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Half Day Hangzhou Tour to Explore the Historic Blocks

From $45 per person

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Hangzhou, the scenic capital of Zheijang and one of seven ancient capitals, remains a popular vacation choice for tourists interested in the area's numerous cultural and natural sights. Besides the famous west lake, there are many historical buildings, the tour will take you into the best masion -Former residen of Hu Xueyan and Hu Qing Yu Tang in late Qing Dynasty in Hangzhou,to learn the legendary life of Hu Xueyan. Stroll along the Southern Song Impreial Street and Hefang Street, experiecne the old life in this half day hangzhou tour.

Duration: 4 - 5 hours

Attractions(Cities):
Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, Hangzhou Drum Tower, Hu Qing Yu Tang, He Fang Old Street

Pick-up point:
Your hotel in Hangzhou downtown, Hangzhou train station

Finishing point:
Your hotel in Hangzhou downtown, Hangzhou train station

Tour Customizable:
Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry)

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Available: Daily

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Tour Itinerary

  • Place&Transport: Hangzhou
  • Today's Activities: Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, Hangzhou Drum Tower, Hu Qing Yu Tang, He Fang Old Street
  • Accommondation: N/A
  • Meal: No Meal

Pick up service is arranged at Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station. Our guide will take you to explore the famous histroic sites in Hangzhou city:

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The first stop for the tour is Former Residence of Hu Xueyan, is a place to peek into the aristocracy of Hangzhou’s richest merchant, hailing from the Qing Dynasty. It is a maze of towers, gardens, pavilions, terraces, arched bridges, palatial halls and serene living quarters. Several hours spent here will bestow you with cherished memories of ancient Chinese culture manifested by its stunning architecture, philosophy and bewildering folklore customs, which are still alive.

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Next, walk into the Hangzhou Drum Tower. In the hall of the Drum Tower, there is a circular-screen showing an eight-minute introduction to the Southern Song Dynasty, showing the life and culture in the time of the Southern Song Dynasty, such as Longquan celadon, Song brocade, movable-type printing, compass and so on. Walking along the Southern Song Imperial Street, you will the old history through these century-old buildings.

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Continue your tour to Hu Qing Yu Tang, it was a Chiese pharmacy which began business in 1874. It had won a great fame during its development. People regarded it as the 'King of Medicine' in southern China. Hu Xueyan, the first owner of the pharmacy, was not only a successful businessman but also a high-class official in the imperial court. In China's feudal society, businessmen were widely looked down upon whereas state officials were highly respected. In the museum, visitors not only can appreciate the treasures of Chinese medicine, but also can view its magnificent architecture and learn more about Hu's legendary stories.

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Our guide will lead you to He Fang Old Street, as one of the best preserved urban areas of ancient Hangzhou, is a snapshot of the city's history.Hangzhou was China's capital during the Southern Song Dynasty more than 800 years ago, and Hangzhou’s urban Hefang Street has many shops, restaurants and taverns that represent its place in history.

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After the tour, you will be taken back to Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

Price Includes

1. All transfer and city transportation
2. Air-conditioned car or van
3. Hotels specified in the itinerary, all based
    on two persons sharingone standard room;
4. Meals specified in the itinerary: Western
    breakfast in hotels Chinese lunch and
    dinner in local restaurants
5. Sightseeing: All arrangements mentioned
    in the itinerary will be covered All first
    admission/entrance fees in the itinerary
6. Tour guide: Conducted by a professional
    tour guide


Price Excludes

1. International air-tickets
2. Airport departure tax.
3. International or domestic air tickets which
    are not listed in the itinerary.
4. Insurance coverage of personal loss, illness
    or damages incurred during your trip
5. Tips to the tour guide and driver
6. Meals not specified in the itinerary.
7. Personal expenses: phone bills, laundry,
    optional tours, postage, excess baggage
    charge, entertainment fees out of the
    itinerary.
8. Single Room Supplement.

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