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8 Days Shanxi Yungang Grottoes / Hukou Waterfall / Mt. Wutai + Pingyao Ancient City (CWTS2)

Valid for travel from Mar 2017 onwards

OVERVIEW:

Discover Shanxi's best-kept secrets and be amazed at all the natural treasures you can find! Visit grottoes of magnificent scales, sacred monasteries and temples, great water bodies of the earth, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Great for first-timers to China
  • Suitable for Pioneer Generation travellers
  • Family-friendly
  • Highly scenic

ATTRACTIVE HIGHLIGHTS :

** No Shopping Tour **

** Fly by SQ A380 **

CTC EXCLUSIVE

  • Experience High Speed Train from Taiyuan to Beijing
  • Savor Shanxi Cuisine with noodle-making demonstration in Taiyuan

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Shanxi’s World Heritage Sites: Yungang Grottoes, Mt. Wutai & Pingyao Ancient Town 
  • Xuankong Si (Overhanging Monastery) at Mt. Hengshan- a strange yet wonderful building
  • Qiao's Compound – the filming site of famous movie “Raise the Red Lanterns” by Zhang Yimou
  • Hukou Waterfall – most magnificent view on the Yellow River

ACCOMODATION: 1N stay at a nostalgic inn in Pingyao

FREE GIFT:One piece of Pingyao cutting-paper

DAY 1: Singapore - Beijing - Datong

Assemble at Changi Airport for your flight to Beijing, the capital of China. Upon arrival, we will take our coach to Datong for dinner.

Meals Plan: Dinner, Meals On Board

DAY 2: Datong – Mt. Wutai

Datong is one of the northern cities in Shanxi and also an important northern transportation hub in China. In the morning, visit the Yungang Grottoes (battery-powered car ride included). It is a treasure trove of Buddhist carvings unrivaled in the world with a variety of more than 51,000 statues. Yungang Grottoes, together with Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang and Dunhuang Grottoes in Gansu, are considered as the Three Greatest Buddhist Grottoes in China. Next, visit the Nine Dragon Screen. After that, we will visit Xuankong Si (Overhanging Monastery) at Mt. Hengshan, located at Hunyuan County, is a masterpiece of its kind in China. After that, head for Mt. Wutai.

 

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 3: Mt. Wutai – Taiyuan

Mt. Wutai is one of China’s four sacred Buddhist Mountains lying deep in an alpine valley enclosed by the five peaks. It has around 15 old temples and monasteries. Today, visit Xiantong Temple which is among the largest and oldest temples in Mt. Wutai. Then explore the beautiful, white Tayuan Temple. With a pagoda in the center, the main hall at the front and the Buddhist scripture chamber at the back, this temple will leave you in awe. Visit Pusa Peak, also known as the “Little Potala”. Lastly, ask for blessings for you and your family at Wanfo Tower. After lunch, continue on your coach journey to Taiyuan.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4: Taiyuan – Qixian – Hukou

We will go to Qixian to visit the Qiao Family Compound in the morning. Built in 1755, this well-preserved and exquisite structure used to be the residence of Qiao Zhiyong, who was a famous businessman during the Qing Dynasty. Now it is reputed as the bright pearl of North China's residential architecture. It is also a masterpiece of northern residential household, where the famous movie 'Raise the Red Lanterns' was shot. We will continue on our coach journey to Hongdong for a visit to the Big Locust Tree, used for worshipping ancestors. After that, proceed to Hukou for our night’s stay.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5: Hukou Waterfall – Pingyao

Hukou Waterfall, located at the intersection of Shanxi Province and Shaanxi Province, is the second largest waterfall in China. The magnificent waterfall of 15 meters high and 20 meters wide sees tremendous amount of water from the mighty Yellow River pouring down powerfully on the rocks. The waterfall is named Hukou (meaning the mouth of the teapot), because the water looks like it’s pouring down from a huge teapot. The scene is overwhelmingly beautiful; it forms a thick veil of mists, with colors swirling from yellow to grey, and grey to blue. The locals call this awesome scenery "smoke from the river". We will depart for Pingyao after appreciating this natural phenomenon. After dinner, sit back and enjoy China’s first indoor live performance <See also Pingyao> at your own expense.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6: Pingyao – Taiyuan

Today’s highlight will surely be the famous Pingyao Ancient City (battery-powered car ride included). During the Qing Dynasty, Pingyao was a financial center of China. We will visit the Rishengchang Financial House Museum which is considered China’s first bank. Stroll down Qing Ming Street and feel the traditional atmosphere of 200 years ago. Afterwards, we will see the most well-preserved Pingyao County Office (‘Yamen’ in ancient Chinese sayings). We will wrap up the morning’s tour by ascending the Ancient City Wall, an UNESCO world heritage site and have a spectacular view of the whole city. After lunch, we will proceed to Taiyuan.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7: Taiyuan

Taiyuan is one of China's key heavy industry center, and the capital of the landlocked Shanxi province in North China. Visit the Jin Ancestral Hall and the Coal Museum in the morning at own expense. Jin Ancestral Hall is the first imperial ancestral hall known as Shanxi’s Little Jiangnan. In the Coal Museum you can board a small train to experience a journey to a coal well and learn the whole process of coal mining. After lunch, visit Donghu Vinegar Garden and learn about the vinegar manufacturing process and its culture. Tonight, enjoy the specially arranged dinner with a noodle-making demonstration while savoring the famous Shanxi Cuisine.

Meals Plan: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8: Taiyuan – Beijing - Singapore

We bid farewell to Taiyuan in the morning and depart for Beijing by the express train. Upon arrival, transfer to the airport for your international flight back to Singapore. We hope you have enjoyed the trip with CTC Travel!

Meals Plan: Breakfast

REMARKS

  • Taxes / Flight schedule subject to change.
  • Tour subject to confirmation.
  • 1, Compulsory tour (RMB600/ADT, RMB350/CHD below 1,2m in height): the Coal Museum + Jinci Ancestral Hall + Show + Taiyuan Liuxiang Night Tour
  • 2, Actual sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
  • 3, In the event of discrepancy between Chinese & English itinerary, refer to the Chinese

DEPARTURES & PRICE:

  • Full Package includes air tickets, hotel accommodations, meals and sightseeings are specify in itinerary.
  • Land Package includes all of the above except air tickets
  • Highlighted row indicate discount is available

Full Packages Land Packages

Departure
Date
Airline Single Twin Triple Child
With Bed
Child
w/o Bed
Child
Half Twin
16/12/2017 1199 899 899 799 699 899
16/12/2017 1699 1399 1399 1199 1099 1299
22/12/2017 1599 1299 1299 1099 999 1199
23/12/2017 1199 899 899 799 699 899
23/12/2017 1739 1439 1439 1239 1139 1339
24/12/2017 1599 1299 1299 1099 999 1199
15/02/2018 1739 1439 1439 1239 1139 1339
16/02/2018 1599 1299 1299 1099 999 1199
17/02/2018 1599 1299 1299 1099 999 1199
03/03/2018 1599 1299 1299 1099 999 1199
10/03/2018 1539 1239 1239 1039 939 1139
17/03/2018 1539 1239 1239 1039 939 1139
18/03/2018 1559 1259 1259 1059 959 1159
24/03/2018 1539 1239 1239 1039 939 1139
31/03/2018 1539 1239 1239 1039 939 1139
16/12/2017
CA
Single SGD 1199
Child With Bed SGD 799
Twin SGD 899
Child w/o Bed SGD 699
Triple SGD 899
Child Half Twin SGD 899
16/12/2017
SQ
Single SGD 1699
Child With Bed SGD 1199
Twin SGD 1399
Child w/o Bed SGD 1099
Triple SGD 1399
Child Half Twin SGD 1299
22/12/2017
SQ
Single SGD 1599
Child With Bed SGD 1099
Twin SGD 1299
Child w/o Bed SGD 999
Triple SGD 1299
Child Half Twin SGD 1199
23/12/2017
CA
Single SGD 1199
Child With Bed SGD 799
Twin SGD 899
Child w/o Bed SGD 699
Triple SGD 899
Child Half Twin SGD 899
23/12/2017
SQ
Single SGD 1739
Child With Bed SGD 1239
Twin SGD 1439
Child w/o Bed SGD 1139
Triple SGD 1439
Child Half Twin SGD 1339
24/12/2017
SQ
Single SGD 1599
Child With Bed SGD 1099
Twin SGD 1299
Child w/o Bed SGD 999
Triple SGD 1299
Child Half Twin SGD 1199
15/02/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1739
Child With Bed SGD 1239
Twin SGD 1439
Child w/o Bed SGD 1139
Triple SGD 1439
Child Half Twin SGD 1339
16/02/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1599
Child With Bed SGD 1099
Twin SGD 1299
Child w/o Bed SGD 999
Triple SGD 1299
Child Half Twin SGD 1199
17/02/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1599
Child With Bed SGD 1099
Twin SGD 1299
Child w/o Bed SGD 999
Triple SGD 1299
Child Half Twin SGD 1199
03/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1599
Child With Bed SGD 1099
Twin SGD 1299
Child w/o Bed SGD 999
Triple SGD 1299
Child Half Twin SGD 1199
10/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1539
Child With Bed SGD 1039
Twin SGD 1239
Child w/o Bed SGD 939
Triple SGD 1239
Child Half Twin SGD 1139
17/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1539
Child With Bed SGD 1039
Twin SGD 1239
Child w/o Bed SGD 939
Triple SGD 1239
Child Half Twin SGD 1139
18/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1559
Child With Bed SGD 1059
Twin SGD 1259
Child w/o Bed SGD 959
Triple SGD 1259
Child Half Twin SGD 1159
24/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1539
Child With Bed SGD 1039
Twin SGD 1239
Child w/o Bed SGD 939
Triple SGD 1239
Child Half Twin SGD 1139
31/03/2018
SQ
Single SGD 1539
Child With Bed SGD 1039
Twin SGD 1239
Child w/o Bed SGD 939
Triple SGD 1239
Child Half Twin SGD 1139
  • All prices quoted are in Singapore Dollars
  • Prices do not include airport taxes, visa application and service fees, personal insurance, tipping, optional tours, personal expenses and all others not stated in the itinerary
  • All rates are subject to limited availability Itinerary and rates are subject to changes without prior notice
  • Peak season charges and all other relevent surcharges are not included
  • Tours and meals sequence are subject to changes without prior notice
  • All bookings require a minimum deposit of $500-$1000 per person (depending on destination).
  • Bookings must be made at least 7 working days prior to departure date
  • All bookings are subject to availability and confirmation
  • All extensions and deviations are strictly on request and are subject to seat availability, airline rules and regulations
  • Should there be an event of any discrepancies, prices at our retail counters will be taken as the final rate.
  • Child Prices vary and are determined by : Child with bed (1 child sharing room with 2 adults); Child without bed ( 2 children sharing room with 2 adults, 1 child with bed & 1 child without bed); Child Half Twin (1 child sharing room with 1 adult).
  • For further enquiries on your travel programs, please contact CTC Online Travel Centre at 6216 3456 during office hours, or send us an email to enquiry@ctc.com.sg.
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