11 Days Beijng, Xi'an ,Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai Tour from 1888 USD

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CT-05: 11 Days Beijing, Xi'an, Yangtze River Cruise, Shanghai

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

Day 1: Arrival in Beijing

Activities & Attractions: Airport pick-up & airport-hotel transfer. Free explore Beijing near the hotel on your own.
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel

Day 2: Beijing

Attractions: Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Palace
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Tiananmen Square is a large city square in the centre of Beijing, China, named after the Tiananmen ("Gate of Heavenly Peace") located to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

Forbidden City
Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty-the years 1420 to 1912. It is located in the centre of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. It served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political centre of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. It serves as a popular tourist destination and recreational park. Mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and Kunming Lake, it covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres (1.1 sq mi), three-quarters of which is water.

Great Wall of China
Great Wall of China

Day 3: Beijing

Attractions: Badaling Great Wall,Sacred Way, Bird's Nest
Accommodation: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County, which is within the Beijing municipality.

Beijing National Stadium, officially the National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, The stadium (BNS) was a joint venture among architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron of Herzog & de Meuron, project architect Stefan Marbach, artist Ai Weiwei, and CADG which was led by chief architect Li Xinggang.The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics and Paralympics and will be used again in the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics. The stadium is currently used mostly for football matches.

The Scared Way: In the front part of the imperial necropolises, there usually is a Sacred Way which means the road leading to heaven. The road is lined with stone statues which are important decorations of the mausoleum. These statues are usually 12 human figures (including the general, civil officials and meritorious officials) and 24 animals which are lion, camel, elephant, xiezhi (a mythological unicorn), qilin (one of the four "divine animals, the other three are dragon, phoenix and tortoise), and horse.

Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven

Day 4: Beijing- Xi'an

Places to visit: Temple of Heaven,Lama Temple, Hutong
Flight: Beijing-Xi'an
Hotel: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

The Yonghe Temple , also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

The Temple of Heaven , is a medieval complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.

Terra Cotta Army
Terra Cotta Army

Nanluoguxiang is a well-preserved ancient part of the town in Beijing, with traditional architecture, the street area also known as hutong, located in the Dongcheng district. It is approximately 800m long, running from East Guluo Street to Di'anmen East Street.

Day 5: Xi'an

Places to visit: Terra Cotta Army, Samll Goose Pagoda
Hotel: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

The Terracotta Army literally: "Soldier-and-horse funerary statues" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210-209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.

The Small Wild Goose Pagoda is one of two significant pagodas in Xi'an, Shaanxi, China, the site of the old Han and Tang capital Chang'an. As a national AAAA scenic spot and a world heritage site, the Buddhist pagoda survives from the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The Small Wild Goose Pagoda was built of blue bricks. Originally, it had 15 storeys, and measured about 148 feet (45 meters) in height.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda

Day 6: Xi'an- Chongqing - Yangtze Cruise

Places to visit: Xi'an City Wall, Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum
Flight: Xi'an-Chongqing
Accommodation: 5 Stars Yangtze Cruise Ship
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

The fortifications of Xi'an , also known as Xi'an City Wall, in Xi'an, an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest, largest and best preserved Chinese city walls. It was built under the rule of the Hongwu Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang as a military defense system. It exhibits the "complete features of the rampart architecture of feudal society".

Shaanxi History Museum
Shaanxi History Museum

Shaanxi History Museum, which is located to the northwest of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in the ancient city Xi'an, in the Shaanxi province of China, is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China and one of the largest. The museum houses over 370,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.

Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an, Shaanxi province, China. It was built in 652 during the Tang dynasty and originally had five stories. The structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian, and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming dynasty.

Yangtze River Cruise
Yangtze River Cruise

Chongqing is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in China. Administratively, it is one of China's four direct-controlled municipalities (the other three are Beijing, Shanghai and Tianjin), and the only such municipality in inland China.

Day 7: Yangtze River

Activities & Attractions: Learn Tai Chi, Shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost Town or Shibaozhai, Captain's Welcome Dinner;
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

The Fengdu Ghost Town is a tourist attraction modelled after Diyu, the concept of hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. It was built over 1,800 years ago. The ghost city will become an island once the Three Gorges Dam project is completed. Specifically, part of the Fengdu Ghost City will be submerged, but scenery above the "Door of Hell" will remain.

Fengdu Ghost Town
Fengdu Ghost Town
Shibaozhai is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Zhong County, Chongqing, China. This rocky and craggy hill has extremely steep sides and is about 200 meters (660 feet) tall. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. One of the largest wooden temple, red pavilion built at the side of rock and has nine floors. A yellow entrance at the base of the pavilion provides an entrance.

In the dinner, the Captain and crews will welcome guests with a party. The crew members will perform folk dances and traditional music for the guests. At the end of the party the Captain will toast the guests and all will be welcomed onboard. Visitors can have photo with captain after the dinner.

Day 8: Yangtze River

Attractions: Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge, Three Little Gorges or Shennong Stream
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch, Dinner

Qutang Gorge
Qutang Gorge

Qutang Gorge, the shortest and most majestic of the Three Gorges, winds five miles from Baidi City in Fengjie County to Daxi Town in Wushan County. The two banks of the gorge contain numerous scenic spots. Southwest of the Qutang Gorge is the Kui Gate, also called the Qutang Pass. Two peaks, Mt. Baiyan (White Salt Mountain) in the north and Mt. Chijia soar above the horizon. The two mountains resemble a gate that might have been created by Heaven and placed here on earth.

Wu Gorge, sometimes called Great Gorge, is the second gorge of the Three Gorges system on the Yangtze River, People's Republic of China. Formed by the Wu River, it stretches 45 km (28 mi) from Wushan to Guandukou, and is located downstream of Qutang Gorge and upstream of Xiling Gorge. The gorge straddles the boundary between Wushan County of Chongqing Municipality (formerly part of Sichuan Province) and Badong County, Hubei Province.

Wu  Gorge
Wu Gorge

Three Little Gorges also called Daning River Three Little Gorges, zigzags about 31 miles from Wushan County in the south to the Dachang Ancient Town in the north. It refer to the three gorges of the lower reaches of Daning River (the largest branch of Yangtze River) in Wushan County - Dragon Gate Gorge (Longmen Xia), Misty Gorge (Bawu Xia), and Emerald Gorge (Dicui Xia). Because of its beauty, it has been said that although Wushan Three Little Gorges are not the Three Gorges of Yangtze River, they are almost the same.

Day 9: Yangtze River - Yichang - Shanghai

Attractions & Activities: Visit Three Gorges Dam, Xiling Gorge, Captain's Farewell Banquet,Disembark in Yichang
Flight: Yichang - Shanghai
Hotel: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW).

Three Gorges Dam
Three Gorges Dam

Xiling Gorgeis a canyon (gorge) on the Yangtze River (Chang Jiang) in Hubei province, China. It is the largest and most downstream-eastern of the famous Three Gorges.The area is named after Mt. Xiling, a peak at the eastern end of the gorge, and has been so named since at least the Three Kingdoms Period when it was recorded in the geographical treatise Shui Jing Zhu.

Yichang is a prefecture-level city located in western Hubei province, China. It is the second largest city in the province after the capital, Wuhan. The Three Gorges Dam is located within its administrative area, in Yiling District. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,059,686 inhabitants whom 1,350,150 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of Yiling, Xiling, Wujiagang and Dianjun urban districts as Xiaoting District are not yet urbanized.

Yuyuan Garden
Yuyuan Garden

Day 10: Shanghai

Places to visit: Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, The Bund
Hotel: 4 Stars Hotel
Meals: Breakfast,Lunch

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is located on People's Square, Shanghai, China, adjacent to the municipal government building.This hall was built to show the achievement of the city planning and construction. It has many functions, such as exhibition, reference, research, communication, recreation and entertainment. The main body of the building covers Shanghai's development from ancient times to the present and beyond.

The Shanghai Museum is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square in the Huangpu District of Shanghai, China. Rebuilt at its current location in 1996, it is considered one of China's first world-class modern museums.

The Bund or Waitan is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The area centers on a section of Zhongshan Road (East-1 Zhongshan Road) within the former Shanghai International Settlement, which runs along the western bank of the Huangpu River in the eastern part of Huangpu District.

The Bund
The Bund

Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is an extensive Chinese garden located beside the City God Temple in the northeast of the Old City of Shanghai, China. It abuts the Yuyuan Tourist Mart and is accessible from the Shanghai Metro's Line 10 Yuyuan Garden Station.

Day 11 : Departure from Shanghai

The 11 days China tour package is wane to the close with wonderful memories. After breakfast at the hotel, you will travel to the airport for your homeward flight . We suggest you reserve a taxi at the hotel reception beforehand to avoid having to wait for a taxi outside. If you need us arrange private car for you, please inform us in advance.

Tour Price: 1888 USD

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