Yangtze River Delta, geographically combining metropolis Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, is one of the most developed regions in China. In addition to the convenient traffic condition and superior accommodation, it attracts numerous domestic and international travel-lovers with its charming night view, classical gardens, poetic water towns, tasty food and an assembly of Chinese traditional culture. You could not only savor the beauty of Yangtze Delta peacefully, but also have great activities like cruise, biking, photography, and watching unique performance (Light and Music Shows, Acrobatic Show, Kunqu Opera...). Of course, lots of pleasant surprises are available for kids as well.
Brief Yangtze Delta Travel Guide
Water Towns: Zhujiajiao Ancient Town, Fengjing Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Xitang Water Town, Zhouzhuang Water Town, Tongli Water Town...
Classical Gardens: Yu Garden, Humble Administrator’s Garden, Lingering Garden, Master of the Nets Garden, Lion Grove Garden, Blue Wave Pavilion...
Natural Scenery: West Lake, Yuantouzhu, Longjing Tea Plantations, Xixi Wetland Park, Tiger Hill, Mt. Putuoshan...
Museums: Shanghai Museum, Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition, Nanjing Museum, Suzhou Museum, Suzhou Silk Museum...
Performance and Shows: Shanghai Acrobatics Shows, “Most Memorable is Hangzhou” Show, Music & Light Shows in Hangzhou, Kunqu Opera
Silk Culture: China National Silk Museum, Suzhou Silk Museum, Suzhou No.1 Factory.
Tea Culture: Longjing Tea Plantations, China National Tea Museum.
Buddhsit Culture: Jade Buddha Temple, Lingyin Temple, Mt. Puotuoshan, Lingshan Grand Buddha.
Cruise: Huangpu River Cruise, West Lake Cruise, Suzhou Grand Canal Cruise, Shantang Ancient Street Cruise, ancient towns cruise...
Food: Soup Dumpling, Fried Bun, West Lake Fish in Vinegar Gravy, Braised Dongpo Pork, Fried Shrimps with Long Jing Tea, Beggars’ Chicken...
Main Transportation: Flight, high speed train, driving.
Accomodation: flexible choices from 5 star luxury hotels to cheap hostels in most destinations .
144-hour Visa-free travel: From Jan. 30, 2016, qualified travelers of 51 countries could travel among Shanghai, Jiangsu Province (Suzhou included) and Zhejiang Province (Hangzhou included) for 144 hours (6 days) without visa. Learn more about 144 Hours China Visa Free Transit >>
Top Destinations on Yangtze Delta Tourism Board
Among the two provinces and one metropolis, there are many tourist cities with splendid attractions to explore. Below are the top eight cities to travel. You could choose some or all of them to have a tailor-made tour. Discover now!
With architectural landmarks full of entertainments & arts, Shanghai is an attractive city where east meets west and past blends with present. It always acts as a popular gateway and must-go destination in China.
Hangzhou owns time-honored history, rich culture and beautiful landscape. It is a impressive city deserving a deep travel. Besides must-see West Lake, there are different stunning shows.
Suzhou was recorded in many Chinese literature for its delicate gardens, gentle silk and picturesque water towns. Walking into Suzhou means entering into a traditional scroll painting.
Cosmopolitan Nanjing, once served as China’s capital, always offers many fascinating museums and historical attractions which help you know China better. The natural landscape is splendid as well.
Huangshan is a home to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and a museum of Huizhou culture. In its world-famous attractions, both natural beauty and cultural landscape can be savored.
Putuoshan, a small island in Zhoushan Archipelago, enjoys lots of Buddhist sites and natural scenery. Featured activities include photography, swimming, hiking...
Just 50 km away from Suzhou, Wuxi is a glittery pearl of Taihu Lake presenting breathtaking waterscape and sacred Buddhist Land. Taking a cruise across Taihu Lake to the Fairy Island will be comfortable.
As one major harbor city in China, Ningbo develops shows many modern and prosperous scenes. You can’t miss Tianyi Pavilion - the oldest library in Asia and earliest private library in China.
Not-be-missed Attractions on Yangtze Delta Tourism Board
According to the feedbacks of international travelers, we listed Top Ten attractions in Yangtze River Delta. Each of them will give you a new feeling.
The Bund (Wai Tan)
Referred as “An Exhibition of International Architecture”, the Bund is the iconic landmark of Shanghai. It stands out both in daytime and at night with varying-style buildings.
All kinds of attractions can be found in here no matter which season you visit West Lake, it will offer you great refreshment and pleasure. Cruise and biking are the most recommended.
Humble Administrator’s Garden
Humble Administrator’s Garden is Suzhou’s largest garden in Suzhou and the architype of Chinese imperial gardens. It has well-designed pavilions, rockeries, corridors bridges, ...
Mt. Huangshan, also Yellow Mountain, is famous for the five wonders: odd-shaped pines, spectacular rocky peaks, sea of clouds, hot spring and winter snow.
Located in Suzhou, Zhouzhuang is regarded as the most elegant town in China. It is an accumulation of cobble lanes and old bridges and antique houses.
Yu Garden & Bazaar
Yu Garden is Shanghai’s most celebrated garden with captivating and changeful views. Its “dragon walls” with undulating tiled ridges are amazing.
Lingyin Temple is a peaceful Buddhist Temple hidden in the luxurious Forest. Its history can be traced to 1700 years ago. Uncountable Buddhist carvings can be found in nearby Feilai Peak.
Lingering Garden is a UNESCO-recognized Chinese Classical Garden with delicate designed architecture, featured shaped stones and idyllic scenery.
Wuzhen Water Town
Divided into East Scenic Zone and West Scenic Zone, Wuzhen Water Town preserves some ancient buildings and traditional folk customs.
Puotuoshan Mountain is the abode of Avalokitesvara and one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains. You can also admire pine groves, sandy beaches, grand temples...
Shanghai World Financial Center
Shanghai World Financial center (SWFC) is a super skyscraper standing in the heart of Lujiazui. Climbing to different floors, you will admire different view.
Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall
Nanjing Massacre Memorial Hall is a hall to memorize over 300,000 victims slaughtered by Japanese forces of Aggression during World War Ⅱ.
Most-read Articles on Yangtze Delta Tourism Board
The following are some available articles about attractions, culture, activities, visa, transportation etc. to guide you a better Yangtze Delta Tour.
Classical Gardens of Suzhou
Listed in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, Suzhou gardens recreate natural landscape in miniature. Check the top 10 and learn garden arts.
Travel Hangzhou or Suzhou
Suzhou and Hangzhou are the top 2 city destinations around Shanghai. Together, two cities have been praised as “heaven on earth” since hundreds and thousands of years ago.
Shanghai is the most dynamic city of China offering much for both kids and adults. Here are the most helpful ideas for family tour. You will have great fun undoubtedly.
Night Shows & Activities
Romantic Hangzhou is always ready to show its spectacular night view. The detailed information for Hangzhou night shows, musical fountain show and so on is listed here.
Hangzhou Food and Hangzhou Restaurants
As one of Eight Cuisines in China, Hangzhou food features in freshness and lightness. Learn the most welcomed food in the best restaurants and snacks streets.
If you want to record the most exquisite scenery in your camera, turn to Hangzhou and you won’t be disappointed. We have chosen the best places for you.
In Suzhou No.1 Factory, you will have a better understanding the history of silk and learn how silk is produced. Fine silk is also exhibited.
Reputed as the Green Queen and Golden Card, Longjing tea only grows in Hangzhou. Learn more about the history, legend and top plantations of Longjing Tea.
Originated from Kunshan in Suzhou, Kunqu Opera is an orchid in the garden of Chinese traditional culture and art. You will have a hearty visual and audio feast
144 Hours China Visa Free Transit
Qualified travelers of 51 countries could travel among Yangtze Delta (Shanghai, Jiangsu and Zhejiang) for 144 hours (6 days) without visa.
How to Plan Shanghai Hangzhou Tours
Because of the G20 Summit, Hangzhou catches the people’s eyes just as Shanghai. These tips will be helpful for your Shanghai Hangzhou Tours.
How to Plan Shanghai Suzhou Tours
It is popular to have a tour combing metropolis Shanghai and ancient Suzhou to enjoy distinctive scenery. Warm tips will make your travel easier.
Shanghai to Huangshan Transfer
With convenient transportation, many tourists are likely to transfer to Shanghai to Huangshan. Varied transportation is listed.
Shanghai High Speed Trains
Shanghai enjoys two railway stations used for high speed train. With frequent scheduled G-trains and D-trains, you can get to Shanghai easily and comfortably.
Hangzhou High Speed Trains
In Hangzhou East Train Station and Hangzhou Train Station, there are more than 170 bullet trains connecting Hangzhou with the major cities of China..
Suzhou High Speed Trains
High Speed Train is the most preferred transportation to start a Suzhou Tour. You can take one to Suzhou conveniently from Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Beijing, Nanjing...
Huangshan High Speed Trains
Tourists can get to Mt. Huang from Huangshan North Railway Station within 1 hour. As a result, taking a high speed train to Huangshan is popular. Check more information.
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Plan your Yangtze River Delta Tour
Most travelers travel to Yangtze Delta for different reasons and most of them usually do 3 ~ 6 days’ trip by visiting Shanghai, West lake, Suzhou gardens, water town... You can pick your favored tours from our classic and popular Yangtze Delta tour packages. If you have your own interest, like hiking, photography, cultural exploration, you can get a tailor-made Yangtze Delta tour from our professional travel consultant.
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