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Hangzhou Private Architecture Day Tour

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    Stop At: Guo's Garden, No.28 Yanggong, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007 China

    Pick up service can be arranged at your hotel in Hangzhou downtown or Hangzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage.
    The first stop is the Guo's Villa. It is a special garden-like villa featuring elegance and quietness. As it is named after a certain Guo Shilin, it is called Guo's Villa. Dating back nearly 140 years to the Qing Dynasty, it covers an area of 9,800 square meters. Two sections constitute Guo's villa, the northern section is a garden section called Sky in the Mirror and the southern one is a residential section, called Living in Quietness. It features a pavilion-style house with a courtyard. 

    Duration: 40 minutes

    Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Longjing tea village, Hangzhou China

    Next, visit the Meijiawu Tea Culture Village. Located in the west of West Lake Scenic Area. It's a village of over 600 years’ history. It's also the biggest natural village where the world-famous West Lake Dragon Well Tea is produced. Besides its extraordinary tea and tea culture, Meijiawu Village is also renowned for its idyllic scene which can seldom be seen in urbanized world. The present Meijiawu Village consists of eight tourists sections, including the tea culture tourist center, the rural leisure tourist area, and a fishing village.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Former residence of Xueyan Hu, No.18 Yuanbao Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002 China

    After lunch, visit the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan. Hu Xueyan (1823-1885), a Hangzhou celebrity, was one of the richest and most famous businessmen in the Qing Dynasty (1636-1911). Situated in downtown Hangzhou, the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is a place to peek into the aristocracy of Hangzhou’s richest merchant, hailing from the Qing Dynasty. It is a maze of towers, gardens, pavilions, terraces, arched bridges, palatial halls and serene living quarters. It features ancient Chinese culture manifested by its stunning architecture, philosophy and bewildering folklore customs, which are still alive.

    Duration: 50 minutes

    Stop At: Southern Song Imperial Street, Zhongshan Middle Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310002 China

    After lunch, visit the Southern Song Imperial Street. A main avenue paved in the Southern Song Dynasty. According to documentary records, more than 10,000 flagstones were used. The street was once the central axis of Linan city in the Southern Song Dynasty, as long as 4185 meters. There are 13 historical and cultural relics and buildings. The Phoenix Temple is a key national cultural relic protection unit.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hangzhou Qiantang River Bridge, Dujia Village, Puyan Town, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou 310024 China

    The last stop is Hangzhou City Balcony. Known as the central business district of Hangzhou, Hangzhou City Balcony is perfectly infuses the features of the historical and cultural city - Hangzhou with the grandeur of the Qiantang River. It features high-rise modern buildings, the tallest measuring over 300 meters. Over the years, Qianjiang New City has contributed a lot to the development of the city in multiple fields like business, finance, trade and tourism.
    After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    Great guide, the tour was tailored to our interests, the driver was good and the guide very knowledgeable. Would always do it again!

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank juliataap19
    Reviewed 18 April 2018

    Bonnie our guide was so helpfull and informative and adapted the tour to suit some things we wanted to see . We had a great day and would recomend this tour to anyone.

    Date of experience: April 2018
    1  Thank Lynda L
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