Shanxi, Henan and Shandong are situated along the Yellow River, where the origin of Chinese civilization and Buddhism flourished.
Shanxi is “China’s Ancient Architecture Museum” and the place to admire the Buddhist wonder of the Yungang Grottoes, the ancient town of Pingyao and the Hanging Temple clinching to the high cliffs. In Henan, trace the origin of Chinese characters in Yinxu, or enjoy Chinese Kungfu in Shaolin temple. Shandong is the birthplace to the great Confucius, sacred Mountain Tai and beachside Qingdao.
May - Nov
with the warmer weather in July and August
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.
Shanxi is considered the cradle of the Chinese civilization and has a rich history and numerous cultural heritages. This journey will take you to the northern part of Shanxi and discover both modern and traditional culture. You will be awed by the wealth of ancient and medieval Chinese heritage!
This in-depth journey brings you to Shanxi which is home to rich history, ancient architectures, religious sites and unique sceneries. Step back in time and unfold the stories behind this province. Apart from the historical face of Shanxi, be awed by the splendor of the Yellow River.
Henan province is regarded as one of the major birthplaces of the ancient culture of China. Trace the origin of Chinese characters in Anyang, visit Luoyang - China’s capital city for 13 dynasties and home of the Longmen Grottoes. Come across Chinese Kungfu in Shaolin temple with its famed Zen Buddhism and Shaolin Kungfu.
Shandong province was the home of a great philosopher - Confucius. The Confucius temple, cemetery & family mansion of Confucius are of outstanding artistic and historic character due to the devotion of successive Chinese emperors. Another highlight is Mount Taishan.