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Zhejiang

Located on the southeastern coast of China, on the southern part of Yangtze River, Zhejiang is one of the smaller but very important provinces of China. Its coast has more than 200 islands and the silk and tea production made it famous in all over China.There is a saying that says “In heaven there is paradise, on earth there are Suzhou and Hangzhou”. It shows the deep impression of its capital Hangzhou with the famous West Lake, so that even the Summer Palace was built after the example of this lake and the surrounding parks and gardens. Also Marco Polo had claimed Hangzhou as one of the most splendid cities on the earth.A third of China’s silk is from Zhejiang what gave it the name “land of silk” and let it already early form an important part of China’s economy.Beautiful mountains like Putuo Mountain, Yandang Mountain and Mount Tiantai as well as the three ancient water towns Xitang, Nanxun and Wuzheng make Zhejiang not only economically but also culturally significant.


Hangzhou

With its picturesque West Lake, the surrounding gardens and temples, many tea houses and interesting museums, it still seems reasonable that once Marco Polo claimed Hangzhou as one of the most splendid cities of the world. It is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. Undoubtedly the most renowned and impressing feature of Hangzhou is the beautiful West Lake with its small islands and its surrounding. You can enjoy beautiful gardens, pagodas and temples and drive to one of the islands to see the famous “Three Pools Mirroring the Moon”.


What to see

The Linyin Temple is one of the most ancient Buddhist temples in China. From former 9 towers, 18 pavilions and 75 halls it now has the Celestial Kings Hall and the Main Buddha Hall left, which are impressive enough. Next to the temple stands the Feilai Peak, it is 167 meters long and has many mysterious rocks and limestone caves with 380 different stone sculptures.

Yue Fei Mu, the tomb of the Song general Yue Fei

West Lake

Huanglong Dong Park
Chinese Medicine Museum
Tea Museum
Longjing Village
Six Harmonies Pagoda

Wuzhen
Wuzhen is a smaller town, often called “little Venice”. Rivers and creeks spanned with stone bridges in various designs flow through the town, old waterside houses found here and there in the ancient town of Wuzhen.