"H A N G Z H O U - its a heaven on earth!" Top 5 Page for this destination Hangzhou by imstress

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Hangzhou is the capital of the province of the Grand Canal and is one of China's leading tourist attractions. It is in the northern part of Zhejiang provience.

Hangzhou is home to the famous West Lake (Xi Hu). We took a cruise on the West Lake. Flower Harbour is a real beauty. It is a park near West Lake. After the West Lake cruise it is a minute walking distance.

The famous "Long Jin Cha" comes from Hangzhou and we visited the MeiJiaWu LongJing Tea Plantation.

The Wan Song Academy is where "Liang Shan Bo and Zhu Ying Tai" (the butterfly lovers) met each other during their studies.

Bring yourself back to the Song Dynasty at The Song Cheng show which cost 100 yuan.
It promise to to give you 1000 years if you give them a night of your time.

Flower Harbour is worth the visit esp if you love to take photos.

Bring out your camera and start flashing.

Xi Hu or West Lake is very beautiful.

Look at thetrees, hills, flowers, old causeways over the lake, fishing boats, pavilions and pagodas - all within a walk of the city centre.

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  • Last visit to Hangzhou: Dec 2004
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  • Oct 30, 2008 at 6:34 AM

    Hi imstres. Am planning to visit Hangzhou in Dec 08. Read one of the tips in VT dated 2004 that the toilets there are quite dirty & some with no doors. Have the sanitary conditions improved by now, or still the same. Thanks!

  • angel-eyes's Profile Photo
    Oct 30, 2008 at 1:28 AM

    The lake looks so beautiful

  • fabrice's Profile Photo
    Apr 20, 2008 at 11:58 PM

    there are so many beautiful things to see in china

  • y_lyn's Profile Photo
    Dec 7, 2006 at 12:21 AM

    Hi, I just came back from Hangzhou. But after see your pages, I think i missed a few places like the Lingyin Temple and Wan Song academy. Anyway, your pages are very informative.

  • honestjohn's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2006 at 1:25 AM

    thanks for your kind comment, I know you long long ago from your hangzhou travel page. you're a great traveller:)

  • Luchonda's Profile Photo
    Aug 16, 2006 at 7:11 AM

    I love the mystery of the Pagodes and the charm of the West Lake Greetz

  • RafaelTheSecond's Profile Photo
    Jul 3, 2006 at 6:21 PM

    Hangzhou combines natural diversity and tradition, it is also modern and well kept, wow, your continent is simply fascinating and CHINA is for sure one of the main places that I want to see one day!

  • budapest8's Profile Photo
    Dec 29, 2005 at 7:54 PM

    Thx 4 the visit to my HP Jen. snow blizzard hit Bpest 2 hours ago so I`m here waiting to go home..I love yr pages. U look smashing as always... ":*¨`*:·~My§ticÄl~·:*.隐形的" A Very Happy New Year...Greetings from Hungary ^_^

  • Nov 12, 2005 at 9:30 PM

    Really good info. on all your Hangzhou tips, Jen. Looks like you really enjoyed yourself in this part of the world. Wish I could have stayed here longer.

  • condorito's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2005 at 6:52 AM

    Yes, a place to visit, very nice page .May be soon. happy birthday.

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