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Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province, is on the southeastern coastline of China, at the south end of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal with a distance of 151 kms to Shanghai. It is the central city of the southern Yangtze River Delta, one of the important tourism cities in China , famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. You can stay at budget Hangzhou hotels and enjoy lots of scenic wonders in southeastern China.

CHINA NATIONAL SILK MUSEUM

China's National Silk Museum is the first state-level museum dedicated to silk culture and the biggest silk museum in the world. Chinese former chairman Jiang Zemin made an epigraphy "Opening up a New Silk Road, Promoting Chinese Silk Culture" for celebrating the opening of the museum in spring 1992.

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LINGYIN TEMPLE

The Lingyin (Souls Retreat) Temple is Hangzhou's most famous site aside from the West Lake and one of the best-known Buddhist monasteries in China. On the wall in the rear of this hall is a colorful group-sculpture of 150 figures depicting the Buddhist story of Sudhana-Kumara visiting Avalokitesvara Budhisattva on an island. It is a work of a high artistic value.

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QUIN DAO HU (THOUSAND ISLETS LAKE)

Like a shining pearl inlaid in this golden tour line "Hangzhou-Qian Dao Hu (Thousand Islets Lake) is situated in Chun'an county 160 kilometers west of Hangzhou. In recent years, Qian Dao Hu has developed over twenty travel sites, which may be divided into four types: nature, wild life, historic sites, and entertainment. In the middle of the lake, an islet in the shape of a plant blossom is famed for its beautiful natural scenery.

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WEST LAKE

The West Lake covers an area of 6.78 square kilometers. The beauty of the lake lies in the harmonious combination of humanistic and natural scenery. Legend has it that the West Lake was a heavenly jewel fallen to earth. Pragmatists insist that it is a mere lagoon on Hangzhou's western fringe. In ancient times, this place had been an shallow sea gulf before it evolved into a residual lake.

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