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Hangzhou is the fourth-largest metropolitan area in China, known for its rich history and picturesque scenery. The city, one of the top tourist sites in China, is also referred to as ‘Paradise on Earth’, ‘Home of Silk’ and the ‘Tea Capital’.
Visit the West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts numerous historical and cultural places around the lake. Discover the Lingyin Temple; with a history of over 1600 years, it is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China.
Head to the National Silk Museum, the largest in the world, to learn about the 5000 years of silk development history in China. Or enjoy a visit to the canals and cottages of Wuzhen, a typical water town with buildings lining the sides of river, where daily life goes on as it has been for about one thousand years and is honored as “The Last Resting-on-water Town in China”.
Xixi National Wetland Park is the only national wetland park in China. White wooden houses with dark decorations in traditional Chinese style are spread out in harmony with nature.
Fly with Qatar Airways 4 times a week to Hangzhou, commencing 20 December 2013. Award-winning hospitality and a 5-star experience await you onboard.