Fahai Temple and Tian Yi MU Fahai Temple was completed in 1443, and what sets Fahai Temple apart from other Buddhist temples are the 500-year-old frescoes, all 236sqm of them. When the temple was constructed, every hall had frescos; now, only those in Mahariva Hall (the main hall) survive. While Fahai Temple is not the only Chinese temple with frescoes, it has some of the most intricate and well-preserved frescoes in the country. Its colors have not faded away, even after over 500 years. Although created during the Ming dynasty, the frescoes were influenced by styles of the Song, Tang, and Ming dynasties. They are also exquisite examples of Ming-era perspective and brush technique. Without the jostling crowds found at Lama Temple or the Forbidden City, Fahai Temple is a serene retreat ideal for an early autumn day. Be sure to bring snacks and water (or better yet, a meal), since there are no vendors around. The little pagodas are the perfect locale for a picnic, too. Tian Yi Mu is about a 10-minute walk from Fahai Temple. Just head down the mountain road, take the first right at Moshikou Dajie, and walk about 300m. Tian Yi Mu can be tough to spot, so look for the gray archway on the right and head up the ramp that leads to the arch. Tian Yi, the favorite eunuch of the Emperor Wan Li, was buried here. Though it is known as Tian Yi?? tomb and memorial, there are four other eunuchs buried in the cemetery. Eunuchs have a long history in China. China?? last eunuch, Sun Yaoting, died in 1996. Back in the sixteenth century, Tian Yi himself was the directorate of ceremonies, the highest administrative office, and was the favorite eunuch of Ming dynasty Emperor Wanli. Tian Yi, Wanli?? mentor and confidant, served three emperors over 63 years. When Tian Yi died in 1605, Emperor Wanli had the tomb built to commemorate his much-loved eunuch. Though built on a smaller scale, its structure emulates that of Ming emperor tombs. One highlight is that visitors can actually go down into one of the tombs. When you head into the garden cemetery, you??l see a sliding metal door that leads into the ground. Slide it back, walk down the steps, and turn on the light. Down the steps, it is cold, wet, and dark, and the area remains unsupervised. This scene is not for everyone, but it is an adventure for some. Though both Fahai Temple and Tian Yi Mu are unconventional tourist sites, they are well worth a day trip.

Hi Laura,
Just a quick email to say that I had a lovely day been taken around the city, although touring alone it was a pleasure to immerse myself in some of the culture not to mention trying the yummy food! We visited Yu Garden which had such a variety of gift souvenir shops though I settled on a silk scarf for my wife. Later we toured the Bund and went up a Sky Scrapper to look over the city. The food was a rare treat, and I even ate Ducks Tongue! The guide David and the driver both were very pleasant people and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Thank you for organising this for me in such short notice.

David

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2 days Guilin Tour from Beijing
  • Tour Code: BJGL01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD935 per person
Special Features:

Cruising on Li River; Explore Reed Flute Cave and Seven Star Park; Relax yourself in West Street, Yangshuo; Witness fantastic fishing skills of cormorant birds.

Tour Itinerary

Reed Flute Cave,GuilinDay 1 Beijing/Guilin by flight (L)

Our English speaking guide will pick you up from the hotel and then transfer to airport for morning flight to Guilin. On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for overnight. After lunch, you will visit the Reed Flute Cave and Seven Star Scenic Area. Evening you will enjoy the cormorant fishing show.

Reed Flute Cave, a natural limestone cave that is situtated in the southern side of Bright Hill, is 5 kilometres away from Guilin city centre. The cave is 240 metres deep and 500 metres long and it is named after the type of reed growing outside which can be made into flutes. Filled with a large amount of stalactites, stalagmites and rock formations in different shape, Reed Flute Cave has long been one of Guilin’s most important tourist attractions for over a thousand years.

Seven Star Scenic Area is named after its seven peaks resemble Big Dipper of the sky. It covers a total area of 120 hectares and situated in the eastern side of Li River. The main scenic attractions include: The Flower Bridge, Putuo Hill, Crescent Hill, Seven Star Cave, Camel Hill, Forest of Stele, and Zoo.

Cormorant fishing is an old fishing tradition in which fishermen use trained cormorants to fish in rivers or lakes. The history of cormorant fishing dates back to around 960AD.

Cruise on Li River,GuilinDay 2 Guilin/Yangshuo/Beijing (B/L)

In the morning you will be taken to the Zhujiang Pier for a cruising on Li River- the highlight of Guilin tour. With lunch aboard, you can enjoy the grand hills, verdant fields and farms with sheep and cows wandering around on each side of the bank. You will have some leisure time in Yangshuo’s West Street before transferring back to Guilin for evening flight back to Beijing. On arrival in Beijing, you will be met and transferred to your own hotel.

Li River, with the total length of 437km, is regarded as one of the most picturesque rivers in China and has inspired numerous painters and artists for centuries. The 83-kilometre-long waterway from Guilin to Yangshuo is decorated with rolling hills, steep cliffs, fantastic caves, leisurely boats and is lined with bamboo and has been claimed at the most impressive part of whole river.

West Street in Yangshuo County is around 1000 metre long and 8 metre wide. Within walking distance from Yangshuo Pier, it has developed into a shopping centre for the tourists as well as lusters of restaurants and cafe bars locating on both sides. People can hire bicycles in the end of West Street.

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1333USD1271USD1249--
2-3 personsUSD1054USD1023USD1010USD77/44/35
4-5 personsUSD1026USD994USD984USD77/44/35
6-9 personsUSD978USD948USD935USD77/44/35
Hotels 5* Lijiang Waterfall Hotel 4* Guilin Park Hotel 3* Guilin Universal Hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1381USD1312USD1271--
2-3 personsUSD1078USD1043USD1021USD99/66/44
4-5 personsUSD1051USD1016USD994USD99/66/44
6-9 personsUSD1003USD968USD948USD99/66/44
Hotels 5* Lijiang Waterfall Hotel 4* Guilin Park Hotel 3* Guilin Universal Hotel 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. All internal transportations and transfers in China, including internal flights from Beijing to Guilin, Guilin to Beijing.
2. 1 night accommodation with private facilities.
3. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch.
4. English speaking guide in Guilin and Yangshuo.
5. Hotel and Airport transfers in Beijing with guide.
6. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees and cormorant fishing show.
7. All airport taxes.

Price excludes:
1. Expenses in hotels such as laundry, tips, telephone and room service, etc.
2. Gratuities for service provided by tour guides and drivers.
3. Other personal expenses.

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