Hangzhou Miscellany

Special articles from Hangzhou local English Media, guest columnists and our readers.

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Love Hangzhou, Photo Hangzhou

Jun 4, 2011

On the afternoon of 28th May, West Lake in May photography exchange was held by City Express in the Hicenter on Beishang Road. A good photographer can always spot the details of a daily life which might be ignored...


Tangqi Loquat Festival opened yesterday

May 28, 2010 | Author: Zhou Tao

In the coming weekends the small town of Tangqi in suburban Hangzhou will be popular for local citizens to enjoy loquats, the most well known local product of the area. 2010 Tangqi Loquat Festival opened yesterday...


A Tea-Time with Differences

Apr 1, 2010 | Author: Arthur J

City Express Culture Club's field trip on Saturday, March 27 was all about Hangzhou's tea culture. Specific focus on this excursion was on appreciating the processing and the qualities of Westlake longjing tea. From...


A Tea Experience

Apr 1, 2010 | Author: Zoe Sigman

All Hangzhou is abuzz with talk of the new crop of Dragonwell tea. The new tea season started just last week, and this year has brought a crop even more remarkable than usual. Ever since my arrival in Hangzhou, I...


One More Bicycle

Mar 25, 2010 | Author: Brian Ridge

Bicycles have been a passion of mine for quite a while now. It all began with a Christmas gift from Santa Claus when I was a boy; a small, black and red bike, complete with a coaster brake, training wheels, and a sweet...


Winter sweet Hangzhou -- how sweet it is

Jan 10, 2009 | Author: Wang Yong

IN the dead of winter, even in snow, winter sweet puts forth a profusion of bright yellow blossoms and a heady, heavenly perfume in Hangzhou, writes Wang Yong Tucked away in a maze of crowded lanes in central...


Let's seed our downtown in fragrant orange trees

Nov 22, 2008 | Author: Hang Yong

THIS morning (Saturday) my wife and I are traveling to Hangzhou to flee the racket of cars and construction sites in Shanghai. This is our 11th trip to Hangzhou in one year, which amazes many of my colleagues....


Discovering new highs in Hangzhou

Apr 28, 2008 | Author: Wang Yong

HANGZHOU is a picturesque and popular tourist destination within easy reach of Shanghai residents - but there is much more to the place than just beautiful West Lake, writes Wang Yong. Many Shanghai people find Hangzhou...


Hats off to West Lake where beauty abounds

Jan 4, 2008 | Author: Wang Yong

Misty mountains, burbling brooks, pecking chickens and scampering dogs. That is Longjing Village, where my wife and I came across a lone tea farmer on December 27, the Christmas week, and struck up an unexpected...


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