Searching an ideal place to discover the beauty of autumn? Hangzhou might be a good choice for you. Reputed as “City of Heaven” by Marco Polo, Hangzhou presents her fascinating and graceful side to all visitors in autumn. The temperature is quite comfortable for sightseeing and outdoor activities. And weather is mainly sunny. Undoubtedly, it is one of the best seasons to visit Hangzhou.
The autumn firstly show its magic in Manjuelong Valley, “Sweet Osmanthus Raining in Manjuelong Valley” which has been listed as the new Top 10 Views around West Lake. From the end of September to mid-October, the whole valley spreads the fragrance of Osmanthus. The flower colors are mainly white, yellow and golden. When you are tired after the tour, you are definitely worthwhile to have a cup of green tea and enjoy the treasure of nature in the warm sunshine.
West Lake must be your best choice on your stops list in Hangzhou. The huge、quiet and mirror-like lake, the golden lotus and tree leaves, the mountain and pagoda in sight make a splendid brocade of nature. In the late autumn, walking along the Bai Causeway, you can get the breath-taking view. You are deserved to take a leisure gondola cruise on the lake and enjoy the wonderful view.
Nine-bend Stream is also an ideal attraction to explore its natural beauty and enjoy the fresh air. In autumn, some tree leaves change into brown or red. The leaves on the ground or the stream, water and rock make a colorful painting. The route around Nine-bend Stream is quite suitable for biking or walking. You will not only enjoy your outdoor activities but also appreciate the fabulous scenery. The attraction is located in the southwest of Hangzhou, 11km away from the city downtown.
Located in the west of Hangzhou, Xixi Wetland Park is the first national wetland park combining the city wetland, agricultural wetland and cultural wetland. In autumn, it is also a good place for you to explore. You should not miss its picturesque scenery. Besides, it is the harvest season for the local farmers inclusive of fishing and picking persimmon. You might get some fantastic photos about the local lifestyle. Observing the wild birds is a recommended activity for the visitors in late autumn. It locates at the west of Hangzhou, 15 km away from the city downtown.