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Upon arrival at Beijing, your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight in Beijing.
After breakfast, you go to visit the Tiananmen Square, the largest city square in the world. From Tiananmen Square enter the Forbidden City. This massive complex was the center of the Ming & Qing dynasties. With almost 10,000 rooms, this well-preserved imperial palace is the largest in the world. This afternoon you tour the magnificent Temple of Heaven, a Ming Temple where the emperors performed annual rites essential for the well Beijing of their land. Overnight in Beijing.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will experience the splendor of the Great Wall of China, the pride of China & one of the Seven Wonders of the World. It is an amazing man-made structure built over 2000 years ago to protect China from northern invaders. After lunch, you visit the Summer Palace, which is the largest and best preserved of all the imperial palace gardens, & boasts such delights as the "Marble Boat" & the ornately painted "Long Corridor". On the way back to the hotel, yon have a stop at National Stadium (Bird Nets) & Water Cane & take some pictures outside. Overnight in Beijing.
Breakfast at the hotel. Before heading to Xi'an, you can take a short Hutong Tour by Rickshaw to get a closer look of the lifestyles of China's ancient Imperial Court. After that, be transferred to the railway station for a High Speed Train riding to Xi'an, cost you about 6 hours. Upon arrival, meet local guide & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Xi'an.
After breakfast, the day begins with a visit to the vast treasure of the underground army of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. They are to be found at an archaeological site which so far has yielded some 8000 ancient terra-cotta soldiers & horses, each a unique, finely detailed sculpture. This afternoon, visit the Ancient City Wall which was erected in the 14th century Ming Dynasty. It is the best preserved, as well as the oldest & largest of the city defense systems in China. This evening enjoys a spectacular Tang Dynasty Dinner Show. Overnight in Xi'an.
After breakfast, guide first takes you to visit the Provincial Museum. Its architectural buildings, internal apparatus, and exhibits have made it famous as a first-class museum in China. Next move on to the Big Goose Pagoda, which was built 1,200 years ago, and now is the symbol of the old-line Xian. Then you will be transfer to the airport for your flight to Shanghai. Upon arrival, meet local guide and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Shanghai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Your tour begins with People Square, a spectacular space in the heart of the city. It is a vast green area including plants and trees, and surrounded by great buildings on all sides. Visit the Shanghai Museum a unique and inspiring piece of architecture, home to more than 120,000 cultural relics of ancient China, including a priceless collection of jade, bronze, ceramics, paintings, furniture, etc. Then walk to the Xanjing Pedestrian Road, the first commercial street in Shanghai, Move on to the Yuyuan Garden, a classical Ming Dynasty garden with pavilions, towers and terraces, followed by the Shanghai bazaar. It is teemed with a great number of small streets and lanes where vendors sell their products and food stuffs to the tourists and local people. In the end, we will arrive at Tianzifang, which has transformed itself from legacy residential architectures and factories into an artsy area housing bars, cafes, crafts shops, design studios, galleries and boutiques. You will have time on your own here, or can go back to your hotel with the guide. Overnight in Shanghai.
Breakfast at the hotel. Rest of the time is at leisure until your transfer to the airport for flight to home.
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