Hangzhou One Day Highlight Tour will cover the most important cultural and natural beauty sites which introduces to you the essence of the West Lake World heritage Scenic Area.
Lingyin Temple - This is one of the most celebrated spot of interest among West Lake. The founder of the temple Monk Hui Li from India in 326 AD, came to Hangzhou and found this valley in quiet surroundings with wooded hills on thress sides, he thought it was really a retreat of the soul. So he built a temple there and names it Monastery of the Soul's Retreat. "Soul" in Chinese pronounced as "Ling" and "Retreat" in Chinese pronounced as "Yin".
Peak Flying from Afar - Directly facing Lingyin Temple stands a hill peculiarly named the Peak Flying from Afar. This peak is coverd with odd-shaped rocks and green woods. Dotted inside the peak's main caves and on its steep slopes along the stream are many stone carvings, which date from over one thousand years ago. Those stone carvings have beed listed as one of the national monuments, and include notable examples of ancient grotto art south of the Yangtze River.
West Lake Cruise - the cruise will take you about an hour stars from Pier on the Su Causeway. this Boat Ride will take you to the middle of the lake to see the three small islands, and you will enjoy the elegent lake view surrounded my hills and the sunshine reflected from the water.
Dragon Well Tea Plantation - West Lake is surronded by hills. Here on the slope of the hill we plant a kind of famous green tea, called dragon well tea. Dragon Well Tea is well-known for its four special features: green color, fragrant aroma, sweet taste and smooth and even appearance.
Tiger Spring - The hills and vales of the West Lake region have plenty of springs. Among them Tiger Spring is one of the most famous. Ranking the third best in China, Tiger Spring is not only good for the water from the spring but also has a lot more historical interst o show.
Tour duration: about 8-9 hours
Min 1 person, Max 5 persons per group
** Entrance fee to all the tourist sites and lake cruise : : 20USD/person
** Meals: a la carte
** Tips to guide (No Compulsory)
** Other personal expense
** 50USD of deposit will be charged when you book the tour, the balance of the tour fare need to be paid in cash upon arrival to tour guide.
** There will be No refund of deposit if cancellation within 2 working days before the tour date.
** Please advise us your pick-up time and place while booking the tour