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During the development around 200 years, Shanghai is an intersection where East meets West, a beautiful combination of antiquity and modern development. The 5 days tour, start from Shanghai, and expand to the south cities around Shanghai like Suzhou& Hangzhou, you’ll appreciate a classic painting of exclusive grace in China southern.
Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai (-/-/-)
Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you
Welcome to Shanghai! Upon Arrival, you are greeted and helped transfer to check into the hotel. Then depart from your hotel to visit the Bund. After that is the Nanjing Road.
The Bund: Have a stroll along the waterfront to experience the smells, sights and sounds of the old “Wall Street” in Shanghai. Banks, trading houses, residences, hotels and clubs all had a view of bustling Huangpu River traffic as they shared in the city s rising and falling fortunes. Then walking along the famous shopping street-Nanjing Road. It is said that shopping in Shanghai is the most varied and rewarding in China.
Nanjing Road: 5km long , it is one of the main business centres.
Day 2 Shanghai / Hangzhou (B/L/-)
In the morning visit the Shanghai Museum. Follow with the Yu Garden and Yuyuan Market. After having lunch at a nice local restaurant, visit the Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower. At the end of the day trip, you will be transferred to take the bullet to Hangzhou.
Shanghai Museum: This is a large-scale museum of Chinese ancient art and cultural relics.With a collection of over 120,000 pieces of Chinese art & cultural relics, the museum especially characterize bronzes, chinawares, calligraphies and paitings.
Yu Garden: This delightfully restored labyrinth of tiny specialty shops, tea and snack houses centered a Ming-dynasty mandarin Suzhou-style garden is a fascinating spot to people-watch over a pot of tea, to shop for unique souvenirs and to get a feel for Old Shanghai. It is well worth a meander through the Yuyuan Garden, which has many scenic courtyards decorated with baroque rockery, pools and flora, all connected by corridors and passageways.
Yuyuan Market: It is a bazaar of stores that sells traditional Chinese arts and crafts and souvenirs. The stores sell a mish-mash of items including chopsticks, Chinese medicine, walking sticks, fans, silk umbrellas, bamboo and rattan furniture, goldfish, pottery, plus much more. Part of the market has also been transformed into an indoor mall. Food is also a great temptation in Yuyuan Market with local delicacies such as xiao long bao, pigeon egg dumplings and spicy cold noodles from the street stalls or numerous restaurants.
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower: With its 468 meters high (1,536 feet), the tower is the third tallest TV and radio tower in the world as well as the tallest structure in Asia. It is the best place to have a birds-eye-view of Shanghai City. With its unique and amazing design, it has become the new landmark of Shanghai and a big magnet for tourists. The viewing area is half-way up and offers a splendid unparalleled view of the Bund, the emerging new modern Shanghai. The view of Shanghai from this height fills you with wonder at the beauty that surrounds you.
Hangzhou, which is one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years and well-known for its beautiful natural scenery.
Day 3 Hangzhou (B/L/-)
Today you will start your travel with Cruise on the West Lake. Then visit the Lingyin Temple. Follow with the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Tiger Spring.
West Lake is not only famous for its picturesque landscape, it is also associated with many scholars, national heroes and revolutionary martyrs, thus embracing many aspects of Chinese culture. In addition, many ancient buildings, stone caves and engraved tablets in surrounding areas are among the most cherished national treasures of China, with significant artistic value.
Lingyin Temple is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou. The temple’s name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul’s Retreat. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China. The temple and around features a large number of grottos and religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the Peak Flying from Afar.
Six Harmony Pagoda: It is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It was first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name “six harmonies” comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning “harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north”.
Tiger Spring: The water from the tiger spring itself seeps out from quartzite and is regarded as the third best in China. The water is popular for brewing teas, such as the local specialty – Dragon Well Tea.
Day 4 Hangzhou / Suzhou (B/L/-)
In the morning, be transferred to take the train to Suzhou.
Full day city trip to the Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, Humble Administrator’s Garden and the No.1 Silk Factory.
Suzhou, which is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens which have contributed to its status as a great tourist attraction.
Tiger Hill, is so named because it is said to look like a crouching tiger. Another legend states that a white tiger appeared on the hill to guard it following the burial of King Helu.
Hanshan Temple, with an old history of 1400 years and many cultural relics , it used to be one of ten most famous temples in China.
The Humble Administrator’s Garden is one of four great Chinese gardens. At 51,950 m it is the largest garden in Suzhou, and generally considered the finest garden in southern China. In 1997, Zhuozheng Yuan, along with other classical gardens of Suzhou, is claimed a World Heritage Site, listed by UNESCO.
Day 5 Suzhou / Zhouzhuang / Shanghai / Departure (B/L/-)
Transfer via: International Flight arranged by you.
Drive to Zhouzhuang (about 1 hours) in the morning. Visit Twin Bridge, Shen Family , Zhang Family and the ancient town. Then transfer to Shanghai airport (about 2 hour) for your flight to the next destination.
Zhouzhuang, which is a town surrounded by water with many branching streams, stone bridges and old residence with black tiles and white wells.