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23 Days Mystery of China Tibet and Silk Road Tour

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The tour combine the spectacular West-China scenery, religion and daily life of Silk Road & Tibet with the classic attractions of two ancient capital cities Beijing & Xi'an and the metropolis Shanghai. Go for it, you'll feel like bathing in the ocean of history, folklore, religious art and legends.

Visit the imperial wonders in Beijing and Xi'an - Forbidden City, Mutianyu Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors.

Explore the silkroad mystery - Mogao Grottos, Crescent Moon Spring and Jiaohe Ancient Ruins.

Marvel at Tibetan scenery and religion - Potala Palace, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake, sceneries along railway.

Enjoy the way Shanghai interweaves the West and East, ancient and modern in her architecture.

Day 1 Arrive in Beijing : Pick-up and check-in
Today's Activities The guide will pick you up at Beijing Airport, and then transfer you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will, have a rest at the hotel or take a walk around the famous Wangfujing Pedestrian Street enjoying the tasty Beijing snack there.
Highlights
Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Wangfujing Pedestrian Street Wangfujing Pedestrian Street          
Wangfujing Street Restaurants
Wangfujing Street
Snack
Wangfujing Street
         
Day 2 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities You’ll start your Beijing tour with Tian'anmen Square, the largest square in the world and all the lofty jade stone bridges, moats, monuments, ornamental columns, stone lions, etc. Later walk northward and you reach Forbidden City. The largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China vividly showcases a whole set of the royal life. You’ll be shown around several main halls like the Hall of Supreme Harmony. Have a good view of the emperor’s chair, sculpture of mythical beasts, eave decoration and the like, you can touch some daily routine of the ancient Chinese emperors, courtiers and princesses.

Later head for Temple of Heaven where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties(1368-1911) would worship heaven and pray for good harvests around the kingdom. Here you would have an eye-opening understanding of Oriental architectural aesthetics and the deeply rooted awe of heaven in ancient Chinese, from the emperor to the masses.

As for dinner, the famous Peking Roast Duck is strongly recommended.
Highlights
Kungfu Show Forbidden City Temple of Heaven          
National Flag Lowering
Tiananmen Square
The emperor’s chair
Forbidden City
Temple of Heaven          
Day 3 Beijing ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After breakfast at hotel, you will have an excursion to the Badaling Great Wall. By roundtrip cable car you can feast on this vital section of the world famous China Great Wall. Badaling not only boasts a surprisingly long history of over 1400 year but sport a special structure of three watchtowers on end.

Afterwards, you will visit the most famous tomb of Ming Tombs - Changling. The tomb is inhumed with the 3rd emperor of Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) Zhu Di and his queen. Its tremendous scale and perfect degree of maintanence well fits the great achievement Emperor Zhu Di secured during his reign over China. Also you will visit the Sacred Road, which was originally built to lead to the Changling mausoleum. Alongside the Sacred Road are 18 pairs of marble figures lined up. These creatures include twelve pairs of animals such as lions, horses, elephants, camels, and other hulking beasts, and six pairs of human beings such as generals, and public officials.

The recommended evening activity is Chinese Kung Fu Show or Peking Opera.
Highlights
Badaling Great Wall Changling of Ming Tombs Sacred Road          
Badaling Great Wall Changling of Ming Tombs Sacred Road          
Day 4 Beijing - Chengdu ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by flight
Today's Activities After breakfast you'll tour Summer Palace, the royal garden. You can keenly feel the imperial grandeur while touring the 728-meter-long painting-rich corridor, Foxiang Hall, etc. The trip includes an exciting cruise on the huge Kunming lake.

After lunch, you’ll move on to the airport and take the flight towards Chengdu. Upon your arrival, you’ll be picked up and transferred to the downtown hotel. At night you may as well stroll around the hotel and taste some famous local snack and savor the Chengdu street views.
Highlights
Summer Palace Summer Palace Chengdu snack          
Summer Palace Long Corridor
Summer Palace
Chengdu snack          
Day 5 Chengdu ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities In the morning drive to the biggest attractions in Chengdu - Panda Breeding and Research Center, which is home to giant pandas, red (or lesser) pandas, and other endangered species. In the nursery you will see the highly successful breeding program, among the bamboo groves and shady walkways, and view the pandas at rest or play. There is a panda museum where you can learn more habit about giant pandas and get close touch with them. Here a programme of taking photoes with a panda for your option. You can hold a lovely panda to take photoes. How exciting it is! (The admission for the programme is excluded.)

Then we will turn to Wuhou Memorial Temple, which is built as a tribute to Zhuge Liang, the Martial Marquis of Shu during the Three Kingdoms Period. You may strool around the peaceful and attractive gardens, and visit several halls, including one dedicated to his memory and another to that of his emperor Liu Bei. Then you will learn more about China ancient culture.

Explore local life at Kuai Zhai Lane. which is a local-featured street with ancient alleys. It fully represents the lifestyle of Chengdu - leisure, slow but modern. You can relax in the traditional atmosphere, enjoy your time in teahouses, curio shops and snack stands and experience local folk culture.
Highlights
Take photo with lovely panda du fu Wuhou Memorial Temple          
Take photo with panda Enjoy leisure
Kuai Zhai Lane
Wuhou Memorial Temple      
Day 6 Chengdu - Lhasa : See off & Pick up and Acclimatization ( Breakfast ) Transfer by flight
Today's Activities After having breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to airport for a fly to Lhasa. Upon your arrival at Lhasa, our Tibetan local guide and driver will pick you up at Gonggar Airport, then transfer you to downtown hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to adapt yourself to the high altitude of about 3,650 meters above sea level.
Remember that you should start taking anti-AMS medicines a week in advance before arrving in Tibet. When you arrived at the hotel, please be not so curious to walk much around the hotel, and all you need is a good rest in your room for necessary acclimatization, otherwise you may easily get mountain sickness. Besides, try to aviod catching a cold. And a first aid kit including aspirin, antibiotics and AMS medication is highly recommended.
Highlights
Birdview of Tibet Pilgrims along the road Local farmer's market          
Birdview of Tibet Pilgrims along the road Local farmer's market          
Day 7 Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities It believes that this day must leave a lifetime memory for your whole life. In the morning, you will visit the splendid Potala Palace, which originated from 7th century and once homed to Dalai Lamas. The Jokhang Temple, we head to later, as the spiritual center of Tibet, will deeply impressed you by its magnificence and sincere pilgrims. Barkhor street, hugging the jokhang temple, is regarded as the crowded central Market in ancient section of Lhasa, and at where you can buy various Tibetan or other minorities’ souvenirs for your family and friends.

1. Due to the popularity of Potala Palace and restriction on visitor numbers, perhaps it has difficulty on booking entrance tickets, so the visit of Potala Palace may shift to another day. But don't worry, we will make appropriate changes accordingly. 
2. For the protection of this world-famous cultural heritage, the visiting time for Potala Palace is limited in 1 hour.

Highlights
Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Barkhor Street          
Potala Palace Jokhang Temple Barkhor Bazaar          
Day 8 Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

After having breakfast, visit Tibet Museum , the assembly of assorted treasures of Tibetan religion, local life and history. Later that day, the next visit is Sera Monastery, the second monastery in Tibet. Distinctively its famous debating activities are holding around 3-4pm regularly every working day that you should never miss.
1. It is a good idea to pack some food, snacks, and drinking water along your trip.
2. When you are in a monastery or a museum, please do not smoke, consume alcohol or make unnecessary noise; neither, do not touch, walk over or sit on any religious texts, objects or prayer flags.
Highlights
Tibet Museum Buddhist Debate Praying Wheels          
Tibet Museum Sera Buddhist Debate Praying Wheels          
Day 9 Lhasa - Shigatse via Gyantse ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by car

Today's Activities

After two days' visit of Tibetan human landscapes, today let's appreciate the beautiful natural views of the famous Sacred Lake of Tibet - Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. The surface of the lake seemly looks like a green jade, hence it was praised as the most beautiful lake all over the world. It boosts abundant flora and fauna, as well as touching myterious holy legend. From afar appreciate the splendid view of Karoula Glacier, one of the famous ancient glaciers, expanding from mountain roof to the spot just serveral hundred metres away from highway, like a glittering and translucent vast thangka unfolded in front of you.

Later arrive at Gyantse, and take a visit to the local popular Pelkhor Chode Monastery and the precious Kumbum Stupa.
For amazing sceneries and beautiful legend, Yamdrok Yumtso Lake attracts seas of travelers from all over the world, also it is an excellent spot for photographic lovers. According to our customers' feedback, the sufficient sunlight in the afternoon is very suitable for taking photo there. So for those professional photographers, we can arrange the visiting of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake the next day when we come back from Shigatse. Just well prepare your camera for shotting this amazing place!
Highlights
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Kumbum Stupa          
Yamdrok Yumtso Lake Pelkhor Chode Monastery Kumbum Stupa          
Day 10 Shigatse - Lhasa ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by car

Today's Activities

After breakfast, you will visit the most famous tourist spot of Shigatse - Tashilhunpo Monastery. It was founded by the First Dalai Lama in 1447, and expanded by the Fourth and successive Panchen Lamas. Later on the way back to Lhasa, we will take you to a local Tibetan family, here you can know more about local culture, customs and life condition of Tibetan people.
Highlights
Tashilhunpo Monastery Tashilhunpo Monastery Local Tibetan family          
Tashilhunpo Monastery Monks
Tashilhunpo Monastery
Local Tibetan family          
Day 11 Lhasa - Xi'an ( Breakfast ) Transfer by train

Today's Activities

Today you will take a train to Xi'an along the Qinghai-Tibet railway, which is the world's highest and longest plateau railroad. With comfortable soft-sleeper compartment and good service, you would gain full relaxation on the train. The beautiful sceneries of high plateau passing outside the windows would totally let you ignore this long trip of 34 hours.
Highlights
Local village along the railway Amazing sceneries along the railway          
Plateau scenery Plateau scenery Plateau scenery          
Day 12 Arrive in Xi'an : Pick up and Check in

Today's Activities

Taking high plateau's train is a worthy experience, and you will arrive in Xi'an without noticing the long time. Our Xi'an tour guide will wait you at the Xi'an railway station's exit, then take you to the hotel. The arrival time depends on which train you have booked, commonly you will arrive in Xi'an at night. So after check-in at hotel, you would have a sound sleep before starting Xi'an tour.
Day 13 Xi'an ( Breakfast, Lunch )

Today's Activities

Start Xi'an tour with the best-known the 8th world’s wonder Terracotta Warriors. You must be stunned by the expression-rich warriors and vigorous horses when you come face to face with them. You’ll have a feast on the gorgeous troops of terracotta warriors at pit 1, 2 and 3 along with groups of ancient bronze chariot s and horses after watching a circular-screen movie.

Then move to the Great Mosque, which features a great mixed architecture of Chinese and Muslim styles. You may happen to meet with some Muslim followers coming for worship. Besides, shopping or feast your stomach at the surrounding Muslim Quarter. It is the main cluster of local Muslim community and also a center of exotic shops and savory snacks.
Highlights
Terracotta Warriors Troops Great Mosque Muslim Quarter Souvenirs Stands          
Terracotta Warriors Muslims
Great Mosque
Souvenirs Stands
Muslim Quarter
         
Day 14 Xi'an - Dunhuang ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by flight
Today's Activities Drive to Shaanxi History Museum to see how enormous the most ancient capital Xi'an has stored. The museum is one of the 3 top museums in China, housing a marvelous collection of over 300,000 items. Have your eyes wide open at the treasury, and read carefully the 5,000-year-old civilization of the Chinese people.

Then drive to Ancient City Wall, which is the best preserved of this kind in China. The rampart is 12 meters high, with the upper part of 15 meters width. You can stroll freely and leisurely on top, and see the city from above. You can also optionally hire a bike to ride along the City Wall.

At late afternoon, fly to Dunhuang, one of the important cities on the Silk Road. Upon your arrival, you’ll be picked up and transferred to the downtown hotel. At night you may as well stroll around the hotel and taste some famous local snack and savor the Dunhuang city views.
Highlights
Shaanxi History Museum Ancient City Wall Ancient City Wall          
Colored Figures
Shaanxi History Museum
Ancient City Wall Cycling
Ancient City Wall
         
Day 15 Dunhuang - Turpan ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by train

Today's Activities

Upon arrive in Dunhuang railway station, you'll be transferred to the downtown hotel for refresh. Afterward drive to visit the spectacular Mogao Grottos, the home to some of the most amazing ancient Buddhist cave art in existence and the glorious World Heritage. The millions of flying Apsaras all over the interior grottos will tell you how far the imagination of the ancient painters can go.

Then go on to explore Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Moon Spring, where you can take in an incredible view of the green oasis surrounded by an endless desert landscape. It's great fun to look at your reflection at the crystal clear crescent-shape spring and listen to the roaring sound of wind, which is echoed by the interesting mountain. Afterwards, take the night train towards Turpan from Dunhuang.
Highlights
Mogao Grottos Mogao Grottos Mingsha Mountain          
Mogao Grottos Fresco of a flying Apsara
Mogao Grottos
Mingsha Mountain          
Day 16 Turpan ( Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities

After breakfast, set out for the Gaochang Ancient Ruins. As one of the key points along the Silk Road, the ancient city of Goachang was also a sanctuary of world religious culture. You'll find that the ruins are made of mud walls including an outer wall, an inner wall and palace walls. The next visit is the Astana Graves, which served mainly as the cemetery of the descendents of Chinese settlers in Gaochang in the past.

The Tuyugou Valley, you head to later, is an ancient oasis-village in the Taklamakan desert and famous for its seedless grapes and a number of ancient Buddihist meditation caves nearby containing frescos. At the Tuyugou Valley, you can see the wonderful Flaming Mountains in the distance.

1. Avoid visiting the ruins at noon as it can get rather hot. You'd better bring water with you.
2. Photo taking is prohibited inside the Tombs.
3. You need to wear flats or sandals to fit the unrepaired country roads.
Highlights
Gaochang Ancient Ruins Astana Graves Flaming Mountains          
Gaochang Ancient Ruins Astana Graves Flaming Mountains          
Day 17 Turpan ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities

After breakfast, set out for the Grapes Valley, the delicate green paradise covered with layer upon layer of grapes. It’s most pleasant to taste the sweet Turpan grapes and enjoy local singing and dancing performance.

Visit the Emin Minaret, an elegant and circular Muslim pagoda built in 1778 in honor of a great Turpan general, Emin Khoja, and his great contribution to the unification of China.

In addition, an ancient Chinese archaeological site - Jiaohe Ancient Ruins - is waiting for your exploration as well. It was built with rammed earth and bricks 2300 years ago. Then extend to the nearby Urgur Ancient Village. The whole village is protected as a folklore museum. You'll discover the story of Jiao Ancient City and sigh for its sad ending.

Pay attention to your way of dressing. Brace skirts, mini skirts and slippers are not welcome in Emin Pagoda.
Highlights
Jiaohe Ancient Ruins Grapes Valley Emin Pagoda          
Jioahe Ancient Ruins Grapes Valley Emin Minaret          
Day 18 Turpan - Kashgar ( Breakfast, Lunch )Transfer by flight
Today's Activities

After breakfast, drive to Urumqi for the flight tranfer to Kashgar. When you arrive in Kashgar, you'll be picked up and sent to the downtown hotel.

Day 19 Kashgar ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities

In the morning, discover the magnificent Id Kah Mosque. It's the largest of its kind in Xinjiang and also the center for the Islamic activities of the entire Xinjiang region. On special days or festivals, you can find different kinds of performances of singing and dancing by professional Uygur actors in shining Uygur costumes. Next stop is the Abakh Hoja Tomb, which features ancient Islamic building design.

At Sunday Bazzar you'll be excited by the novel local products and animated form of stock-exchange that still keeps flourishing along Silk Road. Afterwards, Old Town of Kashgar will stretch itself like a scroll of panorama of Kashgar folklore before you.

1. Don't walk right by the pilgrims doing service.
2. Don't take photo in the preaching hall of Id Kah Mosque.
3. Don't bargain with the sellers at the bazzar if you don't plan to buy their products.
Highlights
Abakh Hoja Tomb Kashgar Grand Bazaar Old Town          
Abakh Hoja Tomb Sunday Bazaar Old Town          
Day 20 Kashgar - Urumqi ( Breakfast, Lunch )Transfer by flight
Today's Activities

On this day, you'll be captivated by the fantastic scenery of the Karakul Lake. After breakfast, take a 4-hour drive to there. At an altitude of 3,600 meters, Karakul Lake is the highest lake of the Pamir plateau, near the junction of the Pamir, Tian Shan and Kunlun mountain ranges. Surrounded by mountains which remain snow-covered throughout the year, the three highest peaks visible from the lake are the Muztagh Ata (7,546 meters), Kongur Tagh (7,649 meters) and Kongur Tiube (7,530 meters).

In the middle way you'll stop to visit Upar Monday Bazzar. You'll find how interesting it is to compare the delicate difference between Upar Monday Bazzar and Sunday Bazzar. Later, make a big switch with a 47-km cycling from downtown Kashgar to Tomb of Kashgali, the well-known ancient scholar who accomplished Grand Dictionary of Turkic. The Arabian style tomb, built in 1,000 years ago, is next to the Pamirs and vast area of oasis. Stop and breathe a fresh breath. Perhaps you'll come across some dedicated monks around there. After the sightseeing, drive to the Kashgar airport and fly to Urumqi.

Highlights
Karakul Lake Upar Monday Bazzar Tomb of Kashgali          
Karakul Lake Upar Monday Bazzar Tomb of Kashgali          
Day 21 Urumqi ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities After breakfast let's drive to Heavenly Lake, known as a natural miracle on the northwestern plateau of China. The Lake is nestled high in the magnificent Tianshan Mountains (Heaven Mountains); on clear days, the snow-capped peaks glistens in the sun and finely contrasts with sapphire-blue lake water and steep forested hills. By the way, the on-passage mountainous scenery is quite awesome, just enjoy it.

End the fantastic Heavenly Lake sightseeing and drive back to the downtown Urumqi. Continue with a museum exploration at Xinjiang Regional Museum, a big assembly of history, culture, religions and folklore around Xinjiang area. It opens you to a great panorama of 12 ethnic minorities living in Xinjiang, Eleven well-protected ancient corpses are the highlight.

The last course in Urumqi is at the International Grand Bazaar. It's an essential place to experience the Urumqi lifestyle, offering gorgeous Muslim architectural art, all kinds of ethnic food and souvenirs. Say goodbye to Xinjiang and take the flight to Shanghai. Hotel check-in and free time activity for the rest of the day.
1. Daily range of temperature around Heavenly Lake can reach 10-15 degree, and therefore remember to bring warm coats or sweaters to keep yourself off coldness.
2. Concerning strong ultraviolet ray around the spot, you'd better prepare adequate sun blocks. Meanwhile, drink and heat-relieving dissolvent should be with you in case of thirst and even sunstroke.
Highlights
Heavenly Lake Xinjiang Regional Museum International Grand Bazaar          
Heavenly Lake Xinjiang Regional Museum Local products
International Grand Bazaar
         
Day 22 Shanghai ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today's Activities Begin with the over- 400-year-old classic southern Chinese garden Yuyuan Garden to appreciate the elegant pavilions, villa, lotus pond and bridges, especially the Mid-Lake Pavilion. Walk steps away and you reach Yuyuan Market. It's a world of elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works. Have fun and buy yourself some lovely souvenirs.

Strolling along this 1,599-meter-long Nanjing Road is much like being immersed in seas of garment, shoes, jewelry, accessory, snack and souvenir. The pedestrian street leads you to The Bund. Here you can embrace the best cityscape, feast on the rich architectural fashions (Gothic, Baroque, Rome, Renaissance, Classic and Mixed Eastern and Western style, etc.)

Finishing the historic part of Shanghai, you will move on to the new landmark Oriental Pearl Tower. You’ll be elevated to the top of Oriental Pearl Tower. At the height of 468 m (1,535 feet) you’ll enjoy a bird's eye view of this vibrant city.

Highlights
Yuyuan Garden Yuyuan Market Oriental Pearl Tower          
Yuyuan Garden Chinese garment store
Yuyuan Market
Oriental Pearl Tower          
Day 23 Shanghai- Departure ( Breakfast )
Today's Activities After breakfast you'll be sent to the Shanghai airport and say goodbye to the joyful tour in China. Wish you a nice journey!
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 21 breakfasts, 18 lunches. Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Train, Flight Tickets: all listed in itineraries; Hotels: accommodation in all cities mentioned in itineraries;
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.
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Sunworld Hotel Beijing
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Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing
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Hotel in Chengdu
sheraton lido hotel chengdu
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Hotel in Lhasa
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Lhasa Hotel
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Shambhala Hotel Lhasa
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Turpan Hotel
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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.
Hotel 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 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.

Overview

- 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:


Beijing

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

Chengdu:

Of the eight major culinary cuisines in China, Sichuan cuisine is perhaps the most popular throughout the country and across the world with. It is recognized internationally for its zesty spices and deep flavor.

Kung Pow Chicken
Long Chaoshou

Tibet:

(1) Buttered Tea : Buttered tea is the favorite drink of Tibetan people. It is made of boiled brick tea and ghee.
(2) Zanba : The staple food of Tibetan people is Zanba, a kind of dough made with roasted highland qingke barley flour and yak butter with water.
(3) Besides, Tibetan people prefer to eat delicious dry yak and cow jerky that you can have a try.

Tibetan Buttered Tea Tibetan Sesame Lamb Chops

Silkroad ( Urumqi, Turpan and Dunhuang )

The cuisine of Silkroad reflects the region's many ethnic groups, and refers particularly to Uyghur cuisine. Signature ingredients include roast mutton, kebabs, roast fish and rice. Because of the Islamic population, the food is predominantly halal.

Roasted lamb chops Chicken on the Big Plate

Xi’an

Xi'an features distinctive cuisines of China Northwest, such as various-shapes chinese dumplings and other wheaten food. At Muslim Quarter, where 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) Rou Jia Mo, also called Chinese Hamburger, is very similar to the Western hamburger essentially, but with different cooking method.

Chinese Dumpling Dinner Local Cuisine at Friendship Restaurant

Shanghai

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

Comments

Dear Sara,

Thank you for your mails.

Today we start to Shanghai in the evening and we are exiting to see your great country, its towns, people, arts, history and hopefully many wonderful Chinese gardens and landscapes. It will be a very interesting experience to get to know the arising new world.

You had a lot of work with planning and organisation AND conversations/discussions with us during the last months. Therefore I thank you very much for your great support!!! I think your boss should be very satisfied with your work. We are thankful to you.

Now we see forward how everything will work. You get a chinese telephone nnumber from us as soon as we bought a prepaid card. Our son Tilman will be contact with us anyhow and via him you can be in contact even with us.

Kind regards

Customer:Mr. Cristof

Destinations: Xi'an - Shangri-la - Lijiang - Dali- Guilin

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Dear Libby,

we've been home and we want to thank you sincerely for your lots of useful travel tips.  Your friendly guides and drivers were all excellent.  Pitifully we couldn't take photos inside the Mogao Grottos for the sake of those amazing frescos. One more thing, the Kungfu show and Shanghai acrobatic show were both attractive.

I will have no hesitation in recommending your services to my friends and acquaintances.

Customer: Mr. Swist

Destinations: Beijing - Urumqi - Turpan - Dunghuang - Xian - Shanghai

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