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Spots in Hangzhou
No.1: West Lake Scenic Area
 
 
Among the world’s top-rated lakes, Hangzhou’s wondrous West Lake is one of the best. The real attraction of West Lake, however, lies not on the surface but in its abundant wealth of legend, myth, and enigma accumulated over various dynasties.
There are many classic tales of love and woe set at West Lake, among which "Lady Snake White" and "Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai" stand out as the two most famous.
There are 10 famous spots you should never miss: “Spring Dawn at Su Causeway”, “Lotus in the Breeze at Crooked Courtyard”, “Autumn Moon over the Calm Lake”, “Melting Snow at Broken Bridge”, “Orioles singing in the willows”, “Viewing Fish at flower harbor”, “Sunset glow at Leifeng pagoda”, “Twin peaks piercing Clouds”, “Evening bell at Nanping hill”, “Three pools mirroring the moon”.
Lingyin Temple, also known as Temple of Soul's Retreat (literal translated name), is the most celebrated place of interest around West Lake and one of the top ten Buddhist temples of China. In 1961 it was listed for protection as a key provincial historical and cultural site and considered a leading center for research related to Chinese Buddhist culture. Situated at the west end of the West Lake, the temple is confronted with the well-known Peak Flying from Afar, famous for its grotto carvings and backed by Northern Peak.
Distance from Sheraton Hotel: 10km
Time by Taxi: 40-50min
Price by Taxi: 20-35CNY

No.2: Song Dynasty Town
 
 
Song Dynasty Town is situated in the southwest part of the West Lake scenic area, bordering the Qiantang River in the south and lying close to Five-cloud Hill in the north. Covering an area of 0.2 square kilometers, it falls into six sections: the Reproduction Section of Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival, Nine-Dragon Square, Song Town Square, Immortal’s Palace on the Mountain, Southern Song Imperial Palace, and Southern Song Customs Garden. Inside these sections there is one vast panorama of the prosperous Song capitals: Bianjing (the present day Kaifeng in Central China) and Lin’an (the present day Hangzhou).
Highlight: Romance of Song Dynastyin Song Dynasty Town is a must-see show. It is regarded as one of the top three shows in the world along with "O" show in Las Vegas and the Moulin Rouge of France. Using artistic forms of singing, dancing, and acrobatics, it mainly showcases the local allusions and folklore of Hangzhou such as the Legend of the White Snake, the Butterfly Lovers, and stories of General Yue Fei’s leading the defense against Jin invaders etc. It applies high-tech visual and audio techniques to enhance its stage effect, which definitely will give tourists a ground-breaking visual feast.
Distance from Sheraton Hotel: 15km
Time by Taxi: 30-40min
Price by Taxi: 40-50CNY
Ticket Information:

 

Type of Ticket

Ticket Price

Notice

Normal Ticket

Normal

310CNY

  1. Children under 1.2m are free.
  2. Children between 1.2-1.5m, students , the old over 70 and teachers hava been teaching over 30 years can get the discount with valid certificate.
  3. The ticket includes all spots.

VIP

320 CNY

VIP with sofa

580 CNY

Discount Ticket

Normal

260 CNY

VIP

260 CNY

 

No.3: Xixi National Wetland Park
 
 
Xixi National Wetland Park is well known as the "Three Xi’s (West) of Hangzhou" (short for the three landmark attractions in Hangzhou) along with West Lake (Xihu), and Xiling Seal-Engravers' Society. It is China’s first and the only national wetland park, which combines urban wetland, farming wetland and cultural wetland.
Xixi National Wetland Park has a history of more than 1,800 years: it was first discovered in the Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420), flourished during the Dynasties of Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing (1644-1912 AD), declined during the Republican Period, and revived in Modern Times. Abundant cultural heritages accumulated during this period such as, Yue Opera, Dragon Boat Racing, water village-style life featuring silkworm feeding and silk production etc.
Also because of its features like peacefulness, primitiveness, undisturbedness, the park was regarded as a pure land on earth by many literators. And it remained a favorite haunt for them. These literators left behind themselves many works of art as well as footprints which in turn provides profound culture flavor to enhance Xixi National Wetland Park.
Distance from Sheraton Hotel: 0km

No.4: Zhejiang Provincial Museum
 
 
Located at the southern foot of Solitary Hill and the northern bank of West Lake, Zhejiang Provincial Museum houses over 100,000 items in its permanent collection. Among these world-famous treasures, Jade and silk artifacts from Liangzhu Culture, bronze wares from Yue Kingdom, celadon wares from Yue, Kiln, potteries, lacquerwares as well as wood, bone and ivory artifacts from Hemudu Culture are both eye-dazzling and impressive. Endowed with a serene lake in front, and a green hill at the back, this lakeside museum has become the new cultural center in Hangzhou.  Majestic and classic, these exhibition halls are extraordinary buildings with Jiangnan-style features. With corridors connecting pavilions and towers, all the halls are designed to conform to the principle of “Halls among the gardens, and gardens among the halls.”

 

Gushan Museum

Wulin Museum

Distance from Sheraton Hotel

30-40min

35-50min

Time by Taxi

10km

11km

Price by Taxi

25-35CNY

30-50CNY

Opening Time

9:00~17:00

9:00~17:00

Closing Day

Monday

Monday

No.5 China National Silk Museum
 
 
Situated at the southern bank of the West Lake, China National Silk Museum is the largest silk museum on earth. Its eight exhibition halls including the Preface Hall, Relics Hall, Folk-custom Hall, Dyeing and Weaving Hall and Modern Achievements Hall will lead you into a fantastic world.The Preface Hall introduces the 5000-year-long history of Chinese silk culture and provides irrefutable evidence to the fact that China is the earliest country that engaged in sericulture, filature and making clothes with silk. It also shows the history of the Silk Road through which silk was spread abroad.Relics Hall presents several preserved relics, which cover almost every dynasty of ancient China, and a number of pictures to explain Chinese traditional silk culture. Folk-custom Hall displays some prominent products created by outstanding weavers. Dyeing and Weaving Hall tells people how to dye and weave silk and the scientific theory of it. There are also weavers showing the whole process. Tourists are welcomed to participate in the activity and do it by themselves. Modern Achievements Hall displays the new achievements in silk production, silk research and silk trade and so on.
Distance from Sheraton Hotel: 12km
Time by Taxi: 25-50min
Price by Taxi: 35-45CNY

No.6 Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal
 
 
There are two wonders in China, one is the Great Wall, and the other is the Grand Canal. For its size and grandeur, the Grand Canal has always been regarded as the pride of Chinese people and a symbol of Chinese cultural achievement. As the earliest, greatest and longest artificial river in the world, the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal of great historical and cultural importance. History The Grand Canal has a history of 1,300 years with its eldest part dating back to the 5th century BC. It’s also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal which appropriately starts in Beijing and ends in Hangzhou. The Grand Canal passes through Tianjin City and the Provinces of Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang, and links the two longest rivers in China --- the Yellow River and Yangtze River. The total length of the Grand Canal is 1,794 kilometers and it took 1,799 years to form its current shape and size. The Grand Canal was first dug to transport grain and luxuries to Beijing. Later, it was used by merchants to ship commodities which made the its corridor develop into a prosperous economic belt. Meanwhile, it served as a powerful force for unifying Chinese culture and integrating Chinese politics. The Emperor’s River was another name given to the Grand Canal by foreign visitors because of its strong connection with numerous Chinese Emperors. In Chinese history, many Emperors from different dynasties made ship-trips along the Grand Canal to Southern China. In the Qing Dynasty, Kangxi and Qianlong Emperors made twelve adventurous trips to the south. The Grand Canal’s significant role in China’s culture, economy and politics has blessed it with numerous historical and cultural landscapes and earned it the title ---- “the Gallery of Chinese History, Ancient Technology, and Local Customs”.
Distance from Hotel:


Station

Distance

Time by Taxi

Price by Taxi

Gongchen Bridge Station

13km

25-50min

40-50CNY

Xinyi Mill station

10km

30-35min

30-35CNY

Wulin Square Station

10km

35-50min

30-50CNY

Ticket:


Day

10CNY/person

Night

100CNY/person

Routes:
(1) Gongchen Bridge Station: Start → Gongchen Bridge → Qiaoxizhi Street → Fanghuichun Hall-Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum → Swords and Scissors Museum → Umbrella Museum → Fan Museum → End
(2) Xinyi Mill station: Start → Xinyi Mill → Xiangji Temple → Dadou Road Historic District - Victory River and Cuisine Street → Fuyi Warehouse → Xiaohezhi Street → End
(3) Wulin Square Station: Start → Wulin Square → West Lake Cultural Square → Zhejiang Natural Museum → Trojan Horse Theatre → Zhejiang Science and Technology Museum → Hangzhou Xinyuan International Film City→ End


 

Spots around Hangzhou:
No.1 Qiandao Lake (Thousand-Islet Lake)
 
 
What is marvelous about Qiandao Lake (Thousand-Islet Lake) is the crystal-clear water and the 1,078 islets scattering in the lake for which it was named for. Located in Chun’an County, Qiandao Lake is two-hour drive from downtown Hangzhou. It’s the largest man-made lake in east China. There used to be a village with people living in right where the lake is now. After the construction of the huge dam of Xin’an River Hydropower Station, the former village was flooded and villagers were evacuated. Those islets now in the lake were actually mountains. Now the site of the village still rest underwater, well-preserved.
The water from Qiandao Lake Lake is drinkable and used as the water source of Chinese Notable mineral water brand- Nongfu Spring. Among the 1,078 islets, more appealing ones are such islets as Yueguang (Moonlight) Islet, Shenlong (Saint Dragon) Islet, Longshan (Dragon Hill) Islet and Meifeng (Mume Peak) Islet which is said to be the vantage point to have a panoramic view of Qiandao Lake Lake.
Distance from Hangzhou: 166km
Ticket: 150CNY/person
Transportation:


Long-distance Bus

Price

Xiaoshan International Airport shuttle bus

72CNY

Huanglong intercity bus

38CNY

Hangzhou West Bus Station

61CNY

Hangzhou passenger transport center

70CNY

Hangzhou East Railway Station

65CNY

Qianjiang Market

38CNY

No.2 Zhexi Grand Canyon
 
 
Located within the Qingliang Peak National Natural Reserve, western Zhejiang, Zhexi Grand Canyon is a deep canyon with swift rapids and a narrow tourist zone stretching for over 80 kilometers long.
Blessed with the finest landscape and the best-preserved eco system, Zhexi Grand Canyon, the most sparsely populated area in Zhejiang, is also the nearest natural getaway to big metropolises like Shanghai and Hangzhou. It is honored as the best one of its kind throughout Zhejiang province.
The zone is divided into three sections. The first is 18 kilometers long. Otherwise known as Dragon Well Canyon, it runs from Earthen Pagoda at Dragon Ridge to a scenic spot called Eight Fairies Pool. The second, known as Upper Stream Canyon, is 26 kilometers long. It goes from Huaguang Bridge to Crown Prince. It is the only producing area of China’s national treasure “chicken blood stone”. The third one, Zhemen Canyon, extends from Crown Prince Peak to Maxiaolukou Village. It is nearly 30 kilometers long.
Distance from Hangzhou: 110km
Ticket:


Spots

Price

Zhelin Waterfall & Jianmen Pass & Laodui Creek

60CNY/person

White horse Cliff & Laodui Creek

60CNY/person

Including All

110CNY/person

Transportation:
(1) There are K598 buses to Lin’an at Gudang or Hangzhou West Bus Station. The ticket is 10 CNY/person. And then transfer to bus heading in Ren Li, Dao Shi and Xin Qiao at about 12:00. By these buses you can go directly to the Grand Canyon Taiping Bridge Town.
(2) Take the bus from Hangzhou West Bus Station to Changhua, then take the bus from Changhua West Station to Taipingqiao Town in Grand Canyon.

No.3 Taihuyuan Scenic Area
  
 
Taihuyuan Scenic Area is located in Lin’an City and 65 km away from downtown Hangzhou. There is a ten-mile valley and has 15 spots featured by sheer cliffs, steep ghat, deep poor, old temple and etc. With bold cliff, murmuring clear stream, roaring cascades, wild monkeys and similar ecological environment with Jiuzhaigou Valley, Taihuyuan is honored as small Jiuzhaigou Valley. In summer the scenic area is cool and the highest temperature keeps under 30 degrees Celsius. So it is not only a paradise for plants and animals but also an ideal summer resort.
Distance from Hangzhou: 74km
Ticket: 70CNY/person
Transportation:
Take air-conditioned bus from Hangzhou West Bus Station to Lin’an East Bus Station (05:40-18:40), the ticket is 10CNY/person and will take 35min. Then take a taxi from Lin’an East Bus Station to the Taihuyuan Scenic Area.