Hangzhou has enjoyed a history of over 2,200 years since the county administration was established in Qin Dynasty. It is one of the cradles of Huaxia (China) Civilization. The Kuahuqiao Ruins showed that there were human beings multiplying and living in Hangzhou area early 8,000 years ago. Liangzhu Culture, as early as over 5,000 years ago, was known as "the Dawn of Civilization". Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China, was the capital of Wuyue State of the Five-Dynasties and also the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty. In the 13th century, the Italian traveler Marco Polo admired Hangzhou as "the Most Splendid and Luxurious City in the World".
Hangzhou was called Qiantang in ancient time. In the ninth year of Kaihuang of Sui Dynasty (589), Hangzhou was founded to replace the original Qiantang County and the name of Hangzhou was recorded for the first time in history. In the first year of the Republic of China (1912), the original Qiantang County and Renhe County were merged into Hangzhou County. In the 16th year of the Republic of China (1927), Hangzhou County was dismantled and Hangzhou was founded as a city. It was on May 3, 1949 when Hangzhou was liberated that Hangzhou began to write its new chapter of development in history.
Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, is the provincial center in economy, culture, science and education. It is a famous city in history and culture and also an important national tourist city with the beautiful scenery. Located at the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta, the west end of Hangzhou Bay, the lower reaches of Qiantang River and the southern end of the Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou), it is one of the most impor tant central cities in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta and a hub of transportation in southeast China. The geographic position of the city proper is latitude 30°16' nor th and longitude 120°12' east. Hangzhou owns the natural environment integrating rivers, lakes and hills. The hilly area of the city accounts for 65.6% of the total, which concentrate in the west, middle and south, the plain 26.4%, which scatter in northeast, rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs 8.0%. The world's longest canal known as the Great Canal winds through the city as well as the Qiantang River which is noted for the magnificent view of tidal rush. Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon climate with four distinct seasons. It is warm and humid with sufficient sunshine and plentiful rainfall. In 2009, its average annual temperature is 17.8℃, the average relative humidity 71%, the annual rainfall 1,453.9 millimeters and the annual sunshine time 1,709.9 hours.
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Destination: West Lake,Lingyin Temple, Six Harmony Pagoda, start from Shanghai
Features: Trip to Hangzhou in a sunny day, together with your friends or family, you would feel quite peace along the trip. .
Destination: Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Provincial Museum, West Lake, Dragon Well Tea Plantation
Features: Enjoy your 2 days leisure time in Hangzhou, started this tour from airport, railway station or local hotel..
Destination: Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Old Chinese Pharmacy House, Wuzhen water town, Longjing Tea Plantation
Features: A Panoramic view of Hangzhou and its surroundings within this 3 days package, staying overnight in the well-prepared local hotel, Valueable!.
Destination: Peak That Flying From Afar, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pargoda, night show Impression of West Lake, Wuzhen and Longjing Tea Plantation.
Features: Guided tours within 4days around and in Hangzhou, it will leave you a great and deep impression for Southeast China..
Destination: Huangshan Museum, Ink Factory, Tunxi Old Street, Huangshan Mountain, West Lake and Lingyin Temple in Hangzhou
Features: Only 3hrs driving from Hangzhou to Huangshan to make the round trip, strongly recommended to the travelers who were in Shanghai or Hangzhou. .
Destination: World Expo-China Pavilion, Oriental Pearl Tower, Bund, Huangshan City Museum, Huangshan Scenic Area, Hangzhou West Lake and Lingyin Temple
Features: Without flight and train transfer, you can also catch the tour to Huangshan and Hangzhou by our private vehicle. This tour program is rightly arranged for the bu.
Destination: World Expo-China Pavilion, Oriental Pearl Tower, Bund; Zhouzhuang water town, Lingering Garden, Tiger Hill; Huangshan Scenic Area; West Lake, Lingyin Temple.
Features: This is a tight schedule for the energetic people who are eager to know more about chinese traditional culture and modern production and how they mixed each othe.
Destination: Zhouzhuang, Tiger Hill, Chilly Hill Temple, Humble Administrator's Garden, West Lake, Linying Temple, Feilai Peak and Six Harmony Pagoda.
Features: Very concentrated tour for watertown zhouzhuang, garden city Suzhou and lake city Hangzhou, all in this 3 days program, it would be much easier for a new comer f.
Destination: West Lake, Lingying Temple, Feilai Peak, Six Harmony Pagoda, Longjing Tea Plantation
Features: Traveling by high-speed train, it will not only save you more than an hour driving through the high way, but also bring you the spectacular village viewing along.
Destination: West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Six Harmonies Pagoda, Meijiawu Tea Plantation
Features: Starting your happy journey with a private local guide, walk at your own pace, drop in the interesting place on the way, what a wonderful city..