Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Top 10 Agricultural and Rural Tours in Hangzhou

Recently, the Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Department of Culture and Tourism of Zhejiang released the top 100 agricultural and rural tours of 2021. Among them, 10 are in Hangzhou. What are their features? How to take the tours? Let’s take a quick look!


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Longwu Tea Town Tea Experience Tour, Xihu District 西湖区龙坞茶镇茶乡旅游精品线路


Itinerary: 


Shangchengdai Village - Hejia Village - Longmenkan Village


Main Features:

In Shangchengdai Village, there are large tea plantations that cover a total area of more than 165 acres. And it is within walking distance to the West Mountain Forest Park which is rich in negative oxygen ions. The village is also home to many guesthouses and farmers’ restaurants. In Hejia Village, there is an international standard mountain biking trail that winds for 5.9 km. And the White Dragon Pond in Longmenkan Village is regarded as a natural oxygen bar.


Waitongwu Red Rural Tour, Xihu District 西湖区外桐坞红色乡村旅游精品线路


Itinerary:


Waitongwu Village - Changdai Village - Cimuqiao Village


Main Features:


Besides Zhu De Memorial Hall which is a famous red tourist attraction, Waitongwu Village also has the Cultural Hall and Min Gengcan Art Museum. The cenotaph of Hu Xueyan in Changdai Village is also worth visiting. And Cimuqiao Village is characterized by the culture of filial piety. It has the Filial Piety Culture Experience Hall and Qinglong Pond built in the late Qing Dynasty.


Zen Tea Tasting Tour, Yuhang District 余杭区禅茶一味,品茗问道之旅精品线路


Itinerary:


Day 1: Dajingshan Tourist Center - Jingshan Temple - Jingshan Village – Enjoy rural food and stay overnight in a guesthouse


Day 2: Experience Diancha of Song Dynasty at Dajingshan Tourist Center – Xiaogucheng Village - Enjoy featured rural food – Luyuquan Park


Main Features:


The tea gardens and bamboo forests on Jingshan Mountain are like a green wave that rolls on the gentle slopes and mountains. This is the place where Lu Yu, the Saint of Tea, wrote The Classic of Tea. And it has Jingshan Tea Banquet, which is a national intangible cultural heritage and the Tea Saint Festival held annually.


Known as the top village of Zen tea, it is filled with the fragrance of tea. You can take a stroll or sit down to taste tea and watch a tea ceremony.


Luniao Town Green Recreation Tour, Yuhang District 余杭区鸬鸟镇绿色康养之旅精品线路


Itinerary:


Day 1: Downtown Hangzhou - Shangougou Scenic Area in Luniao Town, visit the former site of the New Fourth Army Quilt Factory and Maotang Ancient Village - Yuhang Communist Youth League Memorial Museum – Enjoy featured rural food - Yuhang Anti-Japanese War Memorial Museum – Luniao Rainbow Valley Scenic Area – Stay overnight in a guesthouse


Day 2: Hike Pingtiantang Ancient Road in Baizhang Town – Enjoy an all-bamboo banquet in a local farmhouse - Experience intangible cultural heritage in Zhuyi Town (Xiaoxiang Sanxun Weaving Technique, Dyeing Technique, Ji Bamboo Society, and Red Yeast Rice Winery, etc.)


Main Features:


Shangougou Scenic Area is composed of three parts: Tangkeng Valley, Maotang Ancient Village and Shangougou Rainbow Valley. Rich in natural resources, it also provides very beautiful natural scenery. The vast bamboo forests, the murmuring streams, the clear pools, the cascading waterfalls, the strangely shaped rocks and the surrounding lush green mountains are all attracting people to revel in the beauty of the scenic area.


What to Do in the Evening:


10:30 pm party at Meilu Mountain Villa


Taste of Fuchun Mountain Tour, Fuyang District 富阳区“富春山居•味道山乡”精品线路


Itinerary:


Xiaojing Hang-Style Residential Houses - Daqing Strawberry Base - Tiandi Farm - Bashan Tea Garden - Yangbei Lake Wetland Park


Main Features:


Bashan is a famous tea village in Zhejiang Province. There are continuous tea plantations covering a total area of 1,647 acres. Most of the tea produced here is Longjing tea but, averagely speaking, its harvest time starts about 3-5 days earlier than the West Lake Longjing.


There are a large number of reeds swaying elegantly in the sun in Jianjia Garden in Yangbei Lake Wetland Park. And travelers can also enjoy camping and playing on the lawn and watch the black swans and green-head ducks swimming on the lake.


What to Do in the Evening:


Yangbei Lake Wetland Park


Source of Taihu Lake and Red Leafed Zhinan Mountain Tour, Lin’an District 临安区碧水太湖源•红叶指南山精品线路


Itinerary:


Day 1: Source of Taihu Lake Provincial Modern Agricultural Park (Picking Tour) – Source of Taihu Lake Scenic Area (internet-famous 5D glass bridge) – Stay overnight at a guesthouse


Day 2: Red Leafed Zhinan Village Scenic Area - Enjoy Yangqiao food - Return


Main Features:


Come to the Source of Taihu Lake to connect with nature, experience the 5D glass bridge, watch a wonderful forest performance and enjoy local food such as Zhinai 18 Bowls and Yunqi Family Banquet, etc. Travelers can also purchase local agricultural specialties such as bamboo shoots, Dongkeng wild tea, yellow peaches, and blueberries, etc. and take part in fun-filled festivals such as the Wild Monkey Festival, the Summer Escape Festival and Zhinan Mountain Rice Terrace and Rapeseed Flower Festival, etc.


Opposite the Source of Taihu Lake is the Red Leafed Zhinan Village Scenic Area. It is regarded as one of the most beautiful ancient villages in Jiangnan. In late autumn, the golden ginkgo and red maple trees will turn the village into a beautiful oil painting!


Staying True to the Original Aspiration Red Tour, Tonglu County 桐庐县寻初心•红色行精品线路


Itinerary:


Day 1: Red Education Base in Memory of the Long March - Impression of Fenshui (Nanbao Hall, Revolutionary History Museum) - Guaguajiao Farm in Dalu Village - Stay overnight in Fenshui or return to the county seat


Day 2: Yaolin Wonderland - White Cloud Resort – Return


Main Features:


In the Red Education Base in Memory of the Long March, travelers will sound the bulge for assembly and experience thrilling programs such as Bidding Farewell to the Soldiers Leaving for War, Swiftly Capturing Luding Bridge and Crossing the Red River. In the Impression of Fenshui (Nanbao Hall and Revolutionary History Museum), travelers will pay respect to the fallen soldiers of the anti-Japanese War and remember the martyrs of the revolution. In Guaguajiao Farm in Dalu Village, travelers will get close to nature, watch flowers, and climb up to the top for a marvelous distant view.


On the second day, travelers will go to Yaolin Wonderland, which is known as the king of all caves in China, and watch the magnificent stalagmites and stalactites. And then they will go to White Cloud Resort to experience the artistic and charming countryside.


What to Do in the Evening:


A leisurely night tour of Fenshui River or a night tour of the White Cloud Resort


Tonglu Slow Life Tour, Tonglu County 桐庐县桐庐康养慢生活精品线路


Itinerary:


Day 1: Tonglu Intangible Cultural Heritage Museum – Board the cruise “Dwelling in Fuchun Mountains: A Picturesque Journey from Tonglu to Meichang” at the East Gate Pier - Return to the hotel in downtown Tonglu


Day 2: Daqi Mountain National Forest Park - Fuchun River (Luzi) Slow Life Experience Zone – Return


Main Features:


The itinerary integrates three themes: natural scenery, green recreation, and history and culture. Taking a boat ride on Fuchun River, travelers can experience the modern version of "Dwelling in Fuchun Mountains." And they can take in fresh air at Daqi Mountain National Forest Park and enjoy a slow-paced rural life in Fuchun River (Luzi) Slow Life Experience Zone.


What to Do in the Evening:


A night tour on Fuchun River


Qiandao Lake Tea Experience and Root Seeking Tour, Chun’an County 淳安县“千岛湖茶”寻根探源之旅


Itinerary:


Day 1: Qiandao Lake - Jiukeng Tea Museum – Thousand-year-old King of Jiukeng Tea Tree – Stay overnight at Qiandaohu Town and enjoy an evening tour


Day 2: Qiandao Lake – Over-Lake Tea Garden in Lishang Town – Wanxin Caiben Organic Tea Garden in Fengshuling Town – Xiajiang Village


Main Features:


Chun'an is the birthplace of the national tea tree species Jiukeng. It has a tea production history of nearly 2000 years. There are totally 31,300 acres of tea plantations in the county. In the spring tea season, the tea town is always filled with the fragrance of tea.


What to Do in the Evening:


When you enjoy an evening cruise on Qiandao Lake, you will see the distant hazy mountains on Moonlight and Warm Island, the beautiful Qiandao Lake Bridge and the dazzling neon lights on the waterfront. And you can also listen to traditional music, admire the moon, take part in interactive games and enjoy a featured performance. The performance lasts for about 40 minutes or so. 


Xin'anjiang Charming Rural Tour, Jiande City 建德市新安江美丽田园风情精品线路


Itinerary:


Get off the highway at Yangcun Bridge - Qianhe Village - Sanjiangkou Village - Zhijiang Village


Main Features:


With Xin'an River, the mother river, as the main axis, the present, methods and future of the development of the river are presented through the appearance of three villages, namely Qianhe Village in Meicheng Town (The Spirit of Qianhe, Entrepreneurial Revitalization), Sanjiangkou Village in Sandu Town (Intelligent Governance, "Future" of Sanjiang), and Zhijiang Village in Xiaya Town (Agriculture & Tourism Integrated, a Pleasant River). These three villages together form an appealing painting.


Information from the Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs 市农业农村局, Beautiful West Lake 美丽西湖, Yuhang Release 余杭发布, Fuyang Release 富阳发布, Lin'an Release 临安发布, Tonglu Release 桐庐发布, Chun'an Release 淳安发布, Jiande Release 建德发布