Banyan Tree Hangzhou
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Went for an early morning walk around the lake by the hotel before having breakfast in which the restaurant also overlooked the lake.
Then drove to the tea plantation, a demonstration and information about the various grades of tea and its health benefits. We had a sampling of organic green tea which was quite palatable. We were also told about polyphenol which is extracted from the leaves and sold in ...
... which in itself felt like a small victory given the options. We settled in, unpacking most of our things as we were going to stay in Shanghai for 4 nights and eventually headed out to a Japanese-owned Italian restaurant chain. It seemed to be the most affordable option in central Shanghai where we stayed, and if we’re being honest, everyone was craving something that wasn’t Chinese. It was absolutely divine to have some pasta, pizza ...
Went to a village at Wuzhen in Hangzhou ( population of 8 million people). Our tour included a stop at a Batik workshop where you watched the creation of a batik design. China has learned quickly from U.S. Marketing. After the tour you exit into a gift shop! Having ...
Around the eighth century the Song Dynasty got a bit spanked up in the north and so relocated their capital down to the warm south in the city of Hangzhou. Why was this great? Because they built the huge West Lake on the side of the city and it has been improved and beautified ever since. Also beyond the lake, further west, are lush green hills and tea plantations meaning the modern city itself is a horseshoe shape. This was most interesting ...
Our final day in 'mainland China'. A slower pace today. We started with a guided tour of the Wensli Silk Company who also own Mark Rozier (Paris fashion icon). The tour was mostly about the history of silk in China as well as the different uses. The Vaughan's thought we were seeing a factory floor in action but this turned out not to be the case. Lost in translation. The artwork created using silk was just beautiful. ...