China Photography Tour

15 DaysBeijing/Guiyang/Lijiang/Guilin/Hangzhou/Wuzhen/Shanghai/

15 Days Beijing/Guiyang/Lijiang/Guilin/Hangzhou/ Wuzhen/Shanghai/

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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 Beijing Arrival
Airport Pick up.

Our guide will hold your name sign and wait for you at the airport. Then you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Beijing
Visit the Tian’anmen Square, The Forbidden City and Summer Palace.

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will first visit Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City. This is the place where tourists from all over the world come to China to take photos. Tian’anmen Square is located in the center of Beijing. It is 880 meters long from north to south, 500 meters wide from east to west, and covers an area of 440,000 square meters. It is the largest city square in the world today. On October 1, 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong announced the founding of the People's Republic of China on the Tian’anmen Rostrum. Since then, the Tian’anmen Rostrum has become a symbol of New China, and its solemn image is an important part of China's national emblem. The Forbidden City is a royal palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. It has more than 70 palaces of various sizes and more than 9,000 houses. The Forbidden City is one of the largest and most intact wooden structures in the world. (The Forbidden City is closed on Monday). After lunch, you will visit the Summer Palace. The Summer Palace is China's famous royal garden. As the last large palace built by China's last feudal dynasty, the Summer Palace has inherited the tradition of Chinese imperial gardens from all previous generations, and has absorbed a great deal of the art of gardening in the private gardens of the South. It is also one of the Four Most Famous Gardens of China. After that we will drive you to Gubei Water Town. And you will overnight there tonight.


Day 3 Beijing Guiyang
Visit the Great Wall and then flight to Guiyang.

This morning you will have a chance to watch sunrise on the Great Wall. It will be the best chance for you to take photos. We will take you to visit the world-famous Great Wall. There is an old saying in China that “one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero”. The Great Wall is an ancient defense project with the longest construction time and the largest amount of construction in the world. It has been built continuously for more than 2000 years since the Western Zhou Dynasty. The Great Wall is spread over vast areas of northern and central China, with a total length of more than 50,000 kilometers. After that, you will be transferred to the airport and take the estimated flight: CZ6188 15:05/18:35 to Guiyang. Our guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel for rest.


Day 4 Guiyang
Visit Huangguoshu Waterfall and Tianlong Village.

After breakfast, coach to Anshun. Take a visit to Huangguoshu Waterfall. It is the largest waterfall in Asia, which reaches 77.8 meters high, 101 meters wide. Hidden behind the water curtain of Huangguoshu Waterfall is a 100-meter-long water curtain cave. It is said that Monkey King in Chinese mythology lives here. There are kinds of stalactites in the cave. The front of the waterfall platform can reach out and you can touch the waterfall. In the afternoon, we will drive back to Guiyang, on the way stop at Tianlong Village. People who live in Tianlong village wear traditional Ming Dynasty clothes and speak the local traditional dialect. It's not a show but real life. This is the place that maintains the living customs of the Ming Dynasty. All the houses, hidden tunnels and exits were made of stone. After that, we will drive back to hotel in Guiyang.


Day 5 GuiyangKailiGuiyang
Take a bus to Kaili and visit Langde Miao Village.

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up and we will go to Kaili. Kaili City is a gathering place of Hmong ethnic groups, with unique ethnic customs and cultural relics and historic sites. You will visit the Langde Miao Village. The langde women's festival dress is mainly embroidered long skirts, which is the most gorgeous costume in the Miao costume. As the country's first folk customs village which opened to visit, there are many sightseeing such as Stilted Building, Lusheng Hall, Fengyu Bridge and so on. During the festival or when the tour group arrives, there may be a warm welcome ceremony and a grand performance of Lusheng dance, bronze drum dance and bench dance. If you roam in the village, you may be enthusiastically invited to their homes for chatting. After that you will be transferred back to hotel in Guiyang.


Day 6 Guiyang Lijiang
Take a flight to Lijiang.

This morning will be free for you. You can explore the city by yourself and take some photos. And then you will be transferred to the airport and take the estimated flight: 8L9838 16:45/18:20 to Lijiang. Our guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel for rest.

Day 7 Lijiang
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,Yuanshan Square, Yufeng Temple and Baisha village.

Today will be full day visit at Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is a snow mountain group in Lijiang City. The highest point on the main peak is 5596 meters above sea level. It is the mountain with the most snow throughout the year in the northern hemisphere. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain means "Heaven Mountain" in Naxi. Its thirteen snow peaks are undulating, like a "giant dragon" flying up and down, so it is called "Jade Dragon Snow Mountain". After that you will visit Yuanshan Square, Yufeng Temple and Baisha village.


Day 8 Lijiang Guilin
Visit Lijiang Ancient Town and then flight to Guilin.

After breakfast, we will take you to visit Lijaing Ancient Town. The Lijiang Ancient Town was built in the late 13th century. As a minority city, it integrates the essence of the Han, Bai, Yi, and Tibetan nationalities on architecture. It used to be a trading town and a stop for merchants delivering goods on the “Chama Road” trails. After lunch, we will drive to the airport and you will take the estimated flight: FM8636 14:50/16:40 to Guilin.

Our guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel.


Day 9 Guilin
Take Li River Cruise and then visit Yangshuo.

This morning, you will take the Li River Cruise. Lunch is provided on board. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery along the way. After disembarking from Yangshuo, you will visit Yangshuo West Street. Yangshuo opened to the outside world in early 1970. Many tourists showed a strong interest in the traditional local houses, traditional culture, and unique folk customs. Since then, more and more travelers choose to come to West Street for vacation. Yangshuo West Street is nearly 800 meters in length. The marble pavement has a curved S-shape. The buildings are antique and have strong local characteristics. West Street is the earliest contact and fusion of Chinese and Western culture in Yangshuo. Then you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Day 10 GuilinLongshengGuilin
Visit Longji Rice Terrace

This morning, we will drive to Longsheng. and visit the beautiful Longji Rice Terrace. Longsheng is in the Nanling Mountain area. Originally cultivated japonica rice appeared from 6000 to 12000 years ago, and it is one of the birthplaces of artificial cultivated rice in the world. Longsheng Terraces has a history of at least 2,300 years, and it can be called the original hometown of terraces in the world. There are terraces everywhere, but such large-scale concentration as Longji terraces is rare. The vertical height is fifty-six miles, and the horizontal stretch is fifty-six miles. The meandering terraces are like a sky-level ladder, and they are like a huge abstract painting between heaven and earth. After that you will be transferred back to Guilin.



Day 11 GuilinHangzhou
Visit the Elephant Trunk Hill and then take a flight to Hangzhou.

This morning, we will visit the Elephant Trunk Hill. Elephant Trunk Hill got its name because it looks like a giant elephant standing on the river bank and drinking water from the Li River. It is known as the symbol of Guilin's landscape. It is located at the confluence of Lijiang River and Taohua River in the center of Guilin. There is a round hole between the elephant trunk and the elephant legs with an area of about 150 square meters. The river flows through it, such as the floating moon. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport and take the estimated flight: MU5538 14:00/16:04 to Hangzhou. Our guide will meet you at the airport and then you will be transferred to your hotel for rest.


Day 12 Hangzhou
Visit the West Lake, Dragon Well Tea Plantation and Six Harmony Pagoda.

After breakfast, our guide will take you to visit the West Lake. West Lake is Hangzhou's most representative tourist attraction. There is willow in spring, lotus in summer, lake view in autumn and snow scene in winter. The beauty of the West Lake varies from season to season. The beautiful scenery of West Lake “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon” was printed on the backs of RMB one-yuan bill. In addition, West Lake is also well known for its ancient myths and love tales. After that we will visit a Dragon Well Tea Plantation. West Lake dragon well tea belongs to green tea, one of China's top ten famous teas. It has a history of more than 1,200 years. The superb West Lake dragon well tea has a bright green color and a scent. West Lake dragon well Tea, like West Lake, is the perfect crystallization of people, nature and culture, and is an important carrier of West Lake regional culture. After lunch, we will drive to visit the Six Harmony Pagoda which is located in the south of the West Lake, on the Moon Hill beside the Qiantang River. The Six Harmony Pagoda is very majestic, covering an area of 890 square meters. There are 104 iron bells hanging on the eaves of each floor outside the tower. The tower is 59.89 meters high. It is the most important Song Dynasty building in the ancient city of Hangzhou. In 2019, the New Year's Eve prayer bell ringing event was held on Six Harmony Pagoda. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Day 13 HangzhouWuzhen
Visit Wuzhen Water Town

After breakfast, we will drive to Wuzhen. Today will be full day visit at Wuzhen Water Town. Wuzhen has a history of more than 7,000 years of civilization and a history of building a town in 1300 years. It is a typical ancient town in the south of China and is known as the "Home of Fish and Rice and the Silk House". It became the permanent site of the World Internet Conference on November 19, 2014. Wuzhen is divided into East Gate and West Gate. East Gate Scenic Area covers an area of about 1.98 square kilometers and has more than ten attractions. West Gate Scenic Area has 250,000 square meters of buildings in the Ming and Qing dynasties. The old street in West Gate is 1.8 kilometers long, and the Riverside Pavilion on both sides of the river stretches 1.8 kilometers. In the north is more than 50,000 square meters of natural wetland. After visit, you will be transferred to your hotel.


Day 14 WuzhenShanghai
Visit Jade Buddha Temple, Yu Garden, Shanghai Tower and Huangpu River Cruise.

This morning we will drive to Shanghai. You will first visit Jade Buddha Temple. Although it is located in a bustling urban area, it is known as a pure land in the middle of the city. Jade Buddha Temple is also a place where local people wish and pray to gods for good luck. The statue of the Jade Buddha is enshrined in the middle of the hall. There is a white jade reclining Buddha on the west side of the temple. After Lunch, we will visit the Yu Garden. (Yu Garden is closed on Monday). Yu Garden was originally a private garden in the Ming Dynasty. It was built in the Ming Dynasty and has a history of more than 400 years. Yu is the meaning of peace and health. There are tourist attractions such as the Old City God’s Temple and Old Street on the side of the Garden. After that we will take you to visit the Shanghai Tower. The main building of Shanghai Tower is 119 floors, with a total height of 632 meters. It is the tallest building in Shanghai. The express elevator in Shanghai Tower is the fastest elevator in the world. Its speed can reach 18 meters per second, and it can reach the 119-floor sightseeing platform in Shanghai Center in 55 seconds. In the evening, you will have a chance to take the Huangpu River Cruise and enjoy the beautiful night scenery of the Bund. Taking the Huangpu River Cruise, you can see the scenery of the buildings on the banks of the Huangpu River, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Jinmao Tower, and the Shanghai World Financial Center. On the night of the holiday, there will be wonderful light shows on the buildings on both sides of the strait. You can enjoy the perfect fusion of Shanghai history and modernity. After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel.


Day 15 Shanghai Depature
See you off at Shanghai Airport.

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport and fly back to your sweet home.


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