Hangzhou Points of Interest and Places to Visit


Red Carp Pond

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Recognized as one of the “Ten Scenes of the West Lake,” the “Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor” refers to the practice of watching thousands of red carp swim in ...  Read more

Grand Canal

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Of all of the wonders of Ancient China only two are believed to be visible from space: The Great Wall and The Grand Canal. While the Great Wall doesn’t run ...  Read more

Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda)

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 123 Reviews

A 7-story tower that looks deceivingly taller, the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda) was constructed in 970 to ward off evil spirits believed to be ...  Read more

West Lake (Xi Hu)

Impeccably landscaped and almost poetic in its beauty, Hangzhou’s West Lake (Xi Hu) is stunning in its beauty and sprawls over an expanse of 1,404 acres. ...  Read more

Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qing Yu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

If you’ve ever wanted to create your own pills or learn how medicine made of seahorses may be good for your kidneys then this museum is the place for you. ...  Read more

National Tea Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

The National Tea Museum is the only tea-themed museum in China. It was opened in 1991 and is located in Westlake Village in Shuangfeng, Hangzhou. The museum ...  Read more

Qinghefang Ancient Street

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Not far from the serene and calming West Lake area that the city of Hangzhou is famous for is the charming Qinghefang Ancient Street. This area is considered ...  Read more

Feilai Peak (Feilai Feng)

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Feilai Peak, or Feilai Feng – literally translated as ‘Peak Flown from Afar’ – is a unique, 200-meter tall limestone peak located next to the Lingyin Temple ...  Read more

Lingyin Temple

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Also known as the “Temple of the Souls’ Retreat,” Lingyin Temple is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in all of China. The temple was founded in 328 by ...  Read more

Meijiawu Tea Village

4 star rating: Recommended 158 Reviews

Located 30 minutes outside of Hangzhou in the rural foothills of the West Lake district the Meijiawu Tea Village is an entire township devoted to the ...  Read more

China National Silk Museum

On the southern bank of West Lake in Hangzhou, the China National Silk Museum traces the history, development, and culture of the silk industry in China, ...  Read more

Hangzhou Botanical Garden

Set in the northwestern corner of Hangzhou’s West Lake area, Hangzhou Botanical Garden sprawls across 248 intricately landscaped acres and is the perfect place ...  Read more

Leifeng Pagoda

Leifeng Pagoda is a five-story tower located on Sunset Hill in Hangzhou, providing panoramic views over West Lake. The original pagoda was built in 975AD ...  Read more

Qiantang River and Bridge

The first double-decker bridge of its kind to ever be constructed in China, the Qiantang River Bridge serves as a crucial transportation link: connecting the ...  Read more

Solitary Hill (Gu Hill)

Rising to 125 feet (38 meters) above sea level Solitary Hill (Gu Hill) is the tallest, largest and only naturally occurring island located in Hangzhou’s ...  Read more

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