Hangzhou Home Stay, Hangzhou private tour
Place & Transport: Arrive in Hangzhou, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Transfered from Airport or Train station to a local family (Hangzhou). The rest of the day you will stay with the family or experience the city nearby. And you will have an meal with the family.(L or D depends on your flight)
Place & Transport: Hangzhou
Today's Activities: Hangzhou West Lake(including the Island on the lake),The Chinese Silk Museum, The Song Dynasty Imperial Street and Meijiawu Tea Plantation.
- The West Lake(including the Island on the lake) (1 hour): West Lake has an area of 5.6 square kilometers (2.2 square miles) and is the symbol of Hangzhou which lies on its banks and is a place of tranquility. A visit to Fairy Island is worth it to see on of the Ten Best Views of West Lake - Three Pools Mirroring the Moon. The occasional pagoda and Chinese-style arched bridges add atmosphere to the tree-lined walkways, verdant islands and hills make West Lake a very special part of any China experience.
- The Chinese Silk Museum(1 hour): is divided into the prologue hall, cultural relics hall, folk customs hall, sericulture hall, silk making hall, silk fabrics hall, printing and dyeing hall, modern achievements hall and Youyi (Friendship) shopping store,etc. It displays more than one thousand items of cultural relics, specimen, pictures, implements and modern items. It overally brings forth the historical and realistic appearances of Chinese silk culture.
- Meijiawu Tea Plantation (1 hour): Tea village is seated at the hinterland of West Lake Park and it boasts the most important tea production basis. Here you are in an original natural environment, just relax your feelings and enjoy the special tea culture, taste the fragrant tea while appreciating the beautiful village scenery.
-The Song Dynasty Imperial Street(1 hour): The street has been renamed Zhongshanlu Beiduan, but still leads to the Palace of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127AD). The road that stretches 400 meters (1,310ft) is lined with snack bars that offer local delicacies and shops that sell antiques, embroidered items and silks among others.
Place & Transport: Hangzhou
Today's Activities: Hangzhou cuisine cooking experience, Lingyin temple
In the morning cook up a storm with your private chef.
With our local chef by your side, you will learn how to grocery shop like the Shanghainese at a neighborhood wet market. Bargain hard for your daily bread so you can cook everything on today’s menu! Then fire up your wok and transform those raw ingredients into authentic Chinese food.
Savour the prepared dishes for lunch.
In the afternoon, Lingyin Temple (2 hours): Lingyin Temple is one of the ten most famous ancient Buddhist temples in China. It also houses various Buddhist literature and treasures situated in front of the Temple, and is famous for its more than 470 stone carvings of Buddhist figures, which dated from the 10th to 14th centuries.