Visited Hangzhou during autumn season back in 2009. We fly direct from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou by Airasia, the low-cost airlines based in Kuala Lumpur. For your info, Airasia fly to Hangzhou 6 times a week. Why I choose Hangzhou? Our initial plan was to hike Huangshan Mountain, which I will elaborate more in the next page. While in Hangzhou, the must visit place is The West Lake.
West Lake is man-made and created after the Chinese love for garden-style parks for recreation. It’s in the western suburbs, the historic center of Hangzhou. West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou, and is considered one of the most beautiful sights in China.
West Lake is considered one of the best biking routes in China. To admire the beauty of West Lake, visitors can leisurely bike or walk around it. On bike or foot you have more freedom to explore in an environmentally friendly and healthy way. You’ll experience more of the people of China, and experience more of nature. You can rent a bike from almost every corner of the lake.
Besides the beautiful day and night scenery, the sunset of West Lake is in many China photographers’ list of best dusk shoots.
Where to stay in Hangzhou?
There are many choices you can choose from budget to luxury. We stayed at the mid-range hotel in the heart city of Hangzhou. So, we can easily walk for food, shopping and visit nearby attraction. Staying near to west lake is also recommended if you want to feel the calm morning of the west lake. Here, I shared some recommendation where to stay around the West Lake;
– Zhejiang Xizi Hotel. Rate per night starts from RM1000.
– West Lake State Guest House. Rate per night starts from RM700.
– Shangri-La Hotel. Rate per night starts from RM400.
– Yuan Lifetel Xihu. Rate per night starts from RM500.