Destination: Yangcheng Lake, Suzhou City, Jiangsu Province (江苏苏州阳澄湖)
Date 8:30am – 7pm Sat. 19 Oct. 2019
Number of Travelers: Around 25 people of many different nationalities
Cost RMB 350 p/p ( Includes transportation of bus, bike renting, special vegetarian group meals as lunch, meditation experience, professional bilingual tour leader, travel insurance, tour place entrance fee)
Bus pick up at 8:30am Sat. 19 Oct. at the front door of The Portman Ritz Carlton Shanghai (1376 Nanjing West Rd close to Tongren Rd., walk across two blocks from Ext 3 of Jing An Temple Metro Line 2&7
Join us for a weekend one-day outing to Yangcheng Lake in Suzhou for Cycling & Buddhist Temple tour on weekend you will also have chance to experience a short meditation class with master and taste the pure vegetarian meals for lunch in temple!
Put the crowded and hectic working life of Shanghai behind you, enjoy beautiful lake side view and fresh air. Only 350rmb including transportation,all entrance fee, bike renting and fabulous vegetarian lunch！
08:30am Bus picking up and departure for Suzhou
10:30am Arrive at Suzhou
10:30am - 12pm Visit Chongyuan Temple for Buddhist culture and a small meditation class
12pm- 1:30pm Enjoy Chongyuan Temple vegetarian lunch
2pm – 4:30pm Cycling around Lianchi Lake Park for 1.5 hours, or you can just take a walk around looking for crabs vendors
5:00-7:00pm Back to Shanghai
Trip Cost 350rmb per person*:
• Transport from and to Shanghai downtown
• One meal for Lunch with pure vegetable in the temple
• Bike renting for 1.5 hours
• Tour place entrance fee mentioned above
• Professional bilingual tour guide
• Travel Insurance
The cost does not include:
• Your personal expense, crabs for example
Yangcheng Lake (阳澄湖)— Yangcheng Lake is a freshwater lake about 3km northeast of the city of Suzhou. Located between Lake Tai and the Yangtze River, it is most famously known for being the area of origin for the Chinese mitten crabs, which are considered a delicacy. The Lake is also full of other aquatic wildlife, especially freshwater fishes like salmons, turtles, whitefish, eels, shrimps and crabs, which are known collectively as “The Six Treasures in the Yangcheng Lake”.
Chongyuan Temple(重元寺)— Chongyuan Temple is a Buddhist temple constructed in 503 during the reign of Tianjian Emperor Liangwudi, with a history of 1,504 years. It has the highest and heaviest above-water indoor Guanyin (Goddess of Mercy) Pavilion in China.
What You Should Bring
Relaxing route with only bring items of small backpack, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, tissues, cash, snacks (such as beef jerky, chocolate, etc.), other personal items.
The Following will be provided by the organizer:
Mineral water, first-aid box ect.