Hangzhou Cultural Tour Including Leifeng Pagoda, China National Silk Museum And Qinghefang Cultural Street

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Departs from your Hangzhou hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

On this full-day coach tour of Hangzhou, visit some of the citys must-see places including the Leifeng pagoda, the China national silk museum and Qinghefang Street. Your expert guide will give you a detailed understanding of Hangzhous rich historical and cultural heritage, covering a wide range of topics from architecture to textiles to medicine. See Hangzhous top attractions and learn about their history and meaning.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Lunch included

Know More about this tour

The first stop of your full-day guided tour of Hangzhou is the Leifeng pagoda, an octagonal 5-story tower surrounded by gorgeous forest and lake views. Your guide will tell you about the Legend of the White Snake, in which a white snake turned into a beautiful girl, with whom a young man fell in love. But a monk imprisoned the snake under the pagoda to prevent their union. Legend says the white snake regained its freedom when the surrounding West lake dried up and the original pagoda collapsed. Luckily, the pagoda stands tall today, and a magnificent view of the West lake can be seen when youre inside the tower.


Next, head with your guide to the China national silk museum to learn the history of this luxurious textile. The different exhibition halls show you everything from the oldest relics used to make silk to the process of weaving silk to the history of the Silk Road. You can even try weaving it yourself!


Stop and take a break at a local restaurant and enjoy a lunch of local Hangzhou cuisine (included). Afterwards, visit the former residence of Hu Xueyan, where you can admire the elegance of traditional Chinese-style architecture. His complex features countless pavilions and bridges, grand halls, tower gates and beautiful courtyards. Then make your way to Qinghefang Street, the only well-preserved antique street in Hangzhou, home to various shops that capture the historical and cultural heritage of the city. Browse through the various collections and do a little souvenir shopping!


Finally, tour the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine and learn about the development of medicine in China, the countrys medicine exchange with foreign countries, medicinal diets and more. You can even assist in performing traditional pharmaceutics (the practice of turning something into a medication) or receive Chinese-style health-care service by the experienced doctors there.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Local English-speaking guide

Entry/Admission - China National Silk Museum

Entry/Admission - Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qing Yu Tang)

Entry/Admission - Leifeng Tower

Exclusions

Gratuities

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please note that the size of this tour should be at least 2 people; if you make a reservation just for one person, please don't make a payment until further confirmation

Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off service is limited to hotels in downtown Hangzhou; excluded areas are Binjiang, Xiasha, Yuhang, Linping, Xiaoshan and Fuyang

A minimum of 2 people per booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-May-2017

    We took this tour as an introduction to Hangzhou City and were delighted with the knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide, Zhong. As we went from site to site, our driver navigated carefully through the city, and Zhong shared interesting historical information and cultural legends and local lore to deepen our understanding of the Hangzhou culture. At each site, we were amazed by the general information provided for visitors, and very pleased when Zhong provided deeper and broader information, as well. We never would have gotten such depth visiting without him. As foreigners in a new land, we felt we were welcomed as family. This tour, this guide, and this tour company were, in every way, above our expectations.

  • 30-Apr-2017

    Good tour, with a very personable guide.

  • 05-Nov-2015

    Very interesting day if you enjoy Chinese culture