Special VTM 2014 Shaolin Temple China Trip

A once in a lifetime opportunity to visit China and train with the Shaolin Monks!!! This is your chance to experience the life of a Shaolin Monk as well as visiting Beijing, Zhengzhou, Shanghai and Hong Kong!!

This is your chance to experience the best of China and the best of martial arts at the same time! The weather is also good this time of the year. Fly out of Dayton, direct to Beijing. Spend 4 days and 3 nights in the capital of China, then bullet train to the Shaolin Temple. Unique to this trip – one day tour and one day living as a monk. Then off to beautiful Shanghai for 3 days and 2 nights and then finish in famous Hong Kong for 3 nights. Meals and Lodging will be 5-star, and top tier-with many delicacies such as Peking Duck in Beijing (and in case you didn’t know, Peking is the old spelling of Beijing). Every day will include martial arts practice (optional) – life skills, wisdom, Qigong, Shaolin and Wing Chun Kung Fu, with experts in many disciplines. You have the option of getting a student rank (free) and tour China at the same time!

You will also get to hang out with action movie stars in Hong Kong and pay respects to GM Yip Man and visit the VTAA (Ving Tsun Athletic Association)!

Tour Price: $2,100/person (not including international airfare to China and back) $3,400/person (including international airfare from Dayton)

$200 discount if 3-4 persons per room or children under 12. Prices will include all necessary Kung Fu training, Kung Fu student ranks promotion, professional English tour guide, ground and air transportation inside China, lodging (based on double occupancy), food, and entrances fees for museum, show as mentioned on itinerary travel.

Itinerary for the trip:

Day1 (5/31/14) Your home country or Chicago to Beijing All of your meals, beverages and various entertainment choices will be provided on the flight from your home town to Beijing.

Day2 (6/1/14): Arrive in Beijing Upon arriving at Beijing airport, a China Tour representative will greet you and arrange for your transportation to the hotel, allowing you the first chance to see and experience China. Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK)

Day3 (6/2/14): Morning training. Explore Beijing Today you’ll begin your China sightseeing tour. The first stop is Tiananmen Square in the center of Beijing. Then head for the magnificent Forbidden City, which stood as the imperial palace for China from the Ming Dynasty until the end of the Qing Dynasty, a period of 500 years. After lunch, see the elegant Summer Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage site with the largest imperial garden in the world, a favorite retreat from any of the emperors during the Qing Dynasty. In the evening, you will enjoy an authentic Peking Duck Banquet and a live presentation of the “Legend of Kung Fu” which has wowed and amazed audiences worldwide. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Day 4 (6/3/14): Practice at the Great Wall. Explore Beijing Today you’ll see and perhaps climb the Great Wall of China, one of the country’s most famous tourist attractions and one of the greatest man-made wonders of the world. It runs about 5,500 miles through 150 different counties. You will then have a Seminar on Chinese Jade Culture at a local Jade Museum. Next you will visit the exquisite 15th century Temple of Heaven- to see the Imperial Ceiling of Heaven with its Echo Wall and the Nine-Dragon Cypress, more than 500 years old. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to shop and explore at Wangfujing, one of the Chinese capital’s most famous shopping streets. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day5 (6/4/14): Morning training. Beijing to Zhenzhou on high-speed train with a long history, Zhengzhou is a national renowned historical and cultural city. It was an important metropolis during the Shang dynasty as early as 3500 years ago and became a capital during the five dynasties of Xia, Shang, Guan, Zheng, and Han. Today, you’ll visit Henan Province Museum to better understand the history of Henan China. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Day6 (6/5/14): Explore Shaolin Temple Drive to Dengfeng to visit Shaolin Temple, “the No.1 Temple under Heaven”. Shaolin Temple is famous for Chinese Kung Fu or Martial Art and the Chan/Zen Buddhism popular in East Asia. Pagoda Forest should not be missed. Enjoy the training in Shaolin Temple. Then drive back to Zhengzhou. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Day7 (6/6/14): Zhenzhou to Shanghai In the morning, tour the Yellow River with Boat Ride. After that, our tour guide will accompany you to the airport after the delicious lunch, then the fantastic Zhengzhou tour ends. Then you will catch the flight to Shanghai, the largest city in China and then transferred to check in at your luxurious hotel. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Day 8 (6/7/14): Explore Shanghai Today you’ll penetrate the heart of China, its present and its future. Shanghai has evolved from a fishing and textile town settled in the 5th century to a global power in finance, high technology and even fashion. After soaking up commercial aspects on Old Street, Nanjing Road, the Bund and the Lujiazui Financial Area, you’ll step back in time at the Shanghai Museum. Afternoon – visit the Shanghai silk carpet factory where you can do some shopping. Stroll around the Bund, the water front of Shanghai, and alongside the Huang-pu River. A special farewell dinner of Shanghai cuisine will be served after enjoying the world-famous Acrobatic Show. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Special Dinner

Day 9 (6/8/14): Shanghai to Hong Kong You’ll pack up your belongings for your flight to Hong Kong to catch your Flight. Training and Enjoy the rest of time on your own. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Day10 (6/9/14) Explore Hong Kong The highlights of today’s sightseeing tour include a visit to Stanley Market, Aberdeen Fishing Village, the Repulse Bay and Victoria Peak. At the Stanley Market, you can stroll around Stanley’s famous seaside village bazaar. Aberdeen Fishing Village is known as home of “Boat People”, where people’s lifestyle has not changed much since the early days of their settlement in Hong Kong. After touring the Repulse Bay Beach, you’ll finish your tour of Hong Kong Island with panoramic ride that brings you up to the Victoria Peak, where the harbor and the city sprawl in front of you. The afternoon is free for leisure and training by the waterfront. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Day11 (6/10/14) Explore Hong Kong – Free day on your own. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Day12 (6/11/14) Hong Kong to Dayton or to your home sweet home. Food Amenities: American Buffet Breakfast

Please contact the Ving Tsun Museum office for more details (937) 236-6485