Zhejiang is considered as the most beautiful place
in china. "Above is heaven, below is Hangzhou" is a famous
Chinese saying that can pretty well describe this place! It is a heaven
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and
it is one of the important tourism cities in China, famous for its
natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. It is the political,
economic and cultural center of the province as well. It is one of
the 15 vice-provincial level cities in China. Hangzhou is located
on the low reaches of Qiantang river in southeast China, with a distance
of 180 kilometers to Shanghai. It is one of the key cities in the
Yangzi Delta area.
Hangzhou is of subtropical monsoon climate, with
distinctive four seasons and mild atmosphere and favorable geographical
positions and natural conditions. Hangzhou has 6 districts, 2 counties
and 5 county-level municipalities under its jurisdiction. Hangzhou
covers a total area of 16596 square kilometers, with a population
of 6.08 million, including 683 square kilometers of city proper area
and city population of 1.69 million people .
Hangzhou is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization.
The human being had lived and prospered in this land 4700 years ago,
which is called "Liangzhu Culture". Hangzhou had once been
the capitals of Wu and Yue kingdoms of Five Dynasties during the 10th
Century and capital of Southern Song Dynasty during the 12-13th Century.
It is one of the seven ancient Chinese capitals, famous for its historical
and cultural heritages. The city has a history of more than 2200 years
since it was established as a county by the First Emperor Qing.