Pingyao Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF CHINA 2131

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Great Wall

Day 1: Beijing

Welcome to Beijing! Upon arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel. Capital of the People’s Republic, Beijing is China’s political, economic and cultural centre. With an awesome history, Beijing was established in 1045 BC and for 800 years served as the capital of several dynasties.

Forbidden City

Day 2: Beijing - Luoyang

Today you shall travel to Luoyang by high speed train. The ancient city of Luoyang was the capital of thirteen dynasties, starting from the Xia dynasty all the way to the Northern Song dynasty in the 10th century. It was once the centre of the Chinese universe and home to over 1,300 Buddhist temples. The city has a rich history with cultural relics throughout the area and nearly 400,000 artefacts kept in museums. Today Luoyang resembles many other modern towns in China but the Old Town retains a maze of narrow, winding streets with old courtyard houses lined with traditional rooftops.

Day 3: Luoyang

Today you shall go on a guided tour of Luoyang. We head out to the amazing Longmen Caves. More than 100,000 images and statues of Buddha and his disciples were carved into the cliff walls for over a kilometre along the banks of the River Yi, just south of the city, these represent the peak of Buddhist Cave Art. You shall also have the opportunity to visit the White Horse Temple.

Day 4: Luoyang

Today you have the day at leisure.

Day 5: Luoyang - Pingyao

Today you will travel to Ping Yao. Possibly the best-preserved ancient walled city in China, charming Pingyao is a city of beauty where red lanterns sway against grey brick walls and cobbled streets lead you to imperial residences and ancient temples. Mostly off-limits to cars, the city resembles a movie-set with its buildings almost entirely from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Founded in the 14th century the city displays the evolution of architectural styles and town planning in Imperial China over five centuries yet remains off the radar of most foreign tourists.

Day 6: Pingyao

Today you have a guided tour of Pingyao.

Day 7: Pingyao

Today you have the day at leisure.

Days 8-28: Pingyao - Beijing

Today you shall be transferred to the train station where you will board a train back to Beijing.

Lamma Island

Day 29: Hong Kong - Xiamen

Upon arriving in Xiamen you will be transferred to the hotel where you have the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 30: Xiamen

Today you shall go on a guided tour of Xiamen. You shall visit Gulangyu Island, Sunshine Rock, Shuzhuang Garden, Hulishan Fortress and Island Ring Road.

Day 31: Xiamen

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Hong Kong where you have your own arrangements.

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last updated - 22 Dec 2014 11:27 AM