• The West Lake is one of the more popular tourist spots in Zhejiang Province.

The West Lake is one of the more popular tourist spots in Zhejiang Province. (Photo : Twitter)

Travel in China is at its highest during the Spring Festival and many travelers have discovered a long kept secret found in Zhejiang Province, which is located at eastern part of China.

Various points of interest in Zhejiang are poised to be new vacation and backpacking sites.

One of these destinations if the village of Shangougou which is 70 kilometers away from Hangzhou. It is a peaceful and rural area that hosts a long river and cascading waterfalls.

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The village is picturesque and hiking through the mountains is surrounded by lush greens and the sound of flowing water. The water is clear and the river bottom is clearly seen.

This destination is perfect for hikers and nature lovers who seek solace from the busy city life.

Other natural wonders can be seen in Maotang, where there are high mountains, waterfalls, and slopes that would challenge any hiker. One of the slopes is as high as 80 meters.

The scenery in Maotang makes a perfect point of interest in Zhejiang. The Double Sound Cave is another attraction that echoes the sound of running water.

In Maotang, the Ape Man Stone can be found. It is a rock formation that resembles the face of a monkey.

Geologists date the formation to 160 million years old.

For other tourist spots in Zhejiang, visitors see the Orchid Pavillion. This was the site where Gou Jian, King of the Yue State during the Spring and Autumn Period, planted his orchids.

Zhejiang is also famous for the Qiantang River that spans to 688 kilometers. It serves as a link between eastern and western parts of the province.

The river is also a great natural phenomenon. During the mid-autumn season, the river rises to 9 meters and can travel up to 40 kilometers per hour.

The Yandang Mountain is another great natural point of interest in Zhejiang. The mountain is an ancient rhyolitic volcano from the Cretaceous period and was named a UNESCO World Geopark in 2015.