Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in China, Hangzhou portrays what other destinations of the country do not have, i.e. the liveliness of nature and history. Famed for its breathtaking natural beauty and charm and the glorious heritage sites, this prefecture- level city is one of the major tourist destinations in People's Republic of China. Situated 180 km southwest of bustling Shanghai city, in the Yangtze River Delta, this capital city of Zhejiang Province provides a perfect gateway for memorable vacations to both abroad and native travelers.
Also considered as one of the most prosperous cities of China, Hangzhou is mainly popular among the travelers as the hometown of world famous "West Lake". Though the lake is the main focal point of the city's tour but in this scenic area there are many other treasures troves too that reveal the true magnetism of the city. Solitary Hill, Mausoleum of General Yue Fei, Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Ling Yin Temple are the most visited attractions.
Surrounded by hills and lush green tea plantations, this ethnic beauty of eastern China region is ranked among the top ten scenic cities of the country. Along with its natural charm, Hangzhou carries its glorious historical and cultural heritage with the same pride. The best examples are museums and temples in Hangzhou that provide a fascinating insight into the Chinese culture.
However with all these glorious and attractive features, this beauty of Zhejiang Province also captivates travelers with the attractions of modern world. Whether it is the excitement of great shopping leisure or the vibrancy of nightlife that sets your mood up, Hangzhou has all the options available. For shopping lovers, the most valuable place to visit is 'Qing He Fang Street'. This is one of the most famous as well as historic streets of the city. Buy wide range of local products such as silks, tea or a beautiful Hangzhou fan while admiring the artistic lineaments of antique buildings of the street.
At night, Hangzhou showcase a very different color and shade. If you just want to sit for a pleasant and peaceful chat while overlooking the West Lake, the teahouses are best place for you. But if you want to feel the rhythm and excitement of nightlife, then there are number of pubs, bars and luxury hotels in Hangzhou scattered all over the city. You can choose any of them according to your mood and taste. But despite of all these attractive and glittering characters, a trip to Hangzhou is incomplete without experiencing the flavor and aroma of local delicacies. Popular mainly for their elaborate preparations and refreshing and tantalizing flavor, Hangzhou dishes give you a very unique experience of Chinese cuisine.
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