Starting the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world largest square of this kind. Then move on to the imperial palace, also known as the “Forbidden City” that symbolizes the imperial and traditional China. Contine to visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. After lunch, head to Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. Transferred back to your hotel.
After breakfast, have an excursion to the Badaling Great Wall, a symbol of Chinese civilization. After lunch, go on with the visit to Dingling, one of the Ming Tombs, where 13 emperors were buried in Ming Dynasty. Peking Duck dinner and Peking Opera Show in the evening.
After breakfast, take morning flight for Xian. Met and transferred to your hotel in Xian. After lunch, your city tour begins with a visit to The Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, a large modern museum of the national level. Then move on to The Bell Tower and Drum Tower, dating back to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Continue to visit Xian City Wall, a symbol of great significance of the famous historic cultural city of Xian. Back to your hotel.
After breakfast at hotel, have full excursion to the Terra-cotta Army, a lifetime viewing of the extraordinary 2200-year-old terra-cotta Army of China’ First Emperor-Qin Shihuang. After lunch, move on to Huaqing Hot Spring. It was originally built by the emperor Emperor Xuanzong ( 685-762 ) in Tang Dynasty for his most favored concubine, Lady Young, for she loved to bathe here. After having the local flavor – dumpling dinner, enjoy Tang Dynasty Show in the evening. Transferred back to your hotel in Xian.
Arrival at Chengdu Airport, met by our local Englih speaking tour guide and transferred to our designated hotel in downtown Chengdu. First visit Wangjiang Tower Park. It is one of three famous cultural sites in Chengdu (the other two are Wuhou Temple and the Du Fu Cottage). It is located on the south bank of Jinjiang River of Chengdu dedicated to a woman, Xue Tao, a poet in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The 39-meter high Wangjiang Tower is the tallest building in the park. The park is also famous for its elegant garden of bamboo. After Chinese dinner, head to Jinli Old Street. The Jinli Old Street was first built as a commercial street during the Shu Kingdom (221 A.D.-263 A.D.). It was rebuilt in 2004 in the traditional architectural style of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The over 350-meter long Jinli Old Street is the presentation of Chengdu ordinary city life. Transferred to your hotel in Chengdu and rest of day free at leisure
After breakfast at your hotel, head to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, 10 km north of Chengdu city center. The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been constructed and imitated the pandas’ natural habitat in the hope that they could have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. There you can see pandas almost in their natural environment as they have plenty of space around them. They are incredibly cute to watch. They spend most of their day eating bamboo. After lunch, move on to Sanxingdui Museum, 30 km north of the giant panda center. Sanxingdui Museum is a cultural relic of the ancient Shu (Sichuan). Sanxingdui refers to three earth piles at the site, hence Sanxingdui Relic. The museum was formally opened to public in October 1997. The displays also provide foreigners with information about the history of China. Back to your hotel and rest of day free at leisure.
After breakfast at your hotel and have a half day sightseeing in Chengdu including the visits to Du Fu Cottage and Wuhou Temple. Du Fu was a very a great poet the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The simple cottage was built in memory of him over a thousand years ago. He stayed there for three years and nine months writing over 240 poems. Then move on to Wuhou Temple. The temple was built in the sixth century to commemorate Zhuge Liang (Kongming), known for his great wisdom. Zhuge Liang was a famous military strategist of the tree Kingdoms period (AD220-280) – the three kingdoms are Wei, Shu and Wu that formed the three”Sub-country” Confrontation in ancient China. After dinner, transferred to Chengdu Airport for your flight to Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Free for rest of the day.
First visit Shanghai Museum, the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times. Then proceed to visit The Bund, one of the most noted waterfront and architectural symbols of Shanghai. After that, move on to the “Pedestrians only” Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a walking bustling street that is always packed with people waching other people. After lunch, go to Shanghai’s new zone – Pudong ( east of Huangpu River) and visit Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower – the world’s third tallest TV tower after the 553-meter CN Tower in Toronto and the 535-meter Moscow TV Tower. Finally take one hour cruising on Huang Pu River.
After breakfast, visit Yu yuan Garden, a classical Qing Dynasty garden with over 30 pavilions linked by a maze of corridors and bridges over ponds. Just next to Yuyuan Garden is the Old City God’s Temple Bazaar from the Song Dyansty. Then move on to Jade Buddha Temple – the most famous Buddhist temple in Shanghai. It was built during the Guangxu Period of the Qing Dynasty (A.D. 1875-1909 ) and boasts of priceless collection of jade statutes from Burma. After lunch, to People’s Square – the unique and impressive outlook of the city and circled on all sides by huge and overpowering buildings. Then continue to visit Shanghai Urban Planning Center. The Exhibition Hall is a six story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai’s urban planning and development. Move on to the former French Concession, characterized by beautiful, tree-lined streets and weathered European architecture. Finally head to Xi Tian Di – something like Lan Kwai Fong in Hong Kong and Clarke Quay in Singapore. The brick buildings on these tow-square blocks have been preserved and tranformed into trendy clubs, restaurants and boutiques. After dinner, you will be arranged to enjoy the fantastic Acrobatics show.
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