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The 16 days China tour is a perfect balance of  history and scenery. From culture, architecture, religion, UNESCO world heritage sites to one of the world's 10 top watery wonders. It will be an unforgettable travel experience of your life-time! You will visit lots of highlights like the Great Wall, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Pingyao Ancient Town, Xian Ancient City Wall, Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum, Reed Flute Cave... 

Duration: 16 days & 15 nights

Destinations: Beijing - Chengde - Datong - Taiyuan - Pingyao - Xi'an - Guilin - Longji - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong

Starting Point: Beijing

Ending Point: Hong Kong

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Upon arrival at Beijing Capital International Airport, be met and welcomed by your private Easy Tour China guide and driver and transferred to check in your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of the day is at leisure. 

Excursion to the Tiananmen Square first--it covers an area of 100 acres and can host at least 1 million people, which makes it the largest public square in the world. Then go to the Forbidden City, located in the center of Beijing Municipality, was once the home of the 24 emperors and their households of the Ming and Qing dynasties, and the ritual and political center of the Chinese government. In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Summer Palace. It is a fine example of China's royal gardens, which used various traditional ways to integrate the design elements of south and north China. In Qing Dynasty, the garden is imperial rulers’ favorite summer residence. UNESCO inscribed Summer Palace a World Cultural Heritage Site in 1998. Take a picture stop at Olympic Green, in which the “Water Cubic” and “Bird Nest” are served as the main venue of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.

 Kind Reminder: 

  • The Forbidden City closes on each Monday, your tour consultant will helps you to adjust the tour itinerary if it happens to be Monday.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Beijing Kung Fu Show: A rare chance to watch the real Shaolin Kung Fu. The performers are the best and have mastered the difficult moves. 
  • Beijing Opera Show: It is one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera. The artists wear heavy make-up and act out the legends and romance with their unique style of singing and dance.

Meal: B, L

China history tour to Beijing Forbidden City

This morning, go to visit Temple of Heaven, an imperial complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. After the visit, have a free shopping at Panjiayuan market , Beijing's biggest and best-known arts, crafts and antiques market. Later in the afternoon, take a walk in Hutongs by Houhai Lake to learn the traditional Chinese cultures from the courtyard buildings. The guide will have many stories for you, which are related to people lived in Hutongs. You can also take a coffee break at the bar by the lake.

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • For foodies, don’t miss the Beijing Roasted Duck at dinner time.

Meal: B, L

China history tour with hutong

Drive 2.5hrs east to visit the Eastern Qing Tombs, the largest, most complete, and best preserved extant mausoleum complex in China. The Yuling mausoleum of Emperor Qian Long and Dingling mausoleum of Emperor Dowager Ci Xi are the most magnificent. The spirit path was paved with three layers of large bricks and decorated with stone creatures. Starting from the stone ornamental column (or watching pillar), eighteen pairs of stone animals and human figures were arranged at fixed intervals. After the visit, continue your trip from Beijing to Chengde--250km northeast of Beijing, got its fame as "summer capital" when Qing emperors constructed imperial palace and spent their summers there. 

Meal: B, L

A guided tour will show you the Mountain Resort's architectural highlights, The Villa was the biggest garden of the imperial family in the Qing Dynasty. In 1994, the Mountain Resort and its surrounding temples were designated as a world Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. Lead / Go to the famous Putuo Zongcheng Temple, known as the Lesser Potala Palace, it was built from 1767 to 1771and located north of the Mountain Resort. Then go to Puning Temple (Temple of Universal Peace), houses the world's tallest wooden sculpture of the Bodhisattva Avalokitevara (22.28-meter-high and 110-ton), hence its nicknamed is the "Big Buddha Temple". 

Meal: B, L

Early departure at 8am today, you will transfer to Jinshanling Great Wall. It is an exemplary section of the Great Wall and hence comes the saying that Jinshanling section is the most quintessential of the Great Wall. You will have chance to walk the wild section of the wall. Transfer to Beijing railway station in time for your bullet train to Datong, an ancient city with a history of more than 2400 years. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to hotel for check in.  

Meal: B

China tour with Jinshanling Great Wall

This morning, visit Yungang Grottoes, built between 460 and 524, one of the four great Buddhist grotto caves in China. It stretches for about a kilometer, with 45 main caves, 252 grottoes and more than 51000 stone statues. Admire this treasure house of ancient Chinese sculpture art and the initial Chinese Buddhist art. Thereafter, head for Hanging Monastery on Mount Heng (one of the five great mountains in China). It is interesting that Hanging Monastery blends the culture and art of all Buddhism, Taoism and Confucian. What’s more surprising is that it was built on a vertical cliff, supported only by wooden pillars. 

Meal: B, L

Hanging Temple


Start your day with a visit to Huayan Temple, first built in 1038, and rebuilt in 1140, after it was ruined by a war. Covering an area of 66,000 square meters, it is a large and majestic temple complex, with about 30 halls and pagodas, such as the great Buddha’s hall and Huayan Pagoda. There are still many Buddhist treasured kept and legendary stories to be heard. Then pay a visit to the Nine Dragon Screen - big, stunning and beautiful, with a history of over 600 years, 8-m high, 2.02-m thick and 45.5-m long. Catch the high speed train to Pingyao. Free at leisure for rest of time to explore Pingyao ancient town, which is one of the best-preserved ancient towns in China, and a UNESCO world cultural heritage site. 

Meal: B, L

Visit the Wang Family Courtyard House, located in Jingsheng Town, Lingshi County, 35 kilometers (about 22 miles) from Pingyao, it is an excellent example of Chinese residential architecture style and has been turned into a museum. Later, visit Double Forest Temple, part of the UNESCO-protected Pingyao Town, dating to over 1400 years ago. The oldest extant tablet in the temple is the "aunt's tablet" built in1011 during the Northern Song Dynasty. In the afternoon, you will have more time to experience more of the ancient town. Admire the Ancient City Wall built with bricks and stones. Walk along the ancient stone-paved Ming and Qing Street to approach to Rishengchang Bank - the first bank of China, and get impressed by the Old Government Buildings.

Meal: B, L

Historical China Tour to Wang Family Courtyard House

Transfer to Pingyao Railway Station for the D train to Xian (about 3 hours). After a refresh in hotel, take a city sightseeing in Xian. You will visit the Ancient City Wall and Big Wild Goose Pagoda. The Ancient City Wall is the best-kept and biggest city walls in China--13,912 meters in circumference, 12 meters in height, and the foundation is 18 meters in width and the top of the wall is 15 meters wide. You can take a biking tour on the wall (optional and pay locally). Later, Go to Big Wild Goose Pagoda, situates inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xi'an City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Tang Dynasty Singing and Dancing Show - A wonderful performance of the ancient music and dance. This is also a good way know more about the ancient Tang dynasty and some more history and art of that period.

Meal: B, L

Transfer to visit the famous Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum, which is one of the highlight attractions in China. It is significant because of the hundreds of detailed life-size clay warriors and horses of more than 2200 years old. Then drive back to Xian, visit the Grand Mosque, which is one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. You can learn its centuries-old history and particular design of mixed architecture - traditional Muslim and Chinese styles. Afterward, you can walk to the Old City Quarters to experience the real life of local people and appreciate their architecture styles.

Meal: B, L

China history tour to Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum

Pick up at the hotel and transfer to airport for morning flight to Guilin-- home to the most eye-popped natural landscape under the heaven, offering comfortable climate, crystal rivers, spectacular caves, typical karst formations and ever green vegetation. This afternoon, you will visit Reed Flute Cave, known as "Natural Art Gallery", it is famous for its fantastic stalactites and stalagmites formation. Afterwards, go to Guilin Tea Institute to Chinese tea culture trip. You can take a walk in the tea farm, learn how to pick tea leaves and see how green leaves are processed in traditional way to tea. A tea ceremony demonstration will let you know how different that Chinese people drink tea and think of tea. 

Meal: B

Today, take a day tour to Longji rice terrace, which has been listed in the protection of Globally Important Agriculture Heritage Systems (GIAHS) . It is about 90 kilometers from Guilin city and received their name “Dragon Backbone” for the terraces look like a dragon’s scales, while the summit of the mountain range resembles the backbone of the dragon. You will be picked up from hotel after breakfast and drive 2hrs to Longji Scenic area and walk 30min to Ping’an village on top of the mountain. Walk No. 1 and No. 2 sightseeing points to view the rice terraces and take some walk in the village to learn Zhuang minority people’s lifestyle. Transfer back to hotel in the afternoon.

Meal: B, L

Longji rice terrace

Take a luxury Li River cruise embraced by picturesque natural scenery. disembark at the beautiful small town famous for its Karst landscape--Yangshuo. This afternoon, relax and explore Yangshuo on your own pace. Or take an optional private Chinese calligraphy or painting class to learn from a local teacher about traditional Chinese culture and art. At night, the West Street is a must-go where shows lively nightlife with both Chinese and western style. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Impression Liusanjie Show – An open-air live show beside Li River of Yangshuo, it introduces the beautiful scenery of Li River, the colorful culture of the ethnic groups in Guangxi and the brave imagination of the excellent artists in China. 

Meal: B, L

An one hour Taichi class in Yangshuo before breakfast to experience Chinese Kung Fu. Afterwards, you will take an escorted biking tour to the countryside of Yangshuo. You will see the most beautiful landscape in Guilin and see the local farmer’s life. Climb the Moon Hill for a bird view othe Karst landscapes. 

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Bamboo rafting tour on Yulong River - The Yulong River is a tributary of the Li River. Featuring the dramatic karst landscape, silky water, and ancient bridges, this river is a great place for bamboo rafting.

Meal: B, L

scenic China tour with Yangshuo biking trip

Pick up at the hotel, transfer to Guilin rail station/airport for high speed train/flight to Hong Kong, connecting your flight return home. End of your 16 days China history and scenery tour. Easy Tour China Service Ends.

Meal: B

What's included

  • 1-on-1 Travel Consultant

    Your China based expert listens to your wishes carefully, provides professional advice, ensures unlimited itinerary revisions before done and 24/7 helpline service while traveling.

  • Private Local Guide and Driver

    Your guides are friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, and your drivers are professional, polite and patient. They are very flexible to accommodate your personal needs and happy to show you the local attractions, history, culture, foods and real life. 
    Private transfers from hotel to attractions, airport or train station are also included.

  • Accommodation to Suite Your Preference

    In each place, we hand pick hotels ranging from luxury 5 star, superior 4 star to comfortable 3 star. Luxury or cozy boutique hotels and budget guesthouses are also among your choices. You could decide where to stay to meet your taste and budget.

  • Gourmet Meals

    Most of the hotels we select offer both Western and Chinese buffet breakfast. Lunch and dinner included are arranged in selected restaurants to taste authentic Chinese cuisine and local specialties. Thus you may also have a unique food tour.
    Meals specified in itinerary as B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner.

  • Attractions and Activities Listed on the Itinerary

    Our China tour packages have included the (first/main) entry to all attractions and the expenses of activities on the itinerary (except the optional activities).

  • Internal Transportation

    Based on your needs, we could make bookings of internal transportation, including domestic flights, inter-city trains, long-distance bus, etc.

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