Hangzhou, also referenced as "Hangchow", is noted as the capital as well as the largest city by population in the Zhejiang province of eastern China and is noted as the principal urban area in the prosperous Yangtze River Delta. Its current population is noted at approximately 8.8 million people located in an area encompassing more than 6,500 square miles ("17,000 km").
Hangzhou is blessed with a temperate climate which contributes to its beauty and aesthetic landscape. Principal attractions in Hangzhou include scenic West Lake and its surrounding area, Lingyin Temple, the lush Xixi National Wetlands, the Liuhe and the Leifeng Pagoda.
Visitors to Hangzhou will have access to a number of restaurants and dining establishments that will provide a full experience of the Hangzhou culture as well as the culinary talents of its chefs.
Transportation through and around the city can be arranged by charted services in addition to private and noted commercial carriers. Hangzhou also boasts a full array of Five Star globally branded hotels and resorts which can accommodate both business and pleasure minded travelers. The Hangzhou business directory lists all of these services.
A benefit of the prosperity in Hangzhou is the abundance of shopping options and indulgences that both tourists and residents enjoy. The various shopping districts in Hangzhou include name brand stores known throughout the world. A number of businesses will assist a customer?s custom shopping needs. Bargains abound for all manner of products and there is something for every member of the family to enjoy. The Hangzhou yellow pages has an extensive list of these shops.
No visit to Hangzhou would be complete without a complete immersion into the culture of the Zhejiang province and the features which are uniquely China. Various festivals and holidays will afford a visitor the opportunity to enjoy the city in the same manner that the residents enjoy Hangzhou.