We shall pick-up you from Hangzhou Railway Station or your hotel in Hangzhou downtown to the edge of the place of origin of Longjing Tea.
Visit at first the Longjing Cultural Area to explore the secret of Dragon Well.
The quality of a cup of tea comes not only from good water, also leaves be . You will walk through the place of origin of Longjing Tea : Valley of Nine Stream, experience a pretty glen and tea plantation.
This short hike is gonna be finished at the scenic spot: Nine Streams and Eighteen Gullies.
Nine Streams and Eighteen Gullies
Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Wine-making Yard
After mini hiking in the afternoon, you are gonna be chauffered to the West Lake -- the main course of this trip. you will visit at first scenic spot: Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Wine-making Yard.
This history happen at the shore of a lagoon of West Lake. This typical West Lake scene has earned its fame since the Southern Song Dynasty, when the lakeside area with an abundant growth of lotus off its shores was known as Crooked Courtyard, and was the location of a brewery.People said the smell of lotus flowers and wine blended by the cool lake breezes was intoxicating. The most classic photo of West Lake normally be taken at ths spot.
The best viewing time for this attraction is the lotus growing season, normally between June and September.
If your trip in Hangzhou is not in the season of the lotus, we will strongly recommand to you the Yuefei Temple, nearby the West Lake, it is one of the most important cultural heritages of China.
Yue Fei (岳飞) is a famous General in the Song Dynasty. His military achievements and loyalty to the nation made himself some kinds of avatar of the loyalty and valiancy, treated the Great Hero by chinese people.
There are countless Yuefei Temples in China, but this is the first one, because Yue Fei was buried there.
Tomb of General Yue Fei
Leifeng Pagoda in the Sunset
As the sun sets, we will continue to appreciate the West Lake, from the north shore to its east shore.
You will be drived to the scene: Leifeng Pagoda in the Sunset . Arrive at Xiying pavilion , it's the best place to see the West Lake and Leifeng pagoda in the sunset. And listen to a tale of Snake fairy that has been heard by almost all chinese.
After that, the tour guide will recommend you to an authentic Hang Bang Restaurant or Hangzhou Snack Restaurant for dinner ( you will need to pay for the meal yourself ).
Leifeng Pagoda : is a five story tall tower with eight sides, located on Nanping Hill south of the West Lake. Originally constructed in the year AD 975, it collapsed in 1924 but was rebuilt in 2002. Since then, it has become a popular tourist attraction.
After dinner, we continued along the east bank of the West Lake to enjoy the West Lake under the lights. Go to Yongjin Park to see the night view of Yongjin Bridge and listen to the stories of the ancient officials who ruled the West Lake.
The trip ends at Jixian Pavilion.
This hour is the latest time for us to send you back to the hotel or train station. if you wanna continue walk around the lake , we shall not charge your traffic that you return.
See the West Lake from Jixian Pavilion.
see the West Lake across Yongjin Bridge in the evening