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Highlights of 6 Days Chinese Historical sites,
Li River Cruise, and Seaport Tour

Tour Code: Top-CFT-001            
Destinations: Hong Kong→Xian→Guilin→Hong Kong                  
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* A well-designed 6-day tour itinerary around historic sites in Xi'an, river and mountain landscapes in Guilin and Hong Kong seaport give a classic impression of China

Day 1
Hong Kong/Xian
Highlights Today:Victoria Peak; Aberdeen; Stanley Market; Repulse Bay

Victoria Peak: the highest point of Hong Kong, 373 meters in height. It overlooks all of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island, Standing atop the peak to have a bird's-eye view of Hong Kong you will be amazed at the breathtaking view of the surrounding city skyline. In this peak, there is an old-fashioned Peak Tram, aged over 110, and the icon of Hong Kong-the famous Peak Tower. This place is the hottest tourist destination of Hong Kong, it combines shopping, restaurants, and entertainment.

Aberdeen: Aberdeen Harbor in Hong Kong is a waterfront harbor resort holding tourist attractions like dinghies, floating restaurants and jumbo kingdom. In Aberdeen, besides experience the traditional life of boat-dwellers, tourists may also enjoy tasty seafood and waterscape.
Stanley Market: Stanley Market is a famous street market located in the Stanley Town. It is a must–see when trip to Hong Kong Island. Many of the stalls or shops in Stanley Market sell Hong Kong tourism souvenirs, such as antiques, paintings, calligraphy work, Silk goods…it has been a small shopping paradise for the locals and the tourists from abroad.

Repulse Bay: a natural swimming pool situated in south of Stanley Town. It is well-known for the long and broad beach, soft and clean sand, calm and gentle wave. As the most representative of its kinds in Hong Kong, it enjoys the reputations of "the First Bay under the Sun" and "Oriental Hawaii"

Day 2
Xian
Highlights Today: Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum; Big Wild Goose Pagoda; Huaqing Hot Springs; Tang Dynasty Dinner Show (Dumpling Banquet with Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show).

Terracotta Warriors and Horses Museum: a much lauded destination in China, in which the terracotta warriors and horses have been extolled as "the eighth great wonder of the world" and "the greatest discovery of the 20th century" since they were dug up in 1974. Nearly 10,000 pieces of unequalled terracotta warriors and horses constitute a big commanding legion in the big pits of the museum. Two exquisite pieces of Bronze Chariots with Horses, uncounted bronze weapons such as crossbows, arrows, spears, swords, lances, and halberds etc also found in the pits. They were all listed on the World Cultural Heritage Catalogue by the UNESCO in 1987.

Big Wild Goose Pagoda: aka Dayan Pagoda, located in the Da Ci'en Temple, it was first built in the Tang Dynasty. Xuanzang, an eminent Buddhist scholar of the time, planned to have a huge stone pagoda built to house the Sanskrit Buddhist scriptures that he had brought back from India.

Huaqing Hot Springs: situated at the northern foot of Mt. Lishan in Lintong County, 30 kilometers from Xian City, Huaqing Hot Spring is famed for both its dainty spring scenery and the romantic love story of Emperor Xuanzong (685-762) and his concubine Yang Guifei in the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Dumpling Banquet: dumpling (Jiaozi) has a history of over 2,000 years in China. In 1987, having been invented many shapes and flavors, this traditional Chinese food was first offered on the banquet of a famous Xi'an restaurant, Jie Fang Lu Dumpling Restaurant. In the banquet, not only can the customers enjoy the most artistic shape of Jiaozi, but the most flavors of its kind in the world.

Tang Dynasty Music and Dance Show:A performance of music and dances that was originated in the Tang dynasty capital Chang'an (present Xi'an) over a thousand years ago. At the show, the musicians present the music with the Tang-dynasty-style musical instruments, and dancers perform the dances that were danced in the ancient palace.

Day 3
Xi'an/Guilin
Highlights Today:Shaanxi Provincial History Museum; Ancient City Wall

Shaanxi Provincial History Museum: covers an area of 70,000 square meters, the museum houses a large collection of 113,000 historic and cultural objects unearthed in Shaanxi, being an absolute must for every visitor to Xian.
Ancient City Wall: The wall is 15 meters wide and 11.9 kilometers in perimeter, it is the most intact city defensive fortification in China, including turrets, ramparts, sentry towers, gate towers, battlements and a number of other military facilities.

Day 4
Guilin / Li River Cruise/Yangshuo/Guilin
Highlights Today:Li River Cruise; West Streets; Cormorants Catching Fish
Li River Cruise: is a famous river cruise in China, boasts of the beautiful stunning karst scenery on the river banks. Along the river, tourists will see the green peculiar-looking peaks, luxuriant bamboo forest, buffalos, villages, fruitful orchards, paddy fields and farmers…It will take 3.5-5 hours to enjoy the picturesque scenery.
West Streets: located in the centre of Yangshuo County, the New West Street and the Old West Street are connected and end on the bank of Li River. They are famous for selling tourism souvenirs, antiques as well as the western food restaurants, Chinese food restaurant, cafes, bars, language schools, Chinese art schools, Taiji (Shadow Boxing) and Kungfu schools…

Cormorants Catching Fish: It is very traditionally to use cormorants catching fish in China. In the evening, the fishermen on bamboo rafts use strong lights suspended over the water to attract the fish. The cormorants, which are tethered with rings round the base of their necks, catch the fish and then disgorge them for the fishermen. It is said that one cormorant is better than three fishermen.

 

Day 5
Guilin / Hong Kong
Highlights Today: Reed Flute Cave; Seven Star Park; Elephant Trunk Hill

Reed Flute Cave: the largest and most impressive Karst cavern in Guilin. In it you will see many beautiful stalactites, stalagmites and many fantastic spectacles.
Seven Star Park: A beautiful park which covers 120 hectares and includes peaks, rivers, caves, gardens and historic relics.
Elephant Trunk Hill: situated majestically at the southeast of Guilin City and west bank of Li River, Elephant Trunk Hill is regarded as the symbol of Guilin landscape.

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Highlights pictures of 6 Days Chinese Historic sites, Li River Cruise, and Seaport Tour

Victoria Peak
Victoria Peak
Repulse Bay
Repulse Bay
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Big Wild Goose Pagoda
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance
Tang Dynasty Music and Dance
Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Shaanxi Provincial History Museum
Cormorants
Cormorants
Elephant Trunk Hill
Elephant Trunk Hill
Li River
Li River
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