Blue calico printing and dyeing was most popular during the 18th and 19th centuries. The decorative patterns depict animals, plants, long-lost legends, and convey good wishes for the future. Janny Chyn from Shanghai Pathways will take us to a factory in Tongxiang that is the last of its kind in Zhejiang Province. The fermented bluegrass […]

Nanjing is one of four great ancient capitals of China. Its epic influence and the tombs of Sun Yat Sen and the first Ming Dynasty Emperor can all be observed at Purple Mountain. During this very special day trip opportunity, the team from Shanghai and Beyond will share the stories of these legendary heroes as […]

“Seen from far away, Yangcheng Lake looks like a piece of shiny jade in the sun.” Bato from Cycle China will lead us to take in the lake views while cycling an easy and relaxing 20 km around the perimeter on well-paved roads that are made only for bikes. Afterwards, visit the highly-rated Chongyuan Temple […]

Once a year, a sleepy tea village awakens. Dragon Well, China’s most iconic tea, has a short harvest season in China’s renowned scenic area of Hangzhou. Join Shanghai & Beyond to travel by high speed train and private bus to YangMeiLing tea village where our local family will welcome you as honored guests. Hike up […]