Hangzhou City

The tourist heaven of Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, lies in the heart of the southern Yangtze River region. One of China's eight ancient capitals, it has a rich history and easy lifestyle that complement the vibrant regional economy. Shanghai Daily is publishing a special Hangzhou page every Monday through Friday to introduce our readers to its beautiful scenery, fascinating happenings and people, colorful nightlife, lifestyles and business.
Travel

Photography festival captures a snap of history

The Hangzhou Citizen Photography Festival is being held in Gushan Park from May 17 to 21. More than 5,000 works have been selected from over 30,000 pieces of submission by people.
Art & Culture

Innovation key to future of design industry

A professor of industrial design has criticized over-enthusiasm in China for foreign design awards which allows applicants to participate in several categories and charge fees.
Art & Culture

Exposition showcases history of ancient wood carving art

The National Wetland Museum of China has recently opened its doors on an intriguing exhibition revealing a thousand years of wood carving art.
Travel

Hangzhou gardens standing the tests of time

Shanghai Daily takes a close look at three gardens spread in close proximity along the shady Yanggong Causeway in Hangzhou 
Art & Culture

Gilt bronze Buddhist sculpture exhibition reveals how art advanced throughout Chinese dynasties

Gilt bronze Buddhist sculpture exhibition showcases the zeal and effort of one collector for unearthing treasures of antiquity.
Art & Culture

New museum aims to boost modern design in China and celebrate Bauhaus

The new China Design Museum, recently opened in China Academy of Art in Hangzhou, has aroused interest and got the natives talking.
Taste

Gourmet's latest book serves up authentic taste of Hangzhou

Sun Min, a food blogger in Hangzhou, recently published her second book celebrating the city's culinary culture from a bygone era, its variety and traditional dishes.
Lifestyle

Cartoon and animation festival sure to get looney toons animated

Looney toon fanatics are in for an animation treat as the 14th China International Cartoon and Animation Festival (CICAF) gets underway.
Taste

Sea of color to flood First Flowers Festival

The much-anticipated First Flowers Festival, at Longmen Ancient Town, in Fuyang District of Hangzhou, promises to be a glittering spectacle of color.
Art & Culture

Renowned musician's new library opens interesting chapter on reading and writing

The newly renovated Xiaosong Library, has a collection of 50,000 books, all selected by Gao Xiaosong and his team, covering categories of art, literature, history and philosophy. 
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