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Free tour

Westlake Free Walking Tour

Duration: 3h
Languages: English
Guru: Michael
Registered on October 04, 2019

I am Michael Shen, and I was born in Shanghai where I finished my college, but I grew up in Hangzhou. My major is in public management and I have learned English as my 2nd language. Traveling is my favorite thing, and I have already visited up to 65 countries, 400 cities and many attractions, so this experience has let me known what the travelers need and how to help them, while exchanging and sharing traveling ideas with them about transportation, accommodation, food, local culture and history etc. This is my main purpose to be a Guru, I think. To be a native free tour lecturer and guide, I and my team would like to do our best and go as far as we can. So let's go!

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Whether you are a first-time visitor or resident in Hangzhou", the most splendid and elegant city in the world" described by Marco Polo in his famous book about 700 years ago, the Westlake will attract you to enjoy the sights.

You will enjoy the landscape of Westlake walking along the Bai Causeway, the Royal Palace's archaeological discovery, you will listen to legends and fairly stories, and you will experience typical and local Chinese history, culture, art, architecture and much more. All of these will give you the answer of why Hangzhou is the "heaven of the earth".

The tour starts from the place of former Buddha Temple and Lakeview pavilion, then we will hike along Bai Causeway and enter the Moonview place. During the tour, we will visit some interesting and historic places, including museums, the Temporary Royal Palace and the Library. The tour will be finish at Yue Temple or Zhejiang Museum.

Tour highlights:

*Broken Bridge

*Bai Causeway

*Moonview place

*Crane Pavilion

*Seal-Engraving Museum & Society

*Lou-wai-Lou Restaurant

*Royal Library

*The Temporary Royal Palace

*Zhejiang Museum

*Lonely Hill

This activity includes:

-Hiking on the Causeway

-Exploring of the Palace's ruins

-Experience of the Seal-engraving

-Snack & toilet break

-And more

Recommendations:

*Please book at least one night in advance. .

*It is suggested to arrive 10-15 minutes before the starting time.

*Wear comfortable walking shoes (no high-heels, because of the terrace).

*It is recommended to have a raincoat or umbrella.

*This is a free tour, the tip at the end of the tour is based on the experience that you have.

*Any kind of insurance is not covered and it is excluded during the tour.

Meeting point:

Exit B,Fengqi Rd. Metro Station,Line 1/2,Yan'an Rd.,Hangzhou.It's beside of Yan'an Rd.,in front of SPD bank and the building of Zhejiang Hotel,near the bus stop of Hai'er Lane.

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  • Meeting point:
    Zhe Jiang Fan Dian Xiacheng Qu Hangzh...
    Zhe Jiang Fan Dian Xiacheng Qu Hangzhou Shi Zhejiang Sheng China
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    Look for the tour guide with and orange umbrella

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Wolfgang 02 Apr 2020
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Travelled in group - Mar 2020

This was a great tour. Michael explained no only what you see, but also the story behind. Very interesting with an insight in Hangzhou rich history and tradition.

Stine 16 Mar 2020
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Travelled in group - Feb 2020

Michael is a Great person, and i will book him again when i get the opportunity :)

What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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