About Hangzhou

Hangzhou, is a prefecture-level city, provincial capital, and sub-provincial city of Zhejiang Province, a central city in the south wing of the Yangtze River Delta, the political, economic, cultural, scientific, educational, information and financial center and transportation hub of Zhejiang Province, G60 The central city of the Science and Technology Innovation Corridor. Hangzhou is located on the southeast coast of China, in the north of Zhejiang Province, on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River, and at the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.


Hangzhou has a long history, and human activities have existed since the Neolithic Age. It can be traced back to the Kuahu Bridge ruins in Xiaoshan, Hangzhou 8,000 years ago. The Liangzhu site with its early urban form in Yuhang, Hangzhou provides important evidence for the 5,000-year history of Chinese civilization. Since the county government was established in the Qin Dynasty, Hangzhou has a history of more than 2,200 years of administrative establishment. It has successively become the capital of the Wuyue Kingdom and the Southern Song Dynasty. Hangzhou is one of the first batches of famous historical and cultural cities, with rich cultural landscapes in its jurisdiction, among which the cultural landscape of Hangzhou West Lake is a world cultural heritage.


West Lake

West Lake (Chinese: 西湖; Wu Chinese: [si ɦu]) is a freshwater lake in Hangzhou, China. It is divided into five sections by three causeways. There are numerous temples, pagodas, gardens, and natural/artificial islands within the lake. Gushan (孤山) is the largest natural island and three artificial islands: Xiaoyingzhou (小瀛洲), Huixin Pavilion (湖心亭), and Ruan Gongdun (阮公墩) stand at the middle of the lake. Leifeng Pagoda (雷峰塔) and Baochu Pagoda (保俶塔) are separated by the lake. Mirroring each other, the basic pattern of "one mountain, two towers, three islands, three banks, and five lakes" is formed.

Lingyin Temple

Lingyin Temple (simplified Chinese: 灵隐寺) is a Buddhist temple of the Chan sect located north-west of Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. The temple's name is commonly literally translated as Temple of the Soul's Retreat. It is one of the largest and wealthiest Buddhist temples in China, and contains numerous pagodas and Buddhist grottoes. The monastery is the largest of several temples in the Wulin Mountains (Simplified Chinese: 武林山), which also features many grottos and religious rock carvings, the most famous of which is the Feilai Feng (Simplified Chinese:飞来峰石窟; literally: "the peak that flew hither").

Qiandao Lake

Qiandao Lake is the water body part of Xin'anjiang Hydropower Station (also known as Xin'anjiang Reservoir). It is located in Chun'an County and Jiande City in the southwest of Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. It is mainly used for power generation, and also has flood control, irrigation and fisheries, shipping, tourism, and other functions. Regulate large reservoirs for many years. In 1959, the artificial lake was formed by damming Dema Tongguan Gorge and building a hydropower station on Xin'an River, covering an area of 567.40 square kilometers. After the reservoir is impounded, the unsubmerged peaks form islands. When the water level of the reservoir is at an elevation of 108 meters (the Yellow Sea), there are 1,078 islands with an area of more than 2,500 square meters, so the Xin'anjiang Reservoir is named Qiandao Lake. The entire lake area of Qiandao Lake is divided into five areas with roughly different geographical styles: the center, the southeast, the northwest, the southwest, and the northeast. The center and southeast lake areas have been developed into commercial and tourist areas.

Longjing Tea

Longjing tea is named after the Longjing in Xihu District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. It is one of China's top ten famous teas, a Chinese geographical indication product, and belongs to green tea. Longjing tea has four major characteristics: "green in color, rich in fragrance, sweet in taste, and beautiful in shape", that is, emerald green in color, rich in aroma, sweet and refreshing, and shaped like a sparrow's tongue. West Lake Longjing tea has one bud and one or two leaves. The leaves are flat and thin, with regular width and green and yellow color. At the beginning of the 20th century, tea products were called "lion, dragon, cloud, tiger, plum" due to different places of origin and roasting methods, such as "lion word Longjing". Later changed to "lion, dragon, plum" in three categories. "Shizi Longjing" or "Shifeng Longjing" is produced in Longjing Village, Xihu Township; "Meizi Longjing" or "Meijun Longjing" is produced in Meijiawu, Xihu Township. , Fancun, Yunqi, and Waidaqiao areas; "Longzi Longjing" or "West Lake Longjing" is produced in other places in Xihu Township.

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