YM-21 Kunming-Jinghong-Dali-Lijiang-Shangri-la-Kunming-Shanghai (11D10N)

Day 01   Arrive in Kunming, meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(D)  Overnight in Kunming
Day 02  After breakfast visit the Stone Forest, A typical Karst formation, the Stone Forest covers an area of more than three hundred square kilometers. Scientific research has shown that what is now the Stone Forest was 270 million years ago an immense expanse of water with a vast stretch of limestone sediment formed over the years on the seafloor. As a result of the crustal movement, the seabed rose gradually and a large piece of land thus came into being. Exposed to rains and winds, eroded by the elements, the strange-looking limestone ranges were shaped by time. About 200 million years ago numerous stone peaks, pillars, and stalagmites rose abruptly from the ground and towered into the sky, extending now as far as the eye can see, looking like a vast forest of stone, hence the name " the Stone Forest ".
(B/L/D) Overnight in Kunming
Day 03  After breakfast take flight to Jinghong. Have a visiting for city tour.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Jinghong
Day 04  After breakfast start to visit Ganlanba, morning market, water Dai villages, Burmese temple and rubber garden on the way. After lunch visit biggest Botanic Garden in China in Menglun.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Jinghong
Day 05  In the morning leave the hotel for Wild Elephant Valley (natural reserve area), enjoy the elephant show, then take cable car to get through the primitive raining forest. In the afternoon visit Dry Dai people village on the way back. In the evening take flight from Jinghong to Dali. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Jinghong
Day 06  After breakfast visit Xizhou morning market , Bai village, Zhouchen Village, then visit old Three Pagodas, which known as the Chongsheng Santa and situated on top of the ruins of Chongsheng Monastery, the Three Pagodas lie one kilometer northwest of Dali and located on the slope of Mount Cangshan. In the aftrnoon you could take a pleasant stroll in Dali Old Town which was the capital city of Nanzhao Kingdom 1000 years ago.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Dali
Day 07 In the morning bus to Lijiang. Meet the local guide and transfer to the hotel. Visit Lijiang Old Town, which is one of the best-preserved ancient towns of the minority ethnic people of China.Lijiang old town belongs to the World Culture Heritage of UNESCO.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Lijiang
Day 08  After breakfast visit Baisha Naxi Village and Baisha Ancient Mural. Baisha (White Sand) is located in the north of Lijiang. It is named this because of the large amount of white sand on the earth' s surface there. According to history Baisha is the earliest place for the settlement of Naxi nationality after they entered Lijiang basin. The present murals are all kept in Dabaoji Palace and Liuli Temple in Baisha. All of the 55 murals were masterpieces in the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). The biggest one is stored in Dabaoji Palace. In total, there are 100 vivid figures visible in it.Their facial expressions are vivid enough to show their happiness, anger, sadness and joys. All of the Baisha murals are about religion. However their uniqueness comes from the fact that they are the combination of Buddhism, Taoism and Lamaism, which is a very rare phenomenon. In the afternoon visit Black Dragon Pool, somewhat idiosyncratically known as Black Dragon Pool, the Jade Spring Park to the north of Lijiang derives its name from the waters which sparkle like jade and are as clear as spring water. The entire park is green with grass and shaded by swaying willow trees. Under the Shuocui Bridge, a waterfall creates a constant roar as it cascades downstream.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Lijiang
Day 09  Drive to Shangri-la, visit Tiger Leaping Gorge on the way, which is believed to be the deepest gorge in the world. From the top of the gorge you look down the steeply angled ( 70-90 degrees ) mountain sides to the rushing Golden Sands ( Jingsha ) River with its 18 frothing rapids more than 200 meters (about 700 feet) below. In the afternoon visit Songzanlin Tibetan Buddhism monastery, which is 5 km from the seat of Shangri-la County. Construction began in 1679 and was completed in 1681. It is said that the Fifth Dalai Lama chose the site of the monastery through divination and named it "Gedan Songzanlin Monastery ". In 1724, during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng in the Qing Dynasty, the monastery was renamed the "Guihua Monastery ". During its time of greatest prosperity, there were more than 3,000 monks in the temple, now there are still 700 monks inside. Have dinner in the typical Tibetan restaurant named Nanka Mingdian In the evening visit and enjoy the performance and milk tea given by Tibetan people.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Shangri-la
Day 10  Visit Dongzhulin Monastery, 105 km away from Zhongdian. Dong Zhu Lin Monastery was first built in 1667, the 6th year during the reign of Emperor Kang Xi of Qing Dynasty. It was where the Monlam Festival of the Prayer for the Emperor' s birthday was held. The main hall in the center is a four-story wood and earth structure, surrounded by 82 tall trees. The hall on the 1st floor is for reciting Buddhist scriptures, where enshrines the statues of Tsongkhapa, founder of the Ge-lug-pa sect, together with Damarenqen, one of Tsongkhapa' s disciples, and Khedrub Je, the 1st Panchen Lama, and other Buddhist statues of Sakyamuni, and Guanyin, a Bodhisattva. The monastery also enshrines a 6.8 meter high, gildedbronze, statue of seated Buddha of Qiangba (Maitreya), and a 10.5 meter tall statue of Sakyamuni, gifts from the Sera Monastery in Lhasa. The monastery also collects an 8.5 meter long, 5.2 meter wide image of Buddha, which is sunned once a year when the Monlam Festival of Prayer is held. Beside that take photo for the wonder of upper Yangtze River --- The first bend of Golden Sand River ( the upper reach of Yangtze ). Visit Zhongdian local market, strolling in the Zhongdian Old Town and have dinner in the old town. In the evening go to the central square in the old town to enjoy local people nightly dance.
(B/L/D) Overnight in Shangri-la
Day 11  After breakfast take flight from Shangri-la to Kunming. Visit Western Hills. Western Hills which 15 km west of Kunming City. The Dragon Gate in the Western Hills is close to the west shore of the Dianchi Lake. It consists of the Sanqing Temple Complex and the Dragon Gate Grotto Complex. The buildings of the Sanqing Taoist Temple are arranged in nine tiers: They are the Lingguan Hall, the Chunyang Pavilion,the Sanqing Hall, the Yuhuang Temple, the Taiqing Palace, the Zhenwu Hall, the Luzu Temple, the Qisheng Temple, Lingxiao Pavilion, the Laojun Pavilion and the Taiji Palace. The Dragon Gate Grotto Complex, on the other hand, includes Lanhaichu, the Ciyun Cave, the Yunhua Cave and the Datian Pavilion. Visit the Bamboo Temple where you can see " the sculpture treasure of Orient "- 500 colorful clay Buddhas. In the afternoon take flight for Shanghai.  (B/L)

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( USD p/p )  Budget Standard Luxury Budget Standard Luxury
2-5 pax  2119 2235 2379 2027 2143 2288  
6-9 pax 1586 1702 1847 1495 1610 1756  
Single Room Supplement  358  463  595   295    401   532  
10 pax up 1333 1449 1565  1242  1359 1473  
Single Room Supplement   275  379   485   249    317   422  
Monthly Special Offer ( Min. Pax: 10 )  1148   1269       1119    1236  
 Single Room Supplement    259     358       232      326
* 4 domestic flights in the economic class with tax ( Kunming/Jinghong/Dali, Shangri-
  la/Kunming )
* 3* hotel ( budget ), 4* hotel ( standard ) or 5* hotel ( luxury ) , twin-bed room with private 
  shower and WC
* English speaking local guide
* Daily meals ( exclude the special flavor food )
* Admission charges where applicable as shown in the tour description
* Transportation in the program
* Service charges for baggage handling between hotel and airport
* Domestic travel insurance
* International flights and tax
* Personal consumption
* Visa fee
* Tips for guide, driver and porter
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