Of the 20 Hangzhou attractions listed here West Lake is probably the most famous, completely man-made in the imperial garden style. There is a strong Buddhist influence. Peak Flown in from Afar is famous for its thousands of Buddhist carvings, and nearby Lingyin Temple is a classic and celebrated example of a Buddhist temple.
The nearby water towns of Wuzhen and Xitang capture the old rural way in truly atmospheric resorts. Explore Chinese culture at the museums of tea, silk and Chinese medicine. Explore Hangzhou hassle free with our popular tours, designed to take in the top attractions.