Beijing, Xian, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou, all own a glorious place in the history of China, but they are as great today with their particular must-see spots
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China Golden Triangle Tour
Geographically speaking, our tour´s destination cities form a triangle. Beijing is located in the North, Xian in the Northwest, Shanghai and its satellite cities, Hangzhou and Suzhou, in the Eastern part of China. These particular cities have made or are making the golden age of China, and, thus form a Golden triangle.
Beijing´s history spans around 3000 years. It occupied the title of Capital of China for 700 years in total. Beijing became the capital of China first during the “Warring States Period”, in 221 BC. What we know as Peking is in fact, according to its current Chinese name, Beijing. “Bei” means north and “Jing”, capital. Beijing is thus the Northern Capital. Before becoming Beijing in 1403, Beijing had at least 15 different names includin: Jicheng, Yanjing, Nanjing, Zhongdu, Dadu, Beiping, etc. Nowadays, Beijing is the Capital City of China and the center of the Chinese political power. Beijing is unmissable when it comes to its famous and endless list of attractions, historical and cultural sites and must-see spots. It is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including: the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming Tombs, Peking Man Site at Zhoukoudian and the Grand Canal that links Beijing to Hangzhou. Most of these site will be covered by our current tour.
Xi´an is the provincial capital of Shaanxi Province in central Northwest China. “Xi” means in Chinese western and “an”, peace, the “Western Peace”. Xi´an served as a capital city for more than 1 000 years and 13 different Chinese dynasties, among which, the Western Zhou, the Eastern Han, Sui and, particularly, Tang. Xi´an was called in ancient times Chang´an, the Perpetual or Eternal Peace City. It is commonly considered as the starting point of the Silk Road and its eastern ending point. Xi´an was also one of the four major historical capitals of China in ancient times. Many believe that China started from Xi´an. Because of its extremely rich historical heritage, Xi´an is regaining more and more popularity as a favorite destination for tourists from allover the world. Xi´an is home to countless number of touristic attractions and historical sites as the Big and Small Wild Goose Pagodas, the Ancient City Wall, the Drum and Bell Towers, the Great Mosque and the Muslim Quarter, the Famen Temple, the Shaanxi History Museum, Xian Museum, etc. However, Xi´an´s major historical site is without doubt the Imperial Terracotta Army Museum.
Hangzhou is one of the most renowned cities and most praised touristic destinations in China. With a millennial rich cultural heritage and an amazingly splendid natural scenery, it is an inescapable destination for China visitor. Hangzhou was one of the seven ancient capitals of China and is classified by the Chinese government as “Historic and Cultural City”. Its history of over 2,200 years dates back to the Qin dynasty (221-206 BC). Its rise is commonly believed to be a result of its linking to the Northern Capital Beijing via the Grand Canal. Hangzhou is home to 2 World Heritage Sites: the West Lake, the symbol and landmark of Hangzhou and the Grand Canal that links it to Beijing and is the longest artificial river in the world. Besides all this, Hangzhou is famous for its fragrant gardens, decorative trees and green spaces, its numerous temples and pagodas, manmade islands and, overall, its tea plants and silk factories. In ancient times, Hangzhou was the “Capital of Tea” and the top green tea mark “Dragon Well (Longjing) tea” was born here.
Shanghai is composed of two syllables “Shàng”, meaning “Upon” or above and “Hǎi” for “sea”. Shanghai is, therefore, “Upon the sea”. The name dates back to as far as the 11th-century during the earliest Song dynasty. The city is located on the southern estuary of the Yangtze with the Huangpu River that flows through Shanghai, dividing it into two distinct parts: the Pudong meaning the part of the city located on the eastern of the Pu River and respectively, Xi meaning the western part of the City. The Puxi is the old and historic center of Shanghai while the Pudong is the new Shanghai with more than 400 above 300 meters high skyscrapers, all built after 1990. Shanghai is the city of records. With a population of around 25 million as of 2019, it is the most populous urban area in China and the second in the world.
China´s Financial Capital
If Beijing is the center of the political power of China, Shanghai is its commercial and financial center, featuring a dynamic economy based on global finance, research, technology manufacturing and transportation. Shanghai containers port is one of the busiest in the world. The economic development of Shanghai is strongly linked to the former Chinese president Deng Xiaoping that was the first to introduce the economic reforms into China. Shanghai has witnessed a massive return of the foreign investments and undertook an intense development in the 1990s. As a result, Shanghai scored the fastest economic growth in China mainland. In 2010 Shanghai hosted the World Expo 2010 and is nowadays, home to many amazing sites and must-see curiosities as Yuyuan Garden, China Pavilion, the Bund Front Water, As a result, Shanghai has seen the fastest economic growth in China mainland. he Oriental Pearl Tower, Jin Mao Tower, World Financial Center, Shanghai Tower that are counted among the tallest towers in the world.
Tour Information Highlights
For international flights to China: please, consult our online booking site: http://booking.dintravel.com or request a quote here.
Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Hangzhou, Suzhou & Shanghai
Starting point: Beijing
Ending point: Shanghai
Accommodation: in twin or double rooms in Standard 3-Star, Premium 4-Star or Superior 5-Star hotels, according to your choice. Single rooms are available upon request and subject to a supplementary fee.
- Beijing: 3 nights
- Xian: 2 nights
- Hangzhou: 1 night
- Suzhou: 1 night
- Shanghai: 2 nights
Features: private local professional tour guides and for the tours, experienced drivers and private air-conditioned vehicles which size depend on the number of passengers
Meals: Breakfast will be both western and Chinese at the hotel, lunch and dinner at local Halal restaurants. Meals will be exclusively Halal certified in Chinese restaurants. For any special request related to other than Chinese cuisines (Arabian, Indonesian, Indian, Pakistani, etc.), please advice us in advance.
Performing Salat/Prayer Service:
- Beijing: Madian Mosque and or Niujie Mosque
- Xian: Xian Daxuexixiang Great Mosque
- Hangzhou: Phoenix Mosque
- Shanghai: Shanghai Xiaotaoyan Mosque
- Infants aged 2 years and under: free of charge.
- Child price is applicable for children aged 3-12 years. When booking for a child, a minimum of two passengers including one adult is required
- Group fare is applicable for a minimum of 6 passengers and above
What is Included?
- Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast according to your choice
- Halal meals as specified in the itinerary
- Intercity´s trips by High Speed trains or domestic flights
- Private air-conditioned vehicle with experienced driver for land transportation
- Experienced private English language speaking tour guide
- All admission tickets to sightseeing places and scenery spots
- All government taxes
What is Excluded?
- International airfares
- Own travel insurance
- Optional tour & insurance
Gratuities or tips to porters, doormen, tour guides and drivers
- Excursions & activities not included in the itinerary
- Expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, etc.
NB: For international flights to China: please, consult our online booking site: http://booking.dintravel.com or request a quote here.
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