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      线路名称: 4 Days Hiking in Wuyuan County (the Most Picturesque Villages Area in China) from Shanghai, Villages to Visit: Qingyuan, Xiaoqi, Guankeng, Lingjiao, Sixi, Likeng
      天 数: 4天 
      往返交通: Bullet Train/Car 
      最后更新: 2020/2/3 
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      Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

      Escaping from hustle city to walk into the picturesque ancient paths, stroll and explore many remote ancient villages in the deep mountains is the exciting experience of our life. In this 4 days itinerary, tourists can hike on 2 ancient paths - both of them are the easy level hiking path, visit 6 ancient villages to enjoy the unique unforgettable natural beauty, profound history and culture there.


      Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

      Wuyuan County 

      Hiking from Qingyuan Village to Xiaoqi Village, and from Guankeng Village to Lingjiao Village, 

      Villages to be visited: 

      Ancient Qingyuan Village, Xiaoqi Village, Guankeng Village, Lingjiao Village, Xixi Village, Likeng Village.


      Experience in the Itinerary: 

      * Hiking 2 times from Qingyuan Village to Xiaoqi Village and from Guankeng Village to Lingjiao Village 

      * Enjoy the unique charming scenery in several charming remote villages. 

      * Accommodation in the local hostel in the deep mountains. 


      The Equipment hiker should bring: 

      - Hiking Shoes (Must Have)  

      - Clothes/Towel/Shower gel/Shampoo

      - Sun-glasses/Sun-cream  

      - Hiking Pole if you need


      Some Info about the Unique Huizhou Prefecture Culture:

      Including Wuyuan, Huizhou Prefecture in history was famous for its respectable businessmen who were mostly well educated with essence of Confucianism. The glory and splendor of Huizhou culture is based on the long-standing tradition of believing sincerely and following firmly what Confucianism said and advocated. Historically, the local residents of Huizhou almost immigrated from northern China due to the warfare and escaping from the natural or political calamity. They used to be the privileged families or classes and also had a superior or better education, which mainly featured the Confucianism. Hence, the lifestyle and value of life of theirs are engraved with philosophy of Confucianism. They kept the belief of reading and education from generation to generation even if their life became extraordinarily poorer. For hundreds of years, this belief became their automatic need in spirit. They maintained this tradition to learn themselves and also teach their next generation with their all-out efforts. So these people with blue blood continued their value up to today: Education of Confucianism and Brilliance of Commerce. No matter how poor they were, they never quitted the education, and they believed the knowledge of saints and the morality of individual were the basics of a mans growth and success. That is why they maintain Confucianism for many generations. To lead a better life and honor their ancestry, being a brilliant and successful merchant would be also an accepted alternative if they failed in being an official of government through imperial examination. But to be an individual, they strictly followed the regulations and thoughts of Confucianism, and this was nothing to do with their changing identities: officials or businessmen. In a way, to be a dependable and honorable man based on Confucianism is the root of their lifestyle and life philosophy.


      Moreover, the local residences comprised of different families with different family names also competed together. So for showing their superiority, they had a quite strong sense of clanism. Such an interior competition was also an objective promotion to the extension and improvement of Huizhou in culture and economy. Therefore, some won in the imperial examination and became the backbones of the country, and this surely was the pride and honor of whole family, and the whole town. Certainly, the most of the examinees concluded in failure, and this was the rule of imperial examinations, though in Ming and Qing Dyansties, a large number of Huizhou examinees won the imperial examination, but they were just a tiny part of the whole group of examination participants. Majority of losers had to think about their future. Due to the geographic inferiority of Huizhou, many people had to move out for living. There used to a saying: Seven parts belong to mountains, two water areas and one farmland(七山二水一分田). It is obvious that the severe short supply of farmland to the increased population. So the old local of Huizhou used to complain in a folk poem:"前世不修,生在徽州,十三四岁,往外一丢" (Due to the less self-cultivation in preexistence, and being born in Huizhou of this life is a penalty. At the age of 13or 14, the children had to leave hometown to live by themselves).


      Because of the strong sense of existence, these Huizhous people living outside of Huizhou worked quite harder than others. Plus their brilliance and well-built social interpersonal network based on "信(personal dependability)"and "义(personal loyalty)" of Confucianism, their business developed fantastically, and in Ming and Qing Dyansties, Huizhou businessmen extended nearly all over China, especially in some big cities like Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai, Suzhou, Yangzhou and Hangzhou. Some of them also became the high officials and the bosom friends of emperors like Hu Xueyan(boasting the red-crown businessman of Qing Dynasty ) and Jiang Chun(one of folk friends of Emperor Qianlong in Yangzhou). These Huizhou businessmen played the leading role of Chinese economic and business development for over 500 years. They were highly respected in the society; even some prime minister once married his daughter to a Huizhou businessman without any special official and family background. This was impossible in ancient time, so many experts of Huizhou regional culture always marvel at their achievements and think they always created the wonders or made the day-dream come true.


      Traditionally, the successful men had the habit to revisit their hometowns or share his achievements and happiness with locals of their hometowns. In China, we call it "衣锦还乡", literally means: return to hometown wearing the brocade-made clothes). These famous businessmen largely built the beautiful mansions, gardens, halls, pavilions or other gorgeous architectural complexes. These buildings are totally characterized of the local architectural style of Huizhou and they are the main representative of China’s outstanding ancient architectural culture and history. Today’s old streets of Huizhou still keep the original styles and become a highlighted part of Huizhou culture. Due to the sufficient fund support, they paid more attention to the detailed design or layout of architecture, and then Huizhou woodcarving art and Huizhou horticulture were tremendously improved. Though they were greatly successful, but they still thought they were partially unsatisfied, because in ancient China, businessmen were discriminated for they belonged to the lower level of classes, also the government had the policy of emphasizing the agriculture and lowering the commerce. For avoiding such an embarrassment and discrimination reaching to their next generation, they invested a lot to the education of their next generation, and then Huizhou education developed dramatically in nearly all the aspects, so the art of Huizhou represented by Xian Painting School(新安画派) was quite famous all over the country. What is more, many great figures appeared from Huizhou continually such as Zhu Xi(朱熹), the founder of neo-Confucianism and one of Saints of Confucianism in Chinese history; Bi Sheng(毕昇), the inventor of movable-type printing, one of Four Greatest Inventions of Ancient China; Hu Zongxian(胡宗宪), an authoritative official of Ming Dynasty; Dai Zhen(戴震), an authoritative scholar of Qing Dynasty; Zhan Tianyou(Jeme Tien Yow, 詹天佑), the most famous railway engineering expert of modern China and the designer and operator of China’s first railway: Beijing-Zhangjiakou Railway(京张铁路); Hu Shi(胡适) was the greatest reformer of Chinese new-culture movement and father of colloquial Chinese literature movement in the early 20th century;and Tao Xingzhi(陶行知), the greatest educationist of modern China. They were all the best witnesses of Huizhou education.


      Huizhou medicine was also quite unique and perfectly improved. These rich businessmen never considered the expenditure of traditional medicine study; on the contrary, they were willing to pay more to the development of medicine, for the improvement of medicine can help them live longer and healthier. These businessmen were also quite brilliant to show their uniqueness and advantages, so the tea culture of Huizhou represented by Maofeng Green Tea of Huangshan Mountain and Red Tea of Qimen, or Keemun Tea(祁门红茶), quickly welcomed at home and abroad. Maofeng Green Tea(毛峰绿茶) became the top representative of Chinese tea, and Red Tea of Qimen is internationally famous and authoritative. The history of tea culture of Huizhou is actually also as long as the history of Huizhou itself.


      The time-honored Four Treasures of Study (Brush, Ink, Paper and Inkstone) became more and more welcomed and famous around the world, and to a most degree to be the symbol of Chinese elite culture and traditional scholars culture. These local resources rewarded them many great deals and perfect reputations.


      Huizhou Cuisine is also famous as one of China Eight Top Cuisine. Before 1949, Huizhou Cuisine absolutely predominated in Shanghai and became the main cuisines in majority of Shanghai restaurants. Actually, the raw materials of Huizhou Cuisine are quite common and ordinary. But after the cooking procedure, it becomes quite delicious and tasteful.


      Huizhou Opera is the origin of Peking Opera, which was finally shaped when Four Famous Team of Huizhou Opera arrived in Beijing for commemorating the 6oth birthday of Emperor Qianlong. The leading figure was Cheng Changgeng(程长庚). Since then Peking opera on the basis of Huizhou opera was quickly popularized all around the country. Huizhou Opera is also a source of nutrition of development of Kunqu Opera.


      Huizhou Businessmen made a highlighted contribution to the internationalization of China’s business and development of regional culture. In Karl Marx’s masterpiece Capital, three Chinese businessmen were highly mentioned, and they were all from Huizhou, exactly, Wang Maoying, Hu Xueyan and Jiang Chun, three figures firstly as the representatives of China’s businessmen were widely known by westerners via this classic book of economics. Besides, Huizhou businessmen also made an unprecedented contribution to the cultural development of China, which is never surpassed by other reigional businessmen. Huizhou businessmen historically were the best and most authoritative representative of China in Ming and Qing Dynasties. They nearly mastered the whole China’s economic development tendency. Suzhou, Beijing, Yangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Shanghai were all their business centers. Today, a large number of the historical sites and cultural attractions of these cities like the White Pagoda of The Slender West Lake in Yangzhou and Huqingyu Medicine Hall of Hangzhou were all built by Huizhou Businessmen.

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      Go to the railway Station in Shanghai to take the bullet train from Shanghai to Wuyuan County Town in the morning by yourselves. After around 4 hours, you will arrive in Wuyuan. The local guide and driver will meet you at the Railway Station in Wuyuan County Town and accompany you to Qingyuan Village for around 1 hour car ride. After the leisure excursion in this old village, you can enjoy the local style dishes cooked with the food without any pollution and take rest in the hostel in the village. 


      Qingyuan Village: 

      Firstly built in Tang Dynasty over 1000 years ago, Qingyuan Village is in the shape of a Twin-body Ship and around 1km long. A little river runs through the village with 16 stone slab brides on it. The roads inside the village are all paved with stone. The old local style residential houses with their own characteristics are charming and attractive for every tourist. Outside of the village, there are 3 arch bridges built in Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).


      Not included in the quotation  Overnight at Qingyuan Village 

      Today you will begin your hiking from Qingyuan Village to Xiaoqi Village


      This hiking path is level or downhill, so it is very easy, not tired. The picturesque scenery around the path, some small old villages and quaint little pavilions on the path make this hiking a enjoyable experience. 


      After arriving at the ancient Xiaoqi Village, you will do sightseeing at Xiaoqi Village where your car and driver is waiting for you. 


      Then drive to Guankeng Village. Only after short ride, you will arrive at Guankeng Village and overnight the village. Enjoy the charming night at this remote small ancient village. 


      Hiking Path between Qingyuan Village to Xiaoqi Village 

      The length of the hiking path: around 10km, 

      The highest altitude of the path: 410m, 

      The lowest altitude of the path: 220m, 

      Normally it will take around 4 or 5 hours. (Some guide books say it only needs to take 3 hours. It is only the local peasant’s speed. And tourists will take some more time to enjoy the scenery and take photos. )  


      Xiaoqi Village

      Xiaoqi Village is firstly built around 1200 years ago and famed as "the No.1 Tea Culture Village in Wuyuan" and "National Level Ecological Demonstration Village". It is located at the intersection of Duanxin River and Xiaoqi River and divided to Upper Village and Lower Village. The buildings in the village were mainly built in Qing Dynasty (1644-1911 AD) in the unique local Huizhou style. The lanes in the village are zigzag and winding. The main attractions in the village are Jinshi Residence (Jingshi means former highest grade degree candidate in the royal national civil service examination), Dafu Residence (Dafu means grand master.), Ronglu Residence (Ronglu means grand and glorious.), Jiangs Family Ancestral Temple and some Pavilions and platforms.



      Not included in the quotation  Overnight at Guankeng Village 

      In the morning, do a quick sightseeing in this unsophisticated charming Guankeng Village. Then begin hiking today - from Guankeng Village to Lingjiao Village. It is around 8.5km and only need to take around 3-4 hours. 


      Lunch at Lingjiao Village. Then hop on your car for the ancient Sixi Village. It is only around 18km between these two villages.


      After the Sightseeing at the ancient Sixi Village, you will take the car again to Likeng Village


      Hiking Path between Guankeng Village to Lingjiao Village  

      The length of the hiking path: around 8.5km, 

      The highest altitude of the path: 690m, 

      The lowest altitude of the path: 300m, 

      Normally the hiking will take around 3 or 4 hours. 

      This is a standard hiking path and all of it was paved with stone slabs. With the peculiar and excellent natural landscape, profound historical and cultural connotations, it is the best preserved part of the ancient Hui-Rao Path (between Huizhou Prefecture and Raozhou Prefecture). Precious trees, charming streams and waterfalls accompany hikers all the way.


      Guankeng Village: 

      This ancient village was firstly built in 783 AD in the deep mountains near the border to Anhui Province. Now there are many ancient residential houses, temples, bridges in the village. It is not in the main tourist itineraries. So there are no many tourists here. This village still keeps it unsophisticated original charming features. Strolling in the village, tourists will indulge in the dreamy surroundings quite different from the hustle city we stay in. 


      Lingjiao Village:

      With limpid steam running through and many old dwellings, Lingjiao Village is a typical Huizhou style remote village located in the deep mountains. 



      Sixi Village: 

      The main ancient buildings in this ancient village were built in Late Ming and Early Qing Dynasty (in the 17th century). Now around 30 ancient buildings survive. Among them, the Jingxu Hall Complex is the best one. It is with courtyard, main hall, back hall, flower hall, kitchen and garden. The buildings are with exquisite carvings and fine design. The most famous are the 12 door panels with 96 Longevity Chinese characters which are in the hope of long life.


      Not included in the quotation  Overnight at Likeng Village 

      In the morning, enjoy the charming buildings and scenery in Likeng Village. Lunch in the village.  


      After completing the sightseeing in Likeng Village, get back to your car for Wuyuan County Town, relaxing on the comfortable seat to enjoying the breathtaking scenery outside the window. After around 20 minutes ride, you will arrive at Wuyuan County Town. Lunch there and get to the railway station. Say goodbye to your local guide and take train back to Shanghai.


      Likeng Ancient Village in Wuyuan County was originally built by the Li Family Clan, and is 12 km from Wuyuan County Town. It is famous for the Huizhou Style architecture which brings a peaceful and leisure atmosphere to people. The village used to be a prosperous and well-renowned merchant town and cultural hub. Set against the picturesque background of a river and a mountain range and surrounded by mountains and rivers, the Ming and Qing Dynasties architectures are built along the river. The white walls and the deep blue roofs decorated with stone roads and green trees. The arch bridges cross over the banks and are reflected into the river as a circle. All of these form a picturesque scenery. 



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      Single Room Supplement: CNY 450.

      * 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.


      Price includes:
      1. 2nd class seat train ticket between Shanghai to Wuyuan County.

      2. Four days private car with parking fee and highway fee in Wuyuan.
      3. Four days local private English speaking guide.
      4. Entrance ticket to the attractions as listed in the itinerary.
      5. 3 nights local home stay (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.


      No national guide.


      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.