China History & Mystery Tour
from 6 days
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6 Day Tour Itinerary
Tour Code: BasicTour-History-01
- Day 1-4 in Beijing
- Day 1
Welcome to Beijing, the capital of ancient China! When your flight lands at Beijing airport, your local guide will greet and escort you to your hotel in a private vehicle. The rest of the day is yours to acclimatize or step out to explore the dynamic metropolis on your own.Day 2
Today you will first visit Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. Walking through Tiananmen Gate, you will enter the magnificent Forbidden City, China’s No.1 palace complex adorned with imperial treasures.
In the afternoon, you will marvel at the Temple of Heaven where emperors in ancient times performed intricate rituals for a nation-wide good harvest, then drop by the Longing Pearl Store.Day 3
In the morning, you will tour the breathtaking Great Wall (Badaling section). Famed as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Wall was built over 2,000 years ago and stretchedabout 4,000 miles across Northern China. Flexible visiting time alow you to gain life-time sweet memories,either by hiking and photographing, or taking a cable car and being amazed at the breathtaking views of this man-made wonder.
Later, you will take a leisurely stroll along the quiet Sacred Road. In the evening, you will enjoy the fabulous Kungfu Show.
On this day you will come to the Lama Temple, Beijing's largest lamasery.
Then you will be escorted to the airport for a 2-hour flight to Xian, a city with a history of 3,100 years. Upon your arrival at Xian, you will be met and guided to your hotel by your local guide. The remainder of the day is free at your own leisure.
- Day 5-6 in Xian
- Day 5
The incredible Terracotta Warriors is your first stop today. 6,000 life-size terra soldiers and horses were sculptured like a real Qin army and placed in battle formation to protect the mausoleum of ambitious Emperor Qin Shihuang over 2,200 years ago.
In the afternoon, you will stroll along the Ancient City Walls, world's largest and best-kept city Wall, learn about unique Chinese jade culture at a Jade Gallery and visit the 430-year-old Bell Tower.
In the evening, the fantastic Tang Dynasty Show extends to you, a memorable night.Day 6
The morning tour will take you to the antique Big Wild Goose Pagoda, the city symbol of Xian, and then explore the mysterious Hanyang Tomb, a grand royal mausoleum with hundreds of rare unearthings and invaluable historical relics.
After the tour, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Time-honored and ever-mysterious, China is a land alive with dynastic relics and fantastic culture. A 4-18 days tour opens a door for you into this millennium-old nation. Head from the history-rich Beijing, home to the Great Wall and Forbidden City, before moving to Xian, where you'll admire the Terracotta Army and glimpse China's most glorious age. In these cities, activities include Kongfu Show and Tang Show. Next it's onto Shanxi Province and explore Pingyao Ancient Town, as well as Datong's Buddhist Cave. End the discovery in mysterious Lhasa, which treasures sacred mountains, holy monasteries, and fabulous cultural abandons.
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Kungfu Show, or the Legend of Kungfu, is a dramatically cultural feast for tourists in Beijing.
Lasting 1.5 hours, it introduces a tale of learning kungfu by blending traditional martial arts with modern dances, a great presentation of kungfu essentials in Chinese culture.
The Lama Temple: also called Yonghe Lamasery, is the largest royal lamasery in Beijing.
Originally used to house court eunuchs, it became the home of Prince Yong Zheng, who became the third emperor of Qing Dynasty, before it was transformed into a Tibetan Buddhist temple.
Today the extensive site is well-maintained. Grand royal architecture seemingly mingled with the mysterious atmosphere of Tibetan Buddhism and imperial legends make the temple worthwhile.
Located 45 miles to the northwest of Beijing, Badaling Great Wall is the best-restored and most imposing section of the Great Wall.
In Chinese, Bada means 'giving access to every direction', suggesting its strategic importance.
Made of large bricks, the Wall has an average height of 24 feet and a width of 19 feet at the bottom, and 16 feet at the top. It is wide enough to allow ten soldiers to march side by side along the wall.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses: discovered in 1974 by local farmers digging a well, it is considered as one of the most significant archeological finds of the 20th Century.
Over 8,000 life-size painted terra soldiers and horses, individually sculpted from real-life models and arranged in battle formation, have been protecting the mausoleum of China’s foremost Emperor Qin Shihuang for over 2,200 years.
Reputed as the "underground treasure house of cultural relics", Hanyang Tombs are the tombs of Emperor Jing and his wife of Han Dynasty.
Numerous polished porcelains, silk clothes, accessories, sculptures and other cultural relics were unearthed in 80 burial pits and 5000 subordinate underground tombs.
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