Luoyang lies in the "centre of the loess" near to the south of the Yellow River in Henan province. For several centuries, Luoyang was the center of China, a major cradle of Chinese civilization. Luoyang has Longmen Grottoes, one of the 4 most famous Buddhist grottoes in China with over one hundred thousand Buddha figures in more than twenty three hundred niches carved on the hill; Luoyang is also known for its famous Shaolin Temple on Songshan Mountain - the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu and the number one Buddhist temple in China. The annual peony fair in April exhibits over 350 varieties of peony, national flower of China.
The Annual Peony Fair in April
A flower of elegance and poise, peony is emblem flower of Luoyang, and once emblem flower of China during imperial China era. The annual Peony Fair is from April 5- May 5 (but the prime time for blossom is between April 10-28). The hotel is much more expensive than other months of the year. Over 350 varieties of peony are cultivated in several peony gardens of Luoyang. When the flower blooms each April, Luoyang celebrates with a month-long floral display, street entertainment, lantern shows, exhibitions of traditional Chinese calligraphy, painting, photography and symposiums.
The Six Horses Chariots Museum
A newly excavated emperors' pit where a dozen of chariots and scores of horses were found dating back to 770 BC East Zhou Dynasty. Other valuable bronze and pottery articles were available as well. The pit was discovered by the construction workers recently when they built the city center square.
* Longmen Grottoes, one of the four most famous Buddist grottes in China.
* the famous Shaolin Temple and martial arts school visit
* The annual peony fair in April with over 360 varieties of peony, national flower of China.
Day 1 Arrive Luoyang/ Longmen Grottoes
Beijing travelers: take high speed train to Luoyang and arrive at around 11:00.
Shanghai travelers: Fly from Shanghai Hongqiao to Luoyang (08:05--9:40 )
Other locales: we welcome those to join us from other locales and meet us in Luoyang.
- Upon arrvial, transfer to coach and drive to the Longmen Grottoes, UNESCO-listed world heritage site in 2000.
It is one of the 4 most famous Buddhist grottoes in China with over one hundred thousand Buddha figures in more than twenty three hundred niches carved on the hill.
- After lunch, visit the White Horse Temple, the very first temple in China when Buddhism was introduced from India.
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
Day 2 Luoyang / Shaolin Temple / Depart Luoyang
- Drive 1.5 hours to Songshan Mountain, visiting famous Shaolin Temple, the cradle of Shaolin Kung Fu and one of the most famous Buddhist temple in China. Now it serves as a center for Zen Buddhism research and development.
- Watch Kungfu performance presented by monks. And then visit the Forest of Pagodas in the back of Shaolin Temple.
- Drive to Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan and depart.
Zhengzhou - Beijing high speed train
Zhengzhou - Shanghai Hongiqiao flight 19:00 - 20:30
(Breakfast, lunch, dinner included)
- Please note that the flights or timing of flights mentioned in the above itinerary may change subject to ticket availability and airline scheduling. Alternative hotels of similar standards will be used if any of the hotels mentioned in the itinerary is unable to provide enough accommodation.
Beijing price: RMB 2900 Single Supplement: RMB 450
Shanghai price: RMB 3950 Single Supplement: RMB 450
Children ages 2-4 pay 50% of total tour price. (Single supplement would be applied if there is a need of extra bed)
Children ages 5-7 pay 60% of total tour price.
Children ages 8-11 pay 80% of total tour price.
Children ages under 2 pay nothing for the tour but may incur the transport costs listed below:
Train tickets cost:
If they require their own berthat on the train they will have to purchase an adult ticket
10% of adult ticket if the child does not require his/her own seat
50% of adult ticket if the child requires his/her own seat
CCC calculates its trip prices and books its trip accommodations based on dual-occupancy rooms. Therefore, single travelers who is booking this trip as a lone passenger, and for whom CCC cannot find a room-mate when booking or paying for the trip, will have to pay the “Single supplement”. Should a room-mate be found, the Single Supplement paid shall be refunded.
CCC services include:
--high speed train Beijing-Luoyang and Zhengzhou-Beijing / Round flights Shanghai-Luoyang & Zhengzhou-Shanghai for Shanghai departure
--1 nights accommodation in a 5-star hotel
--Transfers in customary air conditioned coaches
--Entrance fee for all sights mentioned in the program
--All sightseeing and transfers with one CCC English-speaking tour leader & one local English-speaking tour guide
--Gratuities to the guide and driver
--Local travel insurance
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