7 / 9 Days Tibet / Lhasa / Heritage / Shigatse / Cheng du Tour

07/09/2009 17:38

 

Day 1: Singapore - Chengdu / Jinli Street (LUNCH/DINNER)
Airport for your flight to Chengdu, provincial capital of Sichuan. Upon arrival, our local representative will meet you at the airport. Then visit Jinli Street, it can represent many unchangeed folk customs in ancient chengdu. Tonight stay in chengdu four star Xinliang hotel or similar class hotel


Day 2: Chengdu / Lhasa (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Today transferred for flight to Lhasa - Lhasa means holy land in Tibetan. On the northern bank of Lhasa River a tributary of Yarlungtsanpo River, it is 3650 meters above sea level. It is famous for its long history. Lhasa is also famous as a city of sunshine for its sunshine for mroe than 3000 hours a year. It is the capital city of the Tibet Autonomous Region and is a political, economic and cultural center of the region. It boasts many historical sites and scenic spots both in its urban areas and outskirts. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to Hotel. Having rest due to the high elevation


Day 3: Lhasa / The Potala Palace / Jokhang Monastery / Barkor Street  (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Depart for tour of the Potala Palace - The Potala was the place of the Dalai Lama. It was originally built in the 7the century by King Songtsan Gampo and rebuilt to the present size by the 5th Dalai Lama in the 17th century. Its 13-story main building is 117meters high and is composed of the Red and White Palaces, with the red one in the middle. The main building consists of the Halls of Stupas of Dalai Lamas from various historical stages and halls of Buddhist statues. The white palace is the residence of the Dalai Lamas and places for handing political affairs. The Potala Palace houses great amounts of rare culutral relics including the Pattra-leaf scripture from India, Bak'gyur and the imperial edicts, golden seals and titles of nobility granted by the Qing emperors to the Dalai Lamas. Jokhang Monastery - Located in the center of the ancient city of Lhasa, the Jokhang Temple was built in the seventh century by Songtsan Gambo, the Tang Princess Wen Cheng and Nepalese Princess Bhrikuti.Its four-story main building demonstrates a combination of the Han, Tibetan, Indian and Nepaless architectural styles, as well as Mandala world outlook of Buddhism. With the Hall of Amitayus Sutra as is center, the temple symbolizes the nucleus of the universe. The Hall of Sakyamuni is the essence of the temple, Barkor Street - this area bursts with atmosphere and contradictins. on the one hand, this is one of the holiest areas of Tibet, awash with pilgrims, monks, nuns and temple. On the other, the street around here are the hubs of Lhasa's commerical zone. Street traders, hawkers and market sellers fill the pavements around the Barkhor area


Day 4: Lhasa / Norbulingka Monastery / Sera Monastery / Tibet Museum (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
Our tour today cover Norbulingka Monastery - Norbulingka means a lovely garden in Tibetan. Located in the western suburbs of Lhasa, it has been a palace for the Dalai Lamas to stay to escape the summer heat. It was built in the 1740s and covers an area of 36 hectares. It was once a place of bathing and recuperation of the Seventh Dali Lama. The Qing minister stationed in Tibet built the first palace here. Since then, the eighth 13th and 14th Dalai Lamas built their own palaces here too. Continuous explansions in the past 200-odd years have turned it a large-scale and Tibet-Style palace complex and garden. On festivals and holidays, the local people in their splendid attires come here with food and tents to sing and dnace overnight. Sera Monastery. At the foot of the Wuze Hill in Sera to the north of Lhasa, the Sera Monastery is one of the three great monasteries in Lhasa and one of the six great monasteries of the Gelug Sect of Buddhism in Tibet. It was built by one of disciples of Zonggaba in 1419. On 27th of the 12 month of the Tibetan calendar, the monastery holds the grand Sera Bungchen Festival, which attracts flocks of Buddhists and others. After that visit tibet Musuem.


Day 5: Lhasa - Chengdu / The Country's Intangible Cultural Heritage Park (BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER)
This morning, fly back to Chengdu. Then proceed to the country's Intangible Cultural Heritage Park where Chengdu's preparation in hosting the first China International Intangible Cultural Heritage Festival. According to the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), intangible cultural heritage, also known as living heritage, refers to practices, expressions, knowledge skill as well as instruments, artifacts and cultural spaces associated therewidth. Tonight stay in Chengdu four star hotel


Day 6: Chengdu / Luodai Ancient Town / Huanhuaxi Park (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)
This morning, you will visit the Luodai Ancient Town. The first Hakka town in the west Sichuan, 85& residents here are Hakka. Then proceed to Huanhuaxi Park. It is a very ideal park for the local people to relax. It is also the biggest open city - forest garden in Chengdu which combines the city scenery with the natural landscape. Tonight stay in Chengdu four star XinLiang Hotel or similar class Hotel


Day 7: Chengdu / Chunxi Road - Singapore (BREAKFAST/LUNCH)
After breakfast, proceed to Chunxi Road - walking street to go shopping. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.




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