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Hangzhou Trip Summary – 2-3 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary

Though it seems like I’ve done quite alot in Hangzhou, I was only there for a weekend. But, that was plenty to get a good taste of the city and enjoy some of its wonders.

Hangzhou Qu Yuan Garden 

Hangzhou Trip Summary – 2-3 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary

Following is a summary of my visit for Hangzhou and my recommended 2-3 days travel itinerary :


Day 1 – Around Hangzhou’s West Lake


Hangzhou Trip Summary – 2-3 Days Suggested Travel Itinerary


Day 2 – Around Hangzhou


Day 3 – Day-trip from Hangzhou

If you have an extra day, then a day trip from Hangzhou to Wuzhen, an ancient water town, has been recommended to me a few times by a number of people.


Hangzhou Accommodation

As for where to stay – a list of potential accommodation options can be found here. I can vouch for the Sunny Huansha Hotel. Another decent cheaper option is the Mingtown Hangzhou International Youth Hostel, just next to the West Lake on the east.


Enjoy. Let me know how your trip was.

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  • How do you reach the place? By public transportation or car?

      • Sorry, I mean, when you travelling around Hangzhou. Did you use public transportation (taxi, bus) or you rent a car? Thank you

        • Taxis are super cheap. If you can read/use Chinese, then Didi app is the Chinese Uber. For taxis, make sure you have the Chinese writing of the place you want to visit, they do not speak English.
          And, they also have a great metro system.

          In general, foreigners aren't allowed car rental in China. Buses are too cumbersome and require Chinese proficiency, I'd recommend avoiding those unless you can use Chinese and really insist on a "local" experience.

  • Thanks Crystal. Glad you liked it.

  • That's a very well-written itinerary. Worth a tweet :-)
    I will definitely return here when writing a guide to romantic places in China.

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