This 5 Days Relaxing Tour will takes you visit three renowned scenic sites including Guniujiang, a state-level nature reserve; Hongcun and Xidi Villages which are world cultural heritage site; and Huangshan Mountain, a world natural and cultural heritage. You will experience a leisure and relaxing local life in Huangshan area.
Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights
Guniujiang Scenic Resort, Hongcun and Xidi Village, Mt.Huangshan
Huangshan International Airport, Huangshan Bus Station, Huangshan Train Station
Huangshan International Airport, Huangshan Bus Station, Huangshan Train Station
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Upon your arrival at Huangshan, your personal guide will greet you at the airport (Huangshan Bus Station, Huangshan Train Station) holding the board with "Huangshan Private Tour" on it and escort you to your hotel.
Your private driver will be happy to help you put away your luggage. What you need to do is sitting back and relaxing in the car. Your guide will help you check in the hotel in the downtown Huangshan City and provide information you need.
After breakfast, drive you to the Guniujiang Scenic Resort, the Guniujiang Nature Reserve is 22 km from the county town of Shitai. In ancient times, it was called West Huangshan Mountain. Now it is a national nature reserve and a national geological park. The main peak is in the shape of a bull falling from the sky, hence the name Guniujiang (Guniu and jiang mean bull and falling respectively in Chinese). In autumn, the sky is clear and the air bracing. Huge arc lights with seven colors emerge over the peak, appearing indistinctly. This is the "Light of Buddha", a wonder in Guniujiang.
The nature reserve is divided into four scenic zones: The Prominent Peak, Queer Peaks, Shuanghekou and Longmen (Dragon Gate) scenic zones, featuring a combination of grand, unique, precipitous and elegant vistas.
After the sightseeing, drive you back to your hotel.
After breakfast, drive you to the Yixian county where Hongcun and Xidi are located.
First visit Hongcun Village, Hongcun is a wonderful place to visit, originated during Song Dynasty (960-1276), is praised as the most beautiful village in China.It is famous as the ancient village in the Chinese painting. Quite different from other traditional ancient villages in China, the layout,landscape, architectural form, decoration, and construction techniques all retain the original features Hongcun. The Following attractions you will visit as blew:
The crescent-like pond surrounded by several grand dwellings, reflection of the building in the water, like a painting. Therefor the Hongcun Village also known as "Chinese Village in Picture"
Sounth of lake
The village is peculiarly arranged in the shape of an ox: Leigang Hill is the head, and two towering old trees standing make the horns of the ox. Four bridges across the stream are the legs, while the houses of the village form the body. Inside this "body", the winding stream from the dam represents the intestines, Moon Pond is the stomach, and South Lake (Nanhu) is the belly.
Your lunch will be arranged at the local restaurant.
After lunch and a short rest drive to the nearby destination Xidi Village, Xidi Village is only about 10km from Hongcun and located 40km (25 miles) away from Huangshan Mountain.
Xidi Village was listed along with Hongcun Village as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in the year 2000. These two ancient villages are the most representative local-style residences in southern Anhui Province. Xidi was first built during the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD) and was originally called Xichuan (West River), because of the water courses flowing west through the village. With a history of over 900 years, Xidi Village is peaceful with a hidden charm to be discovered like in a fairy tale.
Upon arrivel, you can see its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life. It's said that, Xidi is a magnificent villager of imperial officers. It contributed about 130 government officials, some of whom were dignitaries in the imperial courts, during Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently, there are still 124 well-preserved ancient dwelling with unique style in the village. The Following attractions you will visit as below:
Hui Style Architecture
Its well-spaced houses with white walls, elegant decorations and black tiles are surrounded by mountains, which makes Xidi an ideal place for paint from life.
The ancient stone archway
The ancient stone archway at the entrance of Xidi Village is more than 400 years old and still in good condition. It is regarded as a masterpiece of Ming Dynasty's archways.
Drive you back to your hotel.
Get up early around 6:00 AM and after breakfast at your hotel, check out and deposit your suitcases in the hotel. You can collect it on your way back. Take your valuables, passport and a small bag or backpack for your overnight stay on the mountain.
Later, drive along Huangshan Expressway to Huangshan Mountain (1.5 hour-drive), Then change for the local green bus and continue to drive for about 15 minutes along the zigzag mountain road before you get to the bus station at Yungu where you will take the cable car from Yungu Station to the top of the mountain.
Upon arrival, you will first climbing the Shixin Peak to watch famous Mount Huangshan pines like the Black Tiger Pine, the Couple Pine, the Dragon Claw Pine and the Overlooking the Sea of Clouds Pine. You will also be able to view several oddly-shaped rocks like the Flower Growing out of A Writing Brush and Monkey Watching Sea of Clouds.
Move on to the Beginning-to-Believe Peak, 1668 meters above the sea level, is the fifteenth of the thirty-six minor peaks of Mount Huangshan. Its fancy name comes from this story. Many years ago someone wandered to this place on his way back from the Cloud Valley Temple and was immediately stunned by its unworldly landscape. He then improvised a couplet: "Inexplicable, unbelievable; admirable, no idea until arrival" The peak has many bizarre-shaped pines. As a saying goes, "One wont see the best of the Mount Huangshan pines until they come to the Begin-to-Believe Peak".
Enjoy lunch on top of the mountain. (at your own expense)
After lunch Visit Xihai Grand Canyon, it is a newly-developed scenic area open to public on May, 2001. Covering the most prime scenery of Xihai Scenic Area (Western part of Huangshan Scenic Area), it starts at Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, linking White Cloud Area at Fairy-walking Bridge, and creating a breath-taking circular sightseeing route. Within its 25 square kilometers, there are many unique rock formations, such as Upside-down Boot, Lady Playing Piano, Dog Watching Sky, Man Walking on Stilt, and fantastic peaks; Archway Peak, Nine-dragon Peak, Double Bamboo Shoot Peak, Stone-bed Peak, Stone-pillar Peak and Pine Forest Peak, just to name a few. Lush pines abound in the area and the large historic ones have names.
In the evening you will enjoy the sunset from the Cloud Dispelling Pavilion. Stay overnight at the summit.
Whether you are lucky to see the sunrise with your guide will be decided by the weather.
Then Visit: The Lion Peak, A monkey gaping at the sea, The flower grown out of a writing brush rock, etc.
After lunch start to descend the mountain by foot or you can take Yungu cable car at your own expense: CNY 80/pp
Return to Huangshan city. Takes you to the Huangshan train station or your designal place.
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