Wednesday, February 20, 2008


Hangzhou 杭州

Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province is one of China's most picturesque destinations.

Xi Hu (West Lake)

Huangzhou is located near to Shanghai on the East China Sea, and the town is centered around the famous West Lake (Xi Hu), which has been immortalized by countless Chinese poets and artists.

Dawn over Xi Hu Lake
images © Daniel Allen

If time allows you to visit southern China on your Olympic trip to Beijing this summer, find time to escape the hustle and bustle and relax in Hangzhou's calming atmosphere.