Meijiawu is one of our favorite places to hang in Hangzhou. You've got the tea fields, the tea, the food, the village and this place. You can do it all in bits, or you can plan to spend a whole day out there. This day we decided to begin with lunch at Green Club to give us enough energy to hike through Yunqi (alright we just wanted an excuse to get some down-home grub). A short jot down South Meiling road you've got this place that's perfect to cool you down as things heat up this spring. The one kilometer path cuts through a lush bamboo forest, which is also home to some of the oldest trees in Hangzhou (the oldest of which are over 1000 years old). Stop by the Meditation Pavilion to clear your mind and soak your feet in the pond. The path ends at the original sight of Yunqi temple, one of the three that were built for the Abbot Tiger Tamer, Zhifeng He. If you keep on hiking up Wuyun Shan (which is incidentally the third highest peak around the lake) you can eventually make it to Nine Creeks. The hike should take you a good three hours. Yunqi is one of the New Ten Scenes of West Lake. We don't know about all that. In our book, it's just a pretty nice spot to soak in some nature and stretch you legs.
Take bus 324/K324, Y4 and K658 getting off at the Yunqi Zhujing station 云栖竹径