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Silkroad Exploring & Historical sites viewing in China: C12 Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Guangzhou 15 Days Tour

 

         

 

Destinations: Beijing, Xi'an, Lanzhou, Wuwei, Zhangye, Jiuquan, Jiayuguan, Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Guangzhou
Starting City: Beijing
Ending City: Guangzhou
Tour feature: On this one of the oldest and historically trade route, you will find plenty of stories and its impact of Chinese culture. Whatever you see in this journey will be memorable.

 

Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival / Beijing
Transfer via: International flight to Beijing-On your own arrangement
Arrive at Beijing. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

Day 2 Beijing (B, L, )
Full day trip to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven.Enjoy Martial Arts Perfomance in the evening.
- The Tian'anmen Square: The largest city square in the world.
- The Forbidden City: The largest imperial palace in China during the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years.
- The Temple of Heaven: The place where the ancient emperors used to pray for the God's bless of the whole nation.
- Martial Arts Perfomance: You don't have to be a martial arts enthusiast to appreciate the incredible feats of strength, with fists, feet, swords, and other weapons. Kungfu expert display their kicks, punches and use of weapons with uncanny speed, power and agility. 

Day 3 Beijing (B, L, D )
Full day trip to the Great Wall, Ding Tomb and Sacred road. Enjoy a famous Peking Duck Banquet for dinner.
- The Great Wall: One of the seven wonders in the world and the symbol of China.
- The Ding Tomb: The only underground tomb of the thirteen tombs of the emperors in the Ming Dynasty.
- The Sacred Road: The way guarded on both sides with stone statues by which the ancient emperors went to hold a memorial ceremony for the ancestors.
- Roasted Duck at Qianmen Quanjude : In the evening, enjoy the Peking Roasted Duck which is renowned as the most delicious food of Beijing.

Day 4 Beijing/ Xi'an (B, L, )
Transfer via: PM flight-on our arrangement
Visit Hutongs by rickshaw. Take afternoon flight to Xian. Arrive at Xian. Be met & transferred to your hotel. Have city tours to the Provincial Museum and the Ancient City Wall.
- Hutongs: The old narrow paths where common people lived. All the Hutongs crisscross with each other, dotted with the Kindergarten, the Bell Tower, the Drum Tower, the Tea House, and the lake, House of Gong Infante and local people's houses among them.
- The Provincial Museum: One of the main museums in China which holds numerous unearthed cultural relics of China.
- The Ancient City Wall: An extension of the old Tang Dynasty structure boasting the most complete city wall that survives through Chinese long history.

Day 5 Xian (B, L, )
Visit the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, the Bell Tower and the Wild Goose Pagoda. Enjoy the Tang Dynasty show in the evening.
- The Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses: The greatest archaeological findings of the century: the army of terra-cotta warriors and the bronze chariots entombed in vast underground vaults at emperor Qin's tomb.
- The Bell Tower: The emblem of Xian city.
- The Wild Goose Pagoda: The pagoda where widely renowned Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his classics brought from India.
- The Tang Dynasty show: The show that presents the palace dances and sings in the Tang Dynasty when Xian was the capital.

Day 6 Xian / Lanzhou (B, L, )
Transfer via: Am flight-on our arrangement
In the morning take flight to the Lanzhou. Upon arriving at Lanzhou, be met and then visit Binglingsi Thousand Buddha Caves and have a short boat cruise from Liujiaxia Gorge to Binglingsi.
- The Binglingsi Grottoes: The grottoes was originally constructed in the Qin Dynasty. On both sides of it the landscape is splendid.

Day 7 Lanzhou/Xiahe(B, L, )
Visit Labrang Monastery, Songke Grassland.
- Labrang Monastery: Labrang Monastery :280km to the southwest of Lanzhou, Labrang Monastery is the second largest of China's six great lamaseries practicing the Yellow Sect (Gelug) of Tibetan Buddhism. The monastery has more than 2,000 monks in residence and six academic institutes, as well as important Buddhist cultural relics and 10,000 books of Tibetan scripture.

Day 8 Xiahe / Lanzhou (B, L, )
Be transfered back to Lanzhou(280KM)

Day 9 Lanzhou/Wuwei(B, L, )
Visit Five-Springs Mountain, Lei Tai and Culture Temple.
- Lei Tai: Leitai Han Tombs: The tomb was discovered in 1969 at Leitai Park, the site of a temple built to honor the Chinese god of thunder, Leishen, during the middle Ming Dynasty. The most famous find there was the Bronze Galloping Horse. The horse, known in Chinese as "Ma Chao Long Que", is depicted in a full gallop supported on just one foot upon the back of a bird in flight.
- Culture Temple: The Confucian Temple
This ancient complex was established in 1439 (during the Ming Dynasty) on instructions from the reigning emperor and with the strong backing of public subscription. The Confucian Temple occupies a central position in the Confucian Temple complex and offerings are made here in honor of Confucius.
- Five-Springs Mountain : Five-Springs Mountain Park:It locates to the sourth of the Lanzhou city and at foot of North cordillera the Gaolan Mountain.

Day 10 Wuwei To Zhangye (B, L, )
Visit Zhangye grand Buddha Temple, Wooden Tower of Sui Dynasty.
- Zhangye grand Buddha Temple: The Giant Buddha Temple is located in the southwest part of downtown of Zhangye, which is well known for the remains of China's biggest indoor sculpture of Nirvana Buddha.

Day 11 Zhangye To Jiayuguan (B, L, )
Visit The Great Wall on the Cliff, Great Walls Museum, The Jiayuguan Pass, Weijin Tomb.
- The Great Wall on the Cliff: This is a nearby section of the Great wall which was built on the cliff, and includes sections at a 45 degrees angle, making it seem as if the wall is hanging from a cliff.
- The Jiayuguan Pass: It is the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty as well as the most magnificent and best-preserved pass among the over thousand passes along the Ming Great Wall.
- Weijin Tomb: About 15 kilometers northeast of Jiayuguan, there are over 1,400 tombs which were built during the Wei and Jin dynasties (between the 3rd and 5th century). They feature brick wall paintings showing various social activities of the times.

Day 12 Jiayuguan To Dunhuang. Visit Yulin Grattoes.(L, )
- Yulin Grottoes: locates in a valley among Qilin Mountain and 180kms away from Mogao Cave. On the road to it you are sure to have the feel of thousand years ago like a poet or a brave soldier. It is so named because there are lots of elm beside the valley.

Day 13 Dunhuang To Overnight train ( L, )
Transfer via: Train N949(19:41-05:14)
Visit Mogao Grottoes , Echoing-Sand Mountain, The Crescent Lake, Ride on a Camel. be transferred to the railway station to catch the train to Turfan.
- Mogao Grottoes : Constructed over a millennium, from the 4th to the 14th centuries, the caves hold the world's richest treasure house of Buddhist sutras, murals and sculptures
- Echoing-Sand Mountain: Echoing-Sand Mountain
which is also known as the sand dunes of Mingsha, offers superb picture-look desert scenery. The thunder-like sound produced when sliding down along the sands is tremendous!
- The Crescent Lake: The Crescent Lake: The lake and the Sounding Sand Dune which can make sounds when the wind passes are located in the place where the sand and the oasis meet.

Day 14 Overnight train To Turfan (B, L, )
Visit Gaochang Ancient City, Karez Well, and Suleiman's Minaret.
- Gaochang Ancient City: The city's name means "the King City". It is laid in the first century B.C. and abandoned roughly in the 15th century
- Karez Well: It is an irrigation system of wells connected by underground channels and is considered as one of the three great ancient projects in China.
- Suleiman's Minaret: It was built in 1777 to commemorate and praise ruler of Turpan, Emin Khoja who achieved brilliant military success in suppressing the armed rebellion

Day 15 Turpan To Urumchi (B, L,)
Visit Grape Valley, The Flaming Mountain, Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves. Be transferred back to Urumuqi today.
- Grape Valley: Grape Gorge, with its shady vineyards and fruit-laden trees, provides you with a welcome place of relaxation amidst hundreds of square miles of sand
- The Flaming Mountain: Crustal movements and years of efflorescence fashion its unique geological feature. When the sun's rays beat down in mid-afternoon, the red rocks on the crisscross gullies and ravines reflect and the heat is intense as if the hillsides were engulfed by tongues of fire, hence the name.
- Bezeklik Thousand Buddha Caves: It contains 67 caves dating from the Northern and Southern dynasties (317 - 589) to the Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368)

Day 16 Urumchi (B,L,)
Visit The Erdaoqiao Bazaar, Southern Pasture, The Terai Camp, The Special Service Charge of Nanshan/The Southern Slope.
- The Erdaoqiao Bazaar : It is the largest Uigur bazaar in Urumqi. Here, you'll find a bustling market filled with fruit, clothing, crafts, knives, carpets and more.
- Southern Pasture: The Southern Pasture: Located in the valley of Tian Mountain, the pasture is a very beautiful place for graze with mountains, valleys, fountains, waterfalls, cypress and pine trees.
- The Special Service Charge of Nanshan/The Southern Slope: Located in the valley of Tian Mountain, the pasture is a very beautiful place for graze with mountains, valleys, fountains, waterfalls, cypress and pine trees.

Day 17 Urumchi To Guangzhou (B,)
Transfer via:AM Flight
You will be transferred to the airport in time for your flight and fly to Guangzhou. Service End. 


 

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Remark:
* Please note: Due to the road conditions, weather and availability of room, Minor program changes sometimes are necessary, All above is subjected to our confirmation.
* The above quotation is based on twin sharing room. Single supplement will be charged only when you are the 3rd, 5th person in this group, and need to stay in one single room, which means no one in the group can share the cost of accommodation with you.
 
The Package Includes:
* Service of English speaking tour guide during all transfers and sightseeing
* All entrance fees in the itinerary.
* Hotel accommodation based on twin share
* All meals as specified in the itinerary, "B" stands for Breakfast in the hotel, "L" for Chinese Lunch. "D" for Chinese dinner in local Chinese restaurant. The Package include the ** breakfast and ** meals.
* Local transfers by company vehicle.

The Package is Not Inclusive of:
* Chinese visa and Airline tickets or train tickets
* Insurance
* All optional programs;
* Meals: Any meals which are not specified with "B", "L", or "D";
* Personal expenses(fees due to landslides, road blockade, personal nature: telephone, laundry, etc.)
* Tips and gratuities to service staff.  ( Please Read our "Tipping Policy" ) 
 


 

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