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Shaolin Kong fu
Country in Wild China
 

Taiyuan, Pingyao, Linfen, Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Sanmenxia, Xi’an (13 days)

[ Tour code: GW- YR- 002 ]

Day 1 Arrive Taiyuan

Arrive in Taiyuan, and be transferred to the hotel on arrival. (D)

Day 2 Taiyuan-Pingyao

Today’s highlight is to visit Pingyao Ancient City. Take a visit to Ri Sheng Chang Banking Shop, still busy and
crowded Ming-Qing Street, ancient city wall and Yumen. You will also visit the famous Former Residence of
Family Qiao
. The doors, windows, eaves, stone stairs, quadrangular railings, and the Chuanxin, Pianxin, and
Jiaodao yard are all beautifully shaped. (B-L-D)

Day 3 Pingyao-Linfen

After breakfast, drive to Linfen, called “Ping Yang” in the history. Pay a visit to Yao Temple, the important
protection monuments of historical relics by Shanxi province. Yao was an emperor in the ancient legend of
China. He showed great concern for his people, thus was adored by them and was regarded as an ideal
emperor in people's mind. Then, visit Iron Buddha Temple which was first built in Tang Dynasty. (B-L-D)

Day 4 Linfen-Hukou
Waterfall-Linfen
Today’s highlight is to visit Hukou Waterfall. 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). Then, drive back to Linfen. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Linfen-Taiyuan-
Zhengzhou
Drive back to Taiyuan. Pay a visit to Jinci Temple, surrounded by the water, mountain, ancient timber and clean
spring, in the temple hundreds of palaces, halls, storied buildings, pavilions, booths, platforms, and bridges
are scattered here and there. Take an overnight train to Zhengzhou with soft sleeper (the 1st class in China, 4
persons sharing one cabin). (B-L-D)
Day 6 Zhengzhou-
Kaifeng-Zhengzhou
Be picked up from the railway station and have 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 7 Zhengzhou-
Luoyang
Begin today’s excursion to Shaolin Temple, which is located at the foot of Songshan Mountain – the central of t
he 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, head for visit 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. Stay overnight in Luoyang. (B-L-D)
Day 8 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 9 Luoyang-
Sanmenxia
In the morning, drive to Sanmenxia. On arrival, pay a visit to 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. (B-L-D)
Day 10 Sanmenxia-
Xi'an
After breakfast, drive to Xi’an 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). (B-L-D)
Day 11 Xi'an
Begin the day’s activity with an once-in-a-lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2,200-year-old Terracotta Warriors
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 12 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 9 Depart from
Xi'an
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
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Note:

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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