13 Days Hong Kong, Guilin, Chengdu, Lhasa and Shigatse TourIncredible! How can one country have so many contrasts? This best China tour takes you to "The Pearl of the Orient"- Hong Kong tour and then magnificent Guilin tour followed by mystical Tibet tour.On the way you will see the amazing Panda Research Institute and get up, close with this fascinating, beautiful animal.
|Tour Dates||Destinations||Services Provided||Meals Included|
|Day 1||Arrive in Hong Kong||Airport Transfer (Hong Kong)||/|
|Day 2||Hongkong to Guilin||Hotel to airport Transfer (Hong Kong), Airport Transfer (Guilin)||B|
|Day4||Guilin||Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Ziyuan Pearl Shop||B,L|
|Day 5||Guilin||Li River Cruise||B,L|
|Day 6||Guilin to Chengdu||Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chengdu), Jinli Old Street, Du Fu Thatched Cottage||B,L|
|Day 7||Chengdu||Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wu Hou Temple, Wenshu Monastery||B,L|
|Day 8||Chenhdu to Lhasa||Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)||B|
|Day 9||Lhasa||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street||B,L|
|Day 10||Lhasa||Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery||B,L|
|Day 11||Lhasa to Shigatse||The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse||B,L|
|Day 12||Shigatse to Lhasa||Tashilunpo Monastery, Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa||B,L|
|Day 13||Depart Lhasa||Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)||B|
Place & Transport: Arrive in Hong Kong, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Airport Transfer (Hongkong)
Place & Transport:Hong Kong
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Place & Transport:Hong Kong to Guilin, China Southern Airlines CZ3032 Dep 18:00 - Arr 19:05
Today's Activities: Hotel to airport Transfer (Hong Kong), Airport Transfer (Guilin)
Place & Transport:Guilin
Today's Activities: Reed Flute Cave, Fubo Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Guilin Ziyuan Pearl Shop
Meals:Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Reed Flute Cave:The Reed Flute Cave offers a majestic fairyland of karst caves with landscape and rural scenery. It is a magic fairyland of stalactites, stalagmites, stone pillars, stone curtains, birds, plants and animals in fantastic shapes and colors, all glistening in colorful lights.
Elephant Trunk Hill:It is the badge of Guilin city. The whole hill looks exactly like a huge elephant stretching its trunk drinking water of the Li River. It is the masterpiece of karst landscape, composed of pure limestone deposited on seabed 360million years ago.
Fubo Hill: The beautiful Fubo Hill, in the northeast of the Guilin city, is well known as the "Wonderland on Wave" with its exquisite peak rising high and its foot half in water and half on land. The east of the cave curbs the river stream, causing the formation of a deep pool, so the hill is named Fubo Hill
Guilin Ziyuan Pearl Shop: Guilin is fortunate to have a company that is licensed by the Government to both grow and sell pearls. The Pearls are cultivated in the clean waters of the South China Sea off the coast of Guangxi province and then transported to Guilin for processing and to be created in the superb jewelry that you will see exhibited. You will also learn how to tell the difference between real and fake pearls and well as seeing the production process.
Place & Transport:Guilin
Today's Activities:Li River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Li River:The most beautiful scenes of Guilin scenery are found along the Li River. The hills beyond hills with their reflections in the crystal water are like fairy land, the green bamboo greets you all the way along the river in the breeze; the water buffaloes eating grass casually; the ducks swimming along the river; the fisherman fishing or catnapping on the bamboo rafts with his cormorants resting peacefully next to him, it's God dotted landscape. "Serenity" is a word poet tried to describe, "story-book-mountains" is kids say about the hills. Chinese traditional paintings are what Chinese artists have being trying to depict the scenery for thousands of years. But the natural beauty of the Li River is indeed beyond any descriptions, you have to be there to see with your own eyes and to feel with your own heart.
Place & Transport: Guilin to Chengdu, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Guilin), Airport Transfer (Chengdu), Jinli Old Street, Du Fu Thatched Cottage
Jinli Old Street: was set up and opened for public in 2004. Walking in this street, historic lanes, old official residences, vernacular dwelling, inns and shops will bring you back to the ancient China.
Du Fu Thatched Cottage: is the former residence of the famous Tang Dynasty poet, Du Fu. Compelled by poverty and social upheaval in the year of 759 A.D., Du Fu moved from Gansu Province to the outskirts of Chengdu and built a thatched hut. A symbolic thatched hut was built to give visitor association to the original site. The poet's thatched cottage is esteemed as the holy land of Chinese traditional literature, and the place to memorize this Saint of Poem.
Place & Transport:Chengdu
Today's Activities:Panda Breeding and Research Center, Wu Hou Temple, Wenshu Monastery
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
Giant Panda Breeding and Research Center:One of the biggest attractions is the panda breeding center where you can watch the baby pandas through glass in their playpens. You are not allowed to photograph the baby pandas, as the flash can hurt their eyes. Another highlight is the video you watch about the reserve and panda reproduction and learn how a panda gives birth to a baby cub. The baby just slides out and at the first time mothers don't know what it is, so it is common for them to accidentally kill the baby as they swat it around if the researchers can not help out in time. In all, it is nice to see all in the panda breeding center.
Wuhou Temple: The temple is built to memorize Zhuge Liang, the distinguished statesman and strategist during the Three Kingdom Period, meanwhile the symbol of wisdom in Chinese people's mind.
Wenshu Monastery : This large Zen Buddhist temple is a lively and attractive complex. The exquisitely decorated halls house a fascinating collection of artworks, statues and curios. The vegetarian restaurant is deservedly popular, as are the teahouses, a great spot to enjoy the busy crowd of worshippers.
Place & Transport:Chengdu to Lhasa, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Chengdu), Airport Transfer (Lhasa)
Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities:Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street
Potala Palace:it has become the seat of Dalai Lamas and also the political center of Tibet. The 13th Dalai Lama extended Potala Palace to the present size-117 meters in height and 360 meters in width, covering an area of more than 130,000 square meters. Mainly comprised by the White Palace, the administrative building, and the Red Palace, religious building, Potala Palace is famous for its grand buildings, complicated constructions, devotional atmosphere and splendid artworks.
Jokhang Temple: Jokhang Temple is the spiritual center of Tibet. The temple is the fine product of Han, Tibetan and Nepalese architecture techniques. Visitors will be treated to the sight of various exotic and sacred sculptures.
Barkhor Street:is a famous commercial and commodity-distributing center in Lhasa, consisting of more than 120 handicrafts shops and more than 200 stalls. It is a good choice that should never be missed by tourists coming to Lhasa, for you can buy anything Tibet-related, from sacks of incense, chunks of yak butter to monk outfits. Barkhor is the road that pilgrims tramped out around Jokhang Temple through centuries. When walking along Barkhor Street, you should move in the clockwise direction.
Place & Transport:Lhasa
Today's Activities:Norbulingka, Sera Monastery, Drepung Monastery
Norbulingka:means Jewel Garden. First built in 1751, it borrowed architectural style from the inland areas of China while maintaining local ethnic and religious features. Norbulingka served as a traditional summer palace and residence starting with the 7th Dalai Lama, and now it is the largest garden in Tibet.
Sera Monastery: The highlight of visiting in Sera Monastery will be watching a monks debating inside the shady courtyard behind the main temple. Every day, hundreds of red-robed monks assemble in small groups and practice their debating skills.
Drepung Monastery:Drepung Monastery was known for the high standards of its academic study, and was called the Nalanda of Tibet, a reference to the great Buddhist monastic university of India. Chapman reported that in the late 1930's Drepung was divided into four colleges, each housing monks from a different locality.
Place & Transport:lLhasa to Shigatse
Today's Activities:The Palgor Chorten, Yomdrok Lake, Our guide and driver will escort you from Lhasa to Shigatse
The Palgor Chorten:also named Palcho Monastery,Located 100 km east of Shigatse, Palkhor Monastery is a monastery with the characteristics of Han, Tibetan and Nepali architecture. It enjoys a high status in Tibet Buddhism history because it houses three sects - Sakyapa, Kadampa and Gelugpa together. According to Tibetan calendar.
Yomdrok Lake:Yamdrok Lake is one of the three largest sacred lakes in Tibet. It is over 72 km (45 miles) long. The lake is surrounded by many snow-capped mountains and is fed by numerous small streams. The lake does have an outlet stream at its far western end. Around 90km to the west of the lake lies the Tibetan town of Gyantse and Lhasa is a hundred km to the northwest.
Place & Transport:Shigatse to Lhasa
Today's Activities:Tashilunpo Monastery, Our guide and driver will escort you from Shigatse to Lhasa
Tashilunpo Monastery Founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, Tashilhunpo Monastery is one of the six big monasteries in Tibet. It is the seat of the Panchen Lama, the second ranking person in the Gelugpa Tibetan Buddhist hierarchy, after the Dalai Lama. The monastery houses the tombs of Panchen Lamas and a 22.4-meter statue of Maitreya Buddha. Tashilhunpo remains popular among the Tibetans, as they carry on coming here on pilgrimage.Day 13
Place & Transport:Depart Lhasa, Flight not included
Today's Activities:Hotel to airport Transfer (Lhasa)
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United States | 2013-11-15