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Departure Date: You Choose!
Duration :2 Days
Reviews: 2
From: $249 per person In stock

Day 1

Place & Transport:Arrive in Hangzhou, Flight not included
Today’s Activities Airport Transfer (Hangzhou), Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda
-Lingyin Temple (2 hours):
As one of the most important and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, Lingyin Temple boasts plenty of pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.

Located in front of the temple proper, Feilai Feng (Flying Peak) is an outstanding Buddhist grotto site, in which are engraved numerous Buddha images. Legend has it the peak was originally from India, and flew to Hangzhou overnight as a demonstration of the omnipotence of Buddhist law.
Other attractions include Hall of the Heavenly Kings, Grand Hall of the Great Sage, Hall of the Medicine Buddha, Sutra Library, and Hall of the Five Hundred Arhats.

Six Harmonies Pagoda (30 minutes): The Liuhe Pagoda is located on the north bank of the Qiantang River in the south of Hangzhou City. The Liuhe Pagoda is one of the famous ancient pagodas in our country and forms the wonderful sceneries of Hangzhou together with "the ten sceneries of the West Lake". Highly erected by the Qiantang River and to the south of the West Lake, it is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China. It was first built in 970 AD in the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). The name "six harmonies" comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning "harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north"

Zhi Wei Guan Restaurant: On Yan'an road close to West Lake, Zhi Wei Guan Restaurant claims of a history of 100 years in serving local dishes, snacks with a fusion of traditional & modern recipes. Zuiji (chicken preserved in alcohol in a very small jar) is a traditional dish from Hangzhou cuisine and is one of their specialties together with fried cod & West Lake fish which has won international acclaim for Zhi Wei Guan Restaurant. Other specialties are lotus roots with sweet glutinous rice which is a favorite for food lovers hunting for authentic Hangzhou cuisine.

Day 2

West Lake
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

Day 3

Place & Transport:Depart Hangzhou, Flight not included
Today's Activities: The West Lake(including the Island on the lake), Meijiawu Tea Plantation and Tea Shop, Hotel to airport Transfer (Hangzhou) Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch at Zhang Sheng Ji Restaurant
The West Lake(including the Island on the lake) (1 hour): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. A visit to Fairy Island is worth it to see on of the Ten Best Views of West Lake - Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.

Zhang Sheng Ji Restaurant : Zhang Sheng Ji is a popular old Hangzhou restaurant whose philosophy is that food doesn't have to be fancy or use exotic ingredients to be delicious. Duck casserole and West Lake vinegar fish are the first dishes that come to mind for most people when Zhang Sheng Ji is mentioned.
Meijiawu Tea Plantation and Tea Shop: Meijiawu Tea Village is located in the western part of West Lake scenic area. It has a history of over 600 years. Situated among lush green hills, it is a rustic, natural scenic spot. Visitors can have a tea culture experience by seeing tea picking and processing. It also showcases tea products of all kinds including Jasmine tea, Dragon Well tea, Green tea, Black tea, and Wulong tea. Visitors can buy the tea in the tea shop.
Address: No.1 South Meiling Road


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