A sightseeing route offering riders picturesque views along the Qiantang River will soon set sail from Hangzhou, local media outlets reported.
As the only water route connecting Hangzhou and Quzhou, the four-day-three-night tour will bring visitors to more than 10 scenic spots along the Qiantang River, including Tongjun Mountain, Yan Ziling's fishing platform, Meicheng ancient town, Longyou Grottoes, Xin'an Lake, the Temple of Southern Confucianism, and Qianjiangyuan National Park.
Here are some renowned sites along the route.
Tongjun Mountain is a small mountain located in the downtown area of Tonglu. The name Tonglu is believed to come from a legend that says there was once an old man named Tongjun who made medicine on the mountain. He is revered as the originator of Chinese medicine.
Meicheng ancient town
Meicheng ancient town is renowned for its waterside views, as Fuchun River, Xin'an River, and Lanjiang River all pass through it.
Yan Ziling fishing platform
Yanziling fishing platform is an ancient site of the Eastern Han Dynasty (25-220). Boasting views of Fuchun River and lush mountains, the platform is regarded as one of the most beautiful fishing platforms in China.
The caves of the Longyou Grottoes are adjacent but not interlinked with each other. They feature intricate carvings and have been honored as the "Ninth Wonder of the World" and "the ancient Greek shrine of China".
Temple of Southern Confucianism
The Temple of Southern Confucianism is one of the only two Confucius ancestral temples in China, with the other being located in Qufu, Shandong province.
Jianglang Mountain is a World Natural Heritage Site and lies at the intersection of Zhejiang, Fujian, and Jiangxi provinces.
Qianjiangyuan National Forest Park
Qianjiangyuan National Forest Park is located at the source of the Qiantang River and is known for its abundance of deep canyons, dense forests, waterfalls, streams, and some endangered animals.