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  1. China
  2. Zhejiang
  3. Hangzhou
  4. West Lake

Hangzhou West Lake, Dragon Well Tea Village & Linyin Temple

Product ID: 54241
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A full-day tour will take you to enjoy the most famous lake in China, Hangzhou’s West Lake with your private English-speaking guide. Experience the Lingyin Temple which is founded in 328 AD.
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English

Pickup included

Pick-up in your hotel in Hangzhou city center
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the famous West Lake inclusive the cruise on the lake
  • Discover the Lingyin Temple
  • Taste Dragon Well tea and explore the Dragon Well Tea Plantation
  • Chinese lunch at the local restaurant
  • Enjoy hotel pick-up and drop-off service
Full description
Located just 180 kilometers southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou has for most of China’s history been the more famous city of the two. Renowned for its natural beauty and rich cultural heritage it has for centuries been one of the most popular destinations in China for discerning travelers.

Your full-day tour will start from Dragon Well village which is famous for its eponymous green tea. Here the picturesque tea terraces rise up the hillside behind the villagers’ houses and depending on the time of year, you will see tea leaves at various stages of processing – cut, sorted, dried – before being packaged to be shipped and sold as perhaps China’s finest green tea.

After enjoying a Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, you will visit the most famous lake in China, Hangzhou’s West Lake. A short ride of the cruise on the West lake will take you to the small island at the center of the lake.

Later you will follow your guide to the Linyin Temple which is founded in 328 AD by the Indian monk Hui Li, Lingyin Temple translates as the Temple of Inspired Seclusion. It is one of the largest Buddhist temples in China and once served as home to over three thousand monks. Located in front of the temple is a limestone peak called Feilai Feng, “The Peak that Flew Here”, so called as Hui Li remarked that it looked exactly like one in India and asked when it had flown over to Hangzhou. Between the 10th and 14th centuries, this peak's surfaces were carved with over three hundred Buddhist statues. One of the most famous is that of the Laughing Buddha, or more correctly known as the Maitreya or the Buddha of the Future.
Includes
  • Transfer with guide to and from hotel
  • English-speaking guide at all times
  • Entrance ticket to the tour site as per the itinerary
  • Meal as per the itinerary
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Organized by

Variarts Travel

Product ID: 54241