Apr 5. Beijing
Arrive in Beijing Capital International Airport, the 2nd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic.

Forbidden City (the Imperial Palace)
Apr 6. Beijing
Beijing, the capital city, is also the second largest city in China with population of 17.4 million. Your full day tour begins at the Tiananmen Square. It is one of the largest public squares in the world, and contains the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of History and Revolution, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall (with Mao’s embalmed body). Next, you will tour the Forbidden City (The Imperial Palaces), which is the imperial palace for Ming and Qing emperors for 500 years. The Third Ming Emperor YongLe moved the capital of China to Beijing in early 1400. UNESCO cited “The Imperial Palaces provide outstanding examples of the greatest palatial architectural ensembles in China”.Summer Palace is described by UNESCO as “a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design”.

Great Wall of China(Chang Cheng)
Apr 7. Beijing
The Great Wall of China is another world heritage site, also considered to be one of the new seven wonders of the world. It is the dream destination for millions of Chinese and people around the world to fulfill the famous Chinese saying “One cannot be a successful person without a visit to the Great Wall”. A stone monument can be found on site with the late Chairman Mao’s inscription of the same phrase in Chinese. You will then have a Seminar on Chinese Jade Culture at a local Jade Museum. Admire the beautiful Bird’s Nest National Stadium and the Water Cube up close before you spend the rest of the day at Beijing Zoo;

Apr 8 Travel to Xi’an
Apr 9. Xi’an
Xi’an, the former capital of many Chinese dynasties, has a rich history dating back thousands of years. Even in the prehistoric era, it is believed that the Lantian man lived here 500,000 years ago. The first emperor, Qin Shi Huang, unified China in 201 BC and made significant influence in Chinese history. When he died, an entire Terra Cotta Army was buried with the emperor in the mausoleum. It was well documented by Chinese historian about this mausoleum, but it wasn’t until 1974 that this site was uncovered serendipitously by a team of farmers. This became one of the greatest archeological discoveries in history. You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It’s known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After a stop at the Bell Tower.

Terra Cotta Warriors (Bing Ma Yong)

APR 10 Travel to Guilin created by carbonate deposition, use your imagination as you pass by the different formations to decide what they resemble.

Apr 11 Li River Cruise.
The highlight of today is a 4-hour leisure cruise down Lijiang River, passing through valleys, bamboo groves and rice fields. As the boat travels the river, watch spectacular landscapes, waterfalls and elegant hills among thousands of grotesque peaks. You should be able to spot the mountain scenery that’s printed on the 20 Yuan RMB note. Lunch will be served on board the river cruise boat. Upon arrival in Yangshuo, you can enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure.
Apr 12. Travel to Hong Kong
Apr 13-15 Sightseeing in Hong Kong
We start with a ride up to Victoria Peak for a panoramic view of Hong Kong island, Kowloon and the surrounding islands. We pass by the picturesque Repulse Bay then proceed next to the famous fishing village of Aberdeen to see the ‘floating community’ – still very much a part of Hong Kong’s society. Here, an opportunity to join a “Sampan” is available, allowing a “close up ” view of water-born life.

Next we visit an impressive Buddhist Monastery (Chuk Lam Shim Yuen), housing the three largest “Precious Buddha” statues in Hong Kong. The complex includes many features of traditional Chinese architecture and surrounded by a beautiful plantation of bamboo trees. You will also visit the new Lohan Temple, took 12 years to build and cost eighty million dollars. The Temple houses the five hundred disciples of Buddha. Next travel up to the highest mountain in Hong Kong, Tai Mo Shan (Big Hat Mountain) to a country park, stop at the Route Twist Look Out Point. You will have a panoramic view of Lam Chuen Valley, Shek Kong Military Airport and Camps, and the neighbouring cities across the border in China.
Our next stop is to visit the Tin Hau Temple (Goddess of the Sea). The temple was built in 1736 near Tai Po in Lam Tsuen, local people – especially fishing folks come to the temple to ask for guidance by shaking the prediction box.
Next to the Tin Hau Temple, is the magnificent Wishing Tree where people write wishes on colorful papers and throw them into the air. If the paper catches on the tree, it means the wishes will be granted. It is popular place for thousands of worshippers to make wishes over Chinese New Year.

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