_We***00Pure information: From shanghai south railway station you can take a bus to putuo (zhoushan) for 150 RMB at zhoushan you grab a ferry ticket for 30 RMB and a ticket to enter the island at 160 RMB (passports required also). once you're on the island there are no didi's but the island itself is small enough to walk to the north in around 2 hours and there are shuttle busses, though i didnt use them. you'll need to buy a return ferry ticket to zhoushan for your trip back on the bus.there is also a direct ferry from shanghai to putuoshan and from putuoshan to shanghai once per day but this will take you 12 hours compared to the 4 hours or so on the bus. as a final piece of infornation, yes you are actually allowed to swim in the sea here. i went around 30 meteres out having a bit of a play and a swim, this was at baibusha (hundred step beach) with lifeguards on jetskis for safety. i hope this helps you plan your trip as i had to do my own research and if you dont speak any chinese im sure it could be a challenge!very much worth it howevet,
_We***35It is a beautiful place oozing with Chinese ancient art, plays and theater. I enjoyed the show especially the chereography and the Chinese gymnstics. Its definately a place to visit. We enjoy the walk inside the old studio with breathtaking lakes and scenery. Everything is preserved and well looked after. If you lazy to walk you can take a group bike and cycle around
SuemariSo beautiful! The bars inside are quite expensive. But the atmosphere is great. Some even have live music. There are boats that take you around the town that average at about 60rmb per person. The lines for these boats are usually quite long. Bring comfortable walking shoes.
Autumn moon on the calm lake (Pinghu Qiuyue)Hangzhou,China
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Songlan Mountain ResortNingbo,China
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Suichang Gold Mine National Mine ParkLishui,China
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Xinye Ancient VillageHangzhou,China
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Lin An is a gorgeous place located in the Zhejiang Province. if you are in Shanghai or Hangzhou it is very easy to get there by bus. surrounded by mountains and bamboo forest, this place offers fresh air and a countryside feeling. hotels with outdoors swimming pool are just perfect to enjoy a great weekend time with close friends. #linan #zhejiang #poolparty
This place is the true evidence that nature will always claim what it belongs to it. This wonderful place is called Gouqi Island (枸杞岛). This island is located not far from Shanghai and east of Hangzhou. From Shanghai you can take the ferry and travel to the island in around 4 hours. The name "Gouqi" derives from the plant which grows on it, Gouqi. all the old houses are completely cover with this plant, making this place mysterious and beautiful. The island has a number of small townsites around it, and little in the way of resorts or other major tourist developments. It is primarily a fishing island. Sunrise and sunsets can be interesting to see in this time of the year (Autumn). summer time there are chance of rain and typhoons. #gouqi #island #abandonedvillage
I just felt my heart leap with extreme euphoria being with nature, feeling the burning fire of the sun’s rays, sensing the wind upon my skin, hearing the lovely music of the bird’s chirping, and completely spending quality time with my loved one.
Cheers to adventure!
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Mountain, Beach and Temple - what a place. A highly recommended place for 3/4 days tour. I took bus from Suzhou and got off at the Putuo bus station. Then took another tourist bus (red double decker) to the ferri station. Had a 15mins vessel (small ship) ride and finally arrived at the Putuo mountain. That was just at the wharf. Then took another tourist bus to Zizhulin Bamboo Forest where the Guanyin Pusa statue is located. Later walked to another place called `Unwilling to go` (please check online to know the interesting story behind this name). Next day, I visited all major three temples of Putuo - Puji, Huiji and Fayu temple. If you want to visit to Huiji temple, think twice. You have to take stiff stairs of about 2 km. It`s really a hard job than it sounds. Trust me! At the end of the day, I went to the beach and rest for a while. One thing, here hotels and foods are expensive. And in Putuo other than bus, there is no other option for journey. Either you walk or take bus. All over, it's a place to remember life time.
3+ trips in and Hangzhou is still an easy go-to trip for when I want to get away from sprawling Chinese cities but still get that urban convenience.
Head to West Lake and you can spend all day exploring. Whether it’s going on an urban hike around the outside or grabbing a bike and exploring some of the countless temples, pagodas, museums, and cafes that sit on it’s banks.
Personal favourites include Leifeng pagoda and any of the bridges and pagodas on the outside. if you’re the kind of person that likes things quiet, 10/10 recommend heading there around sunrise as the area can get super busy with tourists basically all day once the sun is up.
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Completed in 2008, the Ningbo History Museum is a 30,000-square-metre building located in the city of Ningbo in Zhejiang province, China.
The three-storey museum's distinctive facade is largely composed of debris collected from the surrounding area, where traditional Chinese towns and villages were demolished to make way for new developments."Originally in this area there were about thirty beautiful villages and they demolished every village," Wang says in the movie, which Dezeen filmed at the Royal Academy in London. "Everywhere you go, you find ruins of buildings that have been demolished."
"But everywhere there are materials, beautiful materials," he continued. "So I wanted to build this museum for the people who were originally living here so they can keep some memories."
The walls of the Ningbo History Museum feature a wide range of recycled bricks and tiles – some of which date back over a thousand years.
Escaping Shanghai’s ceaseless bustle can be challenging. The tea fields of Longjin, or the waterways of Suzhou can fill up just as quickly as your local dumpling spot at meal time. 🥟
If you really want some peace and quiet, try Nanxun. being sufficiently off the tourist trail, you’ll find these sleepy antiquated streets, stocked with delightful local bites and a slice of history, just the place you always wanted to be.
Take the train from Shanghai Hongqiao to Jiaxing South station and then take a cab to Nanxun. The journey will take you about 2-3 hours in total, but when you’re there you’ll be rewarded with a little touch of Zen.
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A bus/car and boat ride away from Shanghai/Hangzhou. Tickets can be bought on WeChat. there are no Didis on the island so taxis it is for everyone who didn’t bring their cars to the island.
Houtouwan is the name of this fishing village that was once occupied but now one of the most beautiful deserted places.
There are pretty decent hotels nearby. The nice thing about being on a fishing island is eating fresh sea foo#islandtravel daily. There are variety of options to choose from although none of them accommodate solo travelers.
There is a tuck shop for snacks and benches to rest when taking a break from all the steps and steep pavement.
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I came to Alila for a Chinese holiday, which was a big mistake. This beautifully designed resort recently merged with Hyatt. I got a nice garden villa with private yard after upgrade. But the resort probably never expected so many Hyatt loyalists to suddenly appear. The pool was filled with a noisy crowd. The restaurant ran out of staff and menu food. All services become slow and pay less attention to detail. According to my observations, this resort is by no means designed for crowds. Definitely have to raise prices during Chinese holidays to maintain the original calm