Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Tourism

Summer | Those Places That Resembles the Magical Land of OZ

Hangzhou in summer boasts greenery everywhere. The greenness of nature is sanative and free. Escape from the bustle and hustle of the city, find a place of greenery, press the shutter release, and there you go, an amazing photo!


Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunxi

云栖竹径


Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunxi is a noted attraction in Hangzhou, boasting an ancient temple in deep mountains, the sound of chimes, the winding paths flanked by lush bamboo, and gurgling streams. It is extremely cool. The touring experience is great whether it’s for fun or simply for photographing. The most important is that there aren’t crowded tourists here.


Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunxi is just a few bus stops away from Faxi Temple (法喜寺). It’s very suitable for people to have a walk after visiting Lingyin Temple and Faxi Temple. The tea garden scenery along the way is intoxicating.


Whether it’s sunny or rainy, you can produce amazing photos in the bamboo forest. The place is like a fairyland on rainy days with clouds and mist lingering over Xixin Pavilion (洗心亭). You’ll feel that you have entered the place where Xiashi (chivalrous people) practice. 


On sunny days, light shines through bamboos on the ground and the mottled tree shade is intertwined with the sunshine, which is really pleasing to the eye.


Nine Creeks Meandering Through Misty Forest

九溪烟树


The attraction, Nine Creeks Meandering Through Misty Forest, is one of the new Top Ten Views of West Lake, commonly known as “Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies (九溪十八涧)”. Many people know this place because of its beautiful autumn scenery, but the scenery here in summer is not inferior in any respect.


Creeks, tea gardens, mists, and verdant hills constitute the four special features of the scenic area. 


Walking along the uneven paths, you will find mist enveloping lush tea trees on hills like a veil and hear gurgling creeks flowing at the foot of hills with weeping orchids and hanging vines. It’s dream-like.


Hangzhou Botanical Garden

杭州植物园


Hangzhou Botanical Garden has gradually gained popularity in recent years and now has become an internet-famous must-visit.


No matter how many times you have been to the place, every time you see the large lawns and lush green trees, you will still feel that the place is a sight for sore eyes. This is perhaps the healing capacity of greenery.


The dense forest and the greenery everywhere can make people really relax, and make it easier for people to produce great photos of laid-back style.


Hangzhou Botanical Garden

杭州植物园


Hangzhou Botanical Garden has gradually gained popularity in recent years and now has become an internet-famous must-visit.


No matter how many times you have been to the place, every time you see the large lawns and lush green trees, you will still feel that the place is a sight for sore eyes. This is perhaps the healing capacity of greenery.


The dense forest and the greenery everywhere can make people really relax, and make it easier for people to produce great photos of laid-back style.


The Archeological Ruins of Ancient Liangzhu City

良渚古城遗址公园


The park in summer is extremely beautiful. If you want to take a photo with stories, then this is the spot for you.


What meets your eyes here is refreshing greenery. It’s a visual feast for the eyes and ablution for the soul.


The most recommended photo-shooting locations are respectively the stop of Land City Gate (陆城门), the stop of Mojiao Hill (莫角山), the stop of Zhishan Hill (雉山站) and the stop of Daguan Hill (大观山). Every location has its style and will give you different surprises.


If you want to have photos taken with these sika deer, remember to get off at the stop of Daguan Hill and be there before four O’clock or these deer will return home.


Green is the color of life,


Green is the color of healing,


Hangzhou in summer boasts different kinds of green,


One will remember forever once he/she lays eyes on them.