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About Hangzhou

Hangzhou has a long history of 2,200 years and is one of the eight ancient capitals of China. Hangzhou, whose beauty is increased by West Lake, not only boasts the lake itself but also has a landscape surrounded on three sides by mountains and on one side by water. Go pray at Lingyin Temple, take a boat to explore Xixi National Wetland Park, or meander through the streets and alleys of the city and you will discover this the city is full of picturesque charm. The scholars and poets of the past have left behind a rich history of poetry and painting in Hangzhou. The streets and alleys of Hangzhou are filled with stories and poems.

Popular Attractions in Hangzhou

West Lake
4.7/5
25,537 Reviews
Lake
West Lake is associated with Hangzhou beauty. It is a beautiful scenery belt. The famous “10 Scenes of West Lake” surround the lake. Walk along the Sudi and Baidi causeway, or row yourself to the "Three Pools Mirror Moon" located at the middle of the lake. It is a spot where you can enjoy a complete view of the West Lake on your boat and feel the gentle ambience of Hangzhou. You can also rent a bicycle to ride around the lake and enjoy the freedom of stopping wherever you want for a photo.
Lingyin Temple
4.6/5
8,781 Reviews
Temple
Lingyin Temple is a famous ancient Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. It has existed for 1700 years, hidden in the hills and surrounded by a tranquil environment. Due to its huge popularity, there is a constant stream of believers visiting the temple, especially in the early morning of the Lunar New Year's Day. It is said that Lingyin Temple is very auspicious, and Feilai Peak is famous for its relation to folk hero and famous Buddhist monk Jigong. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty visited Lingyin Temple during his tours down south.
Hangzhou Songcheng Park
4.6/5
13,339 Reviews
Performances
Cultural Experiencial Area
Hangzhou Songcheng Park is a large theme park in Hangzhou featuring the cultural characteristics of the Song Dynasty. It is located at the southwest of the West Lake Scenic Area with Wuyun mountain to its north. They have antique markets, tea houses, grocery stores, ironsmith shops, and wine shops that illustrate day to day life in the Song Dynasty era. You can enjoy chinese cultural performances like puppet shows and chinese shadow play or get your heart pumping by watching some chinese boxing. You might also encounter fully armored soldiers patrolling the street or hunting down fugitives. All of these adds up to give you a wonderful sense of traveling back in time. The large-scale musical “Song City: Thousand Years of Love” is a must-see in Songcheng.
Xixi National Wetland Park
4.5/5
17,460 Reviews
Wetland
Boat Tour
Xixi National Wetland Park is located in the western part of Hangzhou, less than 5km from West Lake. It is known as one of the three "Xi's" along with Xihu (West Lake) and Xiling (the Seal Engravers' Society). The park is the frst and only wetland park in China combining urban life, farming and culture. It is known as the “Kidney of Hangzhou” and provides a variety of water views. A complete tour of the Xixi National Wetland Park should involve a combination of land and river routes. There are three causeways and ten sights at the Xixi National Wetland park in which Qiuxue Hut, the best scenery of the park can only be reached by boat only.

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Trip Moments

Ni_Leichu   
Posted: Oct 4, 2019
wuqiuhuang   
Finally finally entered Songcheng, and posted notices and wanted orders on both sides. After entering the city, there were bursts of fragrance everywhere, there were food everywhere, and there was always the one you liked. There are endless tourists on the road, and there are endless foods on both sides. You must go to taste it when you pass by. When I first entered the city, I met a happy event. At noon, Wang Jia, a foreigner of the Wang family, wanted to throw a hydrangea, and the Princess Wang Jia on the stage was very shy. The audience was full of people, and everyone was excited to wait for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I saw that Hydrangea was robbed by a 22-year-old boy on the stage. I was very excited. I put on the groom's outfit and said hello to everyone. I went back to the Great Song and met Meng. Open the folding fan and take a photo with the beauty. Walking on the street, crossing the characters to swim in the streets, I feel that I have passed through from time to time, you can take the initiative to take photos with them. After all, they are so high that they will not refuse. The real vocals of the outdoor play facilities are deafening, and everyone is having fun, and they clap their hands. I also show my hands, playing this must be fast, steady. The four beautiful women who passed together sat on the sedan chair, and they swayed to the home of Ruyi Langjun, and they were happy. This is the experience of sitting on the sedan chair, the front of the sedan chair is a big drum, the cymbals and other musical instruments composed of joy bands playing the joy, the four bearers wearing festive costumes, the lifted sedan chair screaming leisurely. Knocking on the drums, that is called a lively, must feel a feeling, just in the six room square. Dressed in costumes, it is also a simple mirror, no smile in front of the camera.
Posted: Dec 20, 2018
Shirley Zhu   
Xixi, taste the wetland slow life
Xixi wetland is known as "the kidney of Hangzhou", and the West Lake, Xiqiao and Hangzhou "three West", is currently the first and only domestic wetland, agricultural wetlands, culture Wetlands are integrated into the National Wetland Park. Compared with the West District, the Eastern District wins with natural landscapes. The representative landscapes of Xixi Wetlandwater ponds, greenery, reeds, cruise ships, and bluestone roadscan be seen and experienced here.
Xixi Wetland is very large, you need to leave it for a whole day, and plan the day's route, it is also necessary to buy a ticket. The battery boat is ring-shaped, and it stops at four terminals in Zhoujia Village, Yanshui Fishing Village, Shentankou and Hulu Grange in order. (The starting point is the end point, and it is back in a circle, there is no turning back), each terminal All are free to go up and down, free to move, the dock has a disembarkation dock and a dock.
Break in, the banks are lush, the bay turns, and the village is quiet. The idyllic wildness of Xixi, the literati of the dynasties left a lot of fuss, and there were many ancient temples. There are three scenes in Xixi worth seeing: Qiulufei snow, fire persimmon wave, Qushui plum. Autumn and early spring are the best seasons in Xixi.
Xixi is undoubtedly a good place, so it should be a few more days to take a look. Those who know how to stay in Xixi are those who really know how to enjoy life. Some people have said that if the paradise really exists, it may be Xixi. Xixi, who first met, is the best state. The wilderness is light and the waterfowl is flying. You can find dreams and release your body and mind. And when you want to really read Xixi, then "left" is the best.
Posted: Feb 15, 2019
Ni_Leichu   
Posted: Jan 21, 2019

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