Southern Song Dynasty Culture

Southern Song Dynasty Culture

HZ-04: Private Half Day Tour in Hangzhou

Hangzhou was the capital city of Southern Song Dynasty for 138 years after the emperor was forced by the enemy to abandon the northern capital. He then went all the way to the south and founded the capital in Hangzhou. That made a perfect combination of southern and northern culture there. You will view the concise and elegant porcelain, taste the authentic song style snacks, and feel the cultural atmosphere.

Trip Highlights

  • Get to know about Chinese ceramics culture
  • Walk around the ancient street of Hangzhou
  • Appreciate a panoramic view of the lake and mountains
  • Enjoy a traditional Chinese music instrumental performance
Suitable For: School, Family, Food lovers

Full itinerary for Southern Song Dynasty Culture

The day before your tour begins

Your guide will call your hotel between 7pm and 9pm to confirm your stay and pickup time for the next morning, usually leaving a message with hotel staff to deliver.


You will meet your guide at your hotel lobby and depart to your first stop.


You will visit Hangzhou Southern Song Guan Kiln Museum which was the imperial porcelain kiln back then. It is the first porcelain themed museum built on the original place, with a deep historical cultural connotation. It is divided into three parts: the protection hall of ancient kiln sites, the exhibition hall of unearthed cultural relics, and the production area of traditional workshops.

the Collections in the Museum

the Collections in the Museum


You can stroll around the historical street area – He Fang Street, which was the center of culture and economy in Southern Song Dynasty. Some parts of the ancient stone path remain until today.

He Fang Street

He Fang Street


We will take you to a pavilion from where you can see the beautiful landscape of ancient Hangzhou. You can also climb to the top and see the beauty of lake and mountains.

a pavilion on a mountain

It is time to have a unique lunch-snacks banquet, including a cup of flower tea, lotus powder, Hangzhou cat’s ear noodle, crisp cakes and some other local snacks; while enjoying a traditional Chinese music instrumental performance.

Hangzhou cat’s ear noodle

Hangzhou Cat’s Ear Noodle


We will take you back to your hotel.

What’s Included

  • Private English speaking guide
  • Private vehicle with an experienced driver
  • Entrance fees listed in the itinerary
  • Snacks banquet lunch
  • Pick up transfer only from the city hotel or railway stations. For hotels out of city or airport transfer, there will be extra cost.
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