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Shanghai and Hangzhou

Also Zuh Jia Jiao

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Sun 3 Shanghai Museum fantastic historical artifacts, no photos allowed. In the afternoon Jen and I travelled on the Mag Lev train (431 Km per hour) WOW!!! After dinner off to the Shanghai Acrobats - fantastic, and finally bed.

Mon 4 Yu Yuan Gardens where we attended a traditional tea ceremony and topped that off with a River Cruise on the Hungpu River. Off to a pre-dinner drink on the 89th floor of the Jinmao Tower the “Cloud Nine” night club of the Hyatt hotel. On to dinner in the old French quarter and finally back to the hotel and BED!!!

Tue 5 Our departure is delayed as four of the party are in need of medical treatment for colds, flu and fever. Jenny came out with a shopping bag of medication and she only has a cold!! The chartered bus takes us West to Zuh Jia Jiao -
ancient canal town narrow streets, lots of trinkets, good food. After lunch we head South and arrive in Hangzhou (200 Km SW) in time to check in and have dinner.

Wed 6 They grow tea here in Hangzhou although they are less than 100 meters above sea level. Visited the Lin Yin temple enormous place, wealth of statues and buildings. After a big lunch we walk back to hotel 'not far' according to the tour guide - took us almost an hour and a half. After a simple noodle dinner we crashed out.

Posted by greynomadm 16:00 Archived in China

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