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How to See Hangzhou on Less Than $230

How to See Hangzhou on Less Than $230

Hangzhou is an ancient city near the east coast of China just south of Shanghai and is one of the most beautiful cities in China. With so much natural beauty and so many incredible attractions, Hangzhou is one of China’s must see cities just second to Beijing. If you think adding a trip to Hangzhou

Reporting Live From Suzhou

Reporting Live From Suzhou

For hiking, you go to the Great Wall. For adventure, you travel the Silk Road. For cuisine, you eat in Guangdong. For culture, gardens and canals, you go travel to Suzhou. Now I am not talking your typical back yard type garden, your local neighbourhood garden or even your home city’s best showcase garden. I’m

3 Days in Heaven – Travel In Hangzhou

3 Days in Heaven – Travel In Hangzhou

The first thing I have to tell you about Hangzhou is that if you are in China to travel, you have to go there. No ifs, buts and maybes, just GO! Hangzhou, together with Suzhou, is described as heaven on earth. A well deserved description for one of the most charming and lovely cities I’ve

Hangzhou Travel – Solitary Hill

Hangzhou Travel – Solitary Hill

Of all the travel spots commonly listed in Hangzhou, the Solitary Hill is the only one actually on the lake itself. Unlike the other travel spots, you do not need to buy a ticket to see Solitary Hill, there are no opening times and you can include it in your walk around West Lake. The

Hangzhou Travel – Lingyin Temple

Hangzhou Travel – Lingyin Temple

The Lingyin Temple is a very large Buddhist temple in the Hills to the West of Hangzhou and is one of Hangzhou’s top travel destinations. The Lingyin Temple is also called Yunlin Temple and Lingyin means souls retreat. History & Background The Linying Temple is a Zen or Chen Buddhist temple that was first built

Hangzhou Travel – Pagoda of Six Harmonies

Hangzhou Travel – Pagoda of Six Harmonies

The Pagoda of Six harmonies or Liuhe Pagoda is a Buddhist temple that was built on the side of the Qiantang River over a thousand years ago for tide control. After the West Lake, the Pagoda of Six Harmonies is Hangzhou’s most well known travel destination. History The original pagoda was built in 970 during

Hangzhou Travel – Temple of General Yue Fei

Hangzhou Travel – Temple of General Yue Fei

With Song Dynasty architecture, classic grounds and a compelling story of triumph, betrayal and redemption of an ancient hero, the Temple and Tomb of Yue Fei is one of Hangzhou’s most interesting tourist attractions. The Story Yue Fei was the son of a poor farmer born in present day Henan in 1103. Yue Fei later

Hangzhou Travel – The West Lake

Hangzhou Travel – The West Lake

With a history stretching back over 2000 years and incredible charm, beauty and serenity, the West Lake is the most famous attraction in Hangzhou and the most popular lake in China. Su Shi, a famous poet from the Song Dynasty (960-1127) compared the West Lake to Lady Xizi, the most beautiful and alluring woman in

Hangzhou Travel – Leifeng Pagoda

Hangzhou Travel – Leifeng Pagoda

Hangzhou has loads of top attractions that are either on the West Lake itself or scattered around the city. Leifeng Pagoda is one of the West Lake attractions and well worth seeing. Before arriving in Hangzhou I had no plan to visit Leifeng Pagoda and did not even know it existed. My dorm mate in

Hangzhou – Touran Hostel

Hangzhou – Touran Hostel

If you want an excellent value for money hostel in a great location for travel in Hangzhou, the Touran is your best choice. Location In terms of location, the Touran Hostel is ideally placed. You’ll be a 15-20 minute walk away or a 5 minute bike ride away from the southern end of the West

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