China Wedding Photography Tour

China Wedding Photography Tour

CETPH-01: 12-day Wedding Photography: Beijing - Guilin - Hangzhou - Shanghai

Having wedding photos taken can be one of the most romantic moments in life. All couples want their wedding to have a beautiful and unique wedding photo album. Are you planning to take wedding photos? Are you also planning your honeymoon? This trip will bring you a memorable journey and amazing wedding photos while visiting some of China's most famous sights. We will arrange professional wedding photographers for you at some iconic places to record the beautiful moments of your China trip. The digital files will be sent to you after the trip. Whether you're planning to take wedding photos, have a honeymoon, or take a trip for your wedding anniversary, this China Wedding Photography Tour is perfect for you.

Trip Highlights

  • Professional wedding photographers' service
  • Well-selected photography locations
  • Romantic picnic on the Great Wall
  • High-quality digital photos will be sent to you after the trip
Suitable For: Couples, Family, Lovers

Full itinerary for China Wedding Photography Tour

Day 1
Beijing Arrival

Upon arrival in Beijing, your guide will be waiting for you at the arrival hall of the airport with your name sign. Follow your guide to find your private driver and vehicle, and then transfer to your hotel in downtown Beijing. The rest of the day is on your leisure.

Day 2
Beijing: Photography in the Royal Palace (breakfast & lunch)

Meet your guide and the professional wedding photographer at your hotel lobby after breakfast. The first destination is the largest square in the world and the must-go place in Beijing, Tian'anmen Square. The square is surrounded by many iconic attractions, such as the Tian'anmen Tower, the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall, the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Great Hall of the People and the National Museum of China.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square: Located in the center of Beijing

Then, you will step into the Ancestral Temple to take Chinese royal palace style photography. This place is just near to Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City, and was recently official renamed as Beijing Working People's Cultural Palace. It usually has less visitors than the Forbidden City nearby. So this is a perfect place to take high quality photos in downtown Beijing. The photographer knows where is the best corner to take the shoot.

Lunch will be in a local restaurant nearby.


It is time to visit the Forbidden City after a rest for lunch. The Forbidden City is one of the largest and best-preserved ancient wooden structures in the world. You will be amazed by this 600 year old world’s largest imperial palace.

Beijing Forbidden City

The Forbidden City: one of China's largest national museums

Recommended Activity at Night:

You may choose to go for the optional tour of the Kungfu Show, which is a very popular entertainment at night.

Day 3
Beijing: Taking Photos and Having a Picnic on the Great Wall (breakfast & lunch)

Today, we will visit the most beautiful section of the Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall. Usually there are no crowds at this section, so you can enjoy a quiet moment and the breathtaking view from the Wall. We will arrange a picnic for you as lunch with a table cloth on the Great Wall. You may enjoy the wine, cakes, sandwiches, snacks and fruits with the spectacular scenery. The photographer will take the opportunity to shoot amazing photos for you.

the great wall

The Steep Stairs on Jinshanling Section


After an unforgettable Great Wall tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is on your own.

Day 4
Beijing: Ancient & Modern Photography in Beijing (breakfast & lunch)

After breakfast, meet your guide, driver and the photographer at your hotel lobby. Then go for a visit to the Temple of Heaven. The Temple of Heaven was the place where the emperor prayed for a good harvest and offered sacrifices to Heaven. The magnificent main building is the hall of prayer for good harvests, which is a good place to take nice photos.

Temple of Heaven

Temple of Heaven

Then your guide will show you around the old alleys of Beijing, the Hutong Area. The narrow alleys, old houses and local Quadrangle Courtyards are all very suitable for photography. You may also visit a local family and you will be able to learn more about the local life. Lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant.


Overlook the Xisi Hutongs in Beijing


This afternoon, we will go for sight-seeing and taking photos in 798 Art Zone. This is a gathering center of modern art. The photographer can find many materials from those galleries, creative sculptures, artists' studios and take good photos for you. And you can forget about the photographer, just do sight-seeing with your guide, so that the photos will be more natural.

798 Art Zone

798 Art Zone

Day 5
Beijing - Guilin (breakfast)

Your guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel to go to the airport. You need to say goodbye to Beijing and take a plane to the next city, Guilin.


Meet your guide in Guilin Airport and transfer to your hotel in downtown Guilin. You may relax and have free time for the rest of the day.

Day 6
Guilin - Longji - Guilin: Minority Culture & Rice Terraces Photography Tour (breakfast & lunch)

You will be picked up and driven for about 2hrs from your hotel to Ping'an Village in Longji Terraced Fields Scenic Area. Minority Zhuang and Yao People have been living in this area for thousands of years. Their ancestors cultivated the wild mountains into the magnificent terraced fields. Your guide and photographer will show you the most beautiful point and take impressive photos for you. We will prepare traditional ethnic minority's costumes for you for photo taking.

Yao ethnic minority

Rice Terraces Photography


Have a late lunch in the village. You can taste the local dishes and enjoy the peaceful scenery from the restaurant. Then, transfer back to your hotel in Guilin in the late afternoon.

Day 7
Guilin - Yangshuo: Peaceful Landscape & Sunset Combo (breakfast & lunch)

Check out and meet your guide and photographer in the morning. You are going to take photos at Zhuangyuan Bridge near Tianxin Village. With the Karst Mountains, reflections in creeks, the rice fields and the water buffalos, you will get some really great pictures. It is typical of China's rural landscape scenery.

Zhuangyuan Bridge

Zhuangyuan Bridge


After some lunch in local restaurant, we will drive to Cuiping Hill as the next photography place. Walk through the Zhuge Village and climb to the top of Cuiping Hill, and you will be able to take a panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, river, fields and villages. It is a wonderful place for photography and the sunset is amazing from the top of the hill. After the visit to Cuiping Hill, we will drive to Yangshuo town and stay two nights.

Cuiping Hill

Cuiping Hill - a new scenic spot which was first found by local photographers

Day 8
Yangshuo: Ancient Town Visit and Riverside Photography (breakfast & lunch)

After breakfast, we will drive for about 50mins to Xingping Ancient Town. It is a small town located on the bank of the Li River. The old buildings, crystal clear Li River, Karst mountains and the fisherman with their cormorants are all great photographic subjects for the photographer.


Xingping Old Town: a famous local fisherman and his cormorants

Your guide will arrange a round-way motor-raft on the picturesque Li River for you (50mins). Then you have time to stroll around the old town area and have some lunch.


In the afternoon, it is time to take photos at the riverside. A local fisherman and his fishing tools and cormorants will be your models. It is a good opportunity to take some great photos.

Drive back to your hotel in downtown Yangshuo after you have done enough photos.

Day 9
Guilin - Hangzhou (breakfast)

Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby. Then transfer from your hotel to Guilin Airport. Your next destination is Hangzhou.


Meet your guide and driver at Hangzhou Airport, then transport to your hotel in downtown Hangzhou.

Day 10
Hangzhou: Natural & Historical Attractions Sightseeing (breakfast & lunch)

Today is a sightseeing day without the professional photographer. Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel after breakfast. You will firstly visit Lingyin Temple and Flying Peak. Lingyin Temple is a very popular Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. Many local Buddhists go to the temple to worship the Buddha. There are over 340 Buddhist stone carvings at the Flying Peak outside the Lingyin Temple. These are all ancient grotto treasures in south of China.

Flying Peak

Flying Peak

The next stop is Meijiawu Village. This is a village surrounded by large areas of tea farm. The tea farms mainly produce the famous Dragonwell Green Tea. You may visit their tea farms, taste the local tea, and have some lunch at the farmer's home.

Meijiawu Tea Farm

Meijiawu Tea Farm


After lunch, we will get back to downtown Hangzhou and visit the West Lake. It is one of the most famous lakes in China. The rolling hills, ancient style pavilions, and bridges make the lake even more charming. There are many poems, myths and paintings about the West Lake in history. You will take a ferry to the mid-lake island called ‘Three Pools Mirroring the Moon’ and tour for around 2 hours in this area.

West Lake

West Lake

Recommended Activity at Night:

You may choose the optional tour to the night show of Impression West Lake.

Day 11
Hangzhou - Wuzhen - Shanghai: Water Town One Day Photography Tour (breakfast & lunch)

Check-out and meet your guide and photographer at your hotel lobby. Today, we will drive for about 2 hours from Hangzhou to Wuzhen, one of the most famous water towns in China. It is also a very popular spot for wedding photos. With a history of over 1300 years, its old houses, small bridges, and canals are very picturesque scenery. We will have a boat ride on the creek and you may enjoy seeing the houses along both sides. Meanwhile, the photographer will take the good opportunity to take the best shoots for you.

Wuzhen Water Town

Wuzhen Water Town


Have some lunch in Wuzhen Water Town. There are some small, delicate restaurants and bars in the town. You may relax and see the local's life in the afternoon.

In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to the nearest railway station and take a 40min bullet train to Shanghai. The local guide and driver will pick you up from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station and transfer to your downtown hotel.

Day 12
Shanghai: Shanghai Urban One Day Tour (breakfast & lunch)

This morning, the first stop is that iconic place in Shanghai, the Bund. Located on the west bank of Huangpu River, 52 historical western-style buildings witnessed the historical changes of the city. The Bund is also the best place to see the skylines of the Lujiazui Area on the other side of Huangpu river.

Shanghai wedding photography

The Bund

Then we will go to the 100th floor of Shanghai World Financial Center. You will take a panoramic view of Shanghai urban area. It is the best way to take a look at this mega-city if you only have a short stay in Shanghai. Then a lunch will be arranged at a local restaurant downtown.


You have seen modern Shanghai in the morning, now your guide will show you the old Shanghai at Shikumen Museum in the afternoon. Shikumen Museum was actually rebuilt from an old Shikumen house which was built in the 1920s. It was a house for a family of 6 people. You can see many old items in the museum. These collections will help you to know more about the Shanghainese life at that time.

The next stop is the Shanghai Former French Concession. In this area, there are many historical buildings and villas which are in stark contrast to the tall buildings not far away. You will take a leisurely walk and feel the unique atmosphere in this area.

wedding photography

Photo Credit: Ali G Studios

Recommended Activity at Night:

Since it's your last night in China, you can choose the optional tour of the Huangpu River Night-cruise, or go shopping at a nearby shopping mall.

night view of huangpu river

Night cruise along Huangpu River

Day 13
Shanghai Departure (breakfast)

Your guide and driver will drop you at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG). Your China Wedding Photography Tour will end in Shanghai.

What's Included in the Tour Price?

  • Experienced English-speaking guides, drivers and fine condition vehicles
  • Professional photographers' service in certain cities and towns
  • All accommodations
  • Entrance fees of all attractions as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Digital files of the photos
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