6 Days Kunming Shadian Muslim Tour with Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Jianshui Old Town

Take the trip to the beautiful, amazing Kunming! You will  definitely not be disappointed with what Yunnan Province has to offer, during this tour you can learn more about the Muslim heritage of the different cities. The highlights of the tour has to be the Great Shadian Mosque. This Shadian Muslim Tour is combined with Yuanyang Rice Terraces and Jianshui Old Town.

Highlights:

  • Visit the Great Shadian Mosque, the largest mosque in the southwest.
  • Explore the profound culture of Jianshui.
  • Enjoy the spectacular view of Yuanyang Rice Terraces.

Brief Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kunming Arrival
  • Day 2: Kunming – Shilin – Shadian
  • Day 3: Shadian – Yuanyang
  • Day 4: Yuanyang – Jianshui
  • Day 5: Jianshui-Kunming
  • Day 6: Kunming Departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Arrive in Kunming
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals:

As you arrive at Kunming Changshui International Airport, you will be met by your guide and transferred to your hotel to check in.

Day 2 Kunming-Shilin-Shadian

Sightseeing and Activities:Stone Forest
Accommodation:Shadian
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast you will be transferred to the Stone ForestAn old local saying says that ‘If you have visited Kunming without seeing the Stone Forest, you have wasted your time.’ Truly, the Stone Forest is one of the most important attractions of Yunnan.

You will then be transferred to Shadian ( 3 hours drive). Stay overnight at Sailiaomu Hotel in Shadian.

Day 3 Shadian-Yuanyang

Sightseeing and Activities:Great Mosque of Shadian, Laohuzui Rice Terraces
Accommodation: Yuanyang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you will visit the Great Mosque of Shadian and pray there. After you will communicate with Zhenxin Group. There is a Muslim Accessories shop beside the mosque, where you can have or do a little shopping there. Shadian Grand Mosque is the largest mosque in the southwest and is one of the 100 famous mosques of China. Shadian mosque exhibits an elegant architectural style.

You will then be driven to Yuanyang (About 1 hour). Enjoy the sunset view of Laohuzui Rice Terraces.

Day 4 Yuanyang-Jianshui

Sightseeing and Activities:Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields, Qingkou Village, Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market, Jianshui Old Town
Accommodation: Jianshui
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Get up early in the morning, visit Duoyishu Village and enjoy the sunrise of Duoyishu Rice Terrace Fields when the sun appears above the eastern horizon. The terraced fields are ring upon ring and cascade one by one. They go along the hillside up to the sky. You will see the scenery of the terraced fields from the top of the mountains to the bottom. They are all farms under the sunshine and cloud and mist. The landscape is spectacular.

And then, you will visit Qingkou Village and rice terraces where Hani people for generations inhabit. Visit Bada Hani Rice Terrace, Shengcun Market as well.

Afterward, you will transfer to Jianshui (3hrs) and check in the hotel after arrival.  Stroll around Jianshui Old Town, to see Chaoyang Gateway Tower, Old Well of Jianshui.

Day 5 Jianshui-Kunming

Sightseeing and Activities:Zhu Family Garden, Jianshui Confucius Temple
Accommodation: Kunming
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning, make the visit to Zhu Family Garden,  the so-called ‘Grand View Garden’ of South Yunnan Province, which is a representative of Chinese residential houses of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). When walking through the garden, it really seems as if you are strolling through the Grand View Garden depicted in ‘A Dream of the Red Mansions’ (a famous Chinese Classical novel by Cao Xueqin (1724-1764) in the Qing Dynasty). This garden was the residence and ancestral temple of the rich man Zhu Weiqing and his brother in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Later go to visit Jianshui Confucius Temple. This over 700-year-old temple was initially built in the 22nd year of Zhi Yuan reign in the Yuan Dynasty (1285AD). It has been repaired and extended for about 50 times and now covers an area of 7.6 hectares. Based on its scale, construction standard and excellence in preservation, Jianshui Confucius Temple stands second only to the one in Qufu of Shandong Province, hometown of Confucius and the one in Beijing. It is the best large-scale Confucius Temples in south China.

After the lunch, you will drive back to Kunming (4.5hrs ). Check in your hotel in Kunming.

Day 6 Kunming Departure

Sightseeing and Activities:Kunming Departure
Accommodation:
Meals: Breakfast

Pick up from hotel and transfer to Kunming airport for your departure flight. Service ends.

Recommended Hotels

City 5 Star 4 Star 3 Star Hostel
Kunming Crowne Plaza Hotel Wenhui Hotel Camellia Hotel T&T Story Hotel
Shadian / / Sailiaomu Hotel Honghe Pingan Inn
Yuanyang Oness Resort Yunti Hotel(Shengcun Village) Yunti Hotel(Xinjie Town) Flowers Residence Inn
Jianshui Lin’an Hotel Zhu Family Garden Jianshui Hotel Huiyuanlou Guesthouse

Service Included:

  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary;
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary;
  • Hotels as listed in the itinerary;
  • Private English-speaking tour guide;
  • Private vehicle for transfers & sightseeing with skilled driver;
  • Service charge & government taxes;
  • Luggage transfers between airports and hotels;
  • Domestic train tickets of soft sleeper.

Service Excluded:

  • Any arrival and departure international airfares or train tickets;
  • Chinese visa fees;
  • Excess baggage charged by Airlines;
  • Single room supplement;
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Personal expenses and gratuities to service staff;
  • Personal travel accident insurance;
  • All optional programs.

Travel Tips:

  • Visitors are advised to always carry changes of clothing due to the large variations in temperature between day and night.
  • The climate is relatively dry, so drink more water every day.
  • Protecting oneself from strong UV radiation at high altitude.
  • Protecting oneself from altitude sickness. Lessen the effects of altitude sickness, avoid strenuous exercise and have plenty of rest.
  • Respect local customs , habits, and religious beliefs.
  • Situated on the northern edge of the tropical zone, Xishuangbanna area is hot, humid and rainy; don’t forget to take an umbrella or a raincoat when go out.
  • When take photos, please pay attention to your safety, do not shoot in dangerous areas.

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