Hangzhou’s Three most Beautiful Night Cruises

As the saying goes :”Up above there is Paradise, down here there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Hangzhou is a city of water, and it is on the water is where you can really experience the charm of Hangzhou. The most beautiful night cruises are in the Grand Canal, West Lake, and the Qiantang River. Standing on the paddle boat, breezing cold air, enjoying the beautiful night scene, how romantic it is!

West Lake Night Cruise 西湖夜游

image002(5)West Lake is one of famous scenery spots of Hangzhou and West Lake night cruise is also an important source of entertainment. With differnet style boats,  from mid-April each year to mid-October, whenever you go, you will have the chance to have the excellent experience. The route starts from the five parks and ends back at the terminal, one round-trip around the lake takes about 50 minutes. There are three kinds of boats. One is Fang Song boat, which is the largest one. It can seat 70 to 80 people. Boarding generally begins at about 18:30 and from 19:00 onward a ship departs every hour. The smaller is recreational boat, which can seat about 40 to 50 people, leave about every 20 minutes. The last one is rowing boat and this is the smallest, just only seat about six people.

Add: 5 parks wharf Hangzhou


Opening hours:18:30-21:00 Friday、Saturdays and holidays the time is extended by one half hour

Tel:0571 8702 8153

Price: Fang Song (Song dynasty boats) 90 RMB

Recreational Boats: 25 RMB

Row boats: 80 RMB/ Hour

Getting there:take bus routes Y9, K7, Y1

Canal Night Cruise运河夜游

Hangzhou Grand Canal has a history of more than a thousand years. Sitting on the boat, you can 大运河_副本enjoy the large cluster of ancient buildings on both shores.  The canal night cruise has large, medium and small vessels available. It starts from Wulin Gate at 7:30 pm  to Gongchen Qiao and the whole trip takes about one hour. Along the way you can see Emperor Qianlong’s Imperial Dock, the imperial granary, Qianlong Fang, the new Xiang Ji Temple, and the famous Jiangnan Bridge “Gong Chenqiao.”

Add: Wulin Men pier, Hangzhou


Tel: 0571 8993 8877

Opening hours: 19:30-21:00

Price: 100 RMB/ person, Xiang Ji Temple 20 RMB

Getting there: take bus K502 K293 K270 K278 K106 K56 K55 58 K58 K32 K900 K189 K836 K76 K156 to Hangzhou Plaza

Qiantang River Cruise钱塘江夜游

The Qiantang River cruise is also a great night cruise to take. Along the way, there are a lot of zj006beautiful sights to see and it passes through three locks. The trip starts from the Wulin pier heading south to the Grand Canal and the whole trip takes about 3 hours.

Add: Wulin Men pier, Hangzhou


Opening hours: 19:15-22: 00

Tel: 0571 8993 8877

Getting there: take bus K502 K293 K270 K278 K106 K56 K55 58 K58 K32 K900 K189 K836 K76 K156 to Hangzhou Plaza

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Annine Pan

About Annine Pan

Annie Pan is a part-time writer who enjoys exploring new things. Graduating from Huaiyin Normal University with a major in English, she is interested in finding the difference between foreign culture and Chinese culture. She has published many blog articles about the diiferent aspects of culture for several years.

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