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Spring 2019-06-03
Hangzhou in spring offers its residents and visitors the best time to appreciate the reputed ‘misty March scenery of Jiangnan’ and even a stroll in the lush greenery of the city can, at this time of year, trigger the fondest of memories. So meandering along Longjing Tea Plantation together with enjoying the flowers in Prince Bay Park should be at the top of your sight-seeing list during one of Hangzhou’s most colorful and blossoming seasons.

A Date with Tea

Hangzhou not only produces fine green tea but also varieties of high quality black tea. Tea is an integral part of any leisurely holiday in Hangzhou and its lingering fragrance together with its fresher than fresh taste is really known come to life after the very first spring rain.

A Walk in Longjing Tea Plantation

Inquiring About Tea at Dragon Well (Longjing) is one of the New Top 10 Views of West Lake and it is, here, in Longjing Village that you can see the 18 tea-trees planted by Emperor Qianlong of the Qing Dynasty (1711-1799) and enjoy the best Longjing Tea in China. If you want to stay in a farmer’s house and bask in the spring sunshine while sipping a cup of authentic Longjing tea, the unassuming Meijiawu Village will be sure to refresh you with its picturesque scenery and laid back atmosphere.

Meijiawu Tea Village

Sipping a cup of Longjing Tea

Enjoying a cup of tea in Hangzhou’s tea village is a tasteful experience and your stay in Hangzhou can be further enriched by the intriguing and mouthwatering dishes at restaurants like Yin Ma Ju and Yi Jiang Chun Shui. You can also sample Tian Xia Liang Cang at Qipanshan for a taste of Hangzhou’s farmhouse restaurants and their unique culinary features.

Longjing Village

A Stroll amid a Sea of Colorful Blossom

After a whole winter’s hibernation the city of Hangzhou awakens with color - all of which must be witnessed and explored at first hand. The floral beauty of this remarkable city can be experienced in various places, such as the Prince Bay Park, Solitary Hill, Xixi National Wetland Park, Su and Bai Causeway, Viewing Fish at Flower Harbor, Hangzhou Botanical Garden, Eight-diagram Field and Yuquan Road.

Prince Bay Park (太子湾)

Prince Bay Park, home to a wealth of dazzling tulips, peach and cherry blossom, ranks as a flower destination second to none. Upon entering this park, in spring, you will be pleasantly greeted with a sea of cherry and tulip blossom and may even catch newlyweds taking photos in one of their favorite spots.

Prince Bay Park

Two Causeways (苏堤和白堤)

Su Causeway and Bai Causeway are the two most famous causeways of the West Lake. The spring view of the weeping leaves of the willow trees will remind you of an entry in the Book of Songs and the peach flowers planted along the causeways once inspired Cui Hu, a famous poet, to write “the peach blossom are as lovely as a sweetheart’s cheek”.

Bai Causeway

Hangzhou Flower Nursery (杭州花圃)

The Flower Plaza in the park features the theme ‘flower’ and ‘water’ and provides visitors with the chance to experience the flower culture and gardening tradition of Hangzhou and China. Incorporating several themed zones of flora and fauna this park is the ideal weekend getaway for city-dwellers.

Hangzhou Botanical Garden

Join Festivals in Spring

Festival Time
Spring Festival Temple Fair in Song Town
From the 1st day to the 15th day of the first lunar month
Spring Festival Temple Fair at Wu Hill
From the 1st day to the 15th day of the first lunar month
Spring Festival Celebrations at the Wildlife World
From the 1st day to the 15th day of the first lunar month
Hangzhou Lantern Festival
On the 15th day of the first lunar month
Wild Monkey Festival at Taihu Lake Source
February 25th - March 25th
Visiting Xixi for Plum Blossom
March 7th - 12th
Hangzhou Prince Bay Tulip Show
About 20 days from late March to late April
China West Lake International Tea Culture Expo
In April
Azalea Show at the Botanical Garden
April 10th - May 10th
China International Cartoon and Animation Festival
Later April - early May

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