B=Breakfast L=Lunch D=Dinner
Day by day itinerary:
Day01: Arrive in Maanshan by bus from Nanjing
Place & Transport:Nanjing & Bus
Today's Activities:Arrive in Maanshan by bus from Nanjing (50 kilometers, 1 hour). Maanshan is one of the first national garden cities in China where you can visit the Caishi Rock - one of the three well-known Rocks of the Yangtse River. Caishi Rock, also called Niuzhu Rock, is a grotesque and steep cliff standing in south of the Yangtse River, which was the legendary place where Li Bai, inspired by wine-drinking, jumped into the river to catch the Moon. The Rock, which many famous people through the ages dedicated their poems and odes to, has the main attractions including the Taibai Pavilion, Ranxi Pavilion, Zhuoyue Terrace, Sanyuan Cave and Memorial of Calligrapher Lin Sanzhi. There is the tomb of Zhuran (a famous general of Dongwu Kingdom in the period of the Three Kingdoms) inside Maanshan City and the famous tomb of Li Bai in the Mount Qingshan of Dangtu County on its outskirts, 19 kilometers away from the city. In Wujiang Town of Hexian County, north of the Yangtse River, you can visit Temple Bawang where Xiang Yu killed himself after being defeated. Stay in Maanshan for the night.
Day02: Arrive in Wuhu City by bus
Place & Transport:Wuhu & Bus
Today's Activities:Arrive in Wuhu City by bus (70 kilometers, about 1 hour). Wuhu City, located on southern bank of the Yangtse River with a most up-to-date bridge across, is one of China's outstanding tourist cities and an important economic city of Anhui Province with an area of 230 square kilometers and a population of more than 1 million. Historically called Jiuzi, it is an important trade port along the Yangtse River and also an important battlefield of the Cross-the-Yangtse-River Battle in the Liberation War. On April 20, 1949, the "First Boat Crossing the River" of the Chinese People's Liberation Army started from Fanchang County of Wuhu to break through the enemies'defense. The major attractions in Wuhu City include Temple Guangji, Tower Zhongjiang, the Wang Jiaxiang Memorial, the Tomb of General Dai Anlan, the Jiuzi Square and Mount Marenshan, and the famous products in Wuhu are iron painting, local flavours and water-melon seeds. Stay in Wuhu for the night.
Day03: Drive to Jingxian County.
Place & Transport:Jingxian & Auto
Today's Activities:Drive to Jingxian County (80 kilometers, 1 hour). Jingxian County, subordinate to Xuancheng City, has main attractions like Tower Daguan in Shuixi, the First Drift in the south of the Yangtse River, Memorial of the Sites of the "South Anhui Military Incident" and the Yunling Headquarters of the New Fourth Army, the Taohua Pond which was the place where Li Bai used to chant in his famous poem "Dedicated to Wang Lun", the Zhaji Ancient Dwelling Houses and the Museum of the Four Study Treasures (writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper). It abounds in Xuan Paper, Xuan Writing Brushes and famous brands of tea. Xuan Paper, ranking the first of the four treasures of the study, has been the major carrier of Chinese painting and calligraphy in ancient and modern times, and can only be produced in Jingxian County which is still a traditional handiwork worth appreciation and participation. Stay in Jingxian County for the night.
Day04:Drive to Xuancheng City.
Place & Transport:Xuancheng & Auto
Today's Activities:Drive to Xuancheng City (45 kilometers, 1 hour). Xuancheng has a long history with a characteristic literary atmosphere. The Chinese famous poets Xie Tiao, Li Bai, Du Mu, etc. had stayed here for a long time and produced many poems universally praised and quoted. Li Bai had been to Xuan Cheng for seven times and had indited 40 poems with "Sitting Alone in Mount Jingting" as the most well-known one. The main scenic spots in Xuancheng City include Mount Jingting, the Xietiao Pavilion, Temple Shuangta, and the Breeding Park for the Chinese Alligators which are freshwater crocodiles in the Yangtse River regarded as the first-class protection species in China. Stay in Xuancheng City for the night.
Day05:Drive to the Taiji Cave in Guangde County.
Place & Transport:Guangde & Auto
Today's Activities:Drive to the Taiji Cave in Guangde County (68 kilometers, about 1 hour). The Taiji Cavern, situated in a place bordering Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province, is the largest natural karst cluster in East China and is a national 4A-class scenic area with an area of over 40,000 square meters open to the tourists. After visiting the Cave, you can drive to Huzhou, Wuxi or Hangzhou and end this tour route.
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