China Fairytale Beijing-Chengdu Panda-Jiuzhaigou-Shanghai 11 days Tour
Day 01,Arrival in Beijing
Temple of HeavenArrival in Beijing, met and transferred to your hotel in Beijing. In the afternoon, visit Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for peace and harvest. You are at your leisure to take a good rest or explore the city for the remainer of the day.
Forbidden CityStarting the day with a visit to Tiananmen Square, the world largest square of this kind. You will be given the details of all the buildings in and around the square including Mao's mausaleum, the National Museum, the Parliament Building. Then go through an underground tunnel to the imperial palace, also known as the "Forbidden City", the complex of imperial palace, which was home to the Emperors of Ming and Qing dynasties for over 500 years. After lunch, continue to visit Summer Palace, the largest and most beautiful Chinese imperial garden. It is regarded as a museum of gardens in China. Then visit a Tea market where you can taste the famous Chinese tea and see Chinese tea ceremony in a big Chinese tea market and buy the local Chinese teas. Tonight you are arranged to see the Kung Fu Show at Red Theatre. This is a great show. It tells a story of Chin Yu entering the monastery and making his way through life to finally becoming the Abbott. There are many demonstrations of Kungfu and strength throughout the show. The costumes and the choreography are great. Unfortunately people are not allowed to take photos nor video it. You can however purchase a DVD of the show. The show lasts about one hour and 15 minutes. After the show, transferred back to your hotel.
Mutianyu Great WallAfter breakfast, you are picked up at your hotel around 8:00am. Drive to the Ming Tombs ( Dingling, one of the 13 Ming Dynasty Tombs complex ). From the Yongle Emperor onwards, 13 Ming Dynasty Emperors were buried in this area. You will visit Dingling, the tomb of the Wanli Emperor, which is the only one of the Ming Dynasty Tombs to have been excavated. Visited the Jade Factory where they explained the difference types of jade and how jade can be carved in a great variety of shapes.After Chinese lunch, head to Mutainyu Great Wall to start your highlight of your Beijing tour, hiking the Great Wall of China, a massive military defense works which was left from the Ming dynasty. It is a very spectacular view. You will take lots of pictures. Back to your hotel.
Day 04,Beijing - Chengdu
Jinli Old StreetTake the morning flight for Chengdu. Arriving at Chengdu Airport, met by our local Englih speaking tour guide and transferred to our designated hotel in downtown Chengdu. First have a stroll around People's Park. People's Park is the most popular park in Chengdu. People's Park provides tourists an opportunity to have a glimpse of the leisure city of Chengdu. Then visit Qingyang Taoist Palace (also called Qingyang Taoist Temple). "Qingyang" literally means "green ram". So the Qingyang Temple got its popular name from the two blue-green goats made of bronze in the Sanqing main Hall in the temple. Finally have a walk along Jinli Street. The Jinli Old Street is located just next door to Wuhou Shrine. Actually Jinli Street is part of the Wuhou Shrine Museum. It has become a major tourist attraction in Chengdu, attracting a great number of travelers each each year, which boasts of ancient buildings, traditional cultures, local food and customs.
Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research CentreAfter breakfast at your hotel, head to Chengdu Panda Breeding and Research Centre, 10 km north of Chengdu city center. The Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Center has been constructed and imitated the pandas' natural habitat in the hope that they could have the best possible environment for rearing and breeding. There you can see pandas almost in their natural environment as they have plenty of space around them. They are incredibly cute to watch. They spend most of their day eating bamboo.After lunch, continue to visit Wenshu Monastery. Wenshu Monastery is the best-preserved Buddhist temple in Chengdu, and also serves now as the home of the Buddhist Association of both Sichuan Province and Chengdu City. Cultural relics are the highlights of Wenshun Monastery.Then move on to Kuanzhai Alley. Kuanzhai Alley literally means "Wide and Narrow Alleys" (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi). Here they particularly referred to the two famous lanes in Chengdu – Kuan Alley (wide lane) and Zhai Ally ( narrow Lane). Both Kuan Alley and Zhai Alley (Kuan Zhai Xiang Zi) are the gentrified ancient alleys from Qing Dynasty ( 1644 -1911 ) in Chengdu.
Day 06,Chengdu - Huanglong - Jiuzhaigou
Huanglong Scenic AreaTake the early morning flight from Chengdu and arrive at Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. Met by our English speaking tour guide. The two-hour drive takes you to Huanglong Scenic Area, about 60km east of Jiuzhai Huanglong Airport. After lunch, visit Huanglong Scenic Area. Huanlong in Chinese means "Yellow Dragon", is nestled at the foot of the Jade Peak of Xuebaoding, the main peak of Minshan Mountain Rang. It is best known for the "Five Wonders", namely, the travertine colored ponds, the limestone shoals, the snowy peaks, the fascinating ravines and the forests. And the entire scenery is evocative of the dwelling place of the Queen Mother of the Western Paradise.
JiuzhaigouAt about 07:00am, after you have breakfast in the hotel, the driver picks you up to Jiuzhaigou Scenic Area. It has been known throughout the world as a "Paradise in the Human World '"and "Fairyland on the Earth "for its crystal lakes and waterfalls, virgin forests, rare animals, and birds. The whole day will stay in Jiuzhaigou valley, head to the Jiuzhaigou portal and transfer to Jiuzhaigou non-pollution bus, visit Shuzheng and Zezawa Valley: Pearl Sands, Shuzheng,Waterfall, Shuzheng, Panda, Chang, Rainbow, Tiger, Rhinoceros Lake and the Tibetan mills. Stay overnight in Jiuzhaigou.
Day 08,Jiuzhaigou -Chengdu - Shanghai
After breakfast, transferred the Jiuhuang Airport for the flight to Chengdu. Connect flight for Shanghai. Met and transferred to your hotel in Shanghai. Free for rest of the day.
Free activity in the morning. Picked up from your hotel around 12:00am and have Chinese lunch. After Chinese lunch, visit Yu yuan Garden. Yuyuan is the famous gardens in Shanghai where you will see how a large beautiful garden was made by a rich rice merchant 400 years ago. Adjoining these gardens is an old shopping area with narrow streets and buildings that were of a typically old Chinese style. There are many small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people. Shopping at a local silk store. Finally visit the new development zone in Pudong - Lujiazui, which is teeming with the futuristic, avant-garde buildings - Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Building, Bank of China Tower. Taking the elevator to the 88-storey Observation Deck of Jinmao Tower where you will have a spectacular view of the whole city.
Day 10, Shanghai,Sightseeing
Huang Pu RiverFirst visit Shanghai Museum, the selection of over 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times. You will be amazed to see the pottery that is over 10,000 years old. You have to go quickly though all the 4 floors. Then proceed to visit the pedestrians only Nanjing Pedestrian Road, a walking bustling street that is always packed with people watching other people. Then move on to the Bund, one of the most noted waterfront and architectural symbols of Shanghai. Then visit a Silk Factory, where you can bargain for silk products and China's traditional silk arts.After lunch, take one hour cruising on Huang Pu River. You start with the Hangpu River Cruise that will take you along the skyscrapers on the new area known as Pudong. Then you ruise to the west side of the river that has many skyscrapers and the famous Bund that has a row of the early 20th century buildings near the river. Back to your hotel.
Day 11, Exit From Shanghai
Transfer to airport for departure or free on your own and end your pleasant China trip.