• Ancient Religion and Life in Shanxi | 5 - 12 Nov 2017

    Step back in time in Shanxi and be impressed by the art and architecture of ancient China. Be amazed by Chinese's religiouspractise and art while the trip brings you toYungang Grottoes, Buddhist academy in Mt. Wutai,magnificent Hanging Ministry, as well as the fascinating Yongle Palace. The lovely Pingyao old town and the private mansions of the ancient tycoons show how enjoyable the ancient life is.
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8 days | 05 - 12 Nov 2017
From AED10,380/Adult


Step back in time in Shanxi and be impressed by the art and architecture of ancient China. Start your trip with the Yungang Grottoes where you see amazing Buddhist rock-out sculptures and temples. Mt. Wutai and visit a few ancient temples, which are important to Buddhism, including the most impressive Foguang Temple.

After seeing the amazing Hanging Monestry, Continue the trip to the ancient city Pingyao (UNESCO World Heritage site). It is renowned for its well-preserved city walls and the charming old town. Being a historical financial centre, there are some grand private mansion of the ancient Chinese tycoons, which you will see the northern courtyards decorated with southern gardens.

Last but not last, enjoy a visit to Yongle Palace. As the earliest Taoist palaces built in Yuan Dynasty, we will see the world-famous Yuan-Dynasty murals preserved in the palace before we fly back to home from Xian.

Signature Departures Exclusives:

  • Private visit to a Buddhist academy and have a chat with the nuns to know more about their life;
  • Visit the Yungang Grottoes with a professor;
  • Visit the Iron Bull with the professor who discovered and unearthed the monument;
  • Write a Buddhist inscription under the guidance of a master monk in Mt. Wutai and be blessed by the master monk;
  • Small group size of maximum 16 people with an English speaking guide;
  • Tipping to Guide, Driver & Porter included;
  • Accompanied by Country Holidays Travel Concierge;
  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance included
Land Tour Price Twin Sharing AED 10,380/-
Single Supplement AED 2,140/-
Airfare Economy from AED 5,070/-;
Business from AED 25,420/-
Deposit AED 3,810/- per person 
Closing Date 01 Oct 2017 or when tour is fully subscribed.
Early Bird Promotion First 4 rooms booking enjoy complimentary room upgrade from Courtyard Room to Courtyard Suite in Jing Residence Pingyao

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