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Tour Code: shhth-9 Shanghai xitang tour

Itinerary: Nanyuan Garden, 7th grandfather' temple, bar street,handdriver boat, silk museum, pearl center

Detail of itinerary:

Xitang (2hour drive from shanghai) densely distributed with rivers and has a very quiet natural environment. 9 rivers converge in this town,dividing it into 8 sections,but many bridges link this water town together.Inside the town,there are many well-preserved architectural groups constructed during the Ming and Qing dynasties,which boast a higher artistry and study value,thus being highlighted by the experts at home and abroad studying antique buildings. Through a bird's-eye view of the whole town,green waves ripple everywhere and every family resides near water. In the morning,water flows beneath bridges,thin mist is like silk,pinkish walls on both banks stand tall and erect and tiled houses are reflected inversely in the water.In the evening,the setting sun shines slantwise,songs come from fishing boats,lamps flicker and the fragrance of wine drifts. The whole old town is like a poem and a picture.In this town,people will feel that they are seemingly in an earthly paradise.It is hard to know that people exist in the picture or picture exists in the heart of people.

Lanes: Except the ceiling corridor the lanes are another eye-catching area in Xitang. There are many lanes here, long and short, wide and narrow. Some are dark all the year round; some are simply the drain of two families; most of them were the main artery of the town in the old days. Among all the different lanes, the narrowest is about 80cm (about 31 inches) wide and provides space for only one person to pass through at a time. The lanes are like ropes connecting the whole town into an organic net and no matter from which point you start, you can find any other place in the town.

Bridges: The bridges to the south of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River are like the hyperlink to the internet. They are indispensable not only in terms of convenience but also in terms of beauty. Waterways are interwoven in Xitang, so it is not surprising that many bridges cross over the rivers. Here the creative shapes of bridges are very different from each other. What's more, beautiful legends about these bridges are still spread among the people. The craftsmanship of these well-preserved bridges is so masterly that they are indeed a feast for your eyes. Exquisite bridges dot the mirror-like rivers one after another, like flaring clusters of diamonds on the neck of the old town.

Houses: In the old town of Xitang, people who live there are not rich, so no newer modern houses have been built there. That's maybe one of the reasons why the old constructions are preserved as a whole almost without damage. In those archaic houses, besides the culture and value of the houses themselves, there are also displays of cultural relics or woodcarvings or eaves tiles collected by the house owner. To this day there are exhibitions of the ancient rare books of the owners passed down from generation to generation or rubbings from a stone inscription of a famous calligrapher. .

Silk Museum: silk museum is a museum show how to produce silk from mulberry leave and silk worm to silk product. Also there have a display room for visitor buy some favorite silk product.

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$88 USD

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Tour Styles

Service level: Comfort

Physical demand:

Group size:4 - 6 persons

Transportation type: Taxi

Tour Schedule


8:30 Departure from your hotel

11:00 Nanyuan Garden

11:30 7th Grandfather's Temple

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Hand Driver Bout

15:30  Pearl Center

16:00 : Silk Museum

17:00 : Back your hotel


Details

  • Availability:Every Day
  • Includes :English speaking guide, private transfer, simple lunch, entrance fee for spots
  • Excludes: Tips for guide and driver, other private cost
  • Book 7 days in advance is better
  • Cancellation policy:3 days in advance