Hangzhou and Suzhou are rivals for the position of "Heaven on Earth" and it truly is hard to separate them. Set on the magnificent West Lake, Hangzhou will enchant you with its classical beauty.
A shot stay (within 6 days) in Hangzhou is more convinient now, visa free! Since Jan. 30th 2016, citizens from 51 countries can transfer in China via any of the following ports of entry including Shanghai Pudong International Airport, Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport, Shanghai Port International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Wusongkou International Cruise Terminal, Shanghai Railway Station, Nanjing Lukou International Airport, or Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport without Chinese visas by producing their own valid international travel documents and onward air / vessel / train tickets to a third country (region) with confirmed date and seat within 144 hours upon arrival, and can stay within the administrative precincts of Shanghai municipality, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province for 144 hours.
Tourists are suggested to avoid the period from Aug.1st to Sep. 20th to visit Hangzhou due to the G20 Meeting. During the period, government will need to do the security works, main attractions and roads will be closed, some hotels and tourist buses will be expropriated. Normal tourist will be affected.
You can visit Hangzhou at any time. Every season has different beautiful scenery. Beautiful flowers in spring and colorful leaves in autumn make them more popular. Avoid Chinese national holidays like May 1st, China National Day (Oct.1th-7th).
West Lake, the city symbol of Hangzhou. Many ways to explore the West Lake, but taking a boat is the most popular and leisure way to avoid the crowds.
Dragon Well Tea in Hangzhou
Hangzhou’s unique Dragon Well Tea (Longjing Tea) plays an important role in Chinese green tea. We can arrange to pick and taste Dragon Well Tea, and an in-depth tea culture exploration for tea buffs.
Wuzhen Water Town nearby Hangzhou is one of the top 6 water towns of China. Taking a gondola along the ancient canal town should not be missed there and the night of Wuzhen is impressive.
Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai are the most famous cities of the Yangtz Delta. The other two places are convenient to reach from Shanghai at a short distance.
From most cities
Flights/trains from most cities to Hangzhou are convenient.
We suggest you arrive at Hangzhou by train from Shanghai, which can be as short as 1 hour. Private car transfer from Shanghai to Hangzhou is not offered due to the limitation of cars/buses from other cities on weekdays. We suggest you arrive at Hangzhou by train/air. High speed train and flight booking service is offered.
From/to Yellow Mountain
Regular coaches run between Hangzhou and the Yellow Mountain a 3h journey.