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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4 Days Beijing-Guiyang-Beijing Tour
  • Tour Code: BJGY03
  • Tour type: private tour, no strangers in your group
  • Availability: everyday
  • Tour Valid: all around the year
  • Price: from USD1091 per person
Special Features:

Experience the manner and customs of local Miao minority; seeing batik-making handicraft art and hand-made papers.

Tour Itinerary

Shiqiao Miao Village,GuiyangDay 1 Beijing/Guiyang/Kaili (L/D)

You are met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for departure flight to Guiyang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Kaili (about 2.5 hours). After lunch, your excited trip begins with visiting Ge Village, 50 km north of Kaili, which is famous for its military clothes and batik-making handicraft art. Long time ago, their ancestors moved from Jiangxi Province hide them up in covert mountains of Guizhou Province for survival. Moreover, it is said Houyi is regarded as a legendary hero who once shot down nine suns with arrow in the eyes of the Ge people. After dinner, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Kaili (B/L/D)

This morning you will be drive to Shiqiao Miao Village, one of the villages where villagers live on making and selling hand-made papers and products. You will have an opportunity to witness how the local residents make all kinds of paper and learn the mystery of color paper by using different plants. The following is Jidao village, belonging to long skirt Miao village, a branch of the typical Miao minority in China. It remains original, remote and tranquil now and especially the villagers are very hospitable. After lunch, you will be warmly welcomed into the village by drinking, because the guests are usually a few cup of home-made wine when the guests get into the village. Then after dinner, you will stay at Shiqiao home.

Datang Miao Village,GuiyangDay 3 Kaili (B/L/D)

Today you will head to Paika Village to see Lusheng Making, the characteristic musical instrument of the Miao. Making Lusheng demands the craftsmen to know well lots of physics and mechanics. Traditionally, the residents in this village make Lusheng by using bellows, hammers, brass, axes, chisels, saws, drills, bitter bamboos, Chinese wood oil and calcareousness. After lunch, the attraction is Datang Miao Village. It is famous for the characteristic style of dress in a pleated fashion, as short as 10cm long, extremely mini skirt. And the granary is also special; instability earthen jars have been added on the four pillars to separate the stocks, in order to prevent stealing by mice. Then you will be transferred to Kaili for night.

Day 4 Kaili/Guiyang (B)

Today you will be transferred back to Guiyang airport for departure fight to Beijing. On arrival, at your own arrangement. Ending your wonderful trip to Guiyang!

Prices
Dec. 1 - February 28DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1934USD1934USD1869----
2-3 personsUSD1375USD1375USD1342USD161/161/127
4-5 personsUSD1371USD1371USD1337USD161/161/127
6-9 personsUSD1122USD1122USD1091USD161/161/127
Kaili HotelsHeaven-sent hotel Heaven-sent hotel JinTai Yuan hotel 

Mar. 1 - Nov. 30DeluxeStandardEconomySingle Supplement
1 personUSD1934USD1934USD1869----
2-3 personsUSD1375USD1375USD1342USD161/161/127
4-5 personsUSD1371USD1371USD1337USD161/161/127
6-9 personsUSD1122USD1122USD1091USD161/161/127
Kaili HotelsHeaven-sent hotel Heaven-sent hotel JinTai Yuan hotel 
*Infants under 2 are free; children (2-12 years old) price is 80% of adult price.

Price includes:
1. Private car in Guiyang, Kaili and pick up car transfers from hotel to airport in Beijing.
2. Domestic flight from Beijing to Guiyang and Guiyang to Beijing.
3. 3 nights 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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