Lingyin Temple most crowded during Qingming Festival

The historic Lingyin Temple and surrounding area received 96,700 visitors during the Qingming Festival holiday from Sunday to Tuesday, 24 percent more than a year earlier, according to the West Lake Scenic Area Administration. Three...

Apr 5, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Tourists enjoy leisure time during Qingming Holiday

Tourists visit the West Lake scenic area during the Qingming Holiday, the three-day holiday for the Tomb-Sweeping Day, in Hangzhou, east China's Zhejiang Province, April 3, 2017.

Apr 4, 2017 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily

A slew of photo shows and contests planned in May

Hangzhou will hold several photo contests and exhibitions in May with "Ageless charm of Hangzhou" as the theme. Renowned Chinese and foreign photographers are invited to give lectures and show their pictures taken...

Apr 1, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Nice weather for holiday

This blossoming peach tree provides a perfect setting for a painting-like landscape picture of the West Lake. The photo was taken yesterday on Bai Causeway. Local meteorologists forecasted good weather during the Qingming Festival holiday from tomorrow to Tuesday. The temperature will vary from a high of 24 degrees to a low of 9 degrees Celsius.

Apr 1, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Places for flower lovers to explore

Besides tulip flowers and cherry blossoms in Taiziwan Park, people in Hangzhou can also soak up charms of spring at Liuhe Pagoda and in Luniao Town, Yuhang District. The Song Dynasty pagoda built in 970 on the bank...

Apr 1, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Grand Canal tunnel is under construction

Work started today to build a tunnel under the Grand Canal to link Xiangjisi Road and Yuhangtang Road on either side of the canal. Scheduled to open in 2020, it will be the first tunnel under the Grand Canal in Hangzhou...

Mar 31, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Handicrafts made in Hangzhou on show in Milan

Fifty Chinese and foreign designers from 12 different fields will exhibit their works in Milan, Italy from April 4 to 9. Their 70 art pieces are contemporary in design and diverse in materials, mainly bamboo, silk,...

Mar 31, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Police tackles problem of illegal parking

A policeman removes randomly parked bikes from Dengyun Road yesterday. The city launched a new drive, the fifth this year, to punish offenders for illegal parking of bikes and vehicles. Police handled nearly 800,000 cases and punished about 20,000 violators in three months. People are reminded to park bikes in designated areas and bike-sharing companies are told to strengthen management.

Mar 31, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Efficient method keeps river clean

A sanitation worker uses two mini boats to pull a drift net along a river in Hangzhou to remove floating trash. The picture was taken yesterday on downtown Yanshan River along Tianmushan Road. The new method can tidy up river surface with much more efficiency than traditional ways.

Mar 30, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hangzhou student to join public speaking competition in London

Chen Yixian, a student of Hangzhou No. 2 High School, will take part in the International Public Speaking Competition Grand Final in London in May. Chen is the only high school student from China to join the contest....

Mar 30, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily