All you need to know about Hangzhou

Hangzhou is capital of China’s Zhejiang Province. It’s located in east China, on Hagzhou Bay, between Shanghai and Ningbo.

Officially a sub-provincial city, Hangzhou has long, rich history dating back to the 600s, and is recongised as one of the Seven Ancient Capitals of China. Much of its heritage is centred on the beautiful lake, West Lake – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – which boasts a wonderful array of gardens, pagodas and temples.

Hangzhou offers many great sites worth seeing like Lingyin Temple, the National Tea Museum and Shaoxing Opera – where you can catch some fantastic performances.

The city has a developed transport system. Hangzhou East Railway Station is the city’s main train station and connects to neighbouring places like Ningbo, Shanghai and Nanjing. Buses are also widely available, and come in many forms, from traditional trolleybuses to hybrid diesel electric buses. Hangzhou’s main airport is Hangzhou Xiaoshan International.

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