For centuries enclaves, hidden among the mountains, have always topped the list of places where monks have chosen to spend their life and practice Buddhism - finding serenity and being at one with nature, one of god’s greatest masterpieces.
The majority of Hangzhou’s mountains circle the West Lake and nestled inside many of these magnificent wonders are some of nature’s greatest gifts, historical treasures and places to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily urban life, such as a number of desirable inns.
Home to a wonderful environment and gorgeous scenery these inns are surrounded by leafy trees which act as parasols and gurgling streams which replicate background music. An inn high up in the sky will not only take you to new heights but is also the best place to relax and keep cool in the scorching summer months.
Surrounded by mountains on four sides and situated besides water, Yangmei Peak is the legendary Shangri-la and the perfect place for the home-run Yuequ.
Among Yuequ’s ten guestrooms one is home to a spacious balcony commanding a great view of luscious green trees and tea bushes as well as an open-air bathing pool. Choosing to enjoy afternoon tea and the wonderful views or soaking up nature at its best provides guests with an experience of a life time.
What to do nearby:
Head southwards and explore the famous Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies or head eastwards and witness the Sweet Osmanthus Rain at Manjuelong, Hupao Park and Hangzhou Zoo.
Pupu in Chinese literally means unpolished diamonds and just as the name suggests the inn, hidden deep in the mountains in Baile Bridge, features simple and un-spoilt characteristics.
Pupu is a three-storey building with a big yard and is enclosed by bamboo rails and a stretch of steps which lead to an elegant and exquisite yard. Inside the yard are various types of plants and blossoming seasonal flowers. Outside the inn are verdant mountains and crystal-clear waters, while inside the inn water flows tranquilly below the bridge.
Altogether there are nine rooms in Pupu and each one features a different style, where some are spacious with huge floor-to-ceiling windows, suitable for big families, others are dedicated to kids where camps can be built on the balcony.
What to do nearby:
Climb the Northern Peak and taste water from the Middle Tianzhu stream or visit Lingyin Temple to pray and enjoy a selection of vegetarian dishes in the Upper Tianzhu.
Address: No.46 Baile Bridge, Lingyin Road (灵隐路白乐桥46号)
Price: RMB 320-850 during soft opening and breakfast is included
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.