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MUST SEE CHINA
|Chongqing, Yangtze Cruise, Yichang, Xian, Beijing|
Day 01 :Arrive Chongqing, met by our guide and board on the cruise
Chongqing, is a major city in Southwest China and one of the five national central cities in the People's Republic of China.
Explore for local delicacies before you get on the Yangtze River Cruise Ship. The Yangtze River is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. It flows for 6,418 kilometers from the glaciers on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in Qinghai eastward across southwest, central and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai.
Board on the ship.
Enjoy the night view of Chongqing from the cruise ship. Overnight on the cruise
(Optional: One Day tour of Dazu Rock Carvings)
The Dazu Rock Carvings are a series of Chinese religious sculptures and carvings, dating back as far as the 7th century AD, depicting and influenced by Buddhist, Confucian and Taoist beliefs. Listed as a World Heritage Site, the Dazu Rock Carvings are made up of 75 protected sites containing some 50,000 statues, with over 100,000 Chinese characters forming inscriptions and epigraphs.
Day 02 : Cruise - Fengdu Ghost City (B-L-D)
After breakfast, morning excursion to Fengdu Ghost City The Fengdu Ghost City is a tourist attraction in Fengdu County known for its numerous ghost encounters. Today you have the opportunity to see numerous buildings, structures, dioramas, and statues related to Diyu, the concept of the underworld and hell in Chinese mythology and Buddhism. Overnight on the cruise
Day 03 : Cruise - Lesser Three Gorges (B-L-D)
Sail through Qutang Gorge and Wu Gorge
Morning excursion to Lesser Three Gorges.. Here sheer cliffs and steep mountains rise on either side, creating a natural fine arts gallery as a splendid scenic wonder unfolds on both banks of the river. Monkeys, mandarin ducks, water birds and fish can be seen in this area. In addition to the continuous natural scenery there are a number of historical places of interest along the way. Overnight on the cruise
Day 4 Cruise - Three Gorges Dam, Chexi Folk Scenic Spot(B-L)
Morning visit Three Gorges Dam. The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping. It is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW )
Arrive at Yichang, Disembark after lunch Drive to Chexi sightseeing district and experience the local culture. Visit Bachu homeland, Three Gorges folk customs village, peasant family museum, waterwheel museum, the former sites of people' commune, etc Overnight in Yichang
Day 5 : Fly to Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall (B)
Fly to Xian
Xi'an is the capital of Shaanxi province. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history. Xi'an is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and the starting point of the Silk Road and home to the Terracotta Army of Emperor Qin Shi Huang
Proceed to visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. As the symbol of Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists.
Continue to visit the Ancient City Wall, which is the longest, oldest and best-preserved extant city defence system from ancient China. Explore for local dinner,
Overnight in Xian
Day 06 Terra-cotta Warriors, Muslim Market, overnight train to Beijing (B)
After breakfast, drive to Lintong for terra-cotta Warriors where 6,000 life-sized terra-cotta soldiers and horses guard the tomb of China's first emperor---Qinshihuang.
Drive back to the downtown area and explore the local Muslim market where you can find all kinds of incredible local food
Drive to the train station and take the overnight train to Beijing - the capital city of China
Day 07: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Summer Place:
Arrive in Beijing in the morning, meet your guide and transfer to hotel.
Proceed to visit Tiananmen Square, the largest public square in the world.
The square has been the stage for many of the epoch-making mass movements of twentieth-century China and has been a place of pilgrimage for Chinese people and attracts visitors from all over the world.
Forbidden City, an awesome 250 acre complex which holds 9,999 rooms, It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1987 as the "Imperial Palace of the Ming and Qing Dynasties", and is listed by UNESCO as the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures in the world.
Visit the Summer Palace, which is a former royal garden, more than 200 years old. You can watch various temples, lakes and the famous 728 yard Long Corridor, situated on man-made Kunming Lake.
Overnight in Beijing
Day 08: Great Wall at Juyongguan Section, Sacred Road, Olympic Park (B)
After breakfast, drive to the Great Wall at Juyongguan Section (around 1.5 hours).
Great Wall is Chin's most famous landmark and the only man-made structure visible from outer space. It was built as early as in the Qin Dynasty to protect the country from invaders with a total length of 6,000 miles and was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1987. We will visit one very grand part of the Great Wall at Juyongguan Section.
Afternoon visit the Sacred Road In the front part of the imperial tombs, there usually is a Sacred Way (or Divine Road) which means the road leading to heaven. Drive back to hotel,
Overnight in Beijing.
Day 09 Temple of Heaven, Hutong Walking tour : After breakfast, begin today's tour to the Temple of HeavenTemple of Heaven, a beautiful and harmonious collection of 15th century buildings set in a large park. At the heart of the Temple is the Hall of Prayer for good harvest where the Emperor came each year to request good harvests in the divine capacity as the son of heaven.
Roam through Beijing's old, narrow streets by old fashioned Rickshaw to visit the old quadrangles, and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens
Day 10: Transfer to airport for flight back home :
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|Accommodation based on twin sharing on the above mentioned hotels or similar|
|All Transfers in private Air Conditioned Car as per the itinerary|
|English speaking local guide for sightseeing|
|Assistance at airport and hotels by our representative|
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