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Your exotic journey to China begins as you board your international flight. In-Flight meal Day 2: Upon arrival, you will meet your local representative and transfer to your hotel in the heart of Beijing.
Beijing Prime Hotel or similar Day 3: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Hutong, local family lunch. Evening Optional Beijing Duck Dinner. After a hearty breakfast and a tour briefing, you visit Tiananmen Square. One visitor wrote, "An army could be massed, and all the kites in the world could fly.
Now known as the Palace Museum, the Forbidden City was the exclusive domain of the imperial court and dignitaries where outside visitors were forbidden for five centuries. Highlights include visits to a traditional courtyard home, a local market, and a leisure walk along the "Lotus Lane" lined with bars, restaurants and tea houses.
This unique tour features a delicious lunch served at a local family home. Return to your hotel for some free time in the afternoon. In the evening, we may be gathering for an optional dinner of Beijing Duck, cooked to crispy perfection.
Guide service, transportation and dinner at one of the most authentic restaurants known for the famed dish. A memorable day awaits with an excursion to the Great Wall of China at the less-visited Jinshanling section.
Since the Great Wall is the single greatest attraction of China travel, we take you to the less-visited and more original Jinshanling section and try to avoid other sections which are the most accessible, and consequently, the most crowded. Construction on the Wall began in the 5th century BC to keep out foreign invaders and continued for centuries, eventually linking up the walls of the former independent kingdoms.
Today is a highlight of your China trip. Late afternoon flight to Xian. In the morning, you visit the Temple of Heaven, the largest temple complex in China and a paradigm of Chinese architectural balance and symbolism.
During each winter solstice, the Ming and Qing emperors would perform rites and make sacrifices to Heaven praying for good harvest for their empire. Built in without the use of a single nailthis masterpiece of Ming architecture features triple eaves, dramatically carved marble balustrades, and a gorgeous glazed azure roof that symbolizes the color of heaven.
This foot-high structure is fixed by four inner pillars and represents the seasons, and two sets of 12 columns denote the months and the traditional Chinese division of a day.
Lunch at a local restaurant, and afterward, you tour the idyllic Summer Palace, once the summer retreat and playground for the imperial family and royal court during the late Qing Dynasty. Considered the finest Chinese imperial garden, the Summer Palace spans more than acres with breathtaking views, temples, pavilions, palaces and halls including the lavishly painted Long Corridor.
It is most associated, however, with the Empress Dowager Cixi, who paid for the extravagant Marble Boat with funds meant for the modernization of the Imperial Navy.
Weather permitting, you take a dragon boat ride across the picturesque Kunming Lake. Later, transfer to the airport for a flight to Xian to experience the historical side of your China trip. It has seen 3, years of development and 11 dynasties, giving it equal fame with Athens, Rome and Cairo as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.
Xian reached its peak during the Tang Dynasty in the 10th century with a population of one million and is rich with cultural and historical significance.
Ina local farmer uncovered the first of three massive earth and timber vaults while digging a well. The extensive excavation, still in progress, has yielded more than 6, life-sized Terra Cotta warriors, each individually sculpted with the physical characteristics of the humans they were modeled after.
A Circle Vision documentary is available on site.
Lunch at a local restaurant and see a noodle making demonstration. You visit a Yao Dong literally an arched tunnel - a typical cave dwelling that stretches across six provinces in north-central China. The Yao Dong are caves dug into mountainsides with a signature arched front.
Usually, one family unit consists of three arched openings, and the units are interconnected inside. The center cave can be termed the living room, which includes a stovetop cooking area.
The two side caves are sleeping quarters. Later, you visit the City Wall, the best-preserved wall in China. Time to take a leisure walk, or bike along the ancient city wall for impressive views of the old and new city. Tang Dynasty ADtraditionally regarded as the golden age of China, was a time of patricians and intellectuals, Buddhist monks and Taoist priests, poetry and music, song and dance a period of peace and exceptional creativity lasting years.
This evening, you can attend an optional feast of culinary and cultural delights with a special Dumpling dim sum dinner followed by a fascinating Tang Dynasty stage show. Guide service, dumpling dinner, Tang Dynasty Show and transportation. Late afternoon flight to Guilin.Day Hangzhou • Morning bullet train to Hangzhou: West Lake, Tea Plantation, Chinese Herb Museum.
After breakfast, we are transferred to the train station for a short ride (50 mins) to Hangzhou experiencing China's new generation of bullet train.
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