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Itinerary Name: 3 Days Tour to Mt. Tiantai, Guoqing Temple, Mt. Xianju, Yong An Stream Drifting and Ancient Potan Town from Shanghai
Day 1
Shanghai-Tiantai County
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:Overnight at Tiantai Couty

Your private guide and driver will be on time and wait for you at your address in Shanghai and drive to Tiantai County, Zhejiang Province in the morning (Tiantai means "a constellation named Tai in sky"). After 320km/5 hours drive, you will arrive at Tiantai County. After lunch, you will visit Guoqing Temple at the foot of Mt. Tiantai. Rebuilt in 1734, this temple is one of the best preserved large temples in China. It is the cradle of the Tiantai Sect of Buddhism, the first truly Chinese system of the Buddha’s teachings created by Master Zhiyi, who also designed the temple.

 

Afterwards you will visit Shiliang Waterfall in Mt. Tiantai near Guoqing Temple. A stone beam spans two steep cliffs, ranges from 19 centimeters wide at the narrowest and to about 48 centimeters at the widest point. The waterfall plummets 30 meters into a deep pool with a thundering roar. The sight is magnificent.

   

As the day draws to an end, check in the hotel at Tiantai County.

Day 2
Tiantai County to Xianju County
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:Overnight at Xianju County

In the morning, you will drive from Tiantai County to Mt. Xianju in Xianju County (Celestial Being Stay) (around 110km/2h). Sightseeing at Mt. Xianju (cable car up and down the mountain).

 

Xianju, means Celestial Being Stay, is a county around 80km to the south of Tiantai County. It is so named because of its fairyland like scenery. This mountain area is famous for its grotesque peaks, deep and serene valleys, picturesque forests, spectacular waterfalls. Legend says celestial beings chose here as their land for its picturesque mythical landscape.

 

Day 3
Tour in Xianju County. Drive back to Shanghai
Meal:Not included in the quotation
Hotel:No

The tour today will begin with the drifting along Yongan Stream. The stream is as long as 7.68km. Here the crystal water is clear to bottom. Hills on both sides of the stream are green and charming. Sitting on the bamboo raft, flowing on the stream gently, sometimes rapidly over shoals, tourists would get away from the noise and pollution of the city and indulge in the carefree, snug and quiet atmosphere in the crystal water, blue sky, green mountains surroundings. 

 

Afterwards, you will visit the ancient Potan Town. The natural beauty of the town is indescribable. Ancient cobbled streets, 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.  

 

After a relaxing day in Xianju, sit back and enjoy a scenic drive back to Shanghai (355 km / 5 hours)