Explore the Unexplored
When traveling in China, it is always nice to break up the big cities with some trips in the countryside. For most travelers, this usually means venturing to Guangxi, Yunnan, or points further afield.
What many don't realize is that there are spectacular, off-the-beaten-track places a lot closer than they think-- just a few hours from Shanghai.
From Hangzhou, you can do all the hiking, biking, swimming and kayaking you want without having to fly to far-away corners of China.