Top 10 things to do in Hangzhou

  1. West Lake

    No. 1 Shuangxiu Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    West Lake is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most famous attractions in Hangzhou. Its scenic beauty has inspired poets and artists for centuries, and visitors can enjoy boat rides, walking paths, and stunning views of the lake and surrounding mountains.
  2. Hangzhou National Tea Museum

    No. 88 Longjing Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This museum is dedicated to the history and culture of tea in China, and visitors can learn about the different types of tea, tea ceremonies, and the role of tea in Chinese society. There are also tea tastings and demonstrations, as well as a beautiful tea garden to explore.
  3. Leifeng Pagoda

    No. 15 Nanshan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This pagoda has a rich history dating back to the 10th century, and was rebuilt in the 21st century with modern technology. Visitors can climb to the top for panoramic views of West Lake and the city, and explore the museum inside the pagoda.
  4. Hangzhou Songcheng Park

    No. 148 Zhijiang Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This theme park is designed to recreate the atmosphere of ancient China, with traditional architecture, performances, and activities. Visitors can watch acrobatics, dance performances, and theatrical shows, and try their hand at calligraphy and other traditional crafts.
  5. Qinghefang Ancient Street

    Qinghefang Street, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
    This pedestrian street is lined with traditional Chinese buildings and shops selling souvenirs, snacks, and local specialties. Visitors can sample street food, watch traditional performances, and shop for silk, tea, and other traditional products.
  6. Hangzhou Zoo

    No. 1 Dongling Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This zoo is home to over 4,000 animals from around the world, including pandas, elephants, lions, and tigers. There are also amusement park rides, a petting zoo, and a butterfly garden to explore.
  7. Hangzhou Botanical Garden

    No. 1 Taoyuanling, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This garden covers over 200 hectares and is home to thousands of plant species from around the world. Visitors can explore the various themed gardens, including a bamboo garden, a rose garden, and a medicinal herb garden.
  8. Hangzhou China National Silk Museum

    No. 73-1 Yuhuangshan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This museum is dedicated to the history and production of silk in China, and features exhibits on the various processes involved in silk making, as well as the cultural significance of silk in Chinese society. Visitors can also watch demonstrations of silk weaving and embroidery.
  9. Hangzhou Xixi National Wetland Park

    No. 518 Tianmushan Road, Xihu District, Hangzhou
    This park covers over 10 square kilometers and is home to a variety of wetland ecosystems, including lakes, rivers, and marshes. Visitors can explore the park on foot, by boat, or by bike, and observe a variety of plant and animal species.
  10. Hangzhou Grand Canal

    Various locations along the canal
    The Grand Canal is the longest canal in the world and has played a vital role in the transportation and trade of goods in China for centuries. Visitors can take boat rides along the canal and admire the ancient architecture and cultural sites along the way.