Hangzhou Silk is magnificent and beautiful, the top in China by its good quality and fashionable design. Silk products are breathable and have good moisture absorption, soft and smooth by touching, feeling comfortable, gloss, and generous. It has been well-known as "Soft Gold". In the early 13th century, Italian traveller Marco Polo gave highly appraise for Hangzhou silk in his book 《Travel of Marco Polo>. He described Hangzhou as "the city of Heaven" in his eyes.
The city of Hangzhou, on the bank of West Lake in Zhejiang Province, has long been called the Capital of Silk. In the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), the city had many silk workshops, and in recent years, along with the rapid economic development of the city, the China Silk Town was estalished here.
History & Background
Found in 1987, hangzhou China Silk Town, also called Zhong Guo Si Chou Cheng in Hangzhou is one of the new destinations of the itinerary for traval " Picturesque South Yangtze and Landscape of Zhejiang". The street is the golden calling card of the ancient and historical Silk City Hangzhou.
It is located at the central area of Hangzhou City between Feng Qi Road on the south and Ti Yu Chang Road on the north, Xinhua Road on the east and Western Jian Kang Road on the west with a length of 1150m and an area of about 25,000 m2. Starting from some 70 stores, the silk town at present has more than 800 stores dealing in various silk fabrics, silk clothes, ties, scarves and all kinds of raw silk.
The architectures on the street are of classically elegant styles and deep cultural atmosphere with various kinds of silk merchandises. The street incarnates the grace and the beauty of Silk Road. The China Silk Town is the first professional product market in Hangzhou as well as the first featured blocks in China. Their products are sold not only throughout China but also to places as far as Europe, America, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Middle East. With the annual market sales reaching RMB 4.3 billion Yuan, the annual taxation as high as RMB 150 million Yuan and the annual traffic up to more than 10 million, it has now become the biggest silk trade center in Hangzhou.
Hours: 8:30-17:30 Daily
How to get there: Take bus 5,18,8,21,59 get off at the Hangzhou Zhongguo Si Chou Cheng Station
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Guo Garden, Drangon Well Tea Plantation, Bamboo lined path at Yunqi, Qinghefang Ancient Street
Tour Style：Accompanied by your private knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, explore the best of Hangzhou on a full-day tour. Take a boat ride on West Lake to stay away from the crowds. the placid waters of which have been immortalized throughout history in literature and poetry. Experience a Chinese tea ceremony at Longjing Green Tea Plantation; walk through the Bamboo lined path at Yunqi to fully experience the serenity and beautiful nature of Hangzhou.
Duration：6 - 8 Hours
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including the boat cruise), Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lingyin Temple and Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Anmanfayun Village, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street
Tour Style：This comprehensive Skip-The-Line full day tour of Hangzhou is perfect for you. Take a boat ride around the UNESCO-listed West Lake, view elegant landscapes at Fish Viewing at Flower Park, visit the secluded Zen monastery of Lingyin Temple, sip tea at Meijiawu Tea Vollage and stroll Song Dynasty Imperial Street. This guided tour lets you skip those queues and head straight into each scenic spot, which make your trip hassel-free and time well spent.
Attractions(Cities)：The hangzhou Westlake(including a boat cruise), Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Qinghefang Street, Impression WestLake Show
Tour Style：Discover the famous Paradise City Hangzhou on a fully customized sightseeing day trip from Shanghai by bullet train. Accompanied by your private guide, stroll around Flower Harbor Park and take a relaxing boat on the West Lake. Visit the famous Lingyin temple; See the traditional Meijiawu tea mountain; wonder along the old Hefang Street and enjoy the magnificent Impression Westlake show. Local lunch and dinner, tea tasting at Meijiawu, round trip bullet train tickets, private guide and private vehicle service are inclusive.
Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
Tour Style：Independent travelers will love the flexibility of this private door to door day tour. This is the ideal tour for travelers with limited time in Hangzhou. Take the stress out of booking train tickets from Shanghai to Hangzhou and planning an itinerary by having everything arranged for you. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide over 5+ years guiding experience and skillful driver over 10+ years driving experience, you'll immerse yourself in its world renowned natural, historical and cultural features.
Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
Tour Style：As one of seven ancient capitals in China, the rich history and the splendid culture endow Hangzhou with profoundness. Come with us to discover Hangzhou's top attractions in two days. You'll enjoy boat ride on West Lake (Landmark of Hangzhou), Guo Garden, Leifeng Pagoda, etc. On the second day, explore Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation (Best Green Tea & China national tea), Bamboo Forest & Ancient street. Take your VIP seat for the Impression West Lake Show.
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