Hangzhou

上有天堂  ,

下有苏杭

"In Heaven there is paradise,

on earth there is Suzhou and Hangzhou"

Impressions West Lake, a musical  performance set on and around West Lake

Everything from Dragon's Well Tea to meditation by the lake

Hangzhou has so much to offer that it is hard to encompass everything.

 

Sino-Immersions attempts to showcase the beauties and delights of this wonderful city - everything from the row upon row of tea plantations and pork belly delicacies to the Buddhist temples and the scenic backdrop skirting West Lake - but quite simply it is not possible. This is why we love to keep visiting again and again!

The streets of the ancient capital interweave history with contemporary art, and e-commerce with street vendors haggling over artisanal wares. In the evenings there is also the magical performance called Impressions West Lake, a truly wondrous display of story-telling using the very waters of the lake as a canvas.

Hangzhou is a stunning contrast after the bustle of Shanghai and is a place of rare beauty.

Temple blossoms

Temple blossoms

Hangzhou's Railway Station

Hangzhou's Railway Station

West Lake at dusk

West Lake at dusk

Dragon's Well tea

Dragon's Well tea

A Buddhist grotto

A Buddhist grotto

Impressions West Lake

Impressions West Lake