12 Days Xi'an, Hubei, Jiangxi Tour

  • Tour Code:ST11
  • Tour Duration: 12 Days
  • Destination:Jingdezhen, Jiujiang, Nanchang, Wuhan, Xi'an, Yingtan
  • Tour overview:Join this tour you can see the reknown Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Yangtze River Bridge, Mt.Lushan, and other attractions in the ancient Capital Xi'an, historical Hubei Province and beautiful Jiangxi.

Day by Day Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival / Xi'an

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

When you arrive in Xi'an, you will be met by your English speaking tour guide and then be transferred to your hotel. Free at leisure the rest of the day.

Day 2 Xi'an (B, L)

Sightseeing: Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Bell Tower

Today you will experience the highlights of Xi'an. After breakfast, you will depart you're your hotel. You will visit the amazing 2000-year-old Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses. Regarded as the 8th Wonder of the World, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses are the most significant archeological excavations of the 20th century. Over 2,200 years ago, the first emperor of China, Qin Shi Huang, ordered the construction of a vast army of Terra-cotta warriors in search of immortality. After his early death they were buried with him to protect his empire.

Another highlight today is the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. Situated in the south of Xi'an city, it is one of the main constructions in the famous Buddhist temple - Da-Ci-En Temple. There, the well-known Buddhist Master Xuanzang (Monk Tripitaka) stored his collection of classic Buddhist artifacts brought from India in Tang Dynasty. Now it is the Landmark of Xi'an.

Then we will go on to visit the Bell Tower, which is the best-preserved and best-known one among many. The Bell Tower was built in 1384. In early mornings of ancient times it had the mission of ringing the bell and giving the correct time to the whole city, hence called "The Bell Tower". With magnificent carved beams and painted rafters, this classical building is truly elegant.

Day 3 Xi'an / Xiangfan (B, L)

Transfer via: Overnight train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Ancient City Wall, Shaanxi History Museum, Great Mosque

After your arrival in Xi'an you will be met by your local guide and transferred to your hotel. Then, you will visit the Ancient City Wall. You will experience a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. You will experience a half-hour's hike along the Ancient City Wall. It is the largest and best preserved present city wall in ancient China and is probably the best military battlement in the world. If you want to, you can rent a bicycle for a ride on top of the spectacular city wall. The wall was built in the Tang Dynasty (618 -907) and enlarged in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644).

Then we will move on to visit the Shaanxi History Museum. It is a magnificent architectural complex in the Tang Dynasty style. The Museum possesses a treasure of 113,000 historic and cultural artifacts unearthed in Shaanxi, and it covers an area of 1,100 square meters for exhibition

Later we will visit Great Mosque. The Mosque is located at the Huajue Lane in the center of the city, is the largest and one of the most important Islamic mosques in China. It will be interesting to see symbols of Islamic belief in this ancient city. Then your guide will transfer you to the airport and you will take the flight to your next destination.

After the tours, you will be transferred to railway station to take train to Xiangfan in the evening.

Day 4 Xiangfan / Mt.Wudang (B, L)

Transfer via: Bus on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Gulongzhou, Purple Clouds Temple

Arrive at Xiangfan, you will be met and then visit Gulongzhong.  Then, you will be transferred to bus station to take bus to Wudangshan Mountain and visit the Purple Clouds Temple. The Purple Cloud Temple, Standing on Zhanqifeng Peak, is the best-preserved existing temple in Wudangshan. Built in 1413, it consists of several halls, including the Dragon and Tiger Hall, the Purple Sky Hall, the East Hall, the West Hall, the Parent Hall and the Prince Cliff. The Purple Sky Hall is enshrined with statues of Zhen Wu at different stages of his life. Statues of Zhen Wu's parents rest in the Parent Hall. On the left side is the Buddhist deity Guanyin, and on the right is the Shouzi Mother who couples pray to for sons. The hall also houses cultural relics, some of which date back as far as the 7th century.

Day 5 Mt.Wudang / Wuhan (B, L)

Transfer via: Overnight train on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Mt. Wudang, Golden Hall

Cable car to upper the mountain, tour The Golden Hall (Jindian or Jinding), situated at the top of Tianzhu Peak (1612m), is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Wudangshan. It was built in 1416 during the Ming Dynasty. According to local histories, the hall was forged in Beijing, then carried to Wudangshan. The Golden Hall is one part of the Supreme Harmony Temple (Taihe Palace). Built entirely of gilded copper (an incredible 20 tons of fine copper, and 300km of gold), the hall is one of the biggest gilded copper temples in China. The Golden Hall contains a bronze statue of Zhen Wu, the Ming Emperor turned Taoist deity. Around the statue stand more gilded copper statues. Between them, the statues and hall represent the best in Ming copper work.

In later afternoon, you will be transferred to railway station to take train to Wuhan.

Day 6 Wuhan (B, L)

Sightseeing: Guiyuan Temple, Yellow Crane Tower, Hubei Provincial Museum

Upon your arrival in Wuhan, you will be met by our local guide and then visit the Guiyuan Temple. This Buddhist temple was built at the end of the Ming and early Qing dynasties, with a history of approximately 400 years. "Guiyuan" in Chinese means achieving sainthood and becoming a Buddha. In this temple, many works of art such as a number of valuable Buddhist images and steles have been preserved. The arhat hall contains 500 gold painted wooden statues of Buddhist monk-saints, no two are the same.

Then we will visit to the famous Yellow Crane Tower. Enjoying the fame of 'The First Scenery under Heaven', it is one of the most renowned towers south of the Yangtze River. Its cultural significance led to its being made the symbol of Wuhan City

Later we'll visit the Hubei Provincial Museum. Since 1953, the museum has collected over 200,000 cultural relics, including pottery, porcelains, jade, bronze vessels, ancient weapons, and ancient musical instruments. Among these cultural relics, 812 are listed as first-class relics of China, and 16 are considered national treasures.

Day 7 Wuhan / Jiujiang (B, L)

Transfer via: Coach on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Water and Mist Pavilion, Xunyang Pavilion, Yangtze River Bridge and Loquat Pavilion

This morning, you will take coach to Jiujiang. Arrive at Jiujiang, we will fist visit the Water and Mist Pavilion, Standing on a 1,400 square meter isle in Lake Gantang, Yanshui Pavilion is located in the center of Jiujiang City. Though called a pavilion, it is a series of structures connected by corridors and small paths. Beautiful names have been given to the various buildings, such as the Chuanting Hall, the Cuichao Xi'an Pavilion, the Jingbo Tower, and the Jinyue (Moon-Reflection) Pavilion.

Then we will see the Xunyang Pavilion, also named Xunyang Lou, it is located near the Xunyang River northeast of Jiujiang. It is a simple and graceful ancient pavilion with carved beam and painted rafter.

Built in flourishing Tang Dynasty, the Xunyang Pavilion was a restaurant originally. It was repaired and rebuilt in Song Dynasty, now the pavilion people can see was rebuilt in 1986.

We also will see Yangtze River Bridge, and Loquat Pavilion.

Day 8 Jiujiang / Lushan (B, L)

Transfer via: Coach on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Lushan Mountain Resort

You will take coach to Lushan in the morning; Today you will have a full day to visit Mt. Lushan. This Mountain is located in the northern part of Jiangxi Province, to the south of the Yangtze River and northwest of Poyang Lake. The picturesque Mountain is well known in China. The scenic area, covering 302 square km, houses 16 natural wonders, 474 scenic spots and 171 peaks.

The scenery in the Lushan scenic area is breathtaking. It is full of sheer peaks and precipices, changeable clouds and fogs, silver springs and flying waterfalls. The flora is diverse and comprises about 3,000 species. Features of glaciation during the Quaternary Period make Mt. Lushan even more mysterious. There are millions of migratory birds in the Poyang Lake area. The dancing of the largest number of cranes over the water makes it a world wonder.

Lushan abounds in historic and cultural relics. The great historian of the Han Dynasty, Sima Guang, climbed Mt. Lushan, and wrote about it in his classic The Historical Records. Bailudong Shuyuan (White Deer Cave Academy) was the most famous of the four biggest academies in ancient China, and enjoys high prestige in the Chinese history of education.

Donglin Temple (East Grove Temple), built by eminent monks in the Eastern Jin Dynasty, was the birthplace of the Jintu (Pure Earth) sect of Buddhism. More than 1,500 noted figures in history visited this Mountain, leaving behind some 4,000 pieces of verse and over 900 inscriptions on the cliffs, as well as other writings, prints and calligraphic works. There are about 600 villas here, with the styles of 18 nations and cultures.

Day 9 Lushan / Jingdezhen (B, L)

Transfer via: Coach on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Jingdezhen, Porcelain Museum, Fuliang Ancient City

Arrive at Jingdezhen in the morning. Tour the Famous Porcelain City of the World; include Porcelain Museum, Fuliang Ancient City.

Day 10 Jingdezhen / Yingtan (B, L)

Transfer via: Coach on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Mt. Longhushan, Heavenly Master Taoist Temple, Luxi Scenic Area

Transfer to Yingtan, visit Mt. Longhushan, and visit the famous Heavenly Master Taoist Temple, and Luxi Scenic Area. Sixteen kilometers away from Yingtan City to the southwest, Longhu Mountain Resort is a nationally famous scenic spot known as a Mountain of Deity and Earthy Paradise, which covers around 200 km2 with semitropical humid monsoon climate and an annual mean temperature of 18.1 ℃. The main scenic spots include Shangqing Palace, Yingtian Mountain, Mazu Cliff, Hongwu Lake, Fairy Water Cliff, and Longhu Maintain. The Taoism culture experiencing a very long history, beautiful and unique green hills with wandering streams and springs among them, and the mysterious cliff tombs that can not be explained by modern science are the three most amazing and attractive points among the natural and cultural sceneries in the Resort. Taoism of China originated in this place, Longhu Mountain.

Day 11 Yingtan / Nanchang (B, L)

Transfer via: bus on our arrangement
Sightseeing: Tengwang Tower, August 1st Nanchang Uprising Museum

Transfer to Nanchang in the early morning. First we will visit to Tengwang Pavilion, rising high above the bank of the Ganjiang River, the Tengwang Tower was first built in 659AD by the then prefectural governor of Hongzhou (present day Nanchang) Li Yuanming, or Tengwang. Poems written by Tang dynasty (618-907AD) poet Wang Bo have made the tower famous. The tower was rebuilt and repaired 28 times and in 1989 it was renovated in the Song style. This granite structure is 9 storeys high and houses numerous gift shops, a tea house, exhibition halls and a natural history museum.

This afternoon, we will continue to visit the August 1st Uprising Museum, it was built on the site of the Nanchang Uprising Headquarters, a gray five-story building blending both Western and Chinese architectural styles. The headquarters of the New Fourth Army and the residences of Zhou Enlai and Zhu De during the Nanchang Uprising are also in Nanchang. This building used to be a local hotel, but as they used it as the headquarters of the revolutionary army at the time of uprising in arms in 1927, it has been kept as a memorial hall to the revolution with a lot of objects of historical and cultural importance on display.

Day 12 Nanchang / Departure (B)

Transfer via: Flight on your own arrangement

Today your tour guide will pick up you at your hotel lobby and then transfer you to airport for your flight to next destination.

Tour Price

1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.