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Hangzhou is a major manufacturing hub in the east of China, with a mixture of traditional and brand-new modern buildings. Surrounding this thriving industrial area are serene parks with calm waters, and colorful historic buildings housing golden Buddhas and other precious artifacts. On the outskirts of the city you’ll find endless mountain scenery, with lush greenery and picturesque lakes.

Things to see

Take a stroll around majestic West Lake and you’ll find serene grounds full of pagodas, temples, and artificial islands that allow you to escape from city life. Wulin Square is also a great place for a walk, with mature trees, impressive fountains, and benches where you can relax. There’s also Wushan Square which hosts plenty of festivals and events, as well as lively markets where traditional food is served, and bright lanterns light your path. The Xixi Wetland Park is the only wetland park in China, and wandering amongst the marshes you can spot rare, exotic birds, and learn more about the eco-system of the area by following the trails. At the Yellow Dragon Sports Center you can enjoy watching the local soccer team, tennis matches, and even diving competitions. The outdoor stadium also hosts rock concerts and other cultural events throughout the year.

Hotels in Hangzhou

You can find Hangzhou hotel deals for both luxury and budget hotels throughout the city. Many tourists will look for 5 star properties, as there are features such as spas, indoor and outdoor pools, restaurants, bars, and fitness facilities. In your room you’ll also find plenty of luxurious amenities such as iPod docking stations, coffee makers, bathtubs, and designer toiletries. If you’re travelling on a tight budget, then look for the 2 to 3 star motels and inns that are close to the city center. Here you’ll enjoy amenities such as complimentary WiFi, flat screen televisions, free bottled water, and housekeeping services, all at a low price.

Where to stay

Hangzhou City Center is a modern, built-up area with high-rise offices and apartments, glass-fronted stores, and an impressive skyline that stretches across the waterfront. The Shangcheng district is popular with students, with many prestigious schools and colleges set in the area. It’s also full of cultural delights such as theaters and art galleries, many of them showing traditional plays and artworks. The Xiaoshan District is popular with business travelers due to its close proximity to the airport, and you’ll also find many of the major electronics, textiles, and chemical manufacturers have their facilities here.

How to get to Hangzhou

Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport is to the east of the city, around a 40 minute drive to the center. It’s difficult for foreign license holders to get permission to drive in China, so your best bet is to pre-book a taxi or shuttle to take you to your destination. Hangzhou Station in the center has fast, efficient train services which take you to many of the major cities across China. The fastest way to get around the city is on the Hangzhou Metro, and from the popular Wenze Road Station you can get into the center in minutes.

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