CLASSICAL CHINA – 9 DAYS
Beijing, Hangzhou, Xitang, Suzhou, Shanghai
YOUR COUNTRY -SHANGHAI
Meeting at Athens airport and through an intermediate station we fly to Shanghai.
Arrival in Shanghai and check in in our hotel. The river chouangkpouseparates it in two parts, the old and the new one. Shanghai is ,nowadays , the economical capital and the biggest port of the country .Of course we will not miss the famous acrobatic show of Shanghai. Overnight.
Today we will visit by bus Suzhou, the city of water, rice and silk, which is built on 14 canals with 350 stone bridges and 12 big pagodas. It is acenter of great cultural importance. We will see the museum of silk and we will learn some secrets on the way they work on it and how they make fabrics and quilts .Later we will, enjoy our boating through the canals next to the rows of old houses.Overnight.
First we visit mandarine ‘s Yu gardens. They were constructed for Pan family and needed 18 years to be finished. Then we will continue to jade Buda ‘s temple .Here is stored the most beautiful, probably, statue of Buda in all Asia. At the end we go to the skyscraper ,Jin Mao Tower, 420,5 meters high.It is the second higher building in China.The view of the whole city from up there is unique.After that we go to Xitang, an ancient city of China in which 9 rivers are converged. There are no modern buildings but only architectural treasures made between 1300 and 1900 A.D.We will admire the small and very old houses in its narrow streets.Overnight in Hangzhou.
We start with a morning boating in the ideal lake Xihu,then we walk in the romantic botanic garden and later we see the beautiful plantations of green tea. Later we go to the airport and fly to Beijing.
We start our day by visiting the historical square of ‘ heavenlypeace’Tien An Men, the biggest square of the world. Here is the palace of Mao Che Tung, the parliament, the national museum etc.In this square , Mao announced in 1949 the creation of democracy of China.Then we will walk till the forbidden city.We visit choutongs, and we will be able to be acquaintanted with the traditional Beijing. Today ‘s final visit will be the Temple of Heaven,, the one and only circular building in China.
Great wall and Necropolis Sisanling
Arrival TO YOUR COUNTRY
PHOTOS FROM CHINA