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What to do in Hangzhou
Hangzhou is the capital city of China’s Zhejiang province, and it’s also one of China’s most popular tourist destinations. Blessed with natural beauty and filled with historic and cultural sights, Hangzhou is one of the most beautiful cities you will ever travel to.
Visit the city’s UNESCO World Heritage Site at West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou. Spend time with someone you love at West Lake’s causeways and the romantic Broken Bridge, especially during winter. Stop by the lovely Lesser Yingzhou Isle. Take plenty of photos at Solidary Hill and Zhongshan Park. See the landscape at its best by experiencing The 10 Scenes of West Lake.
Go on a temple run in Hangzhou next. See the towering Baochu Pagoda. Add a pop of colour to your photos at the Baopu Taoist Temple. Go on a hike and have a quiet escape at the Jade Emperor Hill. Hear the lovely ringing of Jingci Temple’s bell. And visit the Leifeng Pagoda, Lingyin Temple, and the Six Harmonies Pagoda too.
Take in the city’s beauty at the Dragon Well Tea Fields from March to May. Find your next profile picture at Guo's Villa and Hangzhou Botanical Gardens. You’ll find birds and other wildlife at Xixi National Wetlands Park and Hangzhou Zoo. Don’t forget to visit the historic and stunning Dreaming of the Tiger Spring.
Catch the vibrant show of Impression West Lake. Are you travelling with kids? Then Hangzhou Paradise Park is your perfect stop! But if you want a more relaxing time in the city, enjoy a cuppa at Hangzhou’s Manjuelong Village, Longjing Village, or Meijiawu Village.
Take a piece of Hangzhou back in Australia and go shopping at the Wushan Night Market, Wushan Square, Yan'an Road, Wulin Square, and Hefang Street.
When to visit Hangzhou
The city is a year-round destination city, so the best time to visit Hangzhou depends on what you want to experience during your trip. You can save even more money when you book your flights for October because it’s the cheapest time to fly to Hangzhou.
Australians need a visa to fly to China and travel to Hangzhou. Check out Smartraveller for more info and the Embassy of The People’s Republic of China in Australia to know how to apply for your visa. English isn’t widely spoken in Hangzhou, so you should pack a good Mandarin phrasebook on your trip.
Travelling to and around Hangzhou
Once you touchdown at Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, ride the taxi or shuttle bus to get to the city. Travel around Hangzhou by taxi, bus, subway, and waterbus.
So what are you waiting for? Visit this gorgeous Chinese city and book your Hangzhou flights with Skiddoo today!
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17.4 - 26.3°C
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