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The Middle Kingdom & Shaolin Temple 2019

Cities: Beijing (3), Xian (2), Luoyang (1), Shanghai (4), Optional Suzhou & Tongli, Optional Hangzhou
$1,979 per person


Ancient China called itself the "Middle Kingdom." In ages past, the custodians of the Middle Kingdom savored with certainty that they occupied the space at the very center of the world; other cultures simply revolved around its perimeter.

This 12-day phenomenal itinerary presents China's key highlights. Theitinerary covers China's dynamic capitals, cultural and art centers, commercialports, modern metropolis that played important roles in China's past 2,000years. Look behind the facade of modern China on an adventure that travels thehighway of Chinese history. If experiencing China's cultural  delightis the priority of your journey, then this is the trip for you.

Your journey starts from "Capital Beijing" to discover itsmodern architectures and the timeless imperial treasures including theForbidden City and the Great Wall. Continue to Xian in Central China to admireChina's first emperor's 6,000 life-sized Terra-cotta Warriors. The largest andmost impressive collection of Chinese art in Longmen Grottoes of Luoyang representthe high point of Chinese stone carving and the visit to Shaolin Temple let youexperience the origin of Chinese Kung Fu. Then stop in Shanghai, China's most modern metropolis. An optional tour to visit Suzhou's elegant classic gardens, canals and silk production, and optional tour to cruise onthe legendary West Lake and taste the "Dragon Well" Tea at Hangzhou,which is, according to Marco Polo, "the city of Heaven, the mostmagnificent in all the world." 

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