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transport from hangzhou to shanghai
By LIANLENG93 | 4/15/2011 1:07:17 AM

I will reach Hangzhou on June 13 around 2.00 pm.
What is the best transporation towards Shanghai ?

By LINMARYLIN | 12/2/2010 1:23:16 AM

West Lake in Hangzhou is famous for its histry and beautiful throughout the year. In China, a lot of poems praise it and it has lots of telling stories concern on it. It is also famous for it is loved by many giants and famous peoples in China.

No hot water in hotels
By PGB47 | 11/2/2007 8:49:06 PM

I checked into two moderately priced hotels this weekend and was surprised to find no hot water. I was told it was because there is an oil shortage, but there is no shortage of traffic jams and construction. Nothing was said about no hot water before I checked in very much in need of a shower. The taxi situation continues to get worst and it is impossible to get a taxi in the early evening. Maybe the five star hotels near West Lake still have hot water and there would be no need for taxis. I have been to Hangzhou many times but will not go back.

bars part 4
By MOREHANGZHOU | 4/13/2007 4:55:18 AM

Tornado Bar 龙卷风酒吧
24 Jiufanshu Rd. Wushan Square 吴山广场旧藩署路24号,7pm – 2am, 87019192
Three times a lady. First you get the dice. Second the beers. Third the skewers. A die is a die, and a beer is a beer, but the lamb skewers outside are stellar. The flies even have a hard time bothering anyone because they get stuck to the tables. It’s full of laughter and full of fun, and all for next to nothing. Read: cheap.

West Town 西部小镇
3 Lvyang Rd. 绿杨路3号(103 Nanshan Rd.南山路103号), 7pm - 3am, 87917615
Upon entering the door, you'll probably expect to see a few horses and chickens. Reminiscent of your Uncle Joe Bob's barn, this place attracts the younger crowd with more modern music than its neighbors. But be prepared to drink because they don't sell cheap singles on beer.

You To Bar You To酒吧
85 Shuguang Rd.曙光路85号, 6pm - 6am, 87976788
Packed! Laoyan started as a bartender back when there were maybe three bars in town, so needless to say he has quite a following. Wherever he is, it is packed. Early evenings are filled with football fans, and late evenings are the football fans full. Bottles of Absolute are cheap, and there is never a need to gamble on the place having people. Live music on the weekends.

bars part 3
By MOREHANGZHOU | 4/13/2007 4:54:01 AM

Night & Day 德纳咖啡酒吧
240 Nanshan Rd.南山路240号, 10am - 2am, 87770275
Ella Fitzgerald is in the house. At least her picture is and a bunch of music from that era. The owners here have a love of listening to jazz, dancing to Latino and have a good, loyal group of customers giving the three-story bar/cafe an air of familiarity. They also have the biggest humidor in Zhejiang province stocked straight out of Cuba. Live music. Food available.

Paradise Bar/Restaurant 天上人间
36 Hubin Rd.湖滨路36号(华侨饭店南侧), 11am - 2am, 87062888, 87685555-6688/6687.
Madame Zhao is spinning her web again and starting some parties. She, if anyone, should know how it’s done. There were probably more beers sold here in 1999 than in Nauru. They also do a mean burger that many claim to be the town’s best.

Reggae Bar 黑根酒吧
95 Shuguang Rd.曙光路95号, 4pm - 3am, 87961587
You often hear people complain about service not being personal enough and about places lacking loyal clientele. They aren’t talking about Reggae Bar. It’s not high-class, not Remy Martin-y, but sometimes that’s not what you want. We’ve heard people from 20-50 years old claim it’s their favorite place. Food and cool tunes available.

bars part 2
By MOREHANGZHOU | 4/13/2007 4:50:34 AM

Joy’s Pub 爵色酒吧
West Lake International Trade Center, 58 Changsheng Rd. 长生路58号西湖国贸中心, 6pm - 2am, 87879777
Joy’s is a busy, noisy boisterous bar that’ll remind you why you’re still in Hangzhou. Many of the revelers are regulars, and that is not surprising as the music, directed by the famous A Yong, covers a broad range coming from Europe, US and parts of China. Beers are not so cheap, but bottles of liquor are a steal. Go any day of the week to see a busy bar party.

JZ Club 黄楼
6 Liuying Road (Nanshan Road) 柳营路6号(靠南山路), 6:30pm – 2:30am, 87028298
Zhang Zheng and his gang have really made this old house comfortable. The sound system is clear, you can talk to your tablemates, the drink variety is wide, it’s very warm, and the menu has cheap stuff for those of us without the deepest pockets. Did we mention the live jazz? Italian food available.

Maya Bar 玛雅酒吧
94 Baishaquan 白沙泉94号, (79 Shuguang Rd. 曙光路79号), noon – 2am, 87997628
When you want a place where the laughter is louder than the music, Maya’s your spot. There, you get a range of the young and the old, the rich and the poor. Though not exactly new, it’s tidy enough so that you don’t have to worry about getting your white pants dirty. Who wears white pants anyway? Strong drinks keep a loyal group of regulars, but it’s still inclusive to the lone newcomer. Great place to start off an evening. Food available.

more bars
By MOREHANGZHOU | 4/13/2007 4:48:35 AM

This should keep anyone even busier for a while.

7 Club
43 Shuguang Rd.曙光路43号,5pm - 2am, 85115795
If you’re looking for a place to just chill, this is it. There are good tunes on the iPod, and they serve up some nice snacks. Try the shrimp on the barby – delish! And if those aren’t reasons enough to drag your ass down there, you’ve got the tall glasses of ice cold Franziskaner Weiss beer. Definitely one of the coolest places in town.

Common's Place 凡人咖啡馆
1 Wanshouting Street (Opposite the Radisson Hotel),万寿亭街1号(雷迪森酒店对面), 11am - 2am, 85062166
In this little place just near the Radisson, it always feels like it's crowded. And if you are there alone, there is no need to worry because the bartenders always help out and make nice introductions. The Tijuana/Forbidden City design is not ordinary but comfortable.

By KLUE | 8/6/2006 6:20:52 PM

Nanjing, Hangzhou are incredibly hot and humid in late June, and I understand July and August also. Take plenty of towlettes (wash and dry) with you to help keep you cool. I carried a hand fan also and used it. Finding cool, bottled ice tea is not hard to find, but also carry water with you and drink it. The hotels we were in were air-conditioned, but sometimes not very much. Occasionaly we got a cool taxi, and that was a real relief after a hot, humid walk...and most of the sites have extensive walking.

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