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.
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 GardensHangzhou 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,---
Xitang 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---
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----
Jingci Temple 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.