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      线路名称: 2 Days South China Water Town Tour (C) - Luzhi Town & Mudu Town from Shanghai
      天 数: 2天 
      往返交通: Car 
      最后更新: 2019/7/14 
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      Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

      Luzhi Town:

      Baoshen Temple with the famous 9 Clay Wall-Sculptures of Arhats (the master pieces represent the highest achievements of the ancient sculptures arts in China), The Tomb of Tang Dynasty Poet Lu Guimong with Fare Breeze Pavilion and two of his hand planted ginkgo trees, Wansheng Rice Shop, Ye Shengtao’s Memorial Hall (Ye Shengtao is one of the most famous writer and educator in modern China), Wang Tao’s Memorial Hall (Wang Tao is a famous thinker around 100 years ago), Family Shao’s House, Family Shen’s House (Water Town Cloth Museum), Water Town Farm Implements Museum, Cultural Park of the Southern Yangtze River.

       

      Mudu Town (Ancient Town of Gardens):
      Yans Garden, Hongyin Mountain Villa, Ancient Pine Garden, Bangyan Residence.

       

      Experience in the Itinerary:

      * Explore the picturesque narrow canals, little streets with cobbled street stone or slates, bridges arching over canals and visit the ancient houses, charming gardens in these two towns. Enjoy this completely different world from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai.  

      * Indulging yourself in the picturesque scenery of the bridges and rivers with green trees, ancient simple but graceful buildings. Appreciate the peaceful atmosphere there and feel the magic power of water.

       

      Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

      Having a tour to ancient towns and villages in China would be a very special experience for who wanna escaping from the over-noising city and long for a vacation that can free oneself in peace. China Ancient Town Tours here selects well-arranged tour packages to famous water towns and ancient villages, aims to provide you opportunities to explore those towns, which well keep their unique customs and culture. You can visit the famous water towns to appreciate their peaceful atmosphere there and feel the magic power of water. 

       

      The natural beauty of the town is indescribable. Old stone bridges, limpid water, old trees and old-style dwellings, as well as the local costumes and local food, create an ideal civilized, rich, pastoral and harmonious environment. A walk in the ancient town is said to be a walk into history frozen in time, tranquil and serene. 

       

      Tourists can enjoy two of the most charming southern China water towns in this itinerary – Luzhi and Mudu. Luzhi is renowned for its ancient relics such as the Baosheng Temple, built in 503 AD, is home to nine well preserved Buddhist clay sculptures made in Tang Dynasty, some 1000 years ago, and numerous bridges. The one square kilometer (0.38 square miles) town proper once had 72 stone arched bridges built in Song Dynasty(960-1279 AD), Yuan Dynasty(1206-1368 AD), Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). Mudu is famous as the Ancient Town of Gardens in China.


      You can find the situation of the famous ancient Water Towns near Shanghai in Yangtze River Delta at this map,

      6 Most Famous Water Towns:
      Wuzhen, Nanxun, Xitang, Tongli, Luzhi, Zhouzhuang

       

      Some other Water Towns in this area:

      Zhujiajiao, Jinxi, Mudu, Luxiang, Huishan. 

       

      In 2003,the protecting project of the Yangtze River Water Towns (including Zhouzhuang, Tongli, Luzhi, Nanxun, Wuzhen and Xitang) was granted the Award of Distinction by the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards for Culture Heritage Conservation. It has helped make the project a model for repairing and conserving other cultural relics. By car, you can easily take one day tour to any one of these towns from Shanghai.

       

      These small towns, with their black tiled, oil-painted timber framework houses, that contrast sharply with its white walls and gray flagging, brings to mind a Chinese ink and wash painting. The rivers running through the town were once the main means of transportation for local people, but these days is little used, other than for festive celebrations, when bulk cargo is shipped in. The window sills of the houses on the banks of the river are further extended with boards, on which flowers, plants and bonsai bloom in the warm sunshine, adding a touch of life and color to this tranquil, old style towns.

       

      There are many well-preserved Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) buildings in these towns, formerly the homes of those rich enough to escape the social turbulence of centuries past. They chose these towns as the place to build their homes for its out-of-the-way location and convenient transportation, the same reasons these towns retains such an authentic feeling today.

       

      Go to Water Towns around Shanghai, looking for peace in your heart...

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      D1

      Your guide and drier will meet you at your address and escort you to Luzhi Town which is 75km / 1h15m drive to the west of Shanghai. You will visit Baoshen Temple with the famous 9 Clay Wall-Sculptures of Arhats (the master pieces represent the highest achievements of the ancient sculptures arts in China), The Tomb of Tang Dynasty Poet Lu Guimong with Fare Breeze Pavilion and two of his hand planted ginkgo trees. Then walking on the narrow street along the river, you will get to Wansheng Rice Shop, Ye Shengtao’s Memorial Hall (Ye Shengtao is one of the most famous writer and educator in modern China), Wang Tao’s Memorial Hall (Wang Tao is a famous thinker around 100 years ago), Family Shao’s House, Family Shen’s House (Water Town Cloth Museum), Water Town Farm Implements Museum, Cultural Park of the Southern Yangtze River

       

      Overnight at Luzhi Town         

         

      Watercauses inside Luzhi Town

         

      Clay Wall-Sculptures of Arhats in Baoshen Temple

      Luzhi, another famous ancient water town which is 1.04 s.km large and only 14km to the north of Jinxi, and around 75km / 1h15m drive to the west of Shanghai, is not only famous for abundant water, bridges, lanes, historic houses, and celebrities, but also well-known for its 9 Clay Wall-Sculptures of Arhats and the clothing of women in the water town.       

       

      Luzhi, generally viewed as the peer of the ancient Suzhou City, is rare for its distinct history of 2,500 years in the entire southern Yangtze River. It was originated in the Spring and Autumn Annals, stretched during the Han Dynasty, flourished in the Wei and Jin Dynasty (229-581 AD), and bloomed in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911 AD). Luzhi accumulated water to form the town, where the water was silhouetted against bridges, 41 of which are still reserved along the river way of 5.6 kilometers. The size, form, and various styles of the bridges have been developed as "the town of water and the center of bridges", and thus called as "the museum of ancient Chinese bridges" by the famous bridge expert, Yisheng Mao. The ancient town consists of 10 main streets, 69 ancient lanes, and a large number of well-preserved houses and buildings built in Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911 AD). Among those houses, the wealthy merchants’ mansions such as Family Xiao’s House, Family Shen’s House, demonstrate delicate building styles and elaborate carvings.       

       

      More about Luzhi Town at its official website: http://www.luzhi.com.cn/  

      Not included in the quotation  Overnight at Luzhi Town 
      D2


      Drive from Luzhi to Mudu in the morning, 36 KM / 50 Minutes. Tour and lunch at Mudu Town. In Mudu Town, tourist will visit Yan’s Garden, Hongyin Mountain Villa, Ancient Pine Garden, Bangyan Residence (Bangyan is the title conferred on the one who won the second place in the highest imperial examination in the Ming and Qing Dynasties)

       

      As the day draws to an end, tourist will drive back to Shanghai, It is around 2 hours on the way.

       

      Mudu Town:      

      Located to the southwest of the Suzhou City and surrounded by quiet, delicate landscape and connected to the Taihu Lake (the 2nd biggest freshwater lake in China) through lots of waterways, wins a good reputation of superb grace and elegance. Two clear and charming rivers, Xiangxi River and Xujiang River, wind their ways through the peaceful and beautiful town. With breathtaking scenery and abundant natural resources, circled by a number of mountains, such as Tianping, Lingyan, Qizi and Lion mountains, hence the name "Treasure Bowl".      

       

      Mudu Town embraces green hills, clear waters, small bridges, running rivers, private gardens and a number of former residences of famous personages. Therefore, the Mudu Scenic Zone ranks first in the 13 scenic zones by Taihu Lake. As the only old town of gardens in China, Mudu had over 30 private gardens built in the Ming and Qing dynasties, and some of them are now open to the public, such as the Yan’s Garden, Hongyin Mountain Villa, Ancient Pine Garden, Bangyan (title conferred on the one who won the second place in the highest imperial examination in the Ming and Qing Dynasties) Residence, and Lingyan Mountain Villa.     The

       

      Yan’s Garden:

      With an area of about 10,000 sq m, the Yans Garden is well designed and meticulously constructed. All the structures in the garden are delicate, exquisite, secluded, graceful and restrained, displaying the designers unusual ingenuity in garden construction. Professor Liu Dunzhen, a renowned architect, named it the "masterpiece in the gardens in the Yangtze River Delta". 

       

      Hongyin Mountain Villa:        

      A famous private garden built during the Qianlong reign (1736-1795) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), the Hongyin Mountain Villa covers a wide area and boasts gorgeous buildings. Its beautiful landscapes of streams, ponds, pavilions, flowers and trees are much better as compared with those in other gardens. It is once the temporary dwelling for Emperor Qianlong in Qing Dynasty. Now it treasures up to 20 original imperial edicts of Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD), which are especially rare.

       

      Ancient Pine Garden:

      This garden used to be the residence of Cai Shaoyu, a wealthy man of Mudu in the late Qing Dynasty. A building in the garden is beautiful and meticulously carved, which matches the Carved Building in Dongshan Mountain in Dongting. Legend has it that they were built by the same artist, hence the name the South-North Sisters Carved Buildings.             

       

      Bangyan Mansion (Bangyan is the second at imperial examinations in the ancient times.)          

      It is the former residence of Feng Guifen, a famous political essayist of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD). The house holds three treasures of South China: a woodcarving (an upside down flower basket); a gateway arch built with carved bricks; and a stone carving All Lives Begin to Waken and Grow in the Times of Prosperity. 

       

      More detail about Mudu at its official website: http://www.mudu.com.cn/ 

         
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      Single Room Supplement: CNY 275

      * For 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together.

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      Price includes:

      1. Two days private car with parking fee and highway fee.
      2. Two days private English speaking guide from Shanghai.
      3. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary. 

      4. 4-star standard hotel (2 people stay in one room)

      * But for 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together, there will be one person staying in one room. So the single room supplement will be added on the above quotation for one person if 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 people travel together. 

      5. Tour accident insurance.  

       

      Price excludes:

      Lunch & dinner (Please ask the guide & driver to take the meal with you.)

      Personal expenses such as drinks, shopping..
       

      * Tips is highly appreciated but not requested.
       

      Please Note:  

      1. Child under the age of 12 may have discount. 

      2. This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan. 

      3. The tour itinerary described above may change or cancel because of force majeure. If because of force majeure or any conditions and/or situation which are not under the control of Shanghai Elite Tours happens (such as the problem of airlines, train, ship, public bus and any other public traffic means, the sudden change of weather, temporary road problem…) and/or accidental situation such as tourists will endanger the personal safety and property safety problem, and/or any other accidental situation which are unforeseen, unavoidable and insurmountable by Shanghai Elite Tours, this tour can not be accomplished as scheduled, Shanghai Elite Tours will not bear the responsibility.

      4. The sequence of the activities in the itinerary maybe will be changed according to the situation.

      5. In principle, the working hour of the driver and guide (include meal time) is not over 10 hours. (except the service time in the itinerary is listed to be over 10 hours).  

      The car can only be used according to the itinerary listed in the itinerary.

      6. Tourists must bring their passport (for foreign tourist) or Chinese ID card (for local Chinese) in the tour.

      7. Tourists should pay attention to the safety during the tour and the during the time when tourists arrange the activities themselves (such as during the meal time, shopping time, rest time, go to toilet and taking bath at hotel and so on…).

      8. Shanghai Elite Tours is NOT a medical institution, and can only provide the tour and/or trip and/or conference service (if any). Every tourist should also know the health situation of them own, and tourists should guarantee their health condition can meet the needs of this tour. 

      9. Guide and/or driver represent Shanghai Elite Tours only when the guide and/or driver serve tourists according to the Itinerary. If tourist asks guide and/or driver to add more service item and this kind of item does not been approved by Travel Service Company in written form, Travel Service Company will not take any responsibility to the added item.

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