Pacific Delight Debuts Modular Program to Lijiang, Zhongdian
Pacific Delight Tours debuted a four-day/three-night modular program to Lijiang and Zhongdian starting at $569 per person double occupancy. With flexible daily arrivals, the program can be easily combined with any China packages offered by Pacific Delight Tours. Highlights of the Lijiang program include Dayan Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site where locals live in wood-and-earth structures with tiled roofs and flower-filled courtyards, as well as a visit to the town's cultural market and the Mu Family Mansion, the ancient home of a Naxi noble. The mansion is now a museum offering insight into Naxi history and culture.
While in Lijiang, travelers will also experience the Ming and Qing dynasty frescos of Baisha village and learn about Naxi herbs from local expert, Doctor He. Guests' enjoyment of Lijiang culminates with a visit to the scenic Black Dragon Pool with its Moon Embracing Pavilion and the Tibetan Yufeng Lamastery. En route to Zhongdian, visitors will see the "First Bend" of the Yangtze River at Shigu as well as astounding Tiger Leap Gorge on the Jinsha River. Zhongdian's stunningly picturesque setting is believed to have been the inspiration of the mythical Shangri-La described in James Hilton's novel, “Lost Horizon.”
In addition to relishing the local scenery, guests will visit the Yi Minority Village, home of one of the largest minority groups in southwest China. The last stop on the program is a sightseeing tour of the Sumtseling Monastery, sometimes referred to as the Little Potala Palace, one of the largest Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in Yunnan province dating back to 1679.
The Lijiang & Zhongdian modular includes deluxe accommodation at Jiannanchun Hotel in Lijiang and Holy Heaven Hotel in Zhongdian and breakfast daily. Roundtrip airport transfers and transportation from Lijiang to Zhongdian are also included. An upgraded luxury version of the modular is available starting at $649 per person double occupancy, which features five-star accommodations at Guanfang Hotel in Lijiang and Paradise Hotel in Zhongdian. Lijiang & Zhongdian modular does not include airfare. Airfare can be purchased from Pacific Delight Tours at competitive rates connecting passengers to Lijiang & Zhongdian from any Pacific Delight China itinerary. Pacific Delight Tours has been operating tours to China and Asia for 40 years. For more information, call 800-221-7179 or visit www.PacificDelightTours.com.