8D Shanxi Ancient Tour

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Highlights

(Tour Code: CN8ST1 Jan 2019 onwards)

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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

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. 

Stay at local 4 to 5 star hotels throughout*:

✔1N Stay at International 5* Great Palace Hotel Datong or equivalent
✔1N Stay at Yingxian Local 5* Wanhao Kaiyue Hotel or equivalent
✔1N Stay at Mt Wutai 4* Huahui Hotel or equivalent
✔1N Stay in the Ancient Inn at the Pingyao Ancient City or equivalent
✔Upgrade 2 nights stay at International 5* Pullman Taiyuan Hotel or equivalent

Local Shanxi Specialties: Datong specialty hotpot, Mount Wutai vegetarian feast, Pingyao specialties,  Shanxi noodles, International Buffet at local 5* Hotel


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No Shopping Stops






Taiyuan Stay Pullman Hotel*


Experience High Speed Train from Beijing 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.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, 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. Thereafter, visit Nine Dragon Wall. After that, we will proceed to 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.

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, take the coach to Yanmen Pass, 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. After that, proceed to 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. 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Mt Wutai. It 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 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. This evening, you will appreciate the Youjian Pingyao Show at your own expense.

 

(Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, visit Shanxi Museum. It is a modern comprehensive museum and the largest cultural based infrastructure invested in Shanxi. For dinner, taste Shanxi noodles while enjoying some local performances which include Shanxi folk songs and Jin opera.

(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, 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. Next, visit the Jin Ancestral Hall at your own expense. After that, visit Liuxiang Business District. Enjoy international buffet at the Pullman Hotel for dinner.

 

(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

Remarks:

  1. No triple sharing rooms or extra beds in the hotel
  2. Tour is conducted in Mandarin unless otherwise specified.  
  3. Revisions, if any, in itinerary are subject to the Company’s Terms and Conditions, a copy of which is available at www.ChanBrothers.com/PackageTourTnCs. In particular, the Customer is requested to note the following:
  4. Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
  5. Accommodation in designated cities is subject to room availability.
  6. Sequence of itinerary may be subject to change.
  7. Different tour groups may be merged.
  8. Proposed changes, if any, that are not accepted will be subject to the refund provisions set out in the Terms and Conditions.
  9. All hotel ratings are based on local standards in China. Hotels with no-star ratings will be labelled as X-star hotels for reference.
  10. Any extension/deviation after the tour is subject to the stipulated date stated on the air ticket prior to departure. 

 

Edited on 6 Dec 2018

行程特色

(团号: CN8ST1 新行程2019年1月起适用)
保证全程不进店 纯玩品质游

精华景点:

五台山: 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,是中国唯一汉地佛教和藏传佛教的佛教道场,
云冈石窟: 中国四大石窟之一,
平遥古城:唯一被列入世界文化遗产的中国汉民族古城,
雁门关:长城上的重要关隘,以"险"著称,
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;

特别安排:

观看:面食制作、山西民歌表演、晋戏绝活绝技表演,
赠送:平遥剪纸;
 
风味美食:    
大同特色铜火锅
五台山素斋
平遥小吃
山西特色风味面食
国际5*店自助晚餐
山西特色风味面食

舒适住宿:
全程住宿4-5*酒店
1晚大同国际5*王府至尊酒店或同级 
1晚应县准5*万豪凯悦酒店或同级
1晚五台山4*花卉山庄或同级
1晚平遥会馆或同级特色客栈
2晚太原国际5*富力铂尔曼大酒店或同级
(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

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,抵达后前往中国四大石窟群之一,被列入《世界文化遗产》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。接着参观中国最大的九龙壁。之后乘车前往浑源,参观天下奇观,古建筑奇迹悬空寺,古寺已有1400年历史,是仅存的佛、道、儒三教合一的独特寺庙,建在悬崖峭壁上,悬在半空之中,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。

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,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。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

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,五台山是文殊菩萨道场、久负盛名的避暑胜地。参观五台山中规模最大的黄教寺院,有“小布达拉宫”之称的菩萨顶,寺庙壮观恢宏,红柱红墙,金色琉璃瓦,金碧辉煌,富贵豪华,不逊于皇家宫室,也曾经作为清朝帝王来此祭拜的行宫。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,最灵验的五爷庙许个愿,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)

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。接着前往平遥,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, 晚上自费观看《又见平遥秀》

(早餐/午餐/晚餐)

早餐后,山西省博物院位于太原市汾河西畔滨河西路北段13号,前身为1919年创建的山西教育图书博物馆,此后屡次更名。1953年起称山西省博物馆。新馆于2001年8月10日奠基开工,2004年竣工,定名为山西博物院,为国家“九五”重点建设工程,也是山西省建国以来投资规模最大的文化基础设施,是现代化综合性博物馆。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。

(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。随后自费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(二等座)前往北京,搭乘班机返回新加坡。

附加配套:人民币600/人 包含:《又见平遥秀》 + 晋祠 + 煤炭博物馆

 

备注:

酒店无三人间或加床;

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;

所有酒店评级均以中国当地为准,酒店在未获得按中国国家规定的标准正式评级期间,本公司以【X星标准】 标示酒店级别;

若中英文行程版本出现不符之处,将以中文版本为依据。                                   

2018年12月6日更新                                                                                                                                            

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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
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  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
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  • 1 adult x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
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Standard Triple Room
  • 1 adult x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ Half Twin
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
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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
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  • 2 adults x $ Twin
passenger Adult
passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Double / Twin Room
  • 2 adults x $ Twin
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
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passenger Adult
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
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passenger Adult
passenger Child
passenger Child
Standard Triple Room
  • 2 adults x $ Triple
  • 1 child x $ With Bed
  • 1 child x $ No Bed
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