Private Xitang Ancient Water Town Day Tour from Hangzhou

Xitang Ancient Water Town is a beautiful town that seems like a completely different world from the hustle and bustle of Shanghai and Suzhou. The quiet water, handsome bridges, and the reflections in the early morning and the rosy sunset, fishing boats and the glistening lights in the evening, form an amazing picture full of a sense of poetry which can only be seen in the south lower reaches of the Yangtze River. Book a tour to Xitang to feel the tranquil beauty, you will have no idea as to whether people are wandering in the picture or the picture is moving in their hearts. This is Xitang, a charming, ancient water town. It truly is a world away.

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  • What's included :
    • Hotel and railway station pickup and drop-off in Hangzhou downtown
    • Bottled water
    • Professional English-speaking guide
    • Air-conditioned private vehicle
    • Private city transfer
    • Entry/Admission - Xitang Ancient Town
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch
    • Personal expense
    • Gratuities
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Xitang Ancient Town, Xitang Town, Jiashan County 314100 China

    In the morning, your tour guide will pick you up at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station, you will find a welcome signage. Then you will be transferred to Xitang water town directly (around 1.5 hrs).

    Xitang Water town is known for its bridges, lanes and covered corridors, these attractions are described in the following sections. Upon arrival, you'll visit 104 Bridges: Something that makes Xitang so special is its numerous bridges. Xitang is flat, and there are 9 waterways which split the town into 8 areas. 104 bridges connect the areas together, each built in varying styles spanning the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties. Some look like rainbows over the river, and others like long flutes.

    Ancient Lanes: Ancient lanes are another feature of Xitang. The narrow lanes connect streets, waterways, and houses. Each

    lane in Xitang has its own name. 68-meter-long Shipi Lane is the most famous lane in Xitang. The widest part of this lane is

    110 cm and the narrowest part is only 80 cm. The long lane creates a vertical sliver of sky. The longest lane is Sixianci

    Lane, at 236 meters.

    Long Covered Waterside Walks: The long covered footpaths are the most unique feature of Xitang. They make Xitang different

    from other water towns. The covered walkways were actual roads with roofs. Now there are chairs there for people to enjoy a

    leisurely rest by the canals. You don’t have to worry about rainy days or strong sunlight in the hot summers.

    The Corridors: The covered corridor is the most well-known scene in Xitang. It is also the most distinctive feature this

    historic town offers compared with other water towns. Mostly, it is tile-roofed and built along the riverside, providing

    shelter for people to avoid either the baking hot sun or the rain. Walking along the corridor, watching the boats in the

    river, you will feel drawn into the meditation of the past.

    The Houses: In those archaic houses, besides the culture and value of the houses themselves, there are also displays of

    cultural relics or woodcarvings or eaves tiles collected by the house owner. To this day there are exhibitions of the ancient

    rare books of the owners passed down from generation to generation or rubbings from a stone inscription of a famous


    Free on your own for a while until our guide transfer you back to your Hangzhou hotel or Hangzhou train station.

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup & drop-off service is arranged at your Hangzhou downtown hotel or Hangzhou train station.
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please provide round-trip train itinerary in "special requirement" block if pickup from Hangzhou Train Station is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Activity ID: V-6977P42

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