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Zhangye Danxia Landform

China Golden Triangle with Zhangye Danxia Landform - 10 Days

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Beijing - Xi’an - Zhangye - Xi’an - Shanghai
The new route is a new upgraded one from China Golden Triangle Tour, which has always been our best-sale tour. With its amazing landscape, the Zhangye Danxia Landform is added into your must-go place list in China.

Day 1 Beijing

Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore China's historic and vibrant capital city on your own.

Day 2 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your first peek into Beijing begins with Tian’anmen Square, the world’s largest and renowned public square where many historical events once took place.

Then, walk into the Forbidden City (UNESCO), where the 24 emperors of the Ming and the Qing Dynasties ruled for nearly 500 years (1420-1911). Experience the architectural splendor of the palaces, ceremonial courtyards and private quarters.

Visit a silk gift shop en route.

After the lunch, visit the Temple of Heaven (UNESCO), where ancient Chinese emperors would make sacrifices to Heaven and pray for good harvests.

Day 3 Beijing

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today setting out to the China's most renowned monument - Great Wall Badaling (UNESCO) which is the most spectacular structures ever built by humans and as the only one visible from space.

Take a stop at a cloisonné workshop en route.

After lunch, visit the Lama Temple. Initially built as a prince residence in 1694 and later transformed into a royal resort palace, the temple finally became the Tibetan Buddhist temple as we know today, which has the largest sandalwood Buddha in the world.

Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an (by bullet train)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you will visit another renowned imperial site - the Summer Palace (UNESCO), the largest imperial garden in the world.

Then, transfer to take a bullet train to Xi'an (about 5.5 hours), the ancient capital of China for 11 dynasties, was also the eastern end of the Silk Road.

On arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today's excursion will take you to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses (UNESCO), one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the world. More than 6000 life-sized terra cotta warriors, archers, infantrymen, horses and bronze chariots silently guarded the tomb of China's First Emperor for over 2,200 years.

A short stop at the ceramics & pottery workshop en route.

Then head to the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a Tang Dynasty landmark. This seven-story pagoda was initially constructed in 652 AD, and a larger team of scholars was organized here for translation of the Buddhist sutras brought back from India and it became a holy place for pilgrimages.

Day 6 Xi'an - Zhangye (by air)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your day will start with a tour of Ancient City Wall, which is one of the oldest walls in China and still compasses the center of Xi'an.

Then, transfer to take a flight to Zhangye.

On arrival, meet your guide at the airport and pay a visit to the Giant Buddha Temple, the largest architectural relic in Gansu Province of the Western Xia (1038-1227) period.

Then, transfer to the hotel.

Day 7 Zhangye – Xi’an (by air)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take a 1.5-hour car ride to the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park. You will admire the Danxia Landform, which is perfectly combined with multi-colored mountains, valleys, hills, and cliffs. Gazing out at the vast area of such landform, you will be marveled by the craftsmanship of Mother Nature.

In the afternoon, transfer to the airport and take a flight to Xi’an.

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel.

Day 8 Xi’an – Shanghai (by air)

Meals: Breakfast

Today, transfer to the airport and take flight to Shanghai.

Upon arrival, meet and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day to explore the city on your own.

Day 9 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

A full day tour begins with the Yu Garden (UNESCO). Owing to its ingenious design in Ming and Qing dynasties, it becomes a real museum of Chinese ancient architecture. Walk around the Old Downtown with its maze of walkways, reflecting ponds, pavilions and stone bridges.

Then head to the Jade Buddha Temple that is famous for two precious jade Buddhist statues.

Continue to visit the Shanghai Museum, with its 120,000 piece collection of Chinese ancient treasures.

A short stop at the local gift shop en route.

Wander through the bustling Bund, featuring outstanding European colonial architectures, new skyscrapers and historical buildings in Shanghai.

Day 10 Shanghai

Meals: Breakfast

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight.

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Tour Includes:

-- Private English speaking tour guide
-- Private air-conditioned car
-- Land transfers between airport or railway station and hotel
-- Entrance tickets as listed
-- Chinese lunch as listed
-- Centrally located hotels with breakfast

-- Bullet train ticket as listed
-- Domestic flights with taxes as listed
-- Service charge & government taxes


Tour Excludes:

-- International flights with taxes
-- Personal expenses such as laundry, drinks, phone bills, optional activities
-- Tips for guides and drivers
-- China Visa
-- Travel insurance

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