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Things To Do In Hangzhou

Constantly seeking inventive ways to get your kicks and expand your horizons, you're eager to check out new territory from top to bottom. It's not difficult to fill an itinerary, because Expedia makes it simple to book lots of things to do. Reserve your activities now, and all you'll have left to do is count the days until your getaway and prepare to have fun!

  • The activities in Hangzhou are not only top-notch, but they won't break the bank. We have 37 things to do here, and you can reserve them beginning at just £37. Book your favourite adventures on Expedia for significant savings, and you will still have money for a top hotel or luxurious dinner while you're in town.
  • Hangzhou is popular among travellers similar to yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travellers can't wait for the next trip to the region to get a taste of local history and culture and explore the best things to do. The top things to do can get the curiosity of even experienced explorers, and it's not hard to see why. Our activities includes an impressive range of culturally based excursions and excitement. From unique ways to discover the best this area has to give like a Full-Day Wuzhen Water Town Tour to Zhang Yimou Impression West Lake Show, which gives you the perfect way to let off some steam, there is an abundance of active options to choose from when you browse through all the choices available here at Expedia.

Our activities are the ideal way to organise your getaway. You'll need an expert itinerary to make the most of a trip to Hangzhou, particularly when you wish to include trips to museums and outdoor activities. And it's clear that you don't plan to sleep all day遥ou are ready to get out and take it all in. You're eager to sign up for the top activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is an adventure all its own. Book professional city tours on Expedia, and you don't need a map.

Things to Do in Hangzhou

Leisurely Hangzhou charms its many visitors with the beautiful panoramic views of luscious gardens, ornate pagodas and its shimmering lake. It can feel a little like you have stepped into the pages of a Chinese fairy tale. The city’s stunning West Lake has inspired poets throughout the centuries and its willow-lined banks will inspire you today.

Areas & Neighborhoods in Hangzhou

Qinghefang Old Street - Stroll through this bustling pedestrian area of puppet theatres, teahouses and trinket stalls to pick up gifts and souvenirs.

North Hangzhou - North Hangzhou is largely residential, but it is home to a few top notch Cantonese restaurants if you want to head off the beaten track.

South Hangzhou - The gorgeous Quiatang Jiang river runs across the south of the city and offers scenic boat rides to enjoy.

West Hangzhou - The iconic scenery of the West Lake and the neighbouring park in this area cannot be missed during a visit to Hangzhou. This is a great area for relaxing in.

Things to See in Hangzhou

The magnificent Hall of the Four Heavenly Kings in Linyan Temple brings Buddhist pilgrims seeking spiritual solace to the city from across China. King Qian’s Memorial is a perfect spot for the more secular pursuit of simply watching the world go by. For a lovely view over the city you should climb to the top of the Six Harmonies Pagoda. In the evening head to the towers of the Three Pools Mirroring the Moon on Xiaoying Island. The holes in the towers release shafts of candlelight that create a wonderful and haunting ambience.

Things to Do in Hangzhou

Explore the legendary West Lake by walking or cycling around its perimeter. There are picturesque gardens that line the lake and in them you can often catch performances such as opera singing or acrobatics. All the lake’s causeways are fringed with willow, plum and peach trees but the prettiest spot to stop for a rest is The Broken Bridge. For history lovers the museum in the Hangzhou Old City Wall Exhibition Hall displays artefacts and stunning paintings. Meanwhile, the China National Tea Museum, set within fields of tea bushes, is a fascinating place to taste tea and learn about the art of its cultivation. A short drive away, the mountain ranges surrounding Hangzhou have routes that are ideal for hiking in.