9 –Day Northwest taste China tour
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9 –Day Northwest taste  China tour

9 –Day Northwest taste China tour

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Duration: 9 days
Attraction: Jokhang Temple , Barkhor Street , Potala Palace , Norbulingka , Great Wall , The Forbidden City , Hutong , Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding , Jinli Old Street , Wenshu Temple
Update: Jan. 18th, 2013
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  • Day 1:Arrival-Beijing

    Arrival-Beijing
    Transfer via:  International flight on your own arrangement.  
    We are sincerely waiting for your arrival at Beijing airport. Our local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:
  • Day 2:Beijing

    Beijing   (B)
    Today you will first visit the historic Tiananmen Square, and then the magnificent Forbidden City. In the afternoon, you will enjoy the Hutong tour by rickshaw.
    -The Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) square: the largest city square in the world and the spiritual heart of China, where the national flag is raised exactly at sunrise everyday.
    -The Forbidden City: located in the center of Beijing, used to be the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties with a history of around 600 years, it is the grandest integral palace complex still remaining in China.
    -Hutongs: the old narrow paths with lots of courtyard homes where common people are living, they are like villages within megalopolis, through the hutongs' teeming maze of alleyways, you will see the old houses and learn about the daily life of ordinary Beijing citizens.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 3:Beijing

    Beijing   (B)
    This morning you will have a tour to the majestic Great Wall (Juyongguan section), the Summer Palace.
    -The Great Wall: the most famous symbol of China and one of the world's most remarkable architectural wonders, it was built over 2,000 years ago and stretching about 6,700km.
    -The Great Wall at Juyongguan: located 50km away from the city of Beijing, Juyongguan Pass was one of the most important passes of the Great Wall and claimed as "No. 1 impregnable pass".
    -The Summer Palace: Located on the northwestern outskirts of the city, it was an imperial summer resort of the Qing Dynasty. With its perfect layout, magnificent buildings and enchanting landscape, it is the most splendid classical garden in China.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 4:Beijing/Lhasa

    Beijing- Lhasa (B)
    Transfer via:  flight on our arrangements  
    Transfer to airport for flight to Lhasa, upon your arrival at Gonggar airport, you will be met by your local guide and transferred to the hotel in Lhasa city (2-hour drive). After checking in the hotel, rest in the afternoon to get adapted to the high altitude.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 5:Lhasa :The Potala Palace-The Jokhang Temple-The Barkhor Street

    Lhasa (B)
    Your sightseeing today will include the Lhasa’s cardinal landmark -- Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple and flourishing Barkhor Street.
    -The Potala Palace: the symbol of Lhasa, perched upon Marpo Ri Hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa Valley, it is the greatest
    -The Jokhang Temple: located in the center of the old section of Lhasa, built in 647 AD by Songtsen Gampo and his two foreign wives, and later extended by successive rulers, it has now become a gigantic architectural complex and it is the spiritual center
    -The Barkhor Street: a circular street around the Jokhang Temple in the center of the old section of Lhasa, it is the oldest street in a very traditional style in Tibet, where you can enjoy bargaining with the local Tibetan vendors for the handicrafts.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 6:Lhasa:Norbulingka Park-Sera Monastery-The Tibetan Family

    Lhasa  (B)
    The whole day tour will first bring you to the Norbulingka Park, and then the Sera Monastery. Pay a visit to a Tibetan Family.
    -Norbulingka Park: Norbulingka means "Jeweled Garden", built in 1751 AD as a summer palace for the Dalai Lama
    -Sera Monastery: Sera means "Wild Rose Garden" in Tibetan because lush wild rose woods once grew around it, the monastery is one of the three largest monasteries in Tibet. Located at the northern outskirts of Lhasa
    -The Tibetan Family: You will be greeted and warmly welcomed by common Tibetan people in their traditional way. Then you will be entertained with their typical food as snacks.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 7:Lhasa/Chengdu

    Lhasa-Chengdu (B/SD)
    Transfer via: flight on our arrangement
    Today you will say Bye to Lhasa and transfer to airport for flight to Chengdu, upon arriving in Chengdu, local guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel for a rest before visiting Jili Old Street, and Wenshu Temple where you can spend some time sitting in its tea house to enjoy a cup of tea. Special dinner will be arranged.
    -Jinli Old Street: located in Chengdu combines the ambience of ancient and modern China. Jinli Old Street was constructed in 2004 in the traditional architectural style of Sichuan Province during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Jinli Old Street is not only a wonderful reminder China’s past, but also a great place for people to fully appreciate Sichuan’s customs and folk arts.

    -Wenshu Temple: Chengdu's oldest and largest Buddhist temple originally built in Tang Dynasty, however, it is now a Qing Dynasty construction with exquisite relief carvings decorating many of the buildings. You can absorb the very atmosphere of Chengdu here: the temple is full of local worshippers burning incense on certain days, the tea house at the back of the complex is a great place to relax yourself and do some people watching, while the streets outside are filled with blind fortune-tellers, hawkers selling joss sticks, paper money and statues and so on.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 8:Chengdu

    Today, you will visit the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding.
    Giant Panda Breeding Research Base: 18km from the city center, is home to 12 pandas. It is the best place to see Chengdu's most famous residents getting to know more about this precious species.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B
  • Day 9:Depart Chengdu

    Depart Chengdu
    You will have a rest before your local guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to your next destination.

    Accommodation:Hotel will be based on your requirementMeals:B

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