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Impression of Chinese-style Architecture Tour
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With high-level architectural techniques and monumental facade, Chinese-style buildings have a high reputation all over the world. Our Chinese-style architecture tour starts from Beijing, to witness and climb the magnificent ancient construction of the Great Wall, wandering along Hutong to get a brief impression of this big capital. The ancient capital city Xi'an is really a Chinese history book. Here you can visit the splendid Terracotta Warriors and Horses. The characteristic Yaodong dwelling house gives you a deep impression. Then we come to Guiyang, where you will be amazed at the Diaojiao building created by intelligent minority people. What's more, you will marvel at the magnificent Terrace field in Longsheng, experience a cruise on the world-wide famous Li River through stunning karst landscapes in Guilin. Enjoy a leisurely walk at the West Street and be intoxicated in the warm and romantic atmosphere. The largest city of China-Shanghai will amaze you by its modern atmosphere and traditional culture and art. Enjoy a day tour to Mo's Park-the ancient architecture pearl in China.

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Tour Code: CET-AC05 Length:
Cities Visited/Stayed: Beijing, Xi'an, Yan’an, Guiyang, Kaili, Guilin, Shanghai
Highlight Attractions: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Summer Palace, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Terraced Rice Paddies at Longji, Li River, Yu Yuan Garden, Jade Buddha Temple
Experience &Features: Hutong Tour & Siheyuan in Beijing, Xi’an City Wall, Yan’an Cave Dwelling House, Miao Village, Yao Village, Yangshuo Town, South China Sea Pearl, Old Residential Area in Shanghai—Shikumen, Zhujiajiao & Zhouzhuang Town near Shanghai, Mo’s Park, Children’s Palace
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Day 1: Beijing

When you arrive in Beijing, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals:


Day 2: Beijing

After breakfast, let's go for a visit to the[Temple of Heaven], which is a complex of buildings, gardens, and pathways.The structure of the building indicates relationship between Earth and heaven. We will enjoy a walk on the [Tian'anmen Square], one of the largest city squares in the world. It is located on the central axis of old Beijing. In the center of Tian'anmen Square stands the Monument to the People's Heroes. Then we will go to the[Forbidden City], the imperial palace for the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The city contains 800 ceremonial buildings, 9,999 rooms, and a courtyard that can hold 100,000 people. Best ancient Chinese architectural styles are well preserved here, consisting of an imposing view. Later the day will be on your own to explore more about this city.

Stay overnight in Beijing.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 3: Beijing

There is a famous saying goes "You are not a hero unless you climb on the Great Wall." This morning we will drive to the [Jinshanling Great Wall], the less developed and commercial section of the Great Wall. This historic construction is somewhat dangerous to climb because it winds up and down the precipitous ranges, but as a reward, splendid views are available. People say that a visit to Beijing isn't complete without trying the crispy and tasty Peking duck dinner, so we highly recommend a featured dinner for you at one famous restaurant.

Stay overnight in Beijing. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 4: Beijing-Xi’an

This morning we will pay a visit to [Hutong] (the Chinese word for alleys in Beijing) in Shichahai area. This area still looks originally, presenting you the style of ancient Beijing. Tourists from all over the world gather here and go through Hutongs sitting in a rickshaw, enjoying the concentrated old Beijing. The buildings in Hutong are almost in quadrangles-a building complex formed by four houses around a quadrangular courtyard. The quadrangles vary in size and design according to the social status of the residents. Then we go to visit the[Summer Palace], one of China’s architectural masterpieces. The beauty of the Summer Palace is delicate. The pavilions, kiosks, terraces, bridges, dikes, corridors are delicately crafted and placed, well displaying the thousand-year old Chinese landscape gardening. The scenic spot contain a nation's profound philosophical and aesthetic tradition. We will drive to the airport for a pm flight to Xi'an late this afternoon. Upon arrival, you will be met by the guide and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be on your own to relax.

Stay overnight in Xi'an. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 5: Xi'an

With a history of more than 3,000 years, Xi'an has abundant collection of archaeological relies to express its rich history. This morning we will go to visit [Banpo Museum], where you can see lots of precious unearthed cultural relics and artworks that can indicate the prehistoric civilization. Situated east of Xi'an city, the[Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses Museum] is famous throughout the world for life-sized terra-cotta warriors and horses. The three pits of the terra-cotta warriors and horses excavated shows you how magnificent the structure of Emperor Qin Shihuang's Mausoleum was. Later this evening you may choose local special Dumpling Dinner and the Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show.

Stay overnight in Xi'an. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 6: Xi'an-Yan'an

Early this morning we will take a coach to Yan'an Town. Arrive there and we go to visit the [Yaodong Dwelling house] of local people. Yaodong is typical residential dwelling place in Loess Plateau of north China. The simple and unsophisticated architecture blend hillocks and gullies into a harmonious whole, which embody the simple, reserved and deep characters of local people. The doors and windows of Yaodong are exquisitely decorated by various paper-cutting red pictures, just like a folk artistic palace. The largest complex of Yaodong building is typical and magnificent, which draws many tourists to come and visit.

Stay overnight in Yan'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 7: Yan'an-Xi'an

You can enjoy a leisure morning and then we drive back to Xi'an after lunch. Then the rest of the day will be on your own.

Stay overnight in Xi'an.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 8: Xi'an-Guiyang

This morning we will go to visit the ancient [City Wall] and the [Provincial Museum], a striking Tang-Dynasty style pavilion, houses a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi. Also included is a visit to the [Big Wild Goose Pagoda], one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today. And then we will take a pm flight to Guiyang.

Stay overnight in Guiyang. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 9: Guiyang-Kaili

After breakfast, we will drive to Kaili. On the way we enjoy beautiful sceneries, and pass the [Nanhua Miao Village], and other minority villages. Then we will arrive at Langde Miao Village. Circled by green mountains, [Langde Shang Village] is situated at the foot of a mountain and beside a crystal stream. Row upon row of roofed wooden bridges, called "Wind and rain" bridges by the locals, stretching over the stream and making a picturesque scene. The [Diaojiao buildings] (wood houses propped up by wooden supports with ladders leading up), tier upon tier peaks rising one higher than another, are covered in the green forest. We find that people wearing colorful and exquisite minority costumes, you will  marvel at their graceful songs, their traditions and cultures. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant to taste the special sour fish dishes. Then we will continue to visit another village and their traditional way of paper making techniques.

Stay overnight in Kaili.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 10: Kaili-Guiyang-Guilin

This morning we will drive back to Guiyang city. Let's go for a visit to the [Qianling Park] today. It is located on Qianling Mountain, northwest of Guiyang. Qianling Mountain situated in Guiyang's northwestern corner provides a vast comprehensive garden for the city. As one of the noted attractions on the Guizhou plateau, it boasts clear water, green mountains, tranquil forests and old temples. About 1500 kinds of trees and flowers as well as 1000 kinds of herbs have been found there in the Qianling Mountain. And there are gregarious macaques and flocks of birds too. More than 500 energetic and enchanting macaques live in the mountain in the park and they make the park so special. There is a "holy fountain" up the mountain whose water is so clean that local people consider it coming from the heaven. The flowing steams from the fountain and the mist surrounding the forest make it one of the greatest eight scenic spots in Guiyang. This evening we will leave Guiyang for a flight to Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 11: Guilin-Longsheng

Today we will go to Longji, a minority area with magnificent terraced rice paddies. The [Longji Terraces] are located in Longsheng County. You may have a chance to take some wonderful pictures of minority people wearing exquisite costumes along the way. Located southeast of Longsheng, the rice terraces are built into the hillsides which look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. Later this afternoon we drive to visit [Huangluo Red Yao minority village] where women there all keep their hair to a length of more than one meter. You will be marvel at their characteristic red costumes and beauty.

Stay overnight in Longsheng. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 12: Longsheng-Guilin

Early this morning we drive to the Longsheng town, you can see daily life of local people by visiting the local market to have interesting discovery. Then we will drive to Guilin city. Upon arrival, you are transferred to the hotel, enjoy a leisure afternoon.

Stay overnight in Guilin.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 13: Guilin-Yangshuo

This morning we will embark the ship for [Li River cruise]. Cruising downstream with a pleasant breeze greeting, you can sit on cushion comfortably or enjoy the open-air viewing platform. Bring lots of film because this is a photographer's dream. There you can capture the dramatic landscapes that Chinese artists have been painting for centuries. Lunch will be served onboard. You can enjoy the Li River picturesque scenery to Yangshuo. Later we disembark from ship and then we walk to the West Street, which has received countless foreigners from all over the world and reputed as "Earth Village in China". Today, the 600 meters long street has over 300 cafes, restaurants, hotels art crafts and tourist stores, foreign language clubs, internet centers and Kungfu schools. This afternoon you will be free at leisure, you can enjoy a coffee time at the West Street, or walk around the small Yangshuo town.

Stay overnight in Yangshuo.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 14: Yangshuo-Guilin

After breakfast, we will drive back to Guilin city, spending the rest of the day in Guilin to discover its shinning scenic spots that make the city unique and especially beautiful. The [Elephant Trunk Hill] is the symbol of Guilin, standing in the Li River and looks like an elephant drinking water from the river. The [Reed Flute Cave] is one of the most spectacular caves displaying karst geographical formation in various shapes. After the visit, we will continue to the nearby [South China Sea Pearl Museum] where we can learn some knowledge of pearls and have the chance to purchase real sea pearl at competitive prices. After dinner, we recommend a cruise in the city's central area on a water system, which will absolutely give you a deep impression of Guilin.

Stay overnight in Guilin. 

Meals: (B, L)


Day 15: Guilin-Shanghai

At noon we take a flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. The rest of the day will be free at leisure.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 16: Shanghai

You can enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and we will go to visit the [Yuyuan Garden], where you find more delicate handicrafts and tasty Chinese snacks. Also included is a visit to the [Jade Buddha Temple], an elegant structure famous for its Buddha statue which is carved of solid white jade and decorated by jewels. Lunch will be arranged at a characteristic Shanghai restaurant. After lunch we will go to the [Outer Bund] for a grand view of Shanghai and you may marvel at how modern this metropolis is while still containing its old traditions. We will enjoy a walk on the [Nanjing Road], the most prosperous commercial street. You can find lots of world famous brands setting along the street and enjoy a good time in shopping.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 17: Shanghai

Enjoying a reputation as "exposition of architecture of the world", Shanghai display elegant appearance of architecture in various style. There are building of Gothic style, Romanesque style, Baroque style and other building combing Chinese and western style. This morning we will pay a visit to [Shikumen Area]. It is emerged from the traditional quadrangular courtyard. When it appeared in Shanghai, it is in traditional wood structure and bricks with the frame of door made of stone materials. This kind of building mixes together Chinese and western art, having a deep influence in Chinese architecture history. Shikumen building began popular in the early twenties century. More than three quarter of local people lived in that kind of building. Until now there are still many citizens living in Shikumen building. You can enjoy a leisurely walk in that area. A cruise on the Huangpu River is recommended, where you are able to see wonderful night views of the bright city.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 18: Shanghai-Zhujiajiao-Zhouzhuang-Shanghai

This morning we will drive to [Zhujiajiao ancient town]. With a long history, this ancient town was a bazaar in Song and Yuan Dynasty. The crystal water and run through the town with 39 bridges connecting the nine old streets, forming a graceful water village scene. The north street still keeps its style of Ming and Qing Dynasty, displaying a picture of prosperous ancient commerce background in front of you. Local snacks are delicate and delicious, you can choose and try. After lunch, we will continue to [Zhouzhuang]--one of the most famous water townships in China, only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. It is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. It abounds with rivers and lakes. You can enjoy a leisurely afternoon walking around. Stone bridges and overhanging towers span the waterways to provide free passage for the local people. The murmuring streams under small bridges and dwelling quarters with delicate courtyards are the distinct features of Zhouzhuang, now rarely seen in the whole of East China. Drive back to Shanghai later this evening. 

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 19: Shanghai-Pinghu-Shanghai

Today we will drive to Pinghu city to visit the [Mo's Park]--a large scale ancient residential area. This residence has a total of 77 rooms and a total area of 2600 square meters. It belonged to Mo Fangmei and his family in the Qing Dynasty. Mo's Park is a classic of Chinese ancient residential complexes of the southern region. Its design is small, elegant, and sophisticated. Ancient red wood furniture comes from the Qing Dynasty. The entire park is filled with dark paint, white walls, and colorful ridges of houses. Wandering in this graceful park will make you feel as if you are travelling in the past. Later the day we will drive back to Shanghai.

Stay overnight in Shanghai.

Meals: (B, L)


Day 20: Shanghai-Departure

Today will be on your own to relax and until you are ready to be transferred to the airport for departure.

Meals: (B)


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First Class Tour $6408 $4012 $3412 $2715 $1410
Comfortable Tour $5111 $3220 $2611 $2113 $810
Standard Tour $4219 $2718 $2215 $1613 $510
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