Hangzhou has a history of over 2200 years, since Qin Dynasty in 2nd century B.C. In Song Dynasty Hangzhou was established as Capital of China. For travelers in hundreds of years, Hangzhou’s called “Heaven in the real world”, nowadays could we experience modern urban & traditional architectures in Hangzhou in both; all places are surrounded by woods, but we still feel the atmosphere of this modern society. It is not expensive in Hangzhou; about 200 Yuan for one day is enough. Best time to travel: All year is fine, and in autumn there are Qiantang Tides & mid-autumn festivals’ celebrations.
With only two nights and one full day in Hangzhou, we decided to skip all other sights and surrounded ourselves with Hangzhou's one genuine world class attraction. This was the playground of bureaucrats and literati in Imperial China, and heralded as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in modern times. Imitated everywhere in China but never surpassed, this is the one and only West Lake of Hangzhou.