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West Lake in Hangzhou

Plan your Hangzhou Trip? Located along Southeast coast of China,  Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province, the center of politic, economy, science, education and culture of the province.

There is a saying “Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou.” Hangzhou, with its surrounding hills, water and numerous beautiful sightseeing places, has been ranked as one of the ten best famous tourist cities in China. It attracts more than 20 million tourists from home and abroad every year.
 
Features & Attractions
West Lake in Hangzhou
Ancient Town of Xitang
•Qian Dao Lake
•Six Harmonies Pagoda
Wuzhen Water Town
•Xitang Town
Ling Yin Temple Flying Peak in Hangzhou
•Hangzhou National Tea Museum
China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou
 
West Lake
West Lake in Hangzhou is a place you would not want to miss during your Hangzhou tour. Hangzhou’s West Lake Scenic Area, in the southwest of the city, covers 60 square kilometers (23 square miles), of which West Lake itself occupies 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles).
West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden style parks for recreation. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridge add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills.
There are The Scenic Spots in West Lake: Dawn on the Su Causeway in Spring, Curved Yard and Lotus Pool in Summer, Moon over the Peaceful Lake in Autumn, Remnant Snow on the Bridge in Winter, Leifeng Pagoda in the Sunset, Two Peaks Piercing the Clouds, Orioles Singing in the Willows, Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Three Ponds Mirroring the MoonEvening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill.
Ticket Price: Leifeng Pagoda 40Yuan; Three Pools Mirroring the Moon 20Yuan; Chenghuang Pavilion 30Yuan; Lingyin Temple 30Yuan
How to get there: Bus No. 4/K4, 6/K6, 7/K7, 15/K15,16/K16,18/K18, 21/K21, 27/K27, 28/K28, 81/K81, K504, 527/K527, Y1, Y2, Y3, Y4, Y5, Y6, Y7, Y8, Y9.
 
Lingyin Temple
The Lingyin Temple, west of the lake, Hangzhou, stands at the foot of the Beigao Peak and faces the Feilai (Peak That Flew Here) Peak across a stream. With many old trees, groves of bamboo, and quiet and beautiful surroundings, the Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous temples south of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River.
The Lingyin Temple has received numerous tourists from all over the world. During the Spring Festival (Chinese New Year) celebrations, about 70,000 people per day come to the temple to worship.
Ticket Price: 30Yuan
Opening Time: 07:30-17:00
How to get there: Bus No. 7, 807 and Tour Bus 1, 2, 4 arrive at Linyin Station
 
 
Qian Dao Lake
Qian Dao Lake is located in Chun’an County, around 160 kilometers west of Hangzhou. Dotted with 1070 islands, hills, water, and evergreens, the lake is a newly opened scenic area and summer resort in the suburbs of Hangzhou.
Covering an area of 573 square kilometers, the lake is more than one hundred times larger than West Lake in Hangzhou. Forest covers nearly 93 per cent of the lake area, which is home to over 1,800 varieties of plant and 2,100 wild animals. With an average depth of 34 meters, its water visibility can reach 7 to 12 meters. .
Ticket Price: 120Yuan (Mar.1st –Nov.30th ); 100Yuan (Dec.10th –end of next Feb.)
Opening Time: 07:00-19:00 (summer); 08:00-17:00 (winter)
 
Six Harmonies Pagoda
Located on the Yuelun Hill besides Qiantang River, Hangzhou Six Harmonies Pagoda was built by King of Wuyu to ward off Qiantang bore. As high as 59.89 meters, this grand pagoda has 7 sides and 8 stories. Looked down from the top, all Qiantang River beauty is birdviewed.
Now near Six Harnonies Pagoda, a Garden of China Ancient Pagodas with more than 100 pagodas and towers in various dynasties has been constructed to display Chines pagoda culture integratedly.
Ticket Price: 30Yuan (including 10Yuan for climbing fee)
Opening Time:06:30-17:30
How to get there: Bus No. K808, K599, 504, Tourism Bus No. 5
 
Wuzhen
Wuzhen Town, in Tongxiang City, about 100km from  Hangzhou city, has a history of more than 1,000 years.
On both sides of a slabstone-paved street stand pubs, restaurants, pawnshops, weaving and dyeing establishments, and other businesses, all housed in wooden structures of brown. Rivers and creeks spanned with stone bridges in various designs flow through the town, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal passes by. Old waterside houses and outside corridors can be found here and there. This is the ancient town of Wuzhen.
Ticket Price: 100Yuan for Dongzha Scenic Area
120Yuan for Xizha Scenic Area
150Yuan for Combination Ticket;
Excluding the boat ticket of 80Yuan per person
Opening Time: the whole day
 
Xitang Town
About 100km from Hangzhou, Xitang is an ancient town with peaceful and beautiful environment. it features flat terrain, crisscrossed rivers, numerous, bridges, lanes and ceilinged corridors.
Ceilinged corridors are the most special scene in xitang construction. these corridors were originally built to make convenience for the residents trading on boats by the side of the rivers. each shop has a ceiling over the stone-slate road in front of its own house, and the ceilings connect with one another to form corridors. the longest ceiling stretches 1,300 meters, like a silk belt winding along the river.
Another feature of xitang is the ancient architecture which was well-preserved from the ming and qing dynasty. there are a total of 122 lanes, long and short, wide and narrow. five of them are longer than 100 meters. among all the lanes, shipi lane is the most famous.
Ticket Price: 100Yuan (tickets include both the scenic region and 11 sightseeing spots);
50Yuan (tickets for the scenic region only)
Opening Time: the whole day
 
Hangzhou National Tea Museum
Hangzhou National Tea Museum is the only tea museum in China. Surrounded by clusters of tea farms and boasting five exhibition halls , the museum vividly depicts the evolution of Chinese tea over a span of thousands of years and the colorful tea culture.
The exhibition center is divided into six tea-tasting session where visitors can have taste teas of various flavor and taste while enjoying tea making ceremonies . The exquisite and quintessential buildings against the backdrop of gardens alternating with tea farms make the visitors totally immersed in this strong tea culture.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: 08:30-16:30
 
Hangzhou National Silk Museum
Situated at the southern bank of the West Lake, in Hangzhou City of Zhejiang Province, the museum is a showcase for the origination, evolution, variety of silk and the evolution of the Silk Road with its social implications and influences.
China National Silk Museum is the first state-level professional silk museum in China as well as the biggest silk museum throughout the world. The museum owns eight exhibition halls, including: the Preface Hall, Relics Hall, Folk-custom Hall, Dyeing and Weaving Hall and Modern Achievements Hall.
Ticket Price: Free
Opening Time: 08:30-16:30
Hangzhou Tour
 
Hangzhou Classic Day Tour from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou Cultural Day Tour from US$60 p/p

Hangzhou 3 day Tour Package  from US$220 p/p
Hangzhou 4-day Tour Package  from US$320 p/p

Hangzhou – Wuzhen Water Town – Hangzhou Day Tour  from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou – Xitang Water Town – Hangzhou  from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou – Shaoxing – Hangzhou   from US$70 p/p
Hangzhou – Thousand Islands Lake – Hangzhou Day Tour from US$80 p/p
Hangzhou – Suzhou – Hangzhou Day Tour  from US$80 p/p

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