Beijing, the capital of the People's Republic of China is the nation's political, cultural, scientific and educational heart as well as a key transportation hub. A s the capital of China, Beijing is one of the world's truly imposing cities , with a 3,000-year history and 14 million people. Covering 16,808 square kilometers in area, it is the political, cultural, scientific and economic center of the People's Republic of China.
Situated in northeast China, Beijing adjoins the Inner Mongolian Highland to the northwest and the Great Northern Plain to the south. Five rivers run through the city, connecting it to the eastern Bohai Sea. Administratively, the Beijing municipality equals the status of a province , reporting directly to the central government.
Rich in history, Beijing has been China's primary capital for more than seven centuries. Beijing has served as the capital of the country for more than 800 years dating back to the Yuan Dynasty. The city has many places of historic interest and scenic beauty. Beijing's travel industry has forged forward after China's opening in 1978 and the city now is one of the most popular tourist destinations around the world.
Beijing Quick Facts:
Chinese Pinyin: Běi jīng
Location: North of China
Area: 168,000 sq. km
Population 14 million
Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to the appointed hotel.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with lunch included today.
Great Wall at Badaling and Ming Tombs with lunch included today.
Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, was called Chang'an in ancient times. It is situated in the central part of Weihe Plain. The city is bounded by the Weihe River in the north and the Qinling Ranges in the south. As one of China's seven ancient national capitals, it served as the capital for 12 dynasties spanning more than 1,000 years. Xi'an therefore, has a great number of precious relics and historical sites. More than 4,000 historical sites and tombs have been excavated and over 120,000 historical relics remain unearthed.
Xi'an has a long history. Since the earliest societies, humanity lived and multiplied here. It served as a capital for twelve dynasties, including the Western Zhou, Qin, Western Han, Sui and Tang dynasties, spanning over 1120 years. It became the oriental cultural center of the Silk Road.
Xian Quick Facts:
Chinese Pinyin: xī ān
Location: center of China
Area: 9,983 sq. km
Population: 2.67 million
Flight to Xian, Transfer to the appointed hotel.
City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.
Terracotta Warriors and Provincial Museum with lunch.
Huaqing Hot Spring, airport transfer.
Shanghai is the largest city in China in terms of population and one of the largest urban areas in the world, with over 20 million people in its extended metropolitan area. Located on China's central eastern coast at the mouth of the Yangtze River, the city is administered as a municipality with province-level status.
Shanghai is an interesting travel destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as Bund and Xintiandi, its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as a center of culture and design. Today, Shanghai is the center of commerce and finance, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing.
Arrive in Shanghai. Transfer to the appointed hotel. One Hour Cruise along the Huangpu River.
Yu Garden, Jade Buddha Temple and Shanghai Museum.
Zhujiajiao Water Town visit & leisure walking along Nanjing Road.
Tibet Autonomous Region is located at the Southwest part of China, with a land area of 1.22 million square kilometers and a population of 2.3 million, in which, 95% are Tibetan nationality. There are also 30 other nationalities in Tibet, such as Han, Menba, Luoba, Hui, Mouggul, Naxi as well as Cheng and Sharba peoples.
Tibet is the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau proper, with an average landrise of 4,000 metres above the sea level. It is well-know as the Roof of the World and The Third Pole of the Globe. The world highest summit- Himalayan, which strides across the boarder between China and Nepal, claims a height of 8,848 metres above the sea level.
The characteristics of the Plateau climate are the great difference of different heights and of days and nights. The northern part is arid and cold. On the whole, Tibet claims a low temperature, long-day sunshine, strong radiation, rare rainfall and thin air.
Lasha is the capital city of Tibet, with 1,300 years of history. Lhasa, which means holy land of Buddha's land in Tibetan, is the political religious economical and cultural centre of Tibet.
Tibetan culture originated from Tibet. Human activities traced back to the later ages of the Paleolithic. The king of Tibet, Songzangarbu, unified Tibet in the 7th century. A.D and established Tibet dynasty, which twice weaved matrimonial relations with Tang Dynasty in the 7th and 8th centuries. In the 13th century, Tibet became an administrative region of Yuan Dynasty; a Gedanpozang government was established during the rule of the fifth Dalai Lama, and it was confirmed by the Qing Dynasty government; a standing minister to Tibet was authorized. After the 1911 Revolution, administrative agencies were set up in Tibet by the Government of the People's Republic of China.
Tibet Travel Permition
There are overall four documents required for foreign tourists who want to travel freely in Tibet. One is the Chinese Visa, which you can apply for in Chinese Embassy in your country, one is Tibet Permit, which you have to obtain it in order to enter Tibet, one is the Travel Permit when you are planning to travel to the closed areas in Tibet which you can obtain it after you arrive in Tibet, and the other is the Military Permit, which you have to obtain if you are planning to travel to some military sensitive areas. As a local travel agency, we are able to assist you the process all of those above documents if you book a tour with us.
Arrive at Gonggar Airport (3500m), greeted by the local tour guide, transfer 60km (paved road, about 1 hour drive ) to the city proper, drive along the Yalutsangpo River and Lhasa River, enjoy the Tibetan style villages and Nyetang Buddha ,check in hotel in Lhasa (3658m) and rest for acclimatization.
Take a tour to Potala Palace. It was the local government location, and was
divided into two parts, the white palace and red one ; It was also the highest
castle-style palace in the world, which is on the Marpori Hill; Visit Jolkhang
Temple and Barkhor Market, the heart of the old Lhasa town, here you’ll
enjoy fascinating combination of deep religiosity and push and shove
market economics. In Tibetan Buddhism Jokhang is also regarded as the
center of the Universe, it is a must sightseeing in Lhasa;
Visit Drepung Monastery in the morning, which is the largest monastery in
Tibet, founded in 1416 by disciple of Tsongkhapa called Jamyang Choje.,
Sera Monastery in the afternoon, which was founded in 1419 by Sakya
Yeshe, a disciple of Tsongkhapa. The most distinguished and interesting
thing here ismonks’ debating about Buddhism. Then visit Lhobulingka (the
jewel park in Tibetan) which was the summer palace of Dalai Lamas.
Farewell. Fly to next destination.
Xitang,is located in Jianshan County, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province .It is an ancient town with thousand years’ history. Early in the Spring and Autumn Period (chūn qiū shí qī), in order to infensify water-contral project, Wu Zixu (wǔ zǐ xù 伍子胥) diverted the water north of Mountain Xu (xù shān 胥山) to Xitang, which is called Xutang (xù táng 胥塘) at that time. During Tang Dynasty (tang cháo 唐朝), there are a large amount of villages in Xitang. And during Yuan Dynasty (yuán cháo元朝), Xitang became prosperous, and was an important commercial center till Ming (míng 明) and Qing (qīng 清) dynasties. Nowadays, because of its tranquility and unique scenery, Xitang has become a famous scenic spot, attracting many people from home and abroad.
There are 9 rivers converging Xitang, which divided it into 8 sections. And there are many bridges in this town and link all parts together. People called it as "nine dragons hold a pearl" (jiǔ lóng pěng zhū 九龙捧珠) and "wind from 8 sides" (bā miàn lái fēng 八面来风). In Xitang, there are a lot of well-preserved architectures constructed during Ming and Qing dynasties, which boast a high value of artistry. Looking down from the above, green waves ripple all the houses reside near water. In the morning, water flows beneath bridges. Thin mist is like silk. Buildings on both banks stand tall and erect. In the evening the setting sun shines slantwise, songs come from fishing boats, lamps flicker and the fragrance of wine drifts. The whole town is like an earthly paradise.
Xitang is famous for its bridges, lanes and covered corridors (láng péng 廊棚). The covered corridors are the streets covered with roofs. All the streets in Xitang are covered with roofs so that people are not worried about the rain and sunshine. Long chairs are arranged along the riverside in the corridor for passers-by. Most of the corridors are made of bricks and wood and usually 2-2.5 meters wide, with a total length of over 1000 meters. One section of the corridor is the most outstanding for the elegant carved decorated patterns on it.
There are many bridges in Xitang because Xitang is divided into 8 parts by 9 rivers. The most famous one among them is the Wufu Bridge (wǔ fú qiáo 五福桥). It is constructed before Zhengde era (zhèng dé nián jiān 正德年间) of Ming Dynasty (míng cháo 明朝), and was rebuilt during Guangxu reign (guāng xù nián jiān 光绪年间) of Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝). It is a bridge of a single hole and stone steps, with a total length of 14 meters. The bridge spans of 7.5 meters, connecting the south and north bank of Shaoxiang Port (shāo xiāng gǎng 烧香港). The name of the bridge derives from the auspicious bless, namely, good fortune (fú 福), virtue (dé 德), longevity (shòu 寿), property (lù 禄), and good end (shàn zhōng 善终), which are the constructer’s best wish for the passers-by, hoping that the bridge can bring convenience to them as well as good luck. Besides, there are the Couching Dragon Bridge (wò lóng qiáo 卧龙桥), which is a stone arch bridge with a single hole located on the river mouth of Beizha (běi zhà 北栅),and of masterly crafts work, and Huanxiu Bridge (huán xiù qiáo 环秀桥) and Yongning Bridge (yǒng níng qiáo 永宁桥).
Lanes is another unique scene in Xitang. There are a total of 122 lanes, long and short, wide and narrow. Five of them are longer than 100 meters. Shipi lane (shí pí lòng 石皮弄) is the most famous one. It is 68 meters long, only 1 meter wide, paved with 216 pieces of stones. It got the name Shipi because of the stone is as thin as skin. The narrowest lane in Xitang is the the Small Lane (xiǎo lòng 小弄) in the Li’s house, It only allows a person to pass sideways. The widest lane is the Big Lane (dà lòng 大弄) north of Shaoxiang Port. 5.5 persons can pass in parallel. The shortest lane is in Yuqing Hall (yú qìng táng 馀庆堂), with a total length of ongly 3 meters. The longest lane is the Sixianci Lane (sìxián cí lòng 四贤祠弄), with a total length of 236 meters.
Ancient Town of Xitang
Location: 11 kilometers away from Jiashan County City
Opening hours: whole day