One Day Hiking Tour with Longjing Tea Tasting in Hangzhou
Physical Rate: low to medium
Meeting time and End time: 08:00am/ 17:00pm
Picking-up and Drop-off place: your downtown hotel
Tasting: local cuisine as lunch and Longjing tea tasting at tea plantation
Meijiawu -->Jiuxiyanshu --->Moutain Wuyun-->Yunqizhujing-->Longjingwencha near Longjing Village
Meijiawu and Longjing Village are two main tea plantations in Hangzhou. Both of them are origin places for famous Longjing tea. However, Longjing Village has fewer visitors than Meijiawu. Here, you will learn how to make tea and taste the local Longjing tea. If you come in later March or April, you might have a chance to experience tea leaves picking.
Jiuxiyanshu (Nine-creeks meandering through a misty forest), Yunqizhujing (Bamboo-lined path at Yunqi) and Longjingwencha (Inquiring about tea at dragon well) are new top ten views of the West Lake.
Wuyun Mountain, literally, means a mountain with five colored cloud. It is like a jade dropping between the Qiantang River and the West Lake. With plenty of water vapour and temperature difference on the mountain and at the foot, it is easily to form cloud and with the sunshine, you will find the colorful rosy cloud. It is the third mountain among those around the West Lake. Ancient wells, temples in Five Dynasties and an old maidenhair tree with a history of more than 1,400 year, all these interesting things will make this hiking tour unforgettable.
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel and have a boat trip on the West Lake which lasts about 45 minutes. Embark on the island of Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. Then pay a visit to Guozhuang. It is a typical private garden built in 1907. "Guo" is the family name of the owner and "Zhuang" means house. The highlight of Guozhuang is the layout of water. Similar to the Suzhou Gardens but the design idea even more sophisticated. It adopts the techniques of borrowing the West Lake. You might find it changes its aspect at every turn.
After lunch, visit Lingyin Temple and the Peak Flying from Afar. Then stop by at silk shop.
After enjoying dinner, then you will board on the Wulinmen dock at 19:20. Take a boat on the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal to enjoy the canal lighting which has won the international lighting award. You will see West Lake Cultural Square, Fuyicang, Qingsha Park, Xiaohezhijie and Gongcheng Bridge along the canal.The Grand Canal became the World Cultural Heritage at June 22, 2014. It’s the longest and oldest canal in the world. The representatives of the World Heritage Convention describe the feelings to the China’s Grand Canal with ‘shock’, ‘impressive’ and other words. At last, all representatives from the member states agreed to add the Grand Canal into the World Cultural Heritage list.
At 20:30, you will finish this boating tour at Wulin dock and be sent back to your hotel or to the airport.
Accommodation: not included
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