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6 Days Eastern China Beauty Tour

Destinations:Hangzhou, Yellow Mountain, Nanjing, Suzhou, Shanghai

from: US$100
Tour Code: CITIC-CN01
Summary: Discover China's most culturally and economically rich Yangtze River Delta-the surrounding regions of Shanghai.Starts with a relaxing lake cruise at Hangzhou,watch a sunrise at Yellow Mountain,visit the ancient capital city of Nanjing and enjoy traditional Chinese at the canal city of Suzhou.

Day 1

Shanghai  Hangzhou
West Lake
West Lake

Transfer from your Shanghai hotel to the train station for a short train raid to Hangzhou.Take a cruise on the West Lake to enjoy the beautiful views of lake and surrounding mountains.Then visit one of China's most incredible cultural treasures-Lingyin Temple.The last stop is at Longjing Tea plantation,where you will have an opportunity to sample newly harvested tea.Sample a local specialty dinner
West Lake:The most famous attraction in Hangzhou is West Lake (Xi Hu /sshee hoo/). West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden style parks for recreation.Hangzhou's West Lake Scenic Area, in the southwest of the city, covers 60 square kilometers, of which West Lake itself occupies 5.6 square kilometers.
.Lingyin Temple: Lingyin Temple, or Temple of the Soul's Retreat, got it name from its tranquil surroundings. Sheltered by forested hills on three sides, the temple is a quiet and sheltered sanctuary (when it is not thronged by visitors). Lingyin (Hidden Spirit) Temple is one of the largest and most visited Buddhist temples in China and holds the largest statue of the Buddha Sakyamuni in the lotus position.The temple consists of the Hall of the Heavenly King, Hall of the Great Hero, Hall of the Buddha of Medicine, East and West Winding Corridors and several other buildings. In the center of the Hall of the Heavenly King, sits a statue of Maitreya, the fat, bare-bellied Buddha with a smiling face – the laughing Buddha.

Day 2

Hangzhou  Yellow Mountain
Yellow Mountain

See world heritages site-Yellow Mountain,famous for its breathtaking natural scenery and cultural sites.Upon arrival,take a cable car to the summit and enjoy a walk in the mountains,witness soaring peaks,elegant pine trees and the tea of the clouds,Stay overnight on the summit.
Yellow Mountain:Of all the notable mountains in China, Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan), to be found in the south of Anhui province, is probably the most famous. Originally known as Mt. Yishan it was renamed Mt. Huangshan in 747 AD in recognition of the legendary Huang Di, who was the reputed ancestor of the Chinese people and who made magic pills for immortality here.Wu yue is the collective name given to China's most important mountains, namely Mt. Taishan in Shandong Province, Mt. Huashan in Shanxi Province, Mt. Hengshan in Shanxi Province, Mt. Songshan in Henan Province and Mt. Hengshan in Hunan Province. It is said that you won't want to visit any other mountains after seeing wu yue but you won't wish to see even wu yue after returning from Yellow Mountain. This saying may give you some idea of the beauty and uniqueness of the Mountain. Together with the Yellow River, the Yangtze River and the Great Wall, Yellow Mountain has become one of the great symbols of China.

Day 3

Yellow Mountain  Nanjing
Hongcun Village

Start with a breathtaking sunrise before catching the cable car down the mountain to drive to Hongcun Village,the film site of "Crouching Tiger and Hidden Dragon".Walk through the old streets and see the sleeper train to former China's capital city-Nanjing.
Hongcun Village:Hongcun is located in the southwestern foot of Mt. Huangshan and about 11 kilometers off the southwest of Yixian County. In ancient time, it's the only access to Beijing to do business from Yixian. The whole village covers an area of about 28 hectares. The place which is classed as old village spreads 19.11 hectares of land.Hongcun was first founded in the Shaoxing period of the Southern Song Dynasty (about AD. 1131-1162), with a history of about 900 years. Hongcun was first called "Hongcun (another Chinese word with the same pronunciation)". According to the record of Pedigree of Wang Clan, because it was enlarged to the shape of the Taiyi elephant at that time, it was acclaimed as Hongcun. In the Qianlong period of the Qing Dynasty, its name was changed into Hongcun.Hongcun is the main village where Wang families live together. Wang clan is a respectable family in Central Plains. Because of moving to the south at the end of the Han dynasty, the descendants of Wang clan spread 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 ancestor of Hongcun.

Day 4

Nanjing
Dr.Sun Yat sen Mausoleum

Arrive in the morning and be transferred to your hotel.In the afternoon take a tour of China's national father-Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, a hidden treasure of Linggu Pagoda set in beautiful Zhongshan Mountain Scenic Areas,Stroll along the Qinhui River to see old neighborhoods in typical Chinese style and experience the bustling local market.Tonight,sample a specialty dinner.
Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum:Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is a burial site of Dr. Sun Yat-sen, a great democratic revolution pioneer in China. The Scenic Spot of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is an important part of the Scenic Area of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum. In the period of the Republic of China, the Scenic Area of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum included the entire ZhongshanMountain, covering a total area of about 31 square kilometers. Today, the Scenic Spot of Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum, in its narrow sense, includes the mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (the main body of the scenic spot) and many memorial buildings around it, such as Guanghua Pavilion, Xingjian Pavilion, Yangzhi Pavilion, Music Stand, Liuhui Pavilion and Scriptorium. Dr. Sun Yat-sen’s Mausoleum is not only a tomb of a great man, but also a piece of classic architectural works combining Chinese and Western elements in the history of Chinese architecture.
Zhongshan Mountain Scenic Areas:Located in Nanjing, Jiangsu, Zhongshan Mountain Scenic Area consists of Zhongshan Mountain and Xuanwu Lake. Looking from the top of a mountain, the undulated hills and mountains are like a dragon swimming in the river. The attractions include Zhongshan Mountain, City Wall of Ming Dynasty, Xuanwu Lake, Fugui Mountain, Fuzhou Mountain and Jilong Mountain and so on. It is characterized by the integrated sights of mountains, water, forests and cities. Standing on the Zhongshan Mountain, you will see the beautiful Xuanwu Lake, Yanque Lake and Zixia Lake. At the moment, you will feel being embraced by the nature. It is the best combination of natural and cultural beauties. Therefore, it was selected as national scenic spot of AAAAA grade in China.

Day 5

Nanjing  Suzhou
Humble Administration's Garden

After a short train ride to ancient canal town of Suzhou,also known as the home of the "Classic Chinese Gardens",visit the charming Humble Administrator's Garden and the fine Master of the Nets Garden .Stroll along the Grand Canal to observe local life,visit Panmen Scenic Zone,which is famed for its water and city gates.The last stop ,visit a Silk Embroidery Factory to learn the history and production of Chinese silk.Enjoy a specialty dinner before spending your free time at the night market.
Humble Administration's Garden:covering about 52,000 sq. meters (12.85 acres), is the largest and most renowned. Due to its unique designs and ethereal beauty, the garden has garnered many special honors. It is listed as a World Cultural Heritage site and has also been designated as one of the Cultural Relics of National Importance under the Protection of the State as well as a Special Tourist Attraction of China. Along with theSummer Palace in Beijing, the Mountain Resort of Chengdein Hebei Province and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, it is considered as one of China's four most famous gardens. No other classic garden in the country has been honored more than this one .
Master of the Nets Garden :Also called Fisherman's Garden, the 0.6-hectare garden is an elegant structure of a typical official's residence in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911).The present garden was founded on the former site of a Song dynasty official's mansion. Its owner, an early Qing-dynasty official Song Zongyuan, gave its present name based on the earlier one, "Fisherman's Retreat.

Day 6

Suzhou  Shanghai

After breakfast take the train back to Shanghai,drop off at your hotel.


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10 persons & above N $ $
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Service included:

1 Entrance fees/
2 Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch ;
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerar
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support

Service excluded:

1 All lunches and dinners, and breakfast on the train
2 Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
Note, the price for 6-10 pax included Lunches and Dinners1 Entrance fees/
2 Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch ;
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerar
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support
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