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Pearls of Shanxi Province Tour

   

Tour code:

SX-0115

Days:

12

Destination:

Beijing-Datong-Wutaishan-Taiyuan-Pingyao-Changzhi-Luoyang-Beijing

Summary:

Shanxi is a important cultural centre of China. In addition to the great cultural sites, the province boasts unique landscape, history, folk customs, a variety of local cuisines.

 
Tour Itinerary
Day 1 : Arrival at Beijing
Arrival at Beijing

Arrive at Beijing, you will be met by your tour guide and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure and adjust to jet lag. 

  • 5* Capital hotel or the same class
Day 2 : Beijing/Datong
Beijing/Datong

Join the group tour today. Visit the magnificent circular Temple of Heaven, constructed entirely of wood and with no nails, and designed according to principles of cosmology and numerology to illustrate the meeting point of heaven and earth. Take the train to Datong, strategically located between Beijing and Xian.

  • 4*Datong Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 3 : Datong
Datong

See the five enthroned and gilded Buddhas in Huayuan Temple that also houses the museum with its relics unearthed from ancient tombs nearby, and the glorious Nine Dragon Screen, a 100ft-long wall of colourfully glazed tiles 600 years old that used to stand in front of the palace entrance to stop evil spirits entering. Visit Yungang where caves are filled with 50,000 Buddhist statues that were carved in the 5th and 6th centuries.   

  • 4* Datong Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 4 : Wutaishan
Wutaishan

Drive to Wutai Mountain, the holiest of the four sacred Buddhist peaks of China and home to dozens of monasteries and temples that were mostly built during the Tang dynasty of the 7th to 10th centuries. Luckily, they survived Mao's Cultural Revolution as did nearby Yingxian Wooden Pagoda from the same era, the oldest and largest wooden building in China and built entirely without nails. 

  • 4* Huahui Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 5 : Taiyuan
Taiyuan

Not only goods but ideas travelled along the old Silk Road to Xian, and at Datong is evidence how Buddhism travelled from India to China, here at the spectacularly-located Hanging Temple, hewn from caves in the sacred Heng Shan mountain and clinging to the cliff face, where Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism are all celebrated. Drive to Taiyuan to stay overnight at the 4*Shanxi Hotel.

  • 4*Shanxi Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 6 : Pingyao
Pingyao

Visit Jinci Temple, a one-thousand-year-old ancestraltemple, before driving to the quaint old town of Pingyao. En route visit the Qiao Family Mansion,a perfect example of traditional workmanship anddesign with graceful roofs, red lanterns and fine carvings. Stay two nights at Pingyao's characterful Yunjincheng Folk Guest House.  

  • Yunjincheng Folk Guest House or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 7 : Pingyao
Pingyao

A day to explore charming Pingyao's well-preserved streets and houses, China's first bank that was established here in 1823 and which brought prosperity to the town, and the great fortified City Wall, 30ft high and 15ft wide, that was needed to keep out gangs of thieves intent on robbing the rich citizens and travelers. 

  • Yunjincheng Folk Guest House or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 8 : Changzhi
Changzhi

On the way to Changzhi call at Pujiu Temple, founded by the wicked Empress Wu of the Tang dynasty and scene of a famous love story. 

  • 4*Jinxin International Hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 9 : Luoyang
Luoyang

Head to Luoyang to stay two nights at the 4*Grand Hotel. This afternoon visit the renowned Longmen Grottoes where 100,000 Buddhist statues of wildly varied sizes were carved into natural caves along a half-mile stretch of the Yi River valley, mostly between the 5th and the 12th centuries.

  • 4* Grand Hotel Luoyang or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch/Dinner
Day 10 : Luoyang
Luoyang

Visit the birthplace of Kung Fu, ShaolinTemple, where the Buddhist monks devised this form of exercise to aid their self-discipline and to defend themselves from outside attackers, 1,500 years ago. They gained renown for their fighting prowess and the martial art became an integral part of monastic life. Then tour Kangbaiwan Manor, a Ming dynasty house like a castle the size of a village. 

  • 4* Grand Hotel Luoyang or the same class
  • Breakfast / Lunch
Day 11 : Luoyang/Beijing
Luoyang/Beijing

Fly to Beijing for an overnight stay at the Capital Hotel. The rest of day at your leisure to explore the capital city of China.

  • 5* Capital hotel or the same class
  • Breakfast
Day 12 : Departure Beijing
Departure Beijing

Fly to next destination.

  • Breakfast
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Notes: ¥=RMB or CNY (Chinese Yuan, Renminbi)   $=USD, US Dollars

* Price is for per person, based on two persons sharing one room.
* If one person uses one room, he/she is required to pay additional charge named single supplement.

  • Price Includes
  • Price Excludes

1. All internal transportations and transfer in China, including domestic flights from Luoyang to Beijing.
2. 11 nights accommodation with private facilities.
3. All meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
4. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.
5. Soft sleeper train from Beijing to Datong.
6. All airport taxes.

  • Comments
I have a friend in Xian, she recommended this city several times.

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Thanks for your message about your trip to Xian. 
We have the tailor-made departure so it is available all year round. 
Regarding the toue rates and itinerary, please refer to the email we send to your mail box. 
Again, thanks and all best regards,

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