Shanghai Daily Hangzhou Special

To show the world a thriving and dynamic Hangzhou, on March 25, 2009, Shanghai Daily inaugurated its Hangzhou Special page in the capital of Zhejiang Province known as the "tourism heaven." The page is available to all Shanghai Daily readers Mondays through Fridays. The page aims at display Hangzhou's abundant tourism resources and sound investment environment with vivid pictures and stories in an all round way.

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Stories of wealth and tragic love in historic villas

Nov 19, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

BEGINNING at the Broken Bridge and ending at the scenic spot Lotus in the Breeze at Crooked Courtyard, Beishan Road enjoys a perfect location across from Bai Causeway, facing the beautiful West Lake and south of Baoshi...

Travel get together

Nov 16, 2012

THE 2012 China (Zhejiang) International Traveling Agents Conference was held in Hangzhou this week, attracting 280 representatives of international traveling agents and Asia-Pacific tourism organizations.

The conference...

On your marks ...

Nov 16, 2012

AROUND 21,500 people will join the annual Hangzhou International Marathon at Huanglong Sports Center on Sunday.

Nicknamed "the most beautiful marathon in the world," the Hangzhou International Marathon route goes...

Turtles return sea

Nov 16, 2012

TWO sea turtles were released by Hangzhou fishing authorities and an animal rescue center in Ningbo on Tuesday.

Officials transported the turtles in containers filled with sea water to ensure the reptiles maintained...

Not to be sniffed at

Nov 16, 2012

VISITORS to the West Lake are to be handed out paper tissues featuring an ink wash-painting guide map of the Leifeng Pagoda, the Hangzhou Tourism Commission said this week in a post on Sina weibo, microblogging site.

1m yuan welcomes

Nov 16, 2012

FIFTEEN Chinese professionals returning from overseas each received 1 million yuan (US$158,730) from Yuhang District government last week.

Two are included in the national "Thousand People Plan" while the other...

Putting expo on a pedestal

Nov 16, 2012

From low-status fare to lucky city delicacy

Nov 15, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen

EUROPEANS worry about China's hairy crab invading Europe's waterways, including the Thames and Rhine, and devise schemes to halt it. Chinese people are also keen to "wipe out" crabs - though in this case with vinegar,...

Golden spots for viewing autumn

Nov 14, 2012 | Author: Xu Wenwen

THE lingering sweet scent of osmanthus blooms, together with golden, red and orange late autumn tints are an irresistible combination for visitors to Hangzhou at this time of year.

The scenic city has distinct...

Sewing machine turns out craft embroidery

Nov 13, 2012 | Author: Wu Huixin

A Hangzhou woman has developed a very different kind of embroidery using a home sewing machine and producing elaborate double-sided works. Wu Huixin threads the needle.

The sewing machine was invented in England...

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