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Hangzhou city is the capital of Zhejiang Province and its political, economical, scientific education and cultural center. Hangzhou is not only a key scenic tourism city and famous historic and cultural city, but also one of one of China's seven ancient national capitals.

Situation of Hangzhou
Hangzhou is located along the southeast coast of China, in the north of Zhejiang Province, on the north bank of the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and the south tip of the Jing-Hang Grand Canal. a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 180 kilometers from Shanghai. It has a total area of over 16,847 square kilometers and a population of 6,220,000 people.

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Weather & Temperature of Hangzhou
Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. Spring is the best time to travel. May and July are the rainy seasons. Hangzhou is occasionally hit by typhoon in August or September, it is neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter making it a year round destination.

Travel in Hangzhou
Hangzhou is always well-known in the world for its graceful sceneries. There is a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou." The West Lake is undoubtedly the most renowned feature of Hangzhou, noted for the scenic beauty that blends naturally with many famous historical and cultural sites. In this scenic area, you will enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and friendly lakeside teahouses.
China Photos - Hangzhou Silk Museum

National Museums in Hangzhou
Hangzhou has not only picturesque sceneries, being endeared by the Buddha, Shenxiu, but also the culture museums, A number of national museums can be found in Hangzhou and are representative of Chinese culture. Fine examples are the National Silk Museum and Tea Museum. Along with the other museums in Hangzhou, they provide a fascinating insight into the history of Chinese traditional products.

Hangzhou Food
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.
Beggar's Chicken (a chicken baked in clay), West Lake Fish in Sweet Sour Source (vinegar coated fish fresh caught from the lake), Dongpo Pork (braised pork) and Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea, those local specialties will be sure to make your trip a cultural experience.
Hangzhou Shopping & Nightlife
The shopping environment in Hangzhou is exciting and convenient. the Qing He Fang Street is one of the most famous and historic streets in the city, Shoppers will admire the antique buildings while purchasing items from a wide range of local goods such as silks, tea or maybe a silk parasol, brocade or a beautiful Hangzhou fan. Many of teahouses and various kinds of pubs are both plentiful and popular in Hangzhou night. Choosing one overlooking the West Lake for a pleasant chat over a cup of tea is sure to make you feel totally relaxed and refreshed.
Thanks to its unique setting by the West Lake it continues to enjoy the many benefits of the natural surroundings that have delighted visitors for centuries. the city can be no doubt that visit here is certain to be a memorable one. - Just to explore the Hangzhou for yourself!


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