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Mt. Huangshan and Watertown Tour

Duration: 10

Destination: Beijing, Hangzhou, Huangshan, Shanghai

Highlights: Forbidden City, Great Wall, Mt. Huangshan, Hongcun

Tour Code: CCET-CC-28

Mt. Huangshan is one of China's 10 best known scenic spots. It’s well known for its grand scenery with stunning sunsets, peculiarly shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees and changeable clouds. At the foot of mountain ranges, there are several peaceful and picturesque aged villages and water towns. After visit some classic historical tour sites in Beijing, you will have a look of amazing landscape of China and experience ancient water towns and villages. Shanghai is a hip modern city of China. At here you could feel how fast China develops. However, in the busy city centre, you still could find a peaceful garden, Yuyuan Garden to enjoy a tranquil and happy time.

 

Day 1 Beijing

Arrive in Beijing, the capital of China. You are greeted by your guide at the airport and transferred to the hotel. The rest time is free at your own leisure.

 

Day 2 Beijing

Day tour starts from the Forbidden City, in scripted as a UNESCO world cultural heritage site in 1987. It is the largest palace of the world complex covering 74 hectares. It has 9999 halls and rooms in which emperors lived for over 500 hundred years in Ming and Qing dynasties. And then we will take a leisure walk around Tian An Men Square to admire the grandeur of the largest public squares in the world. In the afternoon, we will ride bicycles to visit Beijing's Hutong, experiencing the lifestyle of the Beijing locals.

 

Day 3 Beijing to Hangzhou

After breakfast, we will visit the Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of between 6000- 6500km long built over several centuries to keep out the invading northern tribes. In the afternoon, we will visit Temple of Heaven, where emperors performed annual rituals of sacrifice to ensure prosperity for future generations. And then you will take flight to Hangzhou.

 

Day 4 Hangzhou

Wuzhen lies in the far north-east of Zhejiang province, about 90 minutes by road from Shanghai. The name "water town" is especially apt; besides lying on the Grand Canal, the settlement is completely encircled by two rivers - the Dong Shi and a smaller tributary, which meet at a T-junction. Today we will walk around this water town. And then we will take a cruise to enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional cultures and the original ancient features of Wuzhen water town that have been preserved intact, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs.

 

Day 5 Hangzhou to Huangshan

After enjoying your breakfast you will start your tour in Hangzhou with a cruise in the picturesque West Lake. Then pay a visit to Longjin Tea Garden. After lunch, we will visit to Lingyin Temple which is the biggest Buddhism temple in southeast of China. And then we will drive to Huangshan.

 

Day 6 Mt. Huangshan

After breakfast, ascend to the top of the mountain by cable car and enjoy the attractions of Huangshan. You would be enchanted by bizarre contoured pine trees, fantastic rock formations, seas of cloud and budding hot springs. In addition, one will find the diversified fauna, plants, flowers, herbs in Huangshan most fascinating for research purpose also. Overnight at the top the mountain.

 

Day 7 Mt. Huangshan to Tunxi

Rise early to catch the glory of the rising sun bathes the nearby peaks and pavilions in a shower of light, if the weather is good enough. Descend the mountain by cable car. After lunch, we will drive to visit Tangyue Memorial Archway. At the entrance of the Tang Yue Village stand the seven magnificent stone memorial archways-three built in the Ming Dynasty and four in the Qing Dynasty, in the successive order of loyalty, filial piety, women's chastity and charity. Each was built in relation with a moving story and vividly reveals in one way or another moral values. Tonight enjoy your own leisure and take a stroll on the Old Walking Street in the Tun Xi city. The Ancient Street was built about 700 years ago in the Song Dynasty; it is about 1.5 km long and lined with hundreds of old but well-preserved elegant shops. In the evening you will take flight to Shanghai.

 

Day 8 Tunxi to Hong Village to Tunxi to Shanghai

Today you will visit Hong Cun Village and Xi Di Village, old Villages now one of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites in China. Most people knew about this area from the film "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon" which was shot on site here. These villages demonstrate classical Ming and Qing Dynasty residential architectural style. But most important, there exists a unique irrigation and waterways system that rendered the villagers with direct access to water already hundreds years ago. Today, you are enchanted not only by the unique waterways, the architectural form, but also by the harmony between men made artifacts and nature resulting in a soothing environment most pleasing to your eyes. This evening fly back to Shanghai. Meet and transfer to the hotel.

 

Day 9 Shanghai

After breakfast we will visit Yuyuan Garden, which is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie. The garden was finished in 1577 by a government officer of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) named Pan Yunduan. Yu in Chinese means pleasing and satisfying, and this garden was specially built for Pan's parents as a place for them to enjoy a tranquil and happy time in their old age. And then we will visit Jade Buddha Temple. After that we will visit the Bund.

 

Day 10 Departure

Your 10 days Huangshan and Watertown Tour is near the end. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

 

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