About Hangzhou


Invitation from the Mayor of Hangzhou City

1. General introduction

Hangzhou is one of the cradles of Chinese civilization. It is also one of the seven ancient Chinese capitals, famous for its historical and cultural heritages. The city has a history of more than 2200 years since it was established as a county by the First Emperor Qing. Hangzhou, as the capital of Zhejiang province, is the political, economic and cultural center of Changjiang Delta. Lying on the west edge of Hangzhou city, West Lake is the symbol of Hangzhou as well as one of the most beautiful sights in China. “Hangzhou West Lake Culture Landscape” has been listed in the World Heritage List in 24th June, 2010.
Bai Causeway  Xiao Yingzhou
Lombard Street BridgeHu Xin Ting
Qianjiang New City Grand Canal 
Map of Hangzhou (click to enlarge)

2. Traffic situation in Hangzhou 

A crisscross network of elevated roads and surface road extending in all directions provides convenient city transportations. And taxi, bus and public bicycles can be available everywhere.
Dragon Hotel is located on the joint of West Lake and Shopping Center, with 40 min driving distance to Xiaoshan International Airport and 10 min walk distance to West Lake scene. It is conveniently to take a taxi and the starting price is 11 yuan / 3 kilometers.  
Traffic Map of Hangzhou

3. Bank around Dragon Hotel

Agricultural Bank of China: 120# Shuguang Road, 10 meters to meeting place.
China Bank: 122# Shuguang Road, 50 meters to meeting place.
China CITIC Bank: 51-1# Shuguang Road, 200 meters to meeting place.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China: 22# Hangda Road, 200meters to meeting place.
Hong Kong and Shang Hai Banking Corporation: 15# Hangda Road, 400 meters to meeting place.
Bank of Communications: 45# Hangda Road, 500 meters to meeting place.
China Everbright Bank: 41# Shuguang Road, 150 meters to meeting place.
Bank distribution around Dragon Hotel

4. Main Scenes of Hangzhou

A)West Lake Scenes
Ticket: most of the scenes are free. 
Distance from meeting place: 6 kilometers.
Public transportation: Bus or taxi. 
Orioles Singing in the WillowsThree Pools Mirroring the Moon
Viewing Fish at Flower PondLeifeng Pagoda in Evening Glow
Spring Dawn at Su CausewayAutumn Moon over the Calm Lake
Breeze-ruffled Lotus at Quyuan GardenLingering Snow on the Broken Bridge
Evening Bell Ringing at Nanping HillYellow Dragon Cave
B)Impression on West Lake (Performance)
Ticket: 260 yuan per seat; VIP 350 yuan per seat. 
Distance from meeting place: 3.7 kilometers, 15 min by car.
Public transportation: Walk to Songmu Chang Stage, and take bus No Y5 to Guo Zhuang Stage 
Still of Impression on West Lake
C)Linying Temple of Hangzhou 
Ticket: Feilai Feng scene ticket is 35 yuan, Linying Temple ticket is 30 yuan.
Transportation: Walk to Wulin Men, take the bus No K807 to Linying Stage spending almost 50min, walk to Linying Temple after getting off the bus.
Open time: 7:30——17:00
Linying Temple
D)Xixi Wetland of Hangzhou
Ticket: 80 yuan per person
Transportation: walk to Wulin Men zna take bus No. 102 to West Stage of West Bus Station, then walk to Xixi, totally approx.1 hour
Brief introduction:
The Xixi Wetland Park is located in the west of Hangzhou, within 5 kilometers to West Lake. It is the only national wetland in the integration of city wetland, farming wetland and culture wetland. White wooden houses with dark decorations in traditional Chinese style spread out in harmony with the most beautiful of trees.
Xixi Wetland
Ticket: 165yuan per person 
Transportation: take a taxi to Wushan square, meeting-point of touristy, and get on the bus at 7:30 am.
Brief introduction:
Wuzhen is a typical water town. Buildings is lying on the the sides of river, showing the Jiangnan Style of “Low Bridge, Stream Running, Cottages”. Wuzhen is still a living town, where daily life goes on as it has been for about one thousand years, and it is honored as “The Last Resting-on-water Town in China” 
Dawn of Wuzhen   Night screen of Wuzhen