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1.When is the best visiting time to Hangzhou?

Spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November) are the best visiting season to Hangzhou. The climate is pleasant during these months. Go to Hangzhou in rainy periods which last from early May to the end of June and from late August to late September will have a better understanding of the beautiful water town.
It is recommended that visitors should avoid peak travel periods like National Day holiday which is from Oct. 1st to 7th and Labor Day holiday from May 1st to 3rd. During these periods, Chinese people travel around China; therefore, it is hard to get airline tickets or train tickets and scenic areas would be crowded.  

West Lake

2.What should I pack if I go to Hangzhou in spring?

Spring in Hangzhou is one of the best visiting seasons. It is warm and humid. One can appreciate blossom of cherry near West Lake. You should take some shirts, trousers, overcoats and an umbrella. You can buy oil-paper umbrellas in Hangzhou as souvenirs.  The scenery that ladies hold oil-paper umbrellas and wander amidst drizzly misty rain is just like a beautiful painting.

3. What should I pack if I go to Hangzhou in summer?

From June to August is the summer of Hangzhou. The highest temperature falls in August. In early summer, it rains a lot. You should bring shorts, short T-shirts, sunglasses, sun cream, sunhats and sun umbrellas and umbrellas.

4.What should I pack if I go to Hangzhou in autumn?

Autumn in Hangzhou is relatively cool, which is another best visiting season in Hanghozu. There Is large temperature difference between day and night. Shirts, trousers, overcoats and light sweaters are necessary.


5.What should I pack if I go to Hangzhou in winter?

Winter in Hangzhou lasts from December to the following February. It is cold and the coldest month is January. There is frequent snow in the winter of Hangzhou. Even in winter, many trees in Hangzhou are still green. People will see white snow dotted green trees. Bring clothes that will keep you warm, like down jackets, thick sweaters, cotton padded jackets and so on.


6.What local products that I can buy in Hangzhou?

Hangzhou is renowned for silk, silk products and tea.
Dragon Well Tea of West Lake (Xihu Longjing tea)  and Hongzhou silk are worth buying. Longjing tea is a kind of green tea. Tea leaves which are picked before Qingming Festival called Miangqian tea are the best quality of Longjing tea.
Hangzhou silk is very soft. Since the Han Dynasty, it has been known by Western people through the famous silk road. Brocade is a silk fabric with patterns.
Besides, Hangzhou produces high quality fans and blood stones. There are several kinds of fans: folding fan of ink paper, sandalwood fan, carbaso fan with bamboo bone, ivory fan, feather fan, royal round fan, drama fan, dancing fan. The original place of producing blood stones is Lin’an. It is red like blood of chicken, so in Chinese, it is called Jixueshi (chicken blood stone). Blood stones are only owed by China. Therefore, it is very precious.


6. What kind of Longjing Tea is the best?

Dragon Well Tea of West Lake (Xihu Longjing tea) enjoys a history more than 1,200 years. Dragon Well Tea of West Lake is a kind of green tea. Picking time of Dragon Well Tea decides the quality of the tea. The tea leaves picking before the Qingming Festival are called Mianqian tea which is the best quality tea and the price is often the highest. Tea leaves picking before the Grain Rain are called Yuqian tea which is the second grade tea.


7.Where to buy Hangzhou local products?

Wulin Road
Wulin Road is to Hangzhou what the market on the Xiangyang Road is to Shanghai, as there are a great number of small special stores with multi-styles, which is ofthen frequented by smart set.  Remember bargain with vendors.

Hangzhou Tower Shopping Mall (Hangzhou Dasha)
Hangzhou Tower Shopping Mall is in the heart of Hangzhou. You can buy souvenirs, clothes and silk products in here and eat here. There is a supermarket in this shopping mall.
Address: HuanChengBeiLu 47Hao WuLin GuangChang 1Hao Jin TiYuChangLu, Hangzhou, China

The Silk Market
This place is full of silk shops. It is recommended that to bargain with shop keepers.
Address: FengQiLu 273Hao ( JinXin HuaLu ), Hangzhou, China


8.How to go to Hangzhou?

Traffic in Hangzhou is very convenient. People can go to Hangzhou by air or train. Hangzhou is a top tour destination in China, so go to Hangzhou is very convenient.


9.How is the transportation in Hangzhou?

Public buses connect almost every place in Hangzhou. The fare of public buses is from 1 to 3 yuan. There are public bikes that visitors can rent.


10.How to go to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport from Hangzhou downtown area?

Airport bus: take airport bus at Aviation bus ticket office on No. 390 Stadium Road. The bus fee is about 20 yuan. There is a bus from Aviation bus ticket office on No. 390 Stadium Road to airport every 15 to 30 minutes from 5:30 to 21:00. The bus stops at Zhongshan Hotel and Hangzhou Train Station for a while. The terminal is Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.
Taxi: It is very convenient for visitors to take taxi in Hangzhou. It costs 120 yuan to 150 yuan to Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport from Hangzhou downtown area.


11.How to go to Hangzhou downtown area from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport?

Airport bus: every 15 to 30 minutes from 5:30 to 21:00, there are airport bus from Xiaoshan International Airport to Hangzhou downtown area. The ticket price is about 20 yuan per person. The bus stops at Hangzhou Train Station and Marco Polo Hotel. The terminal is the Aviation bus ticket office on No. 390 Stadium Road.
Taxi: there are many taxis waiting at the entrance of the airport. Take taxi to Hangzhou downtown area takes 100 yuan to 150 yuan.

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