Top Historical Places in Hangzhou

Are you looking to explore the history of Hangzhou through the ages? There are a number of historical destinations in Hangzhou including the time-honored buildings, monuments, palaces, and parks where you can learn about the glorious past of Hangzhou. The presence of these historical sites and museums will take you on a walk through Hangzhou ‘s rich history.
If you are willing to have an in-depth historical information about Hangzhou, we recommend that you take a wonderful guided tour to cover the major historical attractions. Also, check the opening and closing time for each so that you can organize your time. Make sure that you go through the complete list of historical places in Hangzhou for a great trip!

Let's witness the history of Hangzhou with these top historical places - monuments and landmarks:

  1. Lingyin Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Historical Site

    Also known as Temple of Souls’ Retreat; this beautiful temple is located in the long narrow valley between the Peak flown from afar (Fei Lai Feng) and the north peak in the West Lake scenic area. One of the most notable Buddhist temples in China, it is listed for protection as a key provincial historical and cultural site and is reputed as the centre for research of Chinese Buddhist cultu...Read more
  2. Fei Lai Feng

    Temple, Cave, Statue, Peak

    Standing next to the Temple of Soul’s retreat (Lingyin temple), this nature’s bounty is a must-visit in Hangzhou. This 700 feet tall peak is surrounded by tales and legends and is a pure limestone mountain unlike the other sandstone mountains in the West Lake scenic area. Huge stone formations in different shapes like a flying dragon, a running elephant, a crouching tiger, and a fle...Read more
  3. Yue Fei Mausoleum

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    Yue Fei Mausoleum

    Historical Site, Tomb

    This is a tomb built in the memory of national hero of China- General Yue Fei and the original structure dates back to 12th century. The tomb has been demolished and renovated several times and the structure that stands today belongs to the Qin dynasty period in the early 18th century. The historic general Yu Fei has an inspiring life story and the tomb is a well-deserved memento for his valour...Read more
  4. Jinghang Grand Canal

    Outdoors, Landmark, River, Observatory

    Longest man-made waterway and the greatest in ancient China, The Jinghang Grand Canal stretches for around 1764 kilometres in length and is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. 27 sections and 58 historical sites lining the Grand Canal add to its grandeur. The Grand Canal begins from Hangzhou and runs till Beijing connecting different river systems and is the lifeline of the country providin...Read more