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Huangshan - Hangzhou


Huangshan, or Yellow Mountain, is famous throughout China for its special mountain scenery loved by poets and painters. The city of Hangzhou, by the shores of the scenic West Lake, is one of China's most beautiful cities. This tour combines both of them.

Day 1  Arrive Hangzhou airport. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. After a short rest, visit the West Lake. West Lake is symbol of Hangzhou as well as one of the most beautiful sights in China. Spend your leisure time walking along the lake bank and you will see many Chinese people doing exercises. Then visit the museum of traditional Chinese medicine at the Hu Qingyutang, a late 19th-century pharmacy. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 2  Pick up at your Hangzhou hotel lobby in the morning and drive to visit Wuzhen, an ancient water town near Hangzhou. with its wooden houses, canals and elegant bridges. The town exudes a traditional feel, and efforts have been made to preserve old traditions and crafts. Take a boat trip along the canals.

Day 3  Pick from hotel and transfer to Hangzhou train station for travel to Huangshan by bullet train. Met on arrival and transfer to hotel. You can explore Tunxi Old Street by your own.

Day 4  After breakfast, ascend to the top of Huangshan (or Yellow Mountain) by cable car. Explore the fantastic rock formations, contoured pine trees, seas of cloud and bubbling hot springs that make Huangshan one of the most scenic spots in China and renowned by poets and painters over the centuries. Stay overnight at hotel on the mountain summit

Day 5  Rise early to catch the glory of the rising sun as it bathes the nearby peaks in a shower of light. Descend the mountain by cable in the afternoon. Back to Tunxi hotel. (B,L)

Day 6  After breakfast, visit Hongcun and Xidi villages in the plains at the base of the mountains, renowned for their well-preserved traditional Ming and Qing dynasty buildings. In the evening, transfer to the airport and service ends.