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Hangzhou Museum & Culture Day Tour 8 Hours, Hangzhou (HZALC-6)

Hangzhou Museum & Culture Day Tour

Hangzhou Museum & Culture Day Tour

Highlights

  • Qinghefang Pedestrian Street
  • Huqingyu Tang Chinese Medicine Museum
  • Former Residence of Hu Xueyan
  • Drum Tower
  • Official Kiln Museum of the Nan Song Dynasty

Tour Description

Many places in China claim to be blessed with both stunning scenery and unique historic culture, but you can truly find both at Hangzhou. This private day trip offers a deep insight into the centuries-old culture of Hangzhou.

Your guide will meet you in the lobby of your Hangzhou downtown hotel at your chosen departure time, and you will first visit Qinghefang Pedestrian Street. This is the only ancient street in Hangzhou that has been well preserved, and it still retains its historic character. Qinghefang Pedestrian Street is famous for its many old workshops which maintain traditional ways of doing things as they have been done for thousands of years. Walking along the street you will be able browse a variety of crafts, food and products. Move on to Hu Qing Yu Tang Chinese Traditional Medicine Museum, the only Chinese traditional and herbal medicine museum in the country. The Museum includes the former residence of Hu Xueyan, who also established Hu Qing Yu Tang Traditional Medicine Store in 1874. In addition to gaining an insight into the history of Chinese medicine, you can watch a demonstration by experienced staff of the preparation of some medicines, and even try some if you are interested. After a traditional Chinese lunch at a local restaurant, explore the 1,400 year old Drum Tower. On the upper observation deck, you can try their hand at playing the drum, as it was done in the past. Finally head for the Official Kiln Museum of the Southern Song Dynasty, built on the site of one of the five famous kilns in Hangzhou during the Southern Song Dynasty 800 years ago. Part of the excavation is on view, plus exhibitions of some of the wonderful chinaware and ceramics that have been recovered, as well as examples of beautiful Chinese porcelain over the centuries. Return to your hotel after the tour.

Important Info

  • Operates: daily
  • Departure point: Hotels in  Hangzhou
  • Return details: returns to the original departure point
  • Languages: English (The price is based on an English-speaking guide. Extra fees apply if you need a guide with another language)
  • The price of this tour will rise during the China National Day holiday (September 30th to October 7th) and Chinese New Year holiday.

Price Per Person in US Dollars

What’s included?

  • Necessary transfers during the tour
  • A local private English-speaking guide
  • A private air-conditioned car or van, according to the size of your group number, with a local driver
  • Admission tickets to all listed attractions/activities/shows
  • Local meals listed in the itinerary

Good to Know

  • This is a private tour. The local private English-speaking guide and the private car will serve your group only.
  • You will receive a confirmation letter within 24 hours of making your payment.
  • Your guide will contact you in the evening (Your guide will call you at around 18:00. If you missed your guide’s phone call, he or she will send you a short message) before your tour and confirm the exact pick-up time according to your preference.
  • Your guide will pick you up in your hotel lobby on the tour date at the appointed time.
  • The meal (if included) is in a Chinese restaurant and your guide will help you order the dishes according to your taste.
  • There is absolutely no forced shopping.
  • An extra fee applies if you need to be picked up or dropped off from/to airports or cruise terminals.

from US $ 107 p/p

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