This morning, you will be driven to Suzhou
. Then you will visit the Humble Administrator´s Garden, named Zhuozheng Yuan in Chinese. The Humble Administrator´s Garden was originally built in 1509 during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It was initially a private garden of a former government official named Wang Xian
chen. Water is the major theme of the garden and its scenery includes small forests, hills and rock formations. It also has man-made pavilions, halls and parlors.
After that, you will take a boat ride on the Grand Canal
which is the longest man-made waterway as well as being the greatest in ancient China
, far surpassing the next two grand canals of the world: the Suez and Panama Canals.
Taste your lunch at a local Chinese restaurant.
This afternoon, you will visit a silk factory and learn how silk products are made step by step.
After that, you will move to Hanshan Temple which was built between 502 and 519 A.D. The most notable scene in the temple is the majestic pagoda called Pumingbaota, during your tour, you can climb up, though not to the top of it because it is not allow, and get the good view of the Suzhou city.
Finally you will be transferred back to Shanghai