Visits : Lingyin Temple
Today your first step is Lin Ying temple, called as either "Temple of the Soul´s Retreat´ or ´Temple of Inspired Seclusion´ for the setting has a quiet and beautiful grandeur that encourages a feeling of peace and for contemplation. When you walk along the path via the stone bridge and brook to reach Lin Ying temple, you will see how historical Chinese Buddhism is and learn its amazing story.
After the temple, you are going to hike through mini-mountain Fei Lai Peak, which is covered with odd-shaped rocks and ancient trees and you will discover many quaint photogenic scenes, such as large Buddhist rock carvings etc. If it is not too crowded, the serenity of the grounds will let you feel as tranquil as Buddha.
Your next stop is to take a gander at Mei Jia Wu Tea Village for a traditional tea ceremony. Here you will see how tea is made and the influence in Chinese culture.
Then, you will visit General Yue Fei´s tomb and Temple, which was formed in the later Qing Dynasty after a major rebuilding project. The gate of General Yue´s Memorial Temple faces the Yue Lake, one of the five sections of the West Lake. Between the compound and the Yue Lake stand a towering archway with the inscription of "Boundless Loyalty", displaying Chinese people´s profound, admiration and respect to the patriotic hero. Yu Fei´s heroic deeds and passionate feelings add a special beauty to the elegance of the West Lake.
After lunch, you will take a 40-minutes cruising across the beautiful West Lake that brings you to experience peace like wonderland. The three Pools Mirroring the Moon stands the center of lake greeting with you. Following, you will see the Solitary Hill and Lei Feng Pagoda etc. until you board on the land at Flower Harbor Dock.
You are going to view fish at Flower Harbor and feed them in the Red Fish Pond to pray to the good luck and the bank of the pond is planted with a rich variety of trees and flower, the reflection of which in the water is fantastic.
And, you are going to visit Tai Zi Bay, the name can be dated back to the Southern Song Dynasty, it was The burial place for two Southern Song princes. With its unique design, the park has made itself the special park for the wedding. Flowers exhibition is always held to be the heaven of flowers.
Finally, your private driver will pick up you to Six Harmonies Pagoda
. It erected by the Qian Tang River and to the south of West Lake, is a perfect symbol of brick-and-wood structure built in the ancient China
. The name “Six harmonies” comes from the six Buddhist ordinances, meaning “harmonies of the heaven, earth, east, west, south and north.” You will snap some photos in front of this architectural marvel.
After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel. Your wonderful day tour ends here.