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Weather: The weather continues to cool down, and it slowly turns into winter. The month is generally dry, but there are about 9 days of rain. Frost begins to appear at this time. The average low and high temperatures are 8 °C (47 °F) and 17 °C (63 °F), and there is about 60 mm of total rainfall. You can expect good touring weather most days.
Clothing: Bring coats and sweaters to stay warm in this weather. When rain looks likely, you'll need rain gear and waterproof shoes or sandals. Stay abreast of the current Hangzhou weather and forecast>>
West Lake Expo: This high tech trade fair is held annually at West Lake in October or November. It is important for the global high technology market, and it is one of China's biggest trade fairs. Up to 50,000 business people and millions of visitors come to make business deals, find jobs, or buy high tech products from around the world. Millions of visitors want to see the high technology products on display, and dozens of seminars and discussion meetings are attended by the conference goers.
The exposition center is 300,000-square meters in area, and hundreds of booths and displays are set up by company representatives and organizations. There is a lot for the average visitor to learn and enjoy. The expo includes art displays, cultural festivities, musical performances, excursions, and an undergraduate technology fair among other features.
See West Lake Park: The technology exposition is set in the 63 square kilometer (23 square mile) area municipal park that is Hangzhou's favorite tourist attraction. It is free to enter. The lake is 15 kilometers (9 miles) around, and you can go for extended walks, rent, and ride bikes or boats. There are many restaurants where you can dine in the West Lake (Xihu) area.
Moganshan: See the fall scenery at Moganshan after the October crowds are gone. The best way to enjoy this mountain of woods, bamboo groves, little villages, and tea farms is in solitude. Rent a cabin or a room in a villa and relax and enjoy a casual hike and sightsee the Western-style buildings.
The mountain is a 1.5 hour drive from Hangzhou. It was once a favorite retreat center for Chinese government officials and foreigners. Foreigners built many villas and houses, and they also built swimming pools and tennis courts about a hundred years ago. Some of the bigger villas are now hotels. The peak is appreciably cooler at 724 meters (2,375 feet), and you can go for extended hikes in beautiful autumn countryside scenery in early November.
The weather is cooler, and there are no big holidays in November. So tourism drops off in November compared to September and October. However, Hangzhou is such a popular tourist destination that many tourists still visit in November.
Prices are moderate for flight tickets, train tickets, and hotel accommodations. You'll have an easier time travelling and can enjoy the attractions with less crowds. If you are coming for the West Lake International Expo, we could arrange convenient accommodations and travel.
2-Day Hangzhou Highlights and Grand Canal Heritage Tour: The Grand Canal and West Lake are the main Hangzhou highlights. If you are planning to attend the business expo, we'll try to arrange accommodations and travel that will be convenient.While booking you may modify the tour as you wish.
5-Day Shanghai, Hangzhou and Watertown Culture Tour: Sightsee in these two important big commercial centers, shop and find bargains, and dine. You'll tour the Shanghai World Financial Center, the Bund of Shanghai, West Lake, and the Ancient Water Town of Nanxun.
Pick a tour you like as the starting point to creating your own unique tour.