8 Enchanting Places in Hangzhou You Absolutely Must Visit; Irvin Hanni; Travel3Sixty

China – West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou

The dreamlike landscape of Hangzhou’s most popular attractions seem to have been plucked right out of classical Chinese poetry.  Experience China’s rich cultural heritage and wonderful natural beauty at these 8 enchanting places in Hangzhou.

1. WEST LAKE

Inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011, this star attraction of Hangzhou is a must-visit for every tourist. Rent a bicycle or take a scenic stroll along this freshwater lake, and stop by the many pagodas and pavilions along the way for a lovely picnic or a tranquil moment by the water. At night, watch Zhang Yimou’s Impression West Lake, a stunning open-air drama and dance performance complete with harmonious music and mesmerising light show.

2. LIUHE PAGODA

Perched atop Yuelun Mountain overlooking the serene Qiantang River, this pagoda with a height of 60 metres is one of Hangzhou’s iconic cultural buildings.

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