Hangzhou One-Day Tour (Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Pick up at gather spot and transfer to Hangzhou. (2.5hr)
Visit:   West Lake Cruise, Red Carp Pond, Dragon Well Tea Village, Ling Yin Temple
After tour, come back to Shanghai.

Quotations:

Including: English-speaking Guide, Tour Bus, Sightseeing Admissions

Notice:

  1. Please confirm the itinerary at least 3days before.
  2. At least 10 people for one group. If we don't have enough people to join this group, we'll suggest you to choose our JinJiang Bus Tour for foreigners. You can take same price and Itinerary.
  3. Please buy insurance for tourists by yourself.
  4. We suggest you to pay by cash.

Scenic spot:

Hangzhou

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of China's most important tourist destinations.

The City, the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, is located on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River in southeast China, a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 180 kilometers from Shanghai. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter making it a year-round destination.

West Lake

West Lake is undoubtedly the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites.

"Ripping water shimmering on sunny day,
Misty mountains shrouded the rain;
Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi;
West Lake is always alluring."

These are the words composed by Su Dongpo (960-1127), the famous Song Dynasty poet, when he compared the West Lake to Xi Zi, the most beautiful woman in ancient China. These poetic sentiments leave one in no doubt of the glory of the scenery.

Lingyin Temple (Temple of the Soul's Retreat)

Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. It is considered a leading center for research relative to Chinese Buddhist culture. The palaces, pavilions and halls with figures of Buddhist deities represent a splendid and unique collection of cultural relics.

The presence of a temple on this site can be traced back to the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317 - 420AD) when, according to local legend, an Indian monk came to the area where he was inspired by the spiritual nature of the scenery to be found here. To his mind this had to be a dwelling of the Immortals and so he gave the temple a name "Ling Yin Temple". The Chinese name is translated into English as either "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" or 'Temple of Inspired Seclusion" for the setting has a quiet and beautiful grandeur that encourages a feeling of peace and for contemplation.

Six Harmonies Pagoda in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, ChinaSix Harmonies Pagoda

Highly erected by the Qiantang River and to the south of the West Lake, Six Harmonies Pagoda 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".

Hupao (Tiger Running) Spring

Hupao Spring is noted for its unique fountain. People of all ages highly praise it after tasting a cup of Longjing tea made of water from Hupao fountain.

Hupao Spring is at the foot of Daci (Great Compassion) Hill, five kilometers away from Hangzhou. A temple named after Daci Hill was erected there during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). Legend has it that a monk named Xingkong lived in Daci Temple. He dreamed one night that an immortal told him that two mighty tigers would move a fountain there, just after he had made plans to leave the temple due to lack of water. To his surprise, two mighty tigers sure enough came in the following day from Mountain Hengshan and dug a hole in the spot where the spring immediately gushed forth. Hence, the spring was named Hupao Spring.

Actually, Hupao Spring forms as the result of underground water seeping through veins and cracks within quartz sandstone that is not eroded by acid materials. Due to its low content of mineralized ingredients and its high percentage of radon (a radioactive element), the spring water, which tastes pure, sweet and cold, is an ideal beverage for good health. Most interestingly, the spring water rises three millimeters above a bowl edge without overflowing even if a coin is put into the bowl.

Fei Lai Feng

Fei Lai Feng, stands next to Ling Yin Temple. There are many legends about the peak's name. A well-known legend states that an Indian monk arrived in the valley 1,600 years ago and was surprised to see a peak so dissimilar from any other one in the valley. He believed that the peak had flown over from India because the shape, although unique in China, was common in India. However, he did not know why the peak would have flown to this spot so far from his country. Hence the peak's name was created and has passed down to the present day.

Fei Lai Feng, 209 meters (about 700 feet) tall, is a pure limestone mountain that is very distinctive from the sandstone mountains around it. Large stones scattered along the peak are said to resemble animals like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fleeing monkey.

Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea

Longjing Tea is most famous for its unique fragrance and flavor; flat, slender strips of tealeaves in bright green liquid. Furthermore, Longjing tea aids one's health in many ways regardless of your age. Chinese Longjing tea has not only the value of tea when it is consumed, but it is also the symbol of cultural values of China.

National Tea Museum

Zhejiang - National Tea Museum in HangzhouChina is the birthplace of tea with the longest history of tea culture. Today tea culture is a bright pearl in traditional Oriental culture. The National Tea Museum opened in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in 1991. It is located in Longjing (Dragon Well) Village, west of charming West Lake, and covers an area of 22,000 square meters (about 5.4 acres) with a 3500 square meter (about 0.9 acres) construction area.

 

Shanghai One-Day Tour (Daily)

Pick up at gather spot.
Visit:      The Bund, Jade Buddha Temple, Oriental Peal TV Tower
Yuyuan Garden & Bazaar, Old French Concessions

Quotations:

Including:   English-speaking Guide, Tour Bus, Sightseeing Admissions

Notice:

  1. Please confirm the itinerary at least 3days before.
  2. At least 10 people for one group. If we don’t have enough people to join this group, we’ll suggest you to choose our JinJiang Bus Tour for foreigners. You can take same price and Itinerary. Above 10 peopele,we can give some discount.
  3. Please buy insurance for tourists by yourself.
  4. We suggest you to pay by cash.

Scenic spot:

The Yu Garden

The Yu Gardens are a classical landscape in the Southern Chinese style with a history of more than 400 years. Pavilions, halls, rockeries and ponds display the finest in landscaping from the Southern style as seen in the Ming and Qing dynasties. More than 40 landscapes were ingeniously separated by latticed walls, winding corridors, and lattice windows.

The Orient Pearl TV Tower

The Orient Pearl TV Tower is 468 meters high, the tallest in Asia and third tallest in the world. It faces the Bund across the Huangpu River. When viewed from the Bund, the tower and the Nanpu and Yangpu bridges create a vivid imagery known as "two dragons playing with a pearl." The sphere at the top has a diameter of 45 meters and is 263 meters above ground. The observation deck in the sphere offers a sweeping view of the city. The revolving restaurant is set at 267 meters above Pudong New Area. The dance ball, piano bar and 20 karaoke rooms, at 271 meters, are also opened to the public. The penthouse, which sits at 350 meters, has an observation deck, meeting room, and coffee shop. The tower integrates broadcasting technologies with sightseeing, catering, shopping, amusement, and accommodations. It has become the symbol of the city and a major tourist attraction in Shanghai.

Nanjing Road

Nanjing Road East, honored as "China's No. l Street", has become an all-weather pedestrian arcade. Shops and restaurants provide products and services

The Bund

The well-known Bund is a must for visitors to Shanghai. Fifty-two buildings lining the narrow shoreline of the Huangpu River offer a living exhibition of Gothic, Baroque, Roman, Classic Revival and Renaissance architectural styles, as well as combinations of Chinese and Western styles. They are also a condensation of the recent history of the city. The wide embankment offers ample room for strolling and is used by locals for morning exercises and evening gatherings. In the evening, colorful lights illuminate the area and create a shimmering image deserving of the name Pearl of the Orient.

Suzhou One-Day Tour (Wed, Sat)

Pick up at gather spot and transfer to Suzhou. (1.5hr)
Visit:      Fishing Master’s Garden, Tiger Hill, Hanshan Temple, Silk Museum
      After tour, come back to Shanghai.

Quotations:

Including:   English-speaking Guide, Tour Bus, Sightseeing Admissions

Notice:

  1. Please confirm the itinerary at least 3days before.
  2. At least 10 people for one group. If we don't have enough people to join this group, we'll suggest you to choose our JinJiang Bus Tour for foreigners. You can take same price and Itinerary.
  3. Please buy insurance for tourists by yourself.
  4. We suggest you to pay by cash.

Scenic spot:

Suzhou is famous for its gardens - 'The best gardens are in the south, and the best southern gardens are in Suzhou.' They are rare examples of classical Chinese gardening - elegant, unique, refined and unadorned. Suzhou, together with Hangzhou, is known as 'the paradise on Earth'.

The city is in the southern part of Jiangsu Province, lying on the Yangtze River delta. The total area is 119 sq. km., while that of the city proper is 29 sq. km.? Crisscrossed with rivers and lakes inside as well as outside, Suzhou is sometimes called the “Venice of the East”.

It has a history of 2,500 years. In the 10th century B.C., a dukedom was formed around the present site. Known as the State of Wu, it was under the suzerainty of the Zhou Dynasty.? In 560B.C., Zhu Fan, the Prince of Wu, set up his capital at Suzhou.? Gradually it had developed into an important city south of the Yangtze River. Since the Song Dynasty (10th century), bureaucrats and landlords had a number of beautiful gardens built there with ponds, hills, halls and pavilions. Trees and flowers were grown to enhance the beauty. By the Ming and Qing Dynasties there were more than 200 gardens.

Zhouzhuang One-Day Tour (Daily)

Pick up at gather spot and transfer to Zhouzhuang
Visit:   Zhou Zhuang Water Village, Shen's House, Zhang's House, Double Bridge

Quotations:

Including: English-speaking Guide, Tour Bus, Sightseeing Admissions

Notice:

  1. Please confirm the itinerary at least 3days before.
  2. At least 10 people for one group. If we don't have enough people to join this group, we'll suggest you to choose our JinJiang Bus Tour for foreigners. You can take same price and Itinerary.
  3. Please buy insurance for tourists by yourself.
  4. We suggest you to pay by cash.

Scenic spot:

Zhouzhuang

Located at the middle between Shanghai and Suzhou, Zhouzhuang is an ancient town of Kunshan City, Jiangsu Province, where abounds with rivers and lakes. So it is thought by many to be the best waterside town in China. This ancient town has a history of more than 900 years old with many houses built in the Ming and Qing Dynasties.? There are about 100 houses with courtyards, and 60 of them have arch gateways made by carved bricks.

With lakes on four sides, the beauty of Zhouzhuang is especially to be found along the waterside lanes and around a number of the stone bridges. A different vista at every turn can be found here.? All this makes a visit most enjoyable. Also, one can enjoy the fairyland atmosphere of the evenings here when the myriad stars twinkle as though in communication with the glittering lights. Welcome to Zhouzhuang with open arms.


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