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      线路名称: 2 Full Days Tour to the Centre of Heaven and Earth in China: Luoyang and Dengfeng from Shanghai
      天 数: 4天 
      往返交通: Train/Car 
      最后更新: 2019/7/14 
      提前报名: 建议提前1天以上  
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      CN-CUL04 ¥2530起 ¥2530起 ¥0起 95 % 021-53069239 
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      Why we suggest this tour itinerary? 

      Nowhere to go at weekend for expatriates in Shanghai? This 2-full days central China UNESCO sites tour can make you escape from the hustle and bustle city to enjoy many typical ancient Chinese culture and scenery sites and explore Luoyang city, the origin of China (means central kingdom), and Dengfeng area, the Centre of Heaven and Earth in China both in astronomical terms and in ancient Chinese culture and religion, The birthplace of Zen sect of Buddhism, the temple for the God of the central scared mountain, one of the oldest academy in China, one of the 3 biggest and finest grottos in China, the very unique tomb museum in the world. 

       

      Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary: 

      In Luoyang: 

      Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum, Longmen Grottos. 

       

      In Dengfeng: 

      Shaolin Temple (the birthplace of Zen Sect of Buddhism and Chinese Martial Art – Kong Fu), Zhong Yue Temple (ancient Taoist temple for Sacred Central Mountain in China - Mt. Songshan), Songyang Academy. 

       

      Experience in the Itinerary:

      * To know more about the ancient Chinese funeral culture in the very unique tomb museum in Luoyang. 

      * Marvel at the magnificent Longmen Grottos (UNESCO World Heritage), one of the 3 biggest and finest grottos in China. 

      * Explore Dengfeng - the Centre of Heaven and Earth in China both in astronomical terms and in ancient Chinese culture and religion (UNESCO World Heritage), visit the birthplace of Zen Sect - Shaolin Temple, the temple for the God of the central scared mountain - Zhongyue Temple, one of the oldest academy in China - Songyang Academy. 

       

      More about Dengfeng: 

      In Dengfeng, tourists can visit "the Centre of Heaven and Earth in China" which is one of the UNESCO World Heritage site since 2010.

       

      Dengfeng, one of the early capitals of China around 4000 years ago, is located at the foot of the Mt. Songshang, one of the most sacred mountains in China. The city is one of the most renowned spiritual centres of China, home to various religious institutions and temples, such as the Taoist Zhongyue Temple (for the god of Sacred Mt.Songshan, the central sacred mountain of China), the Buddhist Shaolin Temple, as well as the Confucian Songyang Academy, hence its poetic expression derived from Chinese literature as the spiritual "Centre of Heaven and Earth".  

       

      The centre of heaven and earth in astronomical terms is used as a propitious place for a capital of terrestrial power, and Mount Songshan as the natural symbol of the centre of heaven and earth is used as the focus for sacred rituals that reinforce that earthly power. The buildings that clustered around Dengfeng were of the highest architectural standards when built and many were commissioned by Emperors. They thus reinforced the influence of the Dengfeng area. 

       

      More about Historic Monuments of Dengfeng in “The Centre of Heaven and Earth” at UNESCO World Heritage Website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1305

      ▲行程按排
      日期 行程 用餐 住宿
      D1 In the evening or night, Board on the overnight Luxurious 1st Class Soft Sleeper train at Shanghai Railway Station (in the downtown Shanghai, Hengfeng Road cross Tianmu Road Middle) by yourselves. The distance between Shanghai and Luoyang City is 1122km. It will take around 10 hours on the way and tourists will arrive at Luoyang in next morning. Not included in the quotation  Overnight in Sleeper Train 
      D2

      You will be met by your local guide and driver at the Luoyang Railway Station. Your sightseeing today will began with the visit to the famous Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum. This museum has 22 restored ancient tombs dating from the Han dynasty to the Northern Song Dynasty (202 BC- 1127 AD), including 10 Han Dynasty tombs(202 BC- 220 AD), 2 Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) tombs and 5 Song Dynasty tombs(960-1127 AD). Many colorful murals have been restored and pottery pieces and other relics excavated from the tombs are also on display. 

      More about Luoyang Ancient Tomb Museum at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luoyang_Ancient_Tombs_Museum 

        

      After Lunch, you will get to the southern suburb of Luoyang city to visit the Longmen Grottos - one of the 3 most famous ancient Grottos in China and it is also the UNESCO World Heritage site. Carving began in the 5th century, Longmen Grottos boasts 1352 caves, more than 100000 statues, 40 pagodas and 3600 tablets with Buddhist inscriptions. The peaceful Yi River meanders its way through the south of the Luoyang City here, cutting across steep cliffs on both sides. Above, thousands of Buddhist statues stand, peering out of the cliff side. It has long been recognized as a cultural, historical, artistic and religious site. As such, it is listed under United Nations World Heritage List. 

       

      More about Longmen Grottos at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longmen_Grottoes  

      More about Longmen Grottos at UNESCO official website: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1003

        

      As the day draws to an end, drive to Dengfeng City (sacred place for Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism in China) (70 KM/1.5 Hours from Luoyang to Dengfeng)

      Not included in the quotation  Overnight in Dengfeng 
      D3

      You will start your tour in Dengfeng with the visit to Shaolin Temple (the birthplace of Zen Sect of Buddhism and Chinese Martial Art – Kung Fu). The temple was firstly built in 477 AD and the first abbot is Batuo, (also, Fotuo or Bhadra - the Chinese transposition of Buddha), an Indian dhyana master who came to China in AD 464 to spread Buddhist teachings. In 527, an Indian monk, Bodhidarma (known to the Chinese as Da Mo), founded the Mahayana Sect of Buddhism, which is known as Chen (or Zen). He stayed there till his death in 535, and the temple has become the centre of Chinese Buddhism. It is said that Da Mo, seeing monks becoming fat and lazy from long hours sitting in meditation, came up with the idea of walking meditation, which imitated the natural motions of animals and birds. Eventually, the imitation evolved into a form of unarmed combat or martial arts, which is known as Kungfu

       

      In another part of the temple, you can see the unique "Forest of Dagodas" (Pagoda Forest), with its 243 stupas or dagoaas each containing the remains of an abbot from the Shaolin Monastery. They were built of either stone or brick. The first stupa at this site was built in 791 and the last in 1803. They range from seven stories (14.6 metres) to just a metre in height with many different styles. Against the deep and far mountains, this forest looks more like a holy place.  

       

      In the afternoon, you will visit Zhong Yue Temple (ancient Taoist temple for Sacred Central Mountain in China - Mt. Songshan) and Songyang Academy (One of the most famous ancient classical learning Academies in China)  

       

      Zhongyue Temple was the place for the emperor to worship the Zhongyue God (the god of Sacred Mt.Songshan, the central sacred mountain of China). It covers an area of 100, 000 square meters with 11 couryards, which was set up in Han Dynasty (206BC-25AD). It is the earliest base of Taoism in the central China. The current Zhongyue Temple was rebuilt during Emperor Qianlong (1736-1796 AD), Qing Dynasty, followed same design and architect style of Forbidden City in Beijing. It possesses over 400 rooms and 3,000 ancient cypresses. The tablets of Wei and Tang Dynasties and the 4 figures of cast iron of the Song Dynasty preserved here are of great historical value. And the earliest Pagoda in China - Songyue Pagoda is also located here. It is built in AD523, 40m high.  

        

      Songyang Academy, one of the four biggest Academies of Classical Learning in the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279), gives a complete depiction of Chinese ancient education. There is a 3000-year old cypress tree in the Academys courtyard, which is believed to be the oldest in China. It is a paradise for study because the environment is extremely serene and beautiful.  

        

      After Dinner, drive to Zhengzhou - the capital of Henan Province (76km/1.5 hours), take overnight train from Zhengzhou to Shanghai. (The distance between Zhengzhou and Shanghai is 998KM. It will take around 11-14 hours on the way.). Arrive at Shanghai in the early morning on the next day.

      Not included in the quotation  Overnight in Sleeper Train 
      D4 Arrive at the Railway Station in Shanghai. Not included in the quotation   
      ▲费用包含

      Price:  per person in CNY (Chinese Yuan)

      1 P

      2 P

      3 P

      4 P

      5 P

      6865 

      4425

      3610

      3200

      3050

      6 P

      7 P

      8 P

      9 P

      10 P

      2900

      2770

      2670

      2595

      2530

      Single Room Supplement: CNY 245

      * For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

       

      ▲费用不包含
      Price includes:
      1. Luxurious 1st Class Soft Berth train ticket from Shanghai to Luoyang, Soft Berth train ticket from Zhengzhou to Shanghai.

      2. Two days private car with parking fee and highway fee in Hen’nan Province.
      3. Two days local private English speaking guide.
      4. Entrance ticket to the attractions, and the battery car in Shaolin Temple area as listed in the itinerary.
      5. 4-star standard hotel in Dengfeng (2 people stay in one room)

      * But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

      6. Tour accident insurance. 

       

      Price excludes:
      Lunch & dinner (Please ask the guide & driver to take the meal with you.)

      Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping.

       

      * Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.

       

      No national guide.

       

      Please Note:

      1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount.

      2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan.

      3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

      4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

      5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).

      The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

      6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

      7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…)

      8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour.

      9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.

       

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