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5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

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5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

Hi, i will be going to Shanghai for 5 full days. I will be arriving early in the morning at around 8am so is better for me to go direct from the airport to Hangzhou or Suzhou first? Must i stay 1 night each for both places or should i use Shanghai as a main base ?

As for Hangzhou and Suzhou, can i travel on my own? is the transport easy to go to the attraction places?

Thank you.

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21. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

Hi Addysaisy, where did your friends find the tour group?

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22. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

Below is my draft plan. Please free to give any comments. Thank you.

Day 1: 0800H - Shanghai Pudong Airport to Hangzhou

1100H - Lingyin Temple and Fei Lai Feng

1400H - West Lake

1700H - Check In hotel - stay 1 night in Hangzhou (any recommendation for hotel ?)

1800H - Hefang Jie and Wushan night market

(will skip the Impression west lake)

Day 2: 1000H - By train from Hangzhou to Suzhou

1200H - The Humble Administrator Garden

- Suzhou Museum (if not interested in that,just skip it)

- Pingjiang Road (traditional street area)

- Baisi Temple

- Shan tang Street

- Guanqian Shopping Street in the city centre (if have time)

Day 3: 0900H - Morning to Tonli (spend around 3 to 4 hours)

1300H - Train back to Shanghai (any recommendation for Shaghai Hotel?)

1500H - Tian Zi Fang

1730H -Old French Concession

1930H - Huangpu river cruise

Day 4 : 0900H - Yu Yuan Garden

People Square

Yuyuan Bazaar

Nanjing Road

Oriental Pearl Tower

Day 5 : Any recommendation where to go in the morning and afternoon?

The Bund in the late afteroon

Day 6: Back home

Edited: 10:57 am, August 27, 2013
23. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

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25. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

#22 The order of visit is fine but I don't like the daily details of your plan. You do not have appropriate time frames blocked out for intercity travel, you favor many lackluster spots over better places, too much time in Shanghai, you don't need to waste time at Yuyuan Gardens if you see the much better gardens in Suzhou. Your strictly laid-out timetable just isn't going to work like you think since you haven't accounted for time it takes to get around locally in each place. Sorry, but you did ask for comments.

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26. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

The Dong Po New Hotel in Renhe Street is only 5 minutes walk to the lake in Hangzhou.

It also has a very good travel agent on the right hand side as you go upstairs to the reception area.

Breakfast is both Asian and Western.

Opposite the hotel is a lovely large restaurant I am sorry I have forgotten the name but you can not miss it. It has a restaurant downstairs and upstairs. Look at both!

Kind regards

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27. Re: 5 full days in Shanghai - intend to go Hangzhou and Suzhou

…hotels.com/de214647/…

here are some good hotels but I still like the Dongpo New hotel in Renhe Street, Excellent location for the lake and other facilities.

Google Dongpo New Hotel Hangzhou

ACA44

Edited: 12:55 am, August 30, 2013
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