What You Can Expect
Hangzhou is just a short distance from Shanghai to the northwest. It is a beautiful city with a long history. The most famous site in Hangzhou is West Lake. We will take you to witness the top 10 views of the lake throughout the day.
You will be picked up in your hotel in Hangzhou at around 9am to begin your one day walking tour to West Lake. The West Lake is a freshwater lake which is divided by the Bai Causeway, Su Causeway and and Yanggong Causeway. Numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and islands decorate the lake.
The Broken Bridge (断桥) is a very famous spot in West Lake Scenic Area. You will walk across the bridge and step onto the Bai Causeway (白堤) which is about 0.62 miles long with plum trees and weeping willows on both sides. It is especially nice in the spring time.
Bordering Bai Causeway on the east, you will get to Solitary Island, and continue walking, you will see Quyuan Park (Crooked Courtyard). The lotus in full blossom in the summer is one of the top ten West Lake scenes - "Lotus Flowers in the Breezing Winding Courtyard" (曲院风荷). The crooked courtyard links with the Yuehu Lake by Su Causeway on the east.
The Flower Harbor (Huagang) Park is near Su Causeway. "Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor"(花港观鱼) is also one of the top ten West Lake Scenes.
Nanping Hill locates on the south bank of the West Lake. When the bell on the hill rings, its melodic sound can reach the other shore of the West Lake. That is a highlight of the West Lake called "Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill"(南屏晚钟) .
Leifeng Pagoda on the Evening Glow Hill is not far from Nanping Hill. Regarded as one of the top ten West Lake Scenes, "Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow"(雷峰夕照) refers to the beautiful scene of the pagoda bathed in the evening glow at sunset.
After the Long Bridge walking, you will arrive at a lakeside park, "Orioles Singing in the Willows" (柳浪闻莺) which is one of top ten West Lake Scenes. With trees along the meandering bank, the park attracts birds and visitors.
Our West Lake tour will end in Qinghefang Pedestrian Street which is a 460m long street filled with time-honored shops like Chinese Medicine Pharmacies and tea houses. It is a wonderful place for a stroll.
After the relaxed tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.