8 Spell-Binding Sights to See in Hangzhou

China, Hangzhou Guide (B): 8 Spell-Binding Sights to See in Hangzhou

When Marco Polo visited Hangzhou in his 13th century expedition, he described the city as “beyond dispute the finest and noblest in the world.”

Hangzhou showcases the classical Chinese tradition of fusing natural landscape with man-made ornamental structures, creating truly harmonious and breathtaking sights to behold.

Modern travellers looking to recapture the same ancient charm which has inspired countless poets and painters should definitely make a voyage to Hangzhou to soak in the following sights:

Definitely the best among the classic Ten Scenes of West Lake as compiled by Emperor Qianlong. The vista looks like it came right off a Chinese painting.

Where? Above pictures are taken from Yongjin Park, but spectacular sunset spots can also be found at Changqiao Park or Xueshi Park.

Hangzhou’s landscaping aesthetic which is built from Tao ideology has greatly influenced garden designs across China, Japan and Korea. Skilfully juxtaposing yin and yang elements, a quick rest at Guo Zhuang will soothe and invigorate your soul. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 8 Spell-Binding Sights to See in Hangzhou
Guide Location: China » Hangzhou
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Sunset Glow Over Leifeng Pagoda   C’hi Revitalization at Guo’s Private Garden   Seeking Tranquillity at Maojiabu’s Dreamy Waterfront   Memories of Imperial China at Qinghefang Ancient Street   Nine Creeks Meandering Through a Misty Forest   Scaling Bamboo Path to Rosy Sunrise in Precious Stone Hill   Xihu’s Northern Coast Strolling at the Crack of Dawn   Three Pools Mirroring the Moon  
Author: Andrew Darwitan
Read it on author's website: https://scarletscribs.wordpress.com/2015/12/07/8-spell-binding-sights-that-will-make-you-want-to-visit-hangzhou-now/