A land full of stories and legends, Hangzhou is the best-known tourist destination in China. Its natural beauty of elegant style has been a permanent motif for literature and art. There are a lot of amazing attractions to see in your Hangzhou tours, and it is hard to describe the beauty in words. Come to Hangzhou, and you may experience heaven on earth.
The West Lake:
West Lake is the most famous attraction with lots of beautiful legends and stories in Hangzhou. Cruising around the enchanting lake on a dragon boat, visitors may feel that it is in heaven. There are ten famous views of the West Lake, including the Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, the Lotus in the Breeze at Crooked Courtyard, the Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake, the Melting Snow at Broken Bridge, the Orioles Singing in the Willows, the Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor, the Sunset Glow at Leifeng Pagoda, the Twin Peaks Piercing Clouds, the Evening Bell at Nanping Hill, and Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. Each view makes up of the perfect West Lake.
The Lingyin Temple:
It is built in 326BD, and it has a history of more than 1600 years. It is one of the famous ancient monasteries in China. There are several main halls with the grand Buddhist statues in the temple. Besides the intriguing Lingyin temple is the Peak Flown From Afar. It is not only a beautiful attraction but also an important grotto area. On the cliffs of the peak, there are full of 330 stone carvings in Song and Yuan Dynasties. The most noticeable one is the smiling Maitreya, the biggest stone carving with high value.
China Silk Museum:
Near West Lake, the China Silk Museum is the biggest silk museum in the world. In the main hall, it tells a story about the origin and development of the silk, the main kinds of the silk, the Silk Road, and the part that the silk played in ancient time. In the dying and weaving hall, it shows the development of the weaving machines in ancient time. In the modern time success hall, it shows the great achievements of silk production, silk research, and silk trade. In a quiet environment, visitors may learn about the silk culture of China.
Xixi Wetland National Park locates at the west part of Hangzhou City. It is 5 kilometers far away from the beautiful West Lake. Xixi wetland is a rare wetland in the city. It is also the first wetland including urban wetland, rice paddy wetland, and cultural wetland in China. The Xixi wetland is superb because of the water. There is a water area of more than 70 percent out of the whole area of the park area. There are 6 rivers crisscross the wetland area, and ponds are special wetland scenery.
Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine - Hu Qing Yu TangThe Museum of Hu Qing Yu Tang Traditional Chinese Medicines locates at the foot of Wu Hill, Hangzhou. It is the only national grade professional Chinese Medicines Museum. The museum is built based on the ancient buildings of Hu Qingyu Tang. Visitors who come here can not only enjoy the essence of Chinese Medicines but also amazed at the special architectures of Hu Qingyu Tang.
As one of the six ancient towns in China, Wuzhen (near Hangzhou) locates along the Grand Canal. The special water town atmosphere and exquisite local buildings make Wuzhen full of charm. The small bridge, running water, and old houses make Wuzhen have special cultural deposits. Except for the tranquil sights, don't forget to visit the Mao Dun Former Residence. There you can see the palm tree that was planted by Mao Dun (a famous writer in China) himself; moreover, you can learn a lot of stories of him.
Besides, visitors may visit along the Qinghefang Ancient Street, where a huge range of Traditional Chinese herbal medicines is on offer. Watching the singing and dancing performance with traditional costumes in the Song Dynasty Town is a good idea. Also, climb the hills and merge yourself in a Dragon Well Tea Plantation, pick tea leaves and sip a delicate cup of exquisite tea, and you will fall in love in Chinese tea culture. Do not leave Hangzhou unless experience the natural and human landscape!
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