The Jinshanling Great Wall
- Tour Summary
- Full Itinerary
Place & Transport: Beijing to Chengde
Today's Activities: The Jinshanling Great Wall, Our guide and driver will escort you from Beijing to Chengde, Chengde Summer Palace
Meals: Chinese Lunch
- The Jinshanling Great Wall: This section of the Great Wall has never been reparied since its construction in 1368. Jinshangling stretches about 10 kilometers long, and has 67 enemy watch towers. There are fewer tourists at Jinshanling, and the best way to explore this section is on foot.
- Chengde Summer Palace: Chengde Summer Palace covers an area od 5.6 million square meters, and is a masterpiece of Chinese ancient gardens. It was a place for emperors in the Qing Dynasty to spend their summer and escape the heat in Beijing. It also has a museum which shows the history and culture of the Qing Dynasty.
Place & Transport: Chengde to Beijing
Today's Activities: Pule Temple, Putuozongcheng Temple, Our guide and driver will escort you from Chengde to Beijing
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch
- Pule Temple: It was built in 1766, combining traditional Chinese, Tibetan and Mongolian styles. It was built for the visiting Mongolian and other minority dignataries. There is a relica of the Temple of Heaven at the rear of the temple.
- Putuozongcheng Temple: Also called "Little Potala", the Putuozongcheng Temple was built to show the emperor's respect for ethnic people and their religiou beliefs. The complex is a marvelous sight with red walls that contrast against the green mountain as the backdrop. About sixty white platforms lay out randomly along the mountain slope.
|City||Superior Class||Deluxe Class||Tourist Class|
|Chengde||Qianyang Hotel||Mountain Villa Hotel|
* Prices are in US dollars per person. Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Labor’s Day (Apr 29-May 3, 2012), China National Day Holiday (Sep 29-Oct 8, 2012), and Chinese Spring Festival (Jan 21-26, 2012).
* If only one person is traveling then the single room supplement is not required. If, for example, three people book a hotel, with two in one room and one in another room, the single room supplement must be paid.
Price Inclusions and Exclusions
- Entrance Fees:
To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
All meals as specified in the itinerary.
If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
- Private Transfers:
Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Beijing, Chengde by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
- Service Charge & Government Taxes:
The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
- Luggage Transfers:
The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.
- Personal Expenses:
Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
- Single Room Supplement.
Beijing, with literal meaning of "northern capital", is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. As a major transportation hub, it is also the center of politics, education, and culture in China.
With a 3,000-year-long history, Beijing is one of the world's most ancient cities. Covering an area of 16,808 square kilometers, it is the second largest city in China next only to Shanghai. The city is divided into 16 districts and two rural counties, with about 13 million people.
With rich tourism resources, Beijing is renowned for its famous attractions, unique and delicious food, and abundant night life with colorful entertainments. Among the well-known attractions, some representatives such as Beijing National Stadium, Bystreets, and the temple of heaven will amaze and delight you. All kinds of Beijing snacks, including Beijing Roast Duck, Noodles with soybean paste, and so on, will leave you a special impression on this city. Furthermore, the interesting nightlife activities will offer you opportunities to experience the perfect combination of Beijing's traditional unique culture and modern prosperity.
Nowadays, Beijing has become a dynamic city where the old and new intermingle. With the ancient traditional buildings and some new modern fashionable spots, it remains a magnet for visitors from around globe.
The Temple of Heaven is the largest temple and altar complex with a history of over 500 years, where the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties worshipped heaven and prayed for abundant harvests.
The Great Wall is one of the most renowned construction works in the world, considered originally as a feudal states built walls for self-defense against nomadic tribes.
The Forbidden City is one of the largest and best preserved palace complexes in the world, which had been the imperial residence of 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
Beijing National Stadium is a national stadium in China built for the 2008 Olympic Games and has become a famous attraction from then on.
2008 Beijing Olympic Village Sites is a group of constructions for the 2008 Olympic Games consisting of apartments for athletes, buildings for Olympic Committees, public facilities for residential districts, service centers and underground parking lots.
Water Cube is the National Aquatic Center in China, regarded as a construction of competition venues, training venues and auxiliary facilities for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, where all the swimming of the 2008 Olympic Games had completed.
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