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Westlake Free Walking Tour

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  • Hangzhou
  • Available in: English

About the guru Michael

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, w... More »

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!

About the tour

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:

Children Palace Square, Beishan Rd. In front of Hangzhou Youth & Children Activities Centre. There is the basement of national flag, near the bus stop of No.7,No.27. 集合地点:北山路 少年宫广场 杭州青少年活动中心前 国旗基台前 7路、27路公交车站旁)

Meeting point
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How to find me: Look for the tour guide with and orange umbrella
Tour duration: 3 hours

Tour schedule

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What's the price?

A guruwalk is a pay-what-you want walking tour, which means, it's completely free to book and join the group, but the 'guru' expects to be rewarded once the tour ends. Some people give €5, some people give US‎$ 50, you choose the price.

For organizational purposes, it is mandatory to book the tour. Booking is completely free, fast and easy. Book your guruwalk now!

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