Guided by the saying, “Let the verdant mountains and glistening waters be the city’s financial source”, Hangzhou has, since 2009, been focusing on building ‘Idyllic Villages’ famed for their Jiangnan-style scenery, ecological functions and distinguished highlights offering residents and tourists even more rural fun.
Recently, the third group of ‘Idyllic Villages’ has been announced and they include the following: Shengguang Village (昇光村) in Xiaoshan, Banshan (半山村) and Lianqun (联群村) villages in Fuyang, Xinlong (新龙村) and E’shan (莪山村) villages in Tonglu, Hejia Village (何家村) in Chun’an, and Tuankou (湍口村) Village in Lin’an.
Tuankou Village is famous for its well-known Tuankou Hot Spring, which is the nearest of its kind to Hangzhou - it is actually renowned as the ‘Hot Spring on Hangzhou’s Doorstep’. So without travelling afar one can enjoy the healthy hot spring in a luscious green mountainous setting. The temperature of the water in Tuankou Hot Spring varies from 29 to 33 degrees centigrade. It is colorless, odorless and contains a favorable quantity of micro elements which are of high medicinal and health value.
In 2014, Lin’an Tuankou Zhong’an Hot Spring Resort was opened and its hotel was built according to the standard of a five-star hotel offering people luxury and comfort after an unforgettable soak in the local hot spring tub. The hotel is nestled in a blanket of dense forest where fresher than fresh air, vegetation and nature are provided for free.
Banshan Village is located on a mountain slope with an altitude of 400 meters and in this village every household grows peach trees - with a total peach tree plantation area adding up to 1400 mu (1 mu equals 666 sq m). Every spring Banshan Village is dominated by an endless stretch of peach blossom flanked by rows of luscious green trees.
Every spring from March to April Banshan Village also holds a Peach Blossom Festival where a variety of peach blossom themed tourist routes and farm-flavored restaurants and leisure activities are set to guarantee you a blooming marvelous time.
Shengguang Village is characterized by ecological tourism and inside the village there is a Dongfuyuan Temple (东福源禅寺) that dates back to the Sui Dynasty (581－618) and based on which is built the Dongfuyuan Resort. In addition, the village is also the base of the underground revolution in old China and also in the village are well preserved anti-Japanese War relics.
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.