Hairy crab season is rapidly approaching its zenith! And because Shanghaiist knows not all hairy crabs are created equal, we’ve decided to take it upon ourselves to take you to that one place in China that ensures you get the REAL DEAL — Yangcheng Lake.
Join Shanghaiist editors Kenneth Tan and Benjamin Cost on an oralgasmic getaway with Shanghai’s most famous staple right at the source, happening on the weekend of Nov 3-4.
You have the option of either a one-day tour, which entails a visit to Yangcheng Lake and Kunshan National Forest park (ideal for families and kiddies!) — or a two-day tour, which also explores Tongli water town, one of the most intriguing and least-visited water towns in Jiangsu Province. There, we’ll tour the world-renowned ancient sex museum to see how the ancients got jiggy with it before the museum’s lease is up, as well as visit the scenic Tuisi Garden.
How do hairy crabs and dynastic debauchery go together? What goes more hand-in-hand than food and sex?
Check out our two weekend getaway options below:
OPTION A (ONE-DAY TOUR) — RMB349
Nov 3: We depart from Shanghai in the morning and embark on a 2-hour bus-ride to Perch Lake Village, home of the renowned hairy crab breeding base. After exploring the base, we eat lunch by the lake during which you’ll be able to sample two bonafide Yangcheng Lake hairy crabs, one female and one male. We culminate the trip with a visit to Kunshan National Forest Park where the kids can roam around, and then depart for Shanghai in the late afternoon.
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OPTION B (TWO-DAY TOUR) — RMB899
Nov 3: We depart from Shanghai in the morning and take a 2-hour bus-ride to Perch Lake Village home of the renowned hairy crab breeding base. After exploring the base, we eat a local lunch by the scenic Yangcheng Lake during which you’ll be able to sample two bonafide Yancheng Lake hairy crabs, one female and one male. After lunch, we visit Kunshan National Forest Park, where you can let loose and explore. In the late afternoon check into the hotel and then we culminate our adventures with a BBQ dinner and bonfire party.
(breakfast: N Lunch: Y Dinner: Y Accommodation: North Xinjiang Maple Garden)
Nov 4: We wake up late and enjoy a lavish Western breakfast before checking out. After, we take a 50-minute bus-ride to Tongli Watertown, probably one of the more interesting, least touristy of Jiangsu Province’s water towns. We then journey by gondola to the Luoxingzhou Island Temple, and afterwards tour the legendary Tuisi Garden (退思园). Lunch entails a meal at the legendary NanYuan Tea House, where we’ll dine on the “three famous white dishes” – white-water fish, white shrimp, zhuangyuan pork leg. The trip concludes with an afternoon tour of the ancient Chinese sex museum, and then we depart for Shanghai in the afternoon.
(breakfast: Y Lunch: Y Dinner: N )
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