Friday, December 23, 2011

Beauty of Hangzhou

China is identical with the Great Wall; but it is also synonymous with cheap shopping. When in fact not only that, because the natural scenery is very charming.

A good example is worth a visit is the city of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province that's approximately 180 kilometers southwest of Shanghai next. City of Qiantang River which flows through it still looks so beautiful. No exaggeration to Hangzhou get called 'paradise'.

The time to visit is Hangzhou in the spring (between the months of March to May) and autumn (between the months of September-November) because the weather was not too hot or cold.

As one of the seven ancient cities in China, Hangzhou has sights very proud of the West Lake or Xi Hu called. Among the 36 lakes in China, West Lake is one of the prettiest. Lake area of 6 square kilometers in the west is located in Hangzhou city. West Lake is surrounded by mountains, caves, and valleys that seemed deliberately crafted beautiful. Lake is not too deep and the water is clear enough. By boat, you can observe the beauty around the charm of this man-made lake. Lakes around the time, you will find the 'Long Bridge' and 'Bridge Disconnect'. According to local myth, if passed under the 'Long Bridge' with your partner, you shall both be together forever. While 'Bridge Disconnect' is closely related to the legend 'White Snake' is very famous.

In the West Lake area there are three small artificial island and the three pagodas; one of them is Leifeng Pagoda. This six-storey pagoda was first built 975 years under the reign of Emperor of the Kingdom of Wu Yue Qianhong Cu. When the government of the Ming dynasty, the pagoda was burned and barely left. New at the end of 2000 the pagoda was rebuilt.

If you are a fan of green tea, Hangzhou is the right choice to visit. Dragon Well or Longjing located on the outskirts of the city including the production terh have the best in the world. Green tea is not strong it can help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of diabetes.

City of Hangzhou is also renowned as a food paradise. You need to taste the West Lake Carp in Sweet and Sour Sauce (sweet and sour carp sprinkled with chopped garlic or fried), shelled Shrimps with Dragon Well Green Tea (peeled shrimp plus soup cooked like green tea), and fried duck tongues. In closing, please taste the sweet egg pie and tasty. Certainly, delicious and very fresh.

For business purchases, you can start from the Yan'an Road hunting; here there are a number of large department stores. For a typical Chinese dress or Cheongsam, you can find at Wulin Road. And finally, along the Xinhua Road, you can find artificial silk center of Hangzhou. When shopping in China, do not hesitate to offer up to 70%. Although not speak Mandarin, you not to worry, the seller usually provides a calculator to transact. Happy shopping!

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