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17 Days China Highlights Tour


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Tour Code: CTG-35

Tour Description

This tour perfectly blends the cultural essence and natural wonders with the adventurous sites and activities. All your senses will be enlivened bit by bit. Dazzle your eyes with the splendid landscape, treat your ears with the melody of water, feast your taste buds on deliciousfood, and test your legs with a short mountain hiking.

Immerse yourself in the highlights and natural sceneries of China in this package

Worry-free tour with guaranteed low price, no hidden cost

All inclusive travel package with hotel, experienced local guide and meals, etc.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing
Today's Activities Welcome to Beijing! Our guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to check in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and recover from jetlag.

Hanging around the Wangfujing Snack Street at night is a good choice if you like. Sampling the delights of different local snacks and having a glimpse of Beijingner nightlife. You can also take some Sugarcoated haws in person, not just seeing from Chinese TV series.
Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Delicious Fresh Fruit Famous Sugarcoated Haws	         
Nightview of Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Delicious Fresh Fruit Famous Sugarcoated Haws          
Day 2 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Today's excursion will begin with the largest city plaza in the world - Tiananmen Square, always crammed with sightseers and kite-flyers. If you are lucky enough, you will see the flag raising and lowering performed by our People's Liberation Army (PLA). Walking north to the Forbidden City, you'll be impressed by the ancient royal life in China. It's the largest palace complex in the world, containing immense courtyards, terraces, and magnificent buildings with golden roofs, red columns and green, red and yellow facings.

Later you will head for the Temple of Heaven, where locals come to play chess, do morning exercise routines today. However, it is originally used by Chinese Ming and Qing emperors to worship heaven and pray for good harvest.

Good point for self-funded activity: The well-known Beijing Roast Duck for dinner.
Tiananmen Square Forbidden City Temple of Heaven          
National Flag Lowering
Tiananmen Square
Forbidden City at Dusk Temple of Heaven          
Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After having breakfast, drive to visit the wonderful Mutianyu Great Wall, which has a storied history of over 1400 years, and is considered the most beautiful section of the Great Wall. You will take a cable car to view this vital section of the China Great Wall.

Visiting of the Dingling Tomb is followed. Among one of the 13 Ming Tombs, the Changling Tomb is the largest and well-preserved, where Emperor Zhu Di, the 3rd emperor of Ming Dynasty, and his Empress were co-buried. On the way back to downtown Beijing, you will stop by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the unique constructions and take some photos.

Good point for self-funded activity: Appreciating the Chinese Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera in the evening, presenting you a grand visual feast.
Badaling Great Wall Cable Car on Great Wall Changling Tomb          
Mutianyu Great Wall Bird's Nest Chinese Kung Fu Show          
Day 4 Beijing - Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities

After breakfast, drive to Chinese featured royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscapes. After appreciating the ancient building you can also take a leisurely stroll on the willow-shaded paths and arched bridges that encircle the Kunming lake. It is also a good chance to cruise on the beautiful Kunming lake. You will marvel at the beautiful scenery along your way.


After the sightseeing, you will be transferred to the airport to your flight to Xi'an. Our local guide in Xi'an will pick you up and send you to the hotel.

Prince Gong's Mansion Beijing Hutong Xiushui Street          
Summer Palace Dragon statue of Summer Palace Nightview of Xian downtown area          
Day 5 Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities The world-famous Terracotta Warriors will initiate your journey in Xi'an. Nothing is greater than looking at thousands of life sizes warriors standing in line, plus Bronze Chariot and Horse Museum. It would be much more amazing than just seeing them from TV or pictures.

Then move to the Great Mosque and its surrounding Muslim Quarter . Immerse yourself in the local Muslim life, feast your eyes with exquisite souvenirs and treat your mouth with yummy snacks.
Summer Palace Long Corridor of Summer Palace Summer Palace Lake          
Terracotta Warriors Army Muslim People in Great Mousque Muslim Quarter          
Day 6 Xi'an - Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities Start your day with the history of Xi'an at the Shaanxi History Museum. It is a huge modern museum in Chinese Tang Dynasty architectural style, with a marvelous collection of over 300,000 items.

Follow up is strolling at the Ancient City Wall leisurely, which allows you an entire city view of Xi'an presented right in front of you. This Wall is the most well-preserved ancient military defensive systems in the world today, composed of the moat, hanging bridges, battlements, watchtowers, tunnels and parapet.

At last, you will transfer to airport to Guilin and our local guide in Guilin will pick you up and send you to the hotel.
Terracotta Warriors Army Great Mosque Muslim Quarter          
Shannxi History Museum Collection Chinese Zodiac Images at Shannxi History Museum Ancient City Wall          
Day 7 Guilin ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

Take a boat tour on the picturesque Li River today. Cruising down the river, you will encounter breathtaking views of fantastic peaks of all shapes and sizes, bamboo groves, and feel the breeze blowing past you and the cool water running through your fingers. It's more like a traditional Chinese painting. Also, you will have a wonderful lunch on this boat.


The cruise will take you along a 54km stretch of the river from Zhujiang Dock to Yangshuo, which will take you about 4 hours. Yangshuo, a mecca for backpackers, is more like a vacation town with an exotic blend of Eastern and Western cultures. The best place to experience this special city is the West Street, an ancient street with a history of over 1,400 years. It welcomes countless guests from all over the world, thus winning a nickname as "Foreigners' Street".


In the evening we recommend you the fabulous Impression Liu Sanjie Night Show - feasting your eyes greatly and fill your memory with beautiful landscape, legend, art and folklore around Yangshuo.

Shaanxi Histroy Museum Collection Shaanxi History Museum Ancient City Wall          
Li River Cruise Bustling West Street Souvenirs Stand          
Day 8 Guilin - Hangzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air

Today's Activities

One popular Chinese saying goes, "Guilin's scenery is the best among all under heaven." First you will tour the symbol of Guilin, Elephant Trunk Hill, which is shaped like a huge elephant dipping its trunk into the Li River to quench its thirst, is a classic of Karst landscape and reputed as the symbol of Guilin. Afterwards, visit Reed Flute Cave, a fascinating gallery of limestone cave formations. You will enjoy the marvelous vision that the great Nature creates.


At last, you will transfer to airport to Hangzhou and our local guide in Hangzhou will pick you up and send you to the hotel.

Reed Flute Cave Elephant Trunk Hill Camel Hill          
Day 9 Hangzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After breakfast, we will drive to the Wuzhen Water Town. It is a famous ancient water town with a history of two thousand years and where you can visit the Ancient Bed Museum, Folk Customs Museum, Wood-carvings Exhibition Hall, Traditional Handwork Workshop, etc,. Stroll along the ancient stone-paved streets, dip into the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and appreciate the features of the Chinese ancient town.

Later of the day, we will drive back to the urban Hangzhou.
Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Model Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Model Tunxi Ancient Street          
Wuzhen Water Town Opera stage at Wuzhen Water Town Museum of Jiangnan Hundred Beds          
Day 10 Hangzhou - Huangshan ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by bus

Today's Activities

The first and foremost destination in Hangzhou, for sure, is the West Lake. What awaits you is the enchanting scenery of the West Lake. You can take a cruise to enjoy its glittering lake water surround by classical Chinese architecture. West Lake is an ideal place to be for those who love photography.

Next you will tour  the 1,600-year-old Lingyin Temple that hides itself at a mountainous corner of West Lake scenic spot. The temple features a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the incredible Flying Peak. Afterwards, let's go for the Hefang Street and the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qingyu Tang). This is the only state-level professional medicine museum in China where you can know more about Chinese traditional medicine.


After lunch, you will be transferred to Huangshan by bus. It approximately takes you 4 hours and you can have a good rest from the journey to Huangshan.

West Lake in rainy days Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Model Tunxi Ancient Street          
West Lake in rainy days Lingyin Temple Night view of Hefang Street          
Day 11 Huangshan ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After breakfast, you will embark on your tour of Mt. Huangshan (UNESCO) after around 1.5 hours drive from the city centre to the Mt. Huangshan Scenic Area. Take a cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station to White Goose Ridge Station. Feast your eyes on the fabulous pines and bizarre rocks nearby Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Dream Flower Pen and Tuan Jie Pine.

After lunch, go on a two-hour hike to West Sea Grand Canyon, and let your soul get wild in the less trodden region of Mt. Huangshan. Delight yourself in the sunset around the Paiyun Lou. Stay overnight at the mountain hotel.

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Model Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Model Tunxi Ancient Street          
Begin-to-Believe Peak West Sea Grand Canyon Glorious sunset view          
Day 12 Huangshan ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

On this day, try to get up early in the morning to catch the Mt. Huangshan's sunrise. After breakfast at hotel, you will visit the Flying Rock, and walk to the Bright Summit Peak. The Bright Summit Peak is the second highest peak of Mt. Huangshan. Standing at the peak, you can view the Heavenly Capital Peak, Lotus Flower Peaks and more. Then go down the mountain by table car at the Jade Screen Station.


After lunch, head to Yixian County to visit Hongcun Ancient Village (UNESCO) with a reputation of "Chinese Village in Picture", to get a sense of an ancient village full of distinctive architectural culture. Tonight you will stay at Hongcun village.

 Beginning-to-Believe Peak Mt.Huangshan West Sea Grand Canyon          
Flying Rock Pines under blue sky Hongcun Ancient Village          
Day 13 Huangshan - Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by air
Today's Activities

After breakfast we will drive you to another World Heritage Sites, Xidi Village. You will enjoy the representative local-style residences. With mountains surrounding it, clear streams flowing through it, and goldfish ponds and paddy fields interspersed throughout, Xidi Village feast your eyes.


Afterwards drive back to Tunxi District for a tour to the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory & a stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street.


At last, you will transfer to airport to Shanghai and our local guide in Shanghai will pick you up and send you to the hotel.

Huangshan Hiking People on Mt. Huangshan Weild Rock on Huangshan          
Xidi Ancient Village Tunxi Ancient Street Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory          
Day 14 Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities

Next is Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center where you can get to know this metropolis. From professional exhibits and various interactive display means, you can have a better understanding of Shanghai's yesterday, today and tomorrow. Remember to visit the highlight 360 Degree Experience Hall.

Then the car will pull you to The Bund that provides you with a long array of magnificent buildings in different architectural styles: Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style...Here you can not only embrace an epitomized old Shanghai, but also take in the booming view of the new Shanghai on the other side across the River. 

Take a 10-minute walk away from The Bund, soon you reach Nanjing Road. Strolling along this 1,599-meter-long pedestrian road, you can discover whatever item you wish to discover. Your eyes will be attracted by numerous shops where varicolored clothes, ornaments, and other shopping stuff are on display.


The last stop is Oriental Pearl Tower. Go and end the thrilling day on the 468-meter-high skyscraper with the dazzling Shanghai cityscape night right under your nose.


Good point for self-funded activity: Appreciating the Chinese  Shanghai Acrobatic show in the evening. As one of the oldest performing arts in China, the acrobatics displayed on stage include a number of feats focusing on flexibility, strength, endurance and sheer will-power.

West Lake Six Harmonies Pagoda Hefang Street          
Happy children in Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center Night view of The Bund Shanghai Acrobatic show          
Day 15 Shanghai - Suzhou ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by high-speed train
Today's Activities

After breakfast and the following 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive in Suzhou, the gorgeous city of gardens. The tour begins with  Lingering Garden, one of the four most famous classic gardens in China. The sophisticated layout of the garden will surely offer you scene of beauty and refreshment at every turn. The three rockeries at the rear part of the garden is worthwhile your special attention. 


Then the deepest exploration comes to Suzhou Silk Factory. You may marvel at the stunning Suzhou silk products yet you haven’t found the secret of silk manufacture. Through examining silkworm process and spinning wheel you’ll have the secret unveiled. In the late afternoon let’s finish Suzhou tour and drive back to Shanghai.


Afterwards let's leave Suzhou Silk Factory for another historical landmark in Suzhou, Panmen Gate. The grand gate is part of the ancient city wall (built in 514 B.C.)

Along the Small Canal you’ll be impressed with the ink painting scroll of Suzhou cityscape. The elements that make up a water town, like stone arch bridges, on-the-river markets, traditional yards shaded with willows are all presented. What’s more, the Small Canal sends you to Suzhou Flower and Bird Market. You’ll be in a color riot of bonsai and blossom while enjoying the sonata of various birds and crickets. It is right these lovely creatures that adorn up the houses of Suzhou people. 

Lingering Garden          
Lingering Garden Panmen Gate Cruise along Small Canal          
Day 16 Suzhou - Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by high-speed train
Today's Activities After breakfast, we will drive you to the Train Station to take the high-speed train back to Shanghai. You will have free activity, go on shopping or have a rest. In the evening you can visit Xintiandi Bar Street to feel the vibrant night color in Shanghai and romantic tone that prevails the whole street.
View from Victoria Peak Aberdeen Victoria Harbor          
Yuyuan Market Enjoy leisure in Xintiandi Xintiandi bar street          
Day 17 Depart Shanghai : See-off at airport ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities This is the last day of your tour. After breakfast the tour guide will take you to airport for your flight to next destination. We believe you will love China and keep forever memories about China in your whole life.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 16 breakfasts and 15 lunches. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Flight & Bus Tickets: all listed in itineraries; Hotels: accommodation in Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, Huangshan, Hangzhou, Guilin and Suzhou;
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional attractions / tours / meals and international flights; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Crowne Plaza Hotel Beijing
Located in the golden business area of Wangfujing, the hotel only takes 10 minutes to Forbidden City and Dongfang Square. With stylish guest rooms and newly renovated Crowne Plaza Club floor – Crowne Plaza Beijing has anticipated every need while providing easy access to business, commercial districts and historical landmarks.
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Sunworld Hotel Beijing
Situated on the intersection of Wangfujing Avenue and Dengshikou Street, Sunworld Hotel Beijing is close to many famous historical and cultural landmarks, including the Forbidden City. Guest rooms and suites are designed with a traditional and refined style. From servies to amenities, the hotel strives to make your stay a pleasant experience.
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
With its courtyard style, the hotel has retained its charm of the ancient time but as well merged in contemporary architecture and designs. The hotel is near the famous Tian'anmen Square and Wangfujing Business Street. It takes about 20 minutes from Capital International Airport (24km) and 5 minutes from Beijing Railway Station (3km). The hotel provides guests clean and comfortable service and amenities.
Hotels in Xian
Sheraton Hotel Xi'an
Located near the 600-year-old City Wall and close to the city centre, Sheraton Hotel is just 35 minutes from Xi'an Xianyang International Airport. With first-class amenities, facilities and family-friendly services, Sheraton Xi'an Hotel will make you feel at home.
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Grand New World Hotel Xian
Located within the Ancient City Wall and styled in an extraordinary mix of tradition and modernity, the hotel is just 4km from the railway station and 45km from Xianyang International Airport. The large Parkson shopping centre is close by, while the Terracotta Warriors Museum is about 35km from the hotel. The hotel provides a satisfying range of contemporary accommodation together with business services and recreational facilities.
City Hotel Xian
City Hotel Xian
The hotel is located in the centre of Xi'an city and just near the well-known Bell Tower, Drum Tower and Ancient City Wall. The hotel offers a total of 137 well-appointed guestrooms for guests' comfortable living space. The elegant and magnificent restaurants serve delicious flavor of many varieties.
Hotels in Shanghai
Howard Johnson Plaza Shanghai
The hotel is conveniently located in the centre of Shanghai, 2 minutes from Nanjing Road, People Square and the Bund. It offers easy access to the city's most important business, cultural and entertainment hubs. The elegantly designed and tastefully decorated rooms provide you with an experience of exceptional luxury and comfort.
Shanghai Hotel
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai
Grand Mercure Zhongya Hotel Shanghai is an international 4-star business & leisure hotel located next to Shanghai Railway Station. The hotel is within 2 minutes walking from Shanghai Railway Station and entrance of Shanghai Metro. The famous attraction nearby is Jade Buddha Temple. Open in 2010, the new hotel boasts 288 rooms /suites that come with French styled decor and rich facilities.
Holiday Inn Express Zhabei Shanghai
Holiday Inn Express Shanghai is a 3-star business hotel. The hotel enjoys much transportation convenience. It's within walking distance to the Shanghai Metro Line 3 and Line 4 Shanghai Circus World Station. Open in 2008, the hotel boasts a total of 472 rooms /suites. Most rooms enjoy as spacious as 32 square meters and comfortable bedding.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan International Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets. The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan

Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.
Hotels in Hangzhou
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake
Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake is located on the banks of the city's famous West Lake, and close to the central business district. The hotel features 200 elegantly furnished rooms, 2 restaurants, 1 bar, an indoor swimming pool, spa, fitness center and beauty salon. The executive lounge offers panoramic views of West Lake.

Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
Lakeview Hotel Hangzhou
The 4-star Lakeview Hotel is only 3 minutse' walk from West Lake and 8 km from Lin Yin Temple. The hotel offers well-appointed rooms and facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness centre, beauty salon and foot massage. Lakeview Restaurant serves meals with beautiful lake view, while Food Street offers garden views and local dishes. Daily breakfast is available at Solmer Western Restaurant.
Lily Hotel Hangzhou
Lily Hotel Hangzhou enjoys a pleasant surroundings with Hangzhou's top landmark West Lake some 15 minutes walking distance away. And it's just 3km from the city centre, 5km from train station and 30km from airport. The 180 guest rooms are well furnished with a host of modern amenities to ensure the comfort of guests.
Hotels in Guilin
Sheraton Guilin Hotel
First opened in 1988 and renovated in 2008, Sheraton Guilin Hotel is ideally located on the west bank of Li River within minutes' walk from the Elephant Trunk Hill and Fubo Hill. It's about 2km from the Railway Station and 30km from the Guilin International Airport.
Guilin Bravo Hotel
Guilin Bravo Hotel is located in the city centre besides the Banyan Lake Park. It's 28km from Guilin Liangjiang International Airport and 3km from Guilin Railway Station.
The hotel Boasts 329 tastefully decorated guest rooms and suites and various facilities to meet the guests' different needs.
Hotel Universal Guilin
Hotel Universal Guilin is situated on the bank of Li River, within walking distance to the local market, shopping area and tourist hot spots. The tastefully decorated guest rooms and a wide range of facilities and services provide guests with a comfortable and joyful stay.
Hotels in Suzhou
Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou
Boasting unique Chinese architectural grandeur and exquisite garden features, Pan Pacific Suzhou Hotel Suzhou is the ideal venue to for a rejuvenating retreat while indulging into the profound Chinese culture. 481 uniquely designed guestrooms are endowed with modern facilities and comforts, together with Pan Pacific's renowned personalized service, expect a memorable experience in Suzhou.
Garden Hotel Suzhou
Situated in western Suzhou, Garden Hotel is a 4-star stylish hotel with a preferable position. Just 10-minute drive from Guanqian Street, the hotel is equipped with well-appointed rooms with spacious area, modern decoration and free WIFI. With high-end services provided, Garden Hotel also offers many entertainment choices for guest, such as Karaoke, cycling and fitness center, etc.
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou
Traveller Inn Gusu Suzhou is a 3-star hotel, located in the heart of the city, with 108 guest rooms. Hotel's Restaurants offer Cantonese and Sichuan cuisine. Many other facilities are provided to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The hotel also has a shopping center, a ballroom, and a bar and provides all kinds of services such as mailing, clinic, massage, laundry, and car rental. This hotel is neighbors the tourism center and famous parks of the city.


- Breakfasts are offered by hotels;
- Lunches are supplied according to different classes of tour;
- Dinners are for your own arrangement.

We promises no worries about the dining quality, plus flexible choices that you can have depending on your preference. If having any special requestment, just tell our trip advisor directly. In all, we aim to satisfy your tongue and stomach with our recommendation as follows:


As the capital of China, Beijing boasts many good restaurants with featured cuisines. Our package takes you to have A La Carte dinner at Great Northeast Restaurant, Gold Palace Restaurant and Tang Yuan Restaurant, leading you to grasp the essence of Chinese classic cuisines.

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant


Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shaped Chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. Muslim Quarter gathers lots of delicious local food like Rou Jia Mo and shish kebabs, etc..
(1) Here we highly recommend Chinese Dumpling Dinner, which also named "Jiaozi", typically consist of a ground meat and/or vegetable filling wrapped into a thinly rolled piece of dough, which is then sealed by pressing the edges together or by crimping. As a must-try for visitors, it serves with Tang dynasty show. And it belongs to an [add on] item in the tour.
(2) Friendship Restaurant at Terracotta Museum, is famous for the noodle-stretching performance. You can also enjoy the delicious local cuisine here, such as steamed cauliflower, pork and small bamboo shoots, bean curd with celery, etc.
(3) One of the best places to sample the dumpling is Defachang Restaurant. Here you can experience Xian's famous "Dumpling Banquet" where you get to feast on many different types of dumplings that come in a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and flavors. For example there are tiny pearl dumplings, dumplings made from black rice and fruit-filled dumplings.
(4) Muslim quarter is a fascinating area where you can taste many authentic Islamic snacks, like beef or mutton Rou Jia Mo (Chinese Hamburger), northwestern style noodles, Yangrou Paomo and many other attractive snacks that will not make you disappointed. The restaurants and eateries here are serving their food in budget prices.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant
Dining Hall of Defachang Restaurant Snack Street in Muslim Quarter


We say little about the dining in Shanghai, since Shanghai is regarded as a delicious kingdom, where you can taste everything almost. Here we strongly suggest you take M on The Bund into consideration.
M on the Bund Shanghai
-- Dedicated to creating a dining experience as exciting, as sophisticated, as delectable as Shanghai itself
-- "One of the top 20 restaurants in Asia" (Miele Guide, 2009-2010)
-- "Best Global Cuisine" (City Weekend Readers' Choice Awards, 2010)
-- "M on the Bund: Most Popular Restaurant in Shanghai" (Zaqat Survey Shanghai, 2008)

Shanghai M on The Bund Restaurant Brandboard of M on the Bund


As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Laojie Diyi Lou(Tunxi Ancient Street):Built in traditional Hui-style, offer both buffet and sit-down meals, featuring traditional Anhui Cuisine
-- Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village):Well-preserved old house of traditional style, featuring Anhui Cuisine

Dining Hall of Great Northeast Restaurant Main Hall of Tang Yuan Restaurant


Hangzhou dishes are best representative of Zhejiang cuisine, one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China. Hangzhou dishes are noted for its elaborate preparations, sophisticated way of cooking and its most refreshing taste.
-- Dongpo Pork: A little fatty but not oily. Named after Su Dongpo, a famous man of letters of Song Dynasty.
-- West Lake Sour Fish: featuring tender fish meat with sweet and sour sauce.
-- Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea: Sliced meat and crispy rice with fragrance of Longjing Tea

Dongpo Pork Shrimp Meat with Longjing Tea


Guilin's tasty dishes are also well-known except its charming landscapes. Traditional cuisines include Duck Stewed with Ginkgo Seeds, Lipu Taro Pork, Stewed Clams and Chicken, Lohan Boiled Chicked, and Fried Chicken with Water Chestnut. An abundance of special snacks are also offered throughout the city, like the famous Guilin Rice Noodles.

Guilin Rice Noodles - Popular snack across the country Yangshuo Beer Fish


Suzhou cuisine is renowned for its unique sweet flavor, color and aroma, and it's always beautifully presented. Some of the best local dishes are songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish), Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel), Xigua Ji (Chicken Steamed in Watermelon Rind), etc.

Songshu Guiyu (Stewed and Fried Mandarin Fish) Xiangyou Shanhu (Stewed Shredded Eel)


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Destinations: Guilin – Yangshuo – Shanghai – Suzhou – Hangzhou – Beijing – Tibet – Xian - Guangzhou

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