Thousand-island Lake (Qiandao Lake) Scenery Tour
The Thousand-island Lake is located in Chun An County, the west suburb area to Hangzhou. It is famous for its 1078 green islands. The lake covers 10442 square kilometers territory. The water quality is good, and reaches the national standard I. The scenic area contains islands and peninsulas of various kinds of shapes and distributions. The part with fewer islands is open like ocean. The channels are winding and deep. The scenes are rich and colorful. The forest coverage is above 90% on the island, which gives the lake the reputation of “Green Thousand-island Lake”. It was approved to be National Forest Park in November 1986 by Ministry of Forestry of China. It is about a 2-hour ride from Hangzhou to Thousand-island Lake.
Cost: 370RMB Per Person, including admission, transportation and lunch.
Shao Xing Culture Attractions Tour
As one of the most famous historical cities, Shao Xing enjoys a long history, had numerous famous, beautiful scenes and various special products. It has the reputation of “a town known for its abundance of fish and rice and its historical relics; l”. According to the legend, in Xia Dynasty 4000 years ago, Yu, a legendary figure, had been to Shao Xing twice to have the big Flood controlled. His tomb has become the historical remain. During the Spring and Autumn and Warring State eras, Gou Jian, the king of Yue made Shao Xing his capital; during the period of revival (sleeping on fire wood and taste gallbladder), “Yue Chi” (The Pool of Yue) became the political and culture center of eastern China. In Han, Sui and Tang dynasties, Shao Xing was named differently as Ji Zhou, Wuzhou and Yue Zhou until Nan Song when the city was named as Shaoxing and kept till today. There have been many famous politicians, revolutionaries and writers throughout the history of Shaoxing such as Qiu Jin, Lu Xun, Cai Yuan Pei, Zhou Enlai and etc. Among those, the former residence of Lu Xun has become a Southern Style historical street block, a place to experience in real life the characters, scenery and life described in the great author’s work. Lanting, the sacred place for Chinese calligraphy, is also well known. (The famous calligrapher Wang Xizhi did his famous work “Lanting Xu” (the Preface of Lanting) in the place.)
Cost: 220RMB Per Person, including admission, transportation and lunch.
Wuzhen Old Town Scenic Tour
Wuzhen is a typical town in Yangtze River Delta, which reserved the complete scenes and patterns from late Qing Dynasty and Republican China era. The river functions as the street, the streets connect to the bridges. The houses are built along the rivers, the water and the town become one unified structure. All the above scenes are put together, making the unique southern style architecture elements of pavilions, bridges, slates covered lanes and residence of Mao Dun. It presents the idea of “Harmony is the beauty” in Chinese residential architectures, the harmonious beauty between natural environment and humanity and the fascination of space.
Cost: 230RMB Per Person, including admission, transportation and lunch.
杭州，素有“人间天堂之美誉 ”。著吊的意大利旅行家马可.波罗曾赞叹它为 “世界上最美丽华贵的天城”。杭州之美，首推湖山之秀。西子湖秀水盈盈，四季顾盼有情：春有柳浪之莺，夏有曲院之荷，秋有平湖之月，冬有断桥之雪。 杭州之美，又在文物之盛。从原始社会后期的良渚文化遗址，到秦置钱唐县，从吴越古都，到南宋故宫，沧海桑田，物换星移的历史，在杭州，在西湖，留下了历朝历代的摩崖石刻，美轮美奂的亭台楼阁，园林寺院。
Hangzhou Scenic Tour
Hangzhou has been known as “the Paradise in the human world”. The well-known Italian traveler Maco Polo praised Hangzhou as “the most beautiful and luxury city in the sky”. The beauty of lake and mountain tops the sceneries of Hangzhou. The water from Xizi Lake is sparkling; beautiful scenes are through the four seasons: oriole on wave of willow in spring, lotus in the winding courtyards (?) in summer , moon above the lake in autumn, snow of “Broken Bridge” (Duan Qiao) in winter. Another beauty of Hangzhou is the rich heritage. From liangzhu remains of late primitive society to Qiantang county of Qin Dynasty, from old capital of Wu Yue to Forbidden City of Southern Song Dynasty, the world is changing all the time., whichhas left Hangzhou and Western Lake the stone inscription on cliffs from all generations, gorgeous buildings and pavilions, gardens and temples.
Cost: 330RMB Per Person, including admission, transportation and lunch