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East West understands that each client have different interests and preference. Listed below are tour and package selections that will help you in planning your itinerary. These items are grouped according to the type of experience you have selected.

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Day Trip at Terra Cotta Warriors
Take a domestic airfare from Beijing to Xian.
Upon arrival, proceed with the wonder tour at The Terracotta Warrior.

The museum is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. The figures, dating from approximately the late third century BCE, were discovered in 1974 by local farmers in Lintong District, Xi'an, Shaanxi province.

Transfer back to the airport after the tour.

*Lunch stop will be arranged at a local restaurant - prices based on consumption to be paid directly by the guests
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Beijing High Speed Train
Enjoy the scenery while we take a train ride from Beijing. Currently, there are two kinds of High Speed Trains, also called bullet trains running between Beijing and Shanghai, namely G trains running in daytime at a highest speed of 300 km/h (186 mph) linking Luoyang, and D trains running overnight at a highest speed of 250 km/h (217 mph), linking Tianjin, Shanghai, Hebei, Shandong, Anhui and Jiangsu.

 
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Discovery of the Forbidden City
In this program, we will take a walking tour of the Forbidden City Wall which was recently opened. Start with a 10-minute walk from East Palace Gate to the South Gate, the main entrance.

First, visit the The Belvedere of Literary Profundity (Wenyuan Ge). It is a bibliotheca behind the Hall of Literary Brilliance (Wenhua dian). It was constructed in 1776, the forty-first year of the Qianlong reign (1736-1795), modeling on the renowned Belvedere of Heaven's First Creation (Tianyi ge) in Zhejiang province. 

Next, visit The Palace of Heavenly Purity (Pu Yi's abdication room). This is a smaller version of the Hall of Supreme Harmony. As it was deemed inferior to the Hall of Supreme Harmony everything within it is smaller than similar items in the superior palace. However, it is the largest palace in the Inner Court of Forbidden City and it is superior to any other structures there. Next, proceed to the Hall of Clocks and Watches - a home to a fantastic collection of Qing Dynasty (Eighteenth Century) timepieces. The exhibition hall displays about 200 clocks and watches from the imperial collection. These clocks and watches were mostly made in Switzerland, England, France, and Japan, with some Chinese made timepieces on display as well. 

Afterwards, visit the Nine Dragon Wall at the east of the Outer Court and Hall of Preserving Harmony. This wall is a relatively recent addition to the Forbidden City built in 1773 as a part of a large renovation of the northeastern section of the palace to create a retirement villa for Emperor Qianlong. The Nine Dragon Wall, was built to provide privacy by blocking the view through the Gate of Imperial Supremacy (Huangji men) into the Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Ningshou gong). 

Past the wall is the House of Treasure (Treasure Gallery). The Gallery lies on the north-south axis of the Palace of Tranquil Longevity Area (Qianlong Garden) in the northeast of the Palace Museum. Get through the Gate of Spiritual Cultivation (Yangxingmen), to the north of the Palace of Tranquil Longevity (Ningshougong), one can easily find it consisting of three exhibition halls: the Hall of Spiritual Cultivation (Yangxingdian), the Hall of Joyful Longevity (Leshoutang), which were living quarters for the Imperial Regent, the consorts and concubines, and the Belvedere of Well-Nourished Harmony (Yihexuan). These three halls now house gold, silver, pearls, jade, utensils, tea services, imperial robe, phoenix crown, daily necessities as well as furnishings of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) imperial family. To the north of the gallery lies the Jingqi Chamber. 

Guest will also be to see the Belvedere of Pleasant Sounds (Changyin), which is the largest opera theatre in the Forbidden City. Now the whole courtyard where it stands is reserved for the Opera Gallery in which the exhibition Opera at the Qing Court is on display all year round. Walk north then you will find the Concubine Zhen Well or the Zhenfei Well. This well was named after the "Imperial Concubine" Zhenfei of the Guangzhu emperor.

Lastly, visit the Hall of Gathering Excellence (the Chu Xiu Gong). This Hall was originally known as the Palace of Longevity and It acquired its current name in the year 1535 A.D. and rebuilt in 1655. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, it was the residence of Empress and Imperial Concubines.


 
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White Horse Temple Luoyang
White Horse Temple, which is located about seven miles away from the city of Louyang, boasts great antique architecture which has remained intact for over 1,900 years. 

This temple, according to tradition, is the first Buddhist temple in China, established in 68 AD under the patronage of Emperor Ming in the Eastern Han dynasty capital Luoyang.

The site is just outside the walls of the ancient Eastern Han capital, some 12–13 kilometres (7.5–8.1 mi) east of Luoyang in Henan Province. It is approximately 40 minutes by bus No. 56 from Luoyang railway station. The temple, although small in comparison to many others in China, is considered by most believers as "the cradle of Chinese Buddhism". The geographical landmarks to the south are Manghan mountain and Lucoche River.
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Great Wall Badaling Pass
Being the ancient military defense project, Great Wall is symbol and proud of China. There are many sections of Great Wall around Beijing city. Badaling Great Wall is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall partly because it is close to Beijing city and connected with urban area by expressway.

This section of wall is the first section opened to tourists (in 1957) after reconstructed. Badaling Great Wall shows the Great Wall as it would have looked originally, and it does not look too new. That is another reason of why most travelers choose Badaling Great Wall. 
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Old Town of Luoyang
Luoyang that is a little west of Zhengzhou City. The Old Town District measures a few square miles as the main center, but it probably extends out over twenty square miles. It is the best place to find remaining ancient architecture.

One of the city's architectural spot is the big arched gate that was part of a city wall. It is said that the gate is built 600 AD though th gate itself does not look old. The area also features a museum for folk art that contains local art such as paper cuttings art, local clothing, and other local artwork. Some of the streets are shopping streets that sell a certain kind of good or article. One special feature of the area is a Muslim community. Many of Luoyang’s Muslims live here. While there, visit a Muslim restaurant, visit, the shops and see the lives of the people on the streets.
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Longmen Grotto
Longmen Caves are some of the finest examples of Chinese Buddhist art. Housing tens of thousands of statues of Buddha and his disciples, they are located 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) south of present-day Luòyáng in Hénán province, China. The images, many once painted, were carved as outside rock reliefs and inside artificial caves excavated from the limestone cliffs of the Xiangshan and Longmenshan mountains, running east and west. The Yi River flows northward between them and the area used to be called Yique ("The Gate of the Yi River").

The alternative name of "Dragon's Gate Grottoes" derives from the resemblance of the two hills that check the flow of the Yi River to the typical "Chinese gate towers" that once marked the entrance to Luoyang from the south.
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Lunch at local restaurant in Beijing
Enjoy a meal at a local restaurant to taste some of the authentic food serving up at the restaurant and also local's favorites! 
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Understanding Kung Fu in Dengfeng
After breakfast, visit a world famous Buddhist temple in China - Shaolin Temple and Pogada Forest Pagoda where is the largest pagoda forest in China. The Pagoda forest refers to a number of stone or brick pagodas (temples or sacred places) built in Henan province, China from 791 AD during the Tang Dynasty through the Song Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty, Ming Dynasty, and Qing Dynasty. The pagoda forest in Shaolin stands at the foot of Shaoshi Mountain and is one of the largest pagoda forests in China. It was named a National Scenic Spot in 1996.

Both the Shaolin Monastery and the Pagoda Forest were inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2010 as part of the "Historic Monuments of Dengfeng. Witness a Kungfu demonstration at the temple.

In the afternoon, meet the monk and have a 2-hour Kungfu training in Shaolin Temple. 
 
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Beijing VIP Meet and Greet
Our airport personnel will wait for the guests at airport Gang way and assist them with the fast track immigration and collection of baggage before handing them to the tour guide at the arrival hall. 
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13 Days 12 Nights Shanghai, Xi'An and Beijing Package
Embark on a 13 day journey in China where you will visit three of China's most well-known cities - Shanghai, Xi'An and Beijing. This package is highly customisable to your client's preference. 

Itinerary will include: 3 nights Shanghai | 1 night Hangzhou | 3 nights Xi'an | 3 nights Beijing 
    
Explore the highlights of  Shanghai as you visit areas such as the Yu garden, the Jade Buddha Temple, Old Town and the bustling The Bund. Also visit iconic attractions like theTerracotta Warriors Museum where you will be able to witness the incredible clay army created by Emperor Qin Shi Huang around 250BC. 
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8 Days 7 Nights Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong
Embark on a 8 days and 7 nights journey in China and Hong Kong as you visit the famous attractions such as The Great Wall of China, Forbidden City and The Bund in China, as well as The Giant Buddha and a night trip on the harbor in a Chinese junk boat whilst at Hong Kong. 
 
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Shanghai and Beijing Hotel and transfer package
Hotel and Transfer package from Shanghai to Beijing
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Shore Excursion for Hong Kong, Taiwan and China
Are you embarking on a cruise around Asia and require some shore excursions in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China? This package is the one for you! 
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4 days 3 night China Capitals: Past & Present
This 4 days 3 nights package will take you on a journey to explore the old and new capitals of China. Xi'an is one of the oldest city in China, having held the position of several of the most important dynasties in Chinese history. Today, the city of Xi'an has re-emerged as an important cultural center in China's central-northwest region. Meanwhile, Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have made it center of culture and art in China. Currently, Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites which includes the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and parts of the Great Wall.
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8 Days 7 Nights Beijing & Luoyang Exploration
Beijing, China’s massive capital, has history stretching back 3 millennia. Yet it’s known as much for its modern architecture as its ancient sites such as the grand Forbidden City complex, the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Explore the different sites of Beijing as well as the art of Kung Fu
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Beijing Ground Transfer Program (no guide)
An all-in basic Beijing package that is perfect for guests that would like to explore the city on their own pace and interest. This package includes a standard car for all ground arrangments specified in the itinerary. Surcharge applies for arrival / departure transfer between 2300 - 0700 hrs

Package Details:
Day 1. Arrival in Beijing
Day 2. 3 hours car on disposal (no guide)
Day 3. Departure transfer
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Pick Me Up - Beijing
This service includes a standard car for the airport transfers.
Surcharge applies for arrival / departure transfer between 2300 - 0700 hrs
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4 days 3 nights Into The Far East
Take and experiential journey into the Far East! This 4 days 3 nights package will let you have an intimate cultural immersion as well as an authentic Oriental experience of the highlights of Beijing. Travel back in time during and experience the Imperial era of China by visiting Tiananmen Square and The Forbidden City. Explore these two imperial areas that has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. 
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Car on Disposal in Beijing
Explore Beijing at your own pace and with a touch of style/luxury. A chauffeured car that will be at your disposal for a minimum of 3 hrs and you can go anywhere in the city. A guide can also be arranged at a separate cost.
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