Book a Huangshan tour from Shanghai for a weekend get away. This 5 Days Spelendid Huangshan Tour covers all highlights you expect to see on Mt.Huangshan. The special part of this huangshan tour package are the visit to Shexian County and Xi'an river. Shexian County is surrounded by green mountains and crystal water, it is rich in cultural relics, residences. Xin'an river embraces ancient pavilions and bridges as well as clusters of lakes. You can see the busy rural and urban scenes of Huangshan style.
Duration: 5 Days 4 Night
Tunxi Old Street, Hongcun, MT.Huangshan, Shexian County, Xidi Village, Tunxi Down Town, Xin'an River
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Pick up service is arranged at your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement) by your Shanghai driver, you will find a welcome sign "Huangshan Private Tour". Drive you to Shanghai train station to catch the train to Huangshan. Upon arrival, your Huangshan local driver will meet you at the exit with the same sign.
Our Huangshan Pick Up Sign "Huangshan Private Tour"
Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Huangshan City and provide information you need. If time permits, visit Tunxi Old Street, an ancient commercial street in center of Tunxi Town.
After breakfast at your hotel, check out and deposit your suitcases in the hotel. You can collect it on your way back. Take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain.
Later, drive along Huangshan Expressway to Huangshan Mountain (1.5 hour-drive), Then change for the local green bus and continue to drive for about 15 minutes along the zigzag mountain road before you get to the bus station at Yungu where you will take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain.
After check-in, you will visit the Brush Pen Peak, Which is located in front of the North Sea hotel, northeast of Yellow Mountain and close to the Bijia Peak. The elevation is 1,640 meters. A stone stood lifting and outstanding with a round bottom cuspate top, like a brush pen used for calligraphers.
The Highlight of Brush Pen Peak
There is an ancient pine tree between the gaps of the peak summit windingly with shade, like fresh flower in full bloom.
Then followed by a tour to Begin-to-Believe Peak, Beginning-to-Believe Peak is located east of North Sea in Huangshan Mountain at a height of 1,668 meters. Legend has it that in ancient times a man did not believe in the tales people told of the beauty of the Huangshan Mountain. He then traveled here and when he arrived at this Peak, he suddenly realized the truth in the people's description of the mountains beauty, giving this place its name.
The highlight of Beginning-to-Believe Peak
Ancient twisted pine trees and Rocys
Beginning-to-Believe Peak is noted for generous greenery and its shaped rocks. It is said: "The beauty of Huangshan is not fulfilled until you reach this peak". Every year, numerous visitors come in search of its charming beauty.
After that hiking to the Lion Peak, The peak acquires its fame because the peak rock is exposed; stood towering and confronting like a powerful lion lying on the high mountains. The peak is 868 meters high and there are 680 level stone ladders from the Jiyun temple to ascend the lion peak. and then moving to the West Sea Grand Canyon.
At around 17:30pm, you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion.
Stay overnight on the top of the mountain.
In the early morning, take the chance to photograph the sunrise on the Yellow Mountain. In good-weather days, you can see clearly the golden light of the sun piercing the mists, and rocky peaks rising above the frothy, ever-changing sea of white clouds. After the sunrise, get back to your hotel for breakfast.
If you are a Mountain-Climbing enthusiasts, hike from the Dispelling Cloud Pavilion is your best choice, For beginners, children, and senior travelers, you can decide the hiking length on your own according to your physical condition, usually 2 hours for the 1st Ring and 2.5hrs for the 2nd Ring. In the bottom of the canyon, there is also a monorail cable trains for those who don’t want to return by walking to transfer back to the peak area.
Then, go down the mountain by cable car and drive to Hongcun Village. you can enjoy the ancient Hui Style architecture, one type of traditional Chinese architecture and the breathtaking landscape.
Upon arrivel, Have lunch at the local restaurant and have a short rest before the sightseeing in Hongcun Village.
Hongcun is a wonderful place to visit, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China. It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. Quite different from other traditional ancient villages in China, the layout, landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction techniques all retain the original features Hongcun.
The highlight of Hongcun Village
the crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, reflection of the building in the water, like a painting. Therefor the Hongcun Village also known as "Chinese Village in Picture"
Sounth of lake
The village is peculiarly arranged in the shape of an ox: Leigang Hill is the head, and two towering old trees standing make the horns of the ox. Four bridges across the stream are the legs, while the houses of the village form the body. Inside this "body", the winding stream from the dam represents the intestines, Moon Pond is the stomach, and South Lake (Nanhu) is the belly.
After the tour end, you will be taken to your hotel in Hongcun Village, and you can keep sightseeing in this picturesque village by yourself at night.
In the Morning, after breakfast in the hotel and take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack. we will then drive the nearby destination Xidi Village, Xidi Village is only about 10km from Hongcun and located 40km (25 miles) away from Huangshan Mountain.
Xidi Village was listed along with Hongcun Village as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the year 2000. These two ancient villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. Xidi was first built during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and was originally called Xichuan (West River), because of the water courses flowing west through the village. With a history of over 900 years, Xidi Village is peaceful with a hidden charm to be discovered like in a fairy tale.
Upon arrivel, you can see its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life. It's said that, Xidi is a magnificent villager of imperial officers. It contributed about 130 government officials, some of whom were dignitaries in the imperial courts, during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently, there are still 124 well-preserved ancient dwelling with unique style in the village.
The Highlight of Xidi Village
Hui Style Architecture
Its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life.
The ancient stone archway
The ancient stone archway at the entrance of Xidi Village is more than 400 years old and still in good condition. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty's archways.
Old Trees and alley
Have lunch at the local restaurant.
After lunch drive you to the Shexian County, It's a National Historical and Cultural Town. It was firstly established in Qing Dynasty on, it had long been the seat of the prefecture, called Huizhou Prefecture. Today you will visit five typical spots over there.
Upon arrivel, your first spot is Tangyue Archways, This scenic area is located in Tangyue Village, 10 km away from the ancient Huizhou Town and 27 km away from Tunxi, the seat of the municipal government of Huangshan city. These seven arches in turn are: the Baocanxiao Memorial Arch, the Cixiaoli Memorial Arch, the Jiexiao Memorial Arch of Wang, the wife of Baowenling, the Kindness Arch, the Jiexiao Memorial Arch of Wu, the second wife of Baowenyuan, the Baofengchang Dutiful Son Memorial Arch, and the Baoxiangxian Shangshu(a rank in ancient times in China) Memorial Arch. All these are memorial arches of Bao families of Tangyue village. Seven archways are standing in line to the order of Loyalty, Piety, Charity and Righteousness, each telling a moving and unforgettable story.
The Highlight of Tangyue Archways
There are a large number of beautiful carvings in Hui style around the body of the arches.
The next spot is Tangmo Village, It's Perched at the foot of Mt. Huangshan, near Shexian County. Tangmo Village was constructed originally in the Tang Dynasty and reached its height of prosperity in both the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties as the most representative garden village designed with feng shui principles in Huizhou. And it's also a tranquil village which is famous for both its noticing natural landscapes and the historical and cultural glamour.
The Highlight of Tangmo Village
Tang Gan Yuan Garden
Tang Gan Yuan Garden in Tangmo is a must-see scenic spot in Tangmo Village. This garden was established by a rich man for his mother, who could not realize her wish to be able to travel to the West Lake in Hangzhou. Therefore, some scenic spots of the garden in some how are similar to those of the West Lake. Further to north is a pavilion called Jing Ting (Mirrior Pavilion), where illustrious stone inscriptions of eighteen famous Chinese calligraphists' factual writings are proudly displayed.
After that drive to the Chengkan Village, Chengkan is located on the south foot of Huangshan Mountain Scenic Area, which belongs to the list of World Natural and Cultural Heritage Site, and roughly has 15 kilometers far away from Yansi Town, the administrative center of Huizhou district. Chengkan is the hometown of two people of virtue and the No.1 village of Jiangnan region.
Drive to your hotel.
Today, you will meet your friendly tour guide and private driver at your hotel after breakfast,
Drive a few minutes and you will arrive at your first spot Tunxi Old Street, At the foot of Mt. Huangshan, at the bend of Xin'an River, lies the beautiful mountain town called "Tunxi ". which is dubbed as the flowing Qingming Scroll (also Along the River during the Qingming Festival), one of the tops ten Chinese traditional paintings. Similar to the Qingming Scroll which presents the lively local life, here in Tunxi Ancient Street, colorful bazaars of local features are displayed in front of your eyes. It is also listed as one of China's Top Ten Historical and Cultural Streets.
In this street, shoppers will enjoy the oldest stores in Huangshan City, some of which have been doing business for centuries.
You can buy some beautiful keepsake here, or find the local cuisine in this street by your own.
Next comes an interesting visit to Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory, Ink sticks produced in east China's Anhui Province are considered to be the finest in the world, and are called Hui Ink sticks. First opened in 1782 during the reign of Emperor Qianlong of Qing Dynasty, Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory is the oldest and most famous factory for Hui Ink in China, where visitors can see the whole working process of ink sticks.
The Highlight in Hu Kaiwen Ink-stick Factory
The Four Treasures of the Study, namely the brush, ink, paper and inkstone, are cultural carriers of traditional Chinese academy.
After the sightseeing in Hu kaiwen Ink-stick factory, Have lunch at the local restaurant.
Then head to the Xin'an River, Xin'an River stretches 200km long, showing her fascinating beauty by linking Mt. Huangshan area at its headstream and Qiandao Lake (a beautiful lake near Hangzhou) at its lower reaches.
The splendid landscapes of Xin'an River will certainly catch your eyes at first sight. The crystal clear water is always gently flowing, with Hui-style local houses standing on both sides.
The Highlight of Xin'an River
Sailing on the Xin'an River
Take a boat curise, you can feast your eyes on both the houses and their reflections on the water, with featuring white walls and grey tiles. The fir, bamboo and tea bushes, along with the loquat and orange forests on the hills extend as far as you can see, displaying a charming water landscape just like that in a beautiful Chinese painting.
After this 5 Days splendid huangshan tour, it’s time for departure. Your tour guide and driver will escort you to catch your train to Shanghai. When you arrive, taken back to your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement). Our service ends.
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