Recommended places for autumn sightseeing in Hangzhou

Recommended autumn travel destination in Hangzhou: 8 minutes to amaze the world, stunning autumn scenery one after another.

Xixi Wetland

Xixi Wetland·Hong Garden is located in Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, with the urban expressway auxiliary road to the west, extending to the west of Wen'er Road in the north, reaching Wuchang Avenue in the south, and connected to the second phase of Xixi National Wetland Park in the east. It is the "grand finale" of the Xixi Comprehensive Protection Project.

Beishan Road

French plane trees in Beishan, rows of Republic of China buildings along the street, passing by casually may be a segment of the Republic of China's history.
Adjacent to West Lake, it is one of the earliest Buddhist temples in China and one of the top ten ancient temples in China, retaining many exquisite cultural relics from various dynasties. The plaque "Yunlin Zen Temple" hangs above the Hall of the Heavenly Kings, inscribed by Emperor Kangxi of the Qing Dynasty. There are numerous treasures in the temple. The mountain is dotted with fantastic and ever-changing caves, featuring Buddhist stone carvings dating back to the Five Dynasties, which are rare ancient cave art treasures in southern Jiangnan of our country. This is the place where Master Ji Gong became a monk. It is said that prayers and wishes are very effective, and there is a constant stream of pilgrims who come to pay homage to the Buddha and seek blessings every day.
Manjue Long, also known as Manlong or Manjialong, is located south of West Lake in Hangzhou, and is a mountain valley at the southern foot of NanGao Peak. In the fourth year of Tianfu in the Later Jin Dynasty (939 AD), Yuanxing Temple was built, and in the second year of Zhiping in the Northern Song Dynasty (1065 AD), it was renamed Manjue Temple, which means "perfect enlightenment" and was named after the temple. Manjue Long is famous for its osmanthus flowers. Every autumn, when the osmanthus flowers bloom, the fragrance fills the air, and the falling petals create a scene like rain, thus earning the reputation of "Manlong Guiyu" (Osmanthus Rain on Manlong). In 1985, "Manlong Guiyu" was selected as one of the Ten New West Lake Scenic Spots.
Located near Yanggongdi, there are not many tourists usually. It is a must-pass route for Hangzhou pilgrims to go from the city to Tianzhu Temple. The scenic area is filled with farmhouse inns and wetlands, with a concentration of places to eat and drink tea. The south bank has few visitors, with dense reed marshes where birds that come here to spend the winter like to build nests, making it suitable for bird-watching along the water's edge. Additionally, the Du Jinsheng Former Residence in Xiaomaojiabu is worth a visit.

Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gorges

The impression of Jiuxi is gentle, and it is the same in autumn. Coming to Jiuxi is to see the red maple leaves, sitting by the creek and watching the falling red maple leaves spinning in the water.
The forest covers an area of 2.4 hectares. It is conveniently located near Jingshansi, Baishuijian, Shuangxi drifting, and Yuhang Ancient Town, and is about a 40-minute drive from famous attractions such as West Lake in Hangzhou, Liangzhu Cultural Site, Xitianmu, and Moganshan. The beauty of Changle Forest is mainly reflected in its "wild charm". It is a natural forest with tall and thriving camphor, tung, maple, and cedar trees. Imagine the vibrant colors this place will have when these trees, which are already ideal for autumn scenery, gather here in autumn. The forest retains its natural and undeveloped appearance, which may seem uninteresting to some people and they might wonder what they can do here. However, against the backdrop of numerous artificially created landscapes in the Yangtze River Delta, places like Changle Forest, a truly "natural beauty," are truly rare.
Many people have an inexplicable love for ginkgo trees. If you want to see ginkgo trees in Hangzhou, Chaohui Park is a place you must not miss.