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Hangzhou City Tour: West Lake Cruise and Lingyin Temple With Lunch

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US$ 58.49
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    What to Expect
    Start your full-day sightseeing tour with morning pickup from your Hangzhou city hotel. Meet your guide aboard the coach and enjoy a comfortable ride to your first stop: Lingyin Temple (translated as ‘Temple of Soul's Retreat’ or 'Temple of Inspired Seclusion'). This magnificent Zen Buddhist temple, founded in 326 AD, is considered one of China’s ten most famous temples.

    Lingyin boasts dozens of pagodas, pavilions and halls. At the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, let your guide point out features like the paintings of dragons and phoenixes on the ceiling above.

    Continue on to the Dragon Well Tea Plantation, situated in a village of the same name. With an hour to spend at this picturesque locale, enjoy the view of undulating tea fields and streams. Covering an area of 132 acres (53 hectares), Dragon Well offers a peaceful place to relax and sip tea among the teahouses and pavilions.

    In the afternoon, following a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, take a 1-hour boat cruise on charming West Lake. Bordered on three sides by mountains, with Six Harmonies Pagoda in the background, West Lake provides perfect photo ops with its clear spring water, willow trees and elegant bridges.

    Your final 30-minute stop is at Red Carp Pond (aka Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor Park), where you can enjoy nature’s abundance. Watch the carp, listen to chirping birds in the grove, and admire flowers in bloom at the peony park and pavilion.

    Your tour ends with coach transport back to your hotel in the early evening.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Depart from Hangzhou downtown hotel
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Professional guide
    • Cruise along West Lake
    • Lunch
    • Entry/Admission - Lingyin Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Fei Lai Feng
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • This tour requires a minimum 2 adult per booking
    • There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Hotel information detail should be provided 24 hours before departure.
    • Local guide will contact to confirm the departure in the evening before departure day.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 15 January 2019

    Who would have thought that this beautiful lake consumed this valley. Even seeing the lilies that are on their currency. Really cool. Be aware though - it's humid on the lake ... so take plenty of water!

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank donnavannatten
    Reviewed 4 August 2018

    We visited west lake, Lingyin temple, famous dragon tea village and Liuhe pagoda. It was a short and nice trip. our tour guide Rainbow was very nice and friendly. she explained many hings about the places and it was great. Lunch was nice and the...More

    Date of experience: July 2018
    1  Thank cniroshinie
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    Robert H
    15 June 2019|
    Response from donnavannatten | Reviewed this property |
    I'm not sure. I didn't do the direct booking. I would think any number for a booking would be accepted.
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