This 7 Days Huangshan tour from Hangzhou by high-speed train is a wonderful tour for all the travelers, you will fell in love with the chinese beautiful rivers and mountains of a country.
Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights
Hangzhou, Huangshan City, MT.Huangshan
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Upon your arrival at Hangzhou, your personal guide will greet you at the airport(Or Hangzhou Bus Station, Hangzhou Train Station) holding the board with "Hangzhou Private Tour" on it and escort you to your hotel.
Our pick up sign" Hangzhou Private Tour"
Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the air-condition car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Hangzhou City and provide information you need. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and start your Hangzhou day tour.
First, Visit the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2011, Hangzhou's premier tourist attraction, West Lake (Xī hú 西湖) and its surrounding gardens, hills, rockeries, temples, pagodas and parks have for centuries inspired poets, officials and tourists with their beauty. West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility.
The Highlight of The West Lake
Sailing on the West Lake
Take a bost cruise in the westlake, and you can see one of the Ten Best Views of West Lake - Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.
After that, visit the Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond(Huagang Park). This spot is located at the southern end of Su Causeway. Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor is famed for its half-a-year-long flower scenery. Initially, during the Southern Song Dynasty, a palace eunuch named Lu Yunsheng built for himself a garden villa and cultibated fish and flowers in it after he retired from his official post. Inside the park was a fishpond and a stream nearby was ushered into the pond for raising goldfish. Later the private garden began to gain a big fame in Hangzhou as Flower Harbor and became a recreation resort for viewing goldfishes.
The Highlight of Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor
Flower and Goldfish
A clean stream flows from Huajia Hill to join West Lake here, and many flowers grow where the fresh water flows in, so it called "Flowery Harbor". This area now has been made into a 22 hectare (54 acre) park with many varieties of trees and flowers, featuring a peony garden which blooms in April and a goldfish pond which is the famous site for viewing fish.
Later, drive to the Guo Garden : Completed in 1861, this elegant garden villa was built as a private retreat for a wealthy Qing Dynasty silk merchant. Guo's Villa (Guō Zhuāng, 郭庄) is a fine example of Chinese aesthetics in which the manmade and natural blend in harmonious balance. The Villa opened to the public in 1991, after being restored. It faces Spring Dawn, by the Sudi Causeway which crosses the West Lake, and has a distant view of the serene Southern Screen Hill and the Baochu Pagoda.
The Highlight of Guo Garden
The villa is divided into two sections: the residential quarters and the "Sky in the Mirror" Garden with its pond surrounded by bridges, artfully arranged rocks, trees, flowers and elegant walkways.
After visiting the Guo's villa, drive to a village in the mountain side, our guide will pick a nice place for you for lunch!
Lunch at the local Tea Farmer's House to try the local delicacies
Have your Lunch at the restaurant popular with the local people to stay away from the tourists' meals.( In china, do not go to the tourists's restaurants when you are on a tour. You shold go to the right place to have the meals, then you are in real china ). We give you the meal options as below:
1) Lunch at Local Tea Farmer's Tea House to know the real life of the local people:And we also can organize tea farmers teach you how to prepare, cook local delicaies if you want to. You can learn how to cook: Beger's Chicken, Westlake carp in vinegar source(Do not be scared, no bones!!! Aha), Lotus root, bamboo shoot...and other many tasty vegetables )
2) At the local restaurants which are popular with local people, such as Grandma's Kitchen, Green Tea Restaurants...And also fancy ones as well, 28 Hubin Road(Top 50 Best in Asia, Jinsha Restaurant in Four Seasons Hotel. We are the local, we are the sources. We know many excellent restaurants even not listed on Lonely Planet and some other travel guides.
After lunch, move to the Meijiawu Tea Plantation: Drogon Well Tea (simplified Chinese: 龙井茶; traditional Chinese: 龍井茶; pinyin: lóngjǐng chá), also known as Longjing tea, is a variety of roasted green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title. Meijiawu Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important Dragon tea production basis.
The Highlight of Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Experience Longjing Tea and Tea Ceremony
Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery. And our guide or Tea Farmer will show you how to pick the leaves, how to fry the leaves and how to drink the best tea in China.
Your Last spot is Bamboo lined path at Yunqi: This attraction locates southwest to the West Lake, on the North Bank of Qiantang River and in Wuyun Hill Yunqi Village. “Yunqi” means clouds lingering. It is said that some auspicious color clouds came flying from the nearby Color Clouds Hill and lingered on here, hence the name. Bamboo – Lined Path at Yunqi is well known for its quietness and coolness. The famous stone paved footpath leading into the Yunqi valley is lined with hundreds of thousands of bamboo.
The Highlight of Bamboo lined path at Yunqi
Bamboo and Old Trees
The forest is breathtaking. It really makes you realise how insignificant you are when you stand next to the bamboo trees towering way above you. You are surprised at how hard the bamboo actually was - no wonder Asian builders use it as scaffolding! The thing really liked about the bamboo forest is the light - even though the forest was dense, it still seemed really light and crisp, because of the fact the bamboo's all green (not like normal trees where the trunk is dark brown). It gives the forest a totally different vibe, hard to explain but it was just fascinating.
Lastly, drive you back to your hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and keep going your hangzhou sightseeing tour.
Firstly, drive you to the Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries. Lingyin temple, commonly translated as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China. It was originally founded in 326 AD, but has been rebuilt no less than sixteen times since then.
The highlight of Lingyin Temple
Old Buddhist caves and rock carvings
The current buildings are modern restorations of late Qing buildings. The hillside to the south of the temple is also famous as a site of old Buddhist caves and rock carvings.
The next stop is China National Silk Museum, China National Silk Museum is the first state-level professional silk museum in China as well as the biggest silk museum throughout the world. It opened to the public in 1992 and since 2004 people can visit it for free. Including the grounds, the Museum covers an area of 73 mou and the building space covers 12,000 square meters.
The Highlight of China National Silk Museum
China is the earliest country that engaged in sericulture, filature and making clothes with silk. This hall provides strong evidence for this fact and shows the history of the Silk Road through which silk was spread abroad.
Have lunch at the famous Zhejiang-style restaurant, you will fell in love with the local food.
After Lunch, head to the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pogoda), Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pogoda) is one of the true masterpieces of ancient Chinese architecture. According to historic accounts, the pagoda was constructed first in 970 by the King of Wuyue, who ruled the area that is today made up of Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Fujian provinces. The purpose for building the pagoda was to calm the tidal waters of the Qiantang River, aid in navigation.
The 9-storeyed pagoda is more than 50 zhang (1 zhang = 3.33meters) high, steep and grand. Bright lamps were installed on the top for guide the ships to sail in the dark nights. In the third year (1121) of the Xuanhe reign, the Six Harmonies Pagoda was destroyed by the war.
The Highlight of Six Harmonies Pagoda
On the pedestal of the Six Harmonies Pagoda, there are more than 200 vivid brick carvings that contain wide-range subjects: pomegranate, lotuses, phoenixes, peacocks and parrots flying in the sky, lions, kylins (unicorn) galloping and jumping, and fairy maiden dancing high-spiritedly, etc.
After the sightseeing in the Six Harmonies Pagoda drive you to the Qinghefang Street, Which located at the southern end of Yan’an Road and the northern foot of Wu Shan Hill in Hang Zhou, with a land area of 13.66 hectare, Qinghefang Ancient Street (qīng hé fāng gǔ jiē 清河坊古街) is one of the oldest streets and is the only well persevered antique historic street in Hangzhou City (háng zhōu shì 杭州市). It derived from the Southern Song Dynasty (nán sòng 南宋) and became prosperous in the Qing Dynasty (qīng cháo 清朝).
The Highlight of Qinghefang
Ancient Building and Food Shop
Many famous century-old shops gather in this ancient street, such as Wang Xing Ji Fan Store (wáng xīng jì shàn zhuāng 王星记扇庄), Zhang Xiao Quan Scissors (zhāng xiǎo quán jiǎn dāo 张小泉剪刀), Wanlong Ham Stack (wàn lóng huǒ tuǐ zhàn 万隆火腿栈), Hu Qing Yu Hall (hú qìng yú táng 胡庆余堂) ect.
After the tour end, drive you back to your hotel.
Today after breakfast, you’ll be transferred to , which will takes about 3.5 hours to get there.
Upon arrival, your personal guide will greet you at the Huangshan Train Station holding the board with "Huangshan Private Tour" on it and escort you to your hotel. Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Huangshan City and provide information you need.
After a short rest, your will be driven to the nearby destination Tunxi Ancient Street, lies the beautiful mountain town called "Tunxi ". which is dubbed as the flowing Qingming Scroll (also Along the River during the Qingming Festival), one of the tops ten Chinese traditional paintings. Similar to the Qingming Scroll which presents the lively local life, here in Tunxi Ancient Street, colorful bazaars of local features are displayed in front of your eyes. It is also listed as one of China's Top Ten Historical and Cultural Streets.
In this street, shoppers will enjoy the oldest stores in Huangshan City, some of which have been doing business for centuries.
You can buy some beautiful keepsake here, or find the local cuisine in this street by your own.
After the sightseeing in Tunxi old street, you will be escorted to your hotel in Huangshan City.
After breakfast at your hotel, check out and deposit your suitcases in the hotel. You can collect it on your way back. Take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain.
Later, drive along Huangshan Expressway to Huangshan Mountain (1.5 hour-drive), Then change for the local green bus and continue to drive for about 15 minutes along the zigzag mountain road before you get to the bus station at Yungu where you will take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain.
After checking into your hotel and lunch, you will visit the Brush Pen Peak, Which is located in front of the North Sea hotel, northeast of Yellow Mountain and close to the Bijia Peak. The elevation is 1,640 meters. A stone stood lifting and outstanding with a round bottom cuspate top, like a brush pen used for calligraphers.
The Highlight of Brush Pen Peak
There is an ancient pine tree between the gaps of the peak summit windingly with shade, like fresh flower in full bloom.
Then followed by a tour to Begin-to-Believe Peak, Beginning-to-Believe Peak is located east of North Sea in Huangshan Mountain at a height of 1,668 meters. Legend has it that in ancient times a man did not believe in the tales people told of the beauty of the Huangshan Mountain. He then traveled here and when he arrived at this Peak, he suddenly realized the truth in the people's description of the mountains beauty, giving this place its name.
The highlight of Beginning-to-Believe Peak
Ancient twisted pine trees and Rocys
Beginning-to-Believe Peak is noted for generous greenery and its shaped rocks. It is said: "The beauty of Huangshan is not fulfilled until you reach this peak". Every year, numerous visitors come in search of its charming beauty.
After that hiking to the Lion Peak, The peak acquires its fame because the peak rock is exposed; stood towering and confronting like a powerful lion lying on the high mountains. The peak is 868 meters high and there are 680 level stone ladders from the Jiyun temple to ascend the lion peak. and then moving to the West Sea Grand Canyon.
In the evening you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. Stay overnight at the summit.
In the early morning, take the chance to photograph the sunrise on the Yellow Mountain. In good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast.
If you are a Mountain-Climbing enthusiasts, hike from the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion is your best choice, For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the hiking length on your own according to your physical condition, usually 2 hours for the 1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring. In the bottom of the canyon, there is also a monorail cable trains for those who don’t want to return by walking to transfer back to the peak area.
Then, go down the mountain by cable car and drive to Hongcun Village. you can enjoy the ancient Hui Style architecture, one type of traditional Chinese architecture and the breathtaking landscape.
Upon arrivel, Have lunch at the local restaurant and have a short rest before the sightseeing in Hongcun Village.
Hongcun is a wonderful place to visit, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. Quite different from other traditional ancient villages in China, the layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction techniques all retain the original features Hongcun.
The highlight of Hongcun Village
the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, reflection of the building in the water, like a painting. Therefor the Hongcun Village also known as "Chinese Village in Picture"
Sounth of lake
The village is peculiarly arranged in the shape of an ox: Leigang Hill is the head, and two towering old trees standing make the horns of the ox. Four bridges across the stream are the legs, while the houses of the village form the body. Inside this "body", the winding stream from the dam represents the intestines, Moon Pond is the stomach, and South Lake (Nanhu) is the belly.
After the tour end, you will be taken to your hotel in Hongcun Village, and you can keep sightseeing in this picturesque village by yourself at night.
In the Morning, after breakfast in the hotel and take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack. we will then drive the nearby destination Xidi Village, Xidi Village is only about 10km from Hongcun and located 40km (25 miles) away from Huangshan Mountain.
Xidi Village was listed along with Hongcun Village as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the year 2000. These two ancient villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. Xidi was first built during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and was originally called Xichuan (West River), because of the water courses flowing west through the village. With a history of over 900 years, Xidi Village is peaceful with a hidden charm to be discovered like in a fairy tale.
Upon arrivel, you can see its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life. It's said that, Xidi is a magnificent villager of imperial officers. It contributed about 130 government officials, some of whom were dignitaries in the imperial courts, during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently, there are still 124 well-preserved ancient dwelling with unique style in the village.
The Highlight of Xidi Village
Hui Style Architecture
Its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life.
The ancient stone archway
The ancient stone archway at the entrance of Xidi Village is more than 400 years old and still in good condition. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty's archways.
Old Trees and alley
Have lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon drive to the Xin'an River, Xin'an River stretches 200km long, showing her fascinating beauty by linking Mt. Huangshan area at its headstream and Qiandao Lake (a beautiful lake near Hangzhou) at its lower reaches.
The splendid landscapes of Xin'an River will certainly catch your eyes at first sight. The crystal clear water is always gently flowing, with Hui-style local houses standing on both sides.
The Highlight of Xin'an River
Sailing on the Xin'an River
Take a boat curise, you can feast your eyes on both the houses and their reflections on the water, with featuring white walls and grey tiles. The fir, bamboo and tea bushes, along with the loquat and orange forests on the hills extend as far as you can see, displaying a charming water landscape just like that in a beautiful Chinese painting.
At last comes an interesting visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory, Ink sticks produced in east China's Anhui Province are considered to be the finest in the world, and are called Hui Ink sticks. First opened in 1782 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty, Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory is the oldest and most famous factory for Hui Ink in China, where visitors can see the whole working process of ink sticks.
The Highlight in Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory
The Four Treasures of the Study, namely the brush, ink, paper and inkstone, are cultural carriers of traditional Chinese academy.
After this 7 Days tour, it’s time for departure. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to catch your flight/train to next destination. Our service ends.
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