Holiday Inn Thousand Island Lake
Travel Blogs from Hangzhou
... and very strong and fit (obviously). We promise to stop in the small tea house she leases near the top of the mountain for tea after our climb and look around.
The views of the valley below from the top are awesome. Below us the river makes an “ -shaped” bend that is reminiscent of the yin/yang symbol and is very famous as a Taoist symbol as a result. We didn’t understand this significance when it was explained to us from the bottom, but seeing ...
... The first floor has a room full of music and dvd's and best sellers displayed in the lobby. The 2nd floor has a small coffee shop and an entire section devoted to language learning. It has Chinese dictionaries and books for learning Chinese as well as practice books for the HSK tests. It has English books for Chinese students and books in every language for students. It even has a few shelves devoted to teaching Chinese as a foreign ...
... giftshops. The place was crawling with older Asian tourists, mostly wearing matching tour company hats. The next thing we realized was that noone actually swims in the lake, not to mention the fact that even getting down to the lake costs money. Island boat tours, no swimming. Hotel right on the water, no swimming. The lake its self is man made and is advertised as having water clean enough to drink and it must be due ...
... midnite when we all took off to our respective rooms for some shuteye.
The next morning they rented bikes again (I brought my own), and we headed to Ray's ancestral village which was about an hours ride up into the nearby hills. Although Ray's town is fairly modern in places, his village was very old and gorgeous. I haven't seen a more beautiful place in all my travels including many ...
... to stay in lanes and forget about traffic signals, its everyone for themselves. The constant sound of honking goes on about 24 hours a day. I can hear some while I'm writing this from my hotel room.
Now I'm back at the hotel room early as we're going to HANGZHOU PARADISE PARK! The largest amusement park in Eastern China. Going to be insane, I'm looking forward to it. All for now, enjoy the pictures.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center