Hangzhou Holidays

China
Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities of China for much of the last 1,000 years, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. The canal has been the instrument of the city's prosperity, ensuring it was a place of great wealth …

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How to get to Hangzhou

Here's what you need to know about getting to Hangzhou. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Hangzhou takes 14 hours, 55 minutes.

When to go to Hangzhou

Typical Holiday Price

£895 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Hangzhou varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

December

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - December is the cheapest month to go to Hangzhou.

Things to see and do in Hangzhou

Xiaoxing He | Trip by SkyscannerWest Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou ( 杭州西湖文化景观)
West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou ( 杭州西湖文化景观)
echo choe | Trip by SkyscannerXixi National Wetland Park (西溪国家湿地公园)
Xixi National Wetland Park (西溪国家湿地公园)
bernardoh | FlickrLingyin Temple (灵隐寺)
Lingyin Temple (灵隐寺)
Vladimir K. Photography | FlickrIsland of Small Seas
Island of Small Seas
Jerry Wayne | Trip by SkyscannerHuagangguanyu Fish and Flower Pond (花港观鱼)
Huagangguanyu Fish and Flower Pond (花港观鱼)
jakob.montrasio.net | FlickrHefang Jie (河坊街)
Hefang Jie (河坊街)
ehnmark | FlickrDuanqiao Canxue (断桥残雪)
Duanqiao Canxue (断桥残雪)
ashleyt | FlickrQuyuanfenghe (曲院风荷)
Quyuanfenghe (曲院风荷)
faungg | FlickrSong Dynasty Village (宋城)
Song Dynasty Village (宋城)
bfick | FlickrThe Feilai Feng Grottoes (飞来峰)
The Feilai Feng Grottoes (飞来峰)

Reviews of Hangzhou

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco
20/02/2019

I'll admit I hadn't heard of Hangzhou before I went, and it ended up becoming one of my favorite places I visited in China. The lake is peaceful and beautiful, the culture and history fascinating, and it's an easy day trip from nearby Shanghai. Worth it even if you can't swing an overnight stay.

Make Molins
Make MolinsBarcelona
05/12/2017

I feel it is a little bit overrated. Although the lake was very beautiful, it was maybe the only place that was special. I feel there are better places to go to in China.

Leow Cheng Lam
Leow Cheng LamKlang
05/09/2016

What a beautiful and interesting place in Hangzhou. The popular places are Qiantangjiang ,Xihu and many bridges.

Rita
RitaLisbon
26/12/2015

Beautiful sightseeing! Amazing Lake views. And awesome show at night: don't miss it!

Nearby destinations

Ningbo

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Shanghai

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