8D6N Shanghai/Jiangnan Tour

TOUR ITINERARY:

DAY 1: KUALA LUMPUR / SHANGHAI (Dinner)
Assemble at KLIA International airport for your flight to the largest city of China - Shanghai, is well known both at home and from abroad not only as prosperous metropolis with rich cultural resources, but also for a number of new tourist attractions that have been developed in recent years. On arrival, our tour to Nanjing road - One of the two major commercial streets in Shanghai (in addition to Huai Hai Road), Nan Jing Road spans 5.5 kilometres east to west. Over 600 businesses on Nanjing road offer countless famous brands, superior quality, and new fashions. You can enjoy your shopping here with happiness.

DAY 2 : SHANGHAI / NANJING (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, depart to Nanjing - located at the eastern part of China, Nanjing is the capital of jiangsu Province which is developed in economy in China and an important central city on the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtse River. On arrival, visit Yangtze River Bridge which is 4.6km long, is an impressive construction in the northwest of the city. There are two decks; the upper level carries vehicles and passengers and the lower carries trains over the huge Yangtse River. Thereafter, tour to The Ming Tomb( Ming Xiaoling) are situated on the southern slope of Purple Mountain. Work on the tombs began even before the Emperor, Hong Wu (founder of the Ming dynasty) died in 1398. Then, visit to Yuhuatai which is a mound 60 meters high and 2 kilometers wide, lying 1 kilometer away from the Zhonghua (center) Gate. Legends says that there was once an accomplished monk in the Liang Dynasty who expounded the texts of Buddhism here. At night, you can have a nice shopping at The Confucius Temple (Fuzimiao). It was originally built during the Song Dynasty and is situated on the north bank of the Qinhuai River.

DAY 3 : NANJING / SUZHOU (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, transfer to Suzhou by coach. Suzhou is a well - known historical and cultural city, as well as a key scenic tourist one, and a coastal economic opening area. Upon arrival, visit to Hanshan Temple (Cold Mountain Temple) is located in Maple Bridge town in the west outskirts of Suzhou, only 1 kilometer west of the Lingering Garden. It was first built in the Tianjian period of the Liang Dynasty (502-557) with the name of Miaolita Yuan (Miaolita Temple). The temple used to be one of the ten most famous temples in China. The poem of "A Night Mooring by Maple Bridge" by Zhang Ji, a famous poet of the Tang dynasty, is so oft-quoted and widely loved that the poetic rhyme and the bell-tolling sounds have made the Hanshan Temple celebrated at home and abroad. Thereafter, proceed to Tiger Hill, known also as Surging Sea Hill, is a large hillock covering some14100 square metres (over three acres) and is 36 metres (118 feet) in height. Climbing the hill, you will find a number of historical sites some of which can be traced back over 2500 years to the founding of Suzhou. A famous Song Dynasty poet, Su Shi said, 'It is a lifelong pity if having visited Suzhou you did not visit Tiger Hill.' Thereafter, proceed to guanqian street, it got its name from the fact that it lies in front of Xuanmiao Guan (temple). Its formation has already had a history of more than 150 years up to this day.

DAY 4 : SUZHOU / HANGZHOU (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, visit liuyuan(lingering)Garden, was built in 1593, located at Liuyuan Road?which is the demonstration of gardens of Qing Dynasty?With an area of 23,310 sq.m.it is celebrated for its artistic way of dealing with the spaces between various kinds of architectural form. Thereafter, transfer to Hangzhou by coach which is the capital of Zhejiang Province. With a history that dates back 2,100 years, Hangzhou is one of China's six historical capital cities.

DAY 5 : HANGZHOU (Breakfast/Lunch)
After breakfast, tour to Yue Fei Temple which was built in honor of Yue Fei, a general of the Southern Song dynasty when the capital of China was in Hangzhou. He was falsely accused and executed at the behest of the Prime Minister, Qin Hui, in 1141. Thereafter, visit to Feilai Feng caves, the "Peak that flew from afar", contains hundreds of examples of Buddhist cave art dating from the 10th to the 14th centuries. After that, visit to Lingying Temple, commonly translated as "Temple of the Soul's Retreat" which is one of the largest and wealthiest temples in China. It was originally founded in 326 AD, but has been rebuilt no less than sixteen times since then. Thereafter, proceed to Xi Hu(West Lake) is one of China's top scenic site filled with numorous natural, cultural and historical scenaries.

DAY 6 : HANGZHOU/ ZHOUZHUANG (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
After breakfast, proceed to Zhouzhuang which is one of the most famous water townships in China, situated in Kunshan City which is only 30 kilometers (18 miles) southeast of Suzhou. It is noted for its profound cultural background, the well preserved ancient residential houses, the elegant watery views and the strong local colored traditions and customs. Upon arrival, we will experiance a boat ride and trishaw ride at Zhouzhuang. Thereafter, transfer back to Shanghai. Upon arrival, proceed to Nanpu Bridge. The NanPu Bridge was, when built, the longest span cable-stayed bridge in China, modelled on the Alex Fraser Bridge. After that, visit to the Bund which is an Anglo-Indian term for the embankment of a muddy waterfront, facing the river with its magnificent collection of European and Japanese colonial architecture, runs along the Huangpu River. Then, go up to Pudong's Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the new symbol of Shanghai. When the night is coming, under the reflection of multi-colored lamps, the slim and graceful demeanor is more fascinating. which in contrast to the sleepy Nanshi District, is bustling. The temple itself is serene and peaceful, however. Its stone arch marks the southeast entrance to this shopping district.

DAY 7 : SHANGHAI (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
Today, tour to YuFo Si Temple(the Jade Buddha Temple), boasting the second of the city's most important religious sites, is a monastery built in 1882 to enshrine two magnificent statues which had been brought from Burma. Each of these Buddha is carved from a single piece of white jade. Thereafter, visit to Yu Garden (Yuyuan), a classical garden south of the Yangtze with a history of over 400 years, created in the mid-16th century, towards the end of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Tonight, you will experience the famous opera show here with full of happiness.

DAY 8 : SHANGHAI / KUALA LUMPUR (Breakfast)
After breakfast, you can enjoy your shopping at XiangYang road till transfer to Shanghai Pudong International Airport return to Kuala Lumpur with sweet memories.

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