Home Page>>Home Page>>What's New

Go Green this Spring 2019-04-01
Hangzhou is famous for its seasonal scenes with spring being known for its colourful array of flowers and abundance of green Longjing leaves. Longjing tea, whose literal-translation is Dragon Well tea, is not only known for its green colour and aromatic flavour but is also recognized for its row upon row of rolling tea fields and the China National Tea Museum.


Dragon Well

One of the‘Top Ten Views of West Lake’ and ranked as one of the ‘Top Three West Lake Springs’, Dragon Well is hidden amid dense forest of Phoenix Hill off the southern shores of the West Lake.

Legend has it that the area got its name from a well that supposedly contains relatively dense water which after the rain the runoff carves through the soil, twisting down the hills in a formation that resembles a dragon. Others believe that in ancient times during droughts local people would visit the well to pray for rain and when the rain came this made people believe that a dragon must live there (In Chinese culture, dragon is worshipped as the god of rain). Also when stirred with a stick, the well’s water forms ripples in the likeness of a dragon’s beard.

According to the locals there are three must-dos in Dragon Well: appreciate the ripples of the Dragon Well, drink its spring water and sip a cup of Longjing’s finest. The well’s nearby teahouse, converted from a 1050-year-old Buddhist temple and set in a beautiful grove of bamboo, pine and wisteria,is a popular place for enjoying Hangzhou’s finest green brew.


China National Tea Museum

For those with a thirst for history and culture, surrounded by verdant mountains, blankets of green tea leaves, trickling streams and tranquil ponds, is the China National Tea Museum.

Located in Shuangfeng Village (双峰村) southwest of the West Lake is this national museum which over 7,000 sq m showcases a bewildering display of tea ranging from black to green, white to dark and from Yunnan brick to Fujian oolong. Consisting of four separate buildings, the first is dedicated to the history of tea cultivation, customs and ceramic tea-sets. The second is for academic use, the third features six tea rooms of different styles and offers visitors the opportunity to sample a variety of teas and the fourth building is devoted to the art of tea ceremonies.


Early Spring at Meijiawu Village

Meijiawu Tea Village, with over 600 years of history, is located in a valley in the western part of the West Lake Scenic Area. It is the biggest natural village and is also where the world-famous West Lake Dragon Well Tea is produced. Besides its exceptional tea and tea culture, Meijiawu Village is also renowned for its idyllic scenery which can seldom be seen in today’s urbanised society. Witnessing women in bamboo hats, carrying bamboo baskets and chatting while picking springs finest tea is definitely one of China’s most thirst quenching scenes.
Leave a message

 

West Lake Customized Bus – Signature Sights at Every Stop2019-04-15
April is the best time to tour Hangzhou. Recently, Hangzhou has opened a new customized tourist bus route No. 9, which only runs on weekends from Hangzhou East Railway Station to West Lake Scenic Area. The customized bus is really a treasure route for touring West Lake, which has few passengers, but also very fast. Most important of all is that wherever you get off, you can have the most classic touring experience in Hangzhou.
Breathing the Freshest Air in Zhejiang2019-04-15
The air pollution prevention and control office of the leading group for the construction of a beautiful Zhejiang Province recently announced the evaluation results of the 2018 clean air demonstration zones. Chun'an County and Jiande City in Hangzhou were rated as the first Zhejiang clean air demonstration zones.
No.188, Fuchun Road, Hangzhou, China
TEL: 86-571-96123
FAX: 86-571-96123
Complain: slw@hz.gov.cn
Consult: slw@hz.gov.cn