We booked the “One Day Private Tour to Hangzhou from Shanghai via High Speed Train” with China Private Travel and had a wonderful time.
We were picked up from our hotel in Shanghai and taken to our train by a most helpful guide (and driver). After a very smooth and fast ride to Hangzhou (the High Speed Train is in and of itself a worthwhile attraction!), we were met by our local guide for the day, Danny. He was a great guide who spoke English very well and not only explained the local history in an entertaining way but also gave us a general insight into life in modern China. This all made for a great day in which we visited the following places: West Lake by boat with its surrounding green mountains, pavilions and towers; Lingyin Temple, a working temple; the Dragon Well Tea Village where we had a mini tea tasting of Longjing green tea, amongst other teas; Qing Dynasty Hefang Street, a pedestrian street with snack stalls, teahouses and Chinese traditional medicine stores.
Hangzhou is an absolutely lovely city, which despite it’s very modern buildings, still has many places exuding serenity and harmony (for example, the middle of West Lake) and the charm of old China. We just wish we could have stayed for more than one day. If possible, don’t miss it!
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