Mountain Jiuhuashan is one of the four famous Buddhist mountains in China. Through this tour, you’ll learn more about Chinese Buddhist culture and enjoy the most incredible views. Your guide will always be there for you in this 3-day tour, and you’ll get a hassle-free experience.
Transfer + Vehicle + Tour guide + Admission fee + Cable car + High speed train + Accommodation
AM: At around 06:00, our Shanghai driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby by holding a board with your name and transfer you to Shanghai train station for your high speed train to Chizhou (G7084 /08:37-12:16 or other train from Shanghai to Chizhou). Upon your arrival at Chizhou train station, our local English speaking tour guide and driver will pick you up at the exit by holding a board with your name.
Noon: Lunch on your own.
PM: Escort you to Mountain Jiuhuashan. On this day, you will visit Huacheng Temple first. Huacheng Temple is the first temple built on the mountain. It is surrounded by mountains on all sides. Then you will move on to Flesh Palace, also called Jindizang Tower, the most sacred place on the mountain. According to legend, Jin Qiaojue, a prince of ancient Xinluo Kingdom, reached Mountain Jiuhuashan after arduous journey, practiced Buddhism there for 75 years and died at 99. Because his body didn’t rot after three years of his death, his followers called him the reincarnation of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and built a tower to place his body. The first day ends here. Your driver and guide will take you to the hotel on the mountain for check in.
AM: At 08:30, your tour guide and driver will greet you at the hotel lobby, and then transfer you to the mountain again. On this day, you will visit Longevity Palace (Baisuigong Palace), Hall of Five Hundred Arhats, Zhiyuan Temple, Ancient Scripture Chanting Lectern, and Tiantai Temple. You will start with the five-storey Longevity Palace, which was built in Ming Dynasty. If you see it from a distance, it looks like a towering ancient castle which rises straight out of the ground. You will take round-way cable car to ascend to and descend from the palace. Next stop is Hall of Five Hundred Arhats, in which you will see five hundred arhats in different poses and with different expressions.
Noon: Lunch on your own.
PM: Then you will visit Zhiyuan Temple, the only palatial temple on the mountain, which consists of 9 individual buildings. It boasts a pleasant natural environment with pine forests and streams. Then you’ll take ropeway up and down Ancient Scripture Chanting Lectern, where Jindizang chanted Flower Ornament Scripture. If you are lucky enough, you may have a chance to see a sea of clouds after rain. Today’s tour will end with visiting Tiantai Temple, the highest temple on the mountain. Then, the driver and guide will take you back to the hotel on the mountain.
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up from the hotel lobby and transfer you to Chizhou train station for your train back to Shanghai ( G7074 /08:43-12:35 or other train from Chizhou to Shanghai).
The core of our service is excellent travel guides. Over 20 years, we have built up a considerable professional guide team that is knowledgeable, attentive and flexible. The most experienced and reliable guides will be arranged for your unique China tour. Our passionate guide team is full of contagious enthusiasm and keen interest to share culture and history in a pleasant manner. We are always glad at your service to lead you to explore a real China and experience authentic local life in China.
Our Driver and Vehicle
The first mission of our service is to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your travel. The vehicles we use are air-conditioned, clean and well-maintained. Our drivers are all licensed drivers with many years of driving experience. Moreover, we offer free baby seats for families with little kids.
Food is a very important part of Chinese culture. You won’t want to miss the opportunity to taste the real local Chinese food!
Buffet breakfast will be included in the hotel if you would like accommodation to be arranged by us. Having lunch at local restaurants close and convenient to the attractions you will visit, you would enjoy the local dishes in each city. Chinese style, Vegetarian or Muslim meals are all available. If you have any other diet requirements or allergies, please feel free to let us know, we will try our best to organize it.
For daily dinner, you are suggested to have it on your own when you are exploring each city in your own time, this way would be more flexible for you to choose food as per your interest and preference.