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About Hangzhou

Hangzhou has a long history of 2,200 years and is one of the eight ancient capitals of China. Hangzhou, whose beauty is increased by West Lake, not only boasts the lake itself but also has a landscape surrounded on three sides by mountains and on one side by water. Go pray at Lingyin Temple, take a boat to explore Xixi National Wetland Park, or meander through the streets and alleys of the city and you will discover this the city is full of picturesque charm. The scholars and poets of the past have left behind a rich history of poetry and painting in Hangzhou. The streets and alleys of Hangzhou are filled with stories and poems.

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West Lake
4.7/5
25,567 Reviews
Lake
West Lake is associated with Hangzhou beauty. It is a beautiful scenery belt. The famous “10 Scenes of West Lake” surround the lake. Walk along the Sudi and Baidi causeway, or row yourself to the "Three Pools Mirror Moon" located at the middle of the lake. It is a spot where you can enjoy a complete view of the West Lake on your boat and feel the gentle ambience of Hangzhou. You can also rent a bicycle to ride around the lake and enjoy the freedom of stopping wherever you want for a photo.
Lingyin Temple
4.6/5
8,786 Reviews
Temple
Lingyin Temple is a famous ancient Buddhist temple in Hangzhou. It has existed for 1700 years, hidden in the hills and surrounded by a tranquil environment. Due to its huge popularity, there is a constant stream of believers visiting the temple, especially in the early morning of the Lunar New Year's Day. It is said that Lingyin Temple is very auspicious, and Feilai Peak is famous for its relation to folk hero and famous Buddhist monk Jigong. Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty visited Lingyin Temple during his tours down south.
Hangzhou Songcheng Park
4.6/5
13,348 Reviews
Performances
Cultural Experiencial Area
Hangzhou Songcheng Park is a large theme park in Hangzhou featuring the cultural characteristics of the Song Dynasty. It is located at the southwest of the West Lake Scenic Area with Wuyun mountain to its north. They have antique markets, tea houses, grocery stores, ironsmith shops, and wine shops that illustrate day to day life in the Song Dynasty era. You can enjoy chinese cultural performances like puppet shows and chinese shadow play or get your heart pumping by watching some chinese boxing. You might also encounter fully armored soldiers patrolling the street or hunting down fugitives. All of these adds up to give you a wonderful sense of traveling back in time. The large-scale musical “Song City: Thousand Years of Love” is a must-see in Songcheng.
Xixi National Wetland Park
4.5/5
17,474 Reviews
Wetland
Boat Tour
Xixi National Wetland Park is located in the western part of Hangzhou, less than 5km from West Lake. It is known as one of the three "Xi's" along with Xihu (West Lake) and Xiling (the Seal Engravers' Society). The park is the frst and only wetland park in China combining urban life, farming and culture. It is known as the “Kidney of Hangzhou” and provides a variety of water views. A complete tour of the Xixi National Wetland Park should involve a combination of land and river routes. There are three causeways and ten sights at the Xixi National Wetland park in which Qiuxue Hut, the best scenery of the park can only be reached by boat only.

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