Tour the scenic cultural highlights of Hangzhou on a full-day coach tour, including hotel pickup and drop-off. You'll take a 1-hour boat ride on West Lake and visit Lingyin Temple, a Meijiawu tea plantation, and Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda). Learn about Chinese history and architecture while you explore each landmark.
Full-day coach tour of Hangzhou
Visit Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Village, and Six Harmonies Pagoda
Board a coach upon pickup from the lobby of your centrally located hotel or the Sofitel West Lake in Hangzhou. This full-day tour covers several highlights in the capital of Zhejiang Province.
Lingyin Temple is the first stop on your guided itinerary. After a look around the immense Chinese Buddhist temple, which translates as the 'Temple of Soul’s Retreat,' board the bus for a tea plantation at Meijiawu Village in the West Lake District. Learn about local tea culture and the production of Dragon Well tea at this scenic tea plantation.
In the afternoon, take a 1-hour boat cruise on West Lake, formed in ancient times from a shallow bay. Nearby, overlooking the Qiantang River, lies the Six Harmonies Pagoda (Liuhe Pagoda). This masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture is one of the best places to appreciate the river's impressive tidal bores.
Your tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.
Lingyin Temple is translates as the 'Temple of Soul’s Retreat'. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.
Meijiawu Tea is a type of Dagon Well Green Tea from the area around Mejiawu village. This tea is renowned for its jade green color. You will visit a tea plantation at Meijiawu Village in the West Lake District. Learn about local tea culture and the production of Dragon Well tea at this scenic tea plantation.
In the afternoon, take a 1-hour boat cruise on West Lake, a place that has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, described as having "influenced garden design in the rest of China as well as Japan and Korea over the centuries" and reflecting "an idealized fusion between humans and nature".
It is located at the foot of Yuelun Hill, facing the Qiantang River. It was originally constructed in 970 by the Wuyue Kingdom, destroyed in 1121, and reconstructed fully by 1165. This masterpiece of ancient Chinese architecture is one of the best places to appreciate the Qiangtang River's impressive tidal bores.
Contratamos la excursión un día pintoresco en Hangzhou, incluía: Crucero de 1 hora en West Lake, Entrada - Lingyin Temple, Entrada - West Lake (Xi Hu), Entrada - Pagoda of Six Harmonies. NO HICIMOS NADA DE ESTO, lo que visitamos fue pagada Leifeng, Museo de la seda, Qinghefang Ancient Street. Es decir otra excursión que se oferta en VIATOR, un tour Cultural más barato que el que habíamos pagado, y además en el tour Cultural ofrecido se incluye el almuerzo, pero NOSOTROS TUVIMOS QUE PAGARLO POR NUESTRA CUENTA. UN DESASTRE ABSOLUTO. RECLAMAREMOS, PERO NOS ARRUINARON LA VISITA A HANGZHOU