8 Days The Moments in South China
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8 Days The Moments in South China

Duration:8 days

Tour Type:Cultural Tour

Best Time to Go:All Season

Level:Easy

Highlights:

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Trip Overview

Three unique cities are selected in this tour. Traditional and modern cultures can be both experienced in Shanghai. In China, east or west, Guilin is the best. The route in Guilin is the best one with traditional features. While in Chengdu, you can enjoy them face to face

Itinerary

All meals listed as breakfast as B, Lunch as L and Dinner as D.


Day 1. Shanghai Arrival

Zhujiajiao TownClients arrives at Shanghai Airport.

Upon arrival, be greeted by our local guide with clients\' name sign at the exit.

Then transfer about 1 hour from the airport to the hotel.

After hotel check-in and short rest, we will head out hotel for Yu Garden.

Yu Garden, a classical garden in downtown Shanghai, boasts a history over 400 years. Each pavilion, hall, stone and stream in the garden is expressing the quintessence of South China landscape design from Ming and Qing Dynasty. Over forty spots, pided by dragon walls, wound corridors and beautiful flowers, form a unique picture featuring "one step, one beauty; every step, every beauty." The surrounding market is packed with traditional and modern shops, restaurants and temples.

After that, we will visit The Bund.

The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai from early 1900\'s. It winds a 1500 meters (less than one mile) in length and a wonderful place to admire both of the old buildings on the west bank of Huangpu River and the brand grand new buildings in Pudong. Particularly in the evening, the night view is non to second in China or maybe Asia as well.

Overnight: Broadway Mansions Hotel

Meals: D

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Day 2. Shanghai

This morning, our tour will start with Zhujiajiao Ancient Town.

Zhujiajiao, established around 1,700 years ago, lies to the south of the Yangtze River and was created as a typical ancient water town. The ancient site is easy of access located as

It is only one hour by bus to the west of downtown Shanghai. After lunch, we will pay a visit to Old City. Shanghai started to develop since 1840s. It has integrated western and eastern cultures well and become China\'s biggest city in the next 150 years. The Old City witnessed its history.

In the evening, we will watch a traditional art- Acrobatics Show.

Overnight: Broadway Mansions Hotel

Meals: B,D


Day 3. Shanghai to Guilin

Longji TerracesThis morning, you will fly to Guilin by MU9379(08:35-11:20).

After hotel check-in, you will take a car to Longsheng, a county of Guilin and see Longji Terraces.

About two and half hours driving away from Guilin city, a vast region of rice terraces stretches layer upon layer, coiling around from the base of Longji (the dragon\'s backbone) Mountain to its summit. We just call it Dragon\'s Backbone Terraces and it is one of the two most amazing terraces in China. Now, it covers an area of 66 square kilometers/ 16,308 acres and spans an altitude between 300 meters/984 feet and 1100 meters/3608 feet. The wooden houses with deep color tiles dotted among the terraces. The minorities of Zhuang people and Yao people with heavy earrings and long hair working around in the paddies.

Overnight: Star-Wish Resort

Meals: B,L

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Day 4. Guilin

LongjiToday we will have a hiking in Longji Mountain. It will starts from Pingan village to Zhuang village. As Longji Mountain also called "Dragon\'s Ridge", you will have a whole view of it on the way. And we will hike to two viewpoints called "Seven stars with Sun" and "Nine Dragons & Five Tigers".

Overnight: Mountain Retreat

Meals: B,D

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Day 5. Guilin

GuilinThis morning, you will learn traditional Chinese art-Hand Fans Making or cooking local foods in Fuli.

Fuli is also known as the "hometown of painted paper fans" in China. This town is one of the few best preserved ancient towns in Guilin. You could see the local fan-making workshops of the local villagers, where you could buy some small fans as souvenir.

In the afternoon, you will have fun in the Yulong River-bamboo rafting, a popular and exciting activity there.

Overnight: Mountain Retreat

Meals: B,L

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Day 6. Guilin to Chengdu

Silver CaveThis day is our last day in Guilin. You will visit Silver Cave and Moon Mountain.

Located 25 km away from Yangshuo County, Silver Cave is the largest cave in Yangshuo Region. The cave is very huge. Opened in 1999, and at present, about 2 kilometers of the cave has been presented to tourists, including the lower cave, the grand hall and the upper cave. It is regarded as full of "great wonders". The stalactites, in shapes of pillars, towers, curtains, and waterfalls enhanced by colorful lighting, will show you dozens of gorgeous sights. In the cave, most of the formations have been given a name like \'the vegetable garden\' and \'the umbrella\' to help you imagine what they look like.

Moon Hill is a hill with a natural arch through it a few kilometers outside Yangshuo in southern China\'s Guangxi. It is so named for a wide, semicircular hole through the hill, all that remains of what was once a limestone cave formed in the phreatic zone. Like most formations in the region, it is karst.

Legend has it that there is a Guanghan Palace on the moon inhabited by the beauty Chang\'e, the Jade Rabbit, and Wu Gang the woodcutter. People in olden days thought they saw these immortals when they came upon spots on the moon\'s surface. Visitors to Moon Hill call to each other\'s attention that there are nature formed rock images of Chang\'e, the Jade Rabbit and Wu Gang the woodcutter. In reality, the Moon hill also offers some broad, panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, which is characterized by the knobby karst hills found throughout the region.

In the afternoon, you will take Flight 3U8428(13:50-15:35) to Chengdu, your final destination. After hotel check-in, you will visit Broad the Narrow Alley, a kind of traditional street.

The dinner will be the famous Sichuan food-Hot Pot.

Overnight: Buddha Zen Garden Hotel

Meals: B,D

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Day 7. Chengdu

PandaChengdu is famous as the capital of pandas. The Panda Breezing Base is a must here.

Mostly inhabit in Sichuan, the giant pandas are so deeply beloved by the people of the entire world. How can we miss the cute pandas?

Located just 10km (6miles) away from downtown Chengdu, the Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been created and imitates the pandas\' natural habitat in order that they might have a the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. The Center cares also for other rare and endangered wild animals. Lesser pandas, black-necked cranes, white storks as well as over 20 species of rare animals are fed and bred there throughout the year.

In the following, we will visit Wenshu Monastery.

Wenshu Monastery (Wenshu Yuan) is Chengdu\'s oldest and largest temple and is usually bursting with life and atmosphere. A temple was originally built at this site in the north of the city during the Tang Dynasty. The building today however is a Qing Dynasty construction consisting of an impressive collection of buildings containing some intricate and beautiful art and architecture. There are five halls at the complex, all with pretty tiled roofs, carved eaves and beautifully painted ceilings. There is also a Museum here detailing the history of the temple and displaying some wonderful examples of traditional calligraphy and painting. Chengdu has a sizeable Buddhist congregation who visit the temple to worship the God of Wisdom, filling the temple halls with noise and incense! The surrounding streets are fascinating too, and hawkers selling joss sticks, paper money and statues abound. In the evening, you will watch the show of Sichuan Opera Face Changing.

Overnight: Buddha Zen Garden Hotel 

Meals: B, D

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Day 8. Departure

TeaOn the last day of our tour, you will learn Kung Fu and drink unique tea at the River Viewing Pavilion (Wangjianglou) park.

It is a lovely, historic place with forests of 100 varieties of bamboo! The yellow columns of bamboo with their thin green leaves cast wonderful shade and make an exquisite sound when the wind blows. The pavilion is more than 30 meters tall, overlooks the Jin River (Jinjiang), and was once the symbol of Chengdu. The pavilion itself was built in memory of Xue Tao, a Tang Dynasty female poet who loved bamboo and wrote many poems here. She reportedly drew water from a well that is also in the park grounds.

After that, you will take a car to the airport and for back.

Trip ends.

Meal: B, L

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