Overview: The 10 days China Tea Horse Road Tour for tourist Culture interests to visit Stone Forest, Erhai Lake, Bai ethnic minority village, Dali Ancient Town, Xizhou Town, Shaxi Old Town, Shibaoshan Mountain, Shizhong Temple, Lijiang Ancient Town, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Impressive Lijiang Show, Baisha Village, Shangri-La, Dukezong Ancient Town, Songzanlin Monastery…
Upon arrival in Kunming, your tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax, or step out onto the city for a little adventure of your own.
On this day you will visit Flower and Bird’s Market at first, then have a walk at Guandu Old Town featured by the architectural style of Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing Dynasties. After that transfer you to visit famous Kunming Stone Forest, a bizarre rock formation created over millennia of rain and weather.
After breakfast, you will take a morning high-speed train to Dali. Upon your arrival at Dali, you will visit the Three Pagodas. Then visit the Dali Ancient Town, where you can overview the Erhai Lake. Then visit Zhoucheng Village and the Bai people’s Tie-dying cloth workshop where you can take some special Bai ethnic souvenirs.
If your tour date is right, you also visit Shaping Bazaar in the morning of every Monday in Shangguan Town, gathering the Bai people from the villages around Lake Erhai, Dali, who come to buy and sell fruits, vegetables, poultry, animals, hardware, so-called “antiques”. Then after 3 hours’ drive, you will come to Shaxi Ancient Town at the foot of Fozhong Mountain, west of Yousuo Town in Eryuan County, where you can have a walk to explore the local ethnic life.
After a morning sight for the sunrise at Lijiang Ancient Town, You will go ahead to the picturesque snow capped Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. On the way, you will see White Water Terraces and then take the chairlift up to view Ganhaizi Spruce Meadow and hike around on the mountains. After lunch, you will enjoy the Impression Lijang, a an outdoor ethnic culture show of the Naxi, Yi and Bai people’s traditions and lifestyles at Ganhaizi Meadow. The show was produced by Zhang Yimou, Fan Yue and Wang Chaoge, with a cast of over 500 people, and a number of horses.
After that you will come next to Baisha Village, an enchanting traditional Yunnan village with ancient murals of 600 years, listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage in 1997.
After lunch, you will pay a drive or cycle visit to Shuhe Ancient Town, a key stop on the Ancient Tea-Horse Trade Caravan from Yunnan to Tibet and India. It is an important part of Lijiang Ancient Town listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage.
In the late afternoon, you’ll go ahead for Shangri La, old name as Zhongdian, where is well-known paradise for tourists.
On this day you will be free until your tour guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
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