Hangzhou One day Classic Tour
On this trip, you will see a few of Hangzhou's icons, including Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Village, Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green, Hefang Street and City God Pavilion.
Day1 ---- Hangzhou (L)
Accommodation: Ramada Plaza Hangzhou Haihua Hotel
This morning, you will be picked up at 08:30AM from your hotel.
Your first stop is Lingyin Temple, which has a quiet and beautiful grandeur that encourages a feeling of peaceful contemplation. Enjoy a hike to the small mountain — Peak Flying from Afar, which is covered with odd-shaped rocks and historic trees: a perfect place for fantastic and memorable photographs.
Your next stop will be a visit to Meijiawu Tea Village where you will participate in a traditional tea ceremony. Here you will see how tea is made and gain an understanding on the influence tea has in Chinese culture.
Satisfy your taste for local cuisine during lunch at a delicious restaurant at about 12:30PM.
After lunch, you will experience Hangzhou’s famous West Lake during a 40 minute cruise. “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon” stands at the center of the lake to greet you, and you will see the Solitary Hill, Leifeng Pagoda and many other sights during the cruise.
After enjoying the tranquility of West Lake, your driver will take you to Yellow Dragon Cave Dressed in Green where during the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), Hangzhounese prayed to the dragon for rain.
Next, you will go to Hefang Street: once a center of commerce during the Southern Song dynasty. Hefang Street has been restored to its former glory and is full of street artists, candy sculptors, pillow shops, caricaturists, old-fashioned movie players, storytellers, bonsai shops, teahouses, tons of small restaurants, and a really great snack street.
Finally, you will visit City God Pavilion, built on the top of Wu Hill. It is a seven-story archaic architecture with cornices and has become one of the representative sights of Hangzhou. Climbing up the pavilion and overlooking the city, you will get a panoramic view of the entire city.