Holiday – China: Hangzhou


Tuesday 10 May

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After a hotel buffet breakfast, we went to the West Lake region and popped into Longjing Tea Plantation Visit.
Longjiang Tea Plantation Visit
It’s a musuem about all things tea. I’m not a tea drinker but it’s quite fascinating learning about tea.
Longjiang Tea Plantation Visit
We then sat in a room where we had a tea tasting and learnt about how to prepare and drink the tea. The water had to be at a certain temperature for each tea.
China - Hangzhou - Longjing Tea Plant Visit
I found each of the varieties very nice.
Longjiang Tea Plantation Visit
This is a Jasmine flower. It looks like a ball but when added to hot water it opens up.
Longjiang Tea Plantation Visit
Next, we visited West Lake and took a stroll around some of the huge beautiful lake.
West Lake Visit
West Lake Visit
West Lake Visit
West Lake Visit
Then it was off to lunch.
Zucchini
Hangzhou Lunch
Sticky lotus root
Hangzhou Lunch
Noodles
Hangzhou Lunch
Vegetable hot pot
Hangzhou Lunch
Mushrooms
Hangzhou Lunch
Aubergine
Hangzhou Lunch
Roast pork
Hangzhou Lunch
Tofu
Hangzhou Lunch
Spicy tofu
Hangzhou Lunch
Buk Choy
Hangzhou Lunch

After lunch it was time to head off to the airport for a flight to Guilin and then a 2 hour ride to Yangshuo. Hangzhou is a hub outside of Shanghai where foreign companies set up. It’s a developed city.
Hangzhou

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