Hangzhou Travel Overview

As one of the worldly-praised and prosperous cities in China for last 1,000 years, Hangzhou is also outstanding for its charming natural scenery, with The West Lake as the most well known tourist attraction in Hangzhou tour.  Since Hanghzou is on the plain of the mid-lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the alluring view,The West Lake, is bred in such a marvelous water town.  Downtown Hangzhou is located in the northern and eastern sides of The West Lake and in the north of Qiantang River.   Qiantang River, noted for the stunning tidal bore, is another must-see tourist attraction as well in Hangzhou travel.

As the capital of Zhejiang province with the sub-provincial administrative level, Hangzhou is the critical center of provincial politics, economy, culture, science and education, as well as the best choice of Zhejiang travel.  Hangzhou covers an area of 16,596 square kilometers with the population of 6.60 million.  Attributed to the strong economic power, Hangzhou is proudly listed in the top ten among the big-middle cities in China.  Hangzhou is not only one of the safest tourist cities along China coastline, but also one of the best cities of internal security in Mainland China.

With the convenient transportation of railway and highway, the distance between Hangzhou and Shanghai is only 200 kilometers.  Moreover, it only takes less than 2 hours to arrive in Shanghai for travelers to enjoy both Shanghai travel and Hangzhou travel.  Hangzhou also well connects Suzhou and other cities.  Hangzhou, Suzhou and Shanghai, are always the ideal travel choices in the southeastern part of China in China travel for worldwide tourists.