The Chenghuang (City God) Pavillion(城隍閣/吴山天風) is located atop Wushan mountain that’s very close to Wushan Square and Hefang Street. It seems to be an attraction less visited but it’s something quieter as opposed to most of the other attractions in Hangzhou brimming with people.
It’s a pleasant 15 minutes hike up the hill to get to the pavilion.
Chiming the bell is supposed to bring you some good luck – and the number of times you chime means different things. The good luck wooden charms have different wishes written on them – prosperity, longevity, happiness and safety.
A lovely lookout point if you love panoramic views. Wished the sky was clearer though !
Within the pavilion, famous Hangzhou folklore and people are carved on the wall. Unfortunately not too much info is provided about the stories.
The Hangzhou Case Pavilion from the World Expo 2010 in Shanghai has been moved back and displayed on the first floor of the City God Pavilion. The pavilion is really a mini museum where you discover Hangzhou’s history through art and sculpture. Enjoy more photos below :)
Address: No 3 Wushan Road, Hangzhou
Opening Hours: Daily 7.30 am – 10pm
Entrance Fee: RMB 30