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:
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.
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.