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||Arrival in Kunming
Upon your arrival, our guide will
pick you up at the airport and transfer to your hotel.
Visit the Bamboo Monastery.
Monastery: A Tang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.) temple known
for its Arhat statues, is the most famous of Kunming's
temples. The present Bamboo temple was rebuilt in the
Guangxu Era (1833 to 1890).
||Kunming - Stone Forest
- Kunming (Breakfast
After breakfast, drive 90 KM to
Lunan county to visit the Stone Forest. Back to Kunming
in the afternoon. Visit the Golden Temple.
Forest: The most remarkable natural phenomena. It
consists of innumerable bizarre shaped ancient limestone
cliffs and peaks created by wind and water erosion some
270 million years ago.
Temple: A Daoist temple, the main building of which
is cast entirely in bronze weighing about 280 tons.
||Kunming - Dali (Breakfast
Take flight to Dali. Have a cruise
in the Erhai Lake. Visit Bai people's Tie Dying Cloth
with Wax, villages of Bai People with traditional architecture
courtyard in Xizhou Township. Pay a visit to the Three
Pagodas in the Chong Sheng Temple and Dali Ancient City.
Lake: One of the seven biggest fresh water lakes
in China and the largest highland lake next to Dianchi
Lake (in Kunming). So it was called "Plateau Pearl".
The dimension is 41.5 km. by 6.9 km. The total storage
capacity is 3 billion cubic metres and its elevation
people: The Bai people have a long history and well-developed
culture. 80% of the population of 1.39 million live
in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture around the Erhai
Lake with exquisite scenery. The Bai people have their
own spoden language but do not have a written one.
Pagodas: Between Cangshan Mountain and Erhai Lake,
the Three Pagodas stand like the legs of a huge tripod.
In the time of Nanzhao and Dali Kingdoms, Chongshengsi
Monastery was the largest monastery in this area and
the Three Pagodas were only a part of it.
Ancient City: A historically and culturally famous
city of China, is renowned for her historical interest,
and an important pass of the ancient "Silk Route of
|| Dali - Lijiang (Breakfast
Drive 3.5 hours to Lijiang. Visit
the Black Dragon Pool in Yuquan Park and Lijiang Ancient
Dragon Pool: As the water is as green and lucid
as jade, the pond is also entitled "Yuquan" or Jade
Fountain. On the bank of the pond willows hang their
withes like silk thread. One can see arbours and pavilions
beside the pond, temples hidden in the trees and variegated
flowers found everywhere.
Ancient Town: The county town of Lijiang is also
called Dayanzhen, famous for its scientific architectural
layout. Crisscrossed by crystal-clear rivers and meandering
cobbled streets, it has a high research value and is
a treasure in the field of urban construction in China.
|| Lijiang (Breakfast
Visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain,
the Baisha Murals and the Ancient Shuhe Village of Naxi
Dragon Snow Mountain: The much famed mountain is
situated some 15 km. north of Lijiang County, with thirteen
peaks resembling jade pillars holding the sky, it stands
majestically on the east side of the Jinshajiang River.
The main peak, Mount Fan (Shanzifeng), is 5,596 m. above
sea level, and is annually snowcapped.
Baisha Murals: Lijiang's murals are works of the
Ming Dynasty, chiefly created from the Hongwu to the
Wanli eras. They were originally distributed among the
Juexiansi Temple and twelve others, nine of which fell
to ruins. The remaining four temples have altogether
55 murals, with a total area of 139.22 sq. m.
people: Naxi literature is rich in form and content.
Besides works by Naxi scholars and writers, there is
a repository of oral folk literature.
||Lijiang - Shangri-La
Drive 180Km to Shangri-la. On the
way, visit the Tiger Leaping Gorge and the First bend
of the Yangtze River.
Gorge: One of the longest, deepest and narrowest gorges
in the world.
bend of the Yangtze River: The upper reaches of the
Yangtze River is named the Jinsha River, which originates
from the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. The Jinsha River flowed
southward along the Hengduan Mountain ranges and was forced
to the turn to north because of the Alpine movements which
caused changes in the earth's physiognomy. When the river
reaches Shigu Township, it makes an abrupt turn and flows
further northward, forming the rare V-shape bend.
|| Shangri-la (Breakfast
Visit the Songzanlin Lama Temple,
the Pudacuo Scenic region (including Shudu Lake, Bita
Lake resort and Xiaji Resort.), and a Tibetan family near
Lama Temple: A typical Lama monastery. Located at
the foot of Mt. Foping, four kilometers north of Zhongdian
County, a monastery was first built here in 1679 and has
been rebuilt many times.
Lake: A fault lake, is an intact natural attraction
with various species of flora and fauna and, of course,
Lake: The lake is known for its clear water, and the
peaceful environment of the area around here. The lake
abounds in unique species of fish, with double lips and
a golden color.
|| Shangri-la - Kunming
- Departure (Breakfast
Take morning flight to Kunming.
Tour to the Dragon Gate in Western Hills, then visit Bird
& Flower market. Transfer to the airport for your
departure, end of service.
Hills: Located at the west bank of the Dianchi
Lake, is set in mountains well covered by evergreen
woods and filled with sweet songs by lovely birds, perfect
for hiking. Dragon Gate consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex.
2. Hotels For The Above Trip
||Green Lake Hotel
||New Era Hotel
3. Tour Price
4. Quotation Inclusions:
Please send us an email and provide
the information below so that we can quote precisely for
the above tour.
1. The number of adults and the number of children in your
party. If there are children under 12 years, they can enjoy
the preferential price.
2. Your approximate travel date.
3. The code of the tour that you are interested in. Each
tour has a code, you can find it above - at the top of the
page where the tour is.
4. Hotel choice for your tour (luxury or standard or comfortable
5. If you would like us to tailor make a new tour for you
that is different from the above tour, please let us know
5. Quotation Exclusions:
1. Hotel accommodation
The hotel is based on two persons
sharing one twin or double standard room with private facilities.
Daily American or Chinese breakfast
at the hotel, Chinese lunch or dinner in local Chinese restaurant
as specified in the itinerary.
3. Private Transport
Private transport between airport
or railway station and hotel and all the sights by air-conditioned
4. Transportation between Cities
The economic class air tickets of
the domestic flight or soft berth/seat train tickets between
cities as specified in the itinerary.
5. Entrance tickets
The main entrance tickets for the
6. Guiding service
Excellent tour Guiding. All normal
sightseeing tours in each city with English-speaking guide
and admission fees where applicable. Our guide will not
fly with you from one city to another. Upon your arrival
at each city, a new local guide and driver will pick you
up, be with you for local tour and see you off after you
finish the itinerary of each city.
China Life Tourist Accident / Casualty
Insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase full coverage
travel insurance from you country of origin.
1. Visa Fees
Charge of obtaining your visa to
2. Charge of arrival and departure
The international or domestic air
/ train charge of arrival and departure.
3. Single Room Supplement
Should a twin room is needed by a
single guest, supplement of the twin room will be charged.
What is single supplement?-
The hotel is based on double occupancy. If the visitor travels
alone or the number of the travelers is odd (such as 3,
5, 7...), who stays in one single room has to pay the single
room supplement. As the hotel is on double occupancy.
4. Personal Expenses
Expenses of a personal nature such
as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone call, optional activities
or sightseeing, overweight baggage charges or meals not
5. Optional Programs
Optional programs which are not specified
in the above itinerary.
6. Tips to guides and drivers
Tips depending on the service of
your guide and driver, entirely voluntary.