||3 days Essence of Hangzhou
Three days will be spent here and enough time to savor the essence of Hangzhou. Boating around the West Lake, strolling through the old streets and listening to myths and legends, you will be fascinated by the beauty of the city and treasure your memories forever.
Place & Transport:Arrive in Hangzhou, Flight not included
Today’s ActivitiesAirport Transfer (Hangzhou), Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda
Six Harmonies Pagoda
Our guide will pick you up at Hangzhou Airport or the railway station and then transfer you to the hotel for registration. Praised to be the paradise under heaven, Hangzhou does boast a number of charming natural scenery and historic sites for you to discover. In the afternoon, you will go to visit the elegant Six Harmonies Pagoda located on the verdant Yuelun Hill. Originally constructed about 1,000 years ago, this octagonal pagoda with delicate decorations has been one of the famous ancient buildings in Hangzhou. Upon arrival, you will see the 59.89-meter-high pagoda was built in thirteen-storey, but actually there are only seven-storey interiorly.
More about Six Harmonies Pagoda
Day 2 Hangzhou
Today's tour will cover the essence of Hangzhou. In the morning, you are going to take boat to visit the West Lake, which is the soul of this unsophisticated city. The entire 5.68 square kilometers water area is surrounded by green hills and divided into many scenic spots by bridges, dykes and ancient buildings. For hundreds of years, Chinese refined scholars have written countless poems and essays to admire the beauty of the West Lake. You could visit the Red Carp Pond in the south of the Flower Harbor Park, where over one thousand of red carps are fed. The park, listed in the top ten beauties of the West Lake, harmoniously combines the red pond, zigzag bridge, pavilions and evergreen scenery.
The following destination is the state-level
Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (MORE)which is a part of Hu Qing Yu Tang, a time-honored Chinese medicine pharmacy. Here, you could discover the history of Chinese traditional medicine as well as the introduction and producing process of Chinese herbs. Coming to the northwest of the West Lake, you will get to the splendid.
Lingyin Temple, (MORE)which was constructed about 1,600 years ago and now is the oldest temple in Hangzhou. Coexisting with surrounding landscape, the temple has five main halls compactly positioned on a rising axis lying on Wulin Mountain. You could step up to see a number of ingenious Buddha statues in the halls as well as pagodas and Buddhist grottoes on the mountain.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast, Lunch
Today's Activities: Departure from Hangzhou
Please enjoy the free time at your own leisure this morning. Later, our guide will transfer you to take the departure flight/train on time. Wish you a pleasant journey home.
Meals: Western buffet breakfast