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Chengdu,Lijiang,Dali,Kunming,Kaili,Zhengyuan,Zhaoxing,Guiyang,Xi'an, Lanzhou,Xiahe, 19 nights in China

D01.Arrive in Chengdu, Visit Panda -breeding center in the afternoon.

( L.D) Overnight in Chengdu

D02. Drive to airport for flight to Lijiang in the morning, met and transferred to

Lijiang, full day tour of Dongba Holy Garden,Baisha Village and Baisha Fresco and

Wanggu Building, the Lijiang Ancient Town. Special dinner(Naxi Palace local

flavour). (B.L.D) Overnight in Lijiang

D03. In the morning,vist Black Dragon Pool park ,then go to Yuhu (Naxi Villaga, 15

km north of Lijiang). Here should be house build from 'ApeStone', a mixture of

nature stone and loam/mud. Yuhu was the home town of Dr. Joseph Rock, a famous

botanist who has monitored a lot of the Naxi culture and flora. Visit Rock's old house,

Drive to Dali in the afternoon, about 199KM,3.5-4 hours. Dinner in Foreigners'street of Dali ancient town. (B.L.D) Overnight in Dali

D04. Visit Zhonghe Temple upon Cangshan Mountain by chairlift. Then visit

Xizhou town and Yan family's Courtyard ( Enjoy the Bai's Three Course Tea show ).

Visit Foreigners' Street in Dali Ancient Town.

(B.L.excluding dinner) Overnight in Dali

D05. Drive to Kunming, 400KM (about 5 hours' driving).after lunch, leisure in the afternoon (B.L.D) Overnight in Kunming

D06. After breakfast drive to Stone Forest of Yunnan (90km, 1.5hr) by coach, visit Stone Forest after lunch, Lunch with famous local roast duck and Sani cake. Stone Forest is typical of its Karsts-landscape. In 80 hectares you will enjoy the bizarre-shaped cliffs and peaks which were in the ancient sea before 270 million years ago. Sani minority lives here since hundreds of years. Sani girls with their colorful clothes like moving flowers in the Stone Forest. Drive back to Kunming, Special

dinner-- Mushroom Hot Pot (B.L.D) Overnight in Kunming

D07. A full day leisure. (They can make a optoinal tour for Bamboo Temple or

visit local museum near hotel,,etc) (B. excluding L and excluding D) Overnight in Kunming

D08. Catch morning flight from Kunming to Guiyang, Arriving in Guiyang, met and transferred to Kaili, 200km,2.5hours. Kaili is the capital of the southeast Miao and Dong Minority Autonomous prefecture. Visit Jidao long skirt Miao village, a real gem with traditional wooden houses, enjoy the traditional welcoming ceremony of Miao people. To visit local people how to weave cloth, embroider, etc if possible, Visit Datang , a Miao village with an aquatic granary and the women's " Mini skirt " . (B.L.D) Overnight in Kali

D09 Drive to Zhengyuan Town,140km, 2 hours'driving, On the way visit Flying

Clouds Cliff which was built in the Qing Dynasty. The structure acquires its name

because it is located below the karst rock in the shape of cloud. Its main landscapesinclude the temple, an ancient post hall, stone tablets of poems and classical Chinese poetry, ancient and famous trees, and unique karst rocks. Before arrving town center, Wuyang river boat tour (about 2 hours) along Wuyang River which is called the combination of Yangze River and mountain & river of Guilin. Arriving in Zhengyuan, after lunch,visit the ancient Zhengyuan town which has a history of more than 2000 years since Wuyang County was established in 202 B.C. The style and features of the ancient city still exist, including the ancient street, dock, gate,

residences, wells, bridges, walls.

(B.L.D) Overnight in Zhenyuan town-- local best hotel 4*

D10. Morning go to visit Black Dragon Cave, an old building which is combined with Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. The cave with history of over 600 years is close to the Wuyang River and faces the prefectural city. It contains 36 ancient architectures of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism and has a fairly high value in terms of its architectures and tourism known both at home and abroad. Then drive to Xijiang, 160km, 3hoursdriving, visit the biggest Miao villageXijiang, also called" One Thousand Family Miao village ". Enjoy local performance at about 5.30pm (B.L.D) Overnight in Kali

D11.Drive to Zhaoxing, 300km, 4.5 hours. Zhaoxing is located on the dam encircled by hills, the river with clear water passes through the village. The village is divided into five natural sections, each section has a clan and each clan has a drum-tower.

Zhaoxing is the biggest Dong village in China.Houses of the village are typical wooden structures with black tiles. The five rarely seen wooden drum-towers in

different postures, four grand wooden bridges and five stages have absorbed the essence of the Dong architectural art. one of the largest Dong villages in the region, with more than 700 households and a population of 4000. Drum towers, Roofed Bridges and local opera stages are all here, in the evening, enjoy local famous performance, pretty Dong girls will dress up their traditional costume and perform on their well-known Big Song' for everybody.

(B.L.excluding dinner)overnight in Zhaoxiang-local best wooden hotel 3*

D12. Drive to Guiyang 300km, 4.5hours, Visit TangAn Dong village, which is the first ecology museum for Dong area in China, and enjoy the beautiful terraced fields. Drive back to Guiyang after Lunch. (B.L.D) Overnight in Guiyang

D13. Catch the morning or noon flight to Xi'an from Guiyang. Drive to city, visit Ancient Great Wall in the afternoon. Special dinner (Hot pot of mutton,beancurd,,vegetables,etc)

( B.L.D) Overnight in Xi'an

D14. A full day tour of Qinshihuang's Army Vaults (Terro-cotta Musem), Grand Mosque, the famous market of Hui's street near the Drum Tower, the Bell Tower Square. ( B.L.excluding dinner) Overnight in Xi'an

D15. Visit Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi'an Museum in the morning, after lunch,drive to airport and catch the flight to Lazhou,met and tranferred to hotel,mostly noon or afternoon flights,visit provincial museum if time permits.

(B.L.D) Overnight in Lanzhou

D16. Drive to Linxia,180KM, 2.5 hours

driving, catch yacht to Binglingsi Grottoes, 60km, about 1 hour by yacht. Then continue driving to Xiahe Tibetan county, 120km, 2.5hours driving. Visit Sangke grassland and local Tibetan family.

(B.L.D) Overnight in Xihe-local best 4* hotel

(Bingling Temple Grottoes:

D17.Visit Labrang Monastery, one of the leading Yellow sect monasteries, well-known as a great monastic university. In the afternoon visit Gongtang pogoda. the Gongtang Pagoda is a 31-meter-high five story structure, with a pinnacle crowned with sun, moon and star shaped decorations. On the facade are eight goldlated Buddhas in relief. Inside, there is a collection of more than 20,000 volumes of Buddhist sutras on the second floor and 1,032 bronze Buddha statues on the third floor. There are also over one hundred vivid murals preserved in the pagoda.)

(B.L. excluding dinner ) Overnight in Xihe-local best 4* hotel

Labrang Monastery in Xiahe:

D18. Leisure in the morning in Xiha,then drive back to Lanzhou,300km, about 5 hours'driving. (B.L.D) Overnight in Lanzhou

D19.Catch morning or noon flight to Chengdu,met and transferred to hotel. Leisure upon arrival or visit Huang Huaxi Park if time permits. (B.L.excluding dinner) Overnight in Chengdu

D20. Drive to airport and back home, end of the service.(B)

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