The cradle of the Chinese civilization with a history of over 2200 years is also a provincial capital and the center of politics, economics, culture, and tourism of the Zhejiang province, Hangzhou China is one is one of the fifteen vice provincial cities. With its famous natural beauty and its famous cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of the most important tourist venues. Hangzhou is located on the lower size of the Qiantang River in Southeast China with a distance of 180 kilometers from Shanghai. It is one of the key cities on the Yangzi Delta area. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon type climate with four quite distinct seasons. However, it is neither too hot in the summer nor too cold in the winter making it a year round travel destination for Hangzhou holidays.
A number of natural museums can be found in Hangzhou China and are representatives of Chinese culture. The examples of these fine museums included The National Silk Museum and The Tea Museum. Along with the other museums in Hangzhou, they provide an excellent insight into the history of traditional Chinese products.
The West lake of Xi Hu is the most renowned feature in Hangzhou that is noted for its scenic beauty that naturally blends with many historical and cultural sites. Xi Hu Lake and the islands are interesting places to visit. You can visit the islands in the middle of the lake just sailing in a boat. It is pleasant if the sun is shining.
In this scenic area, you can find Solitary Hill, the Mausoleum of General Yue Fei, the Six Harmonies Pagoda, and the Ye Ling Temple is the most visited attractions. The Ten West Lake Prospects have been selected to give visitors a spectacular view of the lakes, mountains, and monuments. At night, Hangzhou China has much to offer. Here the tea houses and the many types of pubs are both abundant and popular. Choosing one that overlooks the lake for a spot of tea will certainly make you feel relaxed and refreshed. There are clubs and pubs at Nashan Lu, located south from the hotels area along the lake. There are three or four good places to go.
The shopping in Hangzhou China is exciting and convenient. Travelers and tourists alike enjoy going to Qing He Fang Street. It is one of the most famous and historical streets in the city and reflects many of the features of the Southern Song Dynasty. There are the antique buildings to admire while purchasing a wide variety of local goods such as silks, teas, or maybe a silk parasol. You can also buy a brocade of a Hanzhou fan. These are just some of the items that you can buy; there are many more where that came from.
Going out from the lake area, inside the city away from the hotel area, you will find some street restaurants that are good and cheap. Usually you will find Chinese girls waiting outside to bring you in the restaurant because it is so hard to find restaurant. Hangzhou dishes are known for their elaborate preparation, sophisticated cooking, and great tastes. Many local dishes will give you a good cultural experience. Hangzhou City with its historical sights and its lake is one of the truly great highlights of China, please don't miss out.