10D SHANXI & INNER MONGOLIA LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT WITH MEDIACORP ARTISTE SHANE POW

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Travel period: Jun 2

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Highlights

SHANE POW

Highlights:

  • Stay at Local 5 Star Accommodation Throughout
  • 2N Complimentary Upgrade at Taiyuan Fuli Pullman Hotel
  • 1N Stay in a Traditional Inn at The Ancient City of Pingyao
  • 1N Stay in a Mongolian Yurt
  • Explore 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Shanxi: Mount Wutai, Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Ancient City
  • Outreach Activities: Specially arranged by Chan Brothers, we will be visiting Kong Mama who has adopted and raised abandoned babies on her own without governmental support. 

Gourmet Pick:

  • Pingyao Specialties
  • Datong Steamboat
  • Taiyuan Noodles
  • Mt Wutai Vegetarian Feast
  • Mongolian Style Roast Lamb
(Meals On Board/Dinner)
Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Shanghai/Beijing before transferring to Taiyuan via a domestic flight or high speed train.

Taiyuan is a 2,400-year-old historical ancient town with mountainous surrounding three sides of its city. It is an important strategic city of the northern China and is known as the North gate to the central plains.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, proceed to Qi County to visit the compassionate 66-year-old Kong Mama. Although Kong Mama is handicapped, she adopted and raised abandoned babies by herself for over 40 years. Currently, she is raising over 40 abandoned children with her meagre income with no governmental support. Hear Kong Mama relate on her journey of raising these children and watch the adorable children’s performances. Offer your care and compassion through donations of old clothes and stationery for the children. Donation is on a voluntary basis and is not mandatory. Next, proceed to the Ancient City of Pingyao (tram ride included), a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Feel transported back in time as you enter the ancient city. The street layout, shops, buildings, temples and officials’ residences have been carefully conserved and restored to their original state during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Take a leisurely stroll down the Ming-Qing Street where you will relive scenes of prosperity on the bustling “Wall Street of China” some 200 years ago. You can also find many antiques collection from the Jin Shang dynasties. There are also the Pingyao polished lacquer ware, one of the top 4 famous lacquer ware in China. Thereafter, proceed to visit the Rishengchang Draft Bank, the first private bank in China. Then ascend Pingyao City Wall, an UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as visit the most well conserved county office of China, the Pingyao County Office. In the evening, you may watch ““Youjian Pingyao” performance at your own expense. Tonight, check into an ancient inn in Pingyao and immerse yourself in the Xibei folk culture.

D2

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Mt Wutai, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and one of the 5 sacred Buddhist sites in the world. Among the four renowned Buddhist mountains, it is special as it is the only dojo in China with both Chinese Buddhism and Tibetan Buddhism elements. Enroute, stop by to visit the Taiyuan East lake Vinegar Park to learn more about the history and traditional process of producing Shanxi vinegar. Upon arrival at Mt Wutai in the afternoon, enjoy a vegetarian feast. Thereafter, visit Nanshan Temple, one of the largest temples in Mt Wutai. Built during the Yuan dynasty, the 7-storey temple is 2 kilometres away from Tai Wye Town.
D3


(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Mt Wutai is the dojo for Manjusri Bodhisattva as well as a popular summer retreat. After breakfast, proceed to Wuye Temple to pray for wishes and blessings for your family and yourself. It is said to be the most popular temple filled with flourishing incense as most wishes are fulfilled. It is also the largest yellow sect temple at Mount Wutai. Next, visit the Bodhisattva Peak which is known as “Little Potala Palace”. During the Qing dynasty, Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong made numerous visits to Mount Wutai and would reside at the Bodhisattva Peak. Its red pillars and walls as well as the golden tiles have made it more spectacular, grand and luxurious, comparable to the architectural style of royal palaces. Thereafter, visit Mount Wutai’s largest green sect temple, Xiantong Temple to view the external façade of the Shakyamuni Buddha Relics Tower.  Continue to visit Shuxiang Temple where you can view the largest Manjusri statue in Mt Wutai.   

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, proceed to Yungang Grottoes, one of China’s top 4 grottoes and has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Yungang Grottoes are built in the mountains, stretching a distance of 1 kilometre from the east to the west. It has 45 remaining large grottoes with 51,000 Buddha statues of various sizes. With each statue being a stunning masterpiece of Buddhist art sculpture, the collection is indeed a treasure trove of art both in China and internationally. You will be enthralled by the ancient cilivilisation of China. In the afternoon, proceed to Hohhot, the largest grassland city in Inner Mongolia.
D5

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Kubuqi Desert. During the journey, stop by Baotou city to visit the Yellow River Bridge, a reinforced floating bridge. Located on the southern gate of Baotou city, the bridge has stood the test of time while the waters from the Yellow River under it flow continuously. In the afternoon, explore the famous Xiangshawan Desert (Whistling Dune Bay) to view a spectacular formation of soft sand hills in the horizon. There are about 400-metre-tall crescent-shaped sand dunes and about 100-metre-tall sand hills that are tilted at 40 degrees. During fine weather when the sand is dry, one can ascend to the peak of the high sand dunes, and hear thunderous sound from the sand as you slide down the sand dune. You may also choose to enjoy a camel ride or go sand boarding at your own expense. 
D6
(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, proceed to Xilamuren Grassland. Visitors will not only view the picturesque grassland scenery, they will also experience the nomadic lifestyle and customs. Savour authentic Mongolian food and their traditional culture as well as receive a “hada silver bowl toast”, a form of warm welcome in the Mongolian culture. Join in at your own expense, grassland activities where you get to view a Mongolian grassland performance, titled “Men with three skills”, Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and equestrian. Next, you may opt to ascend Mongolians’ sacred mountain, Aobao and visit a local Mongolian herdsmen family at their Mongolian yurt, savour dairy products made by the herdsmen, should you choose to. At night, revel in a bonfire party arranged specially by the herdsmen. You may enjoy a night of dancing and singing or take a leisurely stroll on the vast grassland under the star-studded night sky.

D7
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After breakfast, visit Tomb of Wang Zhaojun, said to be the final resting place of Wang Zhaojun, one of the 4 ancient beauties from the Han empire, built to celebrate her martyrdom. The tomb is 33 metres tall with an underground space of 13,000 square metres. Hence, it is acclaimed as one of China’s largest tombs from the Han empire. Thereafter, head to Datong, the capital of coals.
D8

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Hanging Monastery, acclaimed as one of the ancient architectural wonders in the world. Built more than 1,400 years ago, it is the only remaining temple in China that consists elements of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. It is perched on steep cliffs and hung precariously in mid-air. Thereafter, coach to Taiyuan, where you can visit the Coal Museum of China at your expense. Experience a ride in a mini train to explore the wells in the coal mine and learn the process of coal mining in Shanxi. Next, celebrate a heartwarming trip with a get-together dinner with your new friends, tour leaders and MediaCorp artiste Shane Pow.
D9
(Breakfast/Meals On Board)
After breakfast, proceed to transfer in a coach to the airport for your flight back to Singapore via Shanghai/Beijing.

Additional Package: RMB550 per Adult or Child

  • “Youjian Pingyao” Performance
  • Coal Museum of China

 

REMARKS

  • Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified.
  • Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
  • Tour groups may be merged.
  • Any extension/deviation after the tour is subjected to the stipulated date stated on the air ticket prior to departure.
  • All hotel ratings are based on local terms in China. If hotels are pending certification from the relevant body, our Agency will rate the hotel accommodation as “X-star or equivalent” for your reference.
  • In the event of discrepancy between the English and Chinese itineraries, please refer to the latter for accuracy.

行程特色

SHANE POW

行程特色:

  • 全程住宿当地五星酒店,免费升级2晚太原国际5星铂尔曼酒店
  • 特别安排 1 晚平遥古城住宿特色古客栈,体验西北人家的民俗风;
  • 探索山西三大世界文化遗产:五台山 、云风石窟、平遥古城
  • 在内蒙古希拉穆仁大草原最美的季节领略茫茫草原风光,体验游牧民族生活:特别安排 1 晚住宿蒙古包,欣赏壮观的草原日出。

  • 爱心活动:探访 66 岁爱心人士孔妈妈。孔妈妈在自身残疾的情况下,收养弃婴 40 年,现在还有弃婴 40 多名。

特色风味:

  • 平遥风味小吃
  • 大同铜火锅风味
  • 太原面食制作风味
  • 五台山素宴风味  
  • 内蒙古特色手抓肉
(飞机便餐/晚餐)
于新加坡樟宜机场集合搭乘航班上海/北京转机或乘搭高铁前往山西省省会太原。

太原三面环山,是一座具有2400年历史的古城,曾为北部边防重镇,是兵家必争之地,有中原北门之称。
(早餐/午餐/晚餐)
早餐后,赴祁县,探访66岁爱心人士孔妈妈,孔妈妈在自身残疾的情况下,收养弃婴40年,现在还有弃婴40多名,并且逐渐增多,在没有政府的任何扶持下,孔妈妈靠微薄的收入,越来越难以支撑,这种大爱需要我们社会人士共同的支持,让我们听孔妈妈讲述爱心路程,看孩子纯真的表演,奉献爱心。注:捐献活动出自个人意愿,绝不勉强。接着车赴被联合国教科文组织评为世界文化遗产的 平遥古城(含电瓶车);进入古城内恍如时光倒流,无论街道的布局、店铺、市楼、庙宇、官衙的民宅,至今仍保留着明清时原有的面貌。漫步两百年前中国的华尔街明清一条街重温200年前的繁华与热闹,在这里可以找到不少晋商遗下的古玩珍藏,自费品尝到平遥的当地风味小吃如莜面、烤佬佬、油糕、红面湖湖、水煎包、山药丸则等等。还有“中国四大名漆器”之一的平遥推光漆器。游客可以参观中国历史上第一家私人银行日升昌票号、登上世界文化遗产平遥古城墙及中国现存最完整的县衙平遥悬衙。入夜自费又见平遥秀,今晚入住平遥仿古客栈,体验西北人家的民俗风。
D2
(早餐/午餐/晚餐)
早餐后,前往世界文化遗产、世界五大佛教圣地之一、中国四大佛教名山之首、唯一的汉传佛教寺庙与藏传佛教寺庙并存之地五台山。途中参观醋文化园,了解山西老陈醋的制作工程与历史工艺。下午抵达后品尝五台山斋宴,参观参观五台山中的一座大寺南山寺,该寺距台怀镇约2公里,始建于元代,整个寺院共有7层。

D3


(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

五台山是文殊菩萨道场、久负盛名的避暑胜地。早餐后,朝拜五台山中香火最鼎盛,许愿最灵验的五爷庙,为您和家人祈福。参观清帝之行宫、五台山中规模最大的黄教寺院、“小布达拉宫”之称的菩萨顶清朝年间,康熙、乾隆帝曾数次朝拜五台山,住宿于菩萨顶,寺庙壮观恢宏,加之红柱红墙,金色琉璃瓦,更显得金碧辉煌,富贵豪华,其形态气魄。接着游览五台山最大的青教寺庙显通寺外观五台山的标志,释迦牟尼舍利塔。参拜殊像寺,五台山最大的文殊像。

 

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往中国四大石窟群之一,被列入《世界文化遗产》目录的云冈石窟,石窟依山而凿,东西长一公里,现存主要洞窟45个,大小石像51000尊,是佛教艺术雕刻的惊世佳作,是中外闻名的艺术宝库,中国灿烂的古文明让您叹为观止。下午车赴中国北部垮经纬度最大的草原城市,内蒙古呼和浩特。

D5

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往于鄂尔多斯市达拉特旗境内的库布其沙漠游览。沿经包头市,参观著名黄河大桥,大桥是一座加固过的浮桥,位于包头南门外,大桥几经沧桑,但桥下的黄河水却始终奔涌流淌。下午畅游著名响沙湾,响沙湾是一个弯形沙坡,背依库布其沙漠,月牙形状的沙丘高约百米,宽400多米,沙坡斜度为45度。天晴无雨、沙子干燥时,人从沙丘的顶部往下滑,便可听到沙子发出的如同击鼓、吹号的呜呜声,响沙湾因此而得名。您可自费体验骑骆驼漫游沙海或沙丘滑沙。

D6
(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,赴希拉穆仁大草原,游客不仅可以观赏草原美景,还可以品味草原游牧民族的豪迈心情,享用草原民族典型的风味餐饮,体会独特浓郁的蒙古民族文化风情,接受蒙古族欢迎礼仪:“哈达银碗”。参与草原活动:观看蒙古族“男儿三艺”表演、蒙古族摔跤、赛马及马术。你可选择登蒙古族圣山敖包山,牧民蒙古包家访,品尝牧户自制的奶食品,感受蒙古族传统文化。晚上参加牧民为您准备的篝火晚会,和牧民载歌载舞,蒙古草原悠闲散步,观草原夜景。

D7
(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

参观中国古代四大美女王昭君的陵墓昭君墓,是由汉代人工积土,夯筑而成。墓体状如覆斗,高达33米,底面积约13000平方米,是中国最大的汉墓之一,在这里感受历史上昭君和亲的伟大壮举。之后,返回煤都大同

D8

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往天下奇观,古建筑奇迹悬空寺。悬空寺已有1400年历史是国内仅存的佛、道、儒三教合一的独特寺庙,建在悬崖峭壁上,悬在半空之中,真有凌空欲飞之势,惊险奇特,别具一格。接着,车赴太原自费参观煤炭博物馆,乘坐小火车亲身体验模拟矿井,感受山西矿工采煤的全过程。接着,出席欢送晚宴,与艺人包勋平及导游领队们度过一个难忘的夜晚。

D9
(早餐/机上便餐)
乘车前往机场,搭乘航班前往上海/北京转机返回新加坡

附加配套全套人民币 550元成人与小孩 

  • 又见平遥秀
  • 煤炭博物馆  

备注:

  • 导游全程以中文讲解
  • 行程游览顺序将会有所调整
  • 不同团体将可能合并成一团
  • 如行程结束后要求延期,出发前以航空公司机票确定的回程日期为准
  • 全程住宿当地四星级酒店;酒店级别以中国当地为准,没有挂星的酒店将以准X星级酒店标明,以供参考   
  • 若中英文行程版本出现不符之处,请以中文版本为依据