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    Jiuhuashan--Huangshan Tour

Destination: Jiuhuashan--Huangshan
Duration: 5 days

Day 1 Arrive in Shanghai (D)

        Arrive at Shanghai international Airport. Upon arrival, met by our guide and transferred to a hotel (4 star). In the evening, you may explore Xintiandi area, a bustling street where bars are open until late night; or you may enjoy Cruising on Huangpu River, a very nice tourist attraction. Stay for night in the hotel.

Day 2 Shanghai—Mount Jiuhua (B, L, D)

        Woke up early and take Shanghai – Jiuhuashan flight. Then take a bus from Jiuhuashan Airport for Mt. Jiuhuashan. On the way to the mountain, we will visit Ganlu Temple, where Jiuhuashan Buddhism Academy is located. A visit to the academy can surely help you get to know the history and development of Jiuhuashan Dizhang Buddhism branch. Later, we’ll continue to drive to Huacheng Temple for a visit, the first temple built on this mountain in 751 A.C.. Then it was rebuilt in the 16th century. After that, we take cable car to visit Longevity Palace, which preserves a saint Buddhist Mummy, Monk Wu Xia of the Ming Dynasty. The temple is 871 meters above sea level, and it was built in the Ming Dynasty. After dinner, we’ll go to Qi Yuan Temple to watch a Buddhist ceremony. Stay for night at Dongya Hotel (4 star)

Day 3 Jiuhuashan - Tunxi (B, L, D)
        After breakfast, we take tourist bus to Min Garden Scenic Area, and then take cable car to get to the top of the peak. First we come to Terrace of Worshipping Sutra, about 1,000 meters above sea level. It is said the Bodhisattva used to chant scriptures there, because he always stood day after day so that his footprint remained there. Now, the pair of footprint has been a holy relic for pilgrims. Then, we climb up to the very top of the mountain, the Celestial Terrace, 1,341 meters above seal level. Visit the highest temple called Tian Tai Zen Monastery, namely Palace of Ten Thousand Buddha. Behind the temple, you can visit A Thread of Sky, Eastern Paradise. Standing on the peak, you may have a bird-eye-view at the Jiuhua Town. Then take bus to visit Saint Mummy Domain, the major temple for Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva on this mountain.

        In the afternoon, drive for about 1.5 hours to get to Huangshan District, stay for night at Taiping International Hotel.(4 star)

Day 4 Huangshan (B, L, D)

        After breakfast, we take Taiping Cable Car and go up Mt. Huangshan from the northern steps. Mt. Huangshan, a World Natural and Cultural Heritage site, one of China’s most luring tourist attractions. First, we’ll come to the Cloud-dispelling Pavilion, a very worth-seeing scene, then, we’ll visit the Grand Canyon, one of the most worth-seeing scenes of Mt. Huangshan. The breath-taking beauty of the Grand Canyon is simply beyond words! Afterwards, we come to the the Bright Summit, Flying-over Stone, the Fresh-air Terrace, etc. Stay for night at Beihai Hotel.

Day 5 Huangshan - Tunxi (B, L, D)
        Watch the sunrise early morning at the Refreshing Terrace, 10 minutes walk away from our hotel. After breakfast, we come to Beginning-to-believe-it Peak, one of the most beautiful scenes in the mountain. Then we take Yungu Cable Car to descent the mountain and get to Tunxi. In the afternoon, visit the Old Street of Tunxi. After dinner, pack up and take flight for Shanghai .

        End of Your pleasant journey!

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