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Approximately 13 Hours
Explore the exceptional mystery and scenery of Hangzhou’s shimmering waters and tranquil temple. Marco Polo described Hangzhou as the most beautiful and elegant city in the world. Hangzhou was born of an ancient commercial boom and now is a rising metropolis with its own unique blend of natural beauty and historic attractions.
Traveling by the new high-speed train, you will reach Hangzhou in less than an hour with a maximum speed of 258mph. You will discover the tranquility of West Lake as you take a leisurely boat ride on the rippled and sparkling water. West Lake is surrounded by mountains near and far, serene forests and dense foliage, enhancing the lake’s intoxicating beauty and tranquility along with delicately designed Chinese gardens along the banks.
Enjoy a Chinese lunch before visiting Lingyin Temple, originally built by an Indian monk. The temple has been restored several times by ancient dynasties and now stands as one of the largest and most visited Buddhist temples in China. It is surrounded by forested hills, and is a quiet and sheltered sanctuary for soothing the soul.
In complete contrast to the serenity of the lake and the temple, you will re-board the high-speed train and return to Shanghai.
Tour bookings must be confirmed two weeks prior to the tour's departure date with no cancellations allowed thereafter. The approximate duration of the tour is calculated from Baoshan Cruise Terminal.