Attractions

Hangzhou, one of China’s top tourist destinations, is rich in a variety of tourist attractions of which the natural landscapes and cultural landscapes are the two main parts.

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West Lake

Among the world’s top-rated lakes, Hangzhou’s wondrous West Lake is one of the best. The real attraction of West Lake, however, lies not on the surface but in its abundant wealth of legend, myth, and enigma accumulated over various dynasties.

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Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

There are two wonders in China, one is the Great Wall, and the other is the Grand Canal.

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Xixi Wetland Park

It is China’s first and the only national wetland park, which combines urban wetland, farming wetland and cultural wetland.

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Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple, also known as Temple of Soul's Retreat (literal translated name), is the most celebrated place of interest around West Lake and one of the top ten Buddhist temples of China.

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Hangzhou International Expo Center

Located in the Qianjiang Century City in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou International Expo Center is the holding venue of Hangzhou G20 Summit 2016.

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Qiandao Lake (Thousand-Islet Lake)

What is marvelous about Qiandao Lake (Thousand-Islet Lake) is the crystal-clear water and the 1,078 islets scattering in the lake for which it was named for.

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Spring Dawn at Su Causeway

With green weeping willows and pink peach blossoms planted at regular intervals along its entire length, the causeway is decorated by pavilions and colorful flowerbeds.

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Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan Garden

The summer scene of West Lake is very special with colorful lotus blossoms decorating much of its surface.

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Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake

Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake offers a broad view of West Lake and is a perfect spot to view the moon.

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Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge

Lingering Snow on the Broken Bridge is one of "Top Ten Views of West Lake", and the Broken Bridge is famous for its role in a famous folklore "Legend of White Snake".

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Orioles Singing in the Willows

The poetic name is for a long and narrow lakeside park south of West Lake. That is one of the first places to notice that spring has arrived in Hangzhou.

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Viewing Fish at Flower Pond

The garden’s fame rose in the Qing Dynasty when Emperor Kangxi personally wrote an inscription of the garden’s name for engraving on a stone tablet erected by the fish pond.

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Twin Peaks Piecing the Clouds

Twin Peaks Piecing the Clouds is one of Top Ten Views of West Lake featuring two peaks disappearing and appearing amongst the drifting rain clouds on drizzling days.

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Three Pools Mirroring the Moon

This is the largest of the three fairy islets in West Lake, known for a wonderful scene created from three pools surrounding three pagodas on the night of the Mid-autumn Festival.

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Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill

As pretty as West Lake and as ancient as Hangzhou city, Nanping Hill is blessed with a time-honored magnificent Buddhist monastery known for its sonorous evening bell.

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Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow

Leifeng Pagoda looks especially majestic when surrounded by the golden hues of the setting sun and the view is one of the ten charms of West Lake.

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Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunqi

Featuring a sea of bamboo, Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunqi is a sight to behold and it ranks first among the "New Ten Scenes of West Lake."

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Sweet Osmanthus Rain at Manjuelong Village

Manjuelong Village, a secluded, mysterious and inviting village is a perfect place to appreciate Osmanthus flowers, which are crowned as the city flower of Hangzhou.

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Dreaming of Tiger at Hupao Valley

The hills and vales of West Lake have nurtured many springs, among which Tiger Spring, Dragon Well Spring and Jade Spring are the most famous.

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Inquiring about Tea at Dragon Well

Incorporating postcard-perfect natural scenery and rich cultural connotations, it shines as a sparkling gem among West Lake’s treasured sites.

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Nine Creeks Meandering Through a Misty Forest

The verdant valleys, undulating hills, winding paths, rainbow-colored flowers and whispering streams will bring you into a rustic, serene, picturesque and relaxing world.

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Heavenly Wind over Wu Hill

Wu Hill is famous for five things: ancient trees and clear springs, grotesque rocks and caves, temples and shrines,engaging customs and rich historical relics.

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Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill

There are always clouds and mist winding around Jade Emperor Hill's top, hence this site is called “Clouds Scurrying over Jade Emperor Hill”.

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Precious Stone Hill Floating in Rosy Clouds

Precious Stone Hill Floating in Rosy Clouds, a natural wonder epitomizing its dramatic beauty during a sunrise or sunset, is among the Ten New Scenes of West Lake.

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Ruan Gong Islet Submerged in Greenery

The small island appears to float upon clear, green waves and is hidden away among flowers and clusters of trees, just like crystal emeralds on a jasper plate.

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Bai Causeway

Bai Causeway stretches westward from the Broken Bridge to a lakeside park called Autumn Moon Over the Calm Lake.

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Su Causeway

Since the Southern Song Dynasty (1127–1279 AD), it has become known for its “Spring Dawn at Su Causeway” (苏堤春晓), which ranks first among the “Ten Scenes of West Lake”.

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Longjing Tea Plantation

Your visit to Hangzhou won’t be complete without an afternoon spent in Longjing Tea Plantation, where Longjing Tea, China’s best green tea, thrives.

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Leifeng Pagoda

Lei Feng pagoda was constructed in 975 at the order of Qian Hongchu, the King of Wuyue Kingdom to celebrate the birth of a son by one of his favorite concubines - Huangfei.

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Longmen Ancient Town

Longmen Ancient Town is well-known as the hometown of the famous warlord Sun Quan who was the emperor of the Three Kingdoms state of Wu (184–280).

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Xiangji temple

Located along Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, Xiangji Temple is dated back to over 1,000 years ago.

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Hefang Street

Hefang Street, as one of the best preserved urban areas of ancient Hangzhou, is a snapshot of the city's history.

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Pagoda of Six Harmonies

There are three famous pagodas in Hangzhou, Leifeng Pagoda, Baochu Pagoda, and Pagoda of Six Harmonies. Among the three, Pagoda of Six Harmonies is known for its majesty.

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Baochu Pagoda

Baochu Pagoda is known as the landmark of West Lake. Standing atop Precious Stone Hill, the pagoda is also called Blessing Chu Pagoda.

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Peak Flying from Afar

The Peak Flying from Afar has become one of the most frequently visited attractions in Hangzhou. It is welcomed by tourists and Buddhist followers at home and abroad.

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Jingci Temple

Its fame partly derives from the status in Buddhism, and partly from the unique “Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping Hill”, one of “Top Ten Views of West Lake”.

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Wansong Academy(Myraid Pine Academy)

Located on the serene northeast slopes of Phoenix Hill, Wansong Academy was once a thriving center of scholarship in ancient Hangzhou.

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Baopu Taoist Temple

Constructed during Tang Dynasty on the site of Ge Hong’s original thatched hut, Baopu Taoist Temple is a place for quiet observance rather than ostentatious reverence.

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Gongchen Bridge

Built in the 4th year of Chongzhen reign in Ming Dynasty (1631), Gongchen Bridge is a stone three-arch bridge standing across the Beijing-Hangzhou Canal.

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Yongfu Temple

Hangzhou Yongfu Temple, located in the Lingying scenic area, is blessed with peaceful and beautiful environment.

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Phoenix Temple

As a mosque, it is now a worship center for Hangzhou Moslems.

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Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion

Rebuilt from abandoned industrial factories and covering an area of 3000 sq m, Hangzhou Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion was originally a textile factory, a cornerstone of Hangzhou's contemporary textile industry in the 20th century.

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Hangzhou Library

It was cited as the first-class library as well as the national civilized library in 1994. The newly built library is at present the most public library - about 90 % of the building area is opened to the public. This deputy provincial public...

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Gao's Private Garden

Gao’s Private Garden is a Chinese garden villa listed into Hangzhou cultural relics protection units. It is the only survived well-preserved Qing Dynasty building and private garden, with an area of 1, 200 square meters. It consists of pool...

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Yunheshang Street

Yunheshang Street is a one-stop commercial walking street integrated with shopping, catering, entertainment and tourism facilities.With an interior gallery of 12 meters wide, Yunheshang Street is called “an indoor walking street”.

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West Lake Cultural Square

Close to everything, far from ordinary. West Lake Cultural Square(西湖文化广场) resembles a little bay in a sea of high rises. This oasis is the open-air living room of the healthy-conscious Hangzhounese.

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Yunhe Cultural Square

Yunhe Cultural Square(运河文化广场) is one of the most interesting and lively place in north Hangzhou. It is the seat of the government office buildings of the Gongshu District. It is home to the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal Museum and the G...

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Yunhe Tiandi (Canal World)

Perched off the Grand Canal, Yunhe Tiandi (Grand Canal World运河天地) is a trendy place to indulge in an eclectic mix of old and new, tradition and modernity.

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Fuyi Granary

Fuyi Granary is located at No.8, Xiawan Lane, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, beside the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal and intersection of Shengli River and the ancient canal and covers an area of about 2.36 hectares.

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Xinyifang Gourmet Street

Situated along the bank of the Yuhang Tang River, this is one of Hangzhou's most famous streets specialising in Chinese and Western food.

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Qiaoxi Historic Block

Located west of the old Gongchen Bridge, along the bank of the Grand Canal is this grand residential block featuring designs from the Ming and Qing dynasties.

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Guangji Bridge

Shining like a rainbow across the Grand Canal, Guangji Bridge is the only surviving seven-arch stone bridge of its kind to mount the old canal.

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Long Bridge Park

Long Bridge Park is one of the best place to view “Leifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow” — one of “Top Ten Views of West Lake”.

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Phoenix Hill

Located southeast of Hangzhou, Phoenix has Qiantang River in its South, West Lake in its north and Jade Emperor Hill right next to it.

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Ge Hill

Named after the important figure in Taoism — Ge Hong, Ge Hill is the place where Baopu Temple —Top Three Taoist Temples Around West Lake is located.

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Wenlan Pavilion

Wenlan Pavilion (Wen Lan Ge) is built during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1912) to house Siku Quanshu (Complete Library of the Four Treasuries)

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Grand Canal,Hangzhou Section

Jiangnan Canal-Hangzhou Section is one of the oldest, best-preserved sections of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal. It is still in use. From north to south, it passes along Shangtang River(上塘河), Zhonghe River(中河) and Longshan River(龙山河).

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Chenghuang Pavilion

Wushan Square, a historically significant site and a hive of activities, is one of the favorite haunts among the Hangzhou locals and tourists.

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Hangzhou Flower Nursery

Constructed in 1956, Hangzhou Flower Nursery has cultivated numerous flowers and plants for foreign affairs, festivals and Hangzhounese daily life.

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Wushan Square

Wushan is of historical importance. It has taken on a new look with a square newly bulti at its foot. The square is one of the favorite haunts of local people.

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Dadou Road Historic Block

The block is a historic culture and foods themed block which features a large number of Qing-style architecture, traditional life-style of Hangzhou people, and local refreshments.

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Si Cheng Church

The church is the oldest Protestant church in Hangzhou with a history of 76 years. It's a perfect example of the combination of Western style and Chinese style construction skills.

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Jumping Fish at Jade Spring

Jade Spring, one of the three famous springs of Hangzhou, is located in a Jiangnan style court near Hangzhou Botanical Garden. It's well known for its jade clear water and fish watching.

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Temple to Yu Qian

In Santai Hill (三台山) west of Huagang Park lies a memorial temple to Yu Qian (1398-1457), a national hero in Hangzhou who enjoyed equal fame with Yue Fei.

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Around-the-Jade Lakeside Residence

Around-the-Jade Lakeside Residence is located by the side of the Around-the-Jade Bridge (环碧桥)-the No. 1 Bridge of Yanggong Causeway.

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Tianze Pavilion

Tianze Pavilion's name derived from Tianze Temple which was constructed before the Song Dynasty (960-1279) and dedicated to a general of the Wuyue Kingdom.

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Former Residence of Hu Xueyan

Situated in downtown Hangzhou, the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan is a place to peek into the aristocracy of Hangzhou’s richest merchant, hailing from the Qing Dynasty.

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Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hu Qing Yu Tang)

The Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the only state-level professional Chinese medicine museum in the country.

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Song Dynasty Town

The Song Dynasty Town is the largest theme park dedicated to the Song Dynasty in China. It is currently one of the top ten most beautiful scenic spots in the Zheijiang Province.

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Yuefei's Temple and Tomb

Yue Fei’s Temple and Tomb are situated at the southern foot of Qixia Hill. Surrounded by the imposing red walls, the temple and tomb face the Yue Lake, a part of West Lake.

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Zhongshan Park

Zhongshan Park is located at the center of southern of the Solitary Hill, the only natural island of the four in the West Lake.

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Fang Hui Chun Tang

Standing on the antique Hefang Street, Fang Hui Chun Tang is a flagship pharmacy of Hangzhou’s traditional Chinese medicine industry.

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Hanzhou Snack Street

Hangzhou Snack Street offers a much more casual and relaxing way to sample the local food, which features the liberal use of sugar, soy sauce, and oil.

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China National Silk Museum

Situated at the southern bank of the West Lake, China National Silk Museum is the largest silk museum on earth. Its eight exhibition halls will lead you into a fantastic world.

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Zhejiang Provincial Museum

Located at the southern foot of Solitary Hill and the northern bank of West Lake, Zhejiang Provincial Museum houses over 100,000 items in its permanent collection.

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Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum

The museum displays the products of the official kilns of Southern Song Dynasty, highlighting their charms and delicate beauty.

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Zhejiang Museum of Natural History

It is one of the oldest museums founded in China and the only provincial museum to focus on the collection, exhibition and study of specimens of Life Science and Geoscience.

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China Fan Museum

It covers 15,912 square meters. Large and small fans are suspended from the ceiling in the entrance hall, and on the walls are projected videos of fan construction.

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China Tea Museum - Shuangfeng Branch

In the musuemn, you can not only get familiar with the origin, history, development, wares, replicas and varieties of tea, but also the profound tea culture.

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China National Tea Museum - Longjing Branch

1 May 2015 was a big day for the China National Tea Museum which witnessed the addition of a sister tea museum, located in the Longjing Tea Plantation in the Longjing Area.

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China Jiangnan Water Town Culture Museum

China Jiangnan Water Town Culture Museum serves as an important window into Yuhang’s history and culture, Liangzhu Culture, and Jiangnan water town culture.

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China Umbrella Museum

China Umbrella Museum ranks as one of the three national themed museums in China, and the first umbrella-themed museum in the world.

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East Tianmu Mountain

With an elevation of 1478m, East Tianmu Mountain has been well developed and divided into three scenic sections: East Waterfall Grand Canyon, West Waterfall Forest and Zhao Ming Temple.

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Fuchun River

Now Fuchun River – Xin’an River – Thousand-islet Lake is a golden tourist route in Zhejiang.

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Daming Mountain

With similar climate and geology to the Yellow Mountain, it is dubbed Hangzhou’s Yellow Mountain and blessed with many spectaculars.

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Fuchun Taoyuan Scenic Area

With convenient transportation and beautiful scenery, Fuchun Taoyuan Scenic Area is a pearl shining on the golden tourist route: Hangzhou – Thousand Islet Lake. It is 60km away from Hangzhou city, with an area of 15 square km.

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Jiangshu Railway Relics Park

Jiangshu Railway Relics Park is the only characteristic railway relics park in Hangzhou, opened to the public in 2008. Jiangshu Railway is the first railway in the history of Zhejiang Province which was built since November, 1906 and complet...

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Top 10 Wharfs along the Grand Canal Hangzhou

Top 10 wharfs along the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal (Hangzhou Section) include Tourism Wharf near Zhejiang Kiln Park, Tourism Wharf near Yunhe Tiandi (Canal World), Qiaoxi Tourism Wharf, Hangzhou Local Specialties Wharf,Gongchen Bridge Whar...

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Former Residence of Lin Fengmian

The present memorial hall for Lin Fengmian (1900-1991), a noted Chinese artist and educationist in fine arts, is his former residence.

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The Former Residence of Xia Yan

Xia Yan (夏衍: 1900-1995) is China’s great master of art and literature. He was born in Hangzhou and entered Zhejiang Industrial School in 1915.

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Hangzhou Former Residence of Yu Dafu

Yu Dafu is a popular short-story writer of the 1920s in China, one of the founding members of the Creation Society, which was devoted to the promotion of modern literature.

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Su Dongpo Memorial Hall

Su Shi was a writer, poet, calligrapher and statesman of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127). His pseudonym was Dongpo Jushi, and he is often referred to as Su Dongpo.

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Fengshan Water Gate

Fengshan Water Gate (凤山水城门遗址) straddles the Zhonghe River as an iconic landmark of Hangzhou.

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Xixing Guotanghing Wharf

Xixing Guan River is highlighted by Xixing Guotanghing Wharf (西兴过塘行码头), which is undergoing a complete and much-needed restoration recently.

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Stories of 10 Bridges straddling the Grand Canal Hangzhou

The following 10 bridges of all materials, sizes and shapes are jewels in the crown of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal (Hangzhou Section). If they can talk, each has a long story to tell.

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Zhejiang Kiln Park

Zhejiang Kiln Park(浙窑公园) is restored from the former Hangzhou Port and Shipping Co., Ltd. Dock Repair Shop. This lesser-known gem tucked away in north Hangzhou, off the Grand Canal, is one of the best places to enjoy the glamour of ceram...

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Shangtang River Section of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal

Shangtang River Section of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal is the first canal of Hangzhou.

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Hangzhoutang Section of the Beijing Hangzhou Grand Canal

Hangzhoutang Section(杭州塘段) starts from the intersection of Jiangsu and Zhejiang province in the north and ends at Tangqi Water Town in the south.

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Zhonghe River---Longshan River

Zhonghe River---Longshan River(杭州中河-龙山河) is an integral part of the Jiangnan Canal(江南运河). During the Northern Song Dynasty(960-1127), Zhonghe River---Longshan River was dredged to adjust flood.

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Zhedong Canal Main Course

Zhedong Canal Main Course(浙东运河主线) starts from Xixing Street of Binjiang and empties into the sea from Ningbo. It meanders for 239km.

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