4 Days Huangshan Tour with Chengkan Eight Diagrams Culture

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-- Mt. Huangshan
-- Tunxi Ancient Street
-- Chengkan Village
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Tour Code: CTG-HS05

Tour Description

Remember the giant scroll in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Opening Ceremony? Here in Mt. Huangshan, you can find all essential elements of Chinese landscape paintings come alive! Just to imagine the spectacular pines tree growing out from the slits of cliffs, the mist lingering between the peaks, and the rosy clouds reflected by the glow of sunrise or sunset upon the cliff sides...

Also dive into the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street to learn the fusion of tradition and modernity, and then step in the intricately designed Chengkan Village, which was built according to the Eight Diagram Theory explicated in one of the oldest Chinese classic texts – I Ching (Classic of Changes). Don’t get lost in the labyrinth-like 3 main streets and 99 criss-crossing alleys!

Hiking into the less-trodden & better-preserved West Sea Grand Canyon

Sauntering in the labyrinth-like alleys of Chengkan Village

Day 1 Arrival in Huangshan City
Today's Activities

Our local guide will pick you up at the airport or train station, and escort you to the hotel for checking in. The rest of the day is all yours. You can stroll in the streets to have a brief impression of the local life or just stay at the hotel for relaxation.

Day 2 Mt. Huangshan (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities After breakfast, we will drive about 1.5h to the core attraction of our tour - Mt. Huangshan, and take cable car from Yungu (Cloud Valley) Station up to White Goose Ridge Station. Then we will have a tour to savor the oddly shaped rocks & pines - Beginning-to-Believe Peak, Meng Bi Sheng Hua (Flowers Blooming from a Writing Brush), Lian Li Pine (Couple Pine), and other attractions to explore the most original beauty of Mt. Huangshan.

After checking in Beihai Hotel and having lunch, we will start trekking to the less-beaten paths in West Sea Scenic Area. Also enjoy the glory of Mt. Huangshan's sunset and stay overnight on the mountain.
Highlights
Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan Mt. Huangshan          
Weird pine tree Gorgeous color changes Pines under blue sky          
Day 3 Mt. Huangshan - Tunxi District (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Get up early to catch a glorious sunrise at the 1,690m (5,544.62ft) high Lion Peak and tour the surrounding area before taking a cable car down the mountain. Drive back to Tunxi District for a tour to the 200-year-old Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory & a stroll along the 500-year-old Tunxi Ancient Street.
Highlights
Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory Tunxi Ancient Street          
Hu Kaiwen Ink Factory Tunxi Ancient Street at dusk          
Day 4 Chengkan Village - Departure (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today's Activities Start at 8:30 in the morning and drive about 45 minutes to Chengkan Village, a well-preserved ancient village with 1,800 years' history and designed according to the Chinese classic Eight Diagrams Theory. Strolling along the 99 intricate alleys, you are as if walking in a labyrinth and can explore the architectural charm as well as the local lifestyle. Escorted to airport/ train station after the tour.
Highlights
Chengkan Village Chengkan Village          
Chengkan Village alleys Chengkan - Bridge over lake          
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
Dining: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary
Tour Guide: a local experienced English-speaking guide Hotels: Accommodation in Huangshan city and on the mountain
Vehicle: a private air-conditioned car, offering Round-trip transfers Car Driver: an experienced licensed driver
Water & Tissues: free purified water and tissues offered per day; Luggage Transfers: a hand for your heavy luggage;
Insurance: Travel Agencies Liability Insurance; Government taxes & Service charges
Tour Package Excludes:
- Other optional tours / meals / flights not mentioned in itinerary; - Tips for tour guides and drivers.
Hotels in Huangshan City
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan International Hotel
Located in Huangshan City's central district – Tunxi, Huangshan International Hotel is a 4-star hotel with an ideal location for getting around the city. Facing beautiful Xin'an River, standing in front of Xiao Hua Mountain, the hotel is of ancient Hui-style in accordance with the ancient looking of the streets.
The hotel consists of over 400 rooms of different standards, 7 well-equipped conference halls, Chinese and Western Restaurants, a bar, and other entertainment facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Huangshan Xinan Country Villa Hotel
Surrounded by ancient Hui-style gardens, the 4-star Xin'an Country Villa Hotel stands at the intersection of three rivers and affords scenic mountain views for guests. It's very convenient to get to the airport and Tunxi Ancient Street from the hotel.
The hotel boasts 64 rooms with first-class amenities. The Zhuxiangju Restaurant serves local Anhui cuisine. Modern conference centers offer various business services.
Hotels on Mt. Huangshan
Huangshan Hotel
Beihai Hotel Huangshan
Beihai Hotel is a 4-star hotel in North Sea (Beihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. It's one of the best locations for catching the sunrise or sunset of Mt. Huangshan under or over the almost constant sea of clouds.
The hotel provides 245 well-equipped rooms, Chinese and Western Restaurant and other facilities.
Huangshan Hotel
Paiyunlou Hotel Huangshan
Huangshan Paiyunlou Hotel is a 3-star hotel located at the foot of Danxia Mountain in the West Sea (Xihai) Scenic Area of Mt. Huangshan. The hotel is close to Cloud Dispelling Pavilion (Paiyunlou), which is one of the best places for enjoying Mt. Huangshan's sunrise and sunset.
The hotel has well-designed guestrooms and suites for guests' comfortable stay, and also a business center for not leaving off business. Restaurant provides delicious Chinese cuisine.

Meals as mentioned in the itinerary include daily breakfast provided by the hotel and 3 lunches.
You are free to make dinner arrangements by yourself.
The following is introduction to local culinary Anhui Cuisine and highly-praised local restaurants.

Anhui Cuisine - Local Food of Huangshan City

As one of the Eight Culinary Traditions of China, Anhui Cuisine features elaborate choices and handling of cooking materials, ingredients, and strict control of cooking process. Wild herbs, both from land and sea, are widely used in Anhui cuisine cooking. Braising and stewing are common techniques in this culinary art.
-- Learn more about Huangshan Dining or Anhui Cuisine.


Recommended Local Restaurants:

To savor the most original Anhui food, tourists are recommended to take one of the local restaurants. Below are some excellent restaurants offering Hui-style dishes and cuisine, each with its distinctive features and specialities.

     
Laojie Diyi Lou (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Built in traditional Hui-style
-- Offer both buffet and sit-down meals
-- Feature: Traditional Anhui Cuisine
   Meishi Renjia (Tunxi Ancient Street)
-- Two-storey Hui-style building
-- Open kitchen
-- Feature: Local specialized foods & snacks
  
     
Leigang Restaurant (Hongcun Village)
-- Hui-style architecture dating back to the year of 1131
-- Surrounded by trees and bamboos
-- Feature: Local food, homely dishes
   Jushantang Hostel (Hongcun Village)
-- Well-preserved old house of traditional style
-- "Jushantang" means a mansion inhabited by kind-hearted people
-- Feature: Anhui Cuisine
  
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Comments

Dear Sara

Our tour group greatly enjoyed our trip to Huangshan and Jingdezhen. The weather in Huangshan was perfect and the views spectacular. We also enjoyed the hotel (great location and good food) and the crowds were OK in the early morning and the evening, so staying the night was the right decision.

We enjoyed our visits to Xidi and Hongcun, one well developed and commercial, the other in a more "natural" state, so a good contrast. We could have done with more time, as our visits were a bit hurried.

Jingdezhen was interesting, particularly the old kiln and museum and we had a great time shopping. The hotel, KaiMenZi (which I chose) was not good. Poor food, poor service and no possibility of buying either a drink or a coffee after 6pm. The location also meant we could not wander around the town in the evening which we would have liked to do. I'm not sure what the alternatives were. The visit and lunch at SanBao Ceramic Centre was the highlight.

The driver was excellent and the coach comfortable. Our guide's English was good and we had no trouble communicating. He was also very open to our suggestions and flexible enough to change plans. His food ordering was excellent, as we had specific requirements for lots of vegetables!

Kind regards,

Customer: Mr. Scarf

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain) - Jingdezhen

Related Tour: 4 Days Huangshan Tour with Extension to Jingdezhen

Dear Sara & Cherry,

we enjoyed Huangshan very much and our guide, Peter, was excellent, so thank you for his service. The accommodation was fine and the food was also very good. We felt the tour was value for moeny and would travel with you next time we are in China.

Customer: Mr. Teoh

Destinations: Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Related Tour: 3 Days Huangshan Mountain and Ancient Villages Tour , 4 Days Huangshan Cultural Heritage Tour

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