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Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town

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Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town
  • Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town
  • Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town
  • Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town
  • Ultimate All-Inclusive Day Tour: Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town

Tour Style:
Experience the enchantment of ancient China with a private day tour from Shanghai to Nanxun Water Town. Immerse yourself in its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage as you stroll through narrow lanes and visit traditional old houses preserved from ancient times. Accompanied by your knowledgeable tour guide, discover local customs untouched by modern life. Highlights include exploring scenic spots such as the tranquil Little Lotus Garden, the historic Baijian Lou, and the opulent former residence of Zhang Shiming, among others. This journey promises a glimpse into a bygone era, where each cobblestone street and ancient building tells a story of China's illustrious past.

Duration: 8-9 Hours

Little Lotus Garden, Baijian Lou, Liu's Garden, Zhangshiming's Former Residence

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Shanghai (based on your requirement)

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Shanghai - Nanxun Water Town
  • Today's Activities: Little Lotus Garden, Baijian Lou, Liu's Garden, Zhangshiming's Former Residence
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Your adventure begins with our professional guide greeting you at your Shanghai hotel or Shanghai train station, smiling warmly and holding a "Your Way Holiday" sign. From there, embark on a scenic 1.5-hour journey to Nanxun Water Town, nestled amidst the picturesque landscapes of eastern China. Along the way, our knowledgeable guide enriches your experience with fascinating insights into Nanxun's rich history and cultural significance, preparing you for an immersive exploration of this ancient town.

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Nestled within Nanxun Water Town, the enchanting Little Lotus Garden, once the private retreat of Liu Yong, a prosperous Qing Dynasty official and merchant, spans over 7,000 square meters. Centered around a tranquil lotus pond, adorned with meandering pathways and traditional Chinese architecture, this expansive garden offers you a serene glimpse into Nanxun's aristocratic lifestyle. Guides at the Little Lotus Garden provide insightful tours, detailing the garden's historical significance and architectural features. You can witness the meticulous process of crafting Chinese writing brushes, an ancient art preserved within these serene surroundings. Engage in creating your own brush, enriching your understanding of traditional Chinese craftsmanship and cultural traditions.


Adjacent to Little Lotus Garden stands Baijian Lou, also known as the "100 houses complex," a testament to Nanxun's architectural heritage from the Ming Dynasty. Stretching 400 meters along the canal, these well-preserved tenement dwellings feature distinctive white walls and black-tiled roofs, offering you rare insights into Nanxun's past. As you wander through Baijian Lou's tranquil waterside setting and admire its ancient charm, you'll feel transported to a bygone era of South China's prosperous silk trade. Your guide will enrich your experience with stories of this historical site, ensuring you appreciate its timelessness and cultural significance.


After exploring Baijian Lou, it's time to savor Nanxun's renowned local cuisine. Delight in a traditional lunch featuring specialties like Shuangjiao noodles, known for their smooth texture and flavorful broth. Pair this with the sweet delicacy of Meihua cake, a local favorite made from glutinous rice flour and sweet osmanthus. Enjoying these dishes amidst the historical charm of Nanxun Water Town adds a deliciously authentic touch to your cultural journey.


In Nanxun, Liu's Garden, also known as Hong Fangzi (Red House), stands out as a testament to cultural fusion. Built by Liu Ansheng, son of Liu Yong, this private residence beautifully blends Chinese and Western architectural styles amidst expansive gardens. As you explore, you'll encounter the intricate art of Chinese block printing, an ancient technique that adds depth to the cultural experience. The serene surroundings of Liu's Garden not only reflect Nanxun's historical prosperity but also showcase its artistic sophistication, revealing centuries-old exchanges between East and West. During your visit, our guides are here to enhance your understanding, offering insights into the rich history and unique architectural features that define this remarkable site.


Zhang Shiming's Former Residence, built during the Qing Dynasty from 1889 to 1906, stands as a pinnacle of Nanxun's architectural grandeur. When you visit, you'll marvel at its blend of traditional Jiangnan style and Western influences. The mansion, one of the top private residences in Jiangnan, features Western ballrooms alongside Confucian family altars, offering a glimpse into both luxury and cultural traditions of the era. Preserved in its original form, the residence vividly portrays Nanxun's historical role in trade and cultural exchange. As you explore, imagine the bustling trade that shaped Nanxun's unique cultural landscape, filled with Western luxury goods and local craftsmanship. Your guide will enrich your experience with insights into the mansion's history, detailing its significance in local history and its architectural elements that reflect a time of cultural flourishing.


Once you've finished exploring the main attractions, we encourage you to venture off the beaten path and explore Nanxun Water Town independently. Wander through the maze of ancient alleyways lined with preserved Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture. You can peek into traditional courtyard homes now converted into museums or boutique shops, offering a glimpse into Nanxun's rich history and artistic heritage.

Reflect on these historical and cultural landmarks as you relax on your return journey to your Shanghai hotel or train station. Embrace the rich tapestry of ancient China's legacy preserved within Nanxun Water Town, where each stone bridge and tranquil canal whispers stories of dynasties past. From the elegant gardens of the Little Lotus Garden to the grandeur of Zhang Shiming's Former Residence, every corner unveils the intricate blend of traditional Jiangnan architecture and Western influences.

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1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.

Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not covered by the tour fees.

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