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This Culture Expedition program is designed to make students have a chance to explore Nanjing's rich cultural heritage and the exquisite gardens and waterways of Yangzhou. As one of the most attractive major cities in China, Nanjing (historically Nanking) is situated in the lower reach of the Yangtze River. It sports a long historical heritage and has served as the capitals of six dynasties. In Chinese language, Nanjing means "southern capital", Beijing - "northern capital". Most of the Nanjing's attractions are reminders of the city's past glory, especially under the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Major attractions in Nanjing include: Confucius Temple, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, The Ming Tomb in Nanjing (Xiao-ling), The Old City Wall of Nanjing. Yangzhou is known for the Slender West Lake and classical gardens and most of which are privately owned.

Note: Visiting time, Transporting time, and Duration of shows and Meals in the itinerary are suggested and will be subject to change particular situations.
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DAY 01  Beijing – Nanjing G31(08:30-12:18)

Slender West Lake;Geyuan Garden;Dongguan Street;

Arrive in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, meet Nanjing guide in train station. Enjoy a late lunch, then take 1.5hrs drive to Yangzhou. Today's tours will be more focused on the natural wonders of the area rather than cultural or historical. Slender West Lake, also known as Shou Xi Hu, is a stunning body of water that is extremely narrow and runs through the north of Yangzhou. The scenes are so picturesque that they remind of old scrolls and paintings that honor the greenery in this city.

Another main reason to visit Yangzhou is to see its classic gardens. Geyuan Garden is a fine example of the gardens that proliferated in the Ming and Qing Dynasties. In particular, this location has many types of bamboos and a layout based on emphasizing the 4 seasons of the year. Heyuan Garden is another elegant garden to behold in Yangzhou. Its history is not as long as that of Geyuan Garden but it is still impressive. Due to its clever layout, the garden seems much larger than it objectively is. There are even some Western influences exhibited in Heyuan Garden because of its more modern construction.

Before dinner, we will have a leisure time on Dongguan Street. After dinner, transfer to the hotel and check in.

DAY 02  Yangzhou-Nanjing(BLD)

paper-cutting;traditional snacks;old city wall;Xuanwu Lake Park;

This morning, we will learn to make Yangzhou paper-cutting in and traditional snacks (点心:包子&蒸饺). Yangzhou dishes may be one of the reasons why the people of Yangzhou are so infatuated with their city. They have an appealing color, aroma, taste and also appearance. The original color of each ingredient is preserved after cooking, and no oily sauce is added, so as to retain the fresh savor of the food.

After lunch, drive back to Nanjing. Visit the old city wall and Xuanwu Lake Park. With a lot of scenic spots and historical sites, it is reputed as "A bright pearl of Nanjing". On Xuanwu Lake, tourists can appreciate the integrated beauty of mountain, lake, city and forest.

After dinner, drive to the hotel and check in.

DAY 03  Nanjing (BLD)

School Visiting, Sport Activities; Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum; Confucius Temple;

After breakfast, go to visit a local Middle school where students will get to attend classes and collaborate on school projects with local students.

After lunch, transfer to the Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. He was the first president of united, modern China. It is set in a beautiful and dramatic area, surrounded by verdant trees, and his sarcophagus is a striking image. Learn about the founder of the People's Republic of China for a deeper understanding of the nation's history.

Then you will visit a second burial site, the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum dedicated to Emperor Hongwu, the founder of the Ming Dynasty. It is so grand that it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The mausoleum's site is elaborate and comprehensive, not to mention a grand example of China's royal tomb construction. Indeed, Emperor Hongwu's final resting place illustrates the power of the country's rule over 5,000 years ago.

A different type of construction to admire is the Confucius Temple known as Fuzimiao. While still a serious place of worship of the philosopher Confucius, there are many shops and commercial areas around the temple that blend a look at both traditional and contemporary China. Fuzimiao is one of the most prominent Confucius Temples in the country to this day.

DAY 04  Nanjing -Beijing G4 (15:09 -18:48) (BL)

Yuejiang Tower;

This morning, transfer to visit Yuejiang Tower Scenic Area where we could enjoy a bird view of Yangtze River. The grand structure is probably the best known on the list, but it's not as packed as other famous attractions, and it makes a great backdrop for a pleasant and peaceful hike. On a good day, the seven-story pavilion, perched on the peak of the 78-meter Lion Mountain, delivers a panoramic view over the Yangtze River and downtown.

A fitter lunch in local restaurant, drive to Nanjing South Railway Station, take the high-speed train to Beijing.

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Note: all information shown here are approximate and indicative only, if there is inconsistency, it will depend on the weather, local road condition and other actual situation.

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