Discover beautiful Hangzhou with a boat tour on the West Lake and visit the peaceful Lingyin monastery. Enjoy a traditional Chinese lunch, explore Hangzhou's old town and see the traditional Hu Qing Yu Farmacy with a private guide.
In the morning, you will reach Hangzhou by high speed train and discover one of the top scenic areas in China, the West Lake. Surrounded by mountains and historic temples, the freshwater lake offers beautiful sceneries with its islands, pagodas and ornamental trees. Go on a boat tour and enjoy panoramic views from the water.
To the northwest of the lake lays the "Temple of Soul's Retreat", one of China's top ten most famous ancient Buddhist monasteries. Visit this peaceful sanctuary that is sheltered by forested hills and holds numerous pagodas, Buddhist grottoes and cultural relics.
In the afternoon you will have time to explore the old town of Hangzhou. At the Hu Qing Yu Farmacy you will get interesting insights about the history of traditional Chinese medicine, before returning to Shanghai in the evening.