Here you can find the day-to-day description for China in 2 weeks.
Any extensions for this tour can be found at the bottom of this page.
|4||Train||Beijing - Pingyao||Pingyao|
|6||Train||Pingyao - Xi’an (high speed train)||Xi'an|
|8||Bus, Train||Xi’an - Luoyang - Longmen - Shaolin Temple - Zhengzhou - Guilin||Night train to Guilin|
|9||Bus||Guilin - Ping’an (Longji Rice Terraces)||Ping’an (Longji Rice Terraces)|
|10||Bus||Ping'an - Yangshuo||Yangshuo|
|12||Bus, Train||Yangshuo - Gongchen - Guangzhou - Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|13||Bus, Train||Hong Kong||Hong Kong|
|14||Hong Kong||End of tour|
In the afternoon you travel by high-speed train from Beijing to the traditional town of Pingyao, listed as an UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
The 1500-year-old Shaolin Monastery is the birthplace of the world-renowned martial arts form that we know today as Kung Fu. The complex consists of a number of beautiful buildings from the Ming and Qing dynasties. Nowadays, pupils are taught in (Zen-) meditation and the martial arts.
You visit the Buddhist caves of Longmen. The complex includes 2,100 grottoes and niches and over 100,000 Buddhist images and statues and stretches for one km along the west bank of the Yi River. The most impressive monument is the 17 meter high Vairocana Buddha.