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Chinese Kung Fu Explorer from Wudang to ShaolinTour Name:         Chinese Kung Fu Explorer from Wudang to Shaolin
Tour Code:          M93D295
Duration:            14 Days & 13 Nights
Destination:        Shanghai, Wuhan, Mt.Wudang, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Beijing
Features:            Follow our 2-week Kung Fu Explorer Tour from the Taichi on Wudang Mountains to the legendary Shaolin Boxing, two of the most popular martial art styles in South and North China. 
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Tour Price:          From $ P.P

Trip Summary

Detailed Itinerary

Dates & Prices

 Tour Dates

 Destinations

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Meals

 Accommodation

Day01

 Shanghai

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

The Bund Hotel

Day02

 Shanghai

A day tour in Shanghai to visit Shanghai Museum, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai. B, L

The Bund Hotel

 Day03

 Shanghai / Wuhan 

Take flight to Wuhan. On arrival visit Yellow Crane Tower, Guiyuan Temple and Hubei Provincial Museum. B, L

Holiday Inn Wuhan

   Day04

 Wuhan - Mt.Wudang

In the morning take a fast train to Shiyan City, met with and transferred to Wudang Mountain. B, L

Wudangshan Hotel

 Day05

Mt.Wudang

Full day visit Mt.Wudang including Heavenly Pillar Peak, Golden Hall, Taihe Temple, Southern Crag Palace, Purple Cloud Palace etc. B, L

Wudangshan Hotel

   Day06

 Mt.Wudang - Xian

Visit a local Taichi School and learn Taichi skills with a local instructor. In the afternoon transferred to Xian by comfortable express bus (approx.5hrs), met with at Xian Station and transferred to your hotel. B, L Grand New World Hotel

 Day07

Xian

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

Grand New World Hotel

 Day08

Xian - Luoyang

In the morning you will visit Ancient City Wall and walk to the Muslim food market, after lunch transferred to Luoyang by bullet train. B, L Peony Plaza Hotel

 Day09

Luoyang - Dengfeng

Visit Longmen Grottos and the White Horse Temple in Luoyang, in the afternoon driven to Dengfeng. B, L

Chanwu Hotel

 Day10

Dengfeng - Zhengzhou

In the morning you will visit Shaolin Temple and Songyang Academy, watch Kungfu performance by masters from Shaolin Temple and have a short Kung Fu lesson by professional Kung Fu instructors. Then transferred to Zhengzhou. B, L

Holiday Inn Zhengzhou

   Day11

 Zhengzhou / Beijing

Transferred to airport and take flight to Beijing, upon arrival you will visit Summer Palace, Hutong Tours in Rickshaw. B, L Jianguo Hotel Beijing
   Day12

Beijing

Full day visit Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and  The Temple of Heaven. B, L Jianguo Hotel Beijing
   Day13

 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
   Day14

 Beijing

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




Day01 Arrival Shanghai
Today you arrive in Shanghai, China's cosmopolitan city. 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 Shanghai (B, L)Yuyuan Garden,Shanghai
You have a day guided trip to explore the city of Shanghai. You will visit the Jade Buddha Temple. As Shanghai's most popular temple with visitors, the Jade Buddha complex has an exceedingly short history, having been completed in 1918, but it exudes a powerful potion of thick incense, flashy decorations, and a dark, seedy atmosphere that makes it seem centuries older. After that you will proceed to the Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum contains more than 112,000 Chinese cultural relics from the Old Stone Age to modern times, including bronze ware, calligraphy, paintings etc. Then you will continue to visit Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan garden is the most famous garden in south China and decorated with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. Later in the afternoon your guide will take you to the Oriental Pearl Tower where you may have a stunning skyline of the townscape Shanghai.


Day03 Beijing / Wuhan (B, L)Yellow Crane Tower,Wuhan,China
Transferred to airport and take a flight to Wuhan. Upon arrival, you will meet with your local guide and have your tour in Wuhan. The tour in Wuhan includes Guiyuan Temple, Yellow Crane Tower and Hubei Provincial Museum. This Buddhist temple was built at the end of the Ming and early Qing dynasties, with a history of approximately 400 years. "Guiyuan" in Chinese means achieving sainthood and becoming a Buddha. In this temple, many works of art such as a number of valuable Buddhist images and steles have been preserved. The arhat hall contains 500 gold painted wooden statues of Buddhist monk-saints, no two are the same. Yellow Crane Tower, located on Snake Hill in Wuchang, is one of the "Three Famous Towers South of Yangtze River (the other two being the Yueyang Tower in Hunan Province and Tengwang Tower in Jiangxi Province). The tower became the symbol of the city Wuhan nowadays. After that, you will proceed to Hubei Provincial Museum. was established in 1953 and covers an exhibition area of 2,400 sq meters (0.59 acres). The museum boasts of having great musical instruments collections, bronze wares and lacquer wares. Hubei Provincial Museum has no lack of rarities with pieces of great value including pottery, jade ware, lacquer ware and paintings. For some one who wants to know more about the ancient civilization of the southern China, Hubei Provincial Museum is well worth a visit.


Day04 Wuhan - Mt.Wudang (B, L)Wudang Mountain,Hubei,China
This morning you will take a fast train to Shiyan City where the famous Mt.Wudang locates. The train journey takes around 4.5hrs, and on arrival you will be met and greeted in Shiyan Railway Station and driven to the Wudang Mountain. The rest of day is at your own leisure on the mountain for some easy walks.


Day05 Mt.Wudang (B, L)Mt. Wudang,Hubei Province,China
After breakfast you will visit the most famous Taoist mountain in China. A full day tour of Mt. Wudang includes Heavenly Pillar Peak, Golden Hall, Taihe Temple, Southern Crag Palace, Purple Cloud Palace etc. Wudang Mountain, also named Taihe Mountain and Canshang Mountain, stretches for 800 miles of spectacular scenery with secluded valleys and picturesque peaks. There are about 72 peaks, about 24 streams, about 11 caves, pools, and ponds. The main peak is called Tianzhu Peak and has an elevation of 1,612 meters. The other peaks surround it and the peaks and streams are a special sight. Wudang Mountain is renowned for its magnificent architecture. The whole group of buildings exemplifies the Taoist ideal of "Zhenwu Training to be Immortal" with imperial architectural design laid out to match the surrounding landforms. Some buildings are built on the peaks of the high mountains, some are between cliffs and in valleys, and some are in forests in harmony with nature. In China, it is thought of as a place that exhibits the achievement of ancient Chinese architecture. In 1994, the ancient architecture group on Wudang Mountain was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Day06 Mt.Wudang - Xian (B, L)WuDangShan,Hubei Province,China
Enjoy the sunrise in the morning. Then you will visit a local Taichi School and learn Taichi skills with a local instructor. After that you will be transferred to bus station to take a comfortable express bus to Xian (approx.5hrs), met with at Xian Station and transferred to your hotel in Xian.


Day07 Xian (B, L)Xian Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses
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 - Luoyang (B, L)Xian Old City Wall
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. After the tour on the wall you will walk to the Muslim food market nearby, a vibrant street in the very central of Xian City. In the afternoon you will be transfered to railway station and take a fast train to Luoyang. Met with and transfered to hotel.


Day09 Luoyang - Dengfeng (B, L)Longmen Grottos,Luoyang,Henan
You will tour the highlights of Luoyang City. You will visit the Longmen Grottos. Longman Grottoes, located 13 Km to the south of Luoyang, are a treasure house of ancient Buddhist cave art. The grottos were hewed and carved during the Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534), when the rulers relocated their capital at Luoyang near the end of the 5th century. At that time Buddhism was spreading east into China and was venerated by the imperial court. The Buddhists adopted the practice of carving rock temples, dedicated to the Buddha. In addition you will also take a trip to the White Horse Temple, the first Buddhist temple in China, established under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han capital Luoyang in the year 68. From then on Buddhism was introduced into the East China and late has become a big religious school in the country and has spread to Japan and Korea. So the temple is respected as the cradle of the Chinese Buddhism. In the afternoon you will drive to Dengfeng and check in your hotel.


Day10 Dengfeng - Zhengzhou (B, L)Learning Chinese Kungfu at Shaolin Temple,Dengfeng,China
Today's activity will be at Dengfeng for its renowned Shaolin Temple and Songyang Academy. Founded in AD 496 during the Northern Wei dynasty, the Shaolin Temple was built in honor of an Indian monk called Bodhidharma (known to the Chinese as Da Mo), founder of the Mahayana sect of Buddhism or more popularly known as Chinese Chan (or Zen) Buddhism. This temple is therefore regarded as the birthplace of Chinese Buddhism. The temple, which bore witness to the rise and fall of several dynasties, is also famous for its Martial Arts (Kung Fu). Shaolin Kung Fu is the product of the synthesis of other martial arts principles into a distinctive martial art style. Besides, visit to the ancient Songyang Academy, located at the foot of Mt.Song Shan (Song Shan Mountain), which is one of the four most famous institutions of higher education in ancient China. You will watch Kungfu performance by masters from Shaolin Temple and have a short Kung Fu lesson by professional Kung Fu instructors. Later of the day transferred to your hotel in Zhengzhou, the provincial capital city of Henan.


Day11 Zhengzhou / Beijing (B, L)Summer Palace,Beijing,China
Drive to airport for your internal flight to Beijing. This afternoon you will have a relaxed leisure tour in Beijing. 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.


Day12 Beijing (B, L)Temple of Heaven,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.


Day13 Beijing (B, L)Great Wall of China,Beijing
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.


Day14 Depart Beijing (B)
Your guide and driver will transfer you to airport according to your flight schedule. End of your China Kung Fu Explorer travel.




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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