The Offical Travel Guide of Hangzhou

Hangzhou is in Zhejiang Province, China. It is one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. It is the political, economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province as well. It's most popular attractions are Baoshi Hill / Beishan Road / Binjiang / Hefang Street / Isle of Fairies / The Legend of White Snake / Leifeng Pagoda / Lingyin Temple / Longjing Tea Fields / Marco Polo / Nanshan Road / Xihu Tiandi / Xixi Wetlands / Yanggong Road

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Famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritage.

“Up above are the heavens, the immortals abode. Here below, Suzhou and Hangzhou, rival their delights.”

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“One of China’s most illustrious tourist drawcards, Hangzhou’s dreamy West Lake panoramas and fabulously green and hilly environs can easily lull you into long sojourns. Eulogised by poets and applauded by emperors, the lake has intoxicated the Chinese imagination for aeons. The town is religiously cleaned by armies of street sweepers and litter collectors, and its scenic vistas draw you into a classical Chinese watercolour of willow-lined banks, ancient pagodas, mist-covered hills and the occasional shikumen (stone gate house) and old lilong (residential lane). Despite vast tourist cohorts, West Lake is a delight to explore, either on foot or by bike.” The Lonely Planet
“Zhejiang’s trump card is its handsome and much-visited capital, Hangzhou. But while Hangzhou – a quick zip away on the train from Shanghai – is the front-running highlight, Zhejiang is no one-trick pony. There are the arched bridges and charming canal scenes of Wuzhen, a water town that typifies the lushly irrigated north of Zhejiang with its sparkling web of rivers and canals. The Buddhist island of Putuoshan is the best known of the thousands of islands dotting a ragged and fragmented shoreline while the mist- and tree-cloaked slopes of Moganshan provide refreshing natural air-conditioning when the thermostat in Shanghai is set to blow in the steamy summer months. But it’s Zhejiang’s ancient villages of Xinye and Zhuge which should demand your attention, for their unhurried portraits of traditional architecture and bucolic rhythms.” The Lonely Planet
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