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The "Best Chinese Tourism City" by United Nations World Tourism Organization


  

Hangzhou has been known as a "Paradise on Earth" in China for thousand years, she has a history of more than 2000 years since the Qin Dynasty sets up the municipality. Now she is one of the 7 ancient capitals of China.

Situated on the southern bank of Hangzhou Bay in East Sea, with a distance of 180 km away from Shanghai, she is one of the most important cities of the Yangtze delta. Marco Polo praised her as "the most gorgeous city in the world".

Hangzhou is a city of culture, a land of rice and fish, the capital of tea, the home of silk and a tourist resort, hence the title of "The paradise on Earth".

  

West Lake Scenic Spots

  
The islet is one of the three islands in West Lake, it is named as “Lesser Yingzhou” which means the “Fairy Islet”. Among the three islet in the lake, the Lesser Yingzhou is the biggest and finest one. And it is recommended as “The best scenic spot in West Lake”.
The islet covers an area of 7 hectares including the water surface and features “a lake within an island and an island within a lake”. The wonderful garden design made this islet very unique among the ten top views.
  

  
Breeze – ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden which features in lotus ranks the 2nd of Top Ten View just after Spring Dawn at Su Causeway. In Southern Song Dynasty, Quyuan Courtyard was an official vinery which located on the bank of the West Lake beside the Hongcun Bridge on the Linyin Road where many lotus were planted. In summer breezes, the air was scented with delicate fragrance of lotus intermingled with the tasteful bouquet of wine. However, the courtyard was very much neglected and the nearby lake silted up. It became a small garden with a small pavilion, a veranda and a few lotus flowers planted in the water in front.
  

  
“Yunqi” means clouds lingering. It is said that some auspicious color clouds came flying from the nearby Color Clouds Hill and lingered on here, hence the name. Bamboo – Lined Path at Yunqi is well known for its quietness and coolness. One Chinese sweet gum tree is above the age of 1000. The famous stone paved footpath leading into the Yunqi valley is lined with hundreds of thousands of bamboo. Walking along the path, soon you will meet a pond called Mind Purifying Pond which means “a pure mind”. The water is cool and clear, the hills are quite and beautiful.
  

  
Qiangtang River Bridge spans the Qiatang River from south to north to connect the major railways between Shanghai, Hangzhou and Lingbo, Zhejiang and Jiangxi as the vital communication link. The bridge was commissioned on 8 August 1934 and opened to traffic on 26 September, 1937. It was designed by Mao Yisheng, a great Chinese engineer. And it was the first such bridge, the double – decked bridge ever built by the Chinese. Pagoda of Six harmonies commands a broad view of the Qiantang River Bridge just like a rainbow above the river creates magnificent scenery.