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10 Days Ancient Capitals & Kungfu Tour (A)-Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Shanghai (Flight between Cities)

10 Days Ancient Capitals & Kungfu Tour (A)-Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Shanghai (Flight between Cities)
Tour Code: CN-ESN04
Price from:(per people)
CNY 100 p/p
Duration:
10day
Departure Date:
You Decide !
Departure/Pick-up:
Beijing
Traffic:
Flight/Train/Car
Main Destination:
Beijing, Xian, Luoyang, Dengfeng, Zhengzhou, Shanghai
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Itinerary Features
Why we suggest this tour itinerary?  

In China, originally there are traditionally 4 historical capitals of China, collectively referred to as the "Four Great Ancient Capitals of China". The four are Beijing, Nanjing, Luoyang and Xian (Changan) which were the capital of the whole China at various periods. In a sense, they represent the peak of the achievement of ancient Chinese culture. As more new archaeological evidence began to be uncovered since the 1930s, other historical capitals have been included in the list. The phrase "Seven Ancient Capitals of China" now includes – in addition to the earlier four – Kaifeng (added in the 1920s), Hangzhou (added in the 1930s), and Anyang (added after 1988). In 2004, the China Ancient Capital Society officially included Zhengzhou as the eighth historical capital in light of new archaeological findings dating from the early Shang dynasty. In this itinerary, you can visit 4 of them: Beijing, Xi’an, Luoyang and Zhengzhou. Beyond that, you will also visit the most cosmopolitan city in China – Shanghai. 

 

Beijing, the capital of China, has been the capital of the whole China for more than 700 years and this citys history can be dated back to over 3000 years. Its Great Wall, splendid palaces, beautiful gardens, old temples, a considerable variety of exhibitions and museums and former residences of celebrities show its glorious history and civilization. 

 

Xian ranks first among all ancient capital cities in China. Its time to be the capital is the longest, the quantity of dynasties which made Xian as their capital is the most (13 dynasties placed their capitals here.) in its over 3000 years history. It is the most significant influent ancient capital in China and one of the important birthplaces of the civilization of China. So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals in the world.

 

Luoyang, "Ancient Capital of the Nine Dynasties", is the earliest city to be the capital of whole China among the 6 most important ancient capitals. The area near Luoyang is the center is the most important origin of the Chinese Civilization. In Chinese, China means Central Kingdom. This central kingdom originally means the area around Luoyang. So Luoyang is the origin of China and the center of ancient China.

 

Dengfeng, the spiritual "Centre of Heaven and Earth", is located at the foot of the Mount Song, one of the most sacred mountains in China. According to history chronicles, over 4000 year ago, Yu - the first emperor of Xia Dynasty (the first dynasty in Chinese history) once made his capital here. The city is one of the most renowned spiritual centres of China, home to various religious institutions and temples, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple, the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, as well as the Confucian Songyang Academy, hence its poetic expression derived from Chinese literature as the spiritual "centre of heaven and earth". Shaolin Temple is one of the cradles of Chinese Kung fu and the origin of Chan (Zen) Sect of Buddhism - the most influential sect of Buddhism in China which is still with the great impact on peoples lives both in ancient times and the present day.  

 

Zhengzhou is the capital of Henan Province now. When Shang Dynasty – the 2nd dynasty in Chinese history was established around 3600 years ago (in 1559 BC), Bodu in the current Zhengzhou city area became its capital for 10 emperors. Now the 7km long Shang Dynasty Bodu city wall still exists in downtown Zhengzhou.  

 

Shanghai is the most modern city with all of Metropolis would have. Meanwhile, large parts in downtown Shanghai still remains its old elegant appearance to show us its unique culture and the  prosperous period around 100 years ago. 

 

We arrange tourists to take flight from Beijing to Xian and from Zhengzhou to Shanghai. In this way, although the tour price would be more expensive than taking sleeper train between the cities, tourists do not need to sleep overnight in the train and can completely relax in the nice hotel after daytime tour. 

 

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Beijing:

Qianmen Street, Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, Lunch at an old Beijing family, Hutongs (Lanes in the residence area in the well protected old Beijing zone) in well-protected old Beijing area, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Great Wall at Badaling,

 

Xi’an: 

Terracotta Warriors and Copper Carriage for the Emperor Qinshihuang (UNESCO World Heritage), Big Wild Goose Pagoda (UNESCO World Heritage) and Dacien Temple (Temple of Great Maternal Grace), the Bell & Drum Tower (out view), old Muslim streets, Shaanxi History Museum, Xi’an City Wall.  

 

Luoyang:

Ancient Tomb Museum, Longmen Grottos. 

 

Denfeng: 

Shaolin Temple, Zhong Yue Temple. 

 

Zhengzhou:

Shang Dynasty Bodu City Wall (built around 3600 years ago), the Hennan Province Museum 

 

Shanghai:

Oriental Pearl Tower, Shanghai History Museum, the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, Yuyuan Bazaar, Old City God Temple, the heart of the former French Concession – Xintiandi & Old Shikumen Open House Museum in it, the Site of the First National Congress of the Communist Party of China (It is closed at 4pm. So It is only optional according to time), Sinan Mansion (Biarritz in Shanghai). 

 

Experience in the Itinerary:

* A varied experience, covering historic wonders, ancient culture, world heritages and modern marvels in China.

* To visit one of the the cradles of Chinese Kung fu and the origin of Chan (Zen) Sect of Buddhism - the most influential sect of Buddhism in China - the Shaolin Temple, to explore the mystery of Shaolin Kung Fu and to know some of Chan (Zen) Sect which is still with the great impact on peoples lives both in ancient times and the present day. 

* Walk on the Great Wall. 

* Rickshaw through the Hutongs – the alleys and lanes in old Beijing zone.

* To know the imperial life in the Forbidden City,  

* Enjoy the marvel of of China Ancient Metallurgical Technology – Copper Carriage for the emperor Qinshihuang around 2300 year ago and the Worlds No.8 Wonder – Terracotta Warriors.

* Walk on the 3600 years old city wall.  

* Explore Shanghai’s colonial history, Enjoy the combination of the ancient cultures and modern miracles.