To visit Hangzhou, there are numerous places are worth sightseeing, such as Hangzhou Must See Attractions, Hangzhou Must See Shows, Hangzhou Must See Commercial Streets, etc. Top China Travel has picked out some must see in Hangzhou that are worthwhile for tourists.
Hangzhou Must See Attractions:
West Lake, is a like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of China, reputed for beautiful scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant cultural relics, and a profusion of native products.
Lingyin Temple, one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries in China, can offer you appealing places of historic interest, cultural relics as well as agreeable natural scenery with woods, flowers, springs, etc.
Six Harmonies Pagoda, a brick-and-wood structure, with a view of Qiantang River, presents a quiet image of age-old majesty. Looking out from the top of the pagoda, sightseers can see as far as the misty horizon, enjoying the unforgettable, breathtaking scenery.
Wuzhen Water Town, a town surrounded by rivers, has a special beauty which has not yet been overrun by tourists. Visitors walk through the long pavilion and in front of shops, as the cries of vendors rise and fall on the ear. The air is full of the smells of fresh vegetables, walnuts, fish and shrimp.
Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy, the only state-level professional one in China, presents to visitors a style of antique architecture besides a treasury of traditional Chinese medical science and technology.
China Tea Museum, the only national museum in China that takes tea as its theme, displays tea's history, the various tea, tea events, tea sets and tea customs in China. It will tell the deep influence of Chinese tea in the minority groups, while there are more than three hundred kinds of tea in Kaleidoscope Hall.
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Hangzhou Must See Shows:
Impression of West Lake, staged on the wavy, mellow and changing West Lake, is a large-scale and the first-rate international art performance on the real landscape directed by Zhang Yimou and other famous directors which leads you to a sweet thousand-year dream.
The Romance of the Song Dynasty, based on the historic stories and legends in the city of Hangzhou, costing more than 100 million yuan to reperform the magnificant epic masterpiece in Song Dynasty, the show is a large stereoscopic musical drama which adopted the old stories and legends in Hangzhou City, integrated the world music with acrobatic art, applied the high technology to create a dreamy poetic imagery.
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Hangzhou Must See Commercial Streets
Silk Market, an old-time favorite when looking for small gifts or fabric for that robe, is the best place for you to seek high quality silk products in Hangzhou. They have a range of quality and taste, and it's all nicely priced.
Yan An Road, a commercial center rather than a shopping district, here you can not only do some shopping with your friends, but also experience a Hangzhou nightlife in those grand buildings including the Zhejiang People's Provincial Great Hall, Hangzhou Culture Center, Victory Theatre, International Mansion, Hangzhou Department Store, Hangzhou Grand Hotel, and Haifeng Western Restaurant, etc.
Qinghefang Street, one of the oldest streets in Hangzhou, collects the business culture, construction culture and folk art culture, famous people, old alleys, ancient houses and renowned store accumulating rich historical and cultural heritage.
Wulin Street, a characteristic commercial street in Hangzhou which perfectly integrated shopping, entertainment, tourism, and leisure together. The garments and clothes accessories are characterized by modern individuality with quite a number of world famous brands. There are also some women barbers, beauty saloons, fitness centers here.
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(Attractions: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy, China Tea Museum, Wuzhen Water Town)
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