Upon arrival in Kunming, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day offers sightseeing of the Dragon
Gate in Western Hills by the Dianchi Lake.
Gate: It consists of the Sanqing Temple
Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex,
located in the Western Hills, it's 15 km
west of Kunming City, close to the west
shore of the Dianchi
Lake. The scene is well noted for its
dangerousness and uniqueness.
Drive to Lunan County which
takes 2 hours and explore the Stone Forest. In
the afternoon, return to Kunming.
Forest: Located about 86 km away from Kunming,
it is a world of innumerable bizarre shaped stone
peaks and cliffs created by water erosion some
270 million years ago. Stone Forest is a typical
example of karsts topography covering an area
of 400 square kilometers and including both large
and small forest as well as many other scenic
- Dali (Breakfast
Take flight to Dali
in the morning. Today we will have a cruise
on Lake Erhai, visit the old town of Dali,
villages of local Bai
People and their typical building in
Xizhou Town, then visit the local Tie-dying
in Zhoucheng and the Three pagodas in Chongshen
Lake: The second largest lake in Yunnan
Province, a fresh water lake in the Yunnan
Plateau at an elevation of 1972 metres,
with a length of 42 km and width of 8 km.
Historically, it was a military fortress
of Nanzhao Kingdom and a temporary palace
of the King of Nanzhao. Because of its favourable
geographical situation, the town used to
be a commercial centre.
Old Town: A historically and culturally
famous city of China, is renowned for her
historical interest, and an important pass
of the ancient "Silk Route of the South".
pagodas: Wonders of Dali, consists of
three pagodas erected during the Wudai Period
(907-979 A.D.) of the Dali Kingdom. The
Three Pagodas are representation of the
ancient architectural and cultural arts
of the Bai nationality.
|| Dali -
Drive to Lijiang.
On the way stop at Xinhua village where
the Bai Ethnic People are famous for making
silver articles. Arrive Lijiang, visit Sifangjie Street in Dayan Old Town.
Old Town: Built in the late Song dynasty
(960-1279 A.D.) and the early Yuan dynasty
(1206-1368 A.D.), Lijiang is a Historical
and Cultural Heritage in China and it has
been included in the World Cultural Heritage.
Lijiang is also the center of the Naxi people,
a relatively small minority group with a
- Xishuangbanna (Breakfast
Visit the Jade Dragon
Snow Mountain, Ganhaizi, Yufeng Temple,
Baisha Fresco, the Ancient Shuhe Village
of Naxi people. Take flight to Xishuangbanna.
Dragon Snow Mountain: It's 4,000 meters
above sea level, the highest peak Shanzidou,
5,569 meters high, together with the other
13 peaks which run 35 kilometers from the
south to the north, look like a giant crystal
jade dragon and thus get the name.
Temple: Built in the last year of the
Kangxi Period of the Qing dynasty, it is
one of the five important Lamaist temples
Fresco: It was made from 1385 to 1619,
employing the eclectic artist energies of
Chines Daoist , Tibetan and Naxi Buddhists
and local dongba shamans.
Visit The Jingzhen
Octagonal pavilion, Villages of Aini ethnic
minority people, Wild Elephant Valley.
Octagonal pavilion: It was constructed
in 1701 through the joint efforts of the
Han and Dai peoples. The pagoda consists
of a platform, a body and a top. Its total
height is 15.4 meters, with a 2 meter-tall
and 8.6 meter-wide platform and a 5 meter-high
body. A copper sculpture of Sakyamuni is
Elephant Valley: Tourists can walk about
on the overhead corridor and enjoy the scene
of wild elephants bathing, playing water
and seeking for food. The tree houses is
the unique hotel built in the trees, so
many foreigners are very interested in it.
Visit Menglun Botanical
Garden, Ganlanba and Manting Park.
Botanical Garden: More than 6,000 species
of tropical plants from both China and abroad
have been collected and cultivated in over
20 plant collections (garden). The Garden
has been const constructed as a botanical
garden with the largest area and the richest
plant diversity in China.
Known as "the Plume of the Peacock",
With green trees all the year round and
bamboo houses scattered around, the place
is very attractive.
- Kunming - Departure
(Breakfast + Lunch)
After breakfast, take flight to Kunming.
Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the
Qiongzhu Temple and the Flower-Bird Market. Transfer to Kunming airport to connect with your onward flight.
Temple: A Buddhist temple which was first built in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Verdant old trees surround the temple and the peaks are always curled up by cloud and mist. The most impressive features in this temple are the 500 Arhat sculptures. Compared with Bodhisattvas, Arhats look more like human beings than Gods, and therefore they are popular among the common people and monks.
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The hotel accommodation is based on two persons sharing
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a twin room alone, the single room supplement will
For the land tour in each city, daily American breakfast
is served in the hotel, and Chinese lunch and/or dinner
will be served with two cups of soft drink outside
the hotel. All meal arrangements are served as the
Private transfers for you and your party as a group
between airports, train stations, hotels and all sightseeing
spots. Separate arrivals and departures will incur
One private English-speaking guide and driver will
accompany you on all normal sightseeing tours in each
Entrance fees to the tourist sites.
your tour include a cruise, then the shore excursion
in groups and activities will be subject to the arrangements
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recommend that you purchase full coverage travel insurance
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of obtaining your visa to enter China.
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- 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.
Dali Ancient City
Jade Dragon Snow Mountain
Jade Spring Park:
Lijiang Ancient Town