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4 Days Shanxi Yuncheng History and Culture Tour

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Day 1: Meet you at your hotel and transfer you to visit Yuncheng Salt Lake and Haizhou Guandi Temple.

Your private guide and driver will meet you around 9:00 am in your Yuncheng hotel, then we will visit Yuncheng Salt Lake and Haizhou Guandi Temple.

--Yuncheng Salt Lake is one of the three largest inland salt lakes of sodium sulfate type in the world. Except sightseeing, visitors could enjoy floating, black mud bath, hot spring, spectacle photography and bird watching here.

--Haizhou Guandi Temple is the largest and most important temple enshrining and worshiping Guan Yu in ancient China.It was first built in Sui Dynasty (589 AD), and it was expanded and reconstructed in Song and Ming Dynasties, until Yongzheng Emperor of Qing Dynasty, he made a decision to sacrifice Guan Yu as Confucius as a role model to military people and officer. And now all the main buildings in the temple were built at that time. 

Meal: lunch

Day 2: All day program from Yuncheng to Yongji to visit Guanque Tower, Pujiu Temple and Yingying Tower.

Today we will have a Chinese romance discovery to Guanque Tower and Pujiu Temple.

--Guanque Tower is one of the four famous buildings in ancient time in China; it is located by the side of Yellow River where is the best location to enjoy the river view. And climbing a good location tower to enjoy the splendid view and write poetry were traditional Chinese scholars' romance.

--Pujiu temple is a unique temple for blessing love in China, where the famous ancient Chinese love story "Romance of the West Wing" took place.In the love story, Zhang went to Beijing for the imperial competitive examination, and stayed in Pujiu Temple because of days of heavy rains, and he fell in love at the first sight with Cui Yingying who lived on the west wing room of the temple. Zhang tried to meet Cui yingying by jumping over the wall of west wing, the apricot tree of west wing and the wall left a foot-mark.

Meal: lunch

Day 3: Today we will visit Yuncheng Museum, Yongle Palace and Diyin Underground Courtyard.

Today we will visit the best city museum -- Yuncheng Museum and the most magnificent Taoist mural in China -- Yongle Palace.

--Yuncheng Museum is the best city museum in China. Here you could discover the local history, salt culture and ancient treasures,especially Types of Bronze ware and Greem Glaze Three Layers Ceramic Tower.

--Yuncheng Yongle Palace is the most magnificent Taoist mural in China. There are 1000 square meters of exquisite giant murals painted 700 years ago. In Yongle Palace, the most valuable treasure is the exquisite murals on the walls of halls and gate. The characteristic of Yongle Palace Mural are huge size (more than 2 meters high), numerous images of Taoist god without similar, magnificent colors and smooth painting lines.

--The Diyin Underground Courtyard is distributed in Sanmenxia City of Henan Province, Yuncheng City of Shanxi Province and Longdong District of Gansu Province,  an interesting folk house.

Day 4: All day program to Macun Brick Carving Tombs, Houtu Temple and Li Family Courtyard.

Today is a folk history and culture discovery for visiting Macun Brick Carving Tombs, Houtu Temple and Li Family Courtyard.

--Macun Brick Carving Tombs show the layout and living scene of the owners' courtyards before their death. It is a rare brick carving masterpiece in the song and Jin Dynasties (960-1234 AD).The Macun Brick Carving Tombs are the best brick carving tombs in the period when this tombs decoration were really popular in the south Shanxi area, a good scenic spot for enjoying technical brick carving and discovering the life at the period.

--Wanrong Houtu Temple is the largest and oldest temple for sacrificing the goddess of land in China. It is the ancestral temple of all god/goddess land temples; further more, it is believed that the Wanrong Houtu Temple is the source of the Temple of heaven in Beijing. 

--Li Family Courtyard is a residence by Li Ziyong who is a merchant pr

ince.On the basis of accumulate Shangxi Style Courtyard, it integrates the south China Hui Style Architecture and European Gothic Architecture, which has a high cultural and artistic value.

Meal: lunch

Service includes:

*Hotel accommodations with breakfast as specified (but hotels are subject to change to the same category before finally confirmed).

*All meals as specified in the itinerary.

*Transfers among airports & hotels as specified in the itinerary by private car or coach with driver & English-speaking guide.

*Entrance fees for sightseeing as outlined in the itinerary with English speaking guide.

*Travel insurance in mainland China during the above travel period.

*Arrangements for the planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

** No Photo on the frescoes in Yongle Palace.

** We could adjust the program according to your arrival and departure transportation.

** Except Yuncheng, Shanxi Province has many interesting historical sites, such as Pingyao Ancient Town in Jinzhong, Jin Temple in Taiyuan, Grand Hanging Temple and Yungang Grottoes in Datong. If you would like to make this destinations in your program, please feel free to contact us.

** Do not suggest you to visit during Chinese public holiday vacations such as the May Labor's Day (1st -3th May), Chinese National Day (1st - 7th Oct), Chinese Spring Festival (depends the Chinese Lunar Calendar). 


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