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10-Day Summer Holiday Zhangjiajie Tour in August, 2016

Keywords: Zhangjiajie, Summer Holiday

【Young lady dressed in folk costume of Miao people.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Start:Changsha,Capital city of Hunan,China;August 8,2016;Monday;

End:Changsha,Capital city of Hunan,China;August 17,2016;Wednesday;

 

【Scenery of Tianmeng mountain in Zhangjiajie at sunset. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

 Highlights:

*Visit Yuelu Acadamy and Ancient Wall in Changsha .

*Visit Shaoshan, where is the birthplace of Mao Zedong, the founder of the People’s Republic of China. When admire the Former Residence of Mao Zedong, you could know the leader’s normal life and familiar the Chinese modern history. 

*Shoot at the adjacent of Wuling river and Yuanjiang river in  Changde.

*Hear the ancient legends of Fenghuang County (phoenix old city)

*Explore the fantastic scenes of Zhangjiajie,shoot on the top of Mt.Tianzishan,Mt.Tianmenshan and Baofenhu Lake.

 

【Tianmen Cave on the top of Mt. Tianmenshan in Zhangjiajie. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Itinerary:
Day 1 Arrive in Changsha via Guangzhou 

Arrive in Changsha in the afternoon.visit  Yuelu Accadamy at sunset.

Yuelu Academy: Yuelu Academy is one of the four famous academies in China, and it was established by Zhudong, magistrate of Tanzhou prefecture in 976A.D at the time of Northern Song Dynasty. The academy accepted disciples throughout the Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was only in 1903 that the academy was transformed from a school of traditional Confucian learning to an insitute of higher learning and in 1926 it was officially named Hunan University.

Meals:B

Accommodation: Garden Phoenix Hotel or similar 4*

 

Day 2 Changsha—Shaoshan--Changde    

Shooting of Ancient Wall of Changsha city in the early morning.after breakfast, bus t o visit the Former Residence of Mao Zedong (Mao zedong guju). Then, head to Changde, enjoy the scenery of river at sunset . 

Forner Residence of Mao Zedong:which has a courtyard, the house  of a sunny yellow, mud brick walls, with a nicely thatched roof, and is found on a wooded hillside, above some lush paddy fields. You can visit all of the 13 rooms inside that include a kitchen, a dining room, three family bedrooms, a guest room and an ancestral hall. Within the rooms are various personal effects of Mao and his parents, as well as photos from Mao’s life.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation: Changde Cohere Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Scenery of Yuanjiang river in Changde city.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 3 Changde—Fenghuang County  

Get up  early to take photos at  one point,where is the adjacent of rivers in Changde . Next to visit  Taohuayuan after breakfast.Drive to Fenghuang Ancient town in the afternoon.

 Taohuayuan:which is the fairyland on earth described in Tao Yuanming’s “Accounts of Taohuayuan” is well known to the world. Being an extraordinary geographical location, it is adjacent to Wuling on the south and Yuanjiang River on the north. The beauty of Dongting Lake, the grace of Xiaoxiang(Hunan Province), the wonderful views of the Wuxi Lake and the scenery of Wuling all rolled into one. It’s renowned at home and abroad for its pastoral beauty of its mountains and waters, and for the popularity of its temples and tablets. Here you can find the trickled along which the Wuling fisherman walked to the end of the woods; you can see the garden where Tao Yuanming drank leisurely; you can see the Yuxianqiao Bridge where Wangzhi was so absorbed in watching a chess game; you can see the shrine built for the wit and wisdom who are deceased.

Fenghuang Ancient Town:which is praised as “the Most Beautiful Town of China” by famous New Zealand writer Rewi Alley, is a small county renowned for its natural beauty, rich history and culture as well as colorful ethnic customs, located at south Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture of Hunan province, China. Fenghuang means Phoenix in Chinese. Phoenix is a mythical sacred firebird in Chinese mythology representing good omen and longevity. Fenghuang town is given the name after Fenghuang Mountain which resembles Phoenix situated 50 miles away from it. Fenghuang is also an ethnic minority group area, and Miao ethnic minority takes the predominance in number. Exploring Shanjiang Miao Village, where the Miao customs, living style and festivals are kept intact, can be an impressive and interesting experience.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Phoenix Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Boat in Tuotuo River ,which used to carry tourists.】

(Photo: Zhongping Chen)

 

Day 4 Fenghuang Town

Shooting along the Tuojiang river in the early morning.have a rest after being back in the morning.You will visit the Anciet town in the afternoon.Take boat tour on Tuojiang River and enjoy the view of Miao-style tilted houses of the ancient city on both sides of the river.

Fenghuang Ancient Town: the ancient road was built  with stone, along which you will admire the Former Residence of Shen Congwen and East Gate Tower. The Former Residence of Shen Congwen, who was a famous litterateur and educator, is situated in the Phoenix Ancient Town, the birthplace of Shen Congwen. The residence is a typical spacious ancient courtyard with special tectonic style of Ming and Qing Dynasties. It was constructed over 100 years ago by Shen Congwen’s father when serving in the Qing imperial government. East Gate Tower is the relics of Miao minority resisted the invasion of enemy. It is also being called “West Triumphal Arch”. Then, go to admire former residence of Xiong Xilin-the first prime minister of Republic of China, and Yang's family divine yard.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Phoenix Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Residencial houses at the bank of Tuotuo river in Fenghuang Old Town. 】

(Photo: Zhongping Chen)

 

Day 5 Fenghuang--Mt. Zhangjiajie

We still have an early morning to take photos of Fenghuang Ancient Town.Bus to Zhangjiajie after lunch.You will have a leisure time this afternoon.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhangjiajie Intl Hotel or similar 4*

 

 

【Early shooting at the bank of Tuotuo river in Fenghuang Old Town. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 6 Mt.Zhangjiajie

Cable car to the top of Tianzi mountain to take photo in the morning. Next to go on visiting  Golden Whip Stream Canyon (Jinbianxi in Chinese). Golden Whip Stream It flows between steep grotesque peaks and luxuriant trees. Here, the meandering streams, the crystal-clear waterfalls, exotic plants and rare animals co-exist and constitute the extraordinarily beautiful, tranquil and natural ecological environment. No wonder it is called “the most beautiful valley in the world” and “the most poetic stream”.

Tianzi Mountain in Mt.Zhangjiajie: which lies in the northwest of Wulingyuan and stands at a position of tripartite confrontation with Zhangjiajie National Park, and Suoxi Valley. The mount is dotted with nearly 100 natural platforms for sightseeing, more than 2000 stone peaks and dozens of waterfalls and springs. The sea of clouds, the wavelike stone ranges, the snowscape in the winter and the sunrise are the most spectacular. The surrounding spots are mainly composed of Yu Bi Feng (Imperial Brush Peak), Xi Hai (West Sea), Tian Zi Ge (Heaven’s Son Pavilion), Shen Tang Wan (Shentangwan Gulf), and so on. In this subtropical virgin forest, everywhere you can see bizarre plant species and precious birds and animals.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhangjiajie Intl Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Scenery of Tianzishan mountain in Zhangjiajie. 】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

Day 7 Mt. Zhangjiajie

Whole day shooting in Zhangjiajie,along Tianmen mountain,and Tianzi mountain.

Tianmenshan Mountain :which is uniquely skyscraping and domineering.Tianmen cave is the natural mountain-penetrating karst cave with the highest elevation in the world, hangs on the towering cliff. The
cave become the unique sight under heaven and breeds the profound and  grand heaven culture of Fairy
Mountain in  the local area.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhangjiajie Intl Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Scenery of Huangshizhai mountain in Zhangjiajie. 】

(Photo:Zhongping Chen)

 

Day 8 Zhangjiajie

Whole day shooting in Zhangjiajie.take ship to admire the Baofeng Lake (Treasure-Peak Lake) is located in the Suoxiyu Scenic Area.

Baofeng Lake :which features beautiful natural scenery. It is located in the mountains, with abundant water and fresh air. Green trees and stone peaks of various shapes surround the lake. There are also marvelous running waterfalls, pouring out like troops from heaven descending to the world. Yixiantian Valley, which is less than 4 meters wide on average, is another wonderful scenic spot. Only a line of the sky can be seen from the bottom of the valley, which resembles a silk thread, seemingly long and thin. The length, narrowness, and depth here are rare in national scenic spots.

 Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhangjiajie Intl Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Scenery of Huangshizhai mountain in Zhangjie】

 

Day 9  Zhangjiajie

Shooting Zhangjiajie in the morning.Go to visit Dayong town, which is constructed on the ruins of 600-year-old Zhangjiajie ancient city, and is a grand collection of multinational cultural heritages in Zhangjiajie.

Meals:B/L/D

Accommodation:Zhangjiajie Intl Hotel or similar 4*

 

【Singing at the bank of Baofenghu lake.】

(Photo: Zhongping Chen)

 

Day 10 Zhangjiajie--Changsha--Departure

We will have a leisure time this morning,then bus to Changsha airport to take your home flight.Many thanks for your trusting and wish you have a good journey.

Meal:B

 

【Dancing in Zhangjie when evening comes.】

(Photo: Zhongping CHEN)

 

 

 

Quotation:

6-pax: 2283USD/PP           SS:320USD

 

Price includes:

-Twin-shared standard room.

-Entrance fees as indicated in the tour.

- Meals as specified in the itinerary (B= breakfast, L= Chinese lunch, D= Chinese dinner, SD=Special dinner).
- Local experienced English speaking guide service and tour leader-escorted service for the whole trip.
- Air-conditioned private vehicle for transfers and sightseeing.
- Service Charges & Government Taxes.
- Travel Agency Liability Insurance.

Price excludes:

- International airfares

- Chinese visa 

- Personal expenses such as: beverages, laundry services, etc. 

- Tips or gratuities to local driver and guide. 

 

 【Early morning in Fenghuang Old Town.】 

(Photo: Zhongping Chen)

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Notes:

The itinerary is subject to change according to the special situations.


            

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