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Hangzhou Tours



Hangzhou and West Lake Tour Packages
- Hangzhou local tours and the World Heritage Hangzhou Tour from Shanghai
Both private tours and non-private bus tours are available

Tour Code & Duration Private Tour Attractions
GWA-HZ-00
1 day daily
Hangzhou and Wuzhen One-day Tour
GWA-HZ-01
4 days 3 nights
West Lake, Linyin Temple, Six Harmonies Temple, Silk factory
GWA-HZ-02
4 days 3 nights
Hangzhou and Wuzhen Scenic Tour
GWA-HZ-03
2 days 1 nights
Essence Of Hangzhou Tour
GWA-HZ-04
5 days 4 nights
Tour Hangzhou from Shanghai Package (5-day tour)
GWA-HZ-05
6 days 5 nights
Shanghai City And Hangzhou Water Town Tour (6-day tour)
GWA-HZ-06
8 days 7 nights
Shanghai, Hangzhou and Her Amazing Neighbors (8-day)
City Transfer Service Airport and Train Station
BT0110
Hangzhou Airport Pick-up Service. $69/person
BT0109
Hangzhou Airport Drop-off Service. $54/person
BT0111
Hangzhou Train Station Pick-up Service. $54/person
BT0112
Hangzhou Train Station Drop-off Service. $54/person


Hangzhou

Hangzhou is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the People's Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. Located 180 kilometers (112 mi) southwest of Shanghai, as of 2004 the entire Hangzhou Region or Prefecture-level city had a registered population of 6.4 million people.

The City, the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, is located on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River in southeast China, a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 180 kilometers from Shanghai. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter making it a year round destination.

The West Lake is undoubtedly the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. In this scenic area, Solitary Hill, the Mausoleum of General Yue Fei, the Six Harmonies Pagoda and the
Linyin Temple are probably the most frequently visited attractions. The "Ten West Lake Prospects" have been specially selected to give the visitor outstanding views of the lake, mountains and monuments.

A number of national museums can be found in Hangzhou and are representative of Chinese culture. Fine examples are the National Silk Museum and National Tea Museum. Along with the other museums in Hangzhou, they provide a fascinating insight into the history of Chinese traditional products.

One of the most important parts of traveling is tasting the local delicacies. Hangzhou dishes are noted for their elaborate preparation, sophisticated cooking and refreshing taste. Many local specialties will be sure to make your trip a cultural experience. We recommend that you try Beggar's Chicken (a chicken baked in clay), West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Source (vinegar coated fish fresh caught from the lake), Dongpo Pork (braised pork) and Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, etc.

The shopping environment in Hangzhou is exciting and convenient. Travelers and tourists like to go to Qing He Fang Street. It is one of the most famous and historic streets in the city and reflects many of the features of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279). Shoppers will admire the antique buildings while purchasing items from a wide range of local goods such as silks, tea or maybe a silk parasol, brocade or a beautiful Hangzhou fan. These are just some of the items to be found but there are many more.

At night Hangzhou has much to offer and teahouses and various kinds of pubs are both plentiful and popular. Choosing one overlooking the West Lake for a pleasant chat over a cup of tea is sure to make you feel totally relaxed and refreshed.

While much of the ancient city that had been the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty was destroyed during the Taiping Rebellion in the mid-nineteenth century, today's Hangzhou is a modern and vibrant economical center. As such it provides a base for many talented and skilled people. Never the less, thanks to its unique setting by the West Lake it continues to enjoy the many benefits of the natural surroundings that have delighted visitors for centuries. Not only was it much vaunted in his writings by the 13 century explorer, Marco Polo but the Lake and its environs have inspired poets of great renown such as Bai Juyi and Su Dongpo down the ages. There can be no doubt that a visit here is certain to be a memorable one.

Hangzhou West Lake - the New World Heritage Site  

When traveling to other countries, tasting their local food is a must do. Hangzhou is no different in this case. They dishes are traditionally prepared elaborately with sophisticated cooking and a fresh taste. Their Longjing or Dragon Well tea is also something you must try before departing from Hangzhou.  

Shopping in Hangzhou is like shopping in any other major cities in China and that of the world. You can find most of your high-end brand names there, not to mention your local venders that you can bargain with, as well. The antique buildings are also a popular stop for those who love shopping in China. You can find good quality silk, tea, tea sets or maybe a silk parasol.  

During the Day we recommend taking one of the boat tours. You will be able to take a nice cruise on the lake with great picture opportunities. The cruise operates late as well to show you a lighted up Hangzhou. You can also see the major temples from the Lake giving you a different view of the city and the Lake.   On June 24, 2011, t he World Heritage Committee has inscribed the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising the West Lake and the hills surrounding its three sides, on UNESCO‚Äôs World Heritage List.

The night time in Hangzhou is also very hot. Many teahouses are open late for your relaxing conversations with your friends, families and colleagues. Hangzhou, unlike the busy cities such as Shanghai or Beijing is a place to relax. Looking over the West Lake with a cup of tea can assure you relaxed stay here.

 

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