Wonderful Night Scenes of the Qiantang River

From the ancient canal to the Qiantang River, there is a characteristic night cruise which is worth exploring. With soft moonlight and illuminations ablaze, the fabulous Qiantang riverside lights the way to a host of wonderful night scenes. 

Open since March 31, taking your family to glide along the tranquil river and sipping fine wine whilst appreciating the picturesque landscape is enlightening to say the least.

Hangzhou Grand Canal   Hangzhou- Wulinmen Wharf
Grand Canal   Wulinmen Wharf
 Qiantang River
Qiantang River

Every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 18:30, the cruise sets out from Wulin Wharf and heads southwards. Along the journey, you will witness plenty of new attractions of the thousand-year-old canal, for example, the New Wulin, Shilan Array and Canal Nostalgia, all of which form a part of the magnificent and marvelous scenic views of the Qiantang River.

Wulinmen Wharf

As the starting point of the cruise, Wulin Wharf owns lots of sightseeing boats which travel through the hustle and bustle of Hangzhou. What’s more, the brightly-lit Wulin Commercial District boasts stunning landscapes such as Shilan Array and Shinong Waves. 

Sanbao Ship Lock

Located in the southernmost part of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Sanbao Ship Lock is the transportation junction of the Grand Canal and Qiantang River. When the river rises, the boat floats high and this provides us with an even better view of the glistening night scenes.

Qianjiang New City

Sailing into the Qiantang River, you will have a wide field of vision. With twinkling lights, the exuberant Qianjiang New City is right there before your very eyes. Although you can’t view and admire it at close range, enjoying the beauty of Qianjiang New City at a distance is also a fantastic experience.

While peacefully floating along the tranquil river and appreciating the intoxicating night scenes, you can also sip tea, eat snacks and chit-chat with each other and with numerous Qiantang attractions and skyscrapers towering alongside the river this will definitely be a night to remember.

Departure time: 18:30
Departure Dates: every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (The actual situation depends on the weather and channel condition. Please consult us in advance. )
Cruise Route: Wulinmen Wharf – Sanbao Ship Lock – Qianjiang New City – Xixing and Fuxing Bridge – Wulinmen Wharf
Travel Time: 18:30-21:30
Tickets: upper-deck cabin  – 220 yuan, lower-deck cabin – 150 yuan, half-price for children between 1.2 meters and1.5 meters, free of charge for children under 1.2 meters (without seat)
Telephone: +86 571 85190851
How to get there: take subway line 1 to Wulin Square and depart at Exit B. Then walk for 5-10 minutes until you reach your destination.
Bus: take No.126, No.206 Night Bus, No. 220 and No.355 Bus and get off at the Wharf Bus stop. Then walk for 3-8 minutes until you reach your destination.
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