Shanghai, China

Grand View Garden and Jinze Day Tour

with David Y.

David Y.

Grand View Garden Shanghai consists of the east and west scenic areas. The east scenic area has the Shanghai folk cultural village, the plum garden, and the osmanthus garden as its main scenic spots. The east scenic area is modeled on A Dream in Red Mansions, a Chinese classic novel by Cao Xueqin in the Qing Dynasty.

Every plant in the garden fully embodies the fine mood depicted in A Dream of Red Mansions. In the east of the grand view garden is a piece of land of 100 hectares, on which are planted 340,000 trees. In addition, there are also some other scenic spots here like “Plums at the Hollow Bringing a Strong Sense of Spring”, “Willows on Riverbanks Signaling the Advent of Spring”, “Golden Snow and Lingering Fragrance”, “Flowers Competing for Beauty”, of which “Plums at the Hollow Bringing a Strong Sense of Spring” is the best place in Shanghai to appreciate plum flowers.

Jinze is an age-old town in the southern region of the Yangtze River. Because it has not yet commercially developed so it is the best hidden place to enjoy a quiet time in a lovely day. It flourished in the Song Dynasty and furthered its prosperity in the Yuan Dynasty.

It located at the western limit of the municipality of Shanghai, this Township is crossed by canals, lakes and wetlands. Its morphology and its urban architecture are very typical of Water-city of this area. The difference of this town it is that it is mostly rural. Its surroundings is agricultural and the aquatic environment is preponderant.

Pick up from your hotel lobby at 08:30am and transfer to the Grand View Garden(driving about 1hour). Maybe you are familiar with Dream of the Red Chamber , one of the four ancient Chinese classic masterpieces; if so you will have been impressed by the description of the luxuriant grandeur of it. From there we could learn about this famous novel as it is the setting for much of the story.

Lunch at a local restaurant.(1.5hour)

Then move on to Jinze Old Town,just 15 minutes drive from the Grand View Garden. Jinze is an age-old town in the southern region of the Yangtze River. Because it has not yet commercially developed so it is the best hidden place to enjoy a quiet time in a lovely day.There are old buildings, and there are 7 bridges that have a history of at least 700 years. The extant bridges now include Rainbow bridge, Wangang Bridge, Puji Bridge, Yingxia Bridge, Tianhuangge Bridge, Ruyi Bridge and Bridge for freeing captive fish.

After the day tour,you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

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$247
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for 8 hours


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