Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang
Province, boasting a long history. State Wu, State
Yue and Southern Song Dynasty once built their
capitals here, making it one of the six ancient
capital cities in China. It serves as the southern
end of the Grand Canal as well.
The West Lake of Hangzhou city, is
like a shining pearl inlaid on the vast land of
China, holding high reputation for its beautiful
scenery, a multitude of historical sites, brilliant
cultural relics and a profusion of native products.
Hangzhou's silk products have found
their way to all over the world ever since Tang
Dynasty. So did the elegantly fragrant high quality
Dragon Well tea, the ultimate product of all kinds
of tea. Silk umbrella, Hangzhou fan, scissors,
Chinese traditional medicaments, Chrysanthemum
flower tea etc. are all noteworthy local products.
The present day Hangzhou administers
two municipalities of Xiaoshan and Jiande, and
5 counties of Fuyang, Lin'an, Tonglu, Deqing and
Yuhang. Its tourism has been extended from the
West Lake area to another national scenic area
of Fuchun River-Xin'an River Scenic Area, and
to Tianmu Mountain Nature Reserve, to Mogan Mountain,
to the Grand Canal and to the Qiantang River.
Tourists from home and abroad are now exposed
to a more splendid and more diversified landscape
and historical sites in the south of the Yangtze
Hangzhou Travel Attractions
Of General Yue Fei