Nanjing, Hangzhou and Highlights

9 Days, from AU $3,570

Nanjing

Nanjing

Hangzhou

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Dive into the history of China by exploring Nanjing and Hangzhou. Visit the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum, the Ming Xiaoling Tomb and the Fuzi Temple to get amazed by the traditional architecture. Stroll through the Southern Song Dynasty Imperial street and Hefang street to get a glimpse of the architecture and history in Hangzhou before continuing onwards to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the city’s West Lake. Pay a visit to the Temple of inspired Seclusion before entering the Hukaiwen Ink Factory and Huizhou Culture Museum.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Nanjing

Upon arrival you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day will be at leisure.

Day 2: Nanjing

Visit the Dr. Sun Yat-sen Mausoleum. Dr. Sun Yat-sen is considered to be the "Father of Modern China" who fought against the imperial Qing government and ended the monarchy and established the Republic of China after the 1911 revolution. Continue visit to Ming Xiaoling Tomb. The only world cultural heritage site in Nanjing, Ming Xiaoling Tomb is the burial site of the Hongwu Emperor (Zhu Yuanzhang), the first emperor and founder of Ming Dyansty (1368-1644) of China. Head to Zhonghua Gate. The Zhonghua Gate was one of the massive and defensive complex on the city wall of Nanjing. It was the southern gate of the ancient Nanjing city wall. It is recognized as the largest ancient city wall gate in the world. Finally visit the Fuzi Temple ( Confucius Temple ). The Confucius Fuzi Temple has the history of over 1500 years. It has been damaged and rebuilt for many times. Today, the temple you see is the restored Qing Dynasty style buildings in traditional style. In addition, the area around the Confucius Temple has become a busy and lively commercial area packed with tourists thronging here for shopping, eating and merry-making.

Day 3: Nanjing – Hangzhou

Transfer to the railway station for your bullet train to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, meet and visit the Southern Song dynasty imperial street and Hefang Street.

Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium. The city's West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, immediately west of the city, is amongst its best-known attractions.

Day 4: Hangzhou – Wuzhen

You will transfer to Wuzhen which is located in the north of Zhejiang Province. Wuzhen is embraced by the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal with rivers and canals crisscrossing the whole town. For hundreds of years, its residents have been building houses along the rivers and trading near the bridges. The ancient docks, waterside pavilions, and corridors stretch out for miles and erect a romantic atmosphere that is typical to Jiang Nan water towns. Later this afternoon, transfer to Hangzhou. Upon arrival, you will be transfer to your hotel.

Day 5: Wuzhen – Hangzhou

Today visit some of the city’s best known and most scenic spots including the serene West Lake. Then continue with the Temple of Inspired Seclusion. It is really Hangzhou’s main attractions. It was built in 326AD and, due to war and calamity, has been destroyed and restored no fewer than 16 times. After lunch visit the Six Harmonies Pagoda, it is to the south-west of the city stands an enormous rail-and –road bridge which spans the Qiantang River. Hangzhou is well known for its tea, so you will also visit the Tea Plantation later today.

Day 6: Hangzhou – Huangshan

Take morning bullet train to Huangshan , upon arrival, meet and visit Tunxi Old Street. Hukaiwen Ink Factory and Huizhou Culture Museum.

Of the notable mountains in China, Huangshan or Yellow Mountain, is the most famous. Located in southern Anhui Province, Chinese people say that the landscape of Mount Huangshan features “four wonders”; imposing peaks, spectacular rock formations, odd shaped pines, and a sea of clouds.

Huangshan is also the name of the city located near Mount Huangshan. The city and surrounding areas offers many interesting attractions for visitors including UNESCO World Heritage listed ancient villages.

Day 7: Huangshan

After breakfast travel to Yixian County and visit the UNESCO World Heritage listed village of Hongcun. The villages display the well preserved traditional Southern Anhui architecture that brought them to international fame in the fantasy martial arts movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.With a history of more than 800 years, Hongcun is a beautiful ancient village located to the southwest of Yellow Mountain (Mt. Huangshan), 11 kilometers away from the downtown of Yixian County of Anhui Province. Adorning with peaceful Chinese countryside sights, Hongcun Ancient Village is hailed as "a village in Chinese painting", but what makes it special is the village's interesting ox-like architectural composition. Take a cable cart up to the mountain.

Ride a gondola to the top of Mount Huangshan and check into your mountain hotel. Afterwards explore the area and take in the incredible natural beauty.

Day 8: Huangshan

Waking up early, enjoy the fresh mountain air and watch the rising sun slowly unveil the mountain range panorama - a sight you won't forget quickly. Huanshan Mountain in east Anhui province, it is one of China’s best known scenic spots, celebrated for having all the wonders of mountain scenery characterized by spectacular rocky peaks, odd shaped pines, crystal-clear mountain springs and seas of clouds. Known as the No. 1 Mountain under heaven, it possesses of distinguished features. The main peak Lianhua Peak is 1,840 meters above the

sea level. There is plentiful rainfall in Huanshan Mountain. Therefore there are thick forests. Natural scenery in the area changes beyond prediction. Later this afternoon, go down the hill.

Day 9: Huangshan

This morning visit Chengkan Village where is about 25 miles to the north of Huangshan City. It is a well-preserved ancient village with appealing scenery of mountains and waters and age-old residences with rich local characteristics. Hailed as the "Town of China's Old Buildings", Chengkan Village has over 150 ancient residences, among which 21 are major cultural relics under state protection. Eight mountains surrounding Chengkan Village, combined with the

S-shaped Zhongchuan River winding its way through the village, forms a pattern of Bagua, meaning Eight Diagrams. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us.

Inclusions:
  • Return transfers in each city with private vehicle 
  • Sightseeing tours as per the itinerary with main entrance fees
  • English speaking local guide
  • Hotel accommodation in half-twin
  • Daily breakfast at hotel
  • Chinese lunch en route at local restaurant
  • Second class soft seat train ticket for Nanjing/Hangzhou/Huangshan

Exclusions:

  • Arrival air or train tickets
  • Increase entrance fees of sightseeing spots
  • Tips or incidental expenses
  • Adjustment of fuel prices
  • Services not specified in the itinerary
  • Additional charge for public holidays.
  • Additional charge of US$53 per person for   upgrade to first class soft seat train tickets.
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"Everything went smoothly. During our stay we saw no other foreigners. From the mausoleum we visited the Ming Tombs and Sacred Way - very impressive and older than the ones in Beijing but very similar. Hangzhou’s West Lake is a must see and visit place. The locals really enjoy dancing along the lake foreshore sand. There were groups doing Line dancing to local music, while others were doing more formal dance routines. A great atmosphere. Yellow Mountain is gorgeous! " — Mr and Mrs Cumming, Sydney, April 2019

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