The art of seal engraving is a cornerstone of Chinese fine arts. The seal was originally used as a signature or sign of authority, but it came to be used by all social classes and in much of Asia. As an instrument of calligraphy and painting, the seal is a work of art in itself. It expresses an entire culture’s ideas about humankind and nature. Book this Hangzhou half day tour, you will have a chance to learn the calligraphy seal engraving and make your own calligraphy seal in the Xiling society close by the westlake.
Duration: 3 - 4 Hours
Xiling society, China Sigillography Museum
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Our Hangzhou private tour guide will pick up at the hotel lobby holding with a welcome signal "Hangzhou Private Tour", Firstly drive you to the Bai Causeway (north of the West lake).
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Today, you will have chance to learn the calligraphy seal engraving and make your own calligraphy seal in the Xiling society. It was founded in 1903, Xiling Seal-engraving Society is the most influential academic association of seal engraving studies. The site of the society used to be a royal garden in the Qing Dynasty, and its pavilions, platforms, houses and the Sutra Pagoda all remain intact.
Next, follow our guide to China Sigillography Museum. It is the first professional sigillography museum founded by the Xiling Seal-engravers' Society (the oldest, most successful and influential folk art association which serves as a wonderful place to study engraving, painting and calligraphy.)
After the tour, back to hotel or explore the city on your own.
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Duration：6 - 8 Hours
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Duration：6 - 8 Hours
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Attractions(Cities)：West Lake(Private rowing boat cruise), Guo's Villa, Lingyin Temple, Meijiawu Tea Plantation, Cheng Huang Pavilion
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Duration：2 Days, 1 Night
Attractions(Cities)：The West Lake(including boat cruise on the lake),Guo Garden,China National Tea Museum,Dragon Well Tea Plantation (Meijiawu Tea Village),Leifeng Pagoda,The Song Dynasty Imperial Street,Six Harmonies pagoda, Fish Viewing Flower Pond,Lingyin Temple, etc
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