Early as the third century B.C., Buddhism has appeared in China and then long thrived in the wide China land. There used to be a golden time for Buddhism in Tang Dynasty, temples rose up as bamboo shoot everywhere in the country. And a lot of mountains became the sacred mountain for Buddhism, such as Mt. Wutaishan in Shan’xi province, Mt. Putuoshan in Zhejiang, Mt. Emeishan in Sichuan and Mt Jiuhuashan in Anhui province.
Buddhism is almost extinguished from its original place of India now, so China became the best place to study and search for Buddhism naturally. In this pilgrimage, the Buddhist will trace the foot print of Buddha through various temples in China. In order to search for the real status of Buddhism and avoid the hot track of tourist, we arranged more small temples in virgin status.
D1: Beijing Arrive Beijing: Transfer to hotel. Arrange come city tour accordingly.
D2 City Tours, you can visit Tianmen square, Forbidden City, Sky temple, etc.
D3 Drive to ancient Tanzhe temple in the suburb of Beijing, visit the temple and night in local temple.
D4 Drive back Beijing city, drop a visit in the great wall.
D5 Fly to Zhengzhou in the morning, and then drive to Shaolin temple in the afternoon. Visit the temple in the afternoon.
D6: Hike to Bodhidharma’s Cave / receive Buddhist teaching from a monk and Kung fu lesson / overnight in the temple.
D7: Drive to Luoyang in the morning, visit the Longmen Grotto and the White Horse temple in the afternoon. Take express train to Xi’an.
D8: In the morning head for the Terra Cotta Museum. In the afternoon drive to Wutaishan in South of Xi’an city. Overnight in the temple.
D9 Receive Buddhist teaching from a local monk. And visit the temples in the mountain. Overnight in the temple.
D10: Drive to Xi’an in the morning, and then visit the Big Goose Pagoda and Qinglong Temple. Over night in hotel.
D11 Fly to Chengdu in the morning, and then visit the Panda garden and Wenshu temple.
D12 Drive to Xindu and visit Baoguangsi in the morning, and then continue to Guanghan to visit Longju temple in the afternoon. Over night in local hotel.
D13: Drive to Pengxi to visit Baofan Si, and then continue to Anyue. Overnight in local hotel.
D14: Visit the Rock Cave, and then continue to Dazu, visit Dazu Rock cave. Night in local hotel.
D15: Drive to Leshan via Zigong. Visit the Giant Buddha Statue in the afternoon.
D16: Drive to Mt Emeishan, visit the huge Dafo Chanyuan institute, receive Buddhist teaching, in the afternoon take local bus to Wannian temple, join in with chanting mantras in the evening and next early morning once tourists are gone.
D17: Join the chanting mantras in the early morning, and then descend the mountain, take coach to Jiajiang visit the Qianfoya. In the late afternoon drive back Chengdu. Night in hotel.
D18: Transfer to airport:
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