Mutton, known for its heat inducing properties, is an essential winter food for the Chinese. According to an old Chinese saying if you eat a sheep in winter, then you will never feel the cold. A warm hearted tale that leads us to Cangqian Yuanguo, a village in Hangzhou, widely known for its Taoyuanguo, a unique kind of mutton hot pot. It is no wonder with a history of over 100 years and with a number of ‘sheep’ parts in its ingredients that every winter, thousands of people flock to this village hot on the trail for this steaming creation.
This November and for one whole month, Cangqian Yuanguo Village will hold its ninth annual festival of Mutton Hot Pot (Taoyangguo). More than 100,000 people are expected to flock to the town in order to savour its famous Taoyangguo and more than 29 restaurants will be serving this notorious dish.
Price: Taoyangguo for 6-10 people: 660 Yuan; for 3-6: 480 Yuan; for 2-3: 280 Yuan Address: Gexiang Village, Cangqian Town, Yuhang District, Hangzhou Traffic: No. 349 bus and 311 Tip: Special buses from Huanglong Sports Center to Yangguo Village are available from 1 November to 31 December.
Qiandao Lake in summer has many to offer and to enjoy the coolness of water in the lake and mountain streams are must-have. We did a thorough research ahead of time and hereby have collected a complete water fun guide of Qiandao Lake for you! Read on to learn more...
In order to improve the high-speed railway connection system and promote the construction of scenic areas in the whole region, Qiandao Lake opened its direct tourist buses to rural scenic areas on July 1. That is to say, people who are at the Qiandao Lake High-Speed Railway Station can take these buses directly to such rural scenic areas as the Xiajiang Village Scenic Area, the Shilin Scenic Area and the Jiangjia Scenic Area. These three routes pass through Fengshuling Town, Lishang Township, Shilin Town, Jieshou Village and Jiangjia Town. It will be more convenient for tourists to reach these scenic areas.