Hangzhou as its capital, Zhejiang is a coastal province south of Shanghai and Jiangsu Province. It is one of the smallest, but most developed provinces in China. Hangzhou is the most visited destination as well as the transport hub jumping off for exploring further in the province.
Zhejiang has much more to offer beside the garden city of Hangzhou, which is only a half-hour high speed train ride from Shanghai. There are the old world charm in the north of the province - the old arched stone bridges, a network of rivers and canals that crisscross a slew of water towns; the most well known lush island off the east coastline, the famous Buddhist island - Putuoshan, the abode of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, one of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains.
The mist- and tree-shrouded slopes of Mount Mogan is a pleasant getaway noted for its cool temperatures during the region's scorching summers; your side trip down south from Hangzhou to the villages of Xinye and Zhuge brings you back to the old days with its fabulous traditional architecture and idyllic charm.
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|» Hangzhou Xinye Village & Zhuge Village Day Tour|
| Destinations: Xinye Village and Zhuge Village
Duration: 1 Day
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: ZJP-01
Price: Starting from US$105 p/p
|» Zhejiang Water Towns Tour|
| Destinations: Nanxun Water Town, Wuzhen Water Town, Xitang Water Town
Duration: 2 days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: ZJP-02
Price: Starting from US$199 p/p
|» Ningbo Putuoshan 4 Days Tour|
| Destinations: Ningbo and Putuoshan
Duration: 4 days
Tour Type: Private Tour
Tour Code: ZJP-03
Price: Starting from US$485 p/p
|» Zhejiang Tailor-Made Tour|
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Zhejiang Travel Information
When to VisitSpring is one of the best seasons to visit Zhejiang starting later March through May when the whole province is blanketed with greenery and decorated with flowers. Typhoon or heavy rain may possibly hits Zhejiang in June, especially its coastal areas. July and August are very hot and humid. The two months see almost all the scenic areas are packed with domestic tourists due to the school summer vacation time of July and August.
September, October and November are also the idea months to visit Zhejiang. Most of the period is sunny with mild temperature. The foliage falls in November when it turns yellow, orange and red with amazing autumn hues. You are kindly advised to skip over China National Holiday in October (October 1-3).
December, January and February are the coldest moths in Zhejiang. Winter is not the colorful season, but most of the places in Zhejiang will be quiet and peaceful and people enjoying fewer crowds with great discounts on hotels, admission fees and more.
When to visit Zhejiang also largely depends on your budget, tolerance for large crowds, your personal taste and, another time of year may suit you better.
Get There & Around1) Airports:
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport
Hangzhou is the transport hub with the largest airport in the province linking the major cities around China, including
several flights to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Guangzhou, Chengdu and Hong Kong
Tel: 0571-86661234, 8666 2999
Add: Xiaoshan, Hangzhou, Zhejiang,
Ningbo Lishe International Airport
Ningbao is the second largest city in Zhejiang. Its airport has services to 38 domestic destinations in China and
international services to Hong Kong, Seoul, and Macau.
Tel: （0574）8742 7888,
Add: Yinzhou, Ningbo, Zhejiang
Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport
Zhoushan Putuoshan Airport isituated on Zhujiajian Island in Zhoushan on the east coastline of Zhejiang, with air
services to Beijing, Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Xiamen and more.
Tel: (0580) 626 0716
Add: Zhujiajianzhen, Putuo, Zhoushan, Zhejiang
Hangzhou East Railway Station
The high speed railway station provides high speed train services to the destinations including Shanghai, Nanjing,
Beijing, Fuzhou and more.
Add: 1 Tiancheng Road, Janggan District, Hangzhou
Tel: (0571) 87622362, 86450514
Ningbo Railway Station
It has the high speed train services to Hangzhou, Shanghai, Nanjing, Xiamen, Wenzhou, Hefei and more.
Add: : 19 Nanzhan East Road, Haishu District, Ningbo
Tel: (021) 12306
Huzhou Railway Station
The high speed train station has the train services to Shanghai, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou and more.
Add: Xisaishan Road, Huzhou
Tel: (0572) 2950902
Zhejiang has a well developed highway network crisscrossing the major cities within the province. Several national highways and expressways cut through the province, making Zhejiang a highway friendly province.
Top Attractions in Zhejiang1) West Lake in Hangzhou 西湖
West Lake landscape was crowned as UNESCO World Heritage in 2011, a classical beauty of China - willow-lined banks,
half-moon bridges and pagoda-topped hills.
2) Wuzhen Water Town 乌镇
Wuzhen Water Town is one of the best preserved ancient water towns in the Yangtze River Delta. Wuzhen Water Village have
two zones which are open to tourists: Wuzhen Dongzha (East Scenic Zone) an Wuzhen Xizha (West Scenic Zone).
Mount Putuo is the abode of Guanyin, the Goddess of Mercy, one of China's four sacred Buddhist mountains. Putuoshan is the most well known lush island attached to Zhoushan Archipelago off the east coastline of Zhejiang.
4) Mount Mogan 莫干山
Situated 60 km from Hangzhou and 200 km from Shanghai, Mount Mogan is in the same name national park - the Moganshan National Park. Moganshan Town is the base for Mount Mogan. The mountain is well known for its cool temperatures during the hot summer and a perfect summer resort.
5) Qiandao Lake ( One Thousand-Island Lake ) 千岛湖
Hangzhou Thousand Islands Lake is located in Chun'an County, west of Hangzhou. It lies in the midway between Hangzhou and Huangshan. The islands in the lake include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island, Lock Island and more, a hot tourist destination.
6) Ningbo Baoguo Temple 报国寺
The Baoguo Temple is located in the Jiangbei District, 15 km north of Ningbo. It is well known for its the second
oldest surviving wooden structure in southern China and the main hall of the present temple dates back to 1013
AD during the Northern Song dynasty.
7) Guoqing Temple on Mount Tiantai 国清寺
Guoqing Temple is a Buddhist temple on Mount Tiantai in the east Zhejiang Province, about 220 km from the city of Hangzhou. Originally built in 598 AD during the Sui Dynasty, it was the initial site for the creation of the Tiantai school of Mahayana Buddhism.
8) Yandang Mountains 雁荡山
Yandang Mountains (or Yandangshan)
is a coastal mountain range in southeastern Zhejiang province.Yandang is well known for its natural
beauty - vertical rock faces and pinnacles, mountain slopes with green forests and bamboo groves, placid streams, gushing waterfalls and mysterious caves.
9) Xinye Village 新叶村
Xinye is a historic Chinese village in Jiande, about 175 km southwest of Hangzhou. Formed in the Southern Song
Dynasty(1127–1279), Xinye is well known for its well-preserved Ming and Qing era architecture and ancient residential buildings.
10) Zhuge Village 诸葛村
Zhuge Village is a historic Chinese village located in Lanxi, about 12 km south of Xinye Village. The village residents are the descendants of the famed Shu Han chancellor Zhuge Liang of the 3rd century AD, hence the name of
the village - Zhuge Village. The village is noted for its architectural composition arranged in an orderly fashion, according to the bagua principles of feng shui, earning it the moniker of Zhuge Bagua Village.
11) Former Residence of Lu Xun 鲁迅故居
Lu Xun was the pen name of Zhou Shuren (25 September 1881 – 19 October 1936), a leading
figure of modern Chinese literature. The residence, a two-storied wooden
structure in traditional style, is located at the present 208 Lu Xun Road in Shaoxing.
Lu Xun lived here until he went to study abroad.
12) Nanxun Old Town 南浔古镇
Nanxun Old Town is comparatively less crowded and commercial, mainly due to its location and less promotion.
What sets it apart from other water towns is the interesting blend of European style and Chinese style architectures.
Xitang is an ancient town in Jiashan County, Zhejiang Province. Crisscrossed by nine rivers, old town has numerous antique residences and temples. The town maintains a
tranquil ambience and scenic beauty, making it a very popular laid
back tourist destination.
14) Yiwu 义乌
The city of Yiwu is under the administration of Jinhua City in the central Zhejiang Province. The city is noted for its small commodity trade and vibrant market and is a regional tourist destination.
15) Shaoxing 绍兴
Shaoxing is a prefecture-level city, about 65 km to the southeast of Hangzhou.
The city is cut through with numerous canals and waterways, giving it a classic Jiangnan style scenery.
16) Tian Yi Pavilion 天一阁
Located in Ningbo, Tian Yi Pavilion ( or Tianyi library ) is the oldest existing library in China. Set up in 1561 by Fan Qin during the Ming dynasty (1368 - 1644), it once had a collection of over 70,000 volume of antique books during its prime
time. After visiting Tian Yi Pvilion, the Qianlong Emperor of the Qing Dynasty ( 1644 - 1911) ordered officials to build several imperial libraries after Tian Yi Pavilion including Wenyuan Pavilion in the Forbidden City, and Wenjin Pavilion in the Chengde Mountain Resort to house the Siku Quanshu encyclopedia.
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