This itinerary is a 9-day relaxing China honeymoon tour with beach for newlyweds. In this tour, we carefully choose the safe, fun, relaxing and romantic attractions in three cities-Beijing, Sanya and Hong Kong. You and your love will not only have a wonderful sightseeing experience, but also will spend some treasured moments to record this honeymoon tour. You will start from Beijing and then visit the China Honeymoon Places in Sanya, finally, finish this tour with the Hong Kong Honeymoon attractions. Specifically, you will climb the world-famous Chinese Great Wall, explore the splendid emperor palace-the Forbidden City, enjoy the gorgeous scenery on the Wuzhizhou Island and admire the panoramic view of Hong Kong on the Victoria Peak. Besides, we will also leave you some private time to create some unique memory in this China honeymoon tour.
Today, you will arrive in China. Our professional guide will wait for you at Beijing airport and then transfer you to the hotel.
Free time Suggestion: Sanlitun Bar Street
If you want to experience the Chinese bar culture, you can go to the Sanlitun Bar Street. It is the most popular street for young people to spend the colorful nighttime. You can find any type of bars here, such as pole dancing bar, Gay bar, leisure bar, and bars only for drinking. Besides, it is also a place where it is easy to meet Chinese celebrities. If you are lucky, you may encounter the celebrities.
After breakfast, we will head to the Tian’anmen Square. Tiananmen Square, located on the center of Beijing, is 880 meters long and 500 meters wide, with an area of 440,000 square meters. It is the largest city square in the world, which can accommodate 1 million people for grand events. The Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of the Chinese Revolution, the Chinese History Museum, and the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao are all located here. Besides, the flag-raising ceremony is held here every morning. The flag will rise slowly with the sunrise, accompanied by the rousing Chinese national anthem. If you want to watch the flag-raising ceremony, be sure to reach the square before sunrise.
Next, we will head to the Forbidden City (closed on Mondays). The Forbidden City is a royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties(1368-1912), located in the central axis of Beijing. The Forbidden City is centered on three major halls and covers an area of about 720,000 square meters. There are more than seventy large and small palaces and more than nine thousand rooms. When you walk in the Forbidden City, you will find many bronze lions, bronze cranes, etc., among which, the two bronze lions in the front of the Qianqing Gate are different from the others. As the ears of the two lions are drooping. The Qianqing Gate separates the inner court and outer court. The inner court is the place that the royal concubines live in and the outer court is the place for dealing with the affairs of the country. In ancient times, the emperor ordered the concubines not to intervene in the affairs in the outer court and the officials not to step into the inner court. So the design of the drooping ears is to warn the concubines not to ask about the political affairs.
After lunch, we will go to the Summer Palace. It was a royal garden during the Qing Dynasty(1636-1912). It is situated in the western suburbs of Beijing, covering an area of 2.97 square kilometers. It is one of the best-preserved royal palaces. The Summer Palace mainly consists of two parts: Wanshou Mountain and Kunming Lake. The representative buildings in it include the Foxiang Pavilion, the Long Corridor, the Suzhou Street, the Seventeen-arch Bridge and the Grand Opera House. Among those buildings, the Long Corridor is 728 meters long and has 273 sections decorated with more than 14,000 colorful paintings. These paintings have different themes, such as figures, landscapes, flowers and birds, which show you a vivid and three-dimensional effect. Among those paintings, about 200 colorful figure paintings are based on Chinese folk legends, Chinese mythological stories and Chinese classical literature, showing you the five thousand years of Chinese history. It is a good chance for you to know Chinese history on this honeymoon tour.
Option: Tasting the Peking Roast Duck
If you don’t know what to eat for supper, you can try the Peking Roast Duck. This food is crispy outside and tender inside. You are recommended to go to the famous Peking roast duck restaurant -Quanjude to taste this delicious food. In Quanjude, you will taste the most authentic Peking roast duck and receive the most professional service. Tasting the authentic Peking roast duck will be one memorable experience on your honeymoon tour.
After breakfast, we will drive about 1.2 hours(60KM) to the Juyongguan Great Wall. It is located in the northwest of Beijing. The Juyongguan Great Wall is built in a 15-kilometer valley with overlapping mountains and lush trees on both sides. Before climbing the Great Wall, you will see a white-stone-made Tibetan Buddhist building named Yuntai at the bottom of the scenic area. You can see beautiful and unique statues of Bodhisattva inside Yuntai. Next, it is time to climb the Great Wall. It usually takes 2-3 hours to complete the hiking on the whole section of Juyongguan Great Wall. If you come here around summer, you will see the famous scenery that the Juyongguan Great Wall lying in luxuriant and green trees when you stand on the top of the Juyongguan Great Wall. As the way is not smooth enough and there are not many shelters on the Juyongguan Great Wall, you need to put on comfortable shoes and protect yourself from the sun, such as wearing sun-proof clothing, wearing sunglasses, wearing sunscreen, etc. to guarantee you a safe and pleasant Great Wall honeymoon tour.
In the afternoon, we will drive back to downtown Beijing after lunch to have a relaxing and romantic tour in Beijing’s Hutongs. Hutongs refer to the alleys, narrow lanes and small streets in Beijing’s old residential area. We will arrange to take the rickshaw to explore the Hutong culture. You and your love can also have a rest on the rickshaw tour after a tiring Great Wall climbing. Passing through the Hutongs, you may see several groups of local Beijingers get together chatting, playing chess or just walking leisurely. If you want to know more about the Hutongs culture, our guide can also arrange a family visit to have a closer contact with the local Beijingers.
Option: Liyuan Theater tour
If you want to have a deeper understanding of Chinese culture and create a unique memory for your China honeymoon tour, you can go to the Liyuan Theater to watch the classical Chinese Peking Opera. You will see professional performers in various and beautiful Peking opera costumes that play different roles in traditional Chinese stories. It will be a new world that you have never met. The performance time is 19:30-20:50.
After breakfast, we will go to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven is a special altar for emperors to offer sacrifices to heaven and pray for a good harvest. It is divided into two parts: the inner altar and the outer altar. The Temple of Heaven contains many exquisitely designed buildings, among which the Circular Mound Altar is the most interesting architecture. When you stand on the center stone of the Circular Mound Altar and make a sound, the echoes will come to your ear from all directions, as if all people are making sound together. In ancient times, the emperor regarded this as a “holy decree” issued by the Jade Emperor(the leader of all the immortals in the heavenly palace) to the mortal world. In fact, the so-called “holy decree” is the echo of the sound waves obstructed by the surrounding altar walls. When you come here, you can stand on the center stone to experience this amazing phenomenon.
In the afternoon, you will take the Estimated flight CA1377 14:55/19:00 to Sanya. The Sanya guide will wait for you at the Sanya airport and then transfer you and your love to the romantic hotel.
Today, your China honeymoon tour in Sanya will begin with the attraction of Dadonghai Scenic Area. Dadonghai is the closest bay to downtown Sanya. It is surrounded by mountains on three sides and the whole bay is in the shape of a beautiful crescent, with the coconut groves surrounding it. Besides, it is also famous for its warm water, white sand and gentle beach. These advantageous features have made the bay attractive. It can be said that the Dadonghai Scenic Area is the “mini Santorini” with Chinese features, as you can see the Chinese-style hotels and inns nearby and taste the authentic Chinese seafood here. It is perfect for your honeymoon travel. You and your love can take some photos or make some videos to record your beautiful memories in the Dadonghai Sea.
Leaving the Dadonghai Scenic Area, we will head to the Luhuitou Scenic Area. This attraction, located in the south of Sanya city, is surrounded by the sea on three sides. The main attractions here include Love Culture Park, Li Minority Singing and Dancing Performance, Luhuitou Sculpture and Hilltop Garden. Among them, the 15-meter-high Luhuitou Sculpture(‘Luhuitou’ means deer looking back) is the most famous, which is built according to one romantic love legend. It is said that one handsome hunter boy ran after a deer to one cliff in Sanya. When the hunter was to kill the deer, it looked back to the boy with tears in its eyes. Seeing that scene, the hunter boy was a little soft-hearted and then he put down his bow and arrow, not killing the deer. Just at that moment, the deer turned into one beautiful girl miraculously. Later, they fell in love with each other during the following days and then got married. In order to commemorate this love story, people built the Luhuitou Sculpture here.
Next, we will go to the First Market. It is more than 600 meters long and is the most popular commercial area in Sanya. The market is mainly divided into two floors. The first floor is mainly for selling agricultural and sideline products, such as seafood, fruits and vegetables, etc. The second floor is mainly for selling clothes and shoes. Among these products, the Sanya seafood and fruits are especially famous among tourists. The seafood street here is the largest seafood market in Sanya, where you can buy the freshest seafood, such as sea cucumber, shellfish, shrimps, abalone, etc. In addition, the fruits here are extremely diverse and fresh. You can almost buy any kind of fruit here, such as jack fruit, coconut, mango, dragon fruit, etc. If you want to taste the freshest seafood with your love, our guide will take you to buy the seafood you like in this market and then find an authentic restaurant to cook the seafood immediately for you. You can have a private and treasured moment with your love to enjoy the delicious seafood, leaving a good memory for your China honeymoon tour.
After breakfast, we will drive to one wharf for taking a boat to the Wuzhizhou Island. We will spend the whole day on this island. The Wuzhizhou Island is praised as the “China Maldives”. It is located in the Haitang Bay in the north of Sanya, opposite Nanwan Monkey Island in the north and adjacent to Yalong Bay in the south. The waters around the island are clear and transparent, with seawater visibility ranging from 6 to 27 meters. The coral in different shapes, together with grouper, sea urchin, sea cucumber, prawns and colorful tropical fish, forms a magical underwater world. In addition, there are more than 30 kinds of sea and beach entertainment activities for you to choose from, such as diving, water skiing, motorboats, banana boats, beach motorcycles, beach volleyball and so on. You can choose the activities that are suitable for you and your love to experience a romantic, stylish, interesting and relaxing honeymoon tour.
Today, you will take a flight to Hong Kong. The guide will wait for you at the airport and then transfer you to the hotel.
Today, you will have a half-day tour in Hong Kong. After breakfast, we will head to the Victoria Peak by taking the Peak Tram. It is the main means of transportation to the Victoria Peak, with a history of over 100 years. The tramway is 1.4 kilometers long. It only takes 8 minutes for you to slowly ascend from the foot of the mountain to the top. During the journey, the entire carriage climbs at a 45-degree angle. You will have the illusion that the trees and buildings on both sides are moving backward. Besides, the Peak Tram will pass by 5 tram stops, among which, the tramway near the “Meidao stop” is the steepest section. You can try to make yourself stand at an angle of 30 degrees to the floor of the tram, which will make you have an illusion of flying up. Under the premise of safety, you can take out your cell phone or camera to take some photos or videos to record this amazing experience. It will be a good memory for your China honeymoon tour in Hong Kong.
After about an 8-minute Peak Tram journey, you will reach the Victoria Peak. It is located in the northwest of Hong Kong Island and is the highest point in Hong Kong. Standing on the Victoria Peak, you can see the Lantau Island from afar and overlook Hong Kong with a panoramic view. Besides, you can see the splendid skyscrapers and Victoria Harbour nearby. The Peak Tower is the most prominent building on the peak, whose 360-degree observation Sky Terrace 428 on the top floor is the perfect place to overlook Victoria Harbour with a stunning view. Besides, you can go to the Peak Post Office, where you can send your friends and relatives a postcard stamped with the postmark of the Peak Tram. You can ask the guide to show you the best places for taking pictures and making videos, leaving a good memory for this interesting honeymoon tour.
Later, we will go to the Aberdeen Fishing Village. It is an old traditional fishing village located in the south of Hong Kong Island. The traditional architecture of the fishing village contrasts with the surrounding high-rise buildings. The people living in this fishing village have long relied on the sea-based industry for their livelihood. In addition, the village is also known for its popular seafood floating restaurants, among which the Jumbo Floating Restaurant is one of the largest floating restaurants in the world. It is designed like a Chinese palace, which can accommodate 2,300 diners. There is a tea garden and a gourmet dining room inside serving high-quality Chinese traditional and modern cuisine for you.
Leaving the Aberdeen Fishing Village, we will go to the Stanley Market. It is located in the south of Hong Kong Island. When you walk into the market, you will see a variety of stores lining on the two sides of the streets selling clothes, accessories, souvenirs, artwork, etc. If you like, you can buy the special postcards printed with Hong Kong attractions as a gift for your friends and relatives. In addition to shopping, Stanley Market is also a great place for walking. You can take a stroll with your love on the streets, admire the traditional Chinese buildings and taste some authentic snacks, to have a romantic and relaxing time with your wife/husband.
Option: Visit the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
You can visit the Madame Tussauds Hong Kong located on the second floor of the Peak Tower, where you will meet the most attractive wax figure of Andy Lau, whose heartbeat can be heard clearly and the wax figure of Miriam Yeung, who can laugh loud.
Today, you will say goodbye to China. Hope this China honeymoon tour will be one unforgettable memory in your life. We look forward to your next China tour.
Author: Yan Liu
Proofreader: Liz Lee
|City||Five Star hotel list||Four Star hotel list|
|Beijing||Sunworld Dynasty Hotel Beijing Wangfujing||Sunworld Hotel Wangfujing|
|Sanya||Grand Hyatt Sanya Haitang Bay Resort and Spa||Hilton Garden Inn Sanya|
|Hong Kong||Harbour Grand Kowloon||Harbour Plaza North Point Hotel|
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We started with a few days in Beijing & ended in Shanghai, from where we visited the Forbidden City and Great Wall. In between we visited Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, Panda Base, Shanghai Disneyland.
We had a wonderful holiday in China which will remain long in the memory. China is a breathtakingly beautiful country full of splendid temples and palaces, mountains and rivers, peaceful rural scenes and bustling shopping streets.