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Attraction & Sightseeing In Hangzhou

Liuhe Pagoda - Longjing Tea Plantation - Mausoleum of General Yue Fei
Solitary Island - Su Causeway


Liuhe Pagoda

Liuhe Pagoda - Attraction & Sightseeing In HangzhouThe Six Harmonies Pagoda stands south of the lake in an amazing situation which affords great views over the nearby Qiantang River. 

The Pagoda was built by a Wu King during the Song Dynasty who intended that the temple would illustrate his power to the evil spirits and scare away any floods or tidal waves from the nearby Qiandang River!

The Six Harmonies Pagoda is situated on the top of the Yuerun Mountain, is 59.89 meters tall and has eight floors. The views from the top are spectacular and ironically, many people now come here to watch the waterfalls nearby in the heavy rain period.

Close to the pagoda a "Pagoda Park" has recently opened up. This little park has an exhibition which details the history of the pagoda and the culture and symbols associated with it.

Opening hours: Daily 6am-6pm.
Cost: RMB15 to the pagoda.

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Longjing Tea Plantation

Longjing Tea Plantation - Attraction & Sightseeing In HangzhouA nice break from the lake is the Longjing tea plantation area. Hidden away in the southwest corner of the lake are some secluded walks and the village of Longjing itself.

Longjing actually means, "Dragon Well" and according to legend, the Dragon Well was discovered in about 230AD!! This fresh spring water encouraged the people of Hangzhou to develop their own quality tea, and thus Longjing tea was born.

The dominant thing here is tea! Whether it be drinking, picking, smelling or buying. A trip to the village of Longjing is a 30 minute cycle ride and most of the hotels in Hangzhou have bikes for hire. Tea terraces rise up on either side of the village and it's an interesting area to walk around and watch the locals at work. 

So many places here have tea for sale and it is difficult to recommend which type or flavor is best. Prices for the tea range from RMB500 for one kilo to RMB10,00 per kilo!! But you can buy a nice tea for between RMB500 and RMB2000. The best thing to do is to sample as many as you can (some of the locals will invite you in if you are lucky) and then make your decision!

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Mausoleum of General Yue Fei

Mausoleum of General Yue Fei - Attraction & Sightseeing In HangzhouThe Mausoleum of General Yue Fei is one of Hangzhou's most popular attractions with Chinese visitors, perhaps due to the feelings of patriotism that it stirs in many people.

Yue Fei was a military hero in the 12th Century during the Song Dynasty, and the founder of the martial art of Xingyiquan (body-mind-fist). Although Yue Fei was successful in keeping the invaders out of China, he was betrayed by a court official, Qin Hui and wrongly executed. In 1163 his reputation was recovered and his body dug up and reburied at this Mausoleum.

It is quite an experience visiting here as the Chinese really despise Qin Hui, and statues of the traitor, his wife and two accomplices kneeling are spat at by passers-by!

Opening hours: Daily 7.30am-5.30pm.
Cost: RMB20 to enter the Mausoleum.

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Solitary Island (West Lake)

Solitary Island (West Lake) - Attraction & Sightseeing In HangzhouSolitary Island (Gu Shan) sits in the northwest corner of the West Lake. This is the largest island on the lake and a lovely place to wander and explore. Views over the lake from here are spectacular and there are a few places of historical interest scattered about the island itself.

On the North side of the island is the Wenlan pavilion, the pristine and peaceful Zhongshan Park and the Zhejiang provincial museum, which is actually part of the original imperial palace. To the west of the island and at the top of the small hill is the Xiling Seal Society. The tomb of Qiu Jin, a female revolutionary, is at the foot of the hill. Qiu Jin was an early pro-democracy campaigner and part of Sun Yatsen's team of fighters in the 1900s. A small pavilion known as "Autumn Moon on a Calm Lake Pavilion" has been built on the northeast of the mountain in memory of the reclusive poet Lin Hejin, who lived during the Song Dynasty. Legend has it that the poet believed the blossom on the trees was his wife and the crane was his son!

The Bai Causeway links the island to the mainland. The city's best, busiest and most fun restaurant, Louwailou, is on the island. It is a great place to visit and a really fun experience.

The Island itself is free. You can hire small pedal or row boats from here for RMB10 per hour. A deposit of RMB100 must also be paid!

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Su Causeway (West Lake)

The Su Causeway is the longest series of bridges crossing over Hangzhou's West Lake. The causeway is named after the Song Dynasty poet, Su Dong Po, who was also the governor of Hangzhou. The causeway runs across the lake from Nanping Road, to the "lotus in the Breeze Quyuan Garden".

The causeway consists of six simple yet beautiful bridges and the embankments along the way are all planted up with pretty trees and flowers. In the evenings, the causeway is illuminated by green lights and this is a favorite place for Chinese couples to promenade, holding hands and declaring their undying love! This is a lovely example of typical Chinese design and the style is beautifully delicate and refined.

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