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Lovers Capital--A Hangzhou Day Trip For Romance

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What to Expect
As we all know legend is not real but the reality is that any story where love is concerned can touch your heart, making something fairytale-like seem truly unbelievable.Take this Hangzhou Day Trip of Love with our hangzhou professional tour guide.You will find out!!!

First, visit some lovers bridges around westlake:

Broken Bridge,

Long Bridge and

Xiling Bridge. Of the three, Broken Bridge enjoys the greatest reputation, as its appearance when covered in snow resembles a 'Broken Bridge'. It is also the platform where Xu Xian and White Snake, two legendary figures, met and departed. Returning to the bridge after she was rejected, White Snake sang in true operatic style "The Bridge is not broken, but my heart is".

Xiling Bridge is the most sentimental of the three as it is lovingly and loyally associated with Su Xiaoxiao, a literary figure who was regarded as beautiful as a lotus growing on the West Lake. It was on Xiling Bridge that Su Xiaoxiao met the love of her life, a rich boy named Ruan Yu. However after marrying her, Ruan Yu soon abandoned her for his father, which led to Su Xiaoxiao dying of a broken heart.

Later,walk along the

Yanggong Causeway with its 'Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden', Flower Nursery, Maojiabu, Turtle Pool, Yihu Bay and 'Viewing Fish at Flower Pond', one of the most serene and romantically positioned avenues to border the tranquil waters of the West Lake.

After lunch, drive to

Wansong Academy. Wansong Academy during the 13th-20th century was the master of all academies and at that time was also the largest and most influential school of its kind. Despite the record number of scholars who studied here, Wansong Academy is most famous for teaching Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai, two mediocre students who poetically speaking became known as the Chinese equivalent of Romeo and Juliet.

Continuing on,visit the

Yuanyuan Folk Park. Yuan in Chinese can mean "predestined relationship," and the park is famous for parental matchmaking. Hundreds of middle-aged parents post profiles of their children on walls and trees in the park, asking each other for their child's gender, age, career and hobbies, and listing phone numbers for further contact.

The

Yue Lao Temple is dedicated to this matchmaking god. Although it is quite small, legend has it that it is very effective and as a result it is crowded with people praying for relationships and marriage. In the center of the temple stands a golden statue of Yue Lao. Under the statue, there are several boxes containing objects for drawing lots to determine the fate of relationships, marriages, fortune and offspring. From those boxes one can draw lots, inscribed with a number.

At the end, drive you back to your hotel or the Hangzhou Train station and your Hangzhou Trip ends.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up service is arranged at Hangzhou train station or Hangzhou downtown hotel.
Duration
6h
Inclusions
  • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Air-conditioned private vehicle
  • Private city transfer
Exclusions
  • Personal expense
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • 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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Great day out!
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Knowledgeable and helpful guide
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Markbkk84
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A fantastic day in Hangzhou
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seasontraveller5000
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Awesome guide
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Pennl888
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Fantastic experience from Shanghai to Hangzhou
We had a wonderful tour experience:The fast train ride from Shanghai to Hangzhou, the westlake boat ride,the
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Lio0129
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Having an excellent and enjoyable trip
We would like to register our appreciation of the good work rendered by Mr Tommy during our trip in Hangzhou we
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Fel409
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Private Group Tour - very well organised
Nancy was excellent. Firstly, this Team have been very responsive and very honest from the start. I had to
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Nubiolj321
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Very good one day trip to see the scene esp the lake and temple. Interesting legendary story from the tour guide
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