Are you ready for your China luxury tour to Sanya? During the 9 Days China luxury tour, you will have a special experience in China. In Beijing, you will visit the Forbidden City which is an imperial palace. At the first sight of it, you will be astonished by its magnificence and you will have a sense of awe. Stepping into the palace, you will be astonished by the precious treasures stored in the Royal Jewellery Museum and Timepiece Museum again. Of course, you will also experience the charm of distinctive dwellings, quadrangle courtyards in hutongs. When you marvel at the superb constructions, you can also listen to the story and history of a quadrangle courtyard. In Sanya, not only will you enjoy the splendid natural landscape such as the sea, beach, mountains, and so on, but also acquaint yourself with the local culture. You can learn a lot from some legends such as the Romantic Show of Sanya, Wong Tai Sin Temple, and Tin Hau Temple. Wish you have fun on your luxury China Tour with Beach.
When you arrive in Beijing, you will be picked up by your guide and then be transferred to a downtown five-star hotel. As the capital of China, Beijing is also the center of politics, culture, technological innovation, and international communication. Covering an area of 16,410.54 square kilometers, there is a permanent residential population of 21,893,095. Beijing is an ancient capital with a history of more than 3,000 years. It has different names in different dynasties, roughly more than 20 nicknames, such as Beiping, Yongan, Shengdu, and so on. The moment you reach Beijing your luxury Beijing tour begins.
In the morning, you will visit Tian’anmen Square situated at the center of Beijing. Tian’anmen is the main gate of the imperial city of Beijing in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1636-1912) Dynasties. The Square was an important place for grand ceremonies and significant activities held by the royal family in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Tian’anmen was opened on the following occasions in ancient China. Before the emperor went to war or a senior general went to war, an oath-taking session was held in Tian’anmen Square to stimulate people's will to fight. After the death of the former emperor, the new emperor would ascend the throne and declare the reason and date of accession to the throne to the whole country in Tian’anmen Square. Another occasion is that the emperor would make some significant announcements to the whole country in Tian’anmen Square, for example, the appointment of his empress. In addition to such occasions, the gates of Tian’anmen Square are closed.
Then you will pay a visit to the Forbidden City (Closed on Mondays) which was the imperial palace in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Covering about 720,000 square meters, the Forbidden City is divided into the outer court and inner court. The outer court includes the Hall of Supreme Harmony, the Hall of Central Harmony, and the Hall of Preserving Harmony, which were places for significant ceremonies. An inner court was a living place for the emperor and his family. However, the most attractive scenic area must be the Royal Jewelry Museum and Clock Museum in the Forbidden City. A volume of treasures offered by officers and other countries are stored in the Royal Jewelry Museum. Most of these treasures are made from precious materials, such as gold, silver, jadeite, jade, pearl, and gem. They were manufactured by skillful craftsmen nationwide. In other words, a piece of treasure cost amounts of money and time. Its workmanship represented the highest level of its time. These treasures extensively were involved in various fields like imperial ceremonies, religious sacrifice, daily life, and leisure, showing the supremacy and dignity of imperial power, and royal elegance. You have a chance to see the phoenix coronet worn by the empress. In the Clock Museum, you will see a variety of clocks. Before the Qing Dynasty, China used gnomon, sundial, and clepsydra to keep time. In the Qing Dynasty, the European mechanical clock was introduced to China which gradually replaced the traditional timer. Hence, you can see all kinds of delicate western clocks and some clocks manufactured by the Chinese which emulated the western clocks. Those Chinese clocks are decorated with traditional Chinese elements, such as birds, beasts, flowers, and so on, which made them more exquisite. At that time, it was not only a practical timepiece, but also a pleasing entertainment appliance, and a consummate handicraft.
After lunch, you will be driven to Hutongs by rickshaw. Hutong is a sort of alley that is not only a transportation road but also a place where old Beijingers live in Beijing. Every Hutong has had its name since the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), but its name passes down by word of mouth. Every Hutong’s name has its reason. In ancient China, peddlers went from street to street hawking their goods. Gradually, some Hutongs gained theirs name from the products sold by vendors. There are numerous famous hutongs here. Taking Bada Hutong, for example, it was an embodiment of whorehouses in ancient Beijing, because there were many brothels nearby. In the Qing Dynasty, a lot of officials came here to enjoy themselves. Besides, there were many Houses of Ping Opera that were always gathered many pedicab drivers who came here to have a rest in ancient times. Now, you have an opportunity to experience the rickshaw tour. You will be driven to visit a quadrangle courtyard whose owner will tell you some stories about it.
Later, you will go to Summer Palace which was a royal garden in the Qing Dynasty. In 1750, Emperor Qianlong commanded to build Summer Palace for his mother with 224 tons of silver ingot. In Summer Palace, you will take a dragon boat to visit the beautiful scenery. There are many scenic spots, such as the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, the Hall of Jade Ripples, the Hall of Joyful Longevity, Seventeen-Arch Bridge, and so on. When it comes to the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity, there is a story about it. In the ancient ritual system, the dragon represented the emperor while the phoenix symbolized the empress. The dragon often lied in the middle and the phoenix lied on either side. However, in front of the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity is that the phoenix stands in the middle while the dragon lies on either side, which reflects a historical fact in Chinese history that the empress dowager Cixi commanded the imperial power and the emperor who had no actual imperial power, became a puppet controlled by Cixi.
After the visit to Summer Palace, you will be sent to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will visit the Ding Tomb of the Ming Tombs which is the largest imperial mausoleum complex in China and even in the world. Emperor Wanli was buried in the Ding Tomb, who ascended the throne at the age of ten. During his reign of 48 years, he did not go to court for more than 20 years. The reason he gave was that he didn’t love his empress and wanted to make the son of his favorite concubine the crown prince, which was strongly rejected by officials. Hence, he was so indignant that he determined not to go to court since he couldn’t do what he wanted to do. When he was dying, his last wish was to be buried with his favorite concubine, which was refused again. Finally, he was buried with his two empresses in the Ding Tomb.
After lunch, you will visit Mutianyu Great Wall by cable car. It was built in 1368, with a total length of 5,400 meters, which is the longest Great Wall in China. Surrounded by lush trees, the forest coverage in Mutianyu Great Wall scenic spot can reach 96%, which is incomparable among any section of the Great Wall.
Then you will be transferred to the hotel.
In the morning, you will go to the Temple of Heaven. Here you will learn Tai Chi from an English-Speaking Tai Chi Master, and we will provide you with Tai Chi clothes. Before studying Tai Chi, you will first visit the Temple of Heaven, covering 2,730,000 square meters. In the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the Temple of Heaven was a place for emperors to worship heaven and pray for a harvest. The activities of worshipping heaven and praying for a good harvest were held in the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. In ancient China, the golden color could only be used by emperors, so it is an embodiment of emperors. The golden spire of the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest symbolizes the supremacy of the imperial power. The blue roof of it represents the sky. The hall is underpinned by 28 wooden pillars in three circles. The four innermost pillars symbolize the four seasons of the year. The 12 pillars in the center circle embody the twelve months in a year. The outermost pillars symbolize 24 hours in a day.
After visiting the Temple of Heaven, you will be sent to the airport where you will take the estimated flight CA1353 14:00/18:10 to Sanya where begins your luxury Sanya tour. Reaching Sanya, you will find a guide waiting for you with a pick-up card in his hand. Then you will be transferred to a five-star hotel by the sea where you can enjoy the enchanting scenery of the sea and beach.
After breakfast, you will visit Nanshan Temple, covering 266,666.7 square meters. It was built in 1998, with the architecture style of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Surrounded by mountains, it faces the vast sea. There are many attractions, such as the Great Buddha’s Hall, the Hall of Heavenly Kings, and Guanyin Goddess of Mercy Pavilion. The name of the Great Buddha’s Hall is to praise the greatness of Buddha Shakyamuni, complimenting the wisdom and magic power of Buddha Shakyamuni. There is a story about the Great Buddha’s Hall. It is said that an Emperor once dreamed that there was a person with a golden glow flying around the palace. The next day he asked his officials about his dream. They replied that the person in his dream might be a saint from the West. Hence, the Emperor decided to send envoys to invite the saint and introduce his religious doctrines to the country. Afterward, Buddhism was introduced to China. While Buddhism was spread in China, many Buddha temples sprung up nationwide. The Great Buddha’s Hall was one of them.
As for lunch, you will be offered vegetarian dishes here.
Next, you will visit Tianya Haijiao Scenic Area which gained its name from two giant rocks named Tianya and Haijiao in Chinese. There is a lake named Zhiyu Lake in Tianya Haijiao Scenic Area. Standing on the bridge over the Zhiyu Lake, you can see beautiful scenery: flamingos, the lotus on the lake, and various trees. Seeing these, you will feel that you were in a fairyland. Besides, there is a bookstore called Tianya Bookstore which is built with glass. Not only can you enjoy the pleasure of reading, but also see the vast sea.
Then you will go to see the Romantic Show of Sanya, demonstrating the history, famous characters, fabulous scenery of Sanya. There is a romantic story in the Romantic Show of Sanya, named the Luhuitou(in Chinese it means a deer turns Back its head). It is said that a young man occasionally discovered a deer while hunting. Thus, he decided to hunt the deer and chased it for several days. Finally, the deer was blocked by the sea and then it turned into a beautiful belle. Seeing the beauty, the young man fell in love with her at first sight. Later, they got married and lived near the sea. The people living here called this place the Luhuitou to commemorate their love.
After enjoying the show, you will be sent back to the hotel.
Today you will spend a day in Wuzhizhou Island where all the water activities are included in the ticket. In the morning, you will be picked up and sent to a pier where you need to take a ferry to the island. When you get to the island, your guide will not follow you and you can enjoy your leisure time by yourself. Known for its lovely natural scenery, it boasts a soft beach, clear water, grotesque rocks, lush trees, and colorful corals. A huge rock stands in the southeast of the island, looking like a giant turtle whose head and carapace are vivid. When the sea beats against the shore, it looks like a turtle paddling with its feet which is creeping toward the sea. Additionally, there are various water activities for you to choose from, such as underwater diving, sea fishing, water skiing, surfing, and so on. The underwater diving will give you an unforgettable experience where you can play with a variety of fish and see colorful corals. If you prefer more thrilling activities, you can try water skiing, surfing, or something else. As for lunch, you will have a lunch buffet in a restaurant here. You can taste fresh seafood with local flavor. In the afternoon, you will be picked up at the pier and sent back to the hotel.
In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport where you will take a flight to Hong Kong. Arriving in Hong Kong, you will be picked up by your guide, and then be transferred to a hotel. Your luxury Hong Kong tour begins. In the evening, you will take Aqua Luna pirate boat to appreciate the night scene of Hong Kong. Aqua Luna features with a red mast full of Chinese characteristics. The ship has two floors. The second floor is equipped with sofas where you can enjoy the enchanting scenery over drinks. The first floor is a dining hall filled with Chinese-style tables and chairs. You can taste local snacks and specialties. During its voyage, you can appreciate a light show which will last 15 minutes from 8 p.m. You can see the skyscrapers on both sides, such as the International Financial Center, Ferris wheel, and Central Plaza.
After breakfast, you will go to Wong Tai Sin Temple built in 1945 for fun. As one of the most famous temples in Hong Kong, it is also a place where Taoist weddings could be held. If you are fortunate enough, you can witness a Taoist wedding. Different from the western wedding, the couple in Taoist wedding have to wear traditional red clothes, obey specific etiquettes, and finish certain rites. Only in this way, a Taoist wedding can be considered complete. For example, the couple has to kowtow to their parents and the founder of Taoism to show their respect. The other meaning is that they wish their wedding to be witnessed by God and to endow sanctity to their wedding.
Next, you will get to Victoria Peak by Peak Tram and appreciate the landscape at Sky Terrace 428 through Peak Tower. The Peak Tower is designed in a bowl shape, unique. Standing on Sky Terrace 428, you can enjoy a panorama of Victoria Harbor, Kowloon Peninsula, and Tsim Sha Tsui.
You will have lunch at a restaurant on Victoria Peak.
Your next destination is Repulse Bay, looking like a crescent. Crowned as the first bay in the world, Repulse Bay possesses a soft beach, vast sea, and clear water. Owing to its splendid landscape, there are many villas at the beach. At the back of Repulse Bay stands Tin Hau Temple which enshrines Mazu. Given that the locals make a living through inshore fishing and trading, the locals believe that Mazu would protect them from maritime perils such as severe weather, stranding, tsunami, and so on. Hence, the people will go to Tin Hau Temple to pray before setting out.
Then you will go to Stanley Market which is a collection of shopping, entertainment, and sightseeing. There are various souvenirs, traditional Chinese handicrafts, Chinese garments, and something else. To memorize your trip, you can shop for some souvenirs.
Today, you will be sent to the airport and get ready to go home. See you next time.
Author: Wang Chongchong
|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.