- Nature, Adventure & Sport
- Art & Culture
With a rich, architectural heritage and home to the stunning West Lake, the town has, for centuries, been recognized as one of China's gems. It has inspired artists over the centuries and been called a Heaven on Earth.
Hangzhou is one of China's most highly recommended destinations and can be easily explored by foot or bike. Make sure you visit the Lingyin Temple, which houses a a 20m high Buddha, considered to be one of the country's finest. Another must-see is the Six Harmonies Pagoda, a masterpiece that sits at the foot of Yuelun Hill and is a great place for a stroll. Try some local tea in one of the town's numerous tea rooms, which you'll stumble upon as you take a wander around the center's little sidestreets.