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  • Hangzhou: a true heaven on earth

    2010-01-21 09:41

    Celebrated for its natural scenery and historic relics, Hangzhou has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for over 1,000 years...

  • Poetry in motion

    2010-01-28 08:59

    West Lake is the centerpiece of Hangzhou, my hometown in Zhejiang province.

  • West Lake Festival 2009 goes out with a bang

    2009-11-25 10:37

    The Hangzhou West Lake International Expo - also known as the West Lake Expo - has recently completed its eleventh successful event.It achieved a total trade turnover of 13.8 billion yuan and saw successful negotiations resulting in secured foreign investment of $1.062 billion, as well as contractual domestic investment of 13.2 billion yuan.

  • Teatime in heavenly Hangzhou

    2010-05-07 11:15

    For those wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of Shanghai for a few days, Hangzhou's West Lake and tea plantations provide an easy and

  • UNESCO honor for scenic West Lake

    2011-06-29 14:20

    On June 24, at the 35th session of the World Heritage Committee (WHC) held in Paris, the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou, comprising West Lake and the surrounding hills was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

  • Flights of fancy at a weekend wetlands getaway

    2010-07-15 09:14

    The wetlands of southern Hangzhou Bay are now within easy reach of Shanghai, Hangzhou and Ningbo, since the opening of the Hangzhou Bay Bridge two years ago, making the area an ideal weekend getaway for walkers and bird watchers.

  • West Lake Inscribed on World Heritage List

    2011-06-27 17:47

    The World Heritage Committee Friday inscribed the West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou in eastern China on UNESCO's World Heritage List as a cultural property.

  • Hangzhou'sWest Lakemakes the UNESCO list

    2011-06-27 15:37

    The 35th session of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee has finally recognized the West Lake and its hinterland as an extraordinary model of cultural landscape.

  • Hangzhou and Pingyao ranked most travel-worthy cities

    2011-01-11 09:46

    Two Chinese cities, Hangzhou and Pingyao, have made the list of the "41 Places to Go in 2011" by the New York Times.

  • West Lake under the veil of snow

    2011-01-25 14:55

    Snow is a rare visitor to West Lake in eastern China's Hangzhou city and the scarcity only added more appeal to this landmark scenery.

  • Along the flowery path in China

    2011-03-03 10:14

    Spring has a reputation for brevity in China. Flowers of various species reserve themselves for a short prime blooming time from late February and early April. So there's no time to spare in planning a flower tour across China.

  • 50 centuries later

    2011-03-06 07:49

    A weekend trip to Liangzhu, in suburban Hangzhou's Yuhang district, will not only take you to blooming orchids and green countryside, but also 5,000 years back to China's primitive civilization.