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    Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It has been ranked as one of the ten most scenic cities in China.  Famed for its natural scenery, Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalized by countless poets and artists. It is one of the most important cultural centers of China. "Above is Heaven, Below are Suzhou and Hangzhou." This phrase is semantically similar to the English phrase "Paradise on Earth".Whenever talking about Hangzhou, the famous West Lake can never be far from one's thoughts. Held on three sides in the embrace of hilly peaks, this water wonderland has been an attraction for centuries and it is small wonder that it was a favorite imperial retreat. There is a strong Buddhist influence. Peak Flown in from Afar is famous for its thousands of Buddhist carvings, and nearby Lingyin Temple is a classic and celebrated example of a Buddhist temple.

The nearby water towns of Wuzhen and Xitang capture the old rural way in truly atmospheric resorts. Explore Chinese culture at the museums of tea, silk and Chinese medicine. Explore Hangzhou hassle free with our popular tours, designed to take in the top attractions.

 West Lake Scenic Area
                             West Lake Tour 

West Lake Whenever talking about Hangzhou, the famous West Lake can never be far from one's thoughts. Held on three sides in the embrace of hilly peaks, this water wonderland has been an attraction for centuries and it is small wonder that it was a favorite imperial retreat. Ten Scenes of the West 
 lmpression West Lake  Surrounded by hills on three sides, Hangzhou's West Lake has inspired poets and artists for centuries. Following in their footsteps today is Chinese director Zhang Yimou. Impression West Lake---a unique metropolitan out-door performance on natural stage setting. Located in the scenic area of the Yue Lake of the West Lake ----

Ten Scenes of Westlake     Ten New Scenes of Westlake
 1.  Spring Dawn on the Su Causeway    

 1 Bamboo-lined Path at Yunqi

 2.  Orioles Singing in the Willows     

2 Sweet Osmanthus Rain at Manjuelong Village

 3.  Viewing Fish at Flower Pond   3 Dream-Like Tiger Spring
 4.  Winery Yard and Lotus Pool      4 Inquiring about Tea at Dragon Well
 5.  Evening Bell Ringing at the Nanping Hill 
 5 Nine Creeks Meandering Through a Misty Fores
 6.  Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake      6 Heavenly Wind over Wu Hill
 7.  Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow       7 Circular Green at Lord Ruan's Mound
 8.  Three Pools Mirroring the Moon   8 Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green
 9.  Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge     9 Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill
 10. Twin Peaks Piercing the Clouds  10 Precious Stone Hill Floating in Rosy Cloud
  

Lingyin Temple  locates at the northwest of West Lake, on the Lingyin mountainside among the Feilai Peak and Beigao Peak. Surrounded with many old trees, groves of bamboo, and quiet and beautiful environment, Lingyin Temple is the earliest temple in Hangzhou, --- 
 
   Yue Fei's temple  is a monument to the patriot who was murdered in 1141 under his archrival Qin Hui, a Song Dynasty (960-1279) prime minister. These buildings, like others in the vicinity of the lake, such as the slender Six Harmonies Pagoda , add to the calm and beauty of their surroundings
Fei Lai Feng ("Peak Flown From Afar"). Legend has it that this limestone peak "flew" all the way from India where it had formed part of a holy mountain. These elements are of particular interest to Buddhists and art enthusiasts.
 Qiantang River Bore  Qiantang River's soaring tide is such a marvelous spectacle that only the Amazon River's surging tide can compare. Annually, millions of people from both home and abroad flock here to observe the magnificent tide on the 18th day of the eighth lunar month  When the surging tide comes in---
Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda) The Six Harmonious Pagoda is located on Yuelun Mountain with the West Lake in the north and the  named a Key Cultural Relic under state protection by the State Council in 1961.both connected by a corridor. On both sides of the corridor are niches where fascinating . ----

 Qiandao Lake  The Fuchun River-Xin'an River-Qiandao Lake scenic area is a picturesque waterway. As long as 300 kilometers, it covers more than 1100 square kilometers. With numerous tourist attractions, its scenery is especially enchanting.Like a shining pearl inlaid ----
The Grand Canal  is the earliest, longest and largest project in the world's canal history. It runs from Beijing, ending in Hangzhou, covering a total of 1,794 kilometers.
China Silk Museum Located at the foot of the Lotus Peak of Jade Emperor Hill, China Silk Museum is opened to the public in February 1992 covering an area of 480,000 square meters. The buildings of the museum are in a typical national style
 China Tea Museum Located at the foot of the southern peak in the Dragon Well Village, China Tea Museum is covering an area of 3.7 hectares.  is a good place for international tea cultural exchanging. --

Zhejiang Museum  Devoted to the collection, study and display of various objects, Zhejiang Provincial Museum is the most comprehensive on the humanity studies. Of over 100,000 treasured cultural relics---

Southern Song imperial Kiln Museum Situated at the foot of Turtle Hill and the southern edge of West Lake Scene Zone, Hangzhou Southern Song Imperial Kiln Museum is a building feature on typical architectural style of the Song Dynasty. --
Huqingyutang Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum  Located in Dajing Lane at the foot of Wu Hill, Huqingyutang was founded in by a famous Qing Dynasty official businessman, named Hu Xueyan. It used to be a shop for selling herbal medications. The building is a court –style pharmacy feature on typical architectural ---
Leifeng Pagoda  Leifeng Pagoda is currently a five story tall tower which has eight sides and is located on Sunset Hill along the south route of the West Lake in Hangzhou which was originally constructed in the year AD 975. It has been a popular tourist attraction since being rebuilt in 2002.---
Gu Shan (Solitary Hill)  which lies between the Outer Lake and the north Inner Lake, is an ideal spot for admiring the vista. The "Two Peaks Embracing the Sky" nearby create another impressive view, especially when crossing the lake by boat.---

Dragon Well Tea If you leave Hangzhou without a packet if Dragon Well (Longjing) Tea, you may not experience a complete tour in this city. Dragon Well Tea, as an important part of Hangzhou culture, expresses the living attitude of locals as well as the Chinese people.


 Longjing Tea is one of China's best teas and is one reason for Hangzhou's international fame. The tea is grown in the Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake. The flat and smooth tea leaves (resembling pine needles with a yellow to dark green color) brew a tea with light to dark green color, a fragrant scent, and a refreshing taste.----
Meijiawu Tea Plantation Sitting on the glorious West Lake Hangzhou is a perfect vacation spot for travelers near and far. One of its many draws is an area just outside the city called Long Jing, Dragon Well. One of the most famous Chinese teas – Long Jing Tea – comes from there.---
Dragon Well Tea Plantatio Dragon Well Green Tea is grown in the Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake.  Reputed to be the "Empress of Green Tea," Longjing tea  is primarily planted in Longjing (Dragon Well), --------
Hupao Spring Hupao Spring is ranked the third purest spring in China, according to scientific research on the quality of the water in Leng Spring in Zhejiang Province and Hui Spring in Wuxi City of Jiangsu Province. Much pleasure can be gained from Hupao Spring listening ---

Other attractions in and around the city:

 Qinghefang Pedestria Hangzhou is now regarded as China’s richest small city.Hanzhou is an old city, and the modern street sits where there were once rich Southern Song Empire residences and teahouses frequented by the politically powerful and wealthy in the city---
Hangzhou Bay Bridge is a large-scale sea-crossing bridge connecting the Zhengjiadai in Jiaxing in the north to the Shuiluwan in Ningbo in the south of Zhejiang Province, with the totally length of 36 kilometers. Hangzhou Bay Bridge ranks as the longest cross-ocean bridge in the world ---
Hangzhou Botanical Gardens Hangzhou Botanical Gardens, and flower nursery as well nearby. If you can't make it to Suzhou, these gardens aren't bad, especially in the spring and during the brief period when the leaves change in the fall. There is also a peacock farm, some nice ponds, ----

 Xixi National Wetland Park Xixi National Wetland Park, the first and so far only National Wetland Park in China, is located in the western outskirts Chinas beautiful paradice city of Hangzhou and lies at the southern tip of the longest and oldest canal in the world, the Hangzhou-Beijing -----
Well known for theJingshan Temple and Luyu Fountain, Yuhang District ofHangzhou in Zhejiang Province was dubbed as the “original place of Japanese TeaCeremony and the birth place of the Tea Sutra” . Lu Yu, the tea saint of Tang Dynasty,---

 Songcheng Theme Park Songcheng Hangzhou West Lake Scenic Area is located southwest of tourist attractions, the North according to five Yunshan, south of Qiantang River, is China's largest theme park Song culture,------

 Jiuxi 18 Stream "Jiuxi 18 is a stream of" stream "as the theme, backed by mountains and trees for an elegant beauty of a quiet mountain stream, located in Longjing south, more than 10 km away from the West Lake.---

 Hangzhou Nanshan Roa Stretching as long as 2500 meters from Hubin Road in the north and Xishan Road in the south along the West Lake with scenic spots on its way like Viewing fish at Flower Harbor, Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, Sunset Glow over Leifeng Hill, Tiger-running Spring. Besides,---
Xi tang Water Town is a beautiful town that seems like a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai. Cobbled streets, old buildings, bridges arching over canals, rowing boats lingering on the river, locals singing folk songs—this is Xitang---
Wu Zhen Ancient Water Town, Chinese people say that unless you visit the Great Wall then you haven't been to China. For any visit south of the Yangtze River; one place not to be missed is the town of Wuzhen. six ancient towns south ----
Putuo Mountain  Mount Putuo's fascinating beauty can be summed up in these words: of the "fascination of the sea, the mystery of the mountains and the auspiciousness of the Buddha". The Five Wonders of Mount Putuo are the golden beach, exotic rocks, sound of the pounding waves, and the mirage.---
 Mogan Mountain has been listed as one of the 'Four Best Summer Resorts in China' along with Beidaihe Scenic Spot, Mt. Lushan and Jigong Mountain. Tiantai Mountain Scenic Area is known for its beautiful scenery and for being the cradle of the Tiantai Sect of Chinese Buddhism.---
Guo's Villa, (郭庄 Guo Zhuang ), is the best existing traditional private garden in Hangzhou. It is one of the garden masterpieces of Jiangnan (the lower region of the Yangtze River) thanks to its incomparable surroundings and the smartly managed garden space.----

Hangzhou Zoo  was founded in 1968 and newly built in October, 1975. It covers an area of 20 hectares, with Pupaomeng Spring, Pagoda of Six Harmonies, Fish Wonder at Huagang Crook and Taiziwan Park in the south, and Flying Clouds over Jade Emperor Hill standing opposite at a distance----

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    If there is a heaven on earth then this is it! Noted for its natural beauty and cultural heritage, the city of Hangzhou offers a very special cultural experience, and with its charming West Lake, it attracts many tourists. It is here that the famous Grand Canal ends. The city is famed also for two major Chinese inventions - silk and tea; products you may wish to seek out during your visit along with other local goods.
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