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.
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.
Art & Culture

Discovery delays opening of Yaoshan Hill Park

Work uncovers what could have been a production centre making vessels for the royal court in the Southern Song Dynasty.
Art & Culture

Hangzhou archive honors the Qian family

Lin'an Museum, designed by Wang Shu, the first Chinese winner of the Pritzker Prize, has three exhibition halls with a total floor area of 10,500 square meters.
Art & Culture

Museum focuses on the birth of photography

The 1826 Photography Museum pays tribute to the history of pre-digital photography with its collection of over 2,500 cameras, historic negatives and photographs.
Lifestyle

Toy library initiative a money-saver for parents

Chunhui Residential Community, in Hangzhou, has launched a six-month trial toy library in a bid to help parents save money.
Wellness

Book helping moms cope with depression

China's first guidebook of perinatal depression, "Mom Blues," was revealed in Hangzhou. It shows that 48 percent of respondents felt depressed within three months of childbirth.
Art & Culture

Japanese artist's woes of war and disaster on show

Noriko Yanagisawa, a Japanese printmaking artist born during World War II, is exhibiting her highly introspective works at Zhejiang Art Museum through March 19.
Art & Culture

Pigs and frontier life at Hangzhou museums

Something for everyone at separate exhibitions marking the Year of the Pig and celebrating a noted Chinese artist.
Art & Culture

Using bridge to communicate with art world

After a successful run with her "Sun-Penetrations" exhibition at the Luck Art Festival, contemporary artist Kim Engelen now wants to build bridges.
Art & Culture

Cultural festival builds a bridge across the Strait

The Zhejiang Cultural Festival is back, bigger than ever and determined to deliver the very best of Chinese mainland and Taiwanese heritage.
Travel

Shaoxing's towpath to history

A long and narrow path on the Eastern Zhejiang Central Canal dates back more than 1,000 years and gives an insight into watertown lifestyles in days gone by. 
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