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Tours

City excursions in Beijing and theme tours outside Beijing will be offered during, before and after the Congress. For detailed arrangements, prices and instructions about the tour, please refer to the information below.

How to book the tour:

Please visit the Tour Registration system http://meeting.yizhifubj.com.cn/web/main.action?meetingId=409 to make the reservation and complete your payment online (all charges will be made in RMB) . Since onsite registration is unaccepted, we kindly advise you to book your tour before the following deadlines. For the detailed procedure, please refer to  WCP Tour Registration Procedure

Note:
1.The registration deadline of Theme Tours outside Beijing will be June 30, 2018, and for the City Excursion, it will be July 31, 2018.
2.Either the Theme Tours outside Beijing or City Excursions might be cancelled or price fluctuations might be caused if less than 30 people register for the line. Tour itineraries are tentative and subject to objective changes.
3. Please contact us (oec238c@pku.edu.cn) if you have a baby under 2 years old to carry before you make the tour reservation.


Cancelation and Refund Policy

The Tour Organization Team of the Congress must be notified of the cancellation of a tour. Only cancellations in writing (oec238c@pku.edu.cn) are accepted. A handling fee will apply according to the following policies.
 
Cancellation made within Refund Policy
45 days or more prior to tour departure date 95% of tour cost paid will be refunded
30 to 44 days prior to tour departure date 80% of tour cost paid will be refunded
30 days before prior to tour departure day No refund


Tentative Itinerary

City Excursions
 
Line 1. Juyongguan Great Wall - Sacred Way– Chang Ling Tomb - Bird's Nest (National Stadium) & Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)
Time: Aug 14, 2018
Morning: Visiting Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Way and Chang Ling Tomb
Afternoon: After lunch visiting the facade of ‘Bird's Nest’ (National Stadium) and the facade of ‘Water Cube’ (National Aquatics Center)
Note: The cost covers tickets, lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 2. Tiananmen Square - National Museum of China - Forbidden City – Wangfujing Street
Time: Aug 15, 2018
Morning: Visiting Tiananmen Square and National Museum of China
Afternoon: After lunch visiting Forbidden City. And then going to Wangfujing Street
Note: The cost covers tickets, lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 3. Mutianyu Great Wall–Cloisonné Factory–798 Art Zone
Time: Aug 16, 2018
Morning: Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall
Afternoon: After lunch, visiting Cloisonné Factory and 798 Art Zone (free time)
Note: The cost covers tickets (including the shuttle bus in Mutianyu Great Wall scenic area), lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 4. Summer Palace – Temple of Heaven – Hongqiao Pearl Market
Time: Aug 17, 2018
Morning: Visiting Summer Palace
Afternoon: After lunch, visiting the Temple of Heaven and Hongqiao Peral Market.
Note: The cost covers tickets, lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 5. Baiyun Temple (Taoism) – Lama Temple (Buddhism) – Beijing Confucius Temple (Confucianism) – Silk Market
Time: Aug 18, 2018
Morning: Visiting the Taoism spot Baiyun Temple
Afternoon: After lunch, visiting Lama Temple, Beijing Confucius Temple and Silk Market.
Note: The cost covers tickets, lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 6. (Route same with Line 3) Mutianyu Great Wall–Cloisonné Factory–798 Art Zone
Time: Aug 19, 2018
Morning: Visiting Mutianyu Great Wall
Afternoon: After lunch, visiting Cloisonné Factory and 798 Art Zone (free time)
Note: The cost covers tickets (including the shuttle bus in Mutianyu Great Wall scenic area), lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Line 7. Juyongguan Great Wall - Sacred Way– Chang Ling Tomb - Bird's Nest (National Stadium) & Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)(facade)
Time: Aug 20, 2018
Morning: Visiting Juyongguan Great Wall, Sacred Way and Chang Ling Tomb
Afternoon: After lunch visiting ‘Bird's Nest’ (National Stadium) and the facade of ‘Water Cube’ (National Aquatics Center)
Note: The cost covers tickets, lunch, guide, transportation and complimentary bottled water.

Theme Tours outside Beijing
Line 1. Qing Dynasty Buddhism Fusion Sites Exploration (Beijing - Chengde - Mulan Paddock - Mongolia Grassland –Beijing)
Date Itinerary
7 Aug Morning Visiting Jinshanling the Great Wall on the way to Chengde
Afternoon After lunch, taking bus to Chengde and visiting Puning Temple (普宁寺) and Puyou Temple (普佑寺)
Evening Free time after dinner
8 Aug Morning Visiting Panchen Lama’s Palace (班禅行宫)
Afternoon Visiting the Imperial Mountain Summer Resort (避暑山庄)
Evening Free time after dinner
9 Aug Daytime After breakfast, taking bus to Mulan Paddock (木兰围场) , visiting Moon Lake (月亮湖) , Baihua Slope (百花坡), Seven-star Lake (七星湖),Birch Forest (白桦林),Heilong Pond (黑龙潭) and etc.
Evening Free time after dinner
10 Aug Daytime After breakfast, visiting Wulan Butong Battlefield (grassland) in Inner Mongolia (内蒙古乌兰布统古战场)
Evening Free time after dinner
After breakfast, taking bus to Beijing (having lunch on the way and arriving at Beijing around 17:00)
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation for the whole trip
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • • Tips to the guides and bus driver
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • • Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the train, no bed

Line 2. Ancient Capitals Experience Tour (Beijing – Luoyang - Xi’an - Beijing)
Date Itinerary
7 Aug Morning Taking high-speed train to Zhengzhou and visiting He’nan Museum
Afternoon After lunch, taking bus to Song Mount, then visiting Shaolin Temple
8 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting White Horse Temple (白马寺) and the Museum of Yin Ruins (殷墟博物馆)
Afternoon After lunch, visiting Longmen Grottoes(龙门石窟)
Evening After lunch, departing for Xi’an
9 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Huaqing Hot Spring and Lishan National Forest Park (华清池骊山国家森林公园)
Afternoon After lunch, visiting Qin Terracotta Army
Evening Free time after dinner
10 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Shanxi History Museum
Afternoon After lunch, visiting Da Cien Temple (大慈恩寺); Self-guided tour at Gulou Square and Muslim street
11 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Ancient City Wall and Grand Mosque
Afternoon After lunch, departing for Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel and railway station
  • • High-speed train ticket from Beijing to Zhengzhou, from Luoyang to Xi’an and Xi’an to Beijing
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • •Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the train, no bed

Line 3. Buddhist Holy Lands Experience (Beijing – Mount Wutai – Yungang Grottoes –Hanging Temple–Beijing
Date Itinerary
7 Aug Morning Departing Beijing for Taiyuan (high-speed train )
Afternoon Visiting the Ancient City of Pingyao (平遥古城)
Evening After dinner, check in at local inn
8 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting The Qiao's Famaily Compound (乔家大院)
Afternoon After lunch, taking bus to the Bodhisattva Top (菩萨顶) of Mount Wutai
Evening Check in at hotel
9 Aug Daytime Visiting temples on the Mount Wutai, pay tribute to the Buddha Sakyamuni Buddha relic tower(五台山大白塔); Taking bus to Datong, visiting the Hanging Temple (悬空寺) on the way
Evening After dinner, check in at hotel
10 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting Yungang Grottoes (云冈石窟) Taking bus back to Taiyuan (4 hr)
11 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Jinci Temple (晋祠) and Shanxi Agricultural Exposition Park (山西晋农名优农业博览园)
Afternoon Departing for Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel and railway station
  • • High-speed train ticket from Beijing to Taiyuan and Taiyuan to Beijing
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • •Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the train, no bed

Line 4. Metropolises Tour (Beijing – Hangzhou – Shanghai –Beijing)
Date Itinerary
21 Aug Morning Departing Beijing for Hangzhou
Afternoon After lunch, visiting West Lake and Leifeng Pagoda by cruise
Evening Free time after dinner
22 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Lingying Temple(灵隐寺) and Jingci Temple (净慈寺)
Afternoon After lunch, visiting Faxi Temple(法喜寺)and Fajing Temple(法净寺)
Evening Free time after dinner
23 Aug Morning After breakfast, departing Hangzhou for Wu Town
Afternoon Visiting west gate (西栅) and east gate (东栅) scenic area of Wu Town
Evening Free time after dinner
24 Aug Morning After breakfast, departing Wu Town for Shanghai
Afternoon Visiting Yu Garden (豫园), Nanjing Road and the Bund(外滩)
Evening Night tour on Huangpu River
25 Aug Morning Visiting Pudon New Zone(浦东新区)and Shanghai World Financial Center
Afternoon Departing for Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel and railway station
  • • High-speed train ticket from Beijing to Hangzhou and Shanghai to Beijing
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • •Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the train, no bed

Line 5. Scenic China (Beijing – Guilin – Yangshuo –Beijing)
Date Itinerary
21 Aug Morning Departing Beijing for Guilin and checking in at the hotel
Afternoon Visiting Elephant Trunk Hill(象鼻山)
Evening Free time after dinne
22 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Li River by cruise
Afternoon Visiting Silver rock scenic spot(银子岩)
Evening Free time after dinner,Recommendation: visiting Yangshuo West Street  
23 Aug Morning Visiting Jingjiang Royal Residence (靖江王府) and Solitary Beauty Peak (独秀峰)
Afternoon Visiting Shi Wai Tao Yuan (世外桃源)
Evening Free time after dinner
24 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting Longji terraces(龙脊梯田) Taking bus back to Guilin
25 Aug Morning Departing Guilin for Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel and airport
  • • Flight ticket from Beijing to Guilin and Guilin to Beijing
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • • Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the flight, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the flight, no bed

Line 6. Silk Road Adventure (Beijing – Dunhuang –Beijing)
Date Itinerary
21 Aug Morning Taking flight to Dunhuang
Afternoon Visiting Crescent Lake(月牙泉)and Mingsha Sand Dunes(鸣沙山)
22 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting Jade Gate Pass(玉门关)and Yardang Landform scenic area(雅丹地貌魔鬼城)
23 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Mogao Grottoes(莫高窟)
Afternoon Taking bus to Jiayu Pass (嘉峪关)
24 Aug Morning After breakfast, visiting Jiayu Pass and Great Wall of Ming Dynasty
Afternoon Departing for Lanzhou(taking high-speed train)
25 Aug Morning After breakfast, taking flight back to Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel, airport and railway station
  • • Flight ticket from Beijing to Dunhuang and Lanzhou to Beijing
  • • Train ticket from Jiayuguan to Lanzhou and from Lanzhou to Zhongchuan Airport
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • • Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the flight and train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the flight and train, no bed

Line 7. Confucius’ Hometown (Beijing – Qufu – Mount Tai – Jinan –Beijing)
Date Itinerary
21 Aug Morning Departing Beijing for Qufu
Afternoon After lunch, visiting Mount Ni (尼山), Master Cave (夫子洞), Nishan Academy (尼山书院), The residence and temple of Mencius (孟府孟庙) Check in at hotel in Qufu
Evening Free time after dinner
22 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting the Temple of Confucius, Kong Mansion and Kong Forest (孔庙、孔府、孔林)
23 Aug Whole day After breakfast, taking bus to Taian Visiting Mount Tai, taking shuttle bus to the Half Way Gate to Heaven (中天门), taking cable car to South Gate (南天门) Taking bus back to Ji‘nan
24 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting Baotu Spring (趵突泉), Da Ming Lake (大明湖) and Qianfo Mount (千佛山)
25 Aug Whole day After breakfast, visiting Shandong Museum and Qushuiting Street (曲水亭街); Departing for Beijing
Prices include the following:
  • • Transportation between Hotel and railway station
  • • High-speed train ticket from Beijing to Qufu and Jinan to Beijing
  • • Lodging accommodation, meals, entrance tickets, bus and guide tour during the whole trip
  • • Tips to the guides and bus drivers
  • • Travel agency liability insurance and accidental injury insurance
  • •Children price include:
7 to 12 years: seat on the train, single bed in double room
3 to 6 years: seat on the train, no bed


Introduction of Tour Lines

About Beijing
 
As a cradle of civilization, Beijing has a history of over 700,000 years. As a city, Beijing’s origins can be traced back to over 3,000 years ago. According to the historical records, the year of 1045 BC is considered the year the city Beijing appeared. As a capital city, Beijing’s history dates from over 1,000 years. In 938, the city became one of the five capitals of the Kingdom Liao. Since then, the historical position of the city has changed tremendously. It grew gradually from a city of strategic military importance into the political center of the nation. The city had been the capital city of five dynasties, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties. In 1949, the establishment of People’s Republic of China opened a new chapter for Beijing. Through the years of development, the present Beijing has become a modern and international metropolis of historic significance. It is the nation’s political, economic, cultural, trade, scientific and communications center.

Beijing is situated at 40 degrees north latitude and 116 degrees east longitude, taking up a total area of 16,410 square kms. It is surrounded by mountains to the east, west and north. The mountain area covers 62 percent of the total area and the rest, flat land. The average elevation of Beijing is 43.71 meters. Located at the North Temperate Zone, Beijing enjoys a typical moderate continental climate with four distinctive seasons.


Beijing has infinite variety of people, brilliant history and culture and is home to a number of world-renowned historic sites. The Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven are all on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Optional Lines

1.Tiananmen Square - National Museum of China - Forbidden City - Wangfujing Street


 
Tiananmen Square,which is the heart of Beijing and the largest public square in the world, attracts millions of people from all over the world every year. Now, Tiananmen Square is a place for celebrations on important festive occasions, such as the International Labor Day on May 1st, and National Day on October 1st. As one of the most well-known Beijing icons, it will definitely arouse your passion for the city. Adjacent to Tiananmen Square, you will find National Museum of China,one of the largest museums in the world, whose mission is to educate about the arts and history of China. The highlight of the day, undoubtedly, should be the Forbidden City , which has been home to 24 emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties; with about 800 buildings and more than 8,700 rooms, the Forbidden City is the best preserved and most complete ancient imperial complex remaining in the world.Wangfujing Street, is located in Dongcheng District. As one of the most famous shopping streets of Beijing, the majority of the main area is pedestrianized. The street is comprised of upscale and flea-market shops, and is recognized as the popular shopping place for both tourists and residents of the capital.
2.Juyongguan Great Wall - Sacred Way– Chang Ling Tomb - Bird's Nest (National Stadium) & Water Cube (National Aquatics Center)


 
Explore the majesty of Great Wall at Juyong Pass ,one of the three greatest mountain passes of the Great Wall. Juyongguan Great Wall is located at 50 kilometers northwest of downtown Beijing. The mountains flanking the valley have many graceful peaks. The slopes on both sides of their narrow passes are covered with dense trees and plants. Therefore, it used to be one of the famous “Eight Views of Yanjing”. Then visit the Chang Ling Tomb , an impressive royal tomb of the Yongle Emperor from the Ming Dynasty, after walking along the Sacred Way, which is 7 meters long from the Memorial Stone Archway to the gate of Chang Ling. Drive back to Beijing city, en route you will stop by the exterior Bird’s Nest(National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics Center), the amazing architectures built for Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. They will also be the one of the host venues in 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics.
3.Summer Palace – Temple of Heaven - Hongqiao Pearl Market










 
Summer Palace,a former royal garden with more than 200 years of history, temples, lakes and walkways, is the best-preserved imperial garden in the world and the largest of its kind in existence in China today. Roaming along the long corridor there, you will definitely be amazed by the tranquil beauty of the picturesque garden. In contrast, what Temple of Heaven exhibits is a solemn and magnificent atmosphere. Temple of Heaven is recognized as a wonderful example of Ming architecture in a walled 267-hectare park; Emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties visited there to offer sacrifices and pray for an abundant harvest. Based upon its original use as a place to worship both heaven and earth, the temple’s architecture has two themes: heaven and earth. Not only can you appreciate architecture wonders there, but also you can experience the “secrets of sounds” by exploring the “Echo Wall” and “Triple Sound Stone”. Opposite to Temple of Heaven is Hongqiao Pearl Market, Beijing's largest and most popular market for pearl jewelry (notably freshwater pearls), clothing and luggage. Even the former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher has been here three times for shopping. Enjoying the fun of haggle!
4.Baiyun Temple (Taoism) – Lama Temple (Buddhism) – Beijing Confucius Temple - Silk Market (Confucianism)









 
The religious tour begins with Baiyun Temple (Taoism), where Emperor Xuanzng from Tang dynasty worshipped Laozi, a philosopher in the Spring and Autumn Period and the founder of Taoism. It will be a nice choice if you take interest in ancient Chinese stone inscriptions. Then visit the Lama Temple (Buddhism) that was built in the 33 Qing Kangxi year (1694) and is now the largest and best-preserved Lamasery in Beijing; there you will see the 26-meter tall Maitreya Buddha whose main body was made of one complete sandalwood. The next stop will be at Beijing Confucius Temple (Confucianism), the venue where memorial ceremonies were held for Confucius during the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties.At the end of the day, you can enjoy bargaining in the Silk Market (aka Silk Street). Reopened in 2005, the current Silk Market establishment has diversified the business scope. In addition to a wide variety of fashion apparels, accessories and silk fabrics, the new Silk Market has also introduced traditional Chinese handicrafts, antiques, calligraphy, electronic gadgets and fine jewelry.
5.Mutianyu Great Wall – Cloisonné Factory – 798 Art Zone


 
Mutianyu Great Wall is characterized by grand military towers along the wall and is lined with green trees and flowers. The elevation at Mutianyu Pass is only 484 meters in height, but the highest point on the top of the mountain is over 1000 meters above the sea level. Strategically built in mountains in Ming Dynasty, the Pass was of military and strategic importance in ancient times. After the tour on the Wall, visit the Cloisonné factory to appreciate Ming Dynasty cloisonné artwork. Cloisonné, one of the most famous arts and crafts in Beijing, is a kind of traditional handicraft of enamelware created more than 500 years ago during the Ming Dynasty. It is so beautiful for its elegant molding, brilliant and dazzling color, and splendid and graceful design. Later, you can enjoy a free visit to 798 Art Zone that comprises a complex of 50-year-old decommissioned military factory buildings boasting a unique architectural style.
Theme Tours outside Beijing
China, as one of the four major countries of ancient civilizations in the world, is noted for its five thousand years of profound and splendid culture, with rich natural, historical, magnificent and diversified cultural landscapes. If you take the chance to explore some of the nation’s highlights outside Beijing, you will never regret for the wise decision. Tour proposals are as follows:
1. Ancient Capitals Experience Tour (Beijing – Luoyang – Xi’an –Beijing)
 
With a long civilized history dating back to over 5,000 years ago, Luoyang,a time-honored city situated on the central plain of China, is renowned as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization and one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. The most classic sites there are Longmen Grottoes and White Horse Temple: Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples, theLongmen Grottoes have been inscribed upon the UNESCO World Heritage List as “an outstanding manifestation of human artistic creativity,” for its perfection of an art form, and for its encapsulation of the cultural sophistication of Tang China. The White Horse Temple,
as the first Buddhist temple in China, is considered the founding father of Chinese Buddhism.
 
Xi’an, a treasure house of time-honored relics and sites, is one of the highly popular tourist destinations in China for tourists from all over the world. You can breathe the historical air from all must-see spots there. Qin Terracotta Army, "the 8th wonder of the world", is the most outstanding landmark of Xi’an. Shaanxi History Museum, a huge state museum with modern facilities in China, tells visitors about the origins and development of ancient Chinese history. Ancient City Wall, one of the oldest and best-preserved Chinese city walls, is another landmark implying Xi’an’s historic role in China. No matter which type of attractions you are interested,
you can spend a leisure time by losing yourself in this charming city.



2.Metropolises Tour (Beijing – Hangzhou – Shanghai –Beijing)
 
Hangzhou, an ancient city with a history of 2200 years, is one of the seven ancient capitals in China. There is an old saying in China that “up above there is heaven, down below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”, from which we can tell its enduring beauty since ancient times. Hangzhou has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in partto its beautiful natural scenery. The city's West Lake is its best-known attraction. The special local-made products include silk, color-glazed porcelain, Longjing tea, and white chrysanthemum.
 
Shanghai,as one of the four directly controlled municipalities under the Chinese central government,is one of the world largest seaports and China’s major industrial and commercial center. With the deepening reform, the city, formerly crowned as the financial, economic and trade hub of the Far East, is playing a leading role in boosting economic development of China. Meanwhile, the city has attracted more and more tourists from home and abroad for its unique charm. The city’s highlights include Lujiazui skyline, and museums and historic buildings, such as those along The Bund, as well as the City God Temple and the Yu Garden.



3.Scenic China (Beijing – Guilin – Yangshuo –Beijing)
 
Situated in South China,Guilin is like a glittering pearl on a green carpet; the scenery there enjoys the praise that “Guilin landscape tops those elsewhere”. As a world-renowned scenic city, Guilin fascinates people by its incomparable karst landscape, exquisite mountains, limpid rivers, wired caves and beautiful rocks. You may appreciate the fine views of poetic and picturesque Diecai Hill, Elephant Trunk Hill, Fubo Hill and etc., which will afford you a glimpse of a life far removed from earthly distractions.
 
Yangshuo, surrounded by karst peaks and bordered on one side by the Li River, is easily accessible by bus or by boat from nearby Guilin. Landmarks include the Li River, Moon Hill, Yulong River, etc. The most prosperous area in Yangshuo is called West Street, the oldest street in Yangshuo with a history of more than 1,400 years. It now changes into a harmonious blend of the eastern andwestern culture.



4. Silk Road Adventure (Beijing – Dunhuang –Beijing)
 
Dunhuangis located at the western end of Hexi Corridor in Gansu Province in northwest of China, right on the Silk Road that caravans would take to get from China to the Middle East. Known as Shazhou in ancient times, Dunhuang served as a rest stop for traders as the gateway through which Buddhism, Islam and Christianity entered China. You might crush on the Crescent Spring of Mingsha Sand Dunes, a popular tourist site since Han dynasty, or Yumen (Jade Gate) Pass connecting Central Asia and China on the Silk Road. Mogao Grottoes, which have been designated as a world cultural heritage by UNESCO for its 1600-year accumulated cultural,
architectural, and art treasures, are one of the don’t-miss sites in Dunhuang. They’re considered the great treasure house of Buddhist arts in existence and a religious and cultural crossroads on the Silk Road.






5.Buddhist Holy Lands Experience (Beijing – Mount Wutai – Yungang Grottoes –Hanging Temple–Beijing)
 
Mount Wutai,inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2009, is home to many of China's most important monasteries and temples, and is rich in historical relics, ancient folk art, folk customs, and, of course, Buddhist culture. Yungang Grottoes, also on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the three most famous ancient Buddhist sculptural sites of China. Built more than 1,500 years ago, the Hanging Temple, is notable not only for its location on a sheer precipice but also because it is the only existing temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. After the tour to the above holy

lands, you can enjoy yourself in an ancient and relaxing town - Pingyao. Rishengchang Exchange Shop and Ming Qing Street are two main attractions in this town.





6.Confucius’ Hometown (Beijing – Qufu – Mount Tai – Jinan –Beijing)
 
Qufu is best known as the hometown of Confucius, a great thinker, statesman, and educator in ancient China, who is traditionally believed to have been born at nearby Mount Ni. The city contains numerous historic palaces, temples and cemeteries. The three most famous cultural sites of the city, collectively known as San Kong, meaning "The Three Confucian Sites”, are the Temple of Confucius, the Cemetery of Confucius, and the Kong Family Mansion. These three sites have been listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1994. Mount Tai (also Taishan), which is noted for its spectacular, grandness, elevation, width, steadiness and
messiness, is a mountain of historical and cultural significance located north of the city of Tai'an, in Shandong province, and ranks No.1 among the five most important mountains in China. Jinan, known as "the spring city ", is the birthplace of the Longshan culture, a prehistoric civilization symbolizing the origin of Chinese civilization. There you will go sightseeing at Baotu Spring, Daming Lake and Mount Qianfo.








7. Qing Dynasty Buddhism Fusion Sites Exploration (Beijing - Chengde - Mulan Paddock - Mongolia Grassland –Beijing)
 
Jinshanling Great Wallis recognized as the best-preserved section and also the essence of the Ming Great Wall. While Chengde attracts visitors by Panchen Lama’s Palace, also called Small Patola Palace, which is the largest Buddhist holy land in North China. Chengde is best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence. With its vast and rich collection of Chinese landscapes and architecture, the Mountain Resort in many ways is a culmination of all the variety of gardens, pagodas,temples and palaces from various regions of China. Many of the scenic spots around

the resort's lake area were copied from famous landscaped gardens in southern China. If you’d like to ride a horse on the prairie quickly, enjoy the leisure time of a bonfire party and experience the northern-frontier scene in China, Mulan Paddock, a royal hunting area for Qing Dynasty Emperors, will be a perfect choice. The ancient battlefield of Wulanbutong was the site where Emperor Kangxi from Qing Dynasty battled with the rebel Galdan.