Hangzhou is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Hangzhou one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Hangzhou is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Hangzhou or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Hangzhou. Explore the historical monuments of Hangzhou with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Hangzhou guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Hangzhou page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Hangzhou landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Hangzhou.
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Fayun Lane 1, Lingyin road, Xihu, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China
07:00 am - 06:15 pm
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 th...
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Hefang Street, Shangcheng District,Hangzhou 310002, China
A part of the larger Hefang street- Qing Hefang ancient street is located at the foot of the Wu Shan hill in Hangzhou. Spread over a massive area of 13 hectares, this is the only well-preserved part of the ancient Hangzhou and is a epitome of history and culture of Hangzhou.
This street has been a popular business hub since ancient times and is buz...
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Lingxi South Road, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou 310000, China
07:30 am - 05:00 pm
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...
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Lishui Road, Gongye District, Hangzhou 310015, China
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 syst...
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No.80 Beishan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou310000, China
07:00 am - 05:30 pm
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...