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.
The annual time for picking Longjing green tea leaves, one of the top ten renowned teas of China, has begun in Hangzhou and everywhere tea farmers are now busy picking and hand frying the famous leaves. If you wanted to take a sneak peek at how the farmers meticulously pick their verdant leaves from bushes nestled in undulating hills, or if you wanted to sample, at first hand, this year’s Longjing variety, then head to the following three tea villages which are known for their tea, tea culture and tea-related tourist attractions.
Last year on the real waters of the West Lake, and in the evening gala of Hangzhou G20 Summit, the performance “The most memorable is Hangzhou” amazed the world. It was a shame that after such a short period of performing in last October and November, the show paused. But now news is out that starting from May, the updated version of original Impression West Lake, “The most memorable is Hangzhou” will once again show its lakeside charm in becoming one of the most splendid performances on water.