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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Rural inns upgrade

Jan 3, 2014

Hangzhou is encouraging owners of rural inns called "happy farmer houses" to upgrade to the level of a modern "minshuku" to lure more visitors to the city's countryside.Minshuku, a term from Japan, refers


New hotline open

Jan 3, 2014

People touring West Lake can now make a complaint or a suggestion by dialing a 24-hour hotline, the West Lake Scenic Area Administration said.Workers staffing hotline (0571) 8690-9090 will take notes


Tea village establishments perfect for relaxation

Jan 2, 2014 | Author: Xu Wenwen

With temperatures turning a little warmer and skies a little clearer, there are good reasons for an outing.Many like to enjoy the winter sunshine sitting in a sunny indoor space, without having to worry


Side-street fare both tasty and reasonably priced

Jan 1, 2014 | Author: Wu Huixin

Wulin and Yan'an roads are considered the most prosperous thoroughfares of Hangzhou, with fancy shopping malls, banks and high-end restaurants that attract loads of visitors every day. The lanes and blocks between...


City's cultural riches to be displayed in Paris

Dec 31, 2013 | Author: Xu Wenwen

A Hangzhou City Culture Exhibition is to be held at the Carousel du Louvre in Paris to mark the 50th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between China and France. Carousel du Louvre is an underground


Historic street turned into showcase for design

Dec 31, 2013 | Author: Vanessa Xu

The Hangzhou International Design Week has started, and organizers have turned a street into an exhibition pavilion for the event. Through Friday, the annual event will entertain people with various exhibitions,


Museum shows collection of tinware treasures

Dec 30, 2013 | Author: Wu Huixin

Tin is a kind of silvery-white metal that has often been used in people's daily lives. It is malleable, corrosion-resistant and has low toxicity, and was often used extensively for food canning until


Ancient learning for youth

Dec 27, 2013 | Author: Xinhua

Dressed in hanfu (traditional dress of the Han Chinese people), students from Hangzhou Art Vocational School and other high schools go to the 500-year-old Wansong (Ten Thousand PInes) Academy of Ancient Learning for a coming-of-age ceremony. A total of 240 students aged 18 participated last Friday.


Grand Canal grows

Dec 27, 2013

Hangyong Canal, a new shipping link between Hangzhou and Ningbo, has extended the Grand Canal of China, the ancient waterway connecting Beijing and Hangzhou, by 240 kilometers eastward to the sea.The


Santas from Finland

Dec 27, 2013

A HANGZHOU department store invited five certified Santa Clauses from Finland to help enliven the Christmas atmosphere at the store.There are only 50 certified Santa Clauses in Finland and the store paid


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