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Minority Culture Exploration

Trip Duration: 15 Days

Trip Type:Private Culture Journey

Trip Date: daily

Trip Route :Beijing,Xi'an, Guiyang, Kaili, Rongjiang, Zhaoxing, Sanjiang, Longsheng,Guilin,Shanghai

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15 Days Minority Culture Exploration
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  • tour to Beijing - Xian - Guiyang - Kaili - Rongjiang - Congjiang - Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng - Guilin - Yangshuo - Guilin - Shanghai
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15 Days Minority Culture Exploration to Beijing, Xian, Guizhou, Sanjiang, Guilin & Shanghai


Trip Overview

The 15 days tour will show you the Must See for the first China visit like capital city "Beijing", ancient culture centre"Xi'an", modern city "Shanghai". What's more, you're invited to explore the colorful and interesting minority culture along with the fabled nature lanscape appreciating! To find something that you never seen or heard from other media!

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Beijing (-/-/-)

Transfer via: Flight arrive Beijing arranged by you.

Upon arrival, be met by the local tour guide then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. After check-in, the left time is at your leisure.
Welcome to Beijing, where is one of the capital, political, and cultural center of China.

Day 2 Beijing (B/L/-)

Great WallToday you will start your Beijing tour to Mutianyu Great Wall which is one of the most well preserved section of the Great Wall and the less crowded section. Taking about 1.5hours from Beijing to the Mutianyu Great Wall, you can have a short hiking on the Great Wall to take some beautiful photos and breathe the fresh air.
After lunch, you will drive to visit Sacred Way and Ming Tomb. First of all, you will have a short visit to Sacred Way which is a main road leading to all the tombs in this area. It’s all together seven km long, with a stone memorial arch, Great Red Gate, a stele pavilion, stone statues, the Dragon and Phoenix Gate. After finishing the visit, you will go ahead to the Ming Tomb. Covering a hilly area of 40 acres, the Ming Tombs are located about 31 miles from Beijing, with 13 emperors buried in a complex. The first tomb was built in 1409, and the last one in 1644.

Day 3 Beijing (B/L/-)

Today, you will have a full day city tour to explore these famous interesting places including Tian’anmen Square, "Forbidden City" and Temple of Heaven.
In this morning, you will visit the Tian’anmen Square first. Tian’anmen Square, the largest urban square in the world, where you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes and so on. Then go head to "Forbidden City" where is the Imperial Palace of the Qing Dynasty (AD1636 – AD 1912), it’s the biggest palace complex in the world.
After lunch, transfer you to have another tour to Temple of Heaven, the place where the emperors of Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvest. After finishing, drive you back to your hotel.
If you want to taste some of local Beijing cuisine in the evening, you can try Beijing Duck in one of the Chinese restaurants.

Day 4 Beijing to Xi’an (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Flight from Beijing to Xi’an on our arrangement.
After breakfast, you will go to explore the unique ancient Beijing Lanes and Alleys which called “Hutong” formed by lines of Shiheyuan. You can take a ride to these lanes to experience the local Beijing people’s life and visit the special old buildings.
In the afternoon, take flight to Xi’an. Upon arrive Xi’an, be met by the local tour guide at the airport, and then transfer to the hotel for checking-in. After check-in, you will have a visit to the Ancient City Wall which is the best preserved ancient city wall in the world. Then we go ahead to the Bell Tower which was built in 1384 during the early Ming Dynasty and it’s is a symbol of the city of Xi'an.

Day 5 Xi'an (B/L/-)

Terracotta WarriorsYou will start today’s tour to Terracotta Warriors after breakfast. Due to its historical significance and uniqueness, Terracotta Warriors become one of the top attractions in China. Terracotta Warriors lies 2 km east of The Tomb of Qin Shihuang, known as the First Emperor, who unified China 2,200 years ago. When you back to the city, you will have a short stop at a mountain village and pay a visit to the local families and residents.
After lunch, you will have another tour to Big Wild Goose Pagoda which was the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Regarded as the symbol of the old-line Xian, Big Wild Goose Pagoda is a well-preserved ancient building and a holy place for Buddhists. It has a 5m-high square base and reaches 64.5m in height, which contains a large volume of Buddhist scriptures which were obtained from India by the eminent monk of Xuanzang.

Day 6 Xi'an to Guiyang (B/L/-)

Transfer via: Flight from Xi’an to Guiyang on our arrangement.
After breakfast, on the way to the airport you will visit Hanyangling Museum as your last destination in Xi’an. After finishing, transfer you to the airport then fly to Guiyang.
Upon arrival, be met by the local guide and then transfer you the hotel for check-in. After check-in, you will have a city tour to Qianling Park which is located on the Qianling Mountain northwest of Guiyang awarded the title of “ the First Mountain in South China” and Jiaxiu Pavilion which is the symbol of Guiyang city, with a long history of more than 400 years.

Day 7 Guiyang to Kaili (B/L/-)

GuiyangYou will drive about 2.5 hours from Guiyang to Kaili where is a living quarter of the Miao ethnic minority. It is a nice place to learn about the culture and life of the Miao people, also boasts beautiful natural landscapes, karst landform and the ancient architecture. On the way from Guiyang to Kaili, you can appreciate the Rice Terraces. After arriving Kaili, you will have a visit to Kaili Folk Museum to have an overview of the ethnic groups in Guizhou.
After lunch, you will drive about 1 hour to Qingman Short-skirt Miao Village which 23 km to the southwest of Kaili City and perched on a mountainous slope. It is one of the most typical short-skirt Miao villages where the female villagers' clothing is distinct and colorful for both casual and holiday wear. Then continue to Shiqiao Miao Village which is one of the villages where villagers continue to earn their living by producing and selling hand-made papers and products. Today, ancient way of hand-made paper has been replaced by modern production and process. However, the tradition of hand-made paper is still kept in Shiqiao.

Day 8 Kaili to Rongjiang (B/L/-)

You will start today’s trip to another Long-skirt Miao Village which called Jidao Long-skirt Miao Village to experience a different custom. Located 25 km away from Kaili City, Jidao Miao Village consists of two villages: Shangzhai and Xiazhai. Shangzhai backs to the mountains, which front is patched drowsy fields and flowed by a bright clear river, murmuring over its pebbly bed. While Xiazhai features many attractions, such as the Old Geomantic Trees, time-horned granaries, the Cave of the Immortal, the Footprints of Buffalos & Horses, the Song and Dancing Square, and the ancient street. Both two villages have many traditional wooden stilt houses. Then we continue to Datang Short – skirt Miao Village where is famous for its distinctive style short skirt wore by Miao female. While you arrive at the village, you can also see a kind of unique structure which built over a pond with the multi-function of fire-proofing, rat-proofing and ant-proofing. After finish this tour, you will go ahead to Rongjiang for hotel check-in. Stay night at Rongjiang.

Day 9 Rongjiang to Zhaoxing via Congjiang (B/L/-)

After breakfast, you will go visit Gaozeng Dong Village an ancient village with a history of more than 600 years which is known as the 'Home of the Beauties'. Situated 7 km east of Congjiang and is about 8km down the road to Zhaoxing, Gaozeng Dong Village is also famous for the three Drum Towers and local folk songs. Then go to visit another Miao Village - Basha Miao Village which is famed for being Chinese last tribe of gunmen and the men's distinctive hair dress which known as the existing most ancient style in China. This primitive Miao village is hidden away in a forest and filled with stilted wooden houses by the river.
Then drive to Zhaoxing which is the hometown of Dong minority people. It’s the largest Dong minority people’s village. While you are in there, you can also see Wooden Stilt Houses standing one by one and the beautiful Drum Towers.

Day 10 Zhaoxing to Longsheng via Sanjiang (B/L/-)

Longji Rice TerracesIn the morning, it’s free for you to have a short walk to explore the village. Then we drive to Sanjiang where famous for the Chengyang Wind and Rain Bridge. Sanjiang is famous for its breathtaking natural landscapes and colorful cultural Centers. Its tourism resources have been developed in recent years. You can experience the building of the Dong nationality, March the third Festival, Fireworks and Firecrackers Festival of here.
Then continue to Longji Rice Terraces. Longji Rice Terrace is one of the most fantastic scenery in Guilin. It’s located in Longsheng County about 2hours from Guilin city. The altitudes of the terraces differ between 300 meters and 1100meters with the sloping grades between 26degrees and 35 degrees. The steepest slope is 50 degrees.

Day 11 Longsheng to Guilin (B/L/-)

In this mornig, you will experience the wonderful large-scale rice terrace field scenery at Longji Rice Terraces. Longji Rice Terraces were first built in the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) and were completed in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) by the Zhuang people and Yao people.it has been more than 650 years in history. They wind from the foot to the top of mountain, forming a picture of great momentum and imposing beauty.
In the later afternoon, transfer you back to Guilin and stay night at Guilin.

Day 12 Guilin to Yangshuo (B/L/-)

Today you will have a Li River Cruise to appreciate the wonderful scenery along the river sides. Guilin is famous for its unique amazing karst landform scenery, especial the two sides of Li River. So, take the cruise will lead you into a fantastic dreamland. After about 3.5 hours, you will land on Yangshuo. Then you can free to have a stroll on the West Street.
After finishing the stroll, you can take a bike to experience the local countryside people’s life and enjoy the wonderful scenery. In the late afternoon, will transfer you bank to Guilin.

Day 13 Guilin to Shanghai (B/L/-)

Reed Flute CaveTransfer via: Flight from Guilin to Shanghai arranged by us.
After breakfast, you will have a city tour to Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill Park and the Fubo Hill. Reed Flute Cave is the largest and most impressive cave in Guilin and regarded as the Palace of Nature’s Art. Reed Flute Cave is famous for the marvelous spectacles formed by stalagmites, stalactites, stone columns, stone curtains and stone flowers. While as the symbol of Guilin city, the elephant trunk hill lies on the conjunction of the Li River and the peach blossom river, the Elephant Trunk Hill seems like a big elephant watering at the river. In the hill, there are several tens of caves. It’s worthy of your visit. After lunch, you can go to visit the Seven Star Park which is one of Guilin’s most important sights on the east bank of Li River. It lies in the east coast of Li River scenic area and covers an area of 600 acres, 1.5 km from the city center. The park is named after the seven peaks located throughout here that are shaped like the Dipper constellation.
In the late afternoon, transfer you to the airport for catching your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, be met by the local guide and then transfer you to the hotel for check-in. the left time is at your leisure.

Day 14 Shanghai (B/L/-)

ShanghaiYou will have a full day city tour to Shanghai Museum, Yuyuan Garden, the bund and Nanjing road. Shanghai Museum is a world-renowned museum of ancient Chinese art. It covers an area of 38,000 square meters, with a scale that surpasses the old museum several folds. It has the research departments of Chinese bronze, ceramics, paintings and calligraphy, and artifacts, and a scientific laboratory for preservation of cultural relics, with researchers and associate researchers over fifty in number. After finishing, go ahead to Yuyuan Garden to experience the ancient classical garden and the Yuyuan Market.
In the afternoon, go to visit the Bund and Nanjing Road where you can explore the amazing Bund and the prosperous Nanjing road. In the evening, you can optional enjoy a fabulous Acrobatic Show.

Day 15 Shanghai Departure (B/-/-)

Transfer via: Flight departure Shanghai arranged by you.
It’s free time for you before transfer you to the airport for catching flight to your next destination.

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