China Sampler 12 Days

 

Tour Code 3L02

 

Day 01   USA   Beijing

Take a deluxe flight to Beijing, and cross the international date line.

 

Day 02  Beijing ††††††††††††††††††††††††

Arrive Beijing in late afternoon and met by 3L tour guide for hotel transfer.

Day 03  Beijing

Beijing, the capital of China, served as the capital of 5 dynasties over a period of  800 years with each emperor identified as a dragon sent from the heaven. Start your city tour with a visit to the Forbidden City. This complex, the largest and most intact conglomeration of ancient structures of the imperial palace ever built in the world, features more than 800 buildings with 9999 rooms, resplendent golden-glazed roofs, red lacquered pillars and vermilion walls. Next stop is the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for good harvest. You will also sightsee the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. Tonightís special dinner gives you a real taste of the Peking Duck.

 

Day 04  Beijing

The highlight today is a trip to the astonishing Great Wall of China, one of the two man-made structure on Earth that can be observed from the moon. Later visit the Sacred Path of Ming Tombs and the Cloisonne Factory. You will attend an acrobatic show in the evening.

 

Day 05  Beijing to Shanghai

After breakfast, visit the Summer Palace, the famous resort of Empress Dowager Ci Xi. Feast your eyes on the Long Corridor, Longevity Hill, and Kunming Lake.  After lunch fly to Shanghai, the largest commercial and financial center of China. Stroll the Bund (Wai Tan) waterfront area, a sweeping area along the Huangpu River, which became the center of Shanghaiís foreign business establishment and the symbol of Shanghaiís identity as a modern city. Here is a good place to capture the western influence of the old days.

 

Day 06  Shanghai to Wuxi

Take a bus ride to Wuxi in the morning to sightsee the beautiful Tai Lake, visit Xihui Park, Turtle Island, the Freshwater Pearls Farm, and the well-know Huishan. Enjoy the Emperor Qianlong Banquet in the evening.

 

Day 07  Wuxi to Yangzhou

Take a bus to Yangzhou after breakfast, a 2,500-year-old city known for its numerous pavilions and delicate Huaiyang cuisine. Sightseeing the Slender West Lake, Daming Monastery, Ge Garden, and enjoy the local cuisine dinner.

 

Day 08  Yangzhou to Nanjing

Take a morning bus to Nanjing, the capital of Jiangsu Province. It served as the capital of six dynasties in Chinaís history.  Sightseeing the Sun Yat-Sen Mausoleum, Tomb of Hong Wu, Memorial of the Nanjing Massacre, Xuanwu Lake Park. Enjoy the local cuisine dinner in the evening.

 

Day 09  Nanjing to Suzhou to Zhouzhuang

After breakfast, take a bus ride to Suzhou, noted for its landscaped gardens, waterways and beautiful women. Sightseeing the Tiger Hill (supposedly the burial place of the King of Wu), Hanshan Temple(a beautiful scenery that has inspired many poets throughout history to write memorable poems), Humble Administratorís Garden,  and the Silk Museum. Then take bus to Zhouzhuang Village, the town of waters ranks top in China and featured as the murmuring streams under small bridges and courtyards, each surrounded by dwelling quarters. Enjoy the local cuisine dinner famous for the weever fish and king crab.

 

Day 10   Zhouzhuang to Hangzhou

Take a morning bus to Hangzhou, a city that is praised along with Suzhou as  Paradise on Earth.  Visit the West Lake, Yuefei Temple, Lingyin Temple, taste the well-known Dragon Well Tea, and enjoy the famous local cuisine dinner.

 

Day 11  Hangzhou to Shanghai

Take a bus back to Shanghai after breakfast, visit the Yuyuan Gardens and Bazaar, Temple of the Town Gods. You will enjoy the traditional Shanghai cuisine at the Lubolang Restaurant, a place that played host to primer USA president Clinton.

 

Day 12  Shanghai to USA

Tour guide will transfer you to the airport and home your sweet home.

 

 

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