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2009 Hangzhou Workshop on Quantum Matter

October 12 -15



Hangzhou Travel Guide

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Once the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279 AD) in Chinese history, Hangzhou is the capital city of Zhejiang province. It covers an area of 16,000 square km with a population of 6.60 million. Hangzhou locates south-west to Shanghai, in the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and at the south end of the Grand Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou). Within the Yangtze River Delta region, the distance between Hangzhou and Shanghai is about 200 kilometers. The trip around Hangzhou is quite comfortable and efficient.

Lying close to China’s east coast with pleasant weather, excellent geographic location, picturesque scenery, historic heritage and succulent cuisine, Hangzhou is a “land of milk and honey”, a “home of silk and tea”, a “graceful city in the heaven”. Also, Hangzhou is a “paradise for tourists

水光潋滟晴方好,山色空蒙雨亦奇。
欲把西湖比西子,淡妆浓抹总相宜。

Hills beyond hills, lakes within lakes, the exquisite West Lake is a godgiven gift, a natural poem, a traditional Chinese painting picture, and a beautiful love story.

West Lake scenic spots:

苏堤春晓、曲苑风荷、平湖秋月、断桥残雪

柳浪闻莺、花港观鱼、雷峰夕照、双峰插云

南屏晚钟、三潭印月、云栖竹径、满陇桂雨

虎跑梦泉、龙井问茶、九溪烟树、吴山天风

阮墩环碧、黄龙吐翠、玉皇飞云、宝石流霞

Another nice Hangzhou travel guide

More guides for Hangzhou travel can be found in google.

Dept. of Physics
Zhejiang University
Zheda Road 38
Hangzhou 310027,
P.R. China
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