Standard Shanghai-Suzhou-Zhouzhuang Water Village in china 5 days Tour
Day01 Arrival in Shanghai
Our guide will greet you outside the arrival hall of Pudong or Hongqiao Airport and then transfer you to the hotel. After a short rest, you will go to visit the Bund and Nanjing Road. Has been the historic landmark of the city, the Bund is a section of the waterfront along Huangpu River, the city's mother river. Its highlight should be those buildings in various kinds of architectural styles, such as gothic and baroque. Walking westwards for a while, you could get to the bustling Nanjing Pedestrian Road which is praised as the top commercial street of the country.
Day02 Shanghai - Suzhou
In the morning, the train journey starts when you take a high speed train to Suzhou, the back garden of Shanghai. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide at the railway station and transferred to the hotel. For hundreds of years, Suzhou is well-known for preserving many charming and typical classical gardens, almost all of which are the local wealthy families' residences. Your first destination is the Garden of the Master of Nets which is the representative Suzhou garden combining the natural landscape and the host's residence harmoniously. The following verdant Tiger Hill is only 36 meters in height but keeps a number of historical buildings and relics, the history of which is as long as Suzhou City. The rest of the day will be spent traveling around the largest garden in Suzhou - the Humble Administrator's Garden. It is also one of the top four gardens in China, enjoying the same high fame with the imperial Summer Palace in Beijing. Until now, its top landscape architecture does inspire those gardening designers.
Day03 Suzhou - Zhouzhuang - Shanghai
In the morning,Besides the gardens, visiting these ancient towns is a must while you are in southern China. Not far from Suzhou, you could reach No.1 water town of the country - Zhouzhuang by car in one hour. The entire ancient town is just a large scenic area for you to explore. Different from the nearby modern cities, everything here is old and unsophisticated, including navy-blue and narrow lanes, off-white residences, blocky stone bridges and lingering river below the windows. It is suggested that you pay a visit to the Former Residence of Shen Wansan, who was the first millionaire in south area in the early Ming Dynasty. After that, you will be transferred back to the hotel.
You might be eager to visit the Oriental Pearl TV Tower when you were wandering around the Bund on the first day. On the other bank of Huangpu River, the 468 meters high Oriental Pearl TV is no doubt a notable landmark in the new Pudong District. A double-decker elevator could transfer you up to the viewing platform to overlook the City and participate in some recreational activities. Through the window, you could see the 492 meters high Shanghai World Financial Center and the 420 meters high Jin Mao Tower. After that, there is a visit to Shanghai Museum, a fantastic Chinese ancient art gallery. The tranquil Yuyuan Garden will give you a short escape from the bustling city and visit an old cultural street this afternoon. Compared with those classical gardens in Suzhou, Yuyuan Garden has been constructed with more elegant buildings and long dragon walls dividing the garden into multi-layers.
Day05 Departure from Shanghai
You are going to the Jade Buddha Temple this morning. As its name implies, there are three rare jade Buddha statues worshipped in the temple. The 1.95 meters high Sitting Buddha was carved with an entire quality Burma jade as well the other two statues of the Recumbent Buddha are respectively from Burma and Singapore. Your trip will come to the end today and our guide will see you off at the Airport,end the tour.