8 Days 7 Nights Kunming / Dali / Lijiang – Air Asia  *Single * Flight

Day 1         KUALA LUMPUR~ KUNMING ~ STONE FOREST    AK 101 (1300/1655)      ( D )
Hotel: Xingya Custom Garden / SML

Assemble at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2) for your flight to the capital of Yunnan province, Kunming. Upon arrival, transfer to Stone Forest [about 1½ hours].  After dinner, transfer to hotel.

Day 2         STONE FOREST~JIUXIANG~KUNMING      ( B/L/D )     Hotel : Enjoying International Hotel / SML

%e7%9f%b3%e6%9e%97After breakfast, proceed to Stone Forest Scenic Area (include buggy). This natural phenomenon is said to have begun taking shape about 270 million years ago in the Carboniferous Period. The area is believed to have been originally under the ocean. With eons of movement of the earth crust the area rose and broke through. The limestone left behind went through sun, rain, wind, and earthquakes and finally developed into the beautiful Stone Forest we see today.
%e4%b9%9d%e4%b9%a1%e9%a3%8e%e6%99%af%e5%8c%baTransfer to Jiuxiang Scenic Area. In the scenic area, there are over 100 karst caves of different sizes, and Jiuxiang is confirmed to be the biggest cave clusters in China with the greatest number of caves and most wonderful in-cave scenic. According to geologists, these caves were being developed since the Sinian Period, 600 million years ago. Transfer back to Kunming [about 2 hours].

Day 3         KUNMING                    ( B/L/D )             Hotel : Enjoying International Hotel / SML

%e9%87%91%e6%ae%bf%e9%a3%8e%e6%99%af%e5%8c%baAfter breakfast, visit to Golden Palace, the heaviest and best preserved of China largest bronze temples. The Golden Temple was first built in the 30th year of Emperor Wanli’s rule (1602) in the Ming Dynasty.
%e6%98%86%e6%98%8e%e9%92%9f%e6%a5%bcBehind the temple is Bell Tower, hangs a 14-ton “Great Bell of the Ming Yongle Era”. The bell was cast in the 21st year of the Ming Dynasty Yongle era (1424). Then, taste the Yunnan most famous Chinese tea, Pu’Er.

Day 4         KUNMING ~ DALI                         ( B/L/D )                            Hotel :
N’ Hotel / SML

%e9%87%91%e9%a9%ac%e7%a2%a7%e9%b8%a1%e5%9d%8aAfter breakfast, proceed to the symbol of Kunming, JinMa BiJi (Golden Horse and Jade Rooster Memorial Arches). JinMa BiJi was built in Ming Dynasty; one special feature of the JinMa BiJi is that their shadows can overlap at a certain time under the golden afterglow of the sun and the silver light of the moon. This rare phenomenon forms a wondrous scene.
%e6%b4%b1%e6%b5%b7%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%adThen transfer to Dali [about 4 hours], a historical and cultural city, which is the home of Bai Minority. Visit to ErHai Lake upon arrival. Erhai Lake is the largest highland lake next to Dianchi Lake in Kunming and one of the seven biggest fresh water lakes in China. It means, ‘sea shaped like an ear’, in Chinese. Implying that the lake is ear shaped and as large as a sea, hence it was so named.
%e5%a4%a7%e7%90%86%e5%8f%a4%e5%9f%8eContinue to Dali Ancient City. The ancient city of Dali is famous for its cultural and historical points of interest, natural beauty, and colorful ethnic minorities. The streets and alleys crisscross throughout the town in a typical “chess board” pattern.

Day 5         DALI ~ LIJIANG                            ( B/L/D )                            Hotel :
Xinyi Hotel / SML

%e5%a4%a9%e9%be%99%e5%85%ab%e9%83%a8%e3%80%8b%e5%bd%b1%e8%a7%86%e5%9f%8eAfter breakfast, proceed to <Demi-Gods and Semi-Devils> Drama Studio. This studio is built for the drama Demi-Gods and Semi- Devils which is a long martial arts novel written by Jinyong, one of the most influential modern Chinese language novelists. Visitors get chances to view the Three Pagodas.
%e7%99%bd%e6%97%8f%e6%b0%91%e5%b1%85Continue visit to the House of Bai Minority. Local people will serve one of the special traditional tea – Three Courses Tea. The Three Course Tea is described as “first bitter, second sweet and third after tasty”. After dinner, transfer to Lijiang.

Day 6         LIJIANG                                       ( B/L/D )                              Hotel :
Xinyi Hotel / SML

%e7%8e%89%e9%be%99%e9%9b%aa%e5%b1%b1After breakfast, proceed to take a cable car to YunShan Plateau to have a breathtaking view of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. The snow-covered and fog-enlaced mountain resembles a jade dragon lying in the clouds, hence, become the names Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Yunshan Plateau is grassland with gigantic spruces.
%e7%99%bd%e6%b0%b4%e6%b2%b3Continue visit to White Water River (exclude buggy). The first impression for the river is the color of white. The water is extremely clean as it is filtrated and purified by gravel and stones when running, and hasn’t been polluted at all. The riverbed is formed by pieces of grayish-white sedimentary rocks. Thus the river looks white, and from this it gained its name.
%e7%94%98%e6%b5%b7%e5%ad%901Then go to Ganhaizi. Ganhaizi (Dry Sea) used to be a highland lake as its name tells, the meadow was formed after the water had dried up.
%e7%8e%89%e5%b3%b0%e5%af%baContinue to Jade Dragon Scenic Area. Yufeng Temple is one of the lamaseries in Lijiang, but the temple architecture has integrated Han, Bai and Tibetan style.
%e7%8e%89%e6%b0%b4%e5%af%a8Jade Water Village, concentrated on the Naxi Ethnic Culture and integrated with the nature, the Village appears to be the holy land of Dongba Religion in Central Lijiang. It has preserved the primitive and simple ethnic features of the Naxi Minority and contrasts finely with the natural landscapes around, embodying the traditional concept of the Naxi Minority-“Man and Nature live in harmony”.
%e4%b8%9c%e5%b7%b4%e4%b8%87%e7%a5%9e%e5%9b%adDongba Gods Garden settlers under the simple philosophy of man and nature, of life and the world wonderful imagination, in strict accordance with the concept of yin and yang ancestors heaven and earth gods, accordingly, if there is black and there will be white, if there is a ghost and there will be a god.
%e9%bb%91%e9%be%99%e6%bd%ad%e5%85%ac%e5%9b%adContinue visit to Black Dragon Pool Park. In the legend said that the palace of the Black Dragon King of Lijiang is situated here, and there is a pool in the park, which is so deep that it seems to have been inhabited by a dragon, hence it was so named.
%e6%9d%9f%e6%b2%b3%e5%8f%a4%e9%95%87Transfer to Shuhe Ancient Town. It is an important component of Lijiang as it is a well-preserved example of a town along the ancient tea route and one of the earliest settlements of the ancestors of Naxi People. This old town was the movie <Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles> taken, directed by Zhang Yi Mou, one of the famous director in China.

Day 7         LIJIANG ~ KUNMING { FLIGHT }       ( B/L/D )      Hotel : Enjoying International Hotel / SML

%e5%9b%9b%e6%96%b9%e8%a1%97%e5%8f%a4%e5%9f%8eIn the morning, visit to Lijiang Ancient Town – Sifang Street. The old town is famous for its orderly system of waterways and bridges. This old town differs from other ancient Chinese cities in architecture, history and the culture of its traditional residents the  Nakhi people. This town was registered on the UNESCO World Heritage in 1997. Take a domestic flight back to Kunming.

Day 8         KUNMING ~ KUALA LUMPUR  
AK 100 (1740/2200)    ( B / L )     

%e5%9c%86%e9%80%9a%e5%af%baIn the morning, Then, visit to Yuantong Temple. With a history of more than 1200 years, Yuantong Temple is the grandest as well as the most important Buddhist temple in Yunnan Province. After that transfer to Kunming Changshui International Airport for your flight back home.

★Special Cuisine: Kunming Bridge Crossing Noodle, Yiliang Roasted Duck, Dali Fish Head Clay pot, Manwan Hotel Restaurant, Lijiang MaBangCai Cuisine, Southern Garden Restaurant.
Optional Tour – RMB 280/person: “Dynamic Yunnan” Show, Impression Lijiang” Show, CuiHu Park, Former Site of Yunnan Military Institute, Luosiwan Trade City.

8 Days 7 Nights Kunming / Dali / Lijiang by Air Asia  *Single * Flight

Departure 2016 Tour Packages Airlines Price (RM) Status Season ENG CHI
22 Oct 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang *Single * Flight AK 3779 Available Summer Itinerary 行程
05 Nov 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang *Single * Flight AK 3779 Available Winter Itinerary 行程
23 Dec 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang *Single * Flight AK 3979 Available Winter Itinerary 行程
24 Dec 8D7N Kunming/Dali/Lijiang *Single * Flight AK 3979 Available Winter Itinerary 行程

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