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Day 1. Arrive in Shanghai (Dinner)

Shanghai Central Hotel  ★★★

We arrive in Shanghai, the most populous city in China. The city is located in eastern China and sits at the mouth of the Yangtz River. Due to its rapid growth in the last two decades, it has again become one of the world's leading cities, exerting influence over finance, commerce, fashion, and culture. Shanghai is also a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, Peoples Square and Yuyuan Garden, and its extensive yet growing Pudong skyline. Upon arrival, we make a visit to the Bund. Since the middle of the 19th century, this street has played a major role in opening up China to the rest of the world. Built on the bank of the Huang Pu River, the Bund served as the main trading area for merchants coming to Shanghai from all over the world to trade for exotic goods and take them to their native countries. It is still a bustling street that offers a great view of the magnificent buildings along the river. Afterwards we stop at Nanjing Road. With more than 600 shops extending over 5.5 km, this is probably Asia’s busiest trading street, visited daily by more than 1.5 million people—locals and tourists alike—looking for a good bargain, and here you can see the best of the Chinese trading and bargaining customs as they take place. We then enjoy a view over the metropolis and its shoreline from the top of the Shanghai World Financial Center, located in the Pudong district of Shanghai. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. The SWFC opened on 28 August 2008, with its observation deck opening on 30 August. This observation deck, the world’s tallest at the time of its completion, offers views from 474m above ground level. After that, we continue to visit Taikang road, also called Tianzifang art area, which is a romantic street present the Young china with contemporary art, design and fashion. In the evening, we take a Cruise on the Huangpu River to enjoy the wonderful night view of Shanghai. Overnight in Shanghai.






Day 2. Shanghai (Breakfast, Dinner)

Shanghai Central Hotel  ★★★

Today we go to Shanghai’s old town to visit Yu Yuan Garden& Chinese Bazaar. Perfectly maintained to the present day, the gardens were built by a Chinese mandarin in the 16th century in honor of his beloved parents. With their six very distinctive areas, these gardens are a true marvel and a great escape from the city’s hustle and bustle. Then we go to visit Shanghai Museum. The Shanghai Museum provides a fascinating insight on China’s 5000 years of history, with many rare artifacts on display that have both historical and artistic significance. After visiting the local birds and flower market, we explore the Jewish quarter, the shelter of hundreds of Jews during 2ed world war. We visit the Synagogue Museum. Leaving People’s Park, we continue to explore Xin Tian Di& French Quarter, the new hot spot in town. This pedestrian street offers a mixture of traditional architecture alongside contemporary design. Here you can get a real sense of the fusion of two cultures that sometimes clash but most of the time it peacefully coexist in this rapidly changing city. In the evening we enjoy a traditional Era Acrobatics Show (A seat), which displays an art developed and performed in China for the past 2000 years. Overnight in Shanghai.






Day 3. ShanghaiQXiamen (Breakfast, Dinner)

Marco Polo Xiamen Hotel  ★★

In the morning, we transfer to the airport for our flight to Xiamen. Xiamen is an island city with a rich and dramatic history, replete with pirates, rebel leaders, and European merchants. Now linked to mainland Fujian by a causeway, Xiamen retains a strong international flavor. Known in the West as Amoy, Xiamen has a long history as a port city, and later became a center of British trade in the 19th century. Their foreign settlements, later taken over by Japanese invaders at the start of World War II, were established on the nearby small Gulangyu Island. Many of the old treaty-port and colonial buildings in Western styles survive. Xiamen was declared one of China’s first Special Economic Zones in the early 1980’s, taking advantage of the city’s heritage as a trading center and the proximity to Taiwan. Today Xiamen is one of China’s most attractive and best-maintained resort cities. Upon arrival, we drive to South Putuo Temple. The South Putuo Temple is located on the southeast of Xiamen Island. It is surrounded by the graceful sea and the Wulao Peaks behind the temple. The Wulao peak is a small mountain range that rises on the island. It enjoys a picturesque view of Xiamen and the surrounding district of Haicang, Gulangyu and Zhangzhou City. South Putuo Temple has many deep caves and verdant woods. It is adjacent to Xiamen University and Lu River. Then we have a walk in Xiamen University. After that, we explore Zhongshan Street. Zhongshan Street is one of the most prosperous traditional and comprehensive commercial areas in Xiamen. With a very long history, the architecture along the road is a combined style of East and West. The large shopping centers, together with a variety of small retail stores here, are characterized by an abundance of items as well as a fairness of price, attracting many tourists. Leaving there, we drive to the Island Ring Road, which was recognized in the year 2000 as one of the 20 most famous scenic spots in China, and is included in the 9 kilometers stretch of coastline that runs between Xiamen University and Qian Pu, called the Golden Coastline, which serves to integrate tourism, sightseeing, and recreation. The Island Ring Road is one of the main strategic and scenic roads in Xiamen. The construction of the Island Ring Road adhered to the principle of facing the sea and leaving the most beautiful beach for the people. It fully complements and brings to life the area' sub-tropical landscape. In the evening, we explore Taiwan night market for Taiwan food. Overnight in Xiamen.






Day 4. Xiamen (Breakfast, Dinner)

Marco Polo Xiamen Hotel  ★★

In the morning we first go to visit the unique Xiahe Road Fish Market. Then we go to visit the Gulangyu Island by round-way ferry (golf car at Gulangyu island is included). Gulangyu, separated from Xiamen by the 500-metre-wide Egret River, with an area of 1.77 square kilometers, enjoy a laudatory title "Garden on the Sea." No tourist can afford to miss one attraction located on the island —— the nation's largest piano museum. Divided into two exhibition halls, the museum guides visitors through a vivid history of the instrument with displays and illustrations. All different types of pianos such as miniature pianos, automatic pianos, accordion pianos and round-shaped pianos are on display. We continue visiting the famous Sunlight Rock, Zhengchenggong Statue and Longtoulu Pedestrian Street. In the late afternoon, we take ferry back to Xiamen. Overnight in Xiamen.






Day 5. Xiamen/Yongding (Breakfast, Dinner)

Yongding Kedu Hot Spring Hotel  ★★

In the morning, we drive to Nanjing and visit Tianluokeng Tulou Cluster. The cluster consists of a square earth building at the center of a quincunx, surrounded by four round earth buildings, figuratively nicknamed "Si cai yi tang" (four dishes with a soup). A tulou is a unique architecture found only in the mountainous areas bordering Fujian and Guangdong in southern China. The "Earth building" is an enclosed building, usually square or circular in shape, with a very thick earth wall (up to 6 feet thick) and wooden skeletons, from three to five storey high, housing up to 80 families. These earth buildings have only one entrance, guarded by 4–5-inch-thick wooden doors re-enforced with an outer shell of iron plate. The top level of these earth building have gun holes for defense against bandits. In spite of the earth wall, some of them are more than 700 years old, surviving through centuries of natural elements, including earthquakes, yet still standing solid. There are more than 35,000 earth buildings to be found in southern China; among them a little over 3,000 have been classified as Fujian Tulou. We will visit Taxia village and Yuchang building. Then we drive to Yongding. Upon arrival, we can enjoy the hot spring in our hotel (swimming suit will be prepared by travelers). Overnight in Yongding.






Day 6. Yongding/XiamenQChangsha (Breakfast, Dinner)

Days Hotel & Suites China Town Changsha  ★★★

In the morning we drive to Chuxi village to visit Chuxi Tulou Cluster. As known, it’s a unique Chinese rammed earth building of the Hakka and other people in the mountainous areas in southwestern Fujian, China. They are mostly built between the 12th to the 20th centuries. We will go to the viewpoint for full view about Chuxi Tulou Cluster. And then we walk on rice field to enjoy the local life. Leaving the village, we transfer to Xiamen’s airport for flight to Changsha. Overnight in Changsha.






Day 7. Changsha/Fenghuang (Breakfast, Dinner)

Goverment Hotel (Zhengfu Hotel)  ★★

After breakfast, we go to visit the 32-meter-tall statue of Chairman Mao in the Orange Island Park (golf car is included), which is lying on Xiang Jiang River in Changsha. The length of this islet form north to south is about 5 kilometers and the width is about 100 meters. It looks a colorized ribbon with a unique charming appearance. We then continue to drive to Fenghuang. Named after the mythical Phoenix, also known as ‘the bird of fire’, this old and remarkably preserved town is widely accepted as one of the 2 most beautiful towns in China. With it stilt houses built over the Tuo Jiang River, and the small charming alleys, this town reflects the atmosphere of old China, and the bustling river bed where people still cook, wash and making their food is evidence to the simple way of life that is being preserved here for centuries. Upon arrival, we take a Fenghuang night scenery tour to have a main idea of this beautiful place. Overnight in Fenghuang.






Day 8. Fenghuang (Breakfast, Dinner)

Goverment Hotel (Zhengfu Hotel)  ★★

Today we spend our full day to explore the beautiful old town, Fenghuang. We shall take a cruise over the Tuo Jiang River, to enjoy the view of traditional architecture along the riverbanks. After visiting Jumping Rocks Bridge, we continue to explore Rainbow Bridge, built during Ming Dynasty Hongwu Emperor's reign and then renovated in 1670. There used to be a storied pavilion on stilts on the bridge housing a dozen shops in it. Leaving East Gate Tower, we continue to the South Great Wall. The South Great Wall is an excellent sample of ancient city fortification, and is amazingly preserved. We walk the wall, and continue to visit the old town, with its history of more than 1300 years. We then proceed to the residence and tomb of ShenCongwen, one of China’s best renowned writers that have greatly influenced modern Chinese literature place to experience the Chinese ethnic culture. After visiting Yang Ancestral Memorial Hall, we have some free time to stroll around the old town by ourselves. Overnight in Fenghuang.





Day 9. Fenghuang/Dehang/Zhangjiajie City (Breakfast, Dinner)

Best Western Grand Hotel Zhangjiajie  ★★★

After breakfast, we drive to Dehang village. It is one of the most beautiful village of Miao people in this area, surrounded by mountains and waters. We will walk around the village and talk with local people to experience their life. And we will hike to Tianwen Platform and Dehang Waterfall to explore the village further. After enjoying the Dehang Local Folklore show, we drive to Zhangjiajie city, a prefecture-level city in the northwestern part of Hunan province. Overnight in Zhangjiajie City.





Day 10. Zhangjiajie City/Zhangjiajie National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel  ★★

Today we spend our full day to explore the Tianmen Mountain. Tianmen Mountain is regarded as the symbol and soul of Zhangjiajie. The Mountain is majestic, precipitous and magnificent. On top of Tianmen Mountain, a primitive secondary forest is well protected, boasting rich plant resources. The local people regard it as a mountain of god and a holly mountain, showing a high status. As it is the highest mountain of several hundred km distance, and due to the natural sightseeing terrace on top of mountain as well as the high status of famous mountain, Tianmen Mountain has always been the challenging target for people to achieve and enjoy. The splendid sceneries on top of mountain, the wonderful environment, fresh air and dense forest make it an ideal place to enjoy the nature and to relax. We will visit the glass sky walking, Tianmen cave and Tianmen temple. In the late afternoon, we drive to Zhangjiajie National Park. Upon arrival, we have a walk at the local Pedestrian Street. Overnight in Zhangjiajie National Park.





Day 11. Zhangjiajie National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel  ★★

Covering some 480 square kilometers, Zhangjiajie National Park is one of the first ever-established nature reserves in China. With its rich flora and fauna, and unique landscapes made of unique rock formations, wide lakes and running streams, the park offers variety of sites, each with its own special characteristics. The area has been inspiration to generations of Chinese painters, poets and writers, and many Chinese folk stories are being told about the various locations within the park. We will explore sites of the park such as the Tianzi Mountain with cable car, Yuanjiajie scenic area, Bailong Elevator and Ten-mile Gallery tram. Overnight in Zhangjiejia National Park.





Day 12. Zhangjiajie National Park (Breakfast, Dinner)

Qinghe Jinjiang International Hotel  ★★

After breakfast, we continue visiting Zhangjiajie National Park, we will visit Yellow Stone village by cable car and we will hike at the Golden Whip stream for about 3 hours. After tat, we go to visit the famous Baofeng Lake. Baofeng Lake and the area immediately surrounding it offer pristinely beautiful natural scenery. Being located high up in the mountains, the lake catches some of the first and purest runoff water from the mountain peaks. Overnight in Zhangjiejia National Park.






Day 13. Zhangjiajie National ParkQShanghai (Breakfast, Dinner)

Shanghai Central Hotel  ★★★

Today we go to visit Zhangjiajie Grand Canyon. It’s near to Zhangjiajie Nation Park and has dense forests and countless waterfalls. After that, we drive to Yellow Dragon Cave, which is one of the foremost scenic areas in Zhangjiajie. Also it has been honored as "magical karst cave both in China and in the world". The tally of natural wonders includes: one natural reservoir, 2 underground rivers, 3 pools, 4 waterfalls, 13 grand halls, 96 passageways and hundreds of thousands of stalagmites, columns and stalactites. The Yellow Dragon Cave is so complex and unfathomable, possessing such a multitude of geological features. Then we transfer to airport for our flight to Shanghai. Overnight in Shanghai.






Day 14. Shanghai/Depart (Breakfast)


Today we transfer to the airport for our depart flight.





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