Day 04 Rongjiang -Zengcong- Basha- Zhaoxing (B/L)
Place & Transport:Rongjiang--Zhaoxing & full auto Stay in Zhaoxing
Today's Activities:Drive from Rongjiang to ZengcongTown to visit the oldest & biggest Zengcong Drum Tower. Then keep driving to Basha Miao Village noted for men's hair dresses. Be transferred to Zhaoxing village the biggest assembly for Dong people in China.
Zengcong Drum Tower: The Drum Tower in Zengchong Village was built in 1672. It is located 82km north of Congjiang County and has 13 levels, 17.65 meters in height. The types of the Dong people's drum towers usually have two kinds - pagoda and hall, and Zengchong tower belong to the former.
Zengcong Tower is an octagonal pagoda-type drum tower with odd stories eaves. On its top rises a multi-eave, octagonal finial pavilion. The eave angle of it is upturned, and the overall outline is changeable, beautiful in style. All the eaves of the tower were carved many animal patterns such as dragons, phoenixes, fishes, crabs and shrimps etc
Day 05: Zhaoxing - Sanjiang - Longsheng(B/L)
Place & Transport:Zhaoxing--Longsheng & full auto Stay in Longhseng
Today's Activities: Morning explore Tang'an Dong Village noted as the first ecological museum of Dong people. Then drive to Sanjiang. Visit the Chenyang Wind and Rain Bridge and explore the Dong villages nearby. Then drive to Longsheng . Arrive in Longsheng.Be met & transferred to your hotel.
Chenyang Wind and Rain Bridge: is also called Yongji Bridge or Panlong Bridge. It was built in 1916, and it is the best one among the wind and rain bridges in Dong stockade villages. At present, it is the largest wind and rain bridge also it is the crystal of Dong people's wisdom; it is one of the artistic precious things of Chinese wood architecture.
Day 06: Longsheng - Guilin(B/L)
Place & Transport: Longsheng--Guilin & full auto live in Guilin
Today's Activities:Visit the wel-known longji terraced fields in Longji which were built along the slope winding from the riverside up to the mountaintop with the highest place of an elevation of 885m and the lowest 380m. The coiling line spirals up from the mountain foot to the top, making the mountain looks like huge snail seen from afar. Be transferred to Guilin. Arrive in Guilin. Be met & transferred to your hotel.
longji terraced fields:The Longji Terraces are located in Longsheng County about 2 hours from Guilin . The rice terraces are built into the hillsides. The terraces look like great chains or ribbons as they wind from the foot to the top of the hill. This ingenious construction makes best use of the scare arable land and water resources in the mountainous area. There are about 66 square kilometers terraced fields in southeast of Longsheng
[ Optional ] Huangluo Yao Longhair Village: Huangluo Yao village is located at the foot of a mountain with a beautiful river zig-zagging around Longsheng rice terrace. It was known for the long hairs of Yao ethnic women. They use a long cloth to twist the hair into a knot, go down to the river to wash their hair in summer time.
Day 07 Guilin-Yangshuo (B/L)
Place & Transport: Guiling--Yangshuo & full auto Live in Yangshuo
Today's Activities:Today's cruise will be on the magnificent Li River. Sailing down from Guilin to Yangshuo will definitely be a highlight of your visit to China! We will pass the extraordinary peaks, sprays of bamboo lining, local fishboats floating on the river and picturesque villages. After your arrival in Yangshuo, you will have time to explore this small oriental, but western-influenced town. Transfer to you hotel and check in. Rest time is at free leisure. At night, you may have fun on the West Street where its cobble streets meander by street markets crammed with food stalls and shops selling all kinds of Chinese handicrafts, including hand-painted T-shirts and ethnic costumes made of batik.
Li River: The 83-km-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is like an artists's masterpiece. The landscape is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo. A poem says: "The river is a green silk ribbon, and the hills are jade hair-pins". It is one of China's most famous scenic areas
West Street :Located in northeastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Yangshuo lies 63 kilometers south of the region's capital city Guilin and is one of the earliest tourist attractions appraised as a "Scenic Spot on the National Level." As a city with a history of more than 1,400 years, Yangshuo annually attracts 1.5 million tourists from home and abroad. West Street, located in the very center of the city, is 2,000 meters long, and eight meters wide. The road is covered with marble, and boasts various buildings with strong ethnic flavor on both sides. The street is a gathering place for various souvenir and snack shops. The exotic nightscape also adds extra glamour.
[ Optional ]mpression Liu SanJie
Impression Liu SanJie is an outdoor performance on the natural stage setting formed by the Li River and 12 peaks.
Impression Liu SanJie is an evening spectacular. It's from the famous director - Mr. Zhang YiMou who is also in charge of the opening ceremonies for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. The performance is staged in a natural setting, where the stage is the Li River, and the backdrop is the mountains.
Day 08 Yangshuo (B/L)
Place & Transport: Yangshuo & full auto live in Yangshuo
Today's Activities: Have a biking tour around Yangshuo to visit the Old Banyan Tree which covers an area of 1000 square meters with a long history of 1,000 years around and the Moon Hill with a hole in its peak in the shape of a half moon where you can look through the sky as well as the old villages. Strolling around rice fields, you may understand what the Chinese farmer's life is and how great the change has been taken place in China over 15 years. Chinese lunch serves at a local restaurant or in a farmer's house.
Yangshuo is an ideal place for moderate hiking or cycling excursions, around the countryside you will pass rice paddies and limestone peaks.
Yangshuo is regarded as the most beautiful town in China. Exploring the countryside outside of Yangshuo town center is one of the great highlights of any visit to this region. There are various lovely rivers and streams, numerous fertile rice fields and a plentitude of old-fashioned villages in the area.
[ Optional ] Bamboo Rafting on Yulong River: Cycle to Hongqi Dock, take bamboo rafting for 1 hour on Yulong River through limestone mountains and trails. The excellent composition of water, ancient bridges and mountains along this waterway is one of the favorite choices of photographers and artists coming to the area.
Day 09 See off (B)
Place & Transport: Guilin &airplane
Today's Activities: Free at leisure until to be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.