Having Local Breakfast on Clear Calm West Lake

Hangzhou Shi, China

Experience hosted by Ningyi

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in Chinese (Simplified) and English
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What you'll do

Early in the morning, we sit on a creaking paddle boat punted by the master from the water management office, crossing the ancient bridge holes to enjoy the tranquil west lake. Between the mountains, the water vapor rises from the lake, the ancient pagoda and Cheng-huang tempo stand out from the lake, which may be something you have never seen before. It has the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Here and now, you may really be the master of lake & mountain for a day, to feel the charm of Tang and Song dynasties.

From late autumn to early spring, swarms of black wild cormorants return from Siberia to take shelter from the cold. They plunge into the water to fish and dry their wings in the cold wind. Sometimes you will meet a mother duck and her ten children, or a family of egrets learning to hunt. They are living in a wild reeds deep in the west lake.

We will have local breakfast together on the boat,to boil this year's new tea in Hupao spring water, and share some traditional tea pastries. If you'd like to know more about Hangzhou, I will tell you the local way of life here .
Early in the morning, we sit on a creaking paddle boat punted by the master from the water management office, crossing the ancient bridge holes to enjoy the tranquil west lake. Between the mountains, the water vapor rises from the lake, the ancient pagoda and Cheng-huang tempo stand out from the lake, which may be something you have never seen before. It has the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Here and now, you may really b…

What's included

  • Food

Meet your Host, Ningyi

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 19 Reviews
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Hi, it's Claudia. I am a super host and community leader of Airbnb in Hangzhou. As a local who lives by the lake for 12 years, I believe those beautiful mornings on the lake shall never be missed . For the past 6 years, I travelled around the world to explore different cultures of cuisines . For this experience, I will bring you some local Hangzhounese breakfast, traditional tea and pastries . Let's share the morning on a small boat while everything around the lake is covered in light mist. That's the artistic conception of classical Chinese aesthetics. Wish you enjoy it .
Hi, it's Claudia. I am a super host and community leader of Airbnb in Hangzhou. As a local who lives by the lake for 12 years, I believe those beautiful mornings on the lake shall never be missed . For the past 6 years, I travelled around the world to explore different cultures of cuisines . For this experience, I will bring you some local Hangzhounese breakfast, traditional tea and pastries . Let's share the morning on a small boat while everything around the lake is covered in light mist. Th…
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Where you'll be

Starting from the shore of yanggongdi causeway, we will pass a grove of red trees, then go through the bridge hole in the middle of the Su causeway to Xiaoyingzhou, to get deeper into the lake.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Liao
May 2021
临时起意要来杭州,幸运地碰上Ningyi有空,就这样出其不意地进入了西湖空无一人的清晨。五月末的六点,晨露已晞,晨光明朗,虽不是想象中雨后朦胧的意境,可这是“淡妆浓抹总相宜”的西湖呀,迎着朝阳向对岸走也很好。处在项目间隙的Ningyi,递交了辞呈的小罗,逃离一场风雪的猩猩,因杂务脱力的我,四人喝着撑船师傅从城郊径山寺带来绿茶,茶本身也如这一刻,舒适恬淡,熨贴身心。飘荡在偌大的湖中,没有太多话,只因掠过的白鹭惊呼,为山中露出的飞檐好奇,因苏堤上尚未叠踵的身影感慨,为湖面的粼粼波光喜悦。此时不得不为“偷得浮生半日闲”中的“偷”字拍手称妙,因为这种从逼仄的日常中自我脱解而突然获得的惬意,一半是“偷”来的窃喜,一半是放肆的任性。在船上,一切都刚刚好,一切都美妙。下了船,知味观里的酒酿鸡翅和猫耳朵,也令人大快朵颐,食髓知味。末了,我愿意把Ningyi称为“风景猎人”,因为无论是此行,还是一直看到的她的日常,她都有一直用心去发现、体验和记录身边的美,也把自己活成了美的姿态。希望下次到金秋桂子十里荷花时,还能再来感受她和她身边的青绿山水,让这样的“闲”成为日常中的点缀,让平凡的生活熠熠生辉!
January 2020
清晨体验西湖是从未有过的体验!在湖上荡舟和在岸边观望完全不一样,可以静距离看到一些不一样的景象,特别安静。三潭印月上的鸬鹚可太有意思了😆荷花酥也很好吃!!!就是天气太冷啦,还是推荐天气暖和的时候体验比较好😂
Jung Eun
January 2020
It was an amazing experience to have breakfast on the boat surrounded by beautiful scenery. Ningyi is the best host. I am so grateful to have a lovely memory with her. She is a good communicator and a very caring person, I could feel she tried her best to help me to enjoy this experience fully. If you want to have a special experience in Hangzhou, I will definitely recommend this unique way of enjoying East Lake.
远钧
January 2020
在烟雨绵绵的西湖,从业28年的掌船师傅载着我们四人从断桥洞口穿过,途径三潭映月、苏堤、白堤、杨公堤。在旅程过程中,我一度丧失对时间和空间的感知:远处悠扬的笛声夹杂着凛冽的寒风让我沉静下来,时不时路过的古色古香的建筑和它们独有的传说像西湖面荡漾的波浪将思绪的小船逐渐推入北宋时期,直到从俄罗斯飞来的鸬鹚扇动翅膀发出声响,才将我拉回现实。感谢Ningyi和同行的九回,尽管相处时间不长,但同行的短短2h足以让我感受到她们的真实洒脱,这次体验对于我来说也许只有一次,但足以刻骨铭心~ 十分推荐大家参加。
Jie
January 2020
作为一个土生土长的杭州人从未有过在雾色茫茫的湖中央吃早餐的体验,厉害👍哈哈哈!虽然“早起毁一天”,但此中美好值得你“浪费”掉睡懒觉的时间,跟随宁轶的脚步去承包整片西湖。游船师傅很有喜感,热乎乎的糯米粉配乌龙茶慰藉了冬日寒风中的我们。推荐给每位来杭旅行的小伙伴们,也非常适合住在杭州的朋友们换个角度感受西湖。
金衡
January 2020
很难得的一次体验,很优秀的一个小姐姐,这次带爸妈出来旅游,本来爸妈对早上六点起床很大的抱怨,数次要求改时间。幸好,我们参与了这次活动,爸妈对这次体验的评价很好,刚还和我夸这个小姐姐,说他会有很光明的前途,是一个很优秀的人。另外小姐姐做的早餐特别好吃。最后祝小姐姐生活顺利❤

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 3 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

comfortable shoes
warm coat . It is quite cold in mornings

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.