Hangzhou

 
The scenic city
 
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With enchanting natural beauty and abundant cultural heritages, Hangzhou is known as 'Heaven on Earth' and one of China's most important tourist venues. The City, the southern terminus of the Grand Canal, is located on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River in southeast China, a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 180 kilometers from Shanghai.

Overlooking the Qiantang River at the southern end of the Grand Canal, the city unfolds in two distinct zones: the West Lake and the Historic Interest Zone comprising 'Two Rivers and One Lake' (Fuchun and Xin'an rivers and Qiandao Lake). The modern cityscape tells only half the story. Steeped in history, Hangzhou also showcases remains of bygone centuries:
  • Liuhe Pagoda
  • Lingyin Temple
  • Feilai Peak
  • Yue Fei’s Tomb
  • Jingci Temple
  • Yunqizhujing
One of the most important parts of traveling is tasting the local delicacies. Hangzhou dishes are noted for their elaborate preparation, sophisticated cooking and refreshing taste. Many local specialties will be sure to make your trip a cultural experience.
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