Day 1: Arrival in Hangzhou
Meet your guide on arrival. Transfer to the hotel of your choice. Activities may be scheduled for today depending on your time of arrival and whether you’d need time to recover from jet lag.
Hangzhou was founded about 2,200 years ago during the Qin Dynasty. It is listed as one of the Eight Ancient Capitals of China, together with Beijing, Nanjing, Xian, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Anyang and Zhengzhou. The city is at the southern end of China’s Grand Canal which extends to Beijing. Over the centuries, Hangzhou has often been referred to as “Paradise on Earth” by China’s intelligentsia due to its awe-inspiring landscape.
Day 2: Hangzhou
This morning we enjoy a refreshing cruise on serene West Lake, which is followed by a visit to the Silk Museum. Afternoon sightseeing introduces us to Six Harmony Pagoda and Longjing Team Plantation where the much prized Chinese green tea is produced.
Day 3: Hangzhou
Today is a free day to explore on your own. You may consider hiring our guide and driver for a half-day excursion to Wuzhen, about one hour drive from Hangzhou. The 12-century-old water town boasts many well-preserved ancient residential and commercial buildings.
There are more interesting places around Hangzhou worth visiting. For ideas and advice please contact us.
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