Day 1 Departure city stops Beijing

Itinerary
Departure for Beijing on overnight international flight.

Day 2 Beijing

Itinerary
Arrive at the airport of Beijing, welcomed by your tour guide and transfer to hotel.
Hotel
Wyndham Beijing North (5 stars) or similar

Day 3 Beijing

Meals
Breakfast
Itinerary
A day at leisure to explore at your own pace. 
Or optional activities: Beijing one day tour: 
  • Visit the Tiananmen Square which is the largest city square in the world; 
  • Visit the imperial–red walls of the ornate Forbidden City, the emperor’s palace – off limits to commoners for centuries;
  • Lunch at local restaurant;
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon. Think of the processions of incense-bearing priest at the Temple of Heaven, where the emperor went to humble himself in prayer to guarantee realm’s good harvest; 
  • Take a rickshaw to visit the old Beijing Hutong; 
  • Enjoy yourself with an banquet featuring the famous "Beijing Duck".
    Optional tour in Beijing: Day tour + Lunch + Beijing Duck special dinner, USD139p.p.
  • Hotel
    Wyndham Beijing North (5 stars) or similar

    Day 4 Beijing

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Itinerary
    After breakfast, a free day to explore at your own pace.
    Or optional activities :
  • Excursion to the ancient Great Wall, originally built as protection from the Huns and other Nomadic tribes and never completely fulfilled its purpose. "Who has not climbed the great wall is not a true hero", this proverb testifies to the great respect that the Chinese show for this structure.

  • Optional tour in Beijing: excursion on the Great Wall + Lunch, USD99p.p.
    Hotel
    Wyndham Beijing North (5 stars) or similar

    Day 5 Beijing Yichang Yangtze River Cruise

    Meals
    Breakfast   Dinner
    Itinerary
    After breakfast, transfer for Yichang by High-Speed train. Upon arrival, embark on the cruise.
    Cruises
    Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 3 (5 stars)

    Day 6 Yangtze River cruise Three Gorges Dam

    Meals
    Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
    Itinerary
    A day at leisure to explore on the cruise. Passing the first Gorge, Gorge Xiling, the longest one among the three gorges.  Enjoy a Captain's evening (tie and shirt required for gentlemen). 
    Optional shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam 
    Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest hydroelectricity project. A straight-crested concrete gravity structure, the Three Gorges Dam is 2,335 metres (7,660 feet) long with a maximum height of 185 metres (607 feet). It incorporates 28 million cubic metres (37 million cubic yards) of concrete and 463,000 metric tons of steel into its design.
    Optional shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam, USD60p.p.
    Cruises
    Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 3 (5 stars)

    Day 7 Yangtze River Cruise Three Gorges

    Meals
    Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
    Itinerary
    A day at leisure to explore on the cruise. Continue to Gorge Wu and Gorge Qutang.
    Optional shore excursion: Shen Nv Stream, a tributary stream of Yangtze River. Also known as "Beauty Stream" by locals, Shen Nv Stream is a fast-flowing stream with a narrow channel. a famous scenic spot in Yangtze River. You can view the amazing scenery of narrow gorges, steep mountains, coffins hanging high on the cliff-side, and hear some local histories.
  • Disembark from the cruise;
  • Take a guided boat tour on Shen Nv Stream;
  • Return back to cruise.

  • Optional shore excursion: Shen Nv Stream, USD60p.p.
    Cruises
    Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 3 (5 stars)

    Day 8 Yangtze River Cruise Shibaozhai

    Meals
    Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
    Itinerary
    A day at leisure to explore on the cruise. Captain’s Farewell Dinner in the evening.
    Optional shore excursion: Shibaozhai, literally “Precious Stone Fortress” is a hill along the bank of the Yangtze River. On the river side of the hill is a red pavilion of nine floors which leans against the side of the hill providing a walkway to the temple at the top of the hill. 
  • Disembark from the cruise;
  • Visit Shibaozhai Pagoda;
  • Visit the local market;
  • Return back to cruise.

  • Optional shore excursion: Shibaozhai, USD40p.p.
    Cruises
    Sinorama Yangtze River Cruise Gold 3 (5 stars)

    Day 9 Yangtze River Cruise Chongqing Hangzhou

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Itinerary
    Disembark in Chongqing. Transfer to airport for flight to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and rest up.
    Optional tour in Hangzhou: Impression West Lake Show + Dinner, USD89p.p.
    Hotel
    Zheshang New Century Grand Hotel (5 stars) or similar

    Day 10 Hangzhou Suzhou

    Meals
    Breakfast   Lunch
    Itinerary
    Hangzhou is well known for its natural beauty and historical sites. After breakfast, you will stroll along the West Lake and visit the tea plantation village "Dragon Well Tea" which is well known all over the world. After the visit, transfer to Suzhou by coach. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and rest up.
    Hotel
    Wyndham Garden Suzhou (5 stars) or similar

    Day 11 Suzhou

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Itinerary
    After breakfast, a free day to explore at your own pace. 
    Or join our optional excursion. 
  • Visit of the old district of Suzhou; the city is located near the Taihu Lake Grand Canal. Due to its many channels, Suzhou is called the Venice of the East. 
  • Take a cruise on the Grand Canal. 
  • Visit Liu Garden, one of 9 "Classical Gardens of Suzhou" on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Like other famous gardens in Suzhou, Liu Garden seeks to create stunning natural landscapes within limited space.
    Optional tour in Suzhou: Liu Garden + Old town + Ancient canal cruise + Lunch, USD99p.p.
  • Hotel
    Wyndham Garden Suzhou (5 stars) or similar

    Day 12 Suzhou Shanghai

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Itinerary
    After breakfast, transfer to Shanghai by coach. Upon arrival, visit the Shanghai Museum (Closed on Mondays), then free time in the afternoon. 
    Or join our optional tour:  
  • Shopping at Nanjing Road where there are plenty of large stores and boutiques; 
  • Visit the old town;
  • Enjoy an exciting acrobatic show at night.

  • Optional tour in Shanghai: Old town tour + an exciting Acrobatics Show, USD60p.p.
    Hotel
    Sheraton Shanghai Waigaoqiao Hotel (5 stars) or similar

    Day 13 Shanghai Stops Departure city

    Meals
    Breakfast
    Itinerary
    After breakfast, depart to Shanghai airport for the return flight back to your sweet home. End of the trip.

    * Airport meet & greet transfers included when the whole tour package is purchased from Sinorama.
    * Please note that lunch or dinner will be served on board if your domestic flights coincide with meal times.
    * For cruise package, in the event of water level problems on stretches of river, repair or maintenance work carried out by the river and other local authorities on the river or canal banks, stretches of river or canal, bridges, locks or docks, SINORAMA reserves the right to change the published itinerary or to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach without notice.
    * SINORAMA reserves the right to change the order of visiting the attractions, air carriers & change of the hotel (Similar Categories) without notice.
    * Highlight features are subject to change according to final itinerary.

    * Please click on the price to book.

    Impression of China & Yangtze River Cruise (Three Gorges) 13 Days 2018-2019

    Sinorama Gold 3

    Departure Dates
    2018
    Price (2 occp.) USD p.p.
    International flight included
    Emperor Suite Golden Suite Imperial Suite Deluxe Suite Junior Suite A B C
    Oct. 22 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,399
    $ 1,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 1,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 1,399
    Oct. 29 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    Nov. 05 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Nov. 12 $ 4,999
    $ 3,999
    $ 4,499
    $ 3,499
    $ 3,999
    $ 2,999
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,199
    $ 2,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    Nov. 19 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    Single Supplement +$ 1,999 +$ 1,799 +$ 1,499 +$ 1,299 +$ 999 +$ 599 +$ 549 +$ 499


    Impression of China & Yangtze River Cruise (Three Gorges) 13 Days 2019

    Sinorama Gold 3

    Departure Dates
    2019
    Price (2 occp.) USD p.p.
    International flight included
    Emperor Suite Golden Suite Imperial Suite Deluxe Suite Junior Suite A B C
    Mar. 18 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    Mar. 25 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Apr. 01 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Apr. 08 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Apr. 15 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Apr. 22 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Apr. 29 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    May 06 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    May 13 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    May 20 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    May 27 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    Jun. 03 $ 5,099
    $ 4,099
    $ 4,599
    $ 3,599
    $ 4,099
    $ 3,099
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 2,399
    $ 1,399
    $ 2,499
    $ 1,499
    $ 2,399
    $ 1,399
    Aug. 26 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    Sep. 02 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Sep. 09 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Sep. 16 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Sep. 23 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Sep. 30 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Oct. 07 $ 4,799
    $ 3,799
    $ 4,299
    $ 3,299
    $ 3,799
    $ 2,799
    $ 3,499
    $ 2,499
    $ 2,999
    $ 1,999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    Oct. 14 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Oct. 21 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Oct. 28 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Nov. 04 $ 4,599
    $ 3,599
    $ 4,099
    $ 3,099
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,299
    $ 2,299
    $ 2,799
    $ 1,799
    $ 1,899
    $ 899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 1,899
    $ 899
    Nov. 11 $ 4,899
    $ 3,899
    $ 4,399
    $ 3,399
    $ 3,899
    $ 2,899
    $ 3,599
    $ 2,599
    $ 3,099
    $ 2,099
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    $ 2,299
    $ 1,299
    $ 2,199
    $ 1,199
    Nov. 18 $ 4,699
    $ 3,699
    $ 4,199
    $ 3,199
    $ 3,699
    $ 2,699
    $ 3,399
    $ 2,399
    $ 2,899
    $ 1,899
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    $ 2,099
    $ 1,099
    $ 1,999
    $ 999
    Single Supplement +$ 1,999 +$ 1,799 +$ 1,499 +$ 1,299 +$ 999 +$ 599 +$ 549 +$ 499

    * The above prices are for Seattle (Washington)/ Los Angeles (California)/ San Francisco (California) departures only. The prices will be $100/ $200/ $300/ $400 more for departures from other major the U.S. cities.
    * Please CONTACT US before booking your flight ticket if you choose the Land Package (International flight self-managed).
    * International round-trip business class flights are available with an additional fee, see below.
    * Get a 15% discount for optional tours by selecting them all.
    * Minimum 10 participants to operate each optional tour.
    * Guaranteed departure from at least 10 people in a group.
    * Please note that infant (under age 2 at the return date of trip) does not have his/her own seat on the plane.
    * Full payment required at booking to benefit from this tour (Final Sale, non-refundable, non-exchangeable, non-transferable).

    Price valid until July 24 2018

    Price includes
    * International flights;
    * Intra-China transportation (air, cruise, coach and high-speed train if applicable);
    * Yangtze River cruise in veranda stateroom on deluxe ship;
    * All 5-star hotel accommodation (based on double occupancy);
    * Meals mentioned in the itinerary;
    * All visits listed in the program including the UNESCO sites;
    * Admission fees including entertainment shows listed unless otherwise stated;
    * English speaking guide;
    * Taxes and fuel surcharges.

    Price does not include
    * International flight business class upgrade, USD5000 p.p. (Intercontinental round-trip business class flights are available at the time of booking, not applicable for land package, international flight ticket self-managed option.) ;
    * Service charge for all guides, bus drivers & hotel porter fees, USD145 p.p. ;
    * Chinese Visa application fee;
    * Optional tour in Beijing: Day tour + Lunch + Beijing Duck special dinner, USD139 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB1295 p.p.) ;
    * Optional tour in Beijing: excursion on the Great Wall + Lunch, USD99 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB790 p.p.) ;
    * Optional shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam, USD60 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB590 p.p.) ;
    * Optional shore excursion: Shen Nv Stream, USD60 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB590 p.p.) ;
    * Optional shore excursion: Shibaozhai, USD40 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB390 p.p.) ;
    * Optional tour in Hangzhou: Impression West Lake Show + Dinner, USD89 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB690 p.p.) ;
    * Optional tour in Suzhou: Liu Garden + Old town + Ancient canal cruise + Lunch, USD99 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB790 p.p.) ;
    * Optional tour in Shanghai: Old town tour + an exciting Acrobatics Show, USD60 p.p.(any payment made after departure, the price will be RMB590 p.p.) ;
    * Travel insurance;
    * Postal fees.

    Arts and crafts
    Hangzhou: Longjing Dragon Well Tea
    Beijing: Jade & Freshwater Pearl
    Shanghai: Cashmere & Embroidery
    Suzhou: Silk

    Optional tour in Beijing: Day tour + Lunch + Beijing Duck special dinner
    Day 3
    * Visit the Tiananmen Square;
    * Visit the Forbidden City, the emperor’s palace;
    * Lunch;
    * Visit the Temple of Heaven in the afternoon;
    * Take a rickshaw to visit the old Beijing Hutong;
    * Enjoy the famous "Beijing Duck".

    Optional tour in Beijing: excursion on the Great Wall + Lunch
    Day 4
    * Excursion to the ancient Great Wall;
    * In the afternoon, you will have chance to learn about the Traditional Chinese medicine.

    Optional shore excursion: Three Gorges Dam
    Day 6
    * Disembark from the cruise;
    * Bus transfer for visiting the Three Gorges Dam;
    * Return and embark on the cruise.

    Optional shore excursion: Shen Nv Stream
    Day 7
    * Disembark from the cruise;
    * Take a guided boat tour on the Shen Nv Stream;
    * Return and embark on the cruise.

    Optional shore excursion: Shibaozhai
    Day 8
    * Disembark from the cruise;
    * Visit Shibao Pagoda;
    * Visit the local market;
    * Return and embark on the cruise.

    Optional tour in Hangzhou: Impression West Lake Show + Dinner
    Day 9
    An unparalleled open-air performance at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an astonishing cultural performance that takes place right on the surface of the water, combining music, dance, and light effects all against a stunning natural backdrop.

    Optional tour in Suzhou: Liu Garden + Old town + Ancient canal cruise + Lunch
    Day 11
    * Visit the Liu Garden;
    * Walk through the old town of Suzhou;
    * Cruise along the Ancient Canal;
    * Lunch.

    Optional tour in Shanghai: Old town tour + an exciting Acrobatics Show
    Day 12
    * Visit the Nanjing Road;
    * Visit the old town;
    * Acrobatics Show.


    Name : Yangtze Gold Cruise No.3
    Owned by : Chongqing Changjiang Golden Cruises Inc.
    Rating : ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ plus
    Maiden Voyage : 2013.3
    Speed : 26 KM/H
    Gross Tonnage : 17000 T
    Area : 18187 M2
    Air conditioning : Central Controled
    Drain : 5212 T
    Crew : 200
    Capacity : 570
    Length : 149.95 M
    Width : 24 M
    Horsepower : 2160 KW
    Decks : 6
    Lobby
    Sinorama Gold 3
    Sun Deck
    Meeting Room
    Bar

    Cabin Info

    Emperor Suite
    Golden Suite
    Imperial Suite
    Deluxe Suite
    Junior Suite
    Deluxe Cabin A
    Deluxe Cabin B
    Deluxe Cabin C

    Restaurant

    Entertainment

    * The following activities are optional, surcharge applies.

    Optional tour in Hangzhou: Impression West Lake Show + Dinner

    An unparalleled open-air performance at a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is an astonishing cultural performance that takes place right on the surface of the water, combining music, dance, and light effects all against a stunning natural backdrop.


    Longjing Dragon Well Tea

    Longjing tea, sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-roasted green tea from the area of Longjing Village near Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province, China. It is produced mostly by hand and renowned for its high quality, earning it the China Famous Tea title. Like most other Chinese green tea, Longjing tea leaves are roasted early in processing (after picking) to stop the natural oxidation process, which is a part of creating black and oolong teas. The actions of these enzymes is stopped by "firing" (heating in pans) or by steaming the leaves before they completely dry out. As is the case with other green teas (and white teas), Longjing tea leaves experience minimal oxidation. When steeped, the tea produces a yellow-green color. The tea contains vitamin C, amino acids, and, like most finer Chinese green teas, has one of the highest concentrations of catechins among teas.


    Jade

    Chinese Jade refers to the jade mined or carved in China from the Neolithic onward. It is the primary hardstone of Chinese sculpture. Although deep and bright green jadeite is better known in Europe, for most of China's history, jade has come in a variety of colors and white "mutton-fat" nephrite was the most highly praised and prized. Native sources in Henan and along the Yangtze were exploited since prehistoric times and have largely been exhausted; most Chinese jade today is extracted from the northwestern province of Xinjiang. Jade was prized for its hardness, durability, musical qualities, and beauty.[1] In particular, its subtle, translucent colors and protective qualities[1] caused it to become associated with Chinese conceptions of the soul and immortality.[2] The most prominent early use was the crafting of the Six Ritual Jades, found since the 3rd-millennium bc Liangzhu culture:[3] the bi, the cong, the huang, the hu, the gui, and the zhang.[4] Although these items are so ancient that their original meaning is uncertain, by the time of the composition of the Rites of Zhou, they were thought to represent the sky, the earth, and the four directions.


    Freshwater Pearl

    Chinese pearls are the highest quality.This is because, in China—especially in the southern region where our pearls are from—breeding conditions for pearls are ideal. Our country is huge, with diverse waterways that provide many different environments for oysters. We have vast watersheds that provide huge breeding areas for oysters, and millions of tons of natural food. In the South, our waters are just the right temperature and salinity to encourage oysters to grow. In addition, we experience few earthquakes and violent storms, making ours a peaceful place for oysters to grow large pearls over a long period of time. In addition, the Chinese pearl industry is ancient. We combine cutting-edge technology with knowledge accumulated over thousands of years to grow the best pearls in the world. Chinese pearls cost less. This is mainly because of lower labor and production costs than in other countries. In addition, we grow our own pearls as well as supplying most of the world's jewelry companies—Chinese companies hardly ever buy pearls from other countries. This makes our pearls cheaper than those of companies who have to pay a middleman.


    Cashmere

    Cashmere wool, usually simply known as cashmere, is a fiber obtained from cashmere goats and other types of goat. Common usage defines the fiber as wool but it is finer and softer than sheep's wool. Some say it is hair, but as seen below, cashmere requires the removal of hair from the wool. The word cashmere is an old spelling of the Kashmir region in northernmost geographical region of Pakistan. Cashmere is finer, stronger, lighter, softer, and approximately three times more insulating than sheep wool.


    Embroidery

    Chinese embroidery has a long history since the Neolithic age. Because of the quality of silk fibre, most Chinese fine embroideries are made in silk. Some ancient vestiges of silk production have been found in various Neolithic sites dating back 5,000-6,000 years in China. Currently the earliest real sample of silk embroidery discovered in China is from a tomb in Mashan in Hubei province identified with the Zhanguo period (5th-3rd centuries BC). After the opening of Silk Route in the Han Dynasty, the silk production and trade flourished. In the 14th century, the Chinese silk embroidery production reached its high peak. Several major silk embroidery styles had been developed, like Song Jin (宋锦 Song embroidery) in Suzhou, Yun Jin (云锦 Cloud embroidery) in Nanjing and Shu Jin (蜀锦 Shu embroidery) in Sichuan. Today most handwork has been replaced by machinery, but some very sophisticated production is still hand-made. Modern Chinese silk embroidery still prevails in southern China.


    Silk

    These silks (textile fibers from animal origins) are produced by many insects such as spiders, caterpillars and some different butterflies like the Ermine moths and Bobyx. Those that are made to produce silk come from cocoons produced by larva (silk worm) of Mulberry (Bobyx Mori). The technique for producing silk date back from 2500 BC and comes from china by the Silk Road. It was a secret until 560 BC. The art of making silk was then progressively transmitted to other civilization caused by different kinds of spy (Monks, princesses), to plunderers and merchants. In Europe, for a long time, silk has been a monopoly of the eastern Roman Empire. After its arrival in Western Europe in the late Middle ages, the production reached the stage of industrialization from the 19e century, however, later on, it experienced a severe decline linked to competition from modern fibers (including Nylon), evolution of dress customs in Europe, the rise of a few countries in Asia and an epidemic that affected France that that time. Therefore, it finally came back to being the essential production in Asia once again.