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Shanghai-Huangshan
Old Town Tour


Shanghai


Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)


Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)


Hongcun


Hongcun


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from Commercial Shanghai to the Yellow Mountain and China's Old Town

5-day Shanghai-Huangshang-Hongcun Village
Impression Tour

Experience the best of China, both old and new!
This package can also start from Beijing, Nanjing or Hangzhou to tour Huangshan.

Highlights:

• You’ll explore Mt. Huangshan, China’s most revered and famed mountain. You’ll see the mountain’s 4 wonders: imposing peaks, spectacular rocks, curious pines, and a sea of clouds, along with much more to discover
• Tour the biggest city in China - Shanghai!
• Wander around ancient Hongcun village, a wonder of China’s cultural inheritance and a UNESCO World heritage Site.

B=(Breakfast) L=(lunch) D=(dinner)  DEPARTURE: Daily

Package Price

Price is based on the time of travel and number of customers. Please inquire through the form on the left side of the page, we'll quote the best price we can get. As this tour package involves domestic transfers, the package price will vary from time to time because of the changing airfares and hotel rates.


 

TOUR ITINERARY

Tour code:
EXSHHUANGHC
Day 1: Arrive in Shanghai

Upon arrival at the Shanghai airport, you will be met by your English-speaking guide, who will take you to your hotel in downtown Shanghai. The rest of the night is up to your discretion, but there is plenty to see and do on your night on the town. Night life in Shanghai is gentle and colorful because life here is much more than life itself. It is elegant.

The scenery at night has to be seen and the Bund is a must. The ornate classical and modern buildings take on a new and exciting look as they are lit up by an abundance of colored lights. Looking across the Huangpu River to the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower is a magical sight. In addition there are countless, bars, cafes, clubs, and other points of interest that will keep you entertained throughout the night.

Day 2: Shanghai
City Sightseeing

Today will be spent touring the sights that make Shanghai one of the word’s great cities. After breakfast in the hotel, our first stop will be at the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall. If you’re stunned by Shanghai today, go see how it will look in 2020. The centerpiece is an enormous scale model of the city centre that takes an entire upper floor. It shows current and future development, and it’s mind-boggling. There are raised walkways for viewing the model from different angles, and the detail is fascinating, showing clearly what’s planned, and what already exists. City planning is a hot topic throughout the world, and the centre is themed around "City, Human, Environment and Development", which concern city dwellers from any country. The glimpse of present and future Shanghai can provide much food for thought, as well as enjoyment and a good overview of this often overwhelming city.

Then we will go to get a bird’s eye view of Shanghai at the Shanghai World Financial Center. Shanghai World Financial Center is the highest building in Shanghai, as it creates a new Shanghai landmark along with the Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower. It takes about 1 minute from first floor to 95th by the elevator with a speed of 10 meters per second. In the 100th viewing pavilion, visitors can see the peak of Oriental Pearl TV Tower and Jinmao Tower. In the 55 meters long viewing gallery, visitors can see the moving cars and passerby clearly through 3 transparent glass floors. The observation bridge atop the building will be the highest outdoor observation deck in the world.

We’ll next see Shanghai’s most famed and iconic site, the Bund. The Bund is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. It affords marvelous views across the river of the Pudong district and its numerous towers. The most famous and attractive sight which is at the west side of the Bund are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance.

It will then be time for a leisurely stroll through Yuyuan Garden. Yuyuan Garden is a famed classical garden, and even though it may be small, it contains numerous pavilions, halls, rockeries, ponds and cloisters, and all have unique characteristics. There are six main scenic areas in the garden: Sansui Hall, Wanhua Chamber, Dianchun Hall, Huijing Hall, Yuhua Hall and the Inner Garden. Each area features several scenic spots within its borders.

After a lunch of Shanghai cuisine, we’ll go to the Jiangnan Silk Museum, to see how silk is produced from the cocoons of silk worms, and turned into the beautiful fabric we all know and love. Silk is an extremely important trade in this area of the country Silk filled duvets are excellent value, and the showroom offers everything from small souvenirs to larger items. The beauty of real silk is that it's so light, and packs really easily.

We’ll then return to the hotel, and you are free to spend your night further exploring Shanghai on your own.

Day 3: Shanghai - Huangshan (B,L)


Following breakfast in the hotel, we’ll head on over to the Jade Buddha Temple, one of the richest and most frequented Buddhist Temples in Shanghai. Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai is an active temple, with 70 resident monks at the last count. The 70 monks who live and work there can sometimes be seen worshiping. nside, the centerpiece is a 1.9-meter-high white jade Buddha, which was installed here after a monk brought it from Burma to Zhejiang Province in 1882. The seated Buddha, encrusted with jewels, is said to weigh about one thousand kilograms. A smaller, reclining Buddha from the same shipment lies on a redwood bed. In the large hall are three gold-plated Buddhas, and other halls house ferocious-looking deities. Artifacts abound, not all on display, and some 7,000 Buddhist sutras line the walls.

Since children are our future, it’s a good idea to take a visit to the Shanghai Children’s Palace. It is a training school, providing after school education to gifted kids. Children participate in a wide range of extracurricular activities including music, dance, art, model making, science, technology, and computer science. Kids can attend one or two programs according to their own interests. All kids, 5-14 years old, can be accepted as long as they pass a simple examination and pay the tuition.

After an Italian lunch you’ll be taken to the airport, where you will catch your flight to Huangshan. On arrival you’ll be met by your guide, who will take you to your hotel.

Day 4: Mt. Huangshan (B, L)

After breakfast we’ll head to the top highlight of Huangshan, Yellow Mountain. Lotus Peak, with a height of 1873 meters (6145 feet), is the highest peak of Yellow Mountain Scenic Area. At present over 500 kinds of animals and 1500 kinds of plants live on the Huangshan Mountains. UNESCO listed Yellow Mountain as one of the World Natural Heritage sites in 1990. Yellow Mountain is known as "the loveliest mountain in China", famous for magnificent scenery whatever the season: granite peaks piercing the clouds, strangely shaped rocks and gnarled trees, hot springs, waterfalls, and wonderful outlooks. To get to Yellow Mountain we’ll take the cable car, giving you a chance to take in the breathtaking scenery all around you.

While on Yellow Mountain, we will see some curious sights, such as the Strange Pines, which re seen in every corner of Yellow Mountain. You will be amazed by their vitality and strength. The seeds fall into the crevices where they take root and grow with great vigor. The uneven terrain prevents the pines from growing upright. Instead they become crooked and even downward. Another feature of Huangshan pines is that many trees grow branches on one side only. Some notable ones that we will see include the Guest-Greeting Pine (in front of the stone lion of the Jade Screen Pavilion in the Jade Screen Scenic Area), and the Guest-Goodbye Pine (to the right of the Jade Screen Pavilion).

We’ll also come across the Jade Screen Scenic Area, and this scenic area has Jade Screen Pavilion as its center and the Lotus Peak and the Heavenly Capital Peak as the main body. This is the Front Mountain as people usually call it. Along the road you will find Peng Lai Three Islands, 100-step Scaling Ladder, the Thread of the Sky and the New Thread of the Sky. "Splendid is the landscape", handwritings by Chairman Mao Ze Dong, are inscribed on the Jade Screen Peak.

We’ll on the peaks of Yellow Mountain, we’ll see the numerous seas and mists of clouds that hover around the mountain. At sunset, the glistening clouds assume every hue from red to purple. You cannot help marveling at this gift from the Creator! You will be struck by its beauty when all the red leaves are floating on the white clouds in autumn, when the clouds gush between the peaks like a raging river while the red leaves flutter delicately in the breeze.

Then we’ll come down from the peak to go to the Huangshan Museum. The Huangshan Museum is the biggest comprehensive exhibition in Huangshan, as it showcases numerous products of the region, including ink stone, Hui (Chinese Muslims)-style ink, paintings, Hui-style carvings, ancient books, and old porcelain.

Day 5: Huangshan-Hongcun-depart Huangshan (B, L)

After enjoying breakfast and an early sunrise on Yellow Mountain, we’ll see more of the sights that make Mt. Huangshan China’s most revered mountain. These include some intriguing stones, and rocky peaks that will inspire your imagination. Some look like human beings, birds or animals or many other objects. Something that makes the stones even more fascinating is that they assume varied shapes when seen from different angles. Every stone has its own fantastic legend, and some notable ones include “Celestial Basking Shoe” and the “Celestial basking boot”.

Then we’ll view some more scenic areas of the mountain before taking the cable car down and driving on to the cow-shaped ancient village of Hongcun. Hongcun is the main village where the Wang families live together. The Wang clan is a respectable family in the Central Plains of China. Because it moved to the south at the end of the Han dynasty, the descendants of the Wang clan spread to every parts of the south of the lower reaches of the Changjiang River. The ancestral home of Wang clan is Jinling. In the Southern Song Dynasty, it moved to Huizhou. They are the earliest ancestors of Hongcun.

Encircled by green hills, two streams flow through the village from north and east converging at Huiyuan Bridge. The village has two main streets and about 99 lanes. All the streets and lanes are paved with cobbles or black stones. The residences, lanes and streets combine well with the hills and streams. Lying about 10 kilometers (6 miles) northeast of Yixian County, Hongcun Village enjoys the reputation of 'a village in the beautiful Chinese picture' because of its location at high altitude and being shrouded by clouds and mist. It has about 137 Ming and Qing style residences.

Lunch will be at Leigang Villa, which is on top of Leigang Hill. This restaurant is covered on all sides by a forest of bamboo and peach trees, and along with beautiful scenery this restaurant features the delicious provincial cuisine and a bird’s eye view of Hongcun Village.

We’ll then drive back to Huangshan, where you will be taken to the city airport, and you will fly on to your next destination, ending your tour.


Tour Inclusions

1. Hotels with daily western breakfasts;
2. Meals in accordance with that listed on the itinerary.
3. professional local guide & driver;
4. Private air-conditioned car or van for transportation;
5. Admission of the first gate.
6.Two bottles of mineral water per day.

Tour  exclusions

1. Tip of the guide
2. Personal costs

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