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Hangzhou Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

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    Stop At: Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, Jiangyangfan Bio-Park, Hangzhou China

    Pick up service is arranged at your hotel lobby or Hangzhou train station.

    First, visit the Chinese Hangzhou Cuisine Museum, which is the only themed museum with food in China. This place makes us starving!" This comment in the visitors' book left by an American speaks for many visitors of Hangzhou Cuisine Museum. The museum consists of three sections the exhibition zone, the experience zone and the operation zone. The experience zone and operation zone are the main parts. The museum exhibits some 110 cultural relics related to the Hangzhou cuisine, a branch of the broader Zhejiang cuisine, as well as nearly 200 lifelike artificial dishes. The museum also features Hangzhou cuisine workshops and restaurants to demonstrate the food culture of Hangzhou to a greater extent.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Hangzhouwan Crossing Sea Bridge, G15 Shenhai Expy, Haiyan Xian, Jiaxing Shi, Zhejiang Sheng, China

    Next stop is a visit to the Local Wet Market, which was traditionally selling the freshest produce, meat and other food products, because a majority of the goods sold are locally grown in the region. You will learn how to grocery shop like the Hangzhounese at a neighborhood wet market. Bargain hard for your daily bread so you can cook everything on today's menu!

    Duration: 35 minutes

    Stop At: Longjing tea fields, Longjing tea village, Hangzhou China

    Continue your tour to Meijiawu Tea Village, here you may cook up a storm with your private chef a local tea farmer. With our local chef by your side, then fire up your wok and transform those raw ingredients into authentic Chinese food. Enjoy the food cook by yourself.

    After lunch, you'll arrange at a local Tea House in the tea village. The famous tea in Hangzhou call Longjing tea in Chinese, which was granted the status of imperial tea, in the Qing dynasty by the Kangxi Emperor. You will have a chance to taste/try the local tea and know how the farmer produce the tea and recognize the quality of the Dragon Well tea. The ancient art of tea is still a way of life in China. Especially in Hangzhou!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: West Lake (Xi Hu), West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000 China

    Later, drive to the highlight in Hangzhou - West Lake which reflects "an ideal fusion of humans and nature." It was awarded as an UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Because it over the centuries, the beauty and culture of West Lake has attracted numerous literati, who left behind works of literature and poetry to describe the lake. While taking a boat on the west lake, you have a chance to see some of the top ten attractions of the lake, such as Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, Melting Snow on Broken Bridge, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and so on. Here you will have a chance to see some of the top ten attractions area of the lake, such as Spring Dawn at Su Causeway, Melting Snow on Broken Bridge, Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and so on.

    Drive back to your hotel or the train station after the tour is concluded.

    Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up service is arranged at Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
    Duration
    6h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
    • Bottled water
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Lunch
    • Cost at the wet market
    • Boat Ride on West Lake
    • Entry/Admission - Hangzhou Cuisine Museum
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Hangzhou Train Station is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 10, 2018 via mobile

    We enjoyed very much. Well organised and planned. The tour leader was great. The food was so local and tasty. Good value for money and I suggest it especially to foreign visitors

    7  Thank Renato M
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