Shanghai, China

Shanghai Zhouzhuang Suzhou Hangzhou Tour

with David Y.

David Y.

West lake:
West Lake or xi hu is a freshwater lake located in the historic area of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province in eastern China. The lake is divided by the causeways of su, and yonggongdi. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake.

Yu Garden:
Yuyuan Garden is a famous classical garden located in Anren Jie, Shanghai. It 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.

Day 1,Shanghai Tour
Pick up from your hotel lobby at 08:30am and transfer to Yu Garden. Located in the southern part of Shanghai, Yu Garden is a well-restored Suzhou-style garden. It is one of the best gardens in southern China. With pavilions, halls, chambers, towers, ponds and rockeries, it presents more than 40 scenic spots.(1hour)

Then move on to visit Jade Buddha Temple. Built in 1882, Jade Buddha Temple has 2 jade statues of the Sakyamuni Buddha, one seated and one reclining. The seated Buddha is 1.9 meters tall and was carved out of a single piece of white jade, wearing a robe inlaid with precious jewels. (1hour)
Lunch at a local restaurant.(1,5hours)
In the afternoon,move on to visit Shanghai Museum. Shanghai Museum, known as the Museum of Ancient Chinese Art, was established in 1952. You will find more than 120,000 precious and rare works of art in 21 categories. (40minutes)

Proceed to visit Nanjing Road. Nanjing Road is one of the most famous and bustling business streets in the world. It is also called Chinese First Business Street. It is the window for Shanghai to open to the world and also shopping paradise for people at home and abroad.(40minutes)

Then visit the Bund. The Bund,which is a famous waterfront and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years. The most famous and attractive sights are the 52 various buildings of different architectural styles including Gothic, Baroque, Romanesque, Classicism and the Renaissance, which are also located at the west side of the Bund.
After the tour,be transferred back to your hotel after the tour.

Day 2,Shanghai to Zhouzhuang Tour
Pick up from your hotel at 08:30am. Drive to Zhouzhuang -the No. 1 water village of China(driving about 1hour). Known as a collection of beauty of China 's water town. Sitting on a boat, you may be carried away by the quiet and beautiful scene. At night when all streets are empty, you catch a glimpse of dim lights down the narrow lanes. Occasionally, the sweet peace is punctuated by the distant sound of laughter, and a harmonious environment is created.
After the tour ,be transferred back to your hotel in Shanghai .

Day 3 Shanghai to Suzhou Tour
Pick up from your hotel at 08:30am. Drive 1.5 hours to Suzhou -A major tourist city in south China, features classic gardens and elegant natural scenery, was praised as a "paradise on earth"

Visit Humble Administrator's Garden. Located in the northeastern part of Suzhou city, Humble Administrator's Garden the largest private garden in Suzhou.

Then visit to lingering Garden. Lingering Garden is the best garden in Suzhou as well as being one of the four most famous gardens in China.

Lunch at a local restaurant.(1.5hours)

After lunch,visit Grand Canal. The Grand Canal, 1,764 km (about 1200 miles) in length, is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China, far surpassing the next two grand canals of the world: the Suez and Panama Canals.

Day 4.Shanghai to Hangzhou Tour
Be picked up from hotel at 08:00 am. Drive 2.5hours to Hangzhou.
You will visit Ling Yin Temple. Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. The temple is housing various Buddhist literature and treasures.(40minutes)

Then you will take a cruise on West Lake. An old Chinese saying declares the beauty of Suzhou and Hangzhou: "There is a paradise in heaven, Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth." Centuries later, Marco Polo called Hangzhou the most enchanting city in the world. This charm is most evident in the West Lake (also known as Xihu) area which effectively functions as the center of Hangzhou. The lake is surrounded by hills on three sides while Hangzhou city itself is on the eastern shore.

Be transferred back to your Shanghai hotel after the tour.

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