Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Hangzhou, the Beautiful Natural Ancient City

Hangzhou, The Ancient Capital City

Hangzhou, ChinaHangzhou, the famous city in the south of China is the capital city of Zhejiang province. Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capital cities of China, located in South-East of China, southern end of Grand Canal. Hangzhou covers 16,596 square metres with 8 districts. Because of the beautiful natural of Hangzhou, when the well-known Italian traveler "Marco Polo" had arrived China, he even admired Hangzhou as the most beautiful and splendid city in the world. The Climate in Hangzhou is not so hot in the summer with the highest temperature 34 Celsius and in the winter is also not so cold with the lowest temperature only 7 Celsius.

West Lake, the Famous Attraction of Hangzhou

West Lake (西湖)West Lake is undoubted symbolic of Hangzhou; is well-known because of the beautiful and natural scenic spot of China. West Lake is located in the west of Hangzhou, covers approximately 6 square kilometres. Although Hangzhou in nowadays became a developed city but still remain natural beautiful part, if you sailing boat in West Lake you will see the different of modern city part and natural part of Hangzhou by looking on one side is the modern city part you will see the skyscrapers and modern decorated building, and another side is the natural part with the hills, forest and a lot of trees beside the bay.

Famous local goods of Hangzhou

Silk and tea are the famous local goods of Hangzhou. As Hangzhou is named Capital of Silk, silk from Hangzhou made from the particular material, the process dates to Tang dynasty (the prosperity period of China in the past) so you may see fine and beautiful silk here in Hangzhou. Dragon green tea in Hangzhou is the best green tea of China with the famous green colour, scented favour and fresh taste. Drinking green tea will make you healthy both body and mind.

Hangzhou.... Heaven on earth
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