What to do and see in Lin'an, China: The Best Places and Tips

November 8, 2017 Dorsey Hagwood

Discover the best top things to do in Lin'an, China including Da'ming Mountain, Lin'an Zhexi Canyon, Tianmushan Scenic Aera, Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain, Tianchi Scenic Resort of West Zhejiang, Taihu Lake Source, Qingshan Lake, Lin'an Shenglong River, West Tianmu Mountain, White Horse Cliff.
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1. Da'ming Mountain

Qingliangfeng Town, Lin'an 311300, China
Excellent
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4.5 based on 64 reviews

Da'ming Mountain

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

This 1400 metre high mountain with 34 peaks is a very impressive sight. Of all the so-called "beauty spots" in Lin'an prefecture, it is only this one which truly deserves the name. Yet considering its proximity to Shanghai and Hangzhou, it is surprisingly little known,. especially among Westerners. You will not find the huge crowds here that detract from a visit to many of China's other natural sights.
We walked up the beautiful Longmen Gorge to the peak. It follows a white water river via several beautiful cascades. Along the way you can see several rare and endangered plants, including the Daming pine and various species of azalea and rhododendron. The pine-clad upper slopes of the mountain are very beautiful, as are the jagged peaks which reach upward into the sky. If you are too tired after the uphill hike, you can come down by slide or cable car. Overall, this is very scenic mountain where you can see some beautiful forest and get some fresh air. This is by far the pick of sights in the region.

2. Lin'an Zhexi Canyon

Daxiagu Town, Lin'an 311334, China
Excellent
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4 based on 92 reviews

Lin'an Zhexi Canyon

Reviewed By WanHeda100 - Shanghai, China

Enjoy the fresh nature, be prepared for hiking to enjoy the beautiful view, there are lots of activities you can avail.
You can buy a tour package nearby the highway at 160RMB each which includes : Grand Canyon , Zhelin Waterfalls , River Tour & Water rafting.
There is a zip line at only 30RMB.Water rafting at 60RMB ( 8 people) 100RMB (2 people).Tightrope walking at 25RMB.
To go there take bus From Hangzhou City-to-Lin'an City, and then another bus from Lin'an City-to-Daoshi (Longgang)

3. Tianmushan Scenic Aera

Xitianmu Country, Lin'an 311311, China
Excellent
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4.5 based on 48 reviews

Tianmushan Scenic Aera

Reviewed By ModernDayMarcoPolo - On the move

If you like big trees such as redwoods, you will be impressed by the remaining giant cryptomeria trees here. Take a bus rather than walk up the mountain, and then stroll around these monster trunks. Plenty of opportunities for getting away from the crowds.
Take a bus from Lin'an old bus station (chang tu ke yun zhong xin, near the Qianwang Hotel) to the small town of Yuqian, which is about 1 hour and 7RMB away. From there change buses (one runs every 40 minutes) to get to the West Tianmushan ticket office and resort. Admission 150RMB.

4. Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain

Meijia Village, Taihuyuan Town, Lin'an 311311, China
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4 based on 21 reviews

Lin'an Dongtianmu Mountain

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

一路风景很好,空气清新,山顶的寺庙香火很旺,里面的僧人都非常的友好,会赠送一包佛学的书籍。寺庙里很多香客,住在这里一段时间清修的。旁边的农家乐很多。

5. Tianchi Scenic Resort of West Zhejiang

Daxiagu Town, Lin'an 311331, China
Excellent
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4 based on 17 reviews

Tianchi Scenic Resort of West Zhejiang

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

浙西天池,景区内四周山峦缓伏,而且视野开阔,这里主要是保护梅花鹿的景区,在这里我见到了正在饮水的梅花鹿,非常激动,它们非常美丽,在树林中活蹦乱跳的,除了看到了梅花鹿我还爬了灶君岩,站在上面俯瞰整个景区,非常不错

6. Taihu Lake Source

Taihuyuan Town, Lin'an 311300, China +86 571 6379 0368
Excellent
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4 based on 34 reviews

Taihu Lake Source

Reviewed By avrgopal - Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

The Taihu Lake is the third largest Freshwater lake in China with a surface area of about 2,338 square km. The lake is just like a bright pearl set in the Yangtze River delta and looks more like an ocean than a lake. More than 48 islets make up a beautiful scenic spot The most notable among these islets is the Turtle head peninsula. You feel that you are looking at a giant turtle in water. The area is full of flowers and trees. Different architectural additions to the natural landscape makes it captivating.
The entrance ticket costs 105 RMB. You can use an electric car to convey you to the wharf at a charge of 15 RMB or walk down some distance and catch a bus which is free. Once at the wharf you can find restaurants and shopping areas. There are several double decker Ferries capable of Seating 200 passengers to transport you to the Turtle Head Islet. The cost of the ferry is included in the entry ticket. It takes about 20 minutes for the journey. The water is green but does not seem to be very clean and surprisingly there are no birds.
However the place is very serene and you can spend about 4 hours going through the place. There is a match maker temple in the island. A giant lock is erected depicting love and affection between a couple. Thousands of locks can be seen hanging on the chains as people locks them on the chains wishing a happy match. However check out the timings of the last ferry from the island, else you could be left stranded on the island.
There are several scenic spots in the vicinity. There is also a 377 ft tall Ferris wheel in the nearby town that takes 18 minutes to complete one revolution. You can have a great view of the lake and the adjoining scenery.

7. Qingshan Lake

Qingshanhu Town, Lin'an 311300, China
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4 based on 13 reviews

Qingshan Lake

Reviewed By 王小瑋

花了150元一人坐船上岛,二个70岁以上老人半价,岛上娱乐项目人工痕迹太重但却意外水上森林超美可惜周边美好的环境被探险项目和新造的别墅区给破坏了……,尽然没有人管气愤

8. Lin'an Shenglong River

Taihuyuan Town, Lin'an 311300, China
Excellent
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4 based on 13 reviews

Lin'an Shenglong River

Reviewed By Raymond W - Chengdu, China

This little stretch of the Shenglong River (really, little more than a brook) makes for a pleasant ramble. I enjoyed it more than Baishui Waterfall anyway. This gorge seems more biodiverse, with a range of different trees and flowers on display. The walking trails are also more extensive and varied, allowing for a short or an extended hike. The Purple Snowy Waterfall made for some attractive snapshots, but really the whole area is pleasant. The cultural relics that once dotted the area have been lost, however. The various pavilions were destroyed during the Cultural Revolution and their replacements lack authenticity, to say the least. Still, the Chinese in our party enjoyed the opportunity to get river snails at a rustic tea-house alongside the river. This is a minor but engaging enough stop on a drive through the area.

9. West Tianmu Mountain

Tianmu Village, Xitianmu Country, Lin'an 311311, China +86 571 6387 7009
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4 based on 7 reviews

West Tianmu Mountain

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

其实景色本身浙江这边都差不多,知识天目山海拔要更高点,我们住在半山腰的农家乐,环境还是很不错的,依山傍水,空气也特别好,看到很多老人来这里的农家乐常住,价格也不贵,所以来这里适合休闲的住住吃吃,要说游玩项目确实不多,也就是爬爬山,小溪边玩玩。山顶有个大树王景区,门票不便宜。另外山上很凉,即使夏天去晚上也冷的要盖厚被子。

10. White Horse Cliff

Shangping Village, Daxiagu Town, Linan, Lin'an 311331, China +86 571 6364 8338
Excellent
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4 based on 9 reviews

White Horse Cliff

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor China Member

白马崖是因为景区有座山头形状如白马才被叫做白马崖的,景区内幽深的山谷,显得非常清凉,最喜欢的就是它这里的满山野的鲜花,非常漂亮,也很香,还有凉亭、茶楼、藤桥、秀美显得特别合理还在凤凰谷、百丈涧、银河瀑等玩了一阵子。

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