Memories of China
15 D / 14 N


Beijing ->Xi'an ->Shanghai ->Suzhou ->Tongli ->Guilin ->Yangshuo ->Canton ->Hong Kong
Day 1:

 Arrival - Tian’anmen Square - Temple of Heaven - Nanluoguxiang - Old city (Hutong)
Arrive in Beijing, meet your local guide in the airport, and transfer to the city center.
Tian’anmen Square: Located at the center of Beijing City, Tian’anmen Square is one of the largest city squares in the world. It was built in 1417 and was de entrance gate to the Forbidden City.
Temple of Heaven: It is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.
Nanluoguxiang: Situated in Beijing Dongcheng district, near the Drum Tower. It’s one of the oldest hutongs and has a history of over 800 years. It is packed with bars, cafes, restaurants and shops selling souvenirs and traditional crafts.
Hutong with rickshaw: Promenade near Shichahai (also called Houhai), you can take a rickshaw during the visit. Because the narrow lanes, taxis could not enter into hutongs so rickshaw is one of the most welcome transportation method that bring you all the way to the discovery of old Beijing.
Lunch included: In Hancang Hakka Restaurant is located on the east bank of Shicha Hai Lake and has a traditional Chinese environment and culture. It serves the very popular cuisine of the Hakka minority group.

Day 2:

Forbidden City - Jingshan Park - Yonghe Lamasery Temple - Temple of Confucius-Tea house

Forbidden City: We called “Gogong” in Chinese. For almost five hundred years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Since 1925, the Forbidden City has been under the charge of the Palace Museum, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Jingshan Park: A beautiful royal landscape garden. It is well worth the climb on a clear day for spectacular views of the Forbidden City and Beijing.

Yonghe Lamasery Temple: Also called Lama Temple, which is the largest and most perfectly preserved lamasery in present day China. Built initially in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty, this building was the residence of Emperor Yongzheng when he was just a prince.
Temple of Confucius: It is the second largest Confucian Temple in China, after the one in Confucius' hometown of Qufu, Shandong. The temple was built in 1302, and officials used it to pay their respects to Confucius until 1911.

Tea House: Take a rest in a Tea House. Chinese people are believed to have enjoyed tea drinking for more than 4,000 years. For a long time, tea was used as an herbal medicine. During the Western Zhou Dynasty, tea was a religious offering. During the Spring and Autumn Period, people eat fresh tea leaves as vegetables.

Day 3:

Mutianyu Great Wall - Ming Tomb - Scared Road
Mutianyu Great Wall: The Great Wall is one of the greatest wonders of the world, was listed as a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1987, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Mutianyu section is the longest fully restored Great Wall section which is open to the visitors. There are fewer touristes and more beautiful view than Badaling.
Ming Tomb-Zhaoling (with round way cable car): The site of the Ming Dynasty Imperial Tombs was carefully chosen according to Feng Shui (geomancy) principles. We’ll visit one of Ming Tombs-Zhaoling. Zhaoling Tomb takes up an area of 35000 square meters. It is the tomb where the twelfth emperor of the Ming Dynasty Zhu Zaihou and his three empresses were buried.
Scared Road: It’s part of the Ming Tombs complex. Alongside the Sacred Road are 18 pairs of marble figures lined up opposite each other, almost as if watching those passing by. 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.
Diner included: Beijing Roast Duck is a famous duck dish from Beijing that has been prepared since the imperial era, and is now considered one of China's national foods.

Day 4:

Olympic Village - Summer Palace - Diabolo Museum - Antiques Street Liulichang
Olympic Village: Stop at Water-Cube and the Bird’s Nest to take some photos, entrance fee not included.
Summer Palace: It’s called Yiheyuan in Chinese, means Garden of Nurtured Harmony. The largest and most well-preserved royal park in China. You could climb to the Tower of Buddhist Incense for a panoramic view of the area.
Diabolo Museum: A diabolo, also called Chinese Yoyo, formerly also known as "the devil on two sticks", is a juggling folk toy made of bamboo and wood. Beijing Diabolo Museum is the only one of its kind introducing diabolo culture in China. It has 3 exhibition rooms displaying the diabolo’s history, craftwork and technique.
Antiques Street Liulichang: It is a famous district in down-town Beijing that is known for a series of traditional Chinese stone dwellings housing selling various craftwork, artistry, and antiques. It is one of Beijing's traditional old quarters.
Night Show: Beijing Opera or Kung Fu Show.
Transfer to the airport or the railway station for the next destination.

Day 5:

 Small Wild Goose Pagoda-Great Mosque-Lessons of Chinese calligraphy-Baxian Temple
Small Wild Goose Pagoda: The Small Wild Goose Pagoda was built in the year 707 A.D during the Tang Dynasty (618-907). As it is newer and smaller than the Big Wild Goose Pagoda the name was given to distinguish the two. Unlike the grand Big Wild Goose Pagoda, it is dainty and exquisite in its appearance. It is an important cultural relic and one of the remaining symbols of ancient Chang'an (the name of Xian in the Tang Dynasty).
Great Mosque: It’s one of the oldest, largest and best-preserved Islamic mosques in China. Promenade in Muslim Street, all the shops and restaurants in the street are operated by Muslims. This colorful street is packed with shops selling a large variety of interesting local delicacies, snacks and souvenirs.
Lessons of Chinese calligraphy: Learn how to write Chinese characters.
Baxian Temple: (Temple of the Eight Immortals), as its name indicates, is mainly dedicated to the legendary Eight Immortals. It is the biggest Taoist temple in Xian and is a famous Taoist architecture in northwest China.
Lunch: Chinese Hot Pot
Transfer to the airport or the railway station for the next destination.

Day 6:

Terracotta Warriors and Horses - Chinese herbal medicine market
Arrive in Xi’an in the morning. Meet your guide and breakfast in the hotel.
Terracotta Warriors and Horses: created about 2200 years ago, were found in 1974 on the east side of the tomb of the First Emperor Qin Shihuang. It was discovered in the spring of 1974 in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an by a group of farmers who were digging water well.
Chinese herbal medicine market: It is a traditional market where peasants and wholesalers sell bags and bags and boxes and boxes of interesting herbs, medicines and medicinal foods. They are expensive and hard to find in the West.
Night tour: You could take the public bus to go around the big Wild Goose Pagoda for enjoy the beautiful moonlight and music fountain.

Day 7:

Bund - Shanghai Word Financial Center – Old City - Jardin du Mandarin Yu - Nanjing East Road

Bund: Located along the Huangpu River, the Bund shows off Shanghai’s outstanding foreign buildings, most of which were erected before 1937. To the Europeans, the Bund was Shanghai’s answer to Wall Street. In the 1930s, the string of buildings hosted the city's financial and commercial centers, and the world's greatest banks and trading empires established a base here.

Shanghai Word Financial Center: Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC) was completed in August 28, 2008, it is the tallest skyscraper in China surpassing its neighbor Jinmao Tower.

Yuyuan Garden: Located in the center of the Old City next to the Chenghuangmiao area in Shanghai. It is considered one of the most lavish and finest Chinese gardens in the region.

Nanjing East Road: It is the main shopping street of Shanghai, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.

Day 8:

 Tongli - Retreat & Reflection Garden – Promenade by boat- Silk Factory - Master of Nets Garden

Tongli: In the morning, drive to Tongli. It is known for a system of canals, it has been given the nickname "Venice of the East".

Retreat & Reflection Garden: Called Tuisiyuan in Chinese. It was recognized with other classical Suzhou gardens as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

You could promenade in old village Tongli and take a boat.
Silk Factory: Visit one of the local silk factory. China is known for its silk and Suzhou is most famous place for silk producing. What is so amazing about the silk-making process is that the silkworm creates its cocoon out of a single silk thread that is continuous for approximately 3,600 feet.

Master of Nets Garden: Drive continue to Suzhou. Visit the Master of Nets Garden (wangshi yuan in Chinese). It is the smallest of the Suzhou residential gardens, yet it is the most impressive because of its use of space which creates the illusion of an area that is much greater than its actual size.

Day 9:

Shanghai Museum - Jade Bouddha Temple - Tushanwan Museum - Nanjing Est Road
Shanghai Museum: It is a museum of ancient Chinese art, situated on the People's Square.
Jade Bouddha Temple (Yufo Si in Chinese): These were a sitting Buddha (1.95 metres tall, 3 tonnes), and a smaller reclining Buddha representing Buddha's death. The temple now also contains a much larger reclining Buddha made of marble, donated from Singapore, and visitors may mistake this larger sculpture for the original, smaller piece.
Tushanwan Museum: This museum is used chiefly for displaying and showing both Chinese and foreign exquisite works of art, making artistic exchanges and carrying out academic researches. Modern, vogue and creative pursuit features the very museum by and large.
Nanjing Est Road: It is the main shopping street of Shanghai, and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.
Lunch included: Dim sum is a Cantonese term for snack. However, dimsum more typically refers to a style of Chinese food prepared as small bite-sized or individual portions of food, traditionally served in small steamer baskets or on small plates.

Day 10:

Lessons of Chinese Painting - Fubo Hill

Free day in the morning.

Lessons of Chinese Painting.

Fubo Hill Fubo Hill (Wave-Subduing Hill), is 120 meters long, 60 meters wide and 213 meters high. It stands solitarily in the northeast of the city and on west bank of Li River with half of the hill stretching into the river. Waves run back wherever they meet the blocks, hence the name "wave-subduing Hill". A tale has it that Ma Yuan who was called General Fubo from the Han Dynasty had once passed by Guilin on a southern expedition. He poured all the pearls he carried into the river, so the hill was named after him in his memory.

Transfer to the airport, flight to Shanghai.

Arrival in Shanghai, meet your local guide and transfer to hotel.

Day 11:

Reed Flute Cave - Bicycle Tour

Reed Flute Cave : the cave got its name from the verdant reeds growing outside it, with which people make flutes. Inside this water-eroded cave is a spectacular world of various stalactites, stone pillars and rock formations created by carbonate deposition.

Bicycle Tour:You’ll ride a bike around Yangshuo.

Day 12:

Drive to Longsheng - Rice Terrac- Ethnic Village

Drive to Longsheng.

Rice Terrace: Located in Longsheng County, the Longji Rice Terraces are about 100 km (2 hours drive) from Guilin. The most popular are Ping An Rice Terrace and Jinkeng Rice Terrace. History of Longji Rice Terrace can be dating back to Yuan Dynasty, but most of the Rice Terrace were built during the Ming Dynasty, about 500 years ago.

Ethnic Village:Promenade in the villages for meet the ethnics.Drive back to Guilin.

Day 13:

Transfer to the airport - Arrive l- Chen Ancestral Hall - Liwan Museum – Beijing Road - Shamian Island - Qingping Market

Transfer to the airport. Flight to Guangzhou. Arrive at Guangdong airport, meet your local guide.

Chen Ancestral Hall : The Chen Clan Academy, locally named the Chen Ancestral Hall, was located outside the west gate of Guangzhou City and built during the 14th to 20th years of Guangxu Reign of the Qing Dynasty(1888 - 1894). Contributed by the Chen families in 72 counties of Guangdong Province, the academy served as the hall for ancestor worship as well as a temporary residence for the Chen descendants when they came to the provincial capital for official discussion, imperial examination or litigation.

Liwan Museum:Located at the Long Jin West Road in Li Wan District,west to the Ban Xi Restaurant.It is a villa with cross over style of westem building and Chinese gardens.As the first district level museum of Guangdong province,there is a 1300 square meters courtyard consisting of several unusual wonderful landscapes like Feng Yun Ji Hui(Wind and cloud meets)stone mountain ,Banyan at stone,and all kinds of precious historical relic exhibition reflecting the old Canton lives and customs.

Beijing Road: It’s the oldest and biggest shopping district in Guangzhou - the area is packed with shops selling a large variety of stuff: apparel, jewellery, souvenirs, toys, leather goods, shoes, bags, snacks, drinks, you name it. Be prepared to jostle for space with large numbers of people and countless garish neon signs, which some may consider an attraction unto itself.

Shamian Island : Shamian Island is renowned for its unique European architecture, exotic atmosphere, and spectacular river view. This place offers restaurants of different countries, fashionable pubs, 5 star hotels and Chinese teahouses.

Qingping Market : Qingping Market came into existence in 1979. It has over 2000 stall along 1-km-long Qingping Lu and Ti Yun Lu in the north of Shamian Island. It is the largest street market in Guangzhou. Over 60, 000 people shop there every day

Day 14:

Victoria Harbour - Victoria Harbour – Victoria peak –Aberdeen Village - Repulse Bay

Transfer to the port. Go to Hongkong by ship. Arrive and meet your local guide.

Victoria Harbour : Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbour situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula in Hong Kong. The harbour's deep, sheltered waters and strategic location on the South China Sea were instrumental in Hong Kong's establishment as a British colony and its subsequent development as a trading centre.

Victoria Peak:Victoria Peak is a mountain  in Hong Kong. It is also documented as The Peak locally, and Mount Austin. The mountain is located in the western half of the Hong Kong Island. With an altitude of 552 m (1,810 ft), it is the highest mountain on the island, although far from the highest Tai Mo Shan in the territory. It is also known to have the highest land value in the world, with many of the Super-Rich residing here. Because of its view, history and spectacular location Victoria Peak is strongly attached with an air of prestige.The actual summit of Victoria Peak is occupied by a radio telecommunications facility and is closed to the public. However the surrounding area comprises a mixture .

Aberdeen: Aberdeen is an area on the south shore of Hong Kong Island in Hong Kong. It is part of the Southern District. Aberdeen Harbour is a harbour between Aberdeen and Ap Lei Chau. The name 'Aberdeen' usually covers the areas of Aberdeen, Wong Chuk Hang and Ap Lei Chau, but it is more often used to refer to the town only.

Repulse Bay : Repulse Bay’s beach has become one of Hong Kong’s most popular beaches because it is close to the city on Hong Kong Island and because it is relatively clean, cozy, has good public facilities like bathrooms and showers and is south facing. People on the beach can face the water and the sun, and the sun reflects off the glittering water and waves.

Day 15:

Transfer to the airport

Transfer to the airport. End of our services.