Hangzhou Photo Gallery and Information Page

Hangzhou Language and Culture Learning Resources Page icon If you’re interested in learning more about Hangzhou and having an immersive travel experience there, visit our Hangzhou Language and Culture Learning Resources page, which features detailed information about the Hangzhou attractions on our tours, along with relevant Mandarin names and terms, pronunciation guides, and study aids.
Tours Featuring Hangzhou:
China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002): Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou
Jiangnan Gourmet Cuisine/Yellow Mountain 10-Day Tour (CIT003): Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Hong Village – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)
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Map of China showing the location of Hangzhou
Hangzhou is an extremely popular tourist destination and one of China’s most beloved cities because of its beautiful scenery, including West Lake, which lies between the downtown area and the surrounding hills.

BASIC FACTS:
Chinese Name: 杭州 (pinyin: Hángzhōu)
Population (2010): 8,700,400
Province: Zhejiang
Weather: long, very hot and humid summers; short, chilly, cloudy and dry winters

Hangzhou Travel Tips

Hangzhou is renowned for its Dragon Well (龙井, lóngjǐng) green tea, generally considered the most popular tea in China. If you’re planning to purchase tea while in Hangzhou, spring is the best season to visit.

Impression West Lake (印象西湖, Yìnxiàng Xī Hú) is an acclaimed show performed on West Lake and directed by the internationally famous Zhang Yimou, director of films like Raise the Red Lantern, To Live, Not One Less, and Hero. If you would like to add the show to your CIT itinerary, please let us know.

Hangzhou-Related Blog Posts

Hangzhou Photos

The photos below show some of the sights and attractions that you will see on our tours that include Hangzhou. Please refer to individual itineraries for specific information about the attractions featured on each tour.

Click on any photo below to open a full-sized version in a separate window.

Crowds of worshippers and tourists burn incense and take photos in the courtyard of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou (杭州), China A Buddha statue at Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou (杭州), China Centuries-old Buddhist cliff carvings at Lingyin Temple's Feilai Peak in Hangzhou (杭州), China Smoke rises from giant censers in the courtyard of Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou (杭州), China
Crowds of worshippers in
Lingyin Temple’s courtyard

(photo by Jakob Montrasio)
A Buddha statue
at Lingyin Temple

(photo by “otfrom“)
Feilai Peak carvings
at Lingyin Temple

(photo by D. Proffer)
Smoke rises from giant censers
in Lingyin Temple’s courtyard

(photo by Sébastien Bertrand)
Centuries-old Buddhist cliff carvings at Lingyin Temple's Feilai Peak in Hangzhou (杭州), China A wide-angle shot of a landscaped garden with a pond and pavilion at the opulent residence of Hu Xueyan in Hangzhou (杭州), China
Feilai Peak carvings
(photo by Marco Varisco)
The Residence of Hu Xueyan
(photo by Maros)
Tourists walk along a walkway on the water of West Lake with a pagoda on a hill in the background in Hangzhou (杭州), China Vividly colored lotus blossoms on the surface of the water near West Lake in Hangzhou (杭州), China A full moon suspended over downtown buildings, as seen from West Lake, in Hangzhou (杭州), China
West Lake walkway and pagoda
(photo by Gustavo Madico)
Lotus blossoms at West Lake
(photo by David Li)
West Lake and downtown Hangzhou
(photo by Lu Yu)
A small pavilion on the water of West Lake silhouetted by the setting sun in Hangzhou (杭州), China Gondola-like boats on the surface of West Lake in Hangzhou (杭州), China A large hilltop pagoda-like building overlooks West Lake and the downtown area in Hangzhou (杭州), China A swarm of brightly colored carp in West Lake's Red Carp Pond in Hangzhou (杭州), China
Sunset at
West Lake

(photo by Romain Guy)
Gondola-like boats on West Lake
(photo by Christopher)
A pagoda overlooking West
Lake and Hangzhou

(photo by Jakob Montrasio)
West Lake’s
Red Carp Pond

(photo by Brian)

Standard Tours Featuring Hangzhou

Open the information page for our China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002)
China Highlights 15-Day Tour (CIT002)
Beijing – Xi’an – Guilin/Yangshuo – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou
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Jiangnan Gourmet Cuisine / Yellow Mountain 10-Day Tour (CIT003)
Shanghai – Zhouzhuang – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Hong Village – Huangshan (Yellow Mountain)

Value Tours and Specials Featuring Hangzhou

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EBIV - China Impression Super Value Tour icon with price - 75 x 75
China Impression 9-Day Super
Value Tour (EBIV)
Beijing – Shanghai – Wuxi – Nanjing –
Suzhou – Hangzhou
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Ancient China Experience 11-Day
Value Tour (EBXF)
Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai – Wuxi – Nanjing –
Suzhou – Hangzhou

Past Tours Featuring Hangzhou

These past tour packages are not currently scheduled for departure but may be available as custom tours.
For prices and departure date options, please contact us by phone or e-mail.

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Beijing + Jiangnan + Yellow Mountain
11-Day Discount Tour (CITS11)
Beijing – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Huangshan
(Yellow Mountain) – Shanghai
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Beijing + Xi’an + East-Central China
13-Day Discount Tour (CITS13)
Beijing – Xi’an – Shanghai – Zhouzhuang –
Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou
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Cities of Eastern China + Mount Putuo 11-Day Discount Tour (CIT629)
Wuxi – Suzhou – Hangzhou – Shaoxing – Ningbo – Mount Putuo (Putuoshan) – Shanghai
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Jiangnan + 5-Star Yangtze Cruise + Chongqing 11-Day Discount Tour (CITC11)
Shanghai – Suzhou – Wuxi – Hangzhou – Three Gorges (Yangtze Cruise) – Chongqing

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