SPOTLIGHT

Historical street offering a taste and sense of time

ROAMING through Hangzhou's historic Zhongshan Road S. at midnight, it is certainly an eye-opener for the locals and tourists alike. From snacking on local delicacies to taking in the ancient buildings, culture and...

Mar 29, 2018


Hangzhou Metro putting tourists on the right track for an uplifting, historic and cultural experience

EVER since the Hangzhou Metro system opened in 2012, traveling on the subway lines has become a welcome new option for incoming tourists. There are three lines in operation, connecting the downtown area with suburban...

Mar 28, 2018


Rare textile art exhibition opens window on Miao culture, history

An extraordinary exhibition showcasing traditional costumes worn by Miao people recently opened at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou. The exhibit presents 185 pieces and outfits from the Guizhou Provincial...

Mar 27, 2018


Ceramics display reveals life in the Yuan Dynasty

When the European adventurer Marco Polo visited Hangzhou in the 13th century, he described it as the finest and most splendid city in the world. Hangzhou was then the capital of Jiangzhe, present-day Jiangsu and Zhejiang...

Mar 27, 2018


Essence of Chinese cuisine is in its seasonal taste

Indian aster The Indian aster is one of the most common spring vegetables in the south of the Yangtze River in China. The flowering plant is inconspicuous, seen along the roadside, on the slopes of hills or on ridges...

Mar 22, 2018


New video highlights Hangzhou culture and its tourism gems, opening a window on city's charms

A recently released promotional video highlighting Hangzhou tourism hopes to open a door to the city's charming scenic spots, to a worldwide audience, by focusing on the little-noticed sounds found in these places. Instead...

Mar 21, 2018


If home is where my heart is, it's Hangzhou

WALKING around Hangzhou, it's not hard to find lingering signs from the G20 Summit in 2016. Even a year and a half later, it's all over buses, billboards, meaning that the G20 still marks a major moment for Hangzhou,...

Mar 19, 2018


Foreigner-friendly Hangzhou hostelries where expats whet an appetite and a thirst

A recent online vote by expats revealed some of the best non-Chinese restaurants in Hangzhou loved by foreigners. More than 200 expats nominated 45 dining outlets in town, which featured a wide variety of cuisine...

Mar 15, 2018


Exhibit offering insight into museum's innovators

THE museum of the China Academy of Art has opened its doors to the school's largest collection of faculty and alumni works. The exhibition gives a glimpse into how the modern art of China has developed over the years...

Mar 14, 2018


'Shading willows and blooming flowers' creates the extraordinary out of the ordinary

VETERAN painter Han Dong is promoting his latest exhibition "Shading willows and blooming flowers" at the Renke Art Gallery. It is the fourth solo exhibit by Han, who is based in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province, and 20...

Mar 14, 2018


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