China Highlight 16 Days
Day 01 USA Beijing
to Beijing on deluxe wide-bodied jet plane,
cross the international date line.
Day 02 Beijing
in Beijing in late afternoon, transfer to
your hotel, unpack, rest up after dinner.
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. The highlight today is to thrill at the Great Wall, one of the two
man-made structures on Earth that can be observed from the moon. Then take a
walk on the Sacred Path to the Ming Tombs and visit the famous Beijing
Cloisonne Factory. Enjoy Peking Roast Duck dinner in the evening.
Day 04 Beijing Chengde
After breakfast take a bus to Chengde, an imperial resort area in 18th
century. After arrival visit the Imperial Summer Villa, and the Eight Outer Temples including the Puning Temple.
Day 05 Chengde Beijing
Before leaving, visit the Putuozongsheng Temple, the largest temple in Chengde. It is
a mini-facsimile of Lhasaís Potala. Take bus back to Beijing after lunch, visit 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. Afterwards, visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest square in the world. You
will attend a China Acrobatic Show in the evening.
Day 06 Beijing Datong
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, and then tour to the Temple of Heaven, where the emperors used to pray for
good harvest. After dinner take soft-sleeper overnight train to Datong.
Day 07 Datong Mt. Wutai Shan
Arrive at Datong in the morning. After breakfast,
visit the Yungang Buddhist Caves, which is among the unsung wonders of
China's history-soaked heritage. The caves are cut
into the southern cliffs of the Mt. Wuzhoushan, and contain over 50,000 statures and
stretch for about a kilometer east to west. From the 56-foot Seated Buddha to tiny
figures just a few centimeters tall, every wall and archway is crammed with
carvings, including serial-type representations of scenes from Buddhist
mythology and the lives of famous monks. After sightseeing the Huayan Monastery, take bus to Mt. Wutai Shan, one of Chinaís sacred Buddhist mountain areas.
Day 08 Mt. Wutai Shan
Whole day sightseeing at the
mountain area, visit the Wanfo Temple, Tayuan Temple, Xiantong Temple, Pusa
Peak, Dailuo Peak, Puhua Temple, Bishan Temple and etc.
Day 09 Mt. Wutai Shan Taiyuan
After breakfast take bus to Taiyuan, upon arrival sightseeing the Jinci Temple, then visit the Chongshan Monastery
and Twin Pagoda Temple.
Day 10 Taiyuan Pingyao Luoyang
bus to Pingyao Ancient Town in the morning, visit the compound
of Family Qiao, which is the model of residential compound of Shanxi Province. After dinner take soft-sleeper
overnight train to Luoyang.
Day 11 Luoyang
Arrive in Luoyang in the morning, sightseeing the Peony Garden, Longmen Caves. The caves of Luoyang, Dunhuang and Datong represent the peak of Buddhist cave art. Longmen Caves were built in
the Wei Dynasty with 2,600 caves left over there, 10,000 statues and 3,200
stone tablet carving, and is famous for the great daring, deep content and
exquisite carving. Visit the Ancestor Worshipping Temple, the largest structure at Longmen and
contains the best works of art.
Day 12 Luoyang
the White Horse Temple, which was the first Buddhist temple constructed on
Chinese soil. Then take bus to Mt. Songshan, visit the Shaolin Monastery,
which is known as Kungfu under heaven comes out of Shaolin
Day 13 Luoyang Xian
the Xiaolangdi Dam on the Yellow River. After
lunch, take train to Xian, the city where eleven dynasties in the history
once took as the capital.
Day 14 Xian
Sightseeing the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which is recognized by
UNESCO as the eighth wonder of the world, then visit the 8000-year-old
Neolithic Site at Banpo. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
Day 15 Xian Beijing
Visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower, Ancient City Walls and Gates. Fly to Beijing in late afternoon.
Day 16 Beijing USA
Transfer to the airport and home your sweet home.