Chinese architecture, art, and sometimes even the historical lifestyle has contributed to their “larger than life” picture. And be the modern Shanghai or the epitome of Chinese culture in the majestic Great Wall of China, lost-in-time Ming Dynasty Villages, Bejing and everything in between, China can take you on a journey that leaves you speechless as it’s so drastically different from everything you have experienced or even expected. It’s unexpected.
It’s best experienced. Jump in for a straightforward trip to China that still will blow your mind.
Land at Beijing, take in the sights, as you transfer to your hotel with the local guide.
Early birds get the best grub, in our case however, being early means less crowds. We start our day with Temple of Heaven Park, where you can see the local Chinese people doing morning exercises there, such as Tai-Chi, Peking opera singing, folk dancing. It's got a bit of Central Park feel to it with the sheer amount of local activity happening. Makes you feel like you are a part of something.
Then, walk through the Temple of Heaven, which is the largest ancient imperial worship architecture group in the world. This is where most of the Emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties prayed for peace and harvest. A moment here will do good for your soul.
Take a private transfer to Tian’anmen Square and stroll on the square, the largest public square in the world. See how most of the places you visit just by morning is the largest in the world, it doesn't stop. Chinese are known for their "larger than life" depictions. It just keeps getting better!
Then visit the Forbidden City which was the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years.
This morning in Beijing will feature the Great Wall section in Badaling. In the afternoon, visit the Summer Palace, one of the China’s largest and best-preserved imperial gardens. (What did we say?!) And that's wrap for Beijing! We leave for Xian tomorrow.
It's a 6 hour bullet train ride to Xian. And we reach Xian and meet up with our local guide to be guided to your hotel.
A drive for about an hour takes you to the Lintong District where the Terra Cotta Warriors are residing at present.
The story is an interesting one, Chinese emperors weren't quite satisfied with the regions conquered in mortals lands, so they also prepped to conquer the land of Gods after they die. But why hurry the process or wait in the mean time. So they created a Terracotta Army to be taken with them after they die. They also had Terracotta livestock and what not. After all, the army and the emperors needs to be fed right.
That's the story. Moving on, All this was done 2200 years ago and there are more than 8000 life-size terra cotta figures of soldiers and horses excavated from this area.
We move our party to visit the Old City Wall, which is the best preserved, oldest and largest ancient city defense system in China.
While all this is a feast for sense, it's time for a real feast.
A stroll on the Muslim Street with its wide diversity of tastes and strong ethnic delicacies is a feast for our soul.
A quick stop at the Square of Bell Tower and Drum Tower will bring the day to a close. Rest, you have earned it.
Start your day with a visit to Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, the first huge state museum with modern facilities in China, and given the reputation of bright pearl of ancient city, treasure house of China. Then go to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated in the Da Cien Temple, about four kilometers from the urban center, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China.
Hop on a flight to Shanghai.
Start with the Pudong district and arrive at Lujiazui Financial Zone, the most glamorous place in Shanghai.
Visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower. Surrounded by the Yangpu Bridge in the northeast and the Nanpu Bridge in the southwest, it creates a picture of twin dragons playing with pearls.
Next, head to the Yuyuan Garden, located in the center of Shanghai's Old City, which is a classic Chinese garden. Take time to explore the Old Town Market around the garden. Visit the Bund, which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai.
After Bund, head to Nanjing Road Walking Street - the ultimate shopping street of Shanghai and one of the world's busiest shopping streets. If you are done with your shopping, head to Taikang Road 210 and Tianzifang, this is a special place where you see the true Chinese life. Close the day with some more shopping. Silk shop this time.
It's finally the day after your incredible trip to China. You head back home now. If you want to see more of China, all you have to do is ask!
1. Hotel standard twin/double room with daily breakfast.
2. Entrance fee to the scenic spots listed in the itinerary.
3. A private English speaking guide during the tour in each city.
4. Private transfer services between airport/railway station, hotel, scenic spots while sightseeing.
5. Second class tickets on the bullet train from Beijing to Xian.
1. All the air tickets (international & domestic).
2. All the lunches and dinners.
3. China Visa.
4. Cable car at Great Wall.
5. Gratuities to the guide, driver, hotel bell boy, etc.
6. Personal expenses.
7. Items that are not specified above.