Hangzhou Cultural Tour Including Leifeng Pagoda, China National Silk Museum and Qinghefang Cultural Street
Next, head with your guide to the China National Silk Museum to learn the history of this luxurious textile. The different exhibition halls show you everything from the oldest relics used to make silk to the process of weaving silk to the history of the Silk Road. You can even try weaving it yourself!
Stop and take a break at a local restaurant and enjoy a lunch of local Hangzhou cuisine (included). Afterwards, visit the former residence of Hu Xueyan, where you can admire the elegance of traditional Chinese-style architecture. His complex features countless pavilions and bridges, grand halls, tower gates and beautiful courtyards. Then make your way to Qinghefang Street, the only well-preserved antique street in Hangzhou, home to various shops that capture the historical and cultural heritage of the city. Browse through the various collections and do a little souvenir shopping!
Finally, tour the Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine and learn about the development of medicine in China, the country’s medicine exchange with foreign countries, medicinal diets and more. You can even assist in performing traditional pharmaceutics (the practice of turning something into a medication) or receive Chinese-style health-care service by the experienced doctors there.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Please note that the size of this tour should be at least 2 people; if you make a reservation just for one person, please don't make a payment until further confirmation
- Please note: hotel pickup and drop-off service is limited to hotels in downtown Hangzhou; excluded areas are Binjiang, Xiasha, Yuhang, Linping, Xiaoshan and Fuyang
- A minimum of 2 people per booking
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We took this tour as an introduction to Hangzhou City and were delighted with the knowledgeable and pleasant tour guide, Zhong. As we went from site to site, our driver navigated carefully through the city, and Zhong shared interesting historical information and cultural legends and local lore to deepen our understanding of the Hangzhou culture. At each site, we were amazed by the general information provided for visitors, and very pleased when Zhong provided deeper and broader information, as well. We never would have gotten such depth visiting without him. As foreigners in a new land, we felt we were welcomed as family. This tour, this guide, and this tour company were, in every way, above our expectations.
Good tour, with a very personable guide.
Very interesting day if you enjoy Chinese culture