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.