2,566th anniversary of Confucius" birthday marked in China

Ceremonies were held in a number of Chinese cities on 28 Sep to celebrate the 2,566th anniversary of Confucius’ birthday, a great philosopher and educator in ancient China.

In Qufu City, hometown of Confucius in Shandong Province, more than 2,000 people marched toward the Confucius Temple. Participants wearing traditional costumes perform during the ritual.

More than 500 people bowed to the statue of Confucius at Yuelu Academy in Changsha, capital of central China’s Hunan Province. They also recited his classics together.

A ceremony was held at the Confucius Temple in Beijing.

For thousands of years, Confucius has been regarded as a symbol of China’s traditional culture, as well as the country’s intellectuals. He was venerated as a great sage in ancient China, and despised as a regressive pedant during the decade-long Cultural Revolution (1966-1976).


2,566th anniversary of Confucius" birthday marked in China


Meals for Beijing Tours

For most Beijing tours without hotel, we usually offer lunch.

For Beijing tour with hotels, we usually offer breakfast and lunch, sometimes a Beijing Duck Dinner if you require.

Breakfast is usually served at the hotel where you stay, in western style, Chinese style or a combination.

For lunch, we usually offer Chinese lunch in a restaurant near the scenic sites. The restaurants are nice and clean with good service and delicious cuisine.


We usually order dishes according to your preference. If you need to avoid certain food or you are a vegetarian or a Muslim, please let us know.


Though dinners are not included in the package, we have a Beijing Duck Dinner(Quanjude Restaurant) optional in the package. Beijing Quanjude Restaurant is the most famous restaurant for its Beijing Duck Dinner. It is highly recommended if you would like to have a taste of Beijing Duck.

beijing duck

Meals for Beijing Tours

1 Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling & Olympic Stadiums

Tour Overview

Duration: 1 Day (Starts from 7:30-8:00 am, finishes around 18:00 pm)
Tour Type: Coach tour or private tour.
Departure: Everyday.

 Tour Itinerary:

Our tour guide will pick you up from your hotel, and drive to Dingling Tomb (the Underground Palace),The Underground Palace Hall, a labyrinth palace building, is the only tomb of the thirteen Ming Tombs to be excavated. Buried here are three individuals; Emperor Wan-li (died 1620), Empress Wang (died 1620), and another Empress Wang (died 1611). which is the best-preserved Chinese imperial tomb with 500 years history.then visit the underground mausoleum for about 1.5 hour.

After the visit of Ming Tomb at about 11:00AM, before having Chinese lunch, travelers have 30 minutes to have a short visit of Jade Carving Factory, jade carving has always been a part of Chinese traditional culture.

After lunch, we will visit the Mutianyu Great Wall.(75 KM away from Beijing city center), and upon your arrival. the most beautiful section of the Great Wall, and less crowded than Badaling section. The vegetation coverage is about 96%. Go hiking on the wall for about 2-3 hours.
Optional: You can choose Cable car or Toboggan, cable car can take you to reach the top of Mutianyu Great Wall, while toboggan slide down the great wall is a great fun.

On the way back to Beijing downtown, you will have a short exterior visit of the Olympic StadiumsBird’s Nest and Water Cube, where you can take some pictures.
Ps: For group tour, you will get relaxed by watching a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and drinking some tea in the tea shop.

After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel.


Tour price includes:Tour price excludes:
Pick-up and drop off service from your hotel. Cable car, Toboggan and Olympic Stadiums Entrance.
Pick-up and drop off service from your hotel. Tips for the tour guide and driver.
Entrance tickets of the Mutianyu Great Wall and Ming Tomb.
English Speaking tour guide.
Typical Chinese lunch.

Child taller than 1.1 meter will be charged full price, child smaller than 1.1 meter will be charged half price.

For Group Coach Tour:

-Small group tour is composed of 6-10 tourists picked up from different hotels.

-Suitable for tourists who have limited budget and would like to travel with others from different countries.

-Two shopping stops for group tour:1. jade museum at lunch time, 2. tea or silk shop in the end of the tour.

-vehicle mode: Coaster New air-conditioned tour coach(click for picture)
For Private Tour:

-More flexible and time saving. No need to wait for other tourists from different hotel, no need to travel with strangers.

-Allow you to customize your own tour itinerary. A designated car and a private tour guide will be at your service.

-One shopping stop for private tour: 1. jade museum at lunch time.

-Vehicle mode: Private luxury car or MPV van(click for picture)

How to Book?

1. You can book the tour online, inform us your hotel in Beijing, we will send you a confirmation email.

2. When you arrive in Beijing, our tour guide will call you the night before the tour date to tell you the pick-up time in the next morning. Our car (or van, bus) will arrive next morning.

1 Day Tour: Mutianyu Great Wall, Dingling & Olympic Stadiums


Silk Road themed subway train launched in Xi"an

Xi’an, the capital city of Northwest China’s Shaanxi province, launched special subway trains themed the Silk Road on 21, Sep.

Focusing on culture of the Silk Road, the pictures painted on the train reflect the prosperity of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). The train is composed of six carriages, the themes of which are exploration, inclusiveness, mutual benefit, mutual correction, co-operation and win-win respectively. All the cultural symbols shown are in the form of hand-drawn pictures. The outside of the train is painted with desert and camels, symbolizing the ancient Silk Road.

Silk Road themed subway train launched in Xi"an


Tibetan Geography

Locked in by towering mountains, the Tibet Autonomous Region, on China’s southwestern border, lies in the main part of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, the highest in the world. Set up as an autonomous region in 1965, it is situated 78’24”-99’06” east longitude and 26’52”-36’32” north latitude with an area of more than 1.2 million square kilometers, acc ounting for 1/8 of the country’s total area and ranking 2nd only to Northeast China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region in the country. Tibet neighbors Qinghai Province and Xinjiang in the north, Yunnan Province in the southeast, and Kashmir, India, Nepal, Sikkim (state in India), Bhutan, and Burma in the west and south.

Tibet owns some of the world’s tallest mountains, with several of them making the top 10 list. Mount Everest, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft), is the highest mountain on earth, located on the border with Nepal. Several major rivers have their source in the Tibetan Plateau (mostly in present-day Qinghai Province). These include Yangtze, Yellow River, Indus River, Mekong, Ganges, Salween and the Yarlung Zangbo River. The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon, along the Yarlung Zangbo River, is one of the deepest and longest canyons in the world. The Indus and Brahmaputra rivers originate from a lake in Western Tibet, near Mount Kailash. The mountain is a holy pilgrimage site for both Hindus and Tibetans. The Hindus consider the mountain to be the abode of Lord Shiva. The Tibetan name for Mt. Kailash is Khang Rinpoche. Tibet has numerous high-altitude lakes with stunning landscape. These include Qinghai Lake, Lake Manasarovar, Namtso, Pangong Tso, Yamdrok Lake, Lhamo La-tso, Lake Puma Yumco, Lake Paiku, Lake Rakshastal, Dagze Co and Dong Co. The Qinghai Lake (Koko Nor) is the largest lake in China.

Tibet geography


Namtso Lakes

Lhanag-tso Lake

Manasarova Lake

Basomtso Lake

Ranwu Lake

Yamdrok Lake

Lhamo La-tso Lake


Mt. Kailash

Mt. Everest

Namjag barwa

Tibetan Geography

Emei Mountain

Mt. Emei is located in Leshan City, Sichuan Province. It is towering, beautiful, old and mysterious. Mt. Emei is like a huge green screen standing in the southwest of the Chengdu Plain. Looking its winding and beautiful figure, you will find that it resembles an eyebrow of a girl. It is the highest one among all the famous sight-seeing mountains in China. There are four scenic regions: Baoguo Temple, Wannian Temple, Qingyin Pavilion and Golden Summit. Its main peak, the Golden Summit, is 3099 meters (about 3389 yards) above the sea level, seemingly reaching the sky. Standing on the top of it, you can enjoy the snowy mountains in the west and the vast plain in the east. In addition, there are four spectacles in Golden Summit: clouds sea, sunrise, Buddha rays and saint lamps

Emei Mountain, locked in a medieval time warp, is dotted with monasteries and temples, many of which have their histories posted for visitors. The Emei Mountain climb is filled with hundreds of views of luxuriant scenery and seemingly millions of stairs. For the traveller itching to do something active, the Emei climb is a good opportunity to observe post-1976 religious freedoms in action, with the chance to stay in the atmospheric monasteries along the trail.

Emei Mountain is one of the Middle Kingdom’s four famous Buddhist mountains. The original temple structures dated from as long ago as the advent of Buddhism itself in China; by the 14th century, the estimated 100 or so holy structures housed several thousand monks.

Unfortunately, Emei Mountain has little of its original temple-work left. Glittering Jinding (Golden Summit) Temple, with its brass titling engraved with Tibetan script, was completely gutted by fire. A similar fate befell mumerous other temples and monasteries on the mountain.

After a Cultural Revolution hiatus, around 20 temples are now active, regaining traces of their original splendour. Since 1976 the remnants have been renovated, access to the mountain has been improved, hiking paths widened, lodging added, and tourists permitted to climb to the sacred summit.

The pilgrims, tourists and hawkers that line the path on a sunny day during peak season may remove the chance of finding much solitude on the mountain but they do add to the atmosphere. The crowds hover largely around the monasteries; once away from them, the path is not lined so much with stalls as with the fir, pine and cedar trees that clothe the slopes. Lofty crags, cloud-kissing precipices, butterflies and azaleas together form a nature reserve of sorts. The mountain was added to Uneco’s list of World Heritage Sites in 1996, joining Le Mountain and Jiuzhaigou.

 Baoguo(Declare Nation) Temple


Baoguo Temple was constructed in the 16th century, enlarged in the 17th century by Emperor Kangxi and recently renovated. It’s 3.5m-high porcelain Buddha, made in 1415, is housed near the Sutra Library. To the left of the gate is a rockery for potted miniature trees and rare plants.

A museum is diagonally across the road from the monastery, around the side of the knoll.

Fuhu(Crouching Tiger) Monastery

The renovated Fuhu Monastery is sunk deep within the forest. Inside is a 7m high copper pagoda inscribed with Buddhist images and texts.

Qingyin Ge(Pure Sound pavilion)


Named after the sound effects produced by rapid waters coursing around its surrounding rock formations, this temple is built on an outcrop in the middle of a fast-flowing stream.

There are several small pavilions from which to observe the waterworks and appreciate the natural music. It’s possible to swim here although the water is only likely to be warm enough during the summer months.

Wannian(Long Life) Monastery



This monastery is the oldest surviving Emei temple(reconstructed in the 9th century). It’s dedicated to the man on the white elephant, the Bodhisattva Puxian, who is the protector of the mountain. This 8.5m-high statue is dated from AD 980, cast in copper and bronze and weighs an estimated 62,000kg. If you can manage to rub the elephant’s back, good luck will be cast upon you.

The statue is housed in Brick Hall, a domed building with small stupas on it. When the temple was damaged by fire in 1945, Brick Hall was the only building left unharmed. There is also a graveyard to the rear of the temple.

Xianfeng(Magic Peak) Monastery



Somewhat off the beaten track, this monastery is backed by rugged cliffs, surrounded by fantastic scenery and oozing with character. The nearby Jiulao Cave is inhabited by big bats.

Elephant Bathing Pool


According to legend, Elephant Bathing Pool is the spot where Puxian flew his elephant in for a big scrub, but today there’s not much of a pool to speak of. Being almost at the crossroads of both major trails, the temple here is something of a hang-out and often crowded with pilgrims.

Jinding(Golden Summit) Temple


At the Golden Summit, this magnificent temple is as far as most hikers make it. It has been entirely rebuilt since being gutted by a fire several years ago. Covered with glazed tiles and surrounded by white marble balastrades, the temple now occupies 1695 sq metres. The original temple had a bronze-coated roof, which is how it got the name Jinding(which means ‘Gold Top’.

Emei Mountain

China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural Festival kicks off

According to a press conference held yesterday in Beijing, the 2015 China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural Festival will open on Sept 26 at the great thinker’s hometown Qufu in Jining city, Shandong province.

Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Education, China National Tourism Administration and the Shandong provincial government, jointly hosted by the Jining municipal government and Qufu municipal government, this year’s Confucius festival will commence with a grand opening ceremony, which is also the 10th awarding ceremony of the UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy.

The prize, established in 2005, aims to reward those individuals as well as organizations that make outstanding contributions to wiping out illiteracy, especially in rural areas and among out-of-school youth, women and children. It is also worth noting that it is the first international award that is named in honor of a Chinese person.

The core activity of this year’s event is still the ceremony of worshipping Confucius, which consists of various ancient singing and dancing performances at the Temple of Confucius. This part best exemplifies the cultural essence of the festive event.

Academic seminars also make up an integral part of the event. The 7th World Confucianism Conference will be held, at which topics like “Confucianism and modern value system”, and “Confucianism and soft power building” will be discussed by over 150 experts and scholars.

The Confucius Culture Festival is an annual event, and is not only a way to commemorate the great thinker and philosopher, but also a good opportunity to introduce traditional Chinese culture to the world.

China (Qufu) International Confucius Cultural Festival kicks off


1 Day Yangshuo Characteristic & Li River Cruise Tour

Tour Overview

Duration: 1 Day
Tour type: Private tour
Departure: Everyday
Attractions: Li River Cruise, Yangshuo
Dining: Lunch
Accommodation: Not included.
Service: Pick-up and drop-off service,air-conditioned vehicle and English speaking tour guide.

Tour Itinerary

Be met at your hotel at 7:50 ~ 8:30am and transferred to Li River pier (Zhujiang pier) at 9:30am. Take a Li River cruise (4.5 hour) to Yangshuo with lunch aboard. Disembark at Yangshuo in the afternoon. Have a short exploration of the old town before being transferred back to your hotel in Guilin and the Pearl market visit. (Lunch)

 Li River: It is the highlight of your Guilin tour, and also one of the highlights in China. The 54-kilometer waterway on the twisty Li River from Zhujiang to Yangshuo covers hundreds and thousands of grotesque peaks. Enjoy picturesque scenery along the Li River with green hills and clear waters. Wonderful appreciation of a stirring “Movement of Mother Nature” !

 Yangshuo: It is an ancient town with a history of over 1400 years, is the most beautiful town along the Li River. At the village of Gaotian to the south of Yangshuo, the fascinating pastoral scenery comes in sight. Yangshuo West Street is a place where you will find a lot of unique shops selling traditional handcrafts, hand-made scarfs, snacks of local flavor etc. It is quite fun to explore these small shops even if you don’t buy anything.

Heads up: This tour is requested to make the payment in advance, because we have to prepay the boat ticket for you.

 Price Includes: Price Excludes:
  Air-conditioned car or van transfer;  Personal expenses;
  Boat ticket including lunch;  Tips for the driver and tour guide.
  English speaking tour guide;
  Guided tour in Yangshuo town.


Please Note: Price may vary according to different seasons. The following price is for low season(Dec to March). During the high season(April to Nov.), you need to add more $5 for this tour.

How to Book?
1. You can book online or by email, tell us which airport or hotel to pick you up, then receive our confirmation email.

2. When you arrive in Guilin, our tour guide will inform the time to pick you up on the next morning.

1 Day Yangshuo Characteristic & Li River Cruise Tour



Chengdu, formly can be called ”Rong Cheng”, it has the reputation of 天府之国(Tiānfǔzhi Guó) since the ancient time,which literally means “the country of heaven”, or more often seen translated as “the Land of Abundance”. ”Nine days out of a Chengdu, thousands of homes in the drawing” is a a word describe Chengdu.In the huge territory of China’s history, Chengdu is the only one city whose address and name has never been changed since it has been built. The important southwest town, the provincial  of Bashu is the magnificent city nearby Changjiang River, which is the technological, commercial, trading,financial and transportation center of southwest China.

Chengdu is a city you are reluctant to leave, once you come.  The pace of  life in this city remains comfortable. The natives in Chengdu often come up with the word of ” Bashi”, which means comfortable. The tea shops surrounded  this city is the best reflection of the cosy life in Chengdu. The cosy pace of life is the name card of Chengdu. The whole streets opens numerous Szechwan  cuisine restaurants

Chengdu is a relaxing city, which contains profound cultural deposits, with lots of interesting attractions around. Perhaps, Chengdu is your transfer station to  Jiuzhaigou, Yading, Daocheng and other  famous scenic spots. But it must not be the transportation hub, simply. Snow mountain,  great rivers and tibetan areas are closer  here. If you will, you can pass through Minya Konka, appreciate   the sanxing relics’ mystery, and also can promise your promise in the prayer wheel of Kangba. In Chengdu , you can find the comfortable beauty and relax yourself totally.

Chengdu, a  city of Leisure, city of gourmet food and City of fashion  is a modern garden city of the world. It is  an attractive residence, Chengdu is waiting for you!

In the center of Chengdu, tourists can visit :

Besides Broad Narrow Alley , tourists can also go to  Jinli Promenade, a rebuilt trading and folk art  street imitating the ancient-style  buildins in West Sichuan. ” Jinli ” is the name of an old street in Han-dynasty Chengdu, means ” make perfection more perfect and hide the universe in the universe”. The ancient Jinli was one of the oldest and the commercialized streets in the history of West Shu,and had been well-known throughout the country in Qin, han, and Three Kingdoms Periods.  With Qin, Han, and Three-kingdom cultures as its soul, the social style of Ming and Qing dynasties as its appearance , the West  Sichuan folkways and customs as its body, the new jinli Promenade, supported by Wuhou Shrine,

The 350-metre-long Jinli Street enjoys a reputation as a historic town. At one end of the street is an imposing archway with “Jinli Street” carved on it.The success of the Jinli Street lies in the perfect combination of local culture and business. It has attracted thousands of tourists since its opening. Strolling down the narrow street, you can enjoy both traditional entertainment and modern venues.

Strolling down the narrow street, you can experience the particular cultural refreshment. You will find yourself surrounded by old-world stores selling lacquer products, curios, clay figurines, paper cuts and calligraphies and paintings of celebrities.You can also find Shu Embroidery at Jinli Street, a world-renowned silk product unique to the province. In the Museum of Sichuan Brocade, local girls in traditional wax-printed costumes skillfully demonstrate quilts made with the famous brocade to tourists.




1. Metro

2. International airport

3. High-speed train



More informations

★How to get to Jiuzhaigou Valley from Chengdu?

1.You can go there by bus, There are two bus stations offer express bus  to Jiuzhaigou, one is Xinnanmen, the other is Chadianzi.  The journey time is about 9-10 hours. And the price of  one -way ticket  is 145RMB

2. You can go there by air.Take a direct flight from Chengdu Shuangliu Airport to Jiuhuang Airport.  The full price ticket( one -way) is 1430RMB,Infrastructure fuel included. he journey time is about 1 hour.

Recommend Itinerary:

If you take a flight from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou, you can take three days to travel Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong.

If you take a bus to Jiuzhaigou, you can take four days to travel Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong.  Two days  are on the way for back and forth,   two days for travel. one day is visiting Jiuzhaigou, the other day is visiting Huanglong.

Ps: According to the about9 hours’ driving, the bus ticket is so tight. So,if you are prefer to choose bus  for your travel, you should book the bus ticket in advance.

★How to get to Dujiangyan from Chengdu?

1.  You can go there by bus,from Chadianzi bus station to Dujiangyan. The departure time is 6:30 to 19:00, almost 10 minutes a run.

2. You can go there by  high-speed train, from the railway station to Dujiangyan. It alomst takes 45 minutes run. The price of ticket is 15 RMB.

Recommend Itinerary:

If you have a tour to Dujiangyan , you can have a visit to Qingcheng Mountain,  Qingcheng Mountain, a Taoist Mountain.