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3 Days Shanghai & Fengjing Water Town Tour

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Fengjing Water Town is the township in Shanghai on the list of Historic Towns of China where you can enjoy paintings created by local peasants. Why not lose some time in this paint-like ancient town to chase the peace of our minds and catch the really highlights in Shanghai City?

Highlights of this tour

  • Get atop to 474 meters to have a panoramic view of the whole Shanghai city and Huangpu River;
  • Wander into the picturesque Fengjing Ancient Town to enjoy Jinshan Peasant Paintings as well as Ding Cong's cartoon works;
  • Stroll leisurely in the exquisite Jiangnan Garden and taste delicious snacks in its nearby bazaar;
  • Appreciate the national treasure Da Ke Ding in Shanghai Museum and know China’s history about 3,000 years ago.

Basic Trip Information

Travel Route:
Shanghai
Travel Length:
3 Days & 2 Nights
Tour Code:
CD-SFJ-03
Group Size:
You, your family, friends or group
Experience:
ArchitectureCulturePhotograph
Departure:
Any day you want

Full Itinerary Day by day

Day 1 Shanghai Arrival

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Ni Hao! Welcome to Shanghai, the biggest metropolis of China!

Upon arrival, you will be met by local tour guide at the arrival hall of the airport/train station/port and escorted to check in your hotel in downtown by a private comfortable vehicle. The rest of today is on your own to relax. If you want to explore nearby, feel free to get some practical suggestions from your tour guide.

Optional Activity - Attend an entertaining Acrobatic Show, including breathtaking “balls of death” acts, chair balancing, hula hoops, juggling of benches, walking in the air, and other breathtaking performances (usually performed during 19:30~21:00).

Arrival Ideas: At present, there are many international and many domestic flights to and from Shanghai. Also, you can arrive in Shanghai city by taking a high speed train from Beijing (5-6hrs), Xian (6-7hrs), Hangzhou (1hrs), Suzhou (30mins), Huangshan (4hrs), and so on.

Shanghai Night
Day 2 Shanghai ( B, L )

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You will take a full day of sightseeing to explore both the past and present of Shanghai. Your first stop is Shanghai Museum, one of the Best Four Museums in China. This modern museum, with a round top and a square base which symbolizing the ancient Chinese perception of the world as "round sky, square earth", has collected many international-standard exhibits of bronzes, paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, ceramics, jade from more than 5,000 years ago to the Qing dynasty. Then you will take an interesting visit to Yu Garden, a shining star among all the ancient Chinese gardens in Jiangnan. This garden fully embodies the traditional design of Chinese architecture with jagged pavilions with elegant decorations, glittering pools with roving fish, and pine trees sprouting to the sky, all designed to refresh your mood and spirit. Adjacent to the garden is the Yuyuan Bazaar where you can savor tasteful local snacks and explore elaborate traditional Chinese handicrafts and art works. Next, you will drive several kilometers to enjoy a panoramic view of the modern face of Shanghai from the 100th floor (474m) of “the Eye of Shanghai” Shanghai World Financial Center.

You will then be transferred to another popular landmark of Shanghai, Nanjing Road, a shopping paradise as well as a great place to take a wonderful walk to experience the modern atmosphere of the City. Lastly, you will stop at the Bund, originally a simple towpath for transporting goods but now transformed into a feverish trading district. You will stroll along the Bund, seeing and feeling the perfect fusion of Chinese and Western cultures while at the same time taking in the stunning Shanghai skyline with your own eyes!

Optional Activity - Take a relaxing Huangpu River night cruise to see the city’s most significant edifices and streets sparkling under the atmospheric cover of darkness (about 50 minutes).

Beautiful The BundShanghai MuseumYu Garden
Day 3 Shanghai - Fengjing Ancient Town - Shanghai Departure (B)

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After breakfast, an hour’s drive will take you away from the city’s hustle and bustle and you’ll visit Fengjing Ancient Town which is the center for Jinshan Peasant Painting, as well as the birthplace of the Cartoonist Ding Cong. 

With a history of more than 1500 years, Fengjing Ancient Town is the typical Jiangnan water town with elegant waters, old bridges, old streets and Ming and Qing ancient buildings. Your trip starts with old Memorial Archway which was the divide of Jiangsu and Zhejiang Province in history, and wander to the Yuan-dynasty Zhihe Bridge - the oldest bridge of the town. Move forward to the exquisite Sanbai Garden to hear legendary stories about the owner Chen Shunyu, visit Lv Jiren Gallery with twelve paintings vividly showed the folk life of Fengjing, and also pay a visit to the Exhibition Hall of Peasant Painting with lots of artworks. Stroll along the old North Street and appreciate beautiful handcrafts made by the locals, be followed your step to know some Taoism by visiting Shiwang Temple, a Taoist site built in 1579. You won’t miss Ding Cong Cartoon Exhibition Hall with lots of portrait, illustration, satire works…Here, you’ll fully enjoy painting-like water town scenery and as well as folk customs.

After the water town tour, your guide and driver will escort you to the airport, railway station or port for your flight / train / cruise to your next destination.

Fengjing Jinshan Peasant Painting Be Intoxicated by the Old Fengjing Water Town

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Lingering Garden Spring
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the Forbidden City Overall View

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