Time: May 17 — June 8 Activities: cruising the Grand Canal, visiting Tangqi Ancient Town, tasting delicious loquat and enjoying the fun of fruit-picking
Situated by the Grand Canal in north Hangzhou, Tangqi Ancient Town tops “Ten Renowned Ancient Towns of Jiangnan Area”. With the fertile land, favorable climate and rich resources, it’s the epitome of “Home of Fish and Rice, Land of Flowers and Fruits and Capital of Silk” in Hangzhou. It’s extremely famous for its loquats.
Tangqi Ancient Town by the Grand Canal
With the arrival of summer, the annual Tangqi Loquat Festival is around the corner. During the festival, special water buses from downtown Hangzhou to Tangqi Ancient Town along the Grand Canal will be arranged. Tourists can sail along the over-one-thousand-year Grand Canal to experience the feelings of ancient emperors and enjoy the unique scenery.
The water bus is available from May 17 to June 8 daily. It departs in Wulinmen Wharf (武林门码头) at 9 am and returns to Wulinmen Wharf at about 5 pm.
To accompany a great coffee, a most enchanting scene is essential. So, for a sip of spring then step into Hangzhou, now in a colorful season enveloped by misty fog, and the perfect place to seek out a cafe or two. The following are a few of our recommendations near to the West Lake Scenic Area.
When you travel to Hangzhou, you can choose an idyllic scenic route adjacent to the West Lake, namely, the Lakeside Park. Lakeside Park lies on the eastern bank of the West Lake in the middle of Hubin Road and the West Lake