Small Group Tour to Shaoxing Anchang Ancient Town from Hangzhou in Chinese New Year
The hotel pickup service in Hangzhou will be done around 8:30am and arrive in Anchang Ancient Town noon. For lunch, you will have some authentic local cuisine, and then walk around this historic town. Take a tour to the Ming-Qing old street, built along the river, where you can sail a black awning boat.
Anchang Ancient Town is well preserved and we could see the old markets on the street built along the river. The stores, residences, and workshops are kept how they were thousand years ago. There are some small stone bridges, deep-winding alleys with stone and the Fan Xuan Qi Lou (an Anchang special architecture) well arranged along the road.
In Anchang, you can have a full experience of the Shaoxing folk custom that has been around for thousands of years: traditional craft wine, the boat with black awning, special food making for the Spring Festival hanging at the front door and many other local customs we might haven't seen before!
Yangshan Stone City is scheduled for the afternoon. Strolling in this site, you could see the modern city in the distance, but surrounded by stone city relics from a different age. Yangshan Stone City features cliffs and rocks and many of them have bizarre shapes or odd structures. Then, we leave Yangshan Stone City for Anchang Old Track Path before sunset. With a total length of 1 km, this section lies right across Jing Lake and it is the most well-preserved section of Old Track Path existing. Walking down the path and let’s enjoy the beautiful sunset on the lake.
The tour concludes with drop-off at the original departure point.