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The city of Hangzhou lies on the Yangtze River Delta in the northern part of the Zhejiang Province. It is the capital city of the province and was also one of China's seven ancient national capitals. With more than 2200 years of history, Hangzhou and its beauty have been memorialized over the years in poems and literature.

Due to her rich historic heritage and splendid culture, Hangzhou has been included   on the list of national historic and cultural cities. Hangzhou boasts its glorious past – the Xiaoshan Kuahuqiao Culture (7,000-8,000 years ago) and the Liangzhu Culture (4,000-5,000 years ago) were brilliant civilizations in ancient Hangzhou.

Hangzhou has been called “Paradise on Earth” since ancient times. Her beauty lies in its charming lakes and green mountains. The West Lake and the Xixi National Wetland Park are the most charming spots in Hangzhou. The West Lake is a renowned landmark in China and the most noted symbol of Hangzhou. Located in the western part of Hangzhou, Xixi National Wetland Park is the first and only wetland park that integrates urban life, farming and culture, and the Xixi International Dragon Boat Race is held here every year.

Hangzhou is also a center of Buddhist culture in Southeast China. There are countless legends that supposedly happened at the famed temples and monasteries – Lingyin Temple, Jingci Temple, Baopu Pagoda and Fahua Temple. In addition, Hangzhou is the permanent home of the World Leisure Expo and the China International Cartoon & Animation Festival.

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  • Located in Chun'an County, west of the Zhejiang Province, Qiandao Lake Resort is 129 kilometers away from Hangzhou. Qiandao Lake is one of the “Five Most Beautiful Lakes” in China, dotted with 1078 verdurous islands of different sizes. It boasts crystal-clear water and lush green forests, and finds itself in the category of the first 44...
  • Lingyin Temple was built in 326 AD and is one of the oldest temples and most significant ancient Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. The temple is nestled in a remote forested valley between the Peak Flying From Afar and Northern Peak, west of the West Lake.According to local legend, Master Huili (326-334 AD), a Buddhist monk from Western India, was the...
  • Located at the northern foot of Wushan Hill, Hefang Street originated in South Song Dynasty (1127-1279 AD) when Hangzhou was the national capital. It is located just several hundred meters away from the beautiful West Lake and is the only well-preserved ancient street in Hangzhou with time-honored stores still in operation. Hefang Street is...
  • Hangzhou's highest revolving restaurant takes 120 minutes to turn, so you can enjoy the food while appreciating the all-round scenery of the New Qianjiang CBD and fantastic river view. The food choice in the buffet is limited, but fortunately, it all tastes great!The service is good, and it is definitely worth the experience.
  • The Innocent Age Book Bar is Hangzhou’s premier place for cultural recreation and social networking, featuring a synthesis of book culture together with a pub ambience. The bar has a book corridor, a literature and movie salon, an English corner together with cozy lounges and rooms. A multifunctional hall is suitable for different kinds of...
  • The decoration at Homewood is decidedly hip Korean: custom-made wooden furniture, early 2000s iTunes music visualizations projected on a brick wall and a gigantic latte mug over the archway into the outdoor seating area.Homewood has a pretty decent menu in English and Chinese. You can choose their specialties: the Belgian Set Meal (65 RMB), and...
  • Chaptel HotelConveniently located in downtown Hangzhou, and only 3 minutes from West Lake, Chaptel Hotel is at the heart of history, fashion, and refined lifestyle.Business and leisure travelers appreciate the fusion of style, history, quality accommodation, upscale meeting facilities, and a warm welcoming atmosphere. With premier dining,...
  • Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake, a five-star hotel, is situated close to Xihu Tiandi, West Lake, and China Academy of Art. Also located nearby are Westlake Intime Shopping Mall and Orioles Singing in the Willows.Sofitel Hangzhou Westlake has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a health club. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in...
  • Amanfayun is a luxury resort adjacent to the iconic Buddhist site – Lingyin Temple. It is a heavenly estate, a feast for the eyes enriched by lush forests and tea fields, and in the morning, one is awakened not by the sounds of traffic and city life but the singing of birds. All year round, the mountains surrounding Amanfayun appear to be...
  • Skiing is one of the most popular sports in winter. However, people living in the sub tropic area in Zhejiang are seldom able to enjoy the fun of this sport due to its climate. Daming Mountain, located in the mountainous area to the west of Hangzhou, is a rare skiing park in Zhejiang. Daming Mountain lies in a high altitude area, so the temperature is much lower than that in the flat area, and the slopes of the hill are suitable for skiing. After skiing, it would be a good idea to relax at the Tuankou Hot Spring Resort nearby.

  • During this trip you will see a few of Hangzhou's famous landmarks including Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village, Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green, Hefang Street and City God Pavilion.

  • During the first day, you will visit classic West Lake scenic spots such as the Orioles singing in the Willows, Fish viewing at the Flower Pond, Yang Gong Causeway, Yue Fei’s Temple. In the second day, you will the ecological beauty of Hangzhou Shangougou Scenic Area. In the third day, you will visit the most renowned attractions Lingyin Temple, Feilai Mountain(peak from afar), Longjing Village, Hupao Spring.