Beijing (No meal included)
Upon arrival, you will be greeted by the guide and be transferred to your hotel in the city center.
Beijing (B, L, D)
Beijing (B, L, D)
After breakfast we drive northwest to visit the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Badaling is the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, and is located approximately 50 miles (80 km) northwest of urban Beijing city in Yanqing County. The portion of the wall running through the site was built during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the location´s strategic importance. The highest point of Badaling is Beibalou, approximately 1,015m above sea level. This afternoon visit Changling. ChangLing is the largest and best preserved of the 13 Ming Tombs near Beijing. The tombs of Emperor YongLe (reign 1403-1424) and empress XuShi are 4km from the entrance. The layout is identical to the tomb of the first Ming emperor in Nanjing and is rather like the Forbidden City in miniature. In addition to the palace, there is an underground burial chamber. In the evening you will be picked up from your hotel at about 18:30 and driven to the Liyuan Theatre to enjoy the Beijing Opera from 19:30–20:50. Here you can appreciate some classic episodes, performed by professional opera artists. At the end of the show, we will return you to your hotel.
Beijing -> Xining (B, L)
Visits : Temple of Heaven
Qinghai Hu -> Golmud (B, L, D)
Today you will be driven to Golmud; a city in the Gobi Desert. It has rich natural resources, and therefore is called "treasure basin” as well. On the way you will visit Chaka Salt Lake. The lake has a salt deposit of over 440 megatons and is one of the four biggest salt lakes in the region.
Golmud -> Nagqu (B)
After enjoying your breakfast you will be driven to Nagqu. Today will be a tough day because you will spend almost 15 hours on the road. You will pass the mouth of Mt. Kunlun along the highest road in the world. The mountain has a steep terrain, a unique ecological environment and magnificent natural scenery. You will also see numerous hills rising one upon another, snowy peaks towering into the sky, and a vast expanse of grassland and the Tuotuo River, which is not only the source of Yangtze River, but also the Yellow River and Lancang River. You will also traverse the famous Hoh Xil Nature Reserve which is an unmanned, deserted land on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
Lhasa (B, L)
After breakfast your tour of Lhasa starts from Potala Palace, the symbol of Lhasa and the regional capital of Tibet. Then go to Jokhang Monastery, the first Buddhist temple and for most Tibetans the most sacred and important temple in Tibet. Of course, you should not miss Barkhor Street nearby, the biggest bazaar for the Tibetans.
Lhasa -> Chongqing (B, L)
Chongqing (B, L)
Visits : The Dazu Rock Carvings
Today you will go to see the Dazu Rock Carvings. Dazu Rock Carvings consist of two major sites, North Mountain and Baoding Mountain. North Mountain is smaller and requires less time. The most popular statues are the Goddess of Mercy (Guanyin) and the Peacock King. The sculptures at Baoding Mountain are far more superior. At the center is the giant Reclining Buddha which is 31m long and 5m high. The expression on his face is one of peace and happiness.
Shanghai (B, L)
After breakfast you will go the People´s Square, and visit the Shanghai Museum, one of landmarks of Shanghai. After having lunch you will stroll along the Nanjing Road, a famous street in China, it is the epitome of history and culture of Shanghai, and the Bund. What follows is a visit to Xintiandi, where you may see the old Shikumen buildings and feel the modern international atmosphere in Shanghai.
Shanghai (B, L)
Today you will visit Jade Buddha Temple, which features the architectural style of the Song Dynasty with a precise layout and harmonious structure. Then the tour takes you to Yuyuan Garden. In the afternoon, you will travel to Zhujiajiao Water Town. Zhujiajiao is one of the best-preserved ancient water towns in Shanghai with a history of 1700 years.
Free to enjoy your day before being transferred to the airport. End of the fabulous tour in China.
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