Spring is the season to hone your kung fu skills

SPRING time is generally considered a good time to start kung fu practice. That is because the body can stretch better and the qi is awakened too.

Qi, figuratively as "material energy," "life force"

Feb 16, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

West Lake islet filled with nature, culture

DESPITE its relatively deceptive name, Solitary Hill in Hangzhou is actually an islet in the West Lake connected by Bai Causeway and Xiling Bridge. Being dotted with 30 scenic spots and classical Chinese

Feb 15, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Peach blossoms, peonies and azaleas bloom in April

1. Peach blossoms in Banshan Village Banshan Village in Xindeng Town, Fuyang District, holds the Banshan Peach Blossom Festival every year. The village boasts nearly 270 hectares of peach trees which intoxicate visitors...

Feb 14, 2017

More flowers in March

1. Taiziwan Park More flowers come into bloom in March and Taiziwan Park will look splendid with flowering Magnolia and prunus serrulata in early March, followed by tulip flowers and cherry blossoms in mid and late...

Feb 14, 2017

Plum blossoms in February

February is the prime time to enjoy plum blossoms in Hangzhou. 1. Lingfeng Hill plum blossom tour Hangzhou Botanical Garden in Lingfeng Hill is a popular spot for plum blossom admirers. How to get there: Take Bus...

Feb 14, 2017

Creative environment linking money, ideas

WANG Mengqiu, a former Facebook and Twitter technician who received his doctoral degree at Stanford University in California, came home to Hangzhou to start a company making tiny, foldable drone cameras

Feb 14, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Exhibit traces Zhejiang's rich Buddhist history

ZHEJIANG Province has long been associated with Buddhism thanks to its abundance of Buddhist grottoes, sculptures and temples. As many of the country's ancient emperors were devout believers, they dug

Feb 10, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Try some vegetarian luxury for that special night

ACCORDING to traditional Chinese medicine, certain vegetables should be taken as main meals in spring — because the young shoots are tender and it's when animals are giving birth.

And after eating big

Feb 9, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Welcome to the immortals' home: Xianju

XIANJU, in Chinese, means "place where the immortals reside." The name reflects the picturesque scenery and heavenly beauty of this famous county southwest of Shanghai in Zhejiang Province.

Its rural

Feb 8, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily

Love is blind? Not with eyes wide open!

?WHILE most people reluctantly trudge back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday, one group of young singles is relieved to escape the traditional family get-togethers.

For them, the holiday at home

Feb 7, 2017 | Source: Shanghai Daily