I'm on business trip to Shanghai in mid may and was considering a weekend trip to Hangzhou. To tour the west lake (mix of boat and walk), would 4 hours be sufficient? I'm thinking to take an early train from Shanghai and arrive in Hangzhou around 8 plus and to get to the west lake by 9am. Later in the afternoon, around 3pm, to catch a train back to Shanghai.
Appreciate any suggestions or advice. Thanks!
What is the best Thai restaurant in Hangzhou?
I will visit Hangzhou about 5 days next month. During my stay I would like to go to see the place where many films were shot. Could we go to hengdian visit the place and come back to HZ in one day ? Or we should stay overnight , but what do we do after the area is closed.
How do we go from H.Z ? Wher do we take the bus ?
Is it safe to get a massage in Hangzhou, china
How to reach May's Resort Hotel wich is on 277 Tianzhu Road, Xihu from Hangzhou Railway station by bus? Thanks
Hi I am new to Hangzhou, Can I rent a bicycle at Westlake? I do not know chinese. Do people understand English ?
How can I reach to West Lake from GongShou? Can I use bike or public transport? I don't know Chinese. I can speak English
I will be forced into early retirement August 1, 2013, and my wife (already retired) and I would like to travel China for 6 months, starting with Hangzhou. I have started a budget and the biggest cost is lodging (not including the flight from the US). Even the cheapest hotels runs about $30 a day. That alone with eat away my saving quickly. How do you travelers go to so many places each year? Any advice and how to travel for half a year on the cheap would be appreciated.
My sister is living in Hangzhou for a few months and is having trouble find a wool shop to buy baby wool for knitting. Can anyone help please.
Its just one month exactly when i fly off to China. On Wednesday 3rd October I want to take the night train non stop to Guangzhuo. I know the train number and times but am i going to have a problem booking the ticket ? I can book the ticket in Shanghai 4 days earlier but is this enough time? With the whole of China on the move in this period I am worried I will not get a ticket.
Also can i book online and if so, how do i get my ticket ? I need good advise on this as my trip depends on me getting that train.
Can anyone advise me the following?
1. How many airports are there in Hangzhou?
2. How to get from the International airport to Ssaw Hotel @ 221 Jiefang Road?
3. Is the taxi a safe & convenient means of transport to get around?
4. Approximately how much would it cost from the airport to the above mentioned hotel and how long would the journey take?
5. Would it be advisable to purchase train tickets to Shanghai beforehand?
6. How can I check out the train times to go to Shanghai and return?
Many thanks in advance
I am looking to hire a car & driver (professional & English speaking preferred) to take me to Anji & Huzhou on Thursday and possibly Friday. Are there companies that can be contacted/recommended?
Will be visiting China for the first time that too Hangzhou from 10th Jan'2012 - 05th Feb'2012. Will be staying at an friend's place located at Meichen (Zhejiang > Hangzhou > Jiande > XinAnJiang > Meichen) till 02nd Feb'2012. Then from 02nd Feb'2012 to 05th Feb'2012 planning to stay near Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport as my flight departure will be late night of 05th Feb'2012.
Appreciate if any of you all can help to give me few tips about Hangzhou and also any cheap budget hotels near to Xiaoshan International Airport. Thanks in advance.
Hi, I have been offered a contract to teach English for a year in Hangzhou at an English First language school. Does anyone have any information about this program/school/living in Hangzhou as an American?
I would appreciate anything- Thanks!
I'd like to find a map of West Lake's sscenic spots, what side of the lake they are located on etc. I want this because I only have a few hours to spend at West Lake and I want to target the areas with the most scenic bridges, pavillions, etc for photography.
How does bus travel 'work' in China between Hangzhou and Huangshan (Tangkou)? If we buy a roundtrip ticket to Tangkou from Hangzhou (is there enough time to buy it the night before or even day of?), do we get some kind of guarantee that we will definitely get on that bus going to and coming from? I don't want to get down to the bottom of Huangshan after our 2 day exploration only to find the bus is sold out to get back to Hangzhou (anybody got the schedule for Tangkou-Hangzhou as well as Tangkou-Tunxi-Hangzhou? I heard this route might be faster than the direct from Tangkou but it depends on when these buses leave Tangkou. We might opt for sitting for 5 hours over going 1 hr, waiting 2 hrs, then sitting for another 4hrs etc). Please and thanks!
I would travel to Hangzhou at the end of May for a couple days, any recommendation for sightseeing or things to do in a relaxing way ? If any traveller want to join, please leave me a message.
We are arriving at SHA airport around 230pm from Canada and hope to grab one of those express buses outside the airport to go directly to Hangzhou Tourist hub on Huanglong Rd. Got the schedules already, so that's done. Trying to select a hotel around West Lake in Hangzhou but need to know this: which section of the lake is the most photogenic? West Lake is huge and we want to be up early in the morning to shoot some photos of the lake & pagodas and statuary (if any). So, which approach is best? that way i can select a hotel nearby to start from (oh and we also need to get to the West bus Station on Zijingang Rd around lunch to grab an express bus to Huangshan Mtn so that gives you an idea where we want to be around. The hotel choice is not as important as the west lake approach part). thanks!
Are there many buses from Hangzhou to Shanghai at night? Our flight reaches Hangzhou airport at 10:30pm. I guess we may not be in time to catch the train. Or are there mini vans which can fit 5 of us all the way to our hotel in Shanghai? Cost wise?
How many types of trains are there from Hangzhou to Shanghai? Maglev and D? Pros and cons?
I've checked the address of that so called Irish bar,wrong address!!!
i m planing to visit hangzhou for first time
with my wife
i dont know geagraphy of hangzhou
so i dont know where to stay
my visit for 5 days
i need a clean hotel near all tourist place around 150RMB
is that possible ?
need a advice
1. can anybody recommend me any cheap,clean and save apartments for long term stay nearby Carrefour area or any other apartments that convenient to supermarkets ?
2. how much is common price for 1 or 2 bedrooms apartments in this area ?
thank you very much
I will visit Hangzhou in May 20-22. I know not much about Hangzhou. I want to spend one whole day for visiting Hangzhou. Where should be the most favorable places and how to get there? Can I find the local person for accompanying us?
Which is cheapest travel agent where I can book for one day tour in Hangzhow.
I am traveling to Hangzhou this weekend and I would really like to explore the countryside beyond the city. I have spent some time traveling from city to city and really need some quiet in beautiful surroundings to recharge.
I do plan to visit West Lake but I would really like some other destinations for pleasant walking.
If you know of any villages, hills, valleys or woodland in the area, please let me know.
Many thanks and best regards.
I found this website about Hangzhou
On the panel "Tour Center", I found this offer
Three-day tour of Yellow Mountain
Start from 520Yuan/person
Could anyone please tell me more about this offer.
What is included/not included in this tour.
What time and where does it start.
What time would I be back in Hangzhou?
Has anyone made this tour?
Is it better to organize a trip to Huanghan on my own?
I heard there are express coaches between Hangzhou and Mount Huangshan Scenic Area.
I am looking for a time table or schedule.
I am travelling on 13th June or on 14th June.
When is the first and when is the last bus?
I'm interested in visiting any outdoor food markets in Hangzhou. Any fish, meat, fruit, vegetables markets that local people shop at? Is there a Walmart in Hangzhou?
Hi - we are 2 first time visitors to Shanghai on business trip but arriving earlier for some sightseeing. Will be flying into Shanghai from Singapore on 9th April (Fri) arriving around 1+pm and plan to take the fast train (dongche) to Hangzhou. So we are not able to ask hotel concierge to buy for us.
We read mixed reviews about purchase of train ticket - from easily to not easily available during weekend. Am now worried and also concern cause we speak very limited mandarin.
How long does it take to get from Pudong Airport to Shanghai Railway station if we landed at around 1pm? What is the fastest/best mode? What is the approx cost?
How do we purchase 2 tickets for Shanghai to Hangzhou (9/4 Fri after 1pm)?
Can we purchase returns ticket (11/4 Sun morning) at the same time or only available at Hangzhou? I will be staying at Ramada in Hangzhou. Not sure if I can get hold of the hotel to help purchase the ticket before we arrive.
Any suggestions would be much appreciated. Thank you.
Can I get a taxi service travelling from Hangzhou to Huangshan (Tunxi or Tangkou)one way. After touring Huangshan, get another taxi back to Hangzhou?
I heard I can visit a rea factory in Dragon Well Village on Shifeng Mountain. Does anyone know what the opening hours can be or what the entrance may cost?
I couldn't find one website with that information...