As a major city of China and an important gateway to inland cities, Guangzhou is an ideal arrive hub for international travelers. With unique culture and history, Guangzhou will offer you a distinguishing travel experience. This tour will take you from the southeast to the far west of China, show you a massive contrast of culture and nature between Guangzhou and Lhasa. In this trip, you can enjoy Chinese traditional culture, modern cities of China, and mysterious Tibetan Buddhism.
|Day||Route||Attractions & Activities|
|1||Arrive and Sightsee in Guangzhou||Canton Tower|
|2||Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall and Chimelong International Circus||Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, Chimelong International Circus|
|3||Guangzhou-Lhasa||In the Train|
|4||In the Train||In the Train|
|5||Arrival in Lhasa (3680m)||Pick up and transfer to the hotel.|
|6||Lhasa City||Potala Palace, Jokhang Temple, Barkhor Street|
|7||Lhasa Suburb||Drepung Monastery, Sera Monastery|
|8||Lhasa departure||Send off to airport/railway station|
- Canton Tower
Today, you will visit the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall in the morning. It’s an academic temple located in Guangzhou, originally built by Chen clans to educate their juniors and changed to the Chen Clan's Industry College. Now, it houses Guangdong Folk Art Museum. In this museum, you will admire a large collection of delicate artworks, such as potteries, wood carvings, plaster carvings, sculptures, engravings and many handicrafts. At this marvelous place, you can immerse yourself in Chinese traditional culture.
In the afternoon, this tour will take you to the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall. Recognized as the “Father of the Nation”, Sun Yat-sen is the pioneer of the democratic revolution of China. In this memory hall, you can see photos and documents and feel the passionate history and legendary life of Sun Yat-sen.
At night, an excellent performance by Chimelong International Circus will add highlights to your tour. With consummate skills and exciting animal performance, the show will absolutely blow your mind.
- Chen Clan Ancestral Hall
- Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall
- Chimelong International Circus
Today, you will board the train Z264 towards Lhasa at 11:45. The whole journey takes about 54 hours and covers 4980 kilometers, which is the longest route or Qinghai-Tibet Railway. Along the railway, you will enjoy marvelous landscapes of Qinghai-Tibet plateau as well as fast changing scenery of inland cities of China. You’re suggested to bring some food and drink, as well as some books to kill time.
The whole day will be spent in the train. You can enjoy the most breathtaking scenery when the train passes Xining.
When you arrive in Lhasa, our staff will pick you up at Lhasa Airport/ Railway and transfer you to the hotel. From the airport, it takes about 1.5 hours. From the train station, it only takes 20 minutes. Afterward, it's best to relax and take it easy on the first day to get acclimatized to high altitude and alleviate the jet lag. You might go to the local market and wander around the city on your own but try not to overtax yourself.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
In the morning our guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to visit famous Potala Palace, the cardinal landmark of Tibet and the masterpiece of Tibetan architecture, it was first built by 33rd King Songtsen Gangpo in the 7th century and rebuilt it later in 17th century by 5th Dalai Lama, now it is a museum and world heritage site.
In the afternoon, we will go to visit Jokhang Temple in the center of the old Lhasa city. Jokhang Temple is one of the most sacred temples in all over Tibet and it is always bustling with earnest local pilgrims since from early days. After that you will take a walk around the Barkhor street which is the one of the most devotional circuit as well as crowded central market of Lhasa, Barkhor Street is located in the old area of Lhasa City Tibet, it is a very ancient round street surrounding the Jokhang Temple and the locals are always proud of it. As a symbol of Lhasa, it is also a must-see place for visitors.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
After breakfast, our tour guide will first take you to visit Drepung Monastery which is the world's largest monastery that housed for over 10,000 monks; it was the resident of the Dalai Lama. After lunch, you will continue to visit the Sera Monastery which was founded in 1419 by Tsongkapa's disciple Jamchen Choeje. The most attractive thing of Sera Monastery is Buddhist Scriptures debating held in the courtyard between 15:00 - 17:00 from Monday to Saturday.
Stay overnight in Lhasa
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