Meet your private guide upon pickup at your hotel lobby or the railway station in Hangzhou.Set out on a full day of sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned private vehicle.
The first stop is Lingyin Temple (translated as Temple of Soul's Retreat or 'Temple of Inspired Seclusion'), which is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes.
Afterwards, youre driven to the China National Silk Museum, which is one of the first national-level museums in China and the largest silk museum in the world, covering an area of 50,000 square meters and a building area of 8,000 square meters. As the largest specialized museum on textiles in China, the main goal of CNSM is to research and conserve Chinese textile relics. 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 try weave it yourself.
Please enjoy the local lunch and take a break. Hangzhou dishes are noted for their elaborate preparation,sophisticated cooking and refreshing taste. For example: Beggar's Chicken (a chicken baked in clay), West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Source (vinegar coated fish fresh caught from the lake), Dongpo Pork (braised pork) and Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, etc.
Next go to West Lake,which is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands within the lake. West Lake has influenced poets and painters throughout Chinese history for its natural beauty and historic relics, and it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, described as an idealized fusion between humans and nature".
Walk along the West Lake and take a boat to enjoy the lake view, the performance of a combination of the beautiful natural landscape of Hangzhou as well as its delicate culture. After that move to visit the oldest Chinese medicine shop in the Qing Hefang Street. Enjoy some free time over there before go back to your hotel or nearby railway station in Hangzhou.