10 Days China Panda Tour

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10-Day: Beijing  Xi'anChengduShanghai

Tour Code: CPT-1-A       Interested in this package?

Highlights:
Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, Great Wall, Forbidden City, Terracotta Army, Xi'an Ancient Wall,Yuyuan Garden, The Bund, Nanjing Road

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Day 01 - Beijing: Beijing Arrival, Airport Transfer, Check in Hotel, Free Explore Beijing

  • Beijng Arrival

    Beijing Arrival

    We will meet you at Beijing airport.
  • Beijng Airport Transfer

    Beijing Airport Transfer

    Be transfered to downtown Beijing.
  • Beijng Hotel

    Hotel in Beijing

    The hotel is located in downtown Beijing.
  • Wangfujing Shopping Street

    Free Explore Beijinig

    Free explore Beijing on your own.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: None;

Day 02 - Beijing: Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven

  • Tian'anmen Square

    Tian'anmen Square

    A National Symbol of China: The Tiananmen, or Gate of Heavenly Peace, is a famous monument in Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China. It is widely used as a national symbol.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.
  • Forbidden City

    Forbidden City

    For almost 500 years, The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
  • The Temple of Heaven

    The Temple of Heaven

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven is a complex of religious buildings. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 03 - Beijing: Visit Great Wall of China, The Ming Tombs

  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing: The Great Wall of China is a series of fortifications made of stone, brick, tamped earth, wood, and other materials, generally built along an east-to-west line across the historical northern borders of China in part to protect the Chinese Empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.
  • Great Wall of China

    Great Wall of China

    In c. 220 B.C., under Qin Shi Huang, sections of earlier fortifications were joined together to form a united defence system against invasions from the north. Construction continued up to the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), when the Great Wall became the world's largest military structure. Its historic and strategic importance is matched only by its architectural significance.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Ming and Qing imperial tombs are outstanding testimony to a cultural and architectural tradition that for over 500 years dominated this part of the world. By reason of their integration into the natural environment, they make up a unique ensemble of cultural landscapes.
  • Imperial Tombs of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

    Ming Dynasty Tombs

    They feature rich decoration of stone statues and carvings and tiles with dragon motifs, illustrating the development of the funerary architecture of the Qing Dynasty. The three tomb complexes, and their numerous edifices, combine traditions inherited from previous dynasties and new features of Manchu civilization.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 04 - Beijing-Xi'an: Visit Summer Palace, Wangfujing Street, Fly to Xi'an

  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    A World Heritage Site in Beijing:The Summer Palace in Beijing is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
  • Summer Palace

    Summer Palace

    The Summer Palace (literally "Gardens of Nurtured Harmony") is a palace in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometres, three quarters of which is water.
  • wangfujing Pedestrian Street

    Wangfujing Street

    A Famous Shopping Street:Wangfujing, located in Dongcheng District, Beijing, and is one of the Chinese capital's most famous shopping streets. The majority of the main shopping area is pedestrianised and is very popular for shopping for both tourists and residents of the capital.
  • Beijng Departure

    Fly to Xi'an

    Your tour guide and driver will help you board your flight to Xi'an.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 05 - Xi'an: Visit Terracotta Army, Giant Wild Goose Pagoda, Walking in Giant Wild Goose Pagoda Square

  • Terracotta Army

    Terracotta Army

    The Terracotta Army is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210-209 BC and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife.
  • Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses

    Terra Cotta Warriors

    A World Heritage Site: No doubt thousands of statues still remain to be unearthed at this archaeological site, which was not discovered until 1974. Qin (d. 210 B.C.), the first unifier of China, is buried, surrounded by the famous terracotta warriors, at the centre of a complex designed to mirror the urban plan of the capital, Xianyan. The small figures are all different; with their horses, chariots and weapons, they are masterpieces of realism and also of great historical interest.
  • Big Wild Goose Pagoda

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.
  • Wild Goose Pagoda Square

    Wild Goose Pagoda Square

    Giant Wild Goose Pagoda or Big Wild Goose Pagoda, is a Buddhist pagoda located in southern Xi'an. It was built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty and originally had five stories, although the structure was rebuilt in 704 during the reign of Empress Wu Zetian and its exterior brick facade was renovated during the Ming Dynasty. One of the pagoda's many functions was to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought to China from India by the Buddhist translator and traveler Xuanzang.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 06 - Xi'an-Chengdu: Visit Shaanxi History Museum, Xi'an Ancient City Wall, Fly to Chengdu;

  • Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    The Fortifications of Xi'an

    The Fortifications of Xi'an is an ancient capital of China, represent one of the oldest and best preserved Chinese city walls. Construction of the first city wall of Chang'an began in 194 BCE and lasted for four years. That wall measured 25.7 kilometres (16.0 mi) in length, 12-16 metres (39-52 ft) in thickness at the base.
  • Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    Xi'an Ancient City Wall

    The area within the wall was 36 square kilometres (14 sq mi). The existing wall was started by the Ming Dynasty in 1370. It encircles a much smaller city of 14 square kilometres (5.4 sq mi). The wall measures 13.7 kilometres (8.5 mi) in circumference, 12 metres (39 ft) in height, and 15-18 metres (49-59 ft) in thickness at the base.
  • Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum

    Shaanxi History Museum is one of the first huge state museums with modern facilities in China. The museum houses over 300,000 items, including murals, paintings, pottery, coins, as well as bronze, gold, and silver objects. The modern museum was built between 1983 and 2001 and its appearance recalls the architectural style of the Tang Dynasty.
  • Fly to Chengdu

    Fly to Guilin

    We will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Chengdu.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;  Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 07 - Chengdu: Visit Chengdu Panda Base, Jinli Ancient Street, Drink tea in local teahouse;

  • The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Chengdu Panda Base

    Chengdu Panda Base (The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding) is a non-profit organization engaged in wildlife research, captive breeding, conservation education, and educational tourism.
  • The Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding

    Giant Panda

    The Chengdu Panda Base was founded in 1987, with six giant pandas rescued from the wild. Today (2012) our captive population has increased to 110 individuals from that founding population of only six. Genetic diversity in the population is sustained by the exchange of preserved genetic material with other facilities. We are very proud that we have not taken any giant pandas from the wild for 24 years. This demonstrates our unique and uncompromising commitment to the conservation of the wild ( in situ ) population and the healthy growth of the captive ( ex situ ) population.
  • Jinli Ancient Street

    Jinli Ancient Street

    Being one of the oldest commercial streets in China, Jinli Ancient Street is not only a wonderful reminder China's past, but also a great place for people to fully appreciate Sichuan's customs, and folk arts. Visitors can try the indigenous foods and snacks, while shopping for the showcased handicrafts that Sichuan Province is famous for: paper-cutting, clay figurines, and Shu embroidery.
  • Li River

    Chengdu Teahouse

    Visitors to Chengdu will find there are a lot of teahouses scattered throughout the city. Drinking tea has become quintessential part of Chengdu people's daily life. Because of this, Chengdu has formed a special tea culture all its own which attracts visitors from across China, and around the globe.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 08 - Chengdu: Visit Wuhou Temple, Du Fu Thatched Cottage, Fly to Shanghai

  • Wuhou Memorial Temple

    Wuhou Memorial Temple

    Wuhou Memorial Temple is dedicated to Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu in the Three Kingdoms. Zhuge Liang was the personification of noble character and intelligence. Memorial temples erected in many places after his death include a famous one in Chendu.
  • Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu's Thatched Cottage is an idyllic 24-acre park and museum in honour of the Tang Dynasty poet Du Fu at the western outskirts of Chengdu, adjacent to the Huanhua Xi, (Flower Rinsing Creek). In 1961 the Chinese government established Du Fu Cao Tang as a National Heritage site.
  • Du Fu Thatched Cottage

    Du Fu

    Du Fu was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. Along with Li Bai (Li Bo), he is frequently called the greatest of the Chinese poets. His greatest ambition was to serve his country as a successful civil servant, but he proved unable to make the necessary accommodations. His life, like the whole country, was devastated by the An Lushan Rebellion of 755, and his last 15 years were a time of almost constant unrest.
  • Guilin Departure

    Fly to Shanghai

    Fly to Shanghai.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 9 - Shanghai: Visit Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Shanghai Old Street, The Temple of City God, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall

  • Yuyuan Garden

    Yuyuan Garden

    Yu Garden or Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden in south China , it was once famed as the "top beauty in southeast China". First built during the Ming Dynasty, 400 years ago, by a Sichuan minister of finance named Pan Yunduan, it has been several times renovated by the government since the Liberation and is now one of the key relic sites in the country under state protection.
  • Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street

    Shanghai Old Street: The 825-m long Old Street runs from Renmin Rd. to Henan Rd. . It is an important thoroughfare for visiting the Yuyuan commercial area. In old Shanghai here were found the private banks, gold shops, jewelry stores, wine shops, tea houses, theatres, and other firms, usually called the center of all trades in Shanghai. Here, now, we can find some of the traditional trades like a coin store, old-fashioned tea houses, a shop selling mahogany decorative articles, a pawn shop, a wine shop and a private bank.
  • The Bund

    The Bund

    The Bund is a waterfront area in central Shanghai. The Bund usually refers to the buildings and wharves on this section of the road, as well as some adjacent areas. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai.
  • Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center

    Urban Planning Center

    Shanghai Urban Planning Exihibition Center is a 6 story building, with two basement levels, which displays Shanghai's urban planning and development. Exhibitions include models of planned and recent developments, as well as Shanghai's history. The centrepiece of the exhibition is a huge scale model of the city of Shanghai, showing all existing and approved buildings. Visitors can view the model at "ground level", or ascend a gallery running around it for views from above.
Accommodation: 4 stars hotel;   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch;

Day 10- Shanghai Departure: Nanjing Road, People's Square, Airport Transfer, See off!

  • Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road

    Nanjing Road is the main shopping street of Shanghai, China, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets. Today's Nanjing Road comprises two sections, Nanjing Road East and Nanjing Road West. In some contexts, "Nanjing Road" refers only to what was pre-1945 Nanjing Road, today's Nanjing Road East, which is largely pedestrianised. Prior to 1949, the road's English name was rendered "Nanking Road" using the standard romanization of the time.
  • Nanjing Road Pedestrian Walkway

    Pedestrian Walkway

    Nanjing Road, famed as "No. 1 Street in China", is an epitome of Shanghai's history and culture. The 1,033-m long Pedestrian Walkway lies between the Bund and the People's Square. There are more than 600 shops on both sides of the walkway. There are not only 100-year old ones, famous brand ones but also specialty shops of different trades. At night, the whole walkway is lit up.
  • People's Square

    People's Square

    People's Square is a large public square just off of Nanjing Rd. in the Huangpu District of Shanghai. People's Square is the site of Shanghai's municipal government building, and is used as the standard reference point for measurement of distance in the Shanghai municipality.
  • Shanghai Departure

    Shanghai Departure

    Your tour guide and driver will help you board your home flight.
Accommodation: None;  Meals: Breakfast;

Departure: Every Monday

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