Visits : West Lake, Xiling Seal Society (West Lake)
This morning, you will be picked up at your hotel at around 8:00 am. Then you will be transferred to the West Lake Dock and take a short cruise tour on the lake. On your cruise tour, you will embark the island of Three Pools Reflecting the Moon. After that, you will visit the Xiling Seal-Engravers Society on Solitary Hill. You will be transferred back to your hotel after finishing your fascinating half day tour in Hangzhou
Three Pools Reflecting the Moon:
It is the famous symbol of the West Lake in Hangzhou.The three lantern-shaped pagodas on the lake near the Xiaoying Island were built by the famous poet Su Shi when he was a Northern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) official in Hangzhou. In the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), the pagodas were all rebuilt. Each of them is 2m in height and distributed as angles of an equilateral triangle with every side 62m in length. It is said the pagodas to repel the evil spirits that may be hiding in the bottom of the West Lake. There is a Hangzhou folk legend told that the three pagodas are the three legs of a reversed incense burner, which the body of the burner is below the surface with a big snakehead (a kind of West Lake fish) hooked on it.
Xiling Seal-Engravers Society :
It is the earliest and most influential association of artists studying on inscription sculpture. And now the organization has become an international group of people interested in printing and painting. Built at the set of the hill, it mingles the human art with the natural scenery. The layout is extremely exquisite.