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.


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2 Days Guiyang Tour
  • Tour Code: BJGY01
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD934 per person
Special Features:

Seeing representative examples of local clothes, ornaments, handicrafts, and implements in Guizhou Provincial Museum; sighteeing at world-famous Huangguoshu Waterfall, known as "the first waterfall in China.

Tour Itinerary

Qianling Park,GuiyangDay 1 Beijing/Guiyang by flight (L/D)

You are met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for the early flight to Guiyang. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our local guide and then transferred to visit Qianling Park (about 1.5 km from the city center). It was built in 1957 and covers an area of 426 hectares. The name of Qianling Park comes from the Qianling Mountain that be seated in the park, which is the most famous mountain in Guizhou. The next stop is Hongfu Temple, encircled by dense trees and filled with bell ringing. Moreover, incense smoke spreads all over the place, making a mysterious and serious atmosphere. After lunch, you will visit Jiaxiulou Pavilion and Guizhou Provincial Museum. The museum covers an area of 19,300 square meters, showing over 60,000 varieties of relics and specimens, containing four parts: Natural Specimens, Historical Artifacts, Minority Cultural Relics, and Modern Cultural Relics. Then return to hotel for your own arrangement.

Huangguoshu Waterfall,GuiyangDay 2 Guiyang/Beijing by flight (B/L)

This morning, you first visit Huangguoshu Waterfall (about 1.5 hours from city center), a karst waterfall, as one of the most famous waterfalls in the world and also the biggest waterfall in China. It pours from distant rivers and turns into rapid torrent at precipitous cliffs, thus creating a magnificent grandeur composed of snow-white waves, water bloom and mist accompanied with thunder sound with about 230 feet long and 266 feet wide. After lunch, visit Tianlong Fortress with a history of over 600 years, which was built by the troops and their offspring transferred by the first emperor of Ming Dynasty Zhu Yuanzhang. After that, drive back to Guiyang to airport for your departure flight to Beijing, ending your unforgettable trip!

Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1454USD1375USD1358----
2-3 personsUSD1135USD1096USD1086USD93/54/46
4-5 personsUSD1129USD1091USD1082USD93/54/46
6-9 personsUSD982USD943USD934USD93/54/46
Guiyang HotelsZhongtian Hyatt hotel Trade-point hotelShaoxing hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1454USD1375USD1358----
2-3 personsUSD1135USD1096USD1086USD93/54/46
4-5 personsUSD1129USD1091USD1082USD93/54/46
6-9 personsUSD982USD943USD934USD93/54/46
Guiyang HotelsZhongtian Hyatt hotelTrade-point hotelShaoxing hotel  
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car in Guiyang and pick up car transfers from hotel to airport in Beijing.
2. Domestic flight from Beijing to Guiyang and Guiyang to Beijing.
3. 1 night accommodation with private facilities.
4. Meals as specified in the itinerary, B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.
5. English speaking guide.
6. Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees.
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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