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China Muslim Culture Tour Tour Name:         China Muslim Culture Tour
Tour Code:          M91D304
Duration:            9 Days & 8 Nights
Destination:        Beijing, Lanzhou, Linxia, Xi'an
Features:            About 130 kilometers southwest of Lanzhou lies Linxia which was nicknamed Little Mecca of China by Chinese Muslims. This China Muslim Culture Tour will take you to the Little Mecca of China, Linxia where you will immerse in the Chinese Muslim atmosphere. The ideal journey to study Chinese Muslim cultures.
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Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

 Destinations

 Tours & Services

Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Beijing 

Arrive in Beijing, be met and transferred to hotel.  N/A

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

Day02

 Beijing 

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, The Temple of Heaven, visit Niujie Mosque. B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day03

 Beijing 

One day tour of Great Wall of China at Badaling, Ming Tombs   The Sacred Way. On the way back to hotel, you will visit the main 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium), National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.  B, L

Jianguo Hotel Beijing

 Day04

 Beijing / Lanzhou

In the morning visit Summer Palace, Hutong Tours in Rickshaw, pray at Madian Mosque, Then be transferred to airport for flight to Lanzhou, arrive in Lanzhou, be met and transferred to hotel. B, L

Lanzhou Legend Hotel

  Day05

 Lanzhou - Linxia

Transferred to Linxia City, visit a local Muslim village on the way, on arrival Linxia visit Muslim community, Mosques and local Bazaar in the city.  B, L Local Hotel
  Day06

 Linxia - Xian

Leave in the morning for Lanzhou. On arrival, visit Xiguan Grand Mosque, Water Wheel Park and take a boat tour on the Yellow River, later of the day transferred to airport for flight to Xian. Transferred to hotel in Xian.  B, L Grand New World Hotel

Day07

 Xian

Full day visit The Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda and Bell Tower. B, L

Grand New World Hotel

Day08

 Xian

In the morning visit the Ancient City Wall, Grand Mosque and nearby Muslim food market, and Shaanxi Historical Museum. B, L Grand New World Hotel

Day09

 Xian

Transferred to airport for your departure flight. Trip ends.  B  N/A

Day01 Arrival Beijing
Today you arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. Greeted and received by your local guide and escorted to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of day is at your own disposal.


Day02 Beijing (B, L)Forbidden City Beijing
Enjoy your buffet breakfast at your hotel. Today you will have a day guided tour to explore Beijing. This morning the tour begins with a visit of the Temple of Heaven, located in the southern part of Beijing, and has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries. It used as a complex of sacrificial buildings for the Ming and Qing emperors, and is the largest one in Beijing among several royal altars to Heaven, Earth, the Sun, the Moon and other deities or symbolic forces of Nature. Then you will take a walking in the iconic Tiananmen Square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. From here you will go on to the Forbidden City (also known officially as the Imperial Palace Museum ) was commissioned by the third Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, Emperor Yong Le. The palace was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 1700's and on wards. The Forbidden City was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and is now a major tourist attraction in China. The total area of the complex is 183 acres, so it takes quite a while to walk through, especially if you want to have a close look at everything. All together there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in the Museum, not all of which can be visited. You will visit Niujie Mosque.


Day03 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China
This morning you will head to the Great Wall of China at Badaling. The Great Wall, like the Pyramids of Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India and the Hanging Garden of Babylon, is one of the great wonders of the world. Starting out in the east on the banks of the Yalu Rivers in Liaoning Province, the Great Wall stretches westwards for 12,700km to Jiayuguan in the Bobi Desert, thus known as the Ten Thousand Li Wall in China. The lunch today will be arranged at a good restaurant at the foot of the Great Wall. In the afternoon you will pass through the Sacred Way to visit the Ming Tomb. Composed of memorial archway, ornamental pillar, and stele pavilion ornamental etc, the Sacred Way is a long path that leads you to the Ming Tomb. It was thought to have leaded the emperors' souls to enter heaven. The Ming Tomb is the burial site of 13 out of 17 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). Being the last resting place of 13 emperors, it is also called as Thirteen Tombs by Chinese. On the way back to your hotel, you will visit the 2008 Beijing Olympic venues, take an exterior visit of both the Beijing National Stadium (Bird's Nest/Olympic Stadium) and National Swimming Centre (The Water Cube), feel free to take some photos of the stadiums.


Day04 Beijing / Lanzhou (B, L)Madian Mosque,Beijing
This morning you will take a unique Hutong tour by a rickshaw to discover the old residential area of Beijing. Hutongs are closely associated with individual four-sided courtyard in which people live. Most Hutongs are running east west for the local dwellers to procure the sunlight. Afterwards you will visit the Summer Palace. Located at the northwest suburb of Beijing, the Summer Palace was originally a royal garden and a temporary dwelling palace for emperors of Qing Dynasty, Its predecessor was the Garden of Clear Ripples (Qingyiyuan) started in 1750 and burned down by the British and French allied troops in 1860. In 1886, Empress Dowager Cixi used navy outlays and other funds in the reconstruction and renamed the park as Summer Palace in 1888.The Summer Palace in northwest suburban Beijing is the largest and most complete imperial garden existing in China. This afternoon you will pray at Madian Mosque. Then you will take the flight for Lanzhou later. Arrive in Lanzhou, you will be met and transferred to hotel by our local guide.

 
Day05 Lanzhou - Linxia (B, L)Grand Mosque in Linxia,Gansu Province,China
In the morning you will drive to Linxia, a Muslim city nicknamed the Little Mecca of China. Along the way we will pass numerous a mount of Muslim villages with hundreds of thousands of mosques built both traditional Chinese and Arabic style. We will stop at some of the villages to experience the local life and communicate with them about their daily life. Upon arrival in Linxia you will visit Muslim community, Madrassah, Mosques and local Bazaar in the Muslim city of Linxia. 

 
Day06 Linxia - Lanzhou / Xian (B, L)Mosque in Chinese Mekka Linxia
In the morning you will check out hotel and transferred back Lanzhou. Lanzhou is the capital city of Northwest China's Gansu province with a large Muslim population. After lunch you will visit the largest mosque in Lanzhou, the Xiguan Mosque which was recently renovated according to traditional Arabic style. In addition you will also take a trip to the Water Wheel Park and take a boat cruise on the Yellow River to experience the charms of this beautiful City Lanzhou. Later of the day you will be transferred to airport for your flight to Xian. Transferred to your hotel in Xian.

 
Day07 Xian (B, L)Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses,Xian
Your Xian tour begins with the mighty Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses. Discovered in 1974, Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Site is one of the most important archaeological finds in the 20th century. In a vault of approximately 12,000m2 and 5m underground lay some 8,000 terracotta infantry soldiers, archers, cavalrymen and chariots arranged in battle formation, ready to defend their emperor's immortal soul. After the visit you will have a very good local lunch at a graceful restaurant. Then you will head back town and visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated inside Ci'en Temple (4 kilometers south of Xi'an City), it is one of the famous Buddhist pagodas in China. Sponsored by Tang Emperor Gaozong (628-683, reigned 650-683), the temple was first built in 652 during the Tang Dynasty as a symbol of thanksgiving to his mother for her kindness who had suffered an early death. Later of the day your guide will take you to the city center to see the Bell Tower of Xian. The Bell Tower was built in 1384 during the reign of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang of Ming Dynasty as a way to dominate the surrounding countryside and provide early warning of attack by rival rulers.


Day08 Xian (B, L)Moslin food market,Xian
This morning you will pay a visit to the Ancient City Wall of Xian. Built 600 years ago (1374 - 1378) in the Ming Dynasty, the Wall was added on the Tang Dynasty walls. Being the most prominent walls built after medieval time, it is also the best-kept and biggest city walls in Xian. Then you will visit the Grand Mosque and walk on the famous Muslin food market. You will also visit Shaanxi History Museum, one of China's most prestigious museums that houses a large collection of historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi Province.


Day09 Depart Xian (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China tour.




Tour costing varies upon group size, travel season and hotel accommodation levels etc. For price details please email us at info@splendidchinatours.com.

Price inclusions:
01).
All accommodations based on two persons sharing one room (single occupancy is subject to supplement);
02). China internal flights with airport tax or train as stated in the program;
03). Round-trip transfers between airports or railway stations, hotels, and scenic spots in each city by private air-conditioned vehicles with experienced licensed drivers;
04). All admission fees and activity expenses as listed in the itinerary;
05). Daily meals as specified in the itinerary: B denotes breakfast, L denotes lunch, and D denotes dinner (SD signifies special dinner);
06). Services of a local English speaking guide in each city (other languages can be arranged upon request, supplement may apply);
07). Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour;
08). Governmental taxes and fees.

Price excluded:
01). International airfare to/from China;
02). Chinese Visa fees;
03). Expenses of personal natural such as laundry, telephone, drinks, mini bar etc;
04). Personal shopping, optional activities and excess baggage charges;
05). Gratuities for local tour guides, drivers and hotel bellboy etc;
06). International travel insurance;
07). Services and activities that are not mentioned in the itinerary.

 

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