Our 8 Days Shanghai Suzhou Garden Tour With MT.Huangshan Hiking By Flight include: Suzhou Garden Sightseeing, Shanghai highlight, Huangshan Climbing, You will enjoy it.
Duration: 8 Days 7 Nights
Shanghai, Suzhou Garden, Tongli Water Town, Huangshan
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Upon your arrival at Shanghai, your personal guide will greet you at the airport(Or Shanghai Bus Station, Shanghai Train Station) holding the board with "Shanghai Private Tour" on it and escort you to your hotel.
Our Shanghai Pick up Sign" Shanghai 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 Shanghai 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 Shanghai day tour.
Firstly, drive to the Yu Garden-The best private garden in Shanghai. It was considered the best garden in southeast China. It enjoyed a history over 400 years since its first establishment by Pan yunduan who had intended to bring happiness and pleasure to his parents and relatives. This garden which is a must for visitors from the foreign countries represents the past of Shanghai. The pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters in the garden all have unique characteristics. Next to the Garden is the most popular bazaar in Shanghai, here you can see a wide range of local street food, souvenirs, etc.
The highlight in Yu Garden:
Upon arrival, you can see plenty of rockery in Yu Garden, they come in different shapes and is the must see for visitors.
Sansui Hall was built in 1760 and was originally used to entertain guests, It is the largest and most commodious structure in the garden with a height of nine meters.
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Then head to the Shanghai City God Temple, the shanghai city god temple is located in the bustling complex located around Yu Gardens, it is a folk temple in Shanghai. Up to Now, it has more than 600 years of history. Since its establishment, the scale of Shanghai City God Temple gradually expanded till the age ranging from 1821 to 1850. At its peak time, the total area is over 49.9 mu, roughly 33,000 square meters.
Shanghai city god temple was not only famous for it's unique history or building, but also the best ancient local food street, And the Chenghuang temple has a great influence on the residents of Shanghai, because the religious festivals of the temple are considered to be the festivals of all Shanghai people.
The highlight in Shanghai City God Temple:
Ancient food street
Walk in the ancient food street and chose what you want, and you will fell in love with the traditional chinese cuisine.
Religious festivals(Taoist sacrificial ceremony)
Chenghuangmiao, a famous Taosim temple in Shanghai area, has a great influence on the residents of Shanghai.
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After that visit the Shanghai Museum, One of China’s most esteemed and acclaimed museums, the Shanghai Museum houses a comprehensive collection that perfectly showcases the Middle Kingdom’s millennia old history. Spread over five floors, Covers most of the major categories of Chinese art with a collection of 12, 300 pieces in 21 categories of valuable cultural relics, including some donations from private collectors. Amongst the items are bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals, the excellent Chinese Minority Nationalities’ Art Gallery displays the arts, crafts and traditional clothing of China’s 55 minority groups.
The highlight in Shanghai Museum
If you are a art lover, you will get a good memory in Shanghai Museum, here you can see the ancient bronze, ceramics, jade, ancient calligraphy and seals, ect...
Bronze gallery and sculpture gallery are located at the first floor, galleries for ceramics are in the second floor, galleries of calligraphies, paintings and seals are set up in the third floor, jade, coins, furniture of Ming and Qing dynasties, art works of minorities are displayed in the fourth floor, and the three exhibition halls are distributed in the first, second and fourth floors.
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Have luch at the local restaurant.
After lunch drive a few kilometers to the Nanjing Road: A shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. When people mention Shanghai's Nanjing Road, they're probably talking about East Nanjing Road, a pedestrian shopping street running for blocks between the northeast corner of People's Square and the Bund. Nanjing Road, 5.5 km in full length, which receive more than 1.5 million customers everyday. In the day - time, the street is crowned with visitors and when the night falls, the colorful neon lights make the street more attractive.
The Highlight Of Nanjing Road
Enjoys the reputation as China No. 1 commercial center. It was the earliest commercial street in Shanghai since the city opened to the outside world.On both sides of the street, there are more than 360 malls, department stores, specialized shops, restaurants and cultural and recreational facilities.
Tips: Our Shanghai private tour have no any compulsory consumption in any time.
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The last spot is “the Eye of Shanghai” - Shanghai World Financial Center (SWFC). Its a skyscraper located in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Japanese Mori Building Company. It is a mixed-use skyscraper, consisting of offices, hotels, conference rooms, observation decks, and ground-floor shopping malls. Park Hyatt Shanghai is the hotel component, containing 174 rooms and suites. Occupying the 79th to the 93rd floors, it is the second-highest hotel in the world, surpassing the Grand Hyatt Shanghai on the 53rd to 87th floors of the neighboring Jin Mao Tower.
The Highlight Of Shanghai World Financial Center
Highest Building and Good sightseeing experience
Stepping into Shanghai World Financial Center, your journey to the sky starts from the Sky Gate. You’ll enjoy a visual feast which shows you the rapid changes of Shanghai and the history of Huangpu River through high multi-media technology displays and the world’s most realistic miniature city model.
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Lastly, drive you to your hotel in shanghai down town.
In the morning, after breakfast in the hotel your local guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby and keep going your Shanghai highlight tour.
Your first spot is Jade Buddha Temple: The Jade Buddha Temple, also known as the Shanghai Yufo Temple, is one of the most important Buddhist temples in Shanghai, China. The Jade Buddha Temple was founded in 1882 by Abbot Hui Gen during the reign of Emperor Guang Xu (1875-1908) of the Qing Dynasty and burned down after having been occupied during the 1911 revolution. The temple takes its name from the original two white jade Buddha statues that abbot Hui Gen brought with him from Burma—a sitting statue about 1.95 m (almost 6 1/2 ft) in height and a smaller reclining Buddha.
The Highlight Of Jade Buddha Temple
Magnificent Building and Buddha Ceremony
Terauchi axis line, followed by the King Hall, Main Hall, Jade Buddha Floor, (abbot Room), left and right sides of the wofotang, Kwun Yam Temple, copper permitted and zhaitang of patchwork. During the first day, 15 or Buddhist traditional festivals, the believers. Garden cigarettes floating diffuse, Fuk candle is high, the cityscape jungle temple, naturally unique charm.
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Then drive to the Shanghai's Jewish Ghetto, visit the Jewish Refugees Museum, the museum, located at 62 Changyang Road, Hongkou District, consists of three parts: the former site of Ohel Moshe Synagogue and two exhibition halls. It is an important component of the “Tilanqiao Historic Area” and serves as a witness commemorating the phase of history when the Jewish refugees lived in Shanghai.
The Highlight of Jewsh refugees Museum
Know more about the "Shanghai Jews" history
The Jews lived a free and peaceful life around the former Ohel Moshe Synagogue. Between the end of the Second World War II and 1960's, many left China and emigrated to all parts of the world one after another. But the life in Shanghai was so memorable, and they considered the city as their second hometown and called themselves "Shanghai Jews".
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Have lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon head to the Bund: For many years, the bund is the face of Shanghai. The Bund is also an epitome of Shanghai's history. Dating back to the time from the 1840's to the 1930's, many foreign businesses snatched the prime area in Shanghai, namely the Bund, to establish concessions, banks, headquarters, consul houses and so on. Hence, Shanghai, a small seaside town one hundred years ago, became the largest city in Asia. It also earned the reputation of "The Oriental Wall Street". Even today, visitors can still feel the prosperity of the old Shanghai, when looking at those old buildings at the bund. At night, the Bund is brightly lit, glittering and dazzling to the eye. It is the symbol and mark of Shanghai.
The Highlight Of the Bund
On the Bund is group of building known as "a Gallery of world architecture" of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance. These buildings were built respectively during the 20s and 40s of the 20th century with different architectural styles but were well harmonized. The buildings are all decorated with floodlights.
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At night, our last spot is to Boat Cruise on Huangpu River: The 'mother river' of Shanghai, the Huangpu River is the symbol and embodiment of Shanghai, just like the Thames of London, the Seine of Paris and the Danube of Budapest. This river is synonymous with the History of Shanghai, being inextricably intertwined with the social and economic life of the city and having nurtured its prosperity and witnessed its honors and disgraces. The Huangpu River is a must for travelers to Shanghai, divides Shanghai into two parts – east and west. In addition, the varied western architecture on the west bank of the Huangpu River and the towering modern buildings on the east bank present a spectacular contrast, increasing the beauty and magnificence of the river.
The Highlight of Boat Cruise on Huangpu River
Good sightseeing around Shanghai
Sailing down the river, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides including such sights as the Yangpu Bridge, the Nanpu Bridge, and the Oriental Pearl TV Tower.
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Lastly, drive you back to your hotel.
In the morning, after breakfast and you’ll be transferred to , which will takes about half an hours to get there.
Upon arrival, your personal guide will greet you at the Suzhou Train Station/Suzhou North station holding the board with "Suzhou Private Tour" on it. 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 Suzhou City and provide information you need.
Our pick up sign"Suzhou Private Tour"
After a short rest, you will be driven to your first spot Lingering Garden, A UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's finest classical gardens. It has been listed as one of the four most famous national classic gardens together with the humble administrator's garden, the Summer Palace and Mountain Summer Resort in Chengde are called China's four largest gardens. Landscape architectural space processing is very exquisite, using a variety of artistic techniques, built a unique space system, becoming one of the world civilization examples of architectural space art processing.
The Highlight of Lingering Garden
Exquisite garden art
Wander through the trails and portals of this delicately-planned garden that carefully combines traditional Chinese architecture with natural beauty. A good place to let your mind and body rest.
Have lunch at the local restaurant.
Next agenda is Panmen Gate. The history of the Panmen Gate dates back to 514 AD. Its China's existing only water and land parallel gate, is one of the signs of the ancient city of Suzhou. It is now part of the Pan Gate Scenic Area. It is known for the "three landmarks of Pan Gate". They are the Ruiguang Pagoda, the earliest pagoda in Suzhou built in 247, the Wu Gate Bridge, the entrance to the gate at that time over the water passage and the highest bridge in Suzhou at the time, and Pan Gate.
The Highlight of Panmen Gate
Ancient City Wall
Built by Wu State during the spring and autumn period, Panmen is the only ancient city wall still intact in Suzhou.
After that, pay a visit to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) near the town of Fengqiao. Made famous in a poem by Tang Dynasty poet Zhang Ji, this Buddhist temple is known for its large bells, unique black roof and domed bridge. Take a wander around its halls, pavilions, corridors and well-maintained gardens.
The Highlight of Hanshan Temple
Architecture and Fresh air
The temple consists of Grand Prayer Hall, Bell Tower, Sutra-Collection Building, Fengjiang Pavilion, and Tablets Corridor and so on. A good place to let your mind and body rest.
Todays tour end, drive you 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 Suzhou Water Town Tour and then transfer you to Huangshan.
Firstly, drive to the Tongli Water Town, Tongli is located a short drive from Suzhou and about an hour drive outside of Shanghai. you can have a rest in the private car. The Tongli Water Town is one of the many ancient water towns in the south of the Yangtze River Delta, which are famous for their rivers, ancient bridges and house complexes. Tongli occupies an area of 51 square miles (133 square kilometers) with a population of 55,000. The city is separated by 15 rivers into seven islets, which are connected through 49 ancient bridges. The most famous bridges among the 49 bridges in Tongli are the three bridges called Taiping (peace), Jili (luck) and Changqing (celebration) bridges, which has been important landmarks of the place and regarded as the sacred architecture by the locals.
Tongli Water Town deserves its name of a “museum of ancient architectures” as there are many homes and temples dating from the Ming and Qing Dynasties. Designed along the riverside and embellished with carved windows, porcelain furniture, figured clay bricks, flying eaves, dapper gardens and tiny stairs leading all the way down to the water, these complexes named Tongli Water Town could be a shining pearl among the water townships south of Yangtze.
After that you’ll be transferred to the Shanghai Pudong Airport before 11:30, and then , which will takes about 1.2 hours to get there.
Upon arrival, your personal guide will greet you at the Tunxi Airport 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.
Lastly, 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 8 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.
Shanghai to Huangshan Flight Schedule
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Huangshan to Shanghai Flight Schedule
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Huangshan to Beijing Flight Schedule
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