Hangzhou is the political, economic and cultural centre of the Zhejiang Province in China. The city is located at the mouth of the Qiantang River on the Hangzhou Bay, and is famous for its many canals and ancient waterways. Book your flight to Hangzhou with EVA Air to experience the dream-like quality of this popular Chinese city.
Go first to West Lake. Here, a lake in the middle of the city is broken up by several causeways. You can tour the intricately designed greenspaces, take a boat ride or visit some historic architecture, like the Leifeng Pagoda or Yuewang Temple. Then, continue further west and tour tea fields at the Hangzhou Longjingshan Park. Go bird-watching at the Xixi National Wetlands Park. Then, at night, shop and dine in the ancient streets and buildings of Qinghefang.
The Hangzhou Metro has multiple train lines throughout the city. There is also an extensive bus system, with dedicated tourist buses that can shuttle you to most sites. Hangzhou also has a public bike share system that is very popular with locals and tourists alike.
Some popular dishes in Hangzhou include Beggar’s Chicken, West Lake Fish in Sweet and Sour Sauce, Dongpo Pork and Fried Shrimps with Longjing Tea. There is a variety of street food and fast food around most tourist spots and shopping districts, but the best food streets are Dadou Lu Food Street, Shengli River Food Street and Baijing Fangxiang.