Enjoy a characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)

Day 4 Xi'an-Sanmenxia
After breakfast, drive to Sanmenxia and visit Hukou Waterfall on the way. When the mighty Yellow River flows
through mountains and gorges to Hukou, the billowy water streams narrow suddenly, falling 30 meters (33
yards) into a deep riverbed like a herd of galloping horses, transforming the quiet river into a turbulent one. The
thundering sound can be heard from quite a distance. The tremendous mass of water strikes the rocks,
creating piles of foam and huge water poles. It is an amazing view with mist all around. The riverbed here is
like an enormous teapot absorbing all the rushing water, so the waterfall is named Hukou Waterfalls (Kettle
Spout Falls). Stay overnight in Sanmenxia. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Sanmenxia-
In the morning, ride a coach to visit Museum of Guo's Vassal State. Guo's State is the blood relation of
enfeoffment of initial stage of the Western Zhou Dynasty of Zhou kingdom, because military strength is strong,
skillful in battle, imperial family thinks highly of Zhou Kingdom but majestic town Nation country. You will visit the
graveyard of Guo’s Vassal State and Chariots Rattling and Horses Neighing displayed the site of Chariot Pits.
Then, have a visit of Sanmenxia Key Water Conservancy Project which is the first control project constructed
on Yellow River. Head for Luoyang. (B-L-D)
Day 6 Luoyang
In the morning, pay a visit to Longmen Grottoes, built in the year of 494, during the Northern Wei Dynasty. The
Longmen Grottoes is one of China’s three leading treasure houses of grotto art, with 2,100 grottoes. The
largest Buddhist sculpture stands 17.14 meters tall. Then, visit Xiao Langdi Water Conservancy Project on
Yellow River, a multi-purpose project for flood control, ice control, dredging, industrial and municipal water
supply and hydroelectric power. (B-L-D)
Day 7 Luoyang-
Begin today’s excursion to White Horse Temple, located 12 km away from Luoyang City. Established by the
Han Dynasty in 68 AD when Buddhism started to spread, this temple is believe to be the first Buddhist temple
built by the government in China. Head for the Shaolin Temple, which is located at the foot of Songshan
Mountain – the central of the five scared mountains in China. The temple was founded in 527 A.D. 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, drive to Zhengzhou for overnight. (B-L-D)
Day 8 Zhengzhou-
After breakfast, pay a visit Yellow River Scenic Area which is the most ideal place to experience the culture of
the Yellow River which is well-known as “the Cradle of China”. Then, drive to Kaifeng. You will visit Iron Pagoda
of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), Dragon Pavilion – site of imperial palace of the Song and Jin
dynasties and the 1400-year-old Xiangguo Temple which is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in
China. Then, drive back to Zhengzhou. (B-L-D)
Day 9 Depart from
After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for departure. (B)
B:Breakfast  L:Lunch  D:Dinner
Hotel: 3-4star (or the same standard)
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
Shoulder Season
Low Season

1) We will arrange a national guide for the group over 10 person, the cost is RMB_____.

2) If the group is over 16 person, the cost of the 16th person is RMB_____.

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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