Se hva du kan gjøre og oppleve i Hangzhou

Like Yin and Yang, Hangzhou, the capital city of the Zhejiang Province, has two sides that complete each other. This historic city is a showcase for traditional medicine, religion and art as well as a shining example of China’s rapid economic development. Combining idyllic natural beauty, a grand heritage through the ages and an air of affluence, Hangzhou is one of the country’s most livable and pleasant cities to linger in.

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West Lake / 西湖

West Lake's every scenic spot has a poetic name and a tale associated with it. Any local can point a wandering visitor to the best spot to enjoy the dawn or the setting sun. The best way to appreciate it in all its splendor is to rent a bicycle and take a ride around.
Adresse: West Lake, Hangzhou

Leifeng Pagoda / 雷峰塔

This 1,000-year old pagoda continues to capture the imagination of the Chinese for the legend behind it - one of captivity, magic and a triumph of good over evil. The top of the five-storey pagoda is accessible by lift and the view over the West Lake from here is truly amazing.
Adresse: 15 Nanshan Road, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8798 2111
Åpningstider: 8h - 17h30
Billetter: 40 RMB

Evening Bell at Nanping Hill / 南屏晚钟

In old times, the temple bell resounded throughout Nanping Hill every day, summoning to pray for good fortune at Jingci Temple. Emperor Kangxi once said that the temple rouses one into deep thoughtfulness, and today monks of Jingci Temple still adhere to their daily sutra-chanting and meditation.
Adresse: Nanshan Lu, Nanping Hill, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 8h - 17h30
Billetter: 15 RMB

Song Dynasty Town / 宋城

The Song Dynasty Town (or Songcheng) is an exciting, albeit slightly kitschy, theme park in Hangzhou. This is one of China’s largest dynastic theme parks, replicating the architecture and street scenes of that era.The park's main attraction, however, aren't its countless exotic exhibits, but a top-notch song and dance show that ranks amongst the finest in the world.
Adresse: 148 Zhijiang Road, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 10h - 18h
Billetter: 310 - 580 RMB

Pagoda of Six Harmonies / 六和塔

Pagoda of Six Harmonies stands on the bank of Qiantang River, safeguarding the turbulent waters. A magnificent view of the Qianjiang River Bridge (the first modern steel-structured bridge with combined railway and road functions) unfolds from the top.
Adresse: 16 Zhijiang Lu, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 6h - 17h30
Billetter: 10 RMB

Wu Zhen / 乌镇

About 80 km from Hangzhou city and just an easy hour bus ride away, Wu Zhen is a town where time passes without notice. More and more tourists have discovered the time-worn cobbled stone streets, crow-stepped gable, wooden doors and long, narrow alleys of Wu Zhen. Still, the life of the locals seem undisturbed. They still keep to their traditional customs, like drinking Sanbai Wine, making traditional maltose and sipping morning tea until 9.30 am, the same leisurely and pleasing way their great grandfathers did. With the newly created Wu Zhen International Theater Festival, the town shows also a touch of modern culture.
Adresse: Wu Zhen, Tongxiang City, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 7h20 - 18h
Billetter: 100 - 180 RMB

Longjing Tea Fields / 龙井茶园

To immerse yourself into China's age-old tea tradition, visit the Longjing Tea Fields (or any of the other tea fields further to the west). Longjing is an exquisite variety of tea native to the region, and visitors will get a chance to sample the noble drink during a tea ceremony.
Adresse: 141 Longjing Lu, Xihu District, Hangzhou Shi
Åpningstider: 24/7
Billetter: Free to the public

Fei Lai Feng & Lingyin Temple / 灵隐寺

Bring time to the serene Fei Lai Feng mountain park and marvel at the area's hundreds of Buddha stone carvings, surrounded by lush greenery and an indescribable tranquil atmosphere. Much of the walk will entail hiking uphill to Lingyin Temple, so bring comfortable shoes.
Adresse: Lingxi South Roadin, Xihu Distict, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 7h - 18h15
Billetter: 75 RMB

Xixi Wetland Park / 西溪湿地

Take a boat trip or a hike through the lush, airy Xixi Wetland Park as part of a tour or on your own. Explore the abundant vegetation and wildlife, absorb the tranquility and grab a bite at one of the food stands in the compact shopping area next to the boat docks.
Adresse: Zhoujia Village, Xihu District, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8810 6688
Åpningstider: 8h30 - 17h30
Billetter: 150 RMB

Chinese Medicine Museum / 胡庆余堂中药博物馆

Acquaint yourself with mysterious and rather exotic remedies collected in this authentic museum housed inside a traditional mansion right on the commercial Hefang street. Explore herbs and roots and see stuffed animals (some - a sight not for the faint of heart) used in traditional healing.
Adresse: 95 Dajing Alley, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8701 5379
Åpningstider: 9h - 17h
Billetter: 5 RMB

China Silk Museum / 中国丝绸博物馆

This educational museum tells the fascinating story of silk - from silk worms to finished product (some exquisite exhibits are on display), with demonstration of traditional weaving techniques. Admission is free, and explanations in English are provided.
Adresse: 73-1 Yuhuang Shan Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8703 5150
Åpningstider: 9h - 17h
Billetter: Free to the public

Xiling Seal Art Society / 西泠印社

Founded in 1904, Xiling Seal Art Society was dedicated to the research of traditional Chinese calligraphy and seal carving art. Today, it is also a museum where more than 6000 authentic works of ancient Chinese artists are preserved, a boutique where you can get stone carved seals or calligraphy with your own name on it. Even the well preserved Qing dynasty style architecture of the society alone is a piece of art.
Adresse: 31 Gushan Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8781 0693
Åpningstider: 8h - 17h

Zhi Wei Guan / 知味观

An institution in itself, Zhi Wei Guan proudly claims a history of almost 100 years. There is an old saying that people stop their carriage attracted by aromas from the Zhi Wei Guan restaurant and dismount from their horses. Today, the restaurant still ranks as the top restaurant in Hangzhou.
Adresse: 83 Renhe Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8702 8213
Åpningstider: 6h - 22h

Lou Wai Lou / 楼外楼

Louwailou is located at the foot of Gushan, near the beautiful West Lake. More than 150 years old, Louwailou has served many famous persons in history including China’s most famous revolutionary, Dr. Sun Yat-sen and the late Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai.
Adresse: 28 Gushan Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8796 9682
Åpningstider: 10h30 - 14h30 and 16h30 - 20h30

Zhang Sheng Ji / 张生记

Zhangshengji is guided by ancient secret recipes and the principle that “food and medicine have the same origin”. Various artisan dishes are available depending on the season - duck, pork, fish, shrimp and more. It is a combination of ancient food medication and modern culinary arts, provide an authentic experience. It is a rather typical Chinese restaurant with private rooms and banquet halls.
Adresse: 77 Shuanglin Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8602 7777
Åpningstider: 11h - 14h and 17h - 21h

Wai Po Jia / 外婆家

To acquaint yourself with local Hangzhou cuisine, head to one of Grandma's Kitchen's many locales scattered throughout the city. It's a locals' and tourists' favorite, whose picture menu makes it easy to navigate the many unfamiliar words that might sound confusing to the unprepared visitor. From green tea chicken to fresh potherb of the season, the menu of the restaurant is what locals could get at their grandma's. Oh and it is vegan friendly.
Adresse: 3 Hubin Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8510 1939
Åpningstider: 10h30 -14h and 16h - 21h

Zhongshan Rd. Food Street / 中山路美食

Visitors are spoiled for choice at Zhongshan Road - walk down the 1400-meter-long foodie street, enjoy the Qing Dynasty style architecture, and select from one of many casual dining restaurants with tables and chairs set up outside. Local Hangzhou flavors abound - most places serve up fresh seafood, noodles, steamed tiny bun and more.
Adresse: Zhongshan Nanlu, Hangzhou

Haidilao Hot Pot / 海底捞

One of the many places offering hot pot-style dining, Haidilao has earned itself a reputations for impeccable service and cleanliness. The origionally spicey pot, which came from Sichuan, is adapted to the locals' taste. Select the desired ingredients (from a vast array of products that are normally very well-stocked) and create your very own hot pot mix. The restaurant is open 24/7, but might have long waiting time during rush hours.
Adresse: 135 YanAn Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8708 8050
Åpningstider: 24/7


Elegantly set directly on the West Lake, Carbon is a restaurant, café and bar that offers a fusion menu with a traceable emphasis on European (French, Italian and Spanish) cuisines. Although the restaurant is supervised by a Michelin one-star chef, the price is acceptable. Some signature dishes are Tuna Potato Lasagna, Périgord Black Truffle Risotto, and French Chicken Roti.
Adresse: 10 Beishan Jie, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8796 8775
Åpningstider: 11h - 23h

JiangHu Qian Sushi / 江户前

One of Hangzhou's best picks when it comes to Japanese, the establishment prides itself on the top-notch quality of the ingredients used in meal preparation and attentive service. Buzzing even on an early Monday night, the restaurant serves authentic Japanese cuisine right by the scenic West Lake. Reservation required.
Adresse: 92 Xueshi Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8721 0517
Åpningstider: Mon - Fri 11h30 - 14h and 17h - 22 Sat, Sun 11h30 - 22h00

Dong Yi Shun / 东伊顺

The Chinese restaurant with a, perhaps, rather uncharacteristic menu (it serves dishes typical of a local Muslim minority group), Dongyishun is the place to go for kebab (lamb, mutton and chicken), as well as yogurt, falafel and hummus. Picture menu available.
Adresse: 99 Gaoyin Jie, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8780 5163
Åpningstider: 10h30 - 22h

Sawasdee / 萨瓦迪

This rather upscale restaurant aims to recreate authentic Thai flavors in a glamorous setting of an upmarket Hangzhou hotel. The menu features the familiar old Thai cuisine classics. Some vegetarian options are available. The staff speak both Chinese and English.
Adresse: 555 Fengqi Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8761 6888
Åpningstider: 11h30 - 14h30 and 17h30 - 22h30

Green Tea Restaurant / 绿茶

A very popular restaurant that is best visited at odd times to avoid rush hour crowds, this cosy eatery offers a unique ambiance, varied menu and affordable prices. Try the clay pot dishes and do not skip the guilty pleasure of delicate Cantonese dim sum for dessert, numerous kinds are offered, and everyone is a piece of art.
Adresse: 83 Longjing Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8788 8022
Åpningstider: 11h - 22h

Lan Shan Café / 蓝山咖啡馆

This establishment takes pride in its delicate care of the entire coffee-making process and is somewhat of a "classic" coffee house. Blue Mountain Café carefully chooses coffee beans, brewing methods and the right container that brings out the best in the drink.
Adresse: 56-58 Ding'an Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8701 8677
Åpningstider: 10h - 2h

Fuquan Tea House / 福泉茶寺

This tea house is located inside a 1600-year-old temple. Surrounded by the woods, the place is separated from city. The temple has it's own tea farm and the monks themselves are in charge of the production. The water that's used for the tea is pumped from an on-site well behind the temple. It's a great place to get away from the noise and embrace Zen, finding tranquility within.
Adresse: 16 Fayun Alley, Lingyin Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8796 8993
Åpningstider: 9h - 18h

Yi Shi / 一时

Yi Shi is a quiet tea house hidden in the city. Tea here is served in a traditional way, with the entire set of a tea ceremony performance and guiding explanations. Order a cup of tea and some traditional desserts, and enjoy some quality time with friends and family.
Adresse: 13 Tianzhu Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8797 6811
Åpningstider: 10h - 23h

Song Pin Tea House / 宋聘茶书院

Founded in 1880, the tea-house has recently move into a renovated factory. The industrial design has become its signature. It is not only a high quality tea house, but also a museum where thousands of kinds of tea are exhibited, some even dating back to the Tang Dynasty.
Adresse: 139 Liuhe Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8800 0369
Åpningstider: 10h - 18h

ZidongWoxi Coffee / 资董窝玺coffee

Cafés that roast their own beans are few and far between, and Zidong Woxi is one of them. In-house roasting gives the coffee a unique signature flavor. Its reputation among coffee-lovers ensures a constant flow of customers. If lost amid their numerous choices, take a cup of White Flat, the signature coffee, with which one can never go wrong.
Adresse: 45 Dajing Alley, Qinghe Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 157 5710 8917
Åpningstider: 11h - 22h, closed every Wednesday

ASKA Guesthouse / 飞鸟集

ASKA Guesthouse is a Japanese style cat café 30 minutes away from the downtown. Their beans are generally Medium, City or even Italian roast. It is a quiet place to hang out with friends located in the best spot to observe the blooming sweet osmanthus.
Adresse: 1 Yangjiashan, Manjuelong
Telefon: +86 571 8646 0461


Youtoo.Bar is an ideal place for friends to hangout. The friendly atmosphere makes it a good choice for a late night chat session. Regular signers are mainly folk signers, and vibes are relaxing and gentle. Various kinds of beer are served, whereas the cocktail selection is slightly more modest.
Adresse: 85 Shuguang Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8797 6788
Åpningstider: 20h - 03h

Jz Club / 黄楼爵士俱乐部

Jz Club is the the venue for live jazz music. This place also serves food and holds regular jam sessions and concert series. Savor a cocktail or your drink of choice as music fills the air in this low-lit, laid-back venue by the West Lake waterfront.
Adresse: 6 Liuying Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8702 8298
Åpningstider: 6h - 2h


One of the city's most stylish venues, the Aurora Cocktail Lounge is celebrated as the place to be for cocktail connoisseurs. With fabled Jojo behind the bar, cocktails here are above par and live up to some of the most elevated expectations - choose from the menu or select a base alcohol to be worked with. I you like chill bar, this is the place to go.
Adresse: 86 East Huancheng Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8580 3206
Åpningstider: 8h - 2h

G+ Club

At G-Plus, the party is on every single night of the week with lively crowds filling the dance floor and letting loose to tunes spun by some of the hottest DJs. Expats and visitors frequent the establishment, so expect a very welcoming, potpourri public.
Adresse: 2 Baochu Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 2819 5888
Åpningstider: 24/7

Eudora Station / 亿多瑞站

Located on the scenic east bank of the lake, Eudora Station is an expats' darling that frequently hosts live bands and serves decent Western food. There is an airy outdoor terrace on the roof, from which an incredible view unfold before the party-goers.
Adresse: 101-7 Nanshan Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8791 4760

Traveller Bar / 旅行者酒吧

The owner of this 3-storey, hip bar likes to travel around the world and has encrusted the establishment's walls with interesting artifacts from his trips. Regular live music shows are hosted. There is also a board for those interested to leave a message seeking travel companions.
Adresse: 176 Shuguang Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8796 8846
Åpningstider: 7h - 2h

Joy / 酒瘾

This rather standard bar features an extensive drink list. The staff and crowd are very welcoming of foreigners, even though the public here mostly consists of locals. It's a rather low-key establishment, so head elsewhere for some rowdier party vibes.
Adresse: 87 Nanshan Lu,Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8782 0753
Åpningstider: 19h - 02h

Hefang Street / 河坊街

The street may feel a bit too polished, but is far from being your average tourist trap and shouldn't be mistaken for one. Some of the best street food in Hangzhou is to be had here, and multiple local shops crowd the area - find anything from pearls, to herbal remedies to tea and various souvenirs.
Adresse: Hefang Jie, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 24/7

Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors / 张小泉剪刀

Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors boast a 300 year long history. There is a staggering over 100 varieties and 400 specifications, ranging from industrial scissors, to tailor scissors to hairdressing scissors, to gift and souvenir scissors and collectors’ series.
Adresse: 225 Yan’an Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8708 8935
Åpningstider: 9h - 21h, close every Thursday

Wu Lin Road Fashion Street / 武林路

Wu Lin Road is one of the main leisure and shopping spots for women’s fashion in downtown Hangzhou. This shopping haven is 1,650 meters long and stretches from Qingchun Road in the south to Stadium Road in the north, lined with stores and boutiques all the way. Haggling is often expected.
Adresse: Wu Lin Lu, Hangzhou

Wushan Lu Night Market / 吴山路夜市

Haggle away at Hangzhou's most popular night market - great bargains on clothing and accessories are to be had, and knock-off brand-name items are aplenty, if that's something for you. After shopping, grab a bite at one of the many busy street food stands.
Adresse: Huixing Lu, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 6h - 23h

Silk Market / 中国丝绸城

For great bargains on silk, head to the Silk Market - a collection of small shops and vendors selling all manner of items made from the noble fabric. To get the best deals, prepare to haggle hard - and you will be duly rewarded. Prices may vary significantly from one shop to another.
Adresse: Fengqi Lu, Hangzhou
Åpningstider: 8h - 17h30

Xihu Longjing Tea / 贡牌西湖龙井

You can not go home without taking some Longjing Green Tea. Hangzhou is one of the most famous tea producing areas in China, its Longjing tea dubbed "tea of Emperors". The long history and delicate processing makes it one of the finest teas in the world under a protected brand. To ensure the tea you're purchasing is authentic, choose a government-certified outlet such as Xihu Longjing Tea.
Adresse: 15 Lingyin Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 137 3804 3079

Xiling Seal Art Society / 西泠印社

Founded in 1904, Xiling Seal Art Society was dedicated to the research of traditional Chinese calligraphy and seal carving art. Today, it is also a museum where more than 6000 authentic work of ancient Chinese artists are preserved, a boutique were you can get stone carved seal or calligraphy with your own name on it. Even the well preserved Qing dynasty style architecture of the society alone is a piece of art.
Adresse: 31 Gushan Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8781 0693
Åpningstider: Open daily from 8h - 17h

Wangxingji Fan Industrial Co., Ltd. / 王星记扇庄

Set up more than 100 years ago as the only comprehensive fan-making enterprise in China, Wangxingji produces about 15 series and more than 400 high quality types of elegant fans with many new varieties emerging. This place is well known for its intricate craftsmanship and graceful appearance.
Adresse: 62 Renhe Lu, Hangzhou
Telefon: +86 571 8783 0144
Åpningstider: 8h - 22h

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is located on the south bank of Qiantang River, 27 kilometers away from the downtown area of Hangzhou and 15 kilometers from Xiaoshan Town. A ride from the airport to Wu Lin Road takes about 50 minutes. Shuttle buses run regularly between the airport (Gate 14 area) and the city center, where they make multiple stops (Huanglong Tourist Center, bus stations, etc.). There is a taxi stand at the airport (Gate 10).
Adresse: Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Hangzhou

Best Time to Visit

Late spring or early autumn would be the best time to visit Hangzhou. Hangzhou is a typical subtropical city where four seasons are distinguishable. Winter is cold and dry while during the summer time, temperatures can go up till 32 degrees or even higher, along with abundant rainfall and a risk of typhoons. Try to avoid Chinese public holidays such as between October 1st and 7th, during which the city could be flooded by local tourists.

Passport / Visa

For citizens of the following countries, visa is not requested for short term stays : - 90 days : Bosnia and Herzegovina, San Marino - 60 days : Mauritius - 30 days : Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Ecuador, Fiji, Grenada, Qatar, Serbia, Seychelles, Tonga, United Arab Emirates. - 15 days : Brunei, Japan, Singapore. Holders of passports issued by the following 49 countries do not require a visa for a 144-hour stay if they are transiting through Hangzhou Airport or Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. However, passengers need to provide ticket showing their first destination, which should be outside China, nor could it be in the same country as the inbound flight. - All European Union citizens, Albania, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Iceland, Japan, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro, New Zealand, Qatar, Russia, South Korea, Switzerland, Ukraine, United States. - Messengers who enter China by Shanghai or Hangzhou Airport under transition condition can not leave the area of Zhejiang, Suzhou, and Shanghai.

Internet Access and VPN in China

Due to the Internet policy of China, certain websites and applications are not accessible from the mainland, which includes those very commonly used in the west (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Skype and more). Some travellers have been able to gain access to those via a VPN service (installed prior to arrival in China). Make sure you comply with local laws and regulations when deciding on whether or not to employ a VPN, and which one to choose (if you do, only use those explicitly allowed by the Chinese government, and only use them for authorised purposes to avoid any trouble). There have been reports of foreigners in China getting their cell service cut off in response to unauthorised use of VPN being detected; restoring cell service required a trip to the local police station where contents of the device were investigated and certain apps removed. Giving that Google is banned in China, Google Maps might not be the most accurate and reliable source of information. Some local apps such as Baidu Maps and AutoNavi tend to work better than Google Maps.

Public Transport

There is an extensive and reliable bus network in Hangzhou, although bus schedules are all in Chinese only. Buses with a "Y" prefix are the ones that circulate among the tourist hot spots. Tickets can be bought directly from the driver (a bus card may be purchased at kiosks in advance). There are also 3 subway lines and 5 under construction. There are 3 railway stations in Hangzhou, Hangzhou Station, Hangzhou South Station and Hangzhou East Station. The easiest way to get to Hangzhou Station is to take the subway line 1. Other stations are served by buses. The public transportation is convenient in Hangzhou and buses serve most tourist sites. There are also bicycle rentals, with a deposit, to enjoy a journey around the West Lake.


Taxis are relatively easy to flag down, especially from public places such as bus stops and attraction sites. Getting a cab right off the street normally works faster than calling to order one, as most telephone operators do not speak English and the service is generally relatively slow. The price is 3 km/11 yuan and than 2,5 yuan / km. You can also use taxi cab hailing service with WeChat or Alipay (like Chinese version of Uber). Some Taxi companies for booking in advance: Hangzhou Taxi +86 571 28811111 Hangzhou Leyuan Transport Company +86 571 85311193 Hangzhou Volkswagen Taxi Company +86 571 2720397

Post Office

China Post has many branches around Hangzhou. Post boxes are relatively easy to locate and are dark green in color.
Adresse: 313 Zhongshanzhong Lu, Shangcheng Qu
Telefon: +86 571 8791 5721


There are numerous pharmacies scattered throughout the city. Ask your hotel for assistance if you need help finding one. In the city centre, multiple pharmacies are located along Quingchun Road and Fengqi Road.
Adresse: Huanlong Pharmacy, 88 Shangjiefang Lu, Shangcheng Qu
Telefon: +86 571 8778 3857
Åpningstider: Open daily from 9h - 21h30


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