Assemble at Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Shenzhen, a special economic zone and one of China’s wealthiest and most important cities. Upon arrival, proceed to travel to the 3rd-largest metropolitan city in China, Guangzhou, also known as Canton and located in the north of Pearl River Delta. After lunch, visit Xianxian Mosque, which was built during the Tang Dynasty. It was a cemetery built to honour 40 famous Arabic Muslim missionaries who were buried there and within lies the Tomb of Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, the 1st missionary who introduced Islam to China. Along the way, marvel at the view of Guangzhou’s latest landmark, Canton Tower. Situated on the south bank of the Pearl River and measuring over 600 metres, it is the 2nd-tallest tower in the world. End your day with some shopping along the streets of the famous Beijing Road.
Today, visit Xiguan, an area in Guangzhou that is reputed for its well-preserved traditional architecture. The ancient-style Xiguan houses were built during the Qing Dynasty by local notable families, wealthy businessmen and high officials. Then stroll along Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street lined with more than 300 shops and shop for local goods such as clothing and snacks. After lunch, visit Guangta Mosque or Lighthouse Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in southern China. Thereafter, make your way to Panyu and visit Chimelong Safari Park, a park featuring a large collection of roaming wildlife which can be observed from inside a tram. Currently the largest eco-zoo in China, it is an integrated park for conservation, research, education as well as tourism encompassing both flora and fauna. After dinner, check into Chimelong Panda Hotel, the newest panda-themed hotel in China.
After breakfast, travel to Zhuhai, another of China’s special economic zone located in southeastern China, adjacent to Macau and Hong Kong. It has the longest coastline and the most isles among all the cities in Pearl River Delta. Visit New Yuanming Palace, which is composed of 18 scenic sites simulating those of the Old Summer Palace in Beijing on a 1:1 scale. Next, take a walk along Lovers’ Road, which runs parallel to Zhuhai’s coastline, and enjoy some of the best views of the coastal city. Along the way, look out for the Statue of Fisher Girl, one of the city’s most famous attractions. Here, you can also see the proposed Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which will be the world’s longest sea bridge. Once operational, it will shorten the 4-hour drive from Hong Kong to Zhuhai to less than an hour. Thereafter, visit Zhuhai Xiangzhou Mosque before heading to Gongbei Underground Market, a shopping complex integrating leisure, entertainment and food. After dinner, catch the spectacular line-up of circus performances at Zhuhai Chimelong International Circus before checking into Chimelong Circus Hotel, the largest circus-themed hotel in China.
Today, spend time at Chimelong Ocean Kingdom, a large aquarium where you can view the rare whale shark, beluga whales, polar bears, and other marine creatures up close. Explore the various themed zones, visit exotic animal exhibits and immerse yourself in exciting theatre shows. Thereafter, travel to Shenzhen and do some shopping at Dongmen Pedestrian Street, a popular shopping stop in the heart of the city and a great place to experience the sights, sounds and smells of Shenzhen.
This morning, visit the famous Lianhuashan Park, situated on a gentle slope of Lotus Mountain, on top of which, stands the Statue of Deng Xiaoping, a revolutionary leader and powerful figure in China from the late 1970s until his death in 1997. After lunch, visit Shangmeilin Mosque, the only mosque in Shenzhen, before exploring Splendid China Folk Village, which is made up of a miniature theme park and a folk culture village that were integrated as one in 2003. With nearly 100 reproduced famous tourist attractions in China and 25 full-scale ethnic villages, learn about the 5,000 years of Chinese history and appreciate the country’s beautiful landscapes all in one day.
After breakfast, visit Luohu Commercial City, where you will be able to find a large variety of men’s, women’s, children’s fashion, toys, electronics and more. In the afternoon, transfer to the airport for your flight back to Singapore.
- If a place of visit is closed to visitors, it will be replaced with an alternative.
- Hotel breakfast is non-Halal
- Seafood or local vegetarian food will be arranged in the event where Halal restaurants are not available.
- Mosque visits may not coincide with solat prayer times.
- Shopping stops during the tour include pearl showroom, local handicraft and bamboo charcoal shops.
- Sequence of itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.