When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he declared that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". And Hangzhou remains this charm till today. Contrasting to the hustle and bustle of the neighbouring Shanghai, Hangzhou is well-known for its extraordinary beauty and elegance. And it attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake(Xi Hu) area each year to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and friendly lakeside teahouses. Along with Hangzhou's famous Dragon Well Tea, tasty local cuisine, good shopping environment and modern facilities all make a trip to the city worthwhile. 3 days are quite enough to get a fast shot of Hangzhou and you can enjoy the extension tours including the Wuzhen Water Town. See our recommended Shanghai tours and check out more interesting attractions for Shanghai in our Tour in Depth to plan your own unique tour.