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Apr 14, 2010 20:06

I have looked forward to visiting Hangzhou - Paradise on Earth since I was young. Last week I realized my wish last month with my good friend Lingling. Before the travel, we sufficiently prepared – checking the weather and relevant info. on the internet, booking hotels and buying train tickets, ... Details

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Jan 28, 2010 03:52

Hangzhou is really a sparkling place among the destinations I have visited around this area and the most impressive is the memory of Xitang, a small but tranquil water town. Before going, I hadn't made up my decision which water town is worth of seeing, Wuzhen, Zhouzhuang, Tongli etc. Finally ... Details

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Feb 26, 2008 00:41

There are times when I must take exception to one of the most oft-repeated cliches in Chinese tourism: 上有天堂,下有苏杭 [shàng yǒu tiāntáng, xià yǒu sū háng]. It’s a beautiful bit of language that suggests ... Details

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Oct 19, 2007 02:24

Thousands of years ago, people would make their way to a rocky ridge overlooking Hangzhou’s West Lake and named Fenghuang. Here they would pray for rain.

In the Three Kingdom’s and Eastern Jin Periods (roughly 220 – 420AD), people would make their way to a natural spring located ... Details

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Aug 8, 2006 12:08

It’s been said by some that Hangzhou is the perfect city, and that it is China’s most compelling destination. Nowhere else in China can you savour the nectar of China’s ancient past before such an idyllic backdrop, and then follow on by spending your evening in a first-class nightclub, ... Details

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Aug 7, 2006 04:08

Hangzhou is possibly one of China’s most charming and inexpressibly attractive cities, situated conveniently close to China’s largest economic hub, the mighty Shanghai. Hangzhou, with its modern city look contrasted neatly against its ancient landscape and old-style Chinese architecture, ... Details

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Jul 26, 2006 05:07

The summer rains have brought a fine mist over the beautiful city of Hangzhou - and as a result, the city seems suspended in the clouds. It's a look that suits Hangzhou, for the city is a paradise, a kind of heaven on the land, and in the mist it becomes even more surreal, as if you might meet the gods ... Details

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Apr 26, 2006 21:04

It was a cool, mostly cloudy Saturday when a friend and I arrived at the Hangzhou Botanical Gardens. April 22nd, back in my homeland, is known as Earth day. A day to celebrate the wonders and joys of being a traveler on our Spaceship Earth. My friend’s name is Yang Yi, he comes from Xiamen (Fujian ... Details

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Mar 27, 2006 12:03

I rarely take domestic flights within China - the train system is just too economical and far more interesting for China enthusiasts. However, when the responsibility fell to me to escort my mother on a short jaunt around the country, I took the opportunity to book my first national airline, from Dalian ... Details

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Jul 27, 2005 16:07

A bus speeds through the moonlit landscape of eastern China, hurtling in a suicidal fashion down crumbling back roads to avoid the highway tolls. Rice paddies and the occasional, dimly-lit farmhouse dot the countryside. Inside, I share a bunk (it’s a sleeper bus) with my girlfriend, surrounded ... Details

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