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More 3A-Level Villages 2017-12-01
Just recently, the list of the first group of Zhejiang 3A Scenic Area – Villages was released, and Hangzhou has 43 villages listed three of which are from Xihu District, and they are Daqing Village, Shangchengdai Village and Qingzhiwu Village.

Daqing Village (大清村)



Daqing Village is located at Longwu Tea Village in Zhuantang. The village is surrounded by mountains on four sides, boasting of straight and lush green bamboo forests and undulating verdant mountains, serene and simple. The south-north Daqing Mountain divides the village into two parts. Within the greenery resides two hundred households.


Recommendations:
Visit Daqing Valley: Daqing Valley has the serenity and peace which can only be found in Shangri-La. In here, what greets your ears are only the chirping sounds of the birds and insects. After the opening of the Recreation Vehicle campsite, Daqing Valley has become even more appealing to tourists for they can enjoy a BBQ, hold a party, hike, camp and all under the clear and starry night sky.

Hike along ancient path: hike the path from Outer Tongwu Village (外桐坞村) to Yang Jia Ming (杨家鸣), by way of Daqing Mountain, to experience the elegance and beauty of Xishan Mountain setting your body and soul free in the refreshing natural views.


Other activities: shop for dried delicacies from the mountains in Daqing’s farmers market, enjoy farm-flavored dishes in Wai Po Jia Yuan (外婆嘉园) and appreciate calligraphy works at No. 1 Daqing Valley


Address: Daqing Village, Zhuantang Street (转塘街道大清村)
How to get there:
Nearby bus stops: Daqing Community (大清社区: da qing she qu) and Meijiawu (梅家坞: mei jia wu)
Nearby buses: No. 318 and 121 buses

Shangchengdai Village (上城埭村)



Shangchengdai Village is known for its ancient tea and folk culture. Preserved here are primitive forest resources and the largest tea gardens in Hangzhou, making it one of the main production areas of West Lake Longjing tea and earning it the title “No. 1 Tea Village in the World.”What’s also famous about Shangchengdai Village is its agritainment. Its high-quality B&Bs give people the rosy and romantic atmosphere of artistic youth.

Besides, the oxygen ion content of the forest park is the highest in Hangzhou and its verdant mountains, limpid waters and tea gardens give the village its own style.

Recommendations:
Center Tea Art Street: the slow life street built by Shangchengdai Village features wide and winding streets and is an ideal place for tourists to enjoy tea, leisure time and even idle a day away.

Experience Beautiful Village: in the village, people can go mountain hiking or stroll in bamboo forests amid the picturesque Dadou (大斗山) and Xiaodou Mountains (小斗山) or even cycle through lush green tea gardens. In addition, make sure you try the special farm-flavored dishes in Shangchengdai Village and stay a night at one of the many high-quality B&Bs.

Address: Shangchengdai Village in Zhuantang Street (转塘街道上城埭村)
How to get there:
Nearby bus stop: Longwu Tea Village
Nearby bus: No. 840

Qingzhiwu Village (青芝坞村)



Qingzhiwu Village certainly is a familiar name to those craving fine delicacies. Located between Yuquan Campus of Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Botanical Garden, the village is only a ten-minute-drive away from the West Lake and without any bustling crowds, Qingzhiwu Village is the nearest place where you can enjoy a slower pace of Hangzhou’s life.

Qingzhiwu has a long history and starting from the Jin Dynasty, villages were already formed here. The current Qingzhiwu Village, poetic and peaceful, is like something found only in ancient scholars’ poems. In the village, white-walled and black-tiled farmer’s houses flank the roadsides with every house possessing an open courtyard shaded by lush green trees, colorful vines, grasses and flowers. The place is a hotchpotch of featured restaurants and characteristic B&Bs, a paradise for foodies and hedonists.

Recommendations:
Recommended B&Bs: William & Toffee Hotel Hangzhou, Qingshu Hotel (青墅), Lan Lian Hua Kai (蓝莲花开), Cha Tian Ya She (茶田雅舍)

Recommended Restaurants: Lao Di Fang (老地方), Hong Mo Restaurant (红漠餐厅), PUR (朴墅)

How to get there:
Nearby bus stop: Yuquan (玉泉: yu quan)
Nearby buses: No. 15, 28 and 82
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