Longest man-made waterway and the greatest in ancient China, The Jinghang Grand Canal stretches for around 1764 kilometres in length and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. As the start/end-point of the canal, Hangzhou plays an important part in Chinese canal history. In this tour you will have a chance to learn about local history along the canal.
Duration: 6 - 7 Hours
Qiaoxi Historic Block,Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion,Cao Fang canal boat,visit the world of swords and porcelains,Xiangji Temple,Fuyi Granary and Yunhe Bookstore,
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Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station with a welcome sign" Hangzhou Private Tour", then starts the Hangzhou day tour.
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In the morning, taking a breath of the fresh air in Qiaoxi Historic Block, you go through an alley and then walk into the national intangible cultural heritage site, the Laokaixin Teahouse(老开心茶楼). You can have some green tea as well as listen to stories of the history of the ancient house. You can also watch a drama show in traditional Chinese costume. Sitting in such an antiquated place, you may get an illusion of returning to the ancient China hundreds years ago.
Leave the Laokaixin Teahouse, walk along the lane for five minutes and then you will reach the Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion. Time to marvel at a wide selection of displays, or join in the tempting on-site handcraft activities. You will absolutely have unique and impressive experiences in the pavilion.
After touring the Qiaoxi Historic Block, take a Cao Fang canal boat along the beautiful canal to the next spot Dadou Histric Block. On the boat you will hear a guide interpreting the history of the Grand Canal and watch a microfilm of the spot.
Reaching the Dadou Historic Block by boat, you will look round the ancient prosperous block and taste various delicious food. Then walk into the world of swords and porcelains to appreciate these fantastic artworks and hear interesting stories about them. When you are tired, you can find a seat in a teahouse to enjoy Chinese tea Maybe you will be very lucky to watch shows of spices and tea ceremonies (香道、茶道).
The 1,000-year-plus-old Xiangji Temple is the most special spot in the Dadou Road Historic Block. It is the only temple enshrining and worshiping the Shan Kinnara Bodhisattva who is also called Kitchen God in Chinese myths. Located on the bank of the canal, Xiangji Temple was once among the three largest temples in Hangzhou during the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). Now the temple is the most popular one along the canal. You will get three incenses when you enter the temple to worship.
Next,visit the Fuyi Granary(富义仓)and Yunhe Bookstore(韵和书院) Go away from the Dadou Road to the south for 10 minutes, you will arrive at the Fuyi Granary, an integral part of the Grand Canal, a UNESCO cultural heritage site. Come to grab a meal or a drink within its spacious courtyard. Then you will listen to the introduction about the granary and Cao Yun cultures. You may be surprised at the matured technique of building granaries in the ancient China.
Drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station and your hangzhou tour ends.
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Duration：6 - 8 Hours
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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
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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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