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Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour

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Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour
  • Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour
  • Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour
  • Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour
  • Hangzhou to Nanxun Water Town Discovery Day Tour

Tour Style:
Nanxun Water Town shares the typical features of other southern water towns: arched bridges, canals, narrow lanes, and old houses. Silk was the product which brought enormous fortune to merchants in the town. If you're longing for the magic of ancient China, take a trip to Nanxun water town back in time from Hangzhou on this private one day tour.

Duration: 6-8 Hours

Attractions(Cities):
Nanxun Water Town

Pick-up point:
Hangzhou train station, your hotel in Hangzhou

Finishing point:
Hangzhou train station, your hotel in Hangzhou

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your requirements in your inquiry)

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Little Lotus Garden,take a boat along the canal,the Former Residence of Zhang Shiming,the Former Residence of the Liu, Baijian Lou
  • Accommodation: N/A
  • Meal: N/A

Your exploration of the enchanting Nanxun Water Town starts with a convenient pickup from your Hangzhou hotel or the Hangzhou Train Station by our experienced local guide and driver. The journey to Nanxun takes approximately 1.5 hours, during which you can relax and prepare to step back in time into one of the less commercialized ancient water towns in the region.

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Upon arrival at Nanxun, your exploration begins at the Little Lotus Garden, a symbol of opulence and aesthetic refinement established in 1885 by Liu Liansuo, reputedly the wealthiest man of the Qing Dynasty. This meticulously designed garden spans several acres, featuring a variety of beautiful pavilions, serene lotus ponds, and winding pathways. Each corner of the garden offers a new perspective on classical Chinese garden design, with its harmonious blend of nature and architecture that invites contemplation and admiration. During July and August, the garden reaches its full splendor with blooming lotuses, creating a mesmerizing spectacle of colors and fragrances. Your guide will enhance your experience with rich narratives about the garden’s creation, its historical significance, and the fascinating life of its founder.

NanxunNanxun Lotus garden

Continue your tour to the Former Residence of Zhang Shiming, an architectural masterpiece that seamlessly integrates traditional Chinese and European architectural elements. This sprawling estate covers 6500 square meters and is distinguished by its luxurious interiors, detailed carvings, and stately rooms, each telling a story of the lavish lifestyles led by Nanxun's elite. The residence, often referred to as "the first house south of the Yangtze River," offers a unique insight into the cultural and architectural advancements of the time. As you explore the various chambers and halls, your guide will provide a detailed commentary on the fusion of architectural styles, the artistry of the sculptures, and the historical context that influenced its design.

ZhangshimingZhangshiming nanxun

Next, visit the Former Residence of the Liu family, another monumental site in Nanxun. Constructed in 1908, this residence showcases the aesthetic preferences and wealth of Nanxun's affluent class during the late Qing dynasty. The building features a combination of Western and Chinese architectural styles, with intricate decorations and expansive courtyards that reflect the cosmopolitan outlook of its inhabitants. Inside, you’ll find beautifully preserved living quarters, guest rooms, and study areas, each adorned with authentic furnishings and art pieces from the era. Your guide will delve into the stories of the Liu family, their social standing, and their contributions to the local community, bringing to life the personal and public facets of their existence.

LiuLiu family

Have a simple lunch at the local restaurant. (On your own expense)

After savoring a delightful local lunch, make your way to Baijian Lou(Mansion of One Hundred Rooms), also known as the Mansion of One Hundred Rooms. This historical complex is a rare example of well-preserved traditional residential architecture, offering a vivid window into the daily lives of the people of Nanxun. The interconnected rooms and courtyards across this extensive compound showcase traditional construction techniques and living arrangements, providing a stark contrast to the grandiose homes of the wealthy. As you meander through these authentic residences, your guide will explain the architectural significance, cultural traditions, and historical changes that have shaped life in this part of China for centuries.

Nanxun BaijianlouNanxun Bai jian lou

Conclude your visit with a tranquil boat ride along Nanxun’s grand canal. This relaxing journey provides a picturesque view of the town’s ancient architecture and vibrant street life from the water. Glide past old bridges, watch locals engage in daily activities, and absorb the peaceful atmosphere that defines this beautiful water town. Your guide will continue to share insightful stories and facts about Nanxun, ensuring that your boat ride is not only a visual delight but also an educational experience.

Nan XunNanxun water town

After disembarking, take a leisurely walk through the town, soaking in the atmosphere and perhaps picking up some local handicrafts as souvenirs. Your day in Nanxun concludes with a drive back to your accommodation in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station, filled with memories of a day well spent exploring one of China’s most charming and historically rich water towns. Our guide’s expert navigation and engaging storytelling throughout the day ensure a deep and lasting appreciation for Nanxun’s unique heritage and scenic beauty.

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Our travel consultants have been working in local tourism for years, they are professional, experienced and responsible sharing our wealth of knowledge to plan your trip. They will formulate customized tour plan based on your travel interests, time, and budget as well as providing professional suggestions. Beside, they will keep in contact with you during your entire tour in China, continually checking if everything is going well as planned. 

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All of our tour guides are certificated and experienced. They are local experts with detailed knowledge about attractions, history, culture but also prepared to talk frankly about whatever topic interests you. They know the best places to visit, can give you advice on restaurants that serve great local food, the best places to shop, or theaters for the best shows in town. They’ll show you more about the history, culture, customs and authentic local life. 

Private Car and Driver
We ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are air-conditioned, non-smoking, clean and well-maintained.(Not over 4 years). Our drivers are are local, polite, friendly and helpful with over 10-year drive experience. All kinds of vehicle are offered, and yours depends on the size of your group. Usually, we offer sedan cars, SUVs, business vans (MPV) and different types of buses, all with extra space for your luggage.

Meals & Dining
If the meals are included in the itinerary. We will take you to the best local restaurants and help you order dishes according to your preference on spot to guarantee that the food is freash not pre-cooked. Some meals excluded in your itinerary as you like, your private guide will be still delighted to give you some suggestions and take you to the local featured restaurants every week based on the online reviews of customers. We have a large selection of different restaurants which cater to the specifications of our customers, and are available to provide various options, such as vegetarian, Muslim, Chinese, Western, Jewish, and Indian restaurants. 

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. Cozy Ride: Enjoy the comfort and spaciousness of our air-conditioned car, offering scenic views.
2. Bilingual Expert Guide: Benefit from a personalized experience with a guide fluent in your language, catering to your needs.
3. Entrance Fees: Access all attractions and activities mentioned in the itinerary without worrying about additional entrance fees.
4. Seamless Transfer: Enhance your experience with convenient hotel or train station pickup and drop-off service.
5. Connect Seamlessly: Stay connected with complimentary onboard WiFi, allowing you to share your experiences in real-time.
6. Complimentary Water: Receive a complimentary bottle of water for each person, keeping you refreshed throughout your journey.
7. Travel Agency Liability Insurance: Benefit from coverage under our travel agency liability insurance, providing added protection and peace of mind during your trip.


Price Excludes

1. Personal Expenses: This includes phone bills, laundry, additional tours, postage, and any entertainment fees not covered in the itinerary.
2. Meals: While meals are not included, our guide will recommend the best local food spots, giving you the chance to explore and choose based on your preferences. (Average cost per person for a regular meal at local eateries: 40RMB/6USD-80RMB/12USD)
3. Tips: Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for excellent service. If you feel satisfied with the service, you may consider leaving a tip.
4. Insurance: Insurance coverage for personal loss, illness, or damages incurred during your trip is not included.
5. Optional Activities: Any optional activities listed in the itinerary are not included in the tour fees, allowing you to choose and participate based on your preferences.


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