Today, after breakfast, your guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and escort you to discover the East Scenic Area of Wuzhen. It is featured with water town appearance combining with rich life pulse, where diverse kinds of manual workshops and traditional stores lining the streets show you the bustling character of the old water town in South China. Walk around to visit the Fengyuan Double Bridge with corridor sheds, local pharmacy of over 100 years old, museum with abundant exquisite old beds with outstanding skills, exhibition hall with interesting displays of local folk customs and ceremonies, distillery with the live making of liquor, former residence of Mao Dun with the life story and literal contribution of that great man in China, traditional pawnshop with the culture of traditional mortgage, indigo fabric workshop, etc. Besides, hang around to admire the temples, mansions, many museums and exhibition halls and watch the real life of local people living in Wuzhen Water Town. After the visiting, be escorted back to Hangzhou!
In the afternoon, make the symbolic visit to the picturesque West Lake, which is the iconic site of Hangzhou and a pretty UNESCO World Heritage. Just as the famous traveler Marco Polo did and wrote: “A voyage on this lake offers more refreshment and pleasure than any other experience on earth”, you will start with a 45-minute leisure cruise to enjoy the tranquil lake views as well as the ancient pagodas, traditional arched bridges, tree-lined walkways, beautiful hills, green islands and lush gardens including visit to the beautiful Three Ponds Mirroring the Moon. After the cruise, stroll or take a sightseeing vehicle leisurely around to pass the famous Su Causeway, Bai Causeway, Broken Bridge, Gushan Hill, parks of Fish Viewing at the Flower Pond, Lotus Swaying in the Breeze, Orioles Singing in the Willows, etc. (As the lake is too large, you can take the sightseeing vehicle at any place on the route to save energy. The fee is included.)
After that, enjoy a nice historical walk at Hefang Street, a unique pedestrian street to see the typical old and prosperous Hangzhou in South Song era. Stroll to admire the ornate old styled Chinese architectures, interesting local handicrafts, delicious snacks, etc. Then, walk to the century-old Chinese pharmacy on the street - Hu Qing Yu Tang, which is also known as Traditional Chinese Medicine Museum and was built by Xueyan Hu, a famous merchant in late Qing dynasty. Many locals still visit senior doctors there for treatment today. Marvel at the magic of traditional Chinese medicine by looking at the countless traditional Chinese medicines and herbs, various traditional tools and watch the live processing of medicines.
After today’s visiting, be escorted to your hotel in Hangzhou downtown. Have a good sleep!
Evening Ideas: 1) watch a magnificent night show - Enduring Memories of Hangzhou, a live performance by Yimou Zhang with changing lights, music and dancing on the West Lake, which usually starts at 7pm, needs extra payment; 2) feast your eyes with an amazing Music Fountain Show at Third Park, near the eastern lakeside of West Lake, free charged.