Day 1 Arrive in Hangzhou ( Lunch )
Today’s Activities After pick-up and hotel check-in, spend you morning by touring Lingyin Temple at 10:00am, whose name means Temple of the Soul’s Retreat. As one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, Lingyin Temple is home to numerous pagodas, Buddhist grottoes and magnificent rock carvings of Buddha.
At 12:30, you are served a delicious lunch. Then fit in another trip to West Lake by taking a vessel to cruise over this celebrated lake, adorned with placid water and lush tree-line shore and endowed with profound meaning of literature and history. Take in the beauty of the famous sights such as Three Pools Mirroring the Moon, Bai and Su Causeways and Solitary Hill.
Then turn your attention to Flower Harbor Park to appreciate many well-known attractions including Peony Garden and Red Carp Pond before back to the hotel about 4:30pm.
Day 2 Hangzhou – Shaoxing ( Breakfast, Lunch ) Transfer by vehicle
Today’s Activities After breakfast, set out at 9:00am to start your another culture journey at Xixi National Wetland Park, with a history of over 1,800 years, boasting spectacular wetland scenery, abundant cultural heritage, elegant life of water village, even a traditional Dragon Boat Contest held in the important festival.
Enjoy your lunch at 1:00pm. After a break, heat to the next stop at 2:30pm, Dragon Well Tea Village, housing a legendary plantation of Dragon Well tea, one of China’s most renowned types of tea, where you can not only appreciate the planting grounds and the museum, but also witness a traditional Chinese tea ceremony.
Finish this day tour by taking a one-hour stroll along Hefang Ancient Street, lined with shops and restaurants built in traditional architectural style. You can pick up some souvenirs and snacks before the bus to Shaoxing at 5:00pm.
Day 3 Shaoxing – Hangzhou Departure ( Breakfast, Lunch )
Today’s Activities Spend the whole day to explore Shaoxing, one of China’s famous historical and cultural cities, considered as “A Museum without Walls” and “Town of Celebrities”, where you can live in an exotic and elegant lifestyle filled with abundant human landscapes, spectacular natural views and unique folk customs.
Head to your first hit at 8:30am, Langting Pavilion, to enjoy 1.5-hour learning about the culture of Chinese calligraphy made famous by Wang Xizhi, author of a well-known essay written at Lanting Pavilion. You can also have a try to practice the calligraphy, if you would like. Then enjoy a boat cruise on East Lake to glide silently along the cliffs and grottoes to appreciate a miniature landscape combining a hill, grottoes and bridges.
Enjoy your lunch at 1:00pm. An hour later, set out for the well-preserved Former Residence of Luxun, one of China’s best-known modern writers and author of many profound stories such as Diary of a Madman and Medicine, who plays an important role in the turbulent history of China. There is also a Memorial Hall dedicated to his history on the same street. Afterwards, drive back to Hangzhou for your next destination.
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