Home Inn (Hangzhou Stadium Road)
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHome Inn (Hangzhou Stadium Road)
The express hotel has a nice position which just 2KM away from the West Lake. And the price is acceptable, about 269RMB/Day. Zhejiang University is right across the street.
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I have finally reached Hangzhou. As the capital of the mighty Song Dynasty this city is the most advanced and splendid in the world. The city itself is very large, I would say nearly one hundred miles. Hangzhou is very different than any other city I have seen on the Silk Road because it is far larger and more advanced. The city has thousands of stone bridges as well as thousands of baths. Many other cities have baths ...
After a few weeks we have finally arrived in Hangzhou. It is by far the most beautiful city I have come across yet! From everything including many of the Buddhists such as Lingyin (which had a giant gold statue of the Buddha and tons of wood carvings), and the Liuhe Pagoda, (which does not seem to be as impressive after seeing the Iron Pagoda, but it is still a sight to behold), to the West Lake, (which puts the Five ...
... I guess I was a snobby tea drinker even before coming to Hangzhou, but today has raised my standards to a whole new level. Did someone mention teabags? Get out of here!
After the disappointing teahouse experiences today felt like redemption, even though I’m still missing the experience of linking tea to the lived culture. Maybe I need to add a prolonged stay on a tea farm to my bucket ...
... 12 miles around the
lake! Interestingly enough, Fuzhou
(where I taught) in Southern China had a petite West Lake, an intimate lake and
park just like this one but much smaller.
I loved that small lake with the crooked zigzag walkways and the
rockeries (rocks strategically placed) and it’s circle windows that give you a
little hint of what is beyond the path you are ...
... but still had plenty of room and plenty of food!
Oh yes, and we experienced being the novelty as people stopped and gawked at us, and even took pictures (perhaps because we look "funny", perhaps because Mark, much larger than any Chinese we have seen, was in a loud orange shirt ?!?)
We picked out our own live fish & lobster to dine on, and enjoyed it elegantly served, along with lobster soup, duck, ...