Danxia Landform

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  • Consist of a red bed characterized by steep cliffs
  • Formed from red-coloured sandstones and conglomerates of largely Cretaceous age

 

Jiuzhaigou

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  • Nature reserve and national park
  • Known for its many multi-level waterfalls, colorful lakes, and snow-capped peaks
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Mutianyu

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  • #7 of the top 25 landmarks in the world
  • One of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall of China
  • The Great Wall used to serve as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs

 

Hong Kong Disneyland

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  • #25 of the top 25 amusement parks in the world
  • Theme park located on reclaimed land in Penny’s Bay, Lantau Island
  • Disney attempted to avoid problems of cultural backlash by incorporating Chinese culture, customs, and traditions when designing and building the resort, including adherence to the rules of feng shui

 

Terracotta Army

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  • #24 of the top 25 museums in the world
  • Collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China
  • Form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife
  • Dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Temple of Heaven

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  • Imperial complex of religious buildings
  • Was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. ‘
  • Has been regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, predates Taoism.
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Lijiang

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  • City famous for Old Town of Lijiang
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Huangshan

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  • Well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above
  • Frequent subject of traditional Chinese paintings and literature, as well as modern photography
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Potala Palace

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  • Was the residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising
  • Built 1645
  • World Heritage Site

 

Longmen Grottoes

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  • Some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art
  • Houses tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples
  • Many once painted, were carved as outside rock reliefs and inside artificial caves excavated from the limestone cliffs
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

 

Airport Express (MTR)

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  • Links the principal urban areas with the Hong Kong International Airport and the AsiaWorld–Expo exhibition and convention centre
  • Not primarily a rapid transit or metro line but a premium-fare express service for the airport and exhibition centre
  • Average speed is 81 mph

 

The Bund

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  • Waterfront area that runs along the Huangpu River
  • One of the most famous tourist destinations in Shanghai

 

MTR

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  • Major public transport network serving Hong Kong
  • 99.9% on time rate

 

Away Spa

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  • Highly rated spa in mainland China

 

Lost Plate Food Tours

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  • Food tour that offers off the beaten path restaurants locals enjoy
  • Each stop includes learning the historical and cultural facts about each city’s local food scene

 


 

Costs

all flights $3,731

food $9/day x 30 days = $270

hotel $19/day x 28 days = $532

tickets (all attractions) $518

TOTAL for whole itinerary $5,051

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