Beijing Datong Pingyao Xian Luoyang 8 Day Tour
|Tour Code: BSSH-05|
|Tour Type: A private tour for your family or your friends exclusively|
|Departure: Choose your time and own date|
|Walking Level: Beginner|
|Best Time to go: All year round|
|Payment Types: Cash, Credit Cards, Wire|
|We speak: English|
Day By Day Itinerary ( B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner )
Beijing - Datong by train No.K615(15:40-21:45)
Datong ( B L )
After lunch, First drive to Hanging Temple, 65 km away south-east of Datong. The temple hangs on the west cliff of a hill with over 50 meters above the ground, hence Hanging Monastery. Hanging Monastery was first in 491. The present monastery was mainly rebuilt and maintained in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The biggest attraction of Hanging Temple is the fact that the temple includes Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.
Then move on to Yingxian County to visit the Wooden Pagoda, the oldest wooden Buddhist pagoda in existence in China. The pagoda is 67 meters high the pagoda wih a 9 story octagonal building. It was was buit without using any nails. Then transferred to Datong Railway Station and take train No.2463 (23:17 - 06:25) for Pingyao.
Pingyao ( B L D )
Then visit the Rishengchang Exchange Shop. It is the earliest bank in China, first opened in the 18th century.Rishengchang was the first money exchange shop in the history of China. Aterwards, move on to the Mingqing Street. Mingqing Street, also called Nanda Jie. It is one of the busy and interesting streets in which to experience ancient Chinese culture. It is 440 long, Ming and Qing Street used to be the commercial center of Pingyao ancient city.
Then proceed to visit Armed Escort Company Museum. It offers an eye-opening armed escorts in protecting commerce. Cash moving from one area needed the armed escort firm to thwart of thieving hands. Finally visit County Government Office, an ancient city hall and law court. After dinner, Transferred back to your hotel in Pingyao.
Pingyao - Xian by overnight train No. 2669(21:38-06:18) ( B )
Xian ( L D )
Then move on to Big Goose Pagoda for a visit. Big Goose Pagoda is one of the oldest structures in China. Originally Big Goose Pagoda consisted of a brick structure of five storeys and was about 60 meters high. First built in 589A.D.in the Sui Dynasty. Between AD 701 and AD 704 during the reign of the Empress Wu Zetian five more storeys were added to the pagoda making ten in all. Unfortunately it was damaged during World War II and reduced to seven storeys, which is as it remains today. The Big Goose Pagoda is situated in the Da Ci'en Temple, four kilometers south away from the center of the city. It is one of the city's most distinctive and outstanding landmarks, possibly the most beautiful building left in Xian today.
Lastly come to the downtown Xian to visit the Great Mosque, the biggest and most preserved complete Chinese existent mosque. First built at the Tianbao first year (742 years) during Tang Dynasty, it was rebuilt by Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing, and has formed present scales. The whole mosque has more than 12,000 square meters, the floor space more than 4,000 square meters, keeps the construction mostly in the Ming Dynasty styel. So the Mosque here in Xi'an has much Chinese traditional touch in both its design and artistic outlook.
After the day tour, get to the Shaanxi Grand Opera House around 6:00pm and our tour guide will help you find your seat for the Dumpling dinner within the Opera House. Dumpling, or Jiaozi in Chinese, is one of the most representative Chinese food. The food can be dated back two thousands years ago. It is quite popular in China, and also loved by most of foreign tourists. Enjoy the jiaozi dinner before and over the Tang Dynasty Show. The Tang Dynasty Show showcases the costumes, music, and dancing of China's golden age: the Tang dynasty (618 - 907). Return to your downtown hotel in Xian.
Xian - Luoyang ( B L ) by high speed train No.G2010 (16:20-17:45)
After lunch, drive back to the city center of Xian and visit Xian City Wall. The main magnet of Xian is the city wall, which is the most complete city wall that has survived in China as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world. It was enlarged in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) from the city wall initially built in Tang Dynasty (618 -907). Now it is 12 meters tall, 12-14 meters wide overing 14 kilometers in length with a deep moat surrounding it. You can walk, even cycle on the wall. Its south gate is the most largest with a suspension bridge. Most of the tourists choose the south gate for sightseeing.
After the tour in Xian, transferred to Xian Railway Station and take the high speed tran G2010 (16;20 - 17:45 ) for Luoyang. Arriving at Luoyang and transfferred to your hotle in Luoyang. The rest of the time is free for you to relax.
Luoyang ( B L )
After the tour, transferred back to your hotel in Luoyang. The rest of the time is free for you to relax.
Luoyang Day Tour and Leave Luoyang ( B L )
Then move on to Luoyang Museum. The Luoyang Museum is a city-level historical museum of China. The Museum shows over 1,700 cultural and historical relics in 5 showrooms -- a presentation of 5 different social development periods such as the Primitive Society, the Slavery Society, and the Feudal Society.
After lunch, continue to visit the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist Temple ever built in China! Then go on with a tour of Guanlin Temple, also called Warrior Guan Yu's Tomb, a site where the head of Guan Yu was buried.
After the tour in Luoyang, you are transferred to Luoyang Railway Station, or Luoyang Airport, or free on your own.
|Travelling Party||Luxury Class||Standard Class|
|10 persons up||$760||$680|
|Hotels in Use for this tour:|
|Datong||Yungang International Hotel||Yungang International Hotel|
|Pingyao||Yunjincheng Hotel||Zhengjia Hotel|
|Xian||Sheraton Xian Hotel or same class||Tangcheng Hotel or same class|
|Luoyang||Lee Royal Hotel Mudu||Luoyang Grand Hotel|
|Remark: The prices above are based on two persons sharing one standard room. If you prefer a single room on your own, please pay single room supplement.|
1.All transfers and city transportation for your own use
2.Entrance fees and meals as mentioned
3.Private car or van with English speaking guide
4.Two sharing stay at our designated hotels above with daily breakfast
5. Beijing - Datong - Pingyao - Xian - Luoyang train tickets
6.The above private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
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