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Hangzhou Tour

Hangzhou locationHangzhou is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in eastern China, a core city of the Yangtze River Delta, its position on the Hangzhou Bay (180 kilometres southwest of Shanghai) gives it economic power, moreover, it has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last l000 years, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery; the city's West Lake is its most well-known attraction.

The celebrated Neolithic culture of Hemudu flourished in Yuyao, a city 100 kilometers south-east of Hangzhau, as far back as seven thousand years ago when rice was first cultivated in southeastern China. The area immediately surrounding the modem city of Hangzhou was inhabited five thousand years ago by the Liangzhu culture, so named for the small town of Liangzhu not far to the northwest of Hangzhou where the ancient jade carving civilization was first discovered.

The city of Hangzhou was founded about 2.200 years ago during the Qin Dynasty, but the city wall was not constructed until the Sui Dynasty (591). Now Hangzhou is listed as one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China.
Hangzhou is at the southern end of China's Grand Canal which extends to Beijing. The canal evolved over centuries but reached its full length by 609.

Hangzhou was the capital of the Wuyue Kingdom from 907 t0 978 during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms Period. Named Xifu at the time, it was one of the three great centers of culture in southern China during the tenth century, along with Nanjing and Chengdu. Leaders of Wuyue were noted patrons of arts, and especially of Buddhism and Buddhist temple architectures and artworks. It also became a cosmopolitan center, drawing scholars from throughout China and conducting diplomacy not only with neighboring Chinese states, but also with Japan, Korea, and the Khitan Liao Dynasty.

In 1089, while the poet Su Shi (Su Dongpo) was the city's governor, he used 200,000 workers to construct a 2.8 km long causeway across the West Lake, which Qing Emperor Qianlong considered particularly attractive in the early morning of the spring time. The lake was once a lagoon tens of thousands of years ago. Silt then blocked the way to the sea and the lake was formed. A drill in the lake-bed in 1975 found the sediment of the sea, which confirmed its origin. Artificial preservation prevented the lake from evolving into a marshland. The Su Causeway built by Su Shi, and the Bai Causeway built by Bai Juyi, a Tang Dynasty poet who was once the governor of Hangzhou, were both built out of mud dredged from the bottom of the lake. The lake is surrounded by hills on the northern and western sides. The Baochu Pagoda sits on the Baoshi Hill to the north of the lake.

China Great Travel offers customized Hangzhou tours which including private Hangzhou tour packages and group big bus day trips. The following tours are for your reference. There are many other tour attractions you can choose. We are always ready to tailor make a private and personal Hangzhou tour package for you which can have more tourist destinations included: Beijing, Suzhou, Shanghai, Tongli, Wuzhen, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Nanjing, Huangshan or Yangtse River. Just send us an email to get our travel expert help planning your China tour to Hangzhou.

Private Hangzhou Tours

Six Harmonies Pagoda 1 Day Hangzhou Tour To West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Peak Flying from Afar, Six Harmonies Pagoda and National Silk Museum of China
Tour Code: Hangzhou_01
Summary: The one day classic Hangzhou city tour collects the essence of scenery and history for you. By touring the beautiful West Lake, Buddhist temple, pagoda, and silk museum, you'll feast Hangzhou's color and fragrance.

Wuzhen Water Town 1 Day Wuzhen Water Town Tour
Tour Code: Hangzhou_04
Summary: Wuzhen is a popular travel destination near Hangzhou, it has a history of 1300 years. The ancient Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through the town. As a representative of the ancient water town architecture and culture, it has become a huge tourist spot for Chinese and foreigners alike.

Xixi National Wetland Park 1 Day Hangzhou Tour To Xixi National Wetland Park, Longjin Tea Plantation, Hefang Ancient Street
Tour Code: Hangzhou_02
Summary: Xixi National Wetland Park covers an area of 10.08 square kilometers, it features abundant ecological resources, beautiful natural scenes and rich cultural heritages.

Lingyin Temple 9 Days China Travel To Beijing, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Tongli, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_09
Summary: Stroll along the picturesque West Lake; have an excursion in the exquisite Suzhou Gardens and appreciate the charm of the Southern Chinese Water Town of Tongli.

Six Harmonies Pagoda 12 Days China Tours To Beijing, Nanjing, Wuxi, Suzhou, Hangzhou, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_12
Summary: Enjoy sightseeing of chinese metropolis, water town, classical gardens and small steams winding around featured ancient houses. Also you may wander around old stone arch bridges.

West Lake 14 Days China Travel To Beijing, Xi'an, Hangzhou, Suzhou, Huangshan Mountain, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_14
Summary: Explore the beautiful gardens and traditional waterside architecture in Suzhou; stroll along the picturesque West Lake; and appreciate the sunrise at the World Natural and Culture Heritage - The Yellow Mountains...

West Lake 15-Day Tour Of Hongkong, Guangzhou, Guilin, Xi'an, Beijing, Hangzhou, Shanghai
Tour Code: CNT_21
Summary: Starting a trip from Hong Kong to Shanghai by way of centuries-old Xi'an and picturesque Guilin, your satisfaction of exploring China and Chinese culture is guaranteed; what's more, in the shopping paradise of Hong Kong and enjoy the international shopping atmosphere.

Qiandao Lake 1 Day Hangzhou Tour To Qiandao Lake
Tour Code: Hangzhou_03
Summary: Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake formed since the completion of Xinanjiang hydroelectric station. There are 1078 large islands in the lake, it is known for its clear, lush forestation (over 90%), and exotic islands, its popular attractions include Bird Island, Snake Island, Monkey Island...

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