Hangzhou Travel Guide

Hangzhou Overview


Hangzhou is one of China's big tourist attractions. It has many historical relics and scenic spots, including West Lake, and the scenic area near the Fuchun River and the Xinan River. Hangzhou mapThe special local-made products are silk, Xihu silk umbrellas, color-glazed porcelain, Longjing tea, and white chrysanthemum.

Chinese name: 杭州
Location: east of China
Dialing code: (+86)0571
Zip code: 310000 
Official languages: Chinese
Currency: China Yuan (RMB¥)
Main attractions in Hangzhou: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy, China Tea Museum 


Hangzhou 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. Hangzhou is one of China's major textile industry centers, and the largest producer of gunnysacks in China. Furthermore it is noted for its silk, paper, wireless communication equipment, food processing, and handcraft, steel, chemical products, machinery, rubber, construction materials, and electronic equipment are also produced here. Now the Hangzhou High-Technical Development Zone and the Qiantang River Investment Zone are being established. The chief farm products include rice, wheat, cotton, silkworm cocoons, tea, and freshwater fish. With good rail water, air, and road transportation facilities, Hangzhou is a junction of inter-country links. 



Administration Distribution

Hangzhou 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.
Hangzhou has nine municipal districts: Gongshu District, Shangcheng District, Xiacheng District, Jianggan District, Xihu Distric,t Binjiang District, Xiaoshan District, Yuhang District, Fuyang District, and 3 county-level cities of Jiande, Fuyang and Lin’an, and the 2 counties of Tonglu and Chun’an.. Xihu, Shangcheng and Xiacheng District should belongs to the center area of the city. Among them, main natural and historic & cultural attractions are located in Xihu District and Shanghcheng District. 
♦ Xihu District features with natural landscape, such as West Lake, Xixi National Wetland Park, Lingyin Temple, Longjing Tea Plantation, Yun Xi Zhu jing, Zhejiang Province, Three Temples of Tianzhu Hill, Peak Flown from Afar, etc. 
♦ Shangcheng District takes historic & cultural sites as highlights, including Hu Xueyan's former residence, Hu Qingyu Traditional Pharmacy, Hangzhou Drum Temple, Confusions Temple, Wangsong Academies, Song Dynasty Town, etc. 
♦ The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal is located in Xiacheng District.
♦ In Xiaoshan District, there is Hangzhou Paradise Park, which is suitable for young people or families with children. 
♦ In Yuhang District, there is Chaoshan Hill, Dongming Mountain Forest Park, etc. 



History of Hangzhou

Hangzhou CityHangzhou has enjoyed a history of over 2,200 years since the county administration was established in Qin Dynasty. It is one of the cradles of Huaxia (China) Civilization. As early as over 5,000 years ago, there were human beings multiplying and living in Hangzhou area, creating Liangzhu Culture known as the Dawn of Civilization. The archaeological discovery of Liangzhu ancient city ruin in 2007 pushed even earlier the recorded history of Hangzhou civilization. Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China, was the capital of Wuyu State, of the Five-Dynasties and also the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Macro Polo admired Hangzhou as “the Most Splendid and Luxurious City in the World”....More


Hangzhou Tourism

Hangzhou, an ancient city with a history of 2200 years, is one of the seven ancient capitals in China. As the saying goes well: “Up above there is heaven, down below there are Suzhou and Hangzhou.” Hangzhou is a city that one must definitely explore simply for its fascinating beauty since ancient times. Now, tourism industry has become one of the pillar industry and new growth point in Hangzhou’s national economy.
As one of China's big tourist attractions, Hangzhou has many historical relics and scenic spots, including West Lake, and the scenic area near the Fuchun River and the Xinan River. The special local-made products are silk, Xihu silk umbrellas, color-glazed porcelain, Longjing tea, and white chrysanthemum.
The Hangzhou Airport has more than 100 flights to Hong Kong,Guangzhou, Beijing, Xian and Guilin. The highway adds railway networks of Hangzhou radiate in all directions. The railway department has offered six pairs of special tourist trains, and two pairs of tourist trains stop in Hangzhou. Expressways hare been constructed from Hangzhou to Shanghai and from Hangzhou to Ningbo. In addition, canal passenger transport docks have been built and pleasure-beats have been operated to Suzhou and Wuxi. The convenient transportation to Hangzhou also helps the development of the tourism industry in Hangzhou City.

 


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