Xi'an

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 
Languages:             Mandarin

Itinerary:

Day 01

Flight to Xian, Transfer to the appointed hotel.

City Wall, Big Wild Goose Pagoda.

 Day 02

Terracotta Warriors and Provincial Museum with lunch.

 Day 03

Huaqing Hot Spring, airport transfer.

     

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
Languages             Mandarin

 ITINERARY

Day 01

Arrive in Beijing. Transfer to the appointed hotel.

Summer Palace.

Day 02

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Temple of Heaven with lunch included today.

Day 03

Great Wall at Badaling and Ming Tombs with lunch included today.

Day 04

Departure transfer.

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.

 Day 01 

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.

Day 02

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;

Day 03

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.

D04

Farewell. Fly to next destination.

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