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Stop At: China Academy of Art, Hangzhou Xiangshan Campus, No.352 Xiangshan Road, Hangzhou China
Our local hangzhou tour guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou train station.
The first stop is the China Academy of Art. Originally founded in 1928, the China Academy of Art is the first national university of art of higher education and the one with the most complete subjects and of the same scale. Designed by the Pulitzer architecture winner and Dean of Architecture Art Institute of China Academy of Art, Wang Shu, the Xiangshan Campus of China Academy of Art presents the exquisiteness and poetic image of Chinese traditional gardens.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Xiling Seal Art Society, No.31 Gushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310002 China
Next, visit the Xiling Seal-engravers' Society. was originally founded in 1904 and is the oldest and most influential seal engraving art society with the highest achievements. Besides, it was also the first group of Zhejiang's provincial intangible cultural heritages, the representative organization of UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage "seal engraving art" and is also reputed as the "No. 1 Society in the World". Xiling Seal-engravers' Society is located inside the west part of West Lake Scenic Area, which has a wealth of historical relics as well as exquisite gardens, and is also dubbed as "The Best Scenery of the West Lake.”
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Zhejiang Art Museum, No.138 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou China
After lunch, visit the Zhejiang Art Museum. Located at 138 Nanshan Road, Zhejiang Art Museum has boasted a geomantic and treasured site with the West Lake in front and Mt. Jade Emperor (Mt. Yuhuang) at the back. Designed by one of China's master architects Mr. Cheng Taining, the museum has a style of local ethnic building with sloping ceilings in black and white. Most of the ceilings utilize glasses to offer the maximum light. With a total space area of 9,000 sqm and total building area of 32,000 sqm, the museum has total 14 exhibition halls in its four floors, one in basement and three above the ground. It takes roughly 3 hours to stroll around the four floors.
Join an art lesson where you will discover, step by step, how to select and wield a Chinese brush, how to load it with ink and watercolors, and how to paint with various rice papers. Suitable for beginners as well as intermediate students, Chinese brush painting is an ongoing class you will not want to miss. Subject matters include the classical "Four Gentlemen" - bamboo, orchid, plum and chrysanthemums, rose, wisteria and peony flowers, birds, animals and landscapes.
After the tour ends, drive you back to your hotel in Hangzhou or the Hangzhou Train Station.
Duration: 2 hours 10 minutes