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DAY 01 - DEPARTURE COLOMBO/ ARRIVAL BEIJING

Welcome to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), the 2nd busiest airport in the world by passenger traffic. You will be greeted by our tour guide and transferred to check in at your luxurious hotel where you are at your leisure to relax and enjoy the evening.

DAY 02 BEIJING (AMERICAN BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SPECIAL DINNER)

Beijing, the capital city, is also the second largest city in China with population of 7.4 million. Your full day tour begins at the Tiananmen Square. It is one of the largest public squares in the world, and contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the Museum of History and Revolution, and the Chairman Mao Zedong Memorial Hall (with Mao's embalmed body). Next, you will tour the Forbidden City (The Imperial Palaces), which is the imperial palace for Ming and Qing emperors for 500 years. The Third Ming Emperor YongLe moved the capital of China to Beijing in early 1400. UNESCO cited "The Imperial Palaces provide outstanding examples of the greatest palatial architectural ensembles in China".Summer Palace is described by UNESCO as "a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design". Later you can enjoy a walk along Lake Kunming.

Visit a local Pear Store before fill your stomach with a fabulous Peking Duck Banquet. You'll be served with carved crispy duck skins. Roll it up in small tortilla slice with cucumber, onion, and special sauce to give you a mouthwatering experience that you won't forget.

DAY 03 BEIJIN (AMERICAN BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SPECIAL DINNER)

The Great Wall of China is another world heritage site, also considered to be one of the new seven wonders of the world. It is the dream destination for millions of Chinese and people around the world to fulfil the famous Chinese saying "One cannot be a successful person without a visit to the Great Wall".

A stone monument can be found on site with the late Chairman Mao's inscription of the same phrase in Chinese. You will then have a Seminar on Chinese Jade Culture at a local Jade Museum. Admire the beautiful Bird's Nest National Stadium and the Water Cube up close ; Visit the historic Hutong and Alley of Beijing old town via Rickshaw. Here you can sense the many different sights and sounds of historic Beijing. Gain a little knowledge of Yin and Yang with Tai Chi Master, walk along Lotus Flower Market.

Watch the 'Legend of Kungfu' after dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 04 BEIJING/XI'AN(AMERICAN BREAKFAST)

Free day in morning. In the afternoon you will take power train to Xi'an. Xi'an, also known as Chang'an in the old days, was the starting point of the historic Silk Road.

You will be picked up and transfer to your hotel.

DAY 05 XI'AN (AMERICAN BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SPECIAL DINNER)

Xi'an, the former capital of many Chinese nasties, has a rich history dating back thousands of years.

Even in the prehistoric era, it is believed that the Lantian man lived here 500,000 years ago. The first emperor,Qin Shi Huang, unified China in 201 BC and made significant influence in Chinese history. When he died, an entire Terra Cotta Army was buried with the emperor in the mausoleum. It was well documented by Chinese historian about this mausoleum, but it wasn't until 1974 that this site was uncovered serendipitously by a team of farmers. This became one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in history.

You will visit the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses Museum (Bing Ma Yong). It's known as the 8th miracle in the world. The whole mausoleum is like a cultural treasure vault with large collections of relics. After a stop at the Bell Tower, you can enjoy an Imperial Dumpling Banquet (Jiao Zi) and shortly after watch the world famous Tang Dynasty Stage Show.

DAY 06 XI'AN/SHANGHAI(AMERICAN BREAKFAST, LUNCH)

Your visit to Xi'an is not complete without a visit to the Ancient City Wall (Cheng Qiang). Xi'an's 14th-century wall is one of the most complete city walls in China and certainly one of the best examples from the Ming dynasty.

You may ride a bike to enjoy the scenery. After the morning exercise you'll depart Xi'an for Shanghai by air. To fulfil your craving for western food, you will be offered some western style hamburgers for lunch today.

You will visit the Big Wild Goose Pagoda (Da Yan Ta), the most distinctive landmark in Xi'an.

It was constructed for a Buddhist monk from Tang dynasty, Xuan Zang, whose pilgrimage to India was immortalized in one of the famous Chinese classical novel "Journey to the West".

The pagoda was used to hold sutras and figurines of the Buddha that were brought back from India. With translated scripts of 1,335 volumes, this heralded a new era in the history of translation.

Take your overnight train to Shanghai.

DAY 07 SHANGHAI (AMERICAN BREAKFAST, LUNCH, SPECIAL DINNER)

Upon arrival in Shanghai, you will be picked up. Today, the city tour starts with a visit to Shanghai Old Street (Cheng Huang Miao shopping mall). You can also experience the bustling shopping district of Nanjing Road and use your bargaining skills to acquire memento for this visit.

Walking at famous Lujiazui Financial Street , they are unique architecture style combine western and Chinese style.

After shopping, spend some free time at Shanghai Museum. With special exhibits and a collection of 120,000 precious works of art, this has become a favourite destination for tourists and local people. You can easily spend a few hours to examine its rich and high-quality collection of ancient Chinese bronze, ceramics, painting and calligraphy. stroll around the Bund, the symbol of financial power in China. In the evening, join the farewell dinner of Shanghai Cuisine followed with the world famous Acrobatic Show.

DAY 08 SHANGHAI (AMERICAN BREAKFAST)

Today is free for your own exploration of the city!

DAY 09 DEPARTURE SHANGHAI/ARRIVAL COLOMBO

Transfer to the airport for your flight home, or begin optional Post-Trip Extension.