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Huan ying, welcome to China and the start of your holiday! Take the highspeed train to Beijing, upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
This morning we embark on a guided sightseeing tour of the nation’s capital. Tiananmen Square is essentially the heart of Beijing and home of the mausoleum of Chairman Mao Tsetung, the Communist father of the Communist People’s Republic and the striking Monument to the People’s Heroes. Heading back a few centuries we then step into the Forbidden City, the walled city of the former Chinese emperors.
The Great Wall of China is a must see experience so this morning you have included a drive beyond Beijing to Badaling, to walk (and almost a climb at times) a section of the Great Wall. Following a ridge of barren hills through northern China, it stretches as far as the eye can see - at least 6,700 km.
Spend the morning touring the famous Summer Palace on Kunming Lake. This vast complex is replete with lavishly decorated temples, halls and courts, reconstructed in 1902 at the whim of the extravagant Dowager Empress Cixi. We also visit the famed Silk Alley markets, one of the best places to shop in Beijing. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Harbin, on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the evening is at your leisure.
Today we marvel at the ice sculptures at the annual Harbin Ice Festival. Some of the ice sculptures stand over six metres tall, and in previous years sculptors have built a Great wall of China, complete with big dipper slippery slide and the Emperor's Summer Palace with forts and towers to climb along. The town gets festive with thousands of coloured lights and the Ice World Theme Park. Also visit Zhongyang Dajie (central street) this long corridor of European architectural art is the pride of every local person in the city. Spending time admiring the city’s beautiful St Sophia Church, Harbin’s largest Eastern Orthodox Church in the Far East.
Today is at your leisure to further expore the Harbin Ice Festival. This evening we take a train to Yabuli, you will be met at the station and transferred to your hotel. Overnight Yabuli Jingjizhongxin Hotel
Welcome to Yabuli International Ski Resort, the biggest ski resort in China. The resort provides great skiing with high mountains and good snow. Local skiers enjoy the high elevation and the fact that the snow is neither too hard nor too powdery. Enjoy a full day of skiing. Overnight Yabuli Jingjizhongxin Hotel
Sadly your tour comes to an end today. This morning take a train to Harbin where you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Your ends upon arrival into Shanghai
About 100km northwest of Lijiang in Yunnan province is where the Yangtze River’s upper reaches, the Jingsha Jiang, channel with ...