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China, Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, West Lake
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Situated on the Grand Canal, 1 800km of navigable water between Beijing and Shanghai, Hangzhou was once a major river port and a centre of the silk industry. This link provided more than just commercial rewards, as the city became a capital under the Song dynasty and experienced a period of unequalled sophistication that lasted until the Mongol invasions. As in the past, Hangzhou is now renowned for its delightful location on the West Lake, surrounded by hills and gardens. The city was much admired by Marco Polo and thousands of tourists after him.

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Tourist attractions Hangzhou : Things to see and do

  • Founded in the 4C by a Buddhist monk from India, the Temple of the Soul's Retreat has been destroyed and rebuilt on no fewer than 16 occasions, either as a result of war or earthquake. The present building is a restoration of the temple built during ..

  • Established by artificial means in the 8C on a branch of the River Qiantang, the West Lake became an immediate success, where palaces, pagodas, temples, kiosks, paths and gardens on its banks and islands have created an enchanting picture-postcard si..

  • The Broken Bridge of the Melting Snow provides access to the eastern end of the Bai causeway: when the bridge is covered in a layer of snow, the first rays of sunlight make the white reflections on the sunny half of the bridge disappear, giving it th..

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Hotels Hangzhou

  • Hyatt Regency Hangzhou Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    No.28, Hubing Road RC - 310006 Hangzhou

    Prix Prices from : 1050 CNY

    Located beside the beautiful Xihu Lake in Eastern China, Hyatt Regency Hangzhou is well-equipped with fitness facilities, business centre and rooms with elegant interiors. The 5-star luxurious hotel comes with modern decoration. There is a fully equ..

  • 7Day Inn Hangzhou Xihu Music Fountain Square

    No.2-7 Renhe Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou RC - 310002 Hangzhou

    Accepting only Mainland Chinese citizens, a 10-minute walk from West Lake Musical Fountain, the 7Day Inn Hangzhou Xihu Music Fountain Square offers accommodation with free WiFi. Children up to 12 can be accommodated in the existing beds. The Longxi..

  • Huachen International Hotel Four stars Four stars Four stars Four stars

    No. 25 Pinghai Road RC - 310006 Hangzhou

    Prix Prices from : 294 CNY

    Huachen International Hotel is a stylish 4-star hotel located a 10-minute walk from the West Lake. It offers modern accommodation with 2 restaurants, free parking and free internet in rooms. Guestrooms at Huachen offer plenty of natural light and ar..

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