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Dunhuang of China.

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Destinations : Beijing、Xian、Lanzhou、Xiahe、Zhangye、Jiayuguan、Dunhuang、Turpan、Urumqi、Kashgar、Shanghai

Day 1: Arrive in Beijing

   By international flight to Beijing, Upon your arrival in Beijing, you will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel, relax in the hotel.      

Day 2: Beijing (B/L/D) 

   One of the highlights of any trip to China is an inspiring day tour to the mighty Great Wall at Badaling with a cable car ride. Enjoy plenty of time to walk along its ramparts and absorb the breathtaking views. visit the Heaven Temple , taste Beijing Roast Duck in the evening

 Day 3: Beijing - Xian (B/L/D) 

Today we concentrate on the heart of Beijing, beginning with Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace. transfer to the airport for your flight to Xian, meet & transfer to your hotel.

Day 4: Xian (B/L/D)

You will visit the Terracotta Warriors, one of the most amazing sites you will ever see. Electric cart ride from the car park to the entrance is included. These 6000 life size warriors and horses were first discovered in 1974 and are one of the most significant archaeological excavations of the 20th century. After lunch you will walk in the old streets of the Muslim area and visit the Grand Mosque. In evening tasty local food - the dumplings banquet        

Day 5: Xian (B/L/D)

     Visit the Wild Goose Pagoda, ride a bicycle on the City Wall, Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lanzhou.  

Day 6: Lanzhou – Xiahe (B/L/D)

This morning you will drive to Liujiaxia Dam, change the boat to Binglingsi Grottoes, Bingling is the transliteration of a Tibetan expression ,which means “Ten Thousand Buddhas”, The formal construction of the Bingling Temple took place in 420,the first year under the reign of Jianhong of Northern Wei, Northern Zhou ,Sui and Tang, and murals and decorations were made even in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties. Well preserved here now are 183 caves and enshrined in them are 900 square meters of frescoes and 694 Buddha statues, of which 82 are clay sculptures. They are disposed on a large cliff of 200 by 60 meters .

When you finish Binglingsi Grottoes, transfer to Xiahe, where is famous for Labrang Lamsery of the Yellow Sect of Tibetan Buddism.

Day 7: Xiahe – Lanzhou – Zhangye (B/L/D)

This morning, you will visit Labrang Monastery, and you can walk around the whole temple and the Tibetan village. Labrang Lamasery was initially built under the supervision of Jiamuyang, the first generation of               

Living Buddha in 1709, the 48th year in the reign of Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty, With the following living Buddhas to carry on the job it has now become the largest center for the Tibetan religious culture in Gansu, Qinghai and Sichuan provinces. In the afternoon drive back to Lanzhou, take the high speed train to Zhangye.

Day 8:Visit the Giant Buddha Temple. the Horse Hoof Temple Grottoes, the local market

Day 9: Visit the Danxia Landform National Park, it is both the largest and the most typical of China’s arid area Danxia landform. By bus to Jiayuguan.              

Day 10 Jiayuguan – Dunhuang (B/L/D)

 Visit the famous Jiayuguan Pass & Museum of the Great Wall, the western end of the Great Wall of the Ming Dynasty - Overhanging Great Wall, Painting Bricks in the tomb of the Wei & Jin Dynasty, the painting bricks inlaid on the four walls have beautiful colors and various contents which cover the polities, economy, military and culture, it’s called “Underground Art Gallery ”in the afternoon transfer to Dunhuang.                   

Day 11: Dunhuang (B/L/D)

You will visit Mogao Caves & Digital Film Center , one of the 4 most famous grottoes in China. It has a total of 492 grottoes, 45,000 square-meters of murals, 2,400 painted statues and over 250 residential caves remain. After lunch, you will visit the White Horse Pagoda, visit the Crescent Moon Lake & the Singing-Sand Dunes. enjoy a camel ride in the sand dunes. enjoy a wonderful Flying Angel Performance---Dunhuang Goddess in the evening.                    

                

Day 12: Dunhuang – Turpan  (B/L/D)

Visit the Gade Gate Pass & Great Wall of Han Dynasty, In history, the Han Dynasty built many walls to consolidate the safety of the frontier region as well as exploring ways to do business with western region. Instead of piling up stones or bricks layer upon layer like other dynasties' walls, the Han Dynasty Great Wall is built by using the local sand and weed. These two constructional materials were added by putting one on top of another. On average, every layer measures 12 to 15 centimeters (4.7 to 5.9 inches). The present remains of the wall measure from 1.6 feet tall to over 6.6 feet tall.

At noon time, you can taste the local farmer’s food in the grapes garden, visit the Sun Gate Pass and it’s museum. Transfer to the railway station and take the high speed train to Turpan (4 hours in the train)              

 

Day 13: Tupan (B/L/D)

Turpan was formerly Buddhist until its conversion to Islam in the 8th Century. You will visit Bazeklik Buddhist Caves, Astana Tombs,  Gao-chang ancient town,

Day 14: Turpan – Urumqi  (B/L/D)

You will visit the Grape Valley, Jiaohe Ruins and Karez Underground Irrigation Channels, it is still operating 800 years after its construction.Ttransfer to Urumqi in the afternoon.

 

Day 15: Urumqi – Kashgar  (B/L/D)

Today you will enjoy a day trip to the Heavenly Lake. In the late afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Kashgar

Day 16: Kashgar  (B/L/D)

The bazaar in Kashgar (also known as Kashi) is the biggest in central Asia. As early as two thousand years ago, it was the collecting and distributing centre of goods and when you visit these extraordinary markets you will feel as if nothing has changed over time. On bazaar day every Sunday, the traffic gets heavy on every road with crowds market-goers coming in from all directions by horse and cart and on foot. From very early you  spend the morning exploring this unique bazaar. in the afternoon visit the Idkah Mosque, the Mausoleum of Abakh Hodja.                     

Day 17: (B/L/D)

You will visit the old town and visit a local family. Enjoy your free in this old town.

Day 18: Kashgar – Urumqi –Shanghai (B/D)

      By morning flight to Urumqi , connect flight to Shanghai, you will be greeted by your local guide and transferred to your hotel, relax in the hotel.      

Day 19: Shanghai (B/L/D)

      Visit the magnificent Yu Garden, also you can observe local people’s life at the Yuyuan Market,The Temple of Jade Buddha,  then down to the Bund alongside the Huanpu River to explore the modem aspect of Shanghai. and enjoy your free time.

Day 20: Shanghai -  Home (B)

       Transfer to Longyang Road Station, take the Maglev Train to the airport , enjoy the world’s fastest train running 430km/hr. By international flight to your home.

Tour ends, wish you have a nice trip in China!

Price for 2018  /  2019 ,    Per person

 USD

Single Room Supplyment

110810 
2-56780USD 780
6-94880USD 780
10+4280USD 680

Service including:

4 star hotels (standard room including western breakfast,non smoking ),

       Air-conditioned car or van,

       Meals  ( B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner )

       Experienced English speaking guide in each city,

       Entrance fees,   

    All the domestic air tickets & Train tickets (Soft sleeper berth)

Service excluding:

Tips for guide and driver (100RMB per day to the driver, 200RMB per day to the guide)

     Single room supplement

    Travel Insurance

     Optional tours

      International air tickets.

       Chinese visa fees,

         Early check-in & later check-out

         Porter services at hotels & airports

         Expenditure of personal nature such as drinks, laundry

                                                 

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