8D Shanxi Ancient Tour

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Travel period: Jan 2018 onwards

fr. SGD 1418

Highlights

(Tour Code: CN8ST1 Jan 2018 onwards)

GUARANTEE No Shopping Stops Throughout

Visit the three UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in Shanxi: Mt Wutai,Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Ancient City

Mt Wutai: The first of the four renowned Buddhist mountains in China, it was named as the Golden Mountain, and hailed as a “cool sacred site” of the Manjushri Bodhisattva. 

Chan Brothers Travel Exclusive: Ascend to the Dailuo Peak of Mt Wutai by cableway to view and worship the Manjushri Bodhisattva*

 

Yungang Grottoes: Built during the Northern Wei Dynasty, it was the first large grotto dug presided by the royal dignitaries. The grottoes are divided into 3 parts, namely: the East, the Central and the West. 

 

Pingyao Ancient City:  The city walls were originally built during the West Zhou Dynasty and undergo several expansion and maintenance in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.  Its current city layout was preserved since the early Ming dynasty and is the most well preserved ancient city of China.  This is the only Han ancient city in China that has been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.

 

Yanmen Pass: "The first pass of China”, which is an important pass of the Great Wall (Optional Tour)

 

The Xuan Kong Monastery: The spectacular Hanging Temple in China has been suspended 246-feet above ground for 1,500 years.  It is also notable for being the only temple left that represents a combination of traditional Chinese religions: Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism.

 

Hongdong Big Locust Tree: a must-visit for Chinese of those who are seeking their ancestral roots.

 

Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River: The only yellow waterfall in the world and the second largest waterfall in China after Huangguoshu Waterfall in Guizhou.

Stay at local 4 to 5 star hotels throughout*:

ÆDatong Stay at Great Place Hotel or equivalent

ÆUpgrade 2 night stay at Taiyuan Pullman Hotel or equivalent

ÆSpecial accommodation arrangement: Experience the Northwest folk’s lifestyle by staying in the Ancient Inn at the Pingyao Ancient City.

 

Local Shanxi Specialties: Mount Wutai vegetarian feast, Datong specialty hotpot, Pingyao specialties,  Shanxi noodles, International Buffet 


GUARANTEED
No Shopping Stops






Taiyuan Stay Pullman Hotel*


Experience High Speed Train to Taiyuan

3 UNESCO Sites
(Meals on Board/Dinner)

Assemble at Changi Airport for your flight to Beijing. Upon arrival, take the coach to “Phoenix City” or “China’s Coal City”, Datong. Visit Yungang Grottoes, one of China’s 4 grottoes that has been listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. They are an outstanding example of the Chinese stone carvings from the 5th and 6th centuries. There are 53 major caves, along with 51,000 niches housing the same number of Buddha statues. Additionally, there are around 1,100 minor caves. A Ming Dynasty-era fort is still located on top of the cliff housing the Yungang Grottoes.  

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Nine Dragon Wall. Thereafter, we will proceed to the “Golden Dragon Gorge” at Hengshan and will tour the ancient architectural wonders of the world at a high-altitude attic – The Xuankong Monastery.  It was built more than 1,400 years ago and it is the only temple that consists of the Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism elements.  It hangs mid-air from a cliff surface. The renowned Tang Dynasty poet, Li Bai had described the architecture of the monastery as “spectacular”. Next visit Yingxian Pagoda. Thereafter take the coach to Yanmen Pass (Optional Tour), which is known as "the first pass of China" and is an important pass in the Great Wall. It is a very important symbol in history. Now there are still many ruins. Coming here to feel the Frontier vigorous momentum standing at Yanmen Pass, one will really feel like being a hero on the spot. After you have seen these traces of history, you may feel very shocked, as if you have returned to the previous battlefield. Walking all the way on the stairs and enjoying the beautiful scenery of The Great Wall in the breeze, you could be reluctant to leave there. After that, proceed to Mt. Wutai.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Mt Wutai, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.  It is one of 5 World Buddhist sacred sites and first among the four renowned Buddhist Mountains in China.  And it is the only place in China that co-exist both Chinese Buddhist temple and Tibetan temple.  Mt Wutai is the dojo for Manjusri Bodhisattva as well as a popular summer retreat.  Next, we will visit the Bodhisattva Peak which is known as the “Little Potala”.  Emperor Kangxi and Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty had made numerous visits and would stay at the Peak.  Its red pillars and walls as well as the golden tiles make it spectacularly grand and luxurious and comparable to the royal architectural.  Thereafter, we will visit Mt Wutai’s largest green sect temple, Xiantong Temple and the Tayuan Temple where we pray for wisdom.  Next, we will see the external façade of the Buddha dagoba which is the symbol of Mt Wutai. After that, we will proceed to the Wuye Temple to seek blessings for your family and yourself.  We will then ascend by cableway to the Dailuo Peak where you may worship the Manjushri Bodhisattvas of 5 directions. After that, proceed to Taiyuan. Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province. Taiyuan is a 2,400-year-old historical ancient town surrounded on three sides by mountains.  It is an important strategic city of the northern China and known as the North gate to the central plains. 

Note: The Dailuo Peak is the “little pilgrimage” as there are 5 different Bodhisattva statues at 5 different peaks.  When one has gone around all the 5 peaks of Mt Wutai, it is said that you have worshipped all the 5 Bodhisattva statues and would have therefore done the “great pilgrimage”.  Note: cable car to Dailuo Peak is a complimentary item. However, in the event of heavy snow or any unforeseen circumstances which result in the closure of the ropeway, there will be no replacements.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, we will visit the Qiao Family Courtyard, the filming site for the movie “Raise the Red Lantern”.  It consists of 6 big courtyards, 19 small courtyards and 313 rooms. The Qiao Family Courtyard is a shining pearl in the history of the Qing Dynasty’s northern folks.  After that, we will take the coach to visit the Hongdong Big Locust Tree, a must-visit for those who are seeking their ancestral roots.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, coach to Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River. Its spectacular and magnificent sight has been immortalised in the poem of the famous poet, Li Bai.  The Hukou Waterfaill’s popularity has increased ever since stuntmen, Ke Shouliang and team have successfully flown their cars across the Yellow River.  The fast-flowing water of the Yellow River narrows as it heads downstream, making the fall even more thunderous during the drop. The waterfall reminds one of water being poured out of a huge kettle, hence its name Hukou (kettle spout) Waterfall. Next, proceed to Pingyao. This evening, you will appreciate the Youjian Pingyao Show at your own expense.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, we will tour the ancient city of Pingyao (tram ride included), a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.  You will be transported back in time upon entering the ancient city.  The street layout, shops, buildings, temples and officials’ residences have been conserved and maintained in their original state as from the Ming and Qing dynasties.  By strolling down the Ming Qing Street, you will feel 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, we will proceed to visit the Ri Sheng Chang Bank - the first private bank in China, and ascend Pingyao Ancient City Wall - a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site and view the most well conserved county office of China - the Pingyao County Office. For dinner, taste Shanxi noodles while enjoying some local performances. 

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, at your own expense, visit the Coal Museum and take a ride on the mini train through the stimulate mine shaft to experience the whole process of coal mining. Thereafter, visit the Jin Ancestral Hall at your own expense.  Next, we will visit Donghu Vinegar Cultural Park.  This is the only vinegar production facility in Shanxi that is open to public. The Shanxi vinegar, with its unique history and culture, has become an important representation of the Jin dynasty vinegar.  It is also well-recognized by the locals as their preferred choice of vinegar.  By touring around the culture park, you will be able to observe the 600-year-old traditional way of how the handmade vinegar is produced. After that, visit Liuxiang Business District. Enjoy international buffet at the Pullman Hotel.

 

(Breakfast/meal on board)

After breakfast, take the high-speed train (second-class seating) to Beijing for your flight back to Singapore.

*Note: Taiyuan-Beijing Railway (second-class), limited to 1 piece of check-in luggage per pax, portage will be provided. Passengers are responsible for their valuable on board.

 

 

 

Additional Tour Pacakge: RMB600/Pax

1. Youjian Pingyao Show    2.Jin Ancestral Hall   3.Coal Museum with train ride

 

Optional Tour : RMB250/Pax: Yanmen Pass (with tram ride)

 

 

Remarks:

1. Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified.

2. Sequence of itinerary is subjected to change without prior notice.

3. Tour groups on different flight schedules may be merged.

4. Any extension/deviation after the tour is subjected to the stipulated date stated on the air ticket prior to departure.

5. Stay at local 4-5 star hotels throughout the itinerary. There are no triple room sharing (or additional bed) available in this series of tour. 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 “3.5 - 4 star or equivalent” for your reference.

6. In the event of discrepancy between the English and Chinese itineraries, please refer to the latter for accuracy.                                                                                                                                            

 

Edited on 19Dec 2017

 

行程特色

(Tour Code: CN8ST1 行程由2018年起适用)

保证全程不进店,纯玩品质游
体验最新的高铁旅游,乘搭舒适高铁从北京往返太原

一次旅程,看完三大世界文化遗产:五台山、云冈石窟、平遥古城

五台山: 位居中国四大佛教名山之首,称为金五台,受历代王朝的特别重视,同时也是中国唯一兼有汉地佛教和藏传佛教的佛教道场。曾兄弟旅行社独家赠送:乘搭索道登上小朝台【黛螺顶】,朝拜五台山的五方文殊*

 

云冈石窟: 中国四大石窟之一,建于北魏年间,是中国第一处由皇室显贵主持开凿的大型石窟。石窟依山开凿,分东、中、西三部分。东部的石窟多以佛塔为主,又称塔洞

 

平遥古城: 城墙建始于西周平宣王姬静时,明清时扩建维修多次,现存为明初形制,是中国保存最完美的古城池,唯一被列入世界文化遗产的中国汉民族古城

 

雁门关:是长城上的重要关隘,以"险"著称,被誉为"中华第一关",有"天下九塞,雁门为首"之说 (自费)

 

悬空寺:古建筑奇迹,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

 

洪洞大槐树:又称古大槐树,山西大槐树,是明代的一处移民基地;问我祖先何处来,山西洪洞大槐树;祖先故里叫甚么,大槐树下老鸹窝”这首民谣数百年来在中国广为流传。中华子孙想要寻根问祖,就必须到洪洞大槐树

 

黄河壶口大瀑布:壶口瀑布,是黄河上的著名瀑布,世界上最大的黄色瀑布。在山西侧的壶口瀑布在壶口的正面,可以下到瀑布下近距离观赏瀑布和黄河,山岩多。视角好。在瀑布的下方,从下往上看瀑布,瀑布壮观无比

尝风味美食:

C五台山素斋 C 大同特色铜火锅

C山西特色面食,含面食表演,赏山西民歌及晋戏等 C 平遥小吃

C太原铂尔曼酒店西式国际自助餐。

住宿舒适酒店:全程当地4至5星级酒店*

Æ大同住宿5*水准王府至尊酒店或同级

Æ太原提升2 晚5*水准富力铂尔曼大酒店或同级

Æ特别安排晚餐品尝特色风味面食含制作表演及观赏山西民歌、

晋戏、绝活绝技表演!

 

 

 

(飞机便餐/晚餐)

齐集樟宜机场搭乘航班前往北京。抵达北京后乘车前往山西省煤都【大同】。抵达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。

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

五台山花卉山庄或同级早餐后,参观中国最大的龙壁【九龙壁】。之后乘车前往浑源,参观天下奇观,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。接着游览宏伟壮观的【应县木塔】,进入塔内深入了解中国最大最古老的木结构塔。之后自费前往【雁门关】游览。雁门关因被誉为“中华第一关”,是长城的的一个重要关隘,在历史上来说是一个非常重要的标志,现在仍有许多的遗址,来了这里才知道这里才是真正颇有一种边塞的雄浑气势,站在雁门关上真有一夫当关的感觉,感觉非常的豪迈,在关口的时候看到这些历史的痕迹,感觉很震撼,仿佛回到了以前的战场。一路徒步进去,台阶有很多,但是风景很美!长城上,吹吹风,远望连绵的群山,都舍不得离开了。随后前往五台山。

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往参观世界文化遗产、世界五大佛教圣地之一、中国四大佛教名山之首【五台山】。五台山是文殊菩萨道场、久负盛名的避暑胜地。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】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,不逊于皇家宫室。接着游览最大的青教寺庙【显通寺】。参拜【塔院寺】,祈求智慧。参拜【殊像寺】,五台山最大的文殊像。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。接着特别安排【乘搭索道】,登五台山的小朝台【黛螺顶】朝拜五台山的五方文珠。之后前往太原。

注:乘搭索道登黛螺顶为赠送景点,若遇大风雪或索道关闭不再以其它景点代替。

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往游览“大红灯笼高高挂”的拍摄地【乔家大院】。参观乔家的6个大院,19个小院,313间房屋。乔家大院是中国清代北方民居建筑史上的一颗璀璨明珠。随后前往【洪洞大槐树】寻根祭祖。“问我祖先何处来,山西洪洞大槐树;祖先故里叫甚么,大槐树下老鸹窝”这首民谣数百年来在中国广为流传。中华子孙想要寻根问祖,就必须到洪洞大槐树。

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,乘车前往“母亲河”【黄河壶口瀑布】(含电瓶车);“黄河之水天上来,奔流到海不复回”,李白这句诗中所描绘的就是黄河壶口瀑布的壮观景象和万丈豪情,领略母亲河的豪迈。前几年来随着亚洲飞人柯受良等人一系列飞黄壮举的成功,壶口瀑布更日渐受到了游人的瞩目。接着前往平遥, 晚上自费观看【又见平遥秀】

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,前往游览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。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【平遥县衙】【双塔寺】。晚餐品尝特色风味面食含制作表演及观赏山西民歌、晋戏、绝活绝技表演(就餐地址:山西特色酒店山西会馆)。

 

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后, 前往自费参观【煤炭博物馆】。乘坐小火车亲身体验模拟矿井、感受矿工采煤的全过程。接着参观【醋文化园】,了解山西老陈醋的制作工程与历史工艺。随后游览中国第一家皇家祠堂、有“山西小江南”美誉的【晋祠】。接着游览【柳巷商业圈】。今晚特别在铂尔曼酒店安排西式国际自助餐。

 

 

(早餐/机上便餐)
早餐后乘搭高铁前往北京,搭乘班机返回新加坡。

*注:太原至北京高铁乘搭二等车厢,托运行李(每人限一件大行李)有专人送上车,贵重物品自己手提上车。

附加配套:每人/人民币600元 -  1.又见平遥秀  2.晋祠  3.煤炭博物馆

备选配套:每人/人民币 250 元 -  雁门关 + 电瓶车

 

备注:  导游全程以中文讲解;行程游览顺序将会有所调整 ; 不同航班的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;全程住宿当地四至五星级酒店,此行程并无三人间或加床;酒店级别以中国当地为准,没有

            挂星的酒店将以准3.5 - 4 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                                                             

 

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  • Do note that the third bed for triple room may be a "roll-away" bed.
  • The below chart serves a guideline and may not be applicable to all destinations.
  • For maximum comfort, we highly recommend a family of four to stay in two rooms.
  • If extra bed are not available, passengers will be put into : 1 Standard Double / Twin Room + 1 Standard Single Room
passenger Adult
Standard Single Room
  • 1 adult x $ Single
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 1 adult x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 1 adult x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 2 adults x $ Twin
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 2 adults x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
Standard Triple Room
  • 3 adults x $ Triple
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 3 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 Child x $ No Bed
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Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
07 Mar 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
14 Mar 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
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per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
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date sector flight ETD ETA
21 Mar 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
28 Mar 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
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per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
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date sector flight ETD ETA
27 Mar 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
03 Apr 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
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per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
04 Apr 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
11 Apr 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
07 Apr 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
14 Apr 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
Flight Details
date sector flight ETD ETA
11 Apr 2018 SINPEK e SQ802 0830 1440
18 Apr 2018 PEKSIN e SQ807 1635 2300
Price Details
per adult
single twin triple
1,718.00 1,418.00 0.00
per child
halftwin bed no bed
1,198.00 0.00 998.00
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Note
  • Prices shown are just guideline and are not guaranteed until purchased is completed.
  • Prices shown are not incluse of airport taxes and other incidental fees.
  • Prices shown are in SGD.
  • Prices are valid for transactions in Singapore only.
  • Tour fare does not include visa charges. Passengers have to ensure that they hold a valid visa to enter their destination country. Please refer to http://cibtvisas.sg for visa requirement and charges.