Hangzhou things to see: Xianghu Lake Tourist Resort Area!

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Hangzhou things to see: Xianghu Lake Tourist Resort Area!

Kuahuqiao Museum

Yes, you read well! The West Lake is not the only lake in Hangzhou. Indeed, it is the most famous one but the city hides many other rare pearls.

Xianghu Lake, known as the sister of West Lake, is well known for its picturesque scenery and age-old history. Xianghu Lake Scenic Area is situated west of Xiaoshan district, about 20 kilometers away from the city’s downtown. It is a must among the Hangzhou things to see.

The scenic area is the cradle of Zhejiang civilization. The discovery of Kuahuqiao historical site in 1990 proved Zhejiang civilization began about 8,000 years ago. The 8,000-year-old canoe unearthed at the historical site is believed to be the first canoe ever built in human history.

Kuahuqiao Bridge

Kuahuqiao Bridge was originally built during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). It divides the lake into “upper” and “lower” lakes. Kuahuqiao Historical Site is not far from the bridge. The historical site is where many discoveries were made from the Neolithic Age. Pottery, wood, bone and other stone artifacts were all discovered at the site. It’s the best place to understand the history of Hangzhou and Zhejiang. Kuahuqiao Bridge is also an excellent place to view the moon.

Chengshan Hill

Chengshan Hill

During the late Spring and Autumn Period, King Koujian of Yue chose Chengshan Hill to be the protective station. They had beaten King Fuchai of Wu and got their homeland back. Chengshan Hill has several historical sites like the Castle of the Yue King and Roll Call Platform, the place where generals are entitled to lead troops into the battle.

Kuahuqiao Bridge

Kuahuqiao Museum

Kuahuqiao Museum is a Kuahuqiao culture-themed museum where the artifacts found at the Kuahuqiao Historical Site are displayed. The museum has an exhibition hall and a historical relics hall. The museum uses modern high-tech equipment to best showcase the 8,000 years of Kuahuqiao culture. The first-recorded canoe in the world is on display on display along with precious relics like the oldest lacquer bow in the world and the oldest herb jar in China.

Xiasun Cultural Village

The Xiasun tribe once resided along the northern bank of Xianghu Lake. The present Xiasun Cultural Village has an exhibition hall, ancestral hall, art gallery and antique street. The same person who built the Kuahuqiao Bridge also constructed the village’s Ancestral Hall of Sun during the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Close to all these magical places which are part of the Hangzhou things to see, there is a relaxing tourist resort area with beautiful landscapes for a romantic yet adventurous weekend in the nature.

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