Scenic corridor to link West Lake and Grand Canal

Workers will build a green corridor along the Guxin River this year to connect the Grand Canal in the north with the West Lake in the south, officials said. People can stroll or jog along the riverside corridor and...

May 4, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

3D paintings recall life in the past

A group of 3D wall paintings can be seen in an old neighborhood near the Fantian Temple in downtown Shangcheng District. These photorealistic paintings illustrate people's daily life in Mantoushan neighborhood before it underwent a major renovation last year.

May 4, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Hall of Guanyin restored and opened to public

The Hall of Guanyin has been rebuilt in Hupao Park and was opened to the public yesterday after two years of construction. The hall is dedicated to Guanyin, a Chinese bodhisattva worshipped for her compassion and...

May 4, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Night cruises on West Lake through October

People can take a night cruise on the West Lake from now to October 31 to enjoy light shows on the bank, the music fountain and islands in the lake. Night cruises are available at ferry docks along Hubin Park 2, Park...

May 3, 2017

China' s e-sports fans winning the battle for acceptance

On April 17, the Olympic Council of Asia announced that electronic sports (e-sports) will be an official competitive event at the Asian Games 2022 in Hangzhou. The news lit up the cell phone of Tong Xin, who, as CEO...

May 3, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

Ceremony to end childishness

Parents put ancient-style headwear on their children for the coming-of-age ceremony at a vocational school in Hangzhou. May 4th is the Youth Day in China. About 80 freshmen who turned 18 took part in the ceremony wearing clothes of the Han Dynasty (202 BC – AD 220). The coming-of-age ceremony is becoming popular across the country as the society and families hope it would make students realize their responsibilities.

May 3, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

1.36 million visit CICAF; transactions top 15b yuan

The 13th China (Hangzhou) International Cartoon & Animation Festival attracted 1.39 million visitors from 82 countries and regions and saw deals worth 15.33 billion yuan (US$2.33 billion) signed before its closing...

May 2, 2017

Enjoy night views of West Lake on boat

Night tours on the West Lake will resume tonight and continue through October. Tourists can take a boat at docks alongside Hubin Park, Children's Palace and Broken Bridge. They can sit on a dragon boat and have a...

May 2, 2017 | Source: by Shanghai Daily

West Lake lawn opened to visitors again

A one-hectare lawn in the West Lake park called "Orioles Singing in the Willows" opened to the public before the Labor Day holiday from Saturday to Monday. Park officials said people can walk and lie down on the law...

May 2, 2017

Night view of Hangzhou in east China

Photo taken on April 29, 2017 shows the night view of the downtown area and the West Lake scenic area in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province.

Apr 30, 2017 | Source: Xinhua News Agency/Edited by Shanghai Daily