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Tour Code: shhth-11 4  days Shanghai  and Venice tour

Itinerary:  Day 1, Silk Museum , China Art Museum, Xintiandi, M50, Pearl and jade Center,. Day 2 Shanghai: Confucius Temple, the Bund, TCM center, Jinmao Tower, Nanjing Road Day 3 Tongli  Day 4 Suzhou; Hand driver Boat, humble administrator garden , lingering garden, Suzhou Embrodidery Institution

Detail of itinerary:

China Art Palace in the mammoth red building that was formerly the China Pavilionwhich was one of the highlights of the 2010 Shanghai Expo . On the bank of the Huangpu River. China Art Palace is one of China’s largest and most ambitious art museums. It is about 160,000-square-meter and 64,000 sq. m of exhibition space divided into 27 halls. The curators plan to collect and exhibit classic works that show the origins and development of Chinese modern art, acquired from the collections of government-owned art companies and museums.

Xintiandi Shanghai Xintiandi is situated at Lane No.181 of Taicang Road Shanghai. It occupies an area of about 30,000 square meters. It was a former old Shikumen which has been given restoration. Now it serves as wine stores, cafes and restaurants, and shopping malls.

M50 is a important symbol of Shanghai’s modern culture where exhibits some of Shanghai's best artistic talents.there have more than 130 artists who come from over 10 Chinese Mainland provinces and 16 foreign countries and districts, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Swiss, Israel, Norway and Hong KongThrough the small gate that leads into M50, you can walk into what appears to be a busy art market. On smaller, out of the way streets, there are more artist studios, mostly small ones. Big workshops in the area are mostly occupied by design companies and galleries. Newly-opened western-style restaurants seize the entrance of the busy section; old houses are transformed into stylish dining rooms.

Confucius Temple Shanghai’s Confucian Temple is the only piece of architectural homage to China’s great philosopher, Confucius, in downtown Shanghai. The Confucius Temple, categorized into family temple, state temple and school temple, was an imperial construction to worship Confucius and other representatives of Confucian culture.

Bund , the Bund the waterfront of the Huangpu River, and regarded as the symbol of Shanghai for hundreds of years, winding a 1500 meters (less than one mile) length. Walking along the Bund, the Oriental Pearl TV Tower can be seen on the opposite side and also the JinMao Tower. And on this side you can see all different style of architectures which is built around 1920s.

TCM Center :TCM be thought as the precious of China since thousand years ago, which can keep healthy for the body without side effect, in the TCM center you will learn some Chinese medicine and learn how to keep healthy.

Shanghai Jinmao Tower : jinmao tower is a landmark of Shanghai located at the most famous Shanghai financial center Lujiazu, on the top of the is good place have a bird look of Shanghai.

Nanjing Road : Shanghai's main pedestrian shopping street, enjoying the fame as "the No.1 commercial street of China", also it is one of the most prosperous streets in Asia.


Tongli:formerly known as Futu, changed its name as “Tongli (铜里)” in early Tang dynasty due to its luxuriousness, and the current name “Tongli (同里)” can be traced back to Song dynasty when people re-created the two characters of “fu (富)” and “tu (土)”. Tongli ancient town with beautiful scenery is surrounded by five lakes, namely Tongli, Jiuli, Yeze, Nanxing and Pangshan. The town is divided into 7 small islands by 15 rivers arranged like the Chinese character “川” connected by 49 ancient bridges, making these islands an integrated area. The architectures built by riverside, famous for “small bridge, flowing stream and thatched households".

Hand driver Boat is a tradition traffic tool of Suzhou. In the old time, most family live in Suzhou nearby canal and every family have boat and go out by boat. Just like Macro Polo side Suzhou is Venice of orient; but the different is compare with Venice Suzhou is much bigger than Venice and also Suzhou have many amazing garden and pretty old house. You will feel come back to hundreds years ago, When you take on the hand driver boat shuttle between gardens.

humble administrator garden , Along with the Summer Garden in Beijing, the Mountain Resort of Chengde in Hebei Province and the Lingering Garden in Suzhou, it is considered as one of China's four most famous gardens. Humble Administrator's Garden also be called No1 garden of other garden,no other classic garden in the country has been honored more than this one. It was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was initially a private garden of a former gover named Wang Xianchen. It was said he intended to build a garden after retired and just do some gardening work like planting trees and vegetables there, which was said to be the life of a humble man by him. Hence is the name of the garden. The garden was created upon the old relics of a resident and a temple. Water feature is the main background and its natural landscape includes small forests, hills and rock formations. It also has man-made pavilions, halls and parlors. The garden consists of Eastern, Central and Western sections.

lingering garden, The Lingering Garden is located outside Changmen Gate in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province. Originally a classical private garden, it is one of the four most famous gardens in China. It is well-known for the exquisite beauty of its magnificent halls, and the various sizes, shapes, and colors of the buildings. The garden can generally be divided into four parts: the central, eastern, western and northern parts according to the style of the buildings. Of the four parts, the central part is the essence of the whole complex. This part was the original Lingering Garden while the other three were added during the Qing Dynasty.

Suzhou Embrodidery Institution Located in a very beautiful garden, the Embroidery Institute has an international reputation for its delicate needle work. The works of the embroidery Institute are often used by the government as official gifts to other countries. They provide demonstrations of see how embroidery is produced and turned into the fabric.

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Service level: Comfort

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Group size:4 - 6 persons

Transportation type: Taxi/Mini van

Room type: 4 star hotel

Tour Schedule


Day 1 Shanghai city tour 

Day 2  Shanghai city tour

Day 3 Tongli old water town

   Day 4  Suzhou tour


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