When it rains, pour your heart into Hangzhou
After a typhoon, it will come as no surprise to see rain fall in Hangzhou. While many people prefer sunny days because of the inconvenience of rain, in Hangzhou, there are still many places that will stand out and shine.
In summer, green mountains, green vegetation and an emerald-like lake, as well as various corridors and pavilions form what is known as Mount Santai. It is also undoubtedly the best place to enjoy the rain in the whole of the West Lake scenic area. Here there are also many thatched houses of different sizes and shapes. Hiding in one of the thatched houses when it rains, listening to the rain falling on the thatched roof, and watching the surrounding scenery gradually fading to mist can be described as romantic.
Small Huanglou & Nanshan Bookstore
Small Huanglou is a yellow building on Nanshan Road. It was originally built as a folk residence in the 18th year of the Republic of China but is now a bustling coffee shop. Old music, fine books, walls covered with oil paintings... it’s like time traveling to ancient Europe. When it rains, a dim yellow light is transmitted from Small Huanglou, and outside the window a thick sycamore tree rustles it leaves to the accompaniment of rain drops. People who pass by can't help to stop and appreciate this oil painting-like setting.
A few steps away from Small Huanglou, is Nanshan bookstore. Here you can find all kinds of Chinese and foreign books on painting and art. Reading a book while listening to the rain fall is both peaceful and therapeutic.
Folk Art Museum in the China Academy of Art
In the mountains of Xiangshan Campus of the China Academy of Art, there is a stack-up building which was designed by Kengo Kuma. It is the Folk Art Museum of the China Academy of Art. The outside walls of the Folk Art Museum consist of tens of thousands of tiles that are connected by iron wires which tinkle when raindrops fall – making the sound of music.
Xiangshan Campus is also a good place for rainy days as there are many innovative buildings here. In the rain, these buildings constitute several artistic paintings with dazzling beauty.
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.