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Wu Tai Shan

Beijing-Chengde-Datong-Pingyao-Xi'an-Shanghai (13 days)
[ Tour Code: EL- ASX- 002 ]

Day 1 Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Meet your guide upon arrival and be transferred to your comfortable hotel.

Day 2 Beijing

Begin the day’s activity with a visit to Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world. Then, move on
to visit the Imperial Palace, also known as the “Forbidden City”, the biggest palace complex in the world. 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

Visit the enchanting Summer Palace, one of China’s largest and best-preserved royal gardens, where you can
have a walk along the famous Long Corridor. In the afternoon, you will visit the Yonghe Lama Temple, the
biggest Tibetan Buddhist Lama Temple in Beijing, and the most renowned in China (outside Tibet itself).

Day 4 Beijing-Chengde
Drive to Chengde, a famous cultural city with about 300 years history and used to be the second political center
in the Qing dynasty. And visit the Jin Shan Ling Great Wall, 10km (6.25 miles) east of Gu Bei Kou (Old Northern
Pass), through which Qing royalty passed on the way to their summer retreat at Chengde. You will also visit
Putuozongsheng Temple (Small Potala Palace) that is the largest and most impressive of the Chengde palaces
was built in 1790 by Qianlong Emperor for his 60th birthday. (B-L-D)
Day 5 Chengde-Datong
Begin today’s sightseeing with visiting Summer Resort, also called Bishushanzhuang, in 1703 the Qing
Emperor Kangxi built a summer palace and gardens, calling his summer residence Bishushanzhuang (fleeing-
the-heat mountain hamlet). Then, visit some of famous Eight Outer Temples --- Puning Temple (Temple of
Universal Peace)
and Pule Temple. The lofty and brilliant Puning Temple has a Buddha with thousand arms
and thousand eyes. The Pule Temple is just like a round pavilion from the appearance. And also some people
say it is really another Temple of Heaven. Take an overnight train to Datong with soft sleeper (the first class in
China, 4 persons sharing one cabin). (B-L-D)
Day 6 Datong
Arrive in Datong and be transferred to your hotel. (Official check-in time is at 13:00, we could not guarantee that
you could get in the room in the morning.) Then, you will visit the Huayan Temple which was named after the
Huayan sect of Buddhism, and Nine Dragons Screen, one of the three antique royal Nine Dragons Screens.
Day 7 Datong-Pingyao
Today’s highlights are to visit Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, Yungang Grottoes and Shanhua Monastery. Yingxian
Wooden Pagoda
was built in 1056 and is the oldest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence and is located in the
town of Yingxian 75km (47 miles) south of Datong. At a height of 67 meters (220ft), the pagoda is a 9 story
octagonal building and was constructed without using any nails. The Yungang Grottoes, with their 252 caves
and 51,000 statues, represent the outstanding achievement of Buddhist cave art in China in the 5th and 6th
centuries. Shanhua Monastery contains more than thirty Buddhist statues sculptured during the Liao and Jin
dynasties, the most noteworthy being covered in gold leaf. Take an overnight train to Pingyao with soft sleeper
(the first class in China, 4 persons sharing one cabin). (B-L-D)
Day 8 Pingyao-Xi'an
Our guide will pick you up at the railway station in early morning. And transfer you to a restaurant for breakfast.
Today you will visit Qiao Family’s Compound, Shuanglin Monastery, the City Wall and the Ming-Qing Street.
Take an overnight train to Xi’an with soft sleeper (the first class in China, 4 persons sharing one cabin). (B-L-D)
Day 9 Xi’an
Arrive in Xi’an and be transferred to have breakfast. 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 meet local residents. After lunch, visit the superb Shannxi History
, the best of its kind in China. 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. Enjoy a
characteristic dumpling dinner at a local restaurant. (B-L-D)
Day 10 Xi’an-Shanghai
Climb the ancient City Wall and visit Forest of Steles Museum where precious stone carvings and sculptures
are kept. Then, 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. Take an overnight train to Shanghai with soft sleeper (the first class in China, 4 persons sharing one
cabin). (B-L-D)
Day 11 Shanghai
Arrive in Shanghai around noon. Shanghai is known as “Paris in the East”. 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 Garden, a well-restored Suzhou-style garden, and take a walk through the Old Town filled with antique
markets and specialty stores. (L-D)
Day 12 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. A fabulous Acrobatic Show
concludes your full day sightseeing. (B-L-D)
Day 13 Depart from
Be transferred to the airport, and prepare for boarding on your homebound flight. (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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