At the end of the age-old Grand Canal waterway, stands Hangzhou. The capital of Zhejiang Province, it has been designated by the government as a "Historic and Cultural City". The ancient city is renowned for its multiple handicraft traditions including silk and tea production and porcelain and bronze sculptures. A part of China that speaks loudly about the traditions and practices of the country, there are still little portions or slices that feel cut off from the world, exposing a more raw and undiluted way of life. The experiences here soothing and calming offer tourists a unique perspective into the life of the Chinese. From graceful tea tastings to trekking against mountains surrounded by Buddha statues and caves undisturbed, to the temples ancient, mystical and foreign Hangzhou never seizes to disappoint the adventurous, ever so curious traveller.
Hangzhou is a major city in Southern China that has a fast and efficient transport network. It has convenient high-speed rail and highway connection with popular tourist cities in this area, like Shanghai, Suzhou and Nanjing.
Cleanliness - High Efficiency - High
Buses: Hangzhou's well established bus system is priced very reasonably with most buses charging around CNY 1 to CNY 3 per person. It would be optimal to get a Transportation Smart Card to avail discounts on buses as well most modes of transportation in the city.
Taxis: As the most convenient mode of transportation in Hangzhou, the flag-down fare for a taxi is CNY 11 for the first 3 kms (2 mi). It costs CNY 2.5 per kilometer (0.6 mi) for the following 4-10 km (2.5-6 mi). For the distance of over 10 km (6 mi), the charge is CNY 3.75 per kilometer. It costs for every 4 minutes waiting. The standard cab fare from Xiaoshan Airport to downtown Hangzhou is about CNY 100-150.
Metro: There are three options to purchase a metro ticket.
1. Single Journey Ticket: It is only valid on the day of issue and is recyclable. One person, one card.
2. Tourist Metro Pass: These passes are available at the Customer Service Center of all metro stations. They are classified into two. The first is the One Day Pass which costs CNY 15 and passengers can use it for unlimited rides on the metro within consecutive 24 hours from the first use. The second is the Three Day Pass, costing CNY 40, which can can be used for unlimited rides on the metro within consecutive 72 hours from the first use.
3. Passengers can also pay with regular IC card, and Hangzhou Multifunction Card (Hang Zhou Tong).
|Water Bottle||USD 0.30|
|Cup of Coffee||USD 4.26|
|Milk Carton Pack||USD 1.98|
|White Bread||USD 1.37|
|Eggs (12)||USD 1.37|
|Combo Meal||USD 4.71|
|Fine Dining||USD 0.00|
|Bottle of Coke or Pepsi||USD 0.46|
|Domestic Beer||USD 0.91|
|Imported Beer||USD 2.28|
|Bottle of Wine||USD 0.00|
|Cigarettes (20 Pack)||USD 2.74|
|Taxi ( 1 km )||USD 1.67|
|Ticket in local transport (Single way).||USD 0.30|
|Rent ( One Bed Room)||USD 0.00|
At night, the city has much to offer. Unwind in one of the city's many discotheques, karaoke bars, teahouses and various other kinds of bars. There are multiple themed bars ranging from those involving Chinese Culture to those of jazz and even European culture. West Lake is ideal for a pleasant late night cup of tea to totally relax and refresh oneself. The West Lake offers a special night cruise on the Song Dynasty style longboats as well as rowboats for the more adventurous tourists to use themselves!
- Snuff Boxes
- Cotton Quilts
- Vintage Cosmetics
- Silk Scarves
- Handmade Confectioneries
- Embroidered garments
- Chinese Fans
- Herbal Amulets
- Bamboo Ornaments
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport - HGH
Start Tariff: CNY 11.00
1 Km. Tariff: CNY 2.80
1 Hour Waiting Tariff: CNY 48.75
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