Monday, December 19, 2011

8 days CHINA SHANGHAI Tour - Day 06 Hangzhou/Wuzhen on December 11, 2011

The temperature in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuzhen area from December 6 - 12, 2011 was between -4°C to 10°C . We had to bring along Windbreaker or Jacket, Umberella or Rain Coat in case of changes in temperature or raining.

8D Jiangnan Tour: (December 6, 2011 - December 13, 2011)

Day 06 - Hangzhou/Wuzhen on December 11, 2011: West Lake +Cruise Trip, New West Lake South Line, West Lake New World. Hangzhou Treen Tea.
These two pictures were taken just before I went for buffet breakfast. Packed everything ready and after taking my meal I will just have to take my belongings with me.


We took a smooth cruise around the West Lake by boat, across the old bridge and two causeway (Su & Bai Causeway), and I enjoyed watching both old and new West Lake's charming scenery. Then we proceed to Meijiawu, the Dragon Well Tea plantation where we could find and taste the most famous green tea in China. (My head went blank a while do not know what else to write so I will pause a while and happy viewing the pictures.






After lunch: I slept and was awake every now and then on the way to Wuzhen.

On the way to Wuzhen we stopped by for a while at a place ( I was not sure where the place was as I was feeling a little sleepy then due to the cold temperature). Michael took us drink chrysanthemum flower tea. After that we continue to go to Wuzhen.

Gusao Cake is be the most famous dessert in Wuzhen. However I did not buy any of it. I wonder if I will have a chance to try one of those cakes some day.



Wuzhen meals highlight: Can't think of any. The dishes were okay... okay only.Simple meal.

We had very early dinner in Wuzhen - Before the dishes were served, I asked them to on the heater not realizing the heater was already on. Imangine how cold the temperature was. The temperature was Freezing cold - imagine cooler than the temperature of a refrigerator.

Wuzhen Guest House - We went for a sampan ride to the water village where we are going to stay for the night.


After taking some photos of the Guest House I would be staying I was feeling a bit hungry and went down to look for some food. I found a stall selling wanton mee but I was not sure if the noodle tasted yummy so I ended up eating a plain montou instead. When I was having breakfast the following morning, I only realized our landlord and his family can cook for us too if we were feeling hungry and wanted to have supper. I regretted not asking them before hand.

8 days CHINA SHANGHAI Tour - Day 05 Wuxi/Hangzhou on December 10, 2011

The temperature in Shanghai, Suzhou, Wuxi, Hangzhou, Nanjing and Wuzhen area from December 6 - 12, 2011 was between -4°C to 10°C . We had to bring along Windbreaker or Jacket, Umberella or Rain Coat in case of changes in temperature or raining.

8D Jiangnan Tour: (December 6, 2011 - December 13, 2011)

Day 05 on December 10, 2011
- Wuxi/Hangzhou: After had a nice buffet breakfast from Noble Crown Hotel and checked out, we started our half day tour in Wuxi. we started our journey again and this time Xiao Fang our tour guide from Wuxi took us Lihu Lake Park for a short while. (Lihu Lake, a bay of Taihu lake, has something to do with the legent of Fanli and Xishi who is one of the four beauties in ancient China.



Pearl factory in Wuxi - This was my good experienced visiting the factory where I could learn the proceed of pearl manufacturing. I bought 2 pearl bracelets for Fiona and Eunice at RMB140 each.(It is one of the Wuxi local specialties as a souvenir gift. I did not buy the cream. Maybe I was so facinated and amazed by the many pearls jewellery there till I forgot to buy a bottle of cream for myself.

On the way for lunch, Xiao Fang our tour guide in Wuxi taught us how to say some words in Wuxi dialect. I can't remember all of it. I like the way Xiao Fang called the word "duck"

Lunch hour: I like the soup. RMB20 per bowl. It was boiled in a very large container. Name of the soup: Buddha jumps over the wall.


On the way for dinner we stopped somewhere for a short while but I could not recall what place was it already.

Dinner time - MEALS HIGHLIGHT: Hangzhou Dongpo Pork Meat and Beggar Chicken







After dinner, we board on the coach and off to watch Hangzhou West Lake Show: It is a famous indoor show in Hangzhou. The performance showcases the culture of theregion and last around one hour. The variety show contains songs, dances, opera, acrobatics and stunts are intergrated to present the ancient civilzation and customs of Hangzhou. Thank you, sifu for taking us there. We enjoyed the show very much. The ticket costs RMB180 per person.

Sorry guys I couldn't take better pictures. Camera giving problem again at night.

This is Xiao Shun. Our tour guide from Shouzhou.







Here we are again. Another hotel to rest till morning before going to the next destination. This time we checked in to Pujing Garden Hotel, Hangzhou on December 10, 2011








Till Day 06 post.