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Beijing-Zhengzhou--Xian-Shanghai 12-Day Tour

Beijing-Zhengzhou--Xian-Shanghai 12-Day Tour

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Day 1 Arrive in Beijing

Pick you up at the train station or airport, transfer to the hotel, after that go to visit the Summer Palace, the rest of the time is left for you to enjoy the atmosphere of Beijing.

Day 2 Beijing one day tour

Visit Tiananmen Square, located at the center of Beijing City, where you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. And then trasfer to the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven which are in quite traditinal Chinese building style. Overnight in Beijing.

Day 3

the Badaling Great Wall--the Sacred Way--the Ming

After your breakfast visit the Badaling Great Wall. In order to not have lunch at shopping site restaurants, you will be suggested to have Sichuan food at a local popular restaurant. After lunch visit the Sacred Way and the Ming Tomb in the afternoon. Take the evening train to Zhenzhou.
Day 4 Zhengzhou one day tour

Pick you up at the train station, and begin today's full day tour in Zhengzhou which used to be the capital of Shang Dynasty 3,500 years ago and now is the capital city of Henan province. Upon arrival, you will visit to the Yellow River Scenic Spot Area. The Yellow River, with a total length of 5,464 kilometers, is the second longest river in China, just next to the Yangtze River. The Yellow River is the birthplace of ancient Chinese culture and the cradle of Chinese Civilization. Then go to Kaifeng. The city fortunes reached a zenith during the cosmopolitan Song dynasty, and this period distinguished Kaifeng as one of China most historically important cities.

Day 5 Kaifeng

After breakfast, you will visit the Qingming Festival Theme Park. The garden is constructed based on the huge painting by famous painter Mr.Zhang Zeduan in Northern Song Dynasty. It reappears the scene of bustle and prosperity in capital city Kaifeng. In the afternoon, you will visit Temple of Lord Bao. Lord Bao was an official whose reputation as someone immune to corruption made him a local hero or sorts. Many Chinese operas use him as a character. Then go to visit to Iron Pagoda Park, which was built in 1049 A.D the first year of Huangyou of Northern Song Dynasty, has history of more than 900 years.  In 1961, it was designated by the State Council as the key antique unit under special protection.

Day 6 Kaifeng-Dengfeng

After breakfast, take bus to Dengfeng. You will visit Shenzhou Peony Garden, where is the birthplace of peony and Shaolin Temple, which is reputed to be 'the Number One Temple under Heaven'. The temple is also the cradle of the Chinese Zen Buddhism and the Shaolin Martial Arts such as Shaolin Cudgel. After lunch, take bus to Luoyang, where visit Longmen Grottoes. It lasted more than 400 years. At present, there are over 2,300 caves and niches, more than one hundred thousand Buddhist images and over 300,000 characters of inscriptions. The grottoes and niches in the two hills are known at home and abroad for their large numbers, massive scales, and variety of subjects, delicate carving and profound meaning.

Day 7 Dengfeng-Luoyang-Xian
In the morning, you will visit White Horse Temple, which was the first temple built since the introduction of Buddhism into China. After lunch, take the evening train to Xian.

Day 8

Terracotta Warriors-Horses Museum-the Big Wild Goo
Pick you up at the train station,visit the famous Terracotta Warriors and the Horses Museum built in Qin Dynasty--- the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. And then transfer to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda which is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists, after visiting, continue to the Provincial History Museum and the Ancient City Wall. Take the flight to Shanghai. Overnight in Shanghai.
Day 9 Shanghai one day tour

Visit the Bund: the former foreign settlement, ranged along with imposing buildings of the colonial period. Then walk on Najing road- the busiest shopping street in Shanghai. And Yu Garden which characteristic of the architectural style of the Ming Dynasty and it used to be a private garden with 400 years' history. In front of the garden, there is a market called Yu Market. Then go to Jade Buddha Temple--one of the main tourist highlights of Shanghai and it's also the most famous active temples in China. Take the train to Hangzhou. Overnight in Hangzhou.

Day 10 Hangzhou one day tour
Breakfast in Hotel. Full day city tours: Bamboo Path with Perching Clouds, sip a cup of tea at Dragon Well tea village, Western Lake Crusie, Viewing Fishes in the Flower Pond, Yue Fei Mausoleum or Linyin Temple. Special dinner in Hanzghou.  Check in hotel in Hangzhou.
Day 11 Hangzhou to Suzhou

After breakfast, at 08:30am you will travel to oriental Venice-Wuzhen (a famous water town), and transfer to Suzhou after lunch, visit Tiger Hill, Dinner in Suzhou. Overnight in Suzhou.

Day 12 Suzhou one day tour
After breakfast, we will visit Silk factory and Wangshi Garden, Panmen Water Gate, Silk Embroidery Institute, late in the afternoon, drive to Shanghai and visit Nanjing road for shopping. Transfer to Shanghai, end the tour.
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