Hangzhou’s gorgeous landscapes delighted and inspired artists and poets for centuries. Today, it’s one of China’s most popular destinations and a major cultural and economic hub. Book your flight to Hangzhou with Royal Brunei Airlines and discover why famous explorers described the “City of Heaven” as paradise on Earth.
Hangzhou History and Culture
Begin your journey at one of the oldest temples in China, Lingyin Temple. There, walk to the nearby Feilai Feng grottos and see the stone reliefs. Next, discover majestic views of the lake and learn about the city’s legends at Leifeng Pagoda, which was first built in 977 AD. Afterward, visit the China National Tea Museum and immerse yourself in the history of tea and its customs.
Nature in Hangzhou
Immerse yourself in the beauty of West Lake by visiting its ten famous scenes, each marked by a stele. Then go to Curved Yard and Lotus Pool in Summer and feel the breeze blowing across the lake as you picnic in the park. If you’re lucky enough to visit during the full moon, head to Three Pools Mirroring the Moon and see the moon’s reflection on the rippling waters.
Shopping in Hangzhou
If you love haggling and excellent shopping, browse the stalls at the Night Market off Yan’an Road, where you’ll find silk-screen painting, silk embroidery, and paper fans. For the best quality Longjing tea—a must-have gift—head to Longjing village near the tea fields. Afterward, visit the shops and stalls around Wushan Square and bring home a painting or print of your favourite West Lake scene.
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