Drift Down the Grand Canal, Soak in the Lingering Charm

Firstly you will visit Xiangji Temple which enjoys a reputation of "the most popular temple along the Grand Canal" Then you will pass by the Gongchen Bridge, the southernmost landmark of the Grand Canal. Your trip is highlighted by a visit t...

Day1 ---- Drift Down the Grand Canal, Soak in the Lingering Charm

Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Haihua Hotel

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Xiangji Temple
Firstly you will visit Xiangji Temple(香积寺), which enjoys a reputation of "the most popular temple along the Grand Canal". Built in 978AD, the 3rd year of Taiping Xinguo reign of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1279), Xiangji Temple dates back over 1000 years. 

Gongchen Bridge - 5 Museums 
Then you will pass by the Gongchen Bridge, the southernmost landmark of the Grand Canal. It was built in 1631 AD, the 4th year in Chongzhen period of the Song Dynasty. Steps away from Gongchen Bridge is Qiaoxi Historic Block, one of the most interesting historic blocks along the Grand Canal. Your trip is highlighted by a visit to 5 museums flanking the Grand Canal Hangzhou: China Umbrella Museum, China Fan Museum, Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion, China Knife, Scissor and Sword Museum, Hangzhou Art & Craft Museum. 

Route Guidance: Xiangji Temple - Gongchen Bridge
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