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Today you fly from the beautiful Lijiang to Xian where you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel.Steeped in rich history it is here that one of China's greatest treasures was unearthed and tomorrow will surely be a day of wonder and amazement! Your flight time is 2140/2330.
Today discover the marvellous Terracotta Warriors archaeological site. Some 7000 warriors stand battle-ready and have done so for the past 2,200 years. We also take a guided excursion to the ancient Buddhist Big Wild Goose Pagoda (3 Hours total) Take a casual bicycle ride on top of the nine mile city wall with views over the lively city below. The day concludes with a visit to the Muslim Quarter of the city, giving you a great insight into the religious diversity of China. From your hotel you can take a taxi later to the city wall for only 10 Yuan.
This morning we take the high speed train to Beijing where you will be taken to your hotel to relax for the evening. Tomorrow you will embark on a very special and unique experience indeed!. (Train) G652,Xi'an North/Beijing West,0750/1317 - 1st Class tickets
Don some comfortable shoes as today you will enjoy an entire day hiking from Jinshanling Great Wall to the Simatai section of the Great Wall. The Simatai Great Wall is 5.4 km long with 35 beacon towers. This section of the Great Wall incorporated the different characteristics of each section of the amazing architectural styles. A specialist on the Great Wall, Professor Luo Zhewen, has said "The Great Wall is the best of all the Chinese buildings, and Simatai is the best of the Great Wall." An amazing opportunity! We return to your hotel in the evening. This will take approximately 5-6 hours.
This morning we fly to beautiful region of Datong. After hotel check-in and breakfast we head out to explore the Yungang Grottoes (2 hours), Huayan Temple (1 Hour), The Nine Dragon Wall (20 mins) and The Shanhua Temple (40 mins) This evening is free time to relax in your own time. (FLIGHT TIME - CA1119 Beijing/Datong, 0705/0825) Your hotel in Datong is The Datong Hotel. Tel:86-352-5868666 Address:No.37 of Yingbin West Road,Datong City. Web: www.datonghotel.com/
After breakfast today we head out to visit the peculiar wood-structured Hanging Monastery (1 Hour), built on the cliff at the foot of Mt. Hengshan it gives a breathtaking view of Chinese architecture. Because of the numerous pagodas in Datong it has been known as the 'City of Pagodas'. The most elaborate would have to be the Wooden Pagoda in Ying County. This pagoda is over 900 years old and is attractive for its exquisite design and delicate appearance (40 minutes). Tonight we take a flight to Shanghai where you will be transferred to your hotel the Green Tea Inn in the Jingan District. CA4377 Datong/Shanghai, 2040/2320
Today is yours to enjoy the sights and sounds of Shanghai.
Sadly today your journey with us ends. Hotel check out time 12 noon at which time you are free to continue onward in your own time.
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