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One Day Essence Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai

One Day Essence Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai
Tour Code: SHA-SHA11
Price from:(per people)
CNY 100 p/p
Duration:
1day
Departure Date:
You Deside !
Departure/Pick-up:
Shanghai
Traffic:
Car
Main Destination:
Hangzhou
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Itinerary Features

Main Tourist Attractions in the Itinerary:

Hangzhou:

Soul Retreat Temple, Peak Flying from afar, West Lake, Bai Causeway (include "Autumn Mirroring on Calm Lake"), Ancient Qinghefang Steet and Zhongshan Street (former royal street), ancient Chinese herb pharmacy - Huqingyu Tang, Solitary Hill, Three Pools Mirroring Moon (The biggest island), 9 Streams and 18 Gullies, Longjin (Dragon Well) Tea Village.

 

Experience in the Itinerary:

* Take boat to the biggest island – Three Pools Mirroring Moon in the fascinating West Lake – the UNESWCO World Heritage Site and one of the most beautiful lakes in China.

* Walk on the willow & peach blossom tree-lined Bai Causeway in the middle of West Lake to enjoy the enchanting scenery.

* Hike on the famous Dragon Well Tea plantation gully and the tea village in Hangzhou. Discover the tea growers life in the hills.

 

Why we suggest this tour itinerary?

Hangzhou, "a Paradise City for Tourists", is located only around 200 kilometers southwest of Shanghai and at the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (the longest and oldest canal in the world). It is one of Seven Ancient National Capitals in China and one of the Must Visit Cities for foreign tourists to China. Now it is the capital of Zhejiang Province in East China. It is very famous for its picturesque West Lake (the UNESCO World Heritage). It also boasts the Buddhist sacred land of China and the home of Chinese tea and silk culture. Unavoidably, Hangzhou is also an important city for elite culture. Centering on West Lake, a large number of top scenic spots and cultural heritage sites represent the best aspect of tourism in Hangzhou. In China, Hangzhou is commonly known as "the Paradise on Earth".

 

The West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, has inspired famous poets, scholars and artists since the 9th century. It comprises numerous temples, pagodas, pavilions, gardens and ornamental trees, as well as causeways and artificial islands.  


These additions have been made to improve the landscape west of the city of Hangzhou to the south of the Yangtze River.   


The West Lake has influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries and bears an exceptional testimony to the cultural tradition of improving landscapes to create a series of vistas reflecting an idealized fusion between humans and nature.

 

More Info about Hangzhou:

When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century, he declared it to be the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". There is a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou." Hangzhous "heavenly" beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) area each year to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and lakeside teahouses.

 

Hangzhou began to prosper and flourish in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It was the capital of the Wu and Yue States in the 10th Century during the Five Dynasties Period, and had its political heyday in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), when it served as the capital of China. Hangzhou witnessed a commercial boom in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, which is continuing at present.

 

There are many well-known historical and cultural sites in the areas around West Lake. Examples are the Lingyin Temple and Six Harmonies Pagoda. Hangzhou is also well known for its silk and tea. A trip to Hangzhou can be easily combined with a visit to a tea plantation in the hills near the West Lake.

 

Hangzhou West Lake Cultural Landscape was listed as the UNESCO World Heritage Site on June 24, 2011 during the the 35th World Heritage Conference held in Paris.

 

It is a delight experience to explore enchanting Hangzhou - "paradise under the heave". To tour in Hangzhou is just like stepping into a traditional Chinese watercolor painting. The willow-lined West Lake, the ancient pagodas and temples, cloud-shrouded hills inspired many poets and painter, all come with unique legends and stories.

 

More about the tourism info in Hangzhou at its official tourism website: http://en.gotohz.com/

More info about Hangzhou at Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hangzhou