Hangzhou scoops prestigious tourism prize

Hangzhou has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes in travel after being named as one of the 15 best practice cities in tourism by UNWTO.

Dream Town

Hangzhou has scooped one of the most prestigious prizes in travel after being named as one of the 15 best practice cities in tourism by UNWTO, the world’s most distinguished tourism organization. It won the award for persistently moving forward to promote protection and development on cultural and historical resources in an innovative manner.

Hangzhou Tourism Commission launched the social resources and tourist-visiting project 13 years ago, the first of this kind in China. After years of development and promotion, the project has covered more than 120 spots, including all aspects of tourism, from agricultural and industrial sightseeing to folk life and social politics.

In September, the tourism commission issued an official standard to regulate the daily operation and service of these places. Meanwhile, it elected 20 recommending spots and 20 demonstrating sites through online vote and peer review. They are expected to span the city’s reputation of the best global tourism city in China.

As the only best practice award winner representative in Asia Pacific region, Hangzhou is also invited to introduce its experience in the annual meeting of UNWTO in Kuala Lumpur next month.

The global tourism best practice city selection started last December. UNWTO sent expert teams to carry out research and on-site performance appraisal among the organization’s 193 member nations or regions. Evaluation embraced all aspects of economy, environment, urban management, culture, society, scientific and business.

Foreigners take photos at the tea plantations of Meijiawu Tea Cultural Village.  

20 demonstrating spots

Guang Xing Tang Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmacy
Address: 2 Shuangyanjing Lane
Tel: (0571) 8788-1608
Reservation: one day before visiting

Meijiawu Tea Cultural Village
Address: No. 8, Meijiawu
Tel: (0571) 8709-7702
Reservation: one day before visiting

Xiling Seal Carving Society
Address: 31 Gushan Rd
Tel: (0571) 8799-4197
Reservation: one week before visiting

Tianziling Landfill Recycling Economic Eco Park
Address: 138-1 Linban Rd
Tel: (0571) 8812-3170
Reservation: one week before visiting

Gudang Wet Market
Address: East area of Gudang Xincun Residential Community
Tel: (0571) 8502-2022
Reservation: one day before visiting

Wangxingji Fan Making Company
Address: 118 Changban Lane
Tel: (0571) 8696-2638
Reservation: one week before visiting

Xiangshan campus of China Academy of Art
Address: 352 Xiangshan Rd
Tel: (0571) 8716-4610
Reservation: one week before visiting

Nongfu Spring Company
Address: 1 Shuguang Rd, Qiandaohu Town, Chun’an County
Tel: (0571) 6488-0509
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hangzhou Women’s Activity Center
Address: 33 Wujiang Rd
Tel: 13906814858
Reservation: one week before visiting

Xiasha Industrial Park of Hangzhou Wahaha Group
Address: No.10 Ave, Xiasha Economic and Technological Park
Tel: (0571) 8684-6008
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hangzhou Zhongce Vocational School
Address: 65 Xiawan Lane
Tel: (0571) 8831-5051
Reservation: one week before visiting

Wensli Group Silk Cultural Museum
Address: B Tower, Wensli Plaza, 6 Tiancheng Rd
Tel: (0571) 8523-3403
Reservation: three days before visiting

Hangzhou Social Welfare Center
Address: 451 Hemu Rd
Tel: (0571) 8818-1120
Reservation: one week before visiting

Master Kong Dream Exploration Park
Address: 555 Yinhai St
Tel: (0571) 5623-0066
Reservation: one week before visiting

Tourism College of Zhejiang
Address: Xiaoshan Higher Education Zone
Tel: 188-1482-2882
Reservation: one week before visiting

Xiaoying Lane
Address: 18 Xiaoying Park
Tel: (0571) 8821-0285
Reservation: one week before visiting

Chinese Traditional Music Pavilion of Daguan Primary School
Address: 206 Moganshan Rd
Tel: (0571) 56079357
Reservation: one week before visiting

Cuiliujing Lane Residential Community
Address: 55 Cuiliujing Lane
Tel: (0571) 8781-4132
Reservation: one week before visiting

Zhijiang Cultural Creative Park
Address: 1 Chuangyi Rd
Tel: 180-5719-2301
Reservation: one week before visiting

Dream Town (Future Technology City)
Address: 1399 Hemu Rd
Tel: (0571) 8872-2258
Reservation: one week before visiting

Students learn to make a fan at Wangxing Fan Making Co.

20 recommending spots

Xiaoshan Southern Song Dynasty Imperial Kiln Art Museum

Address: 436 Shushan Rd
Tel: (0571) 8268-8368
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hefang Street
Address: 180 Hefang St
Tel: (0571) 8781-3477
No reservation needed

China Silk City
Address: Intersection of Jiankang Road and Xinhua Road
Tel: (0571) 8510-0192
No reservation needed

Tangqi Grain Warehouse Museum
Address: Yubei Park, Tangqi Town
Tel: (0571) 8902-5972
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hangzhou University for the Elderly
Address: 50-1 Qingchun Rd
Tel: (0571) 8722-2494
Reservation: one week before visiting

Zhejiang University
Address: 38 Zheda Rd
Tel: (0571) 8795-1900
Reservation: one week before visiting

Jingxing Metropolis Village
Address: Binjing Agricultural Park, Ningwei Town, Xiaoshan District
Tel: (0571) 82601577
Reservation: one week before visiting

Shanyi Village
Address: 1 Zhanjia Lake, Shanyi Village, Changhe Block, Binjing District
Tel: (0571) 8720-2330
Reservation: two days before visiting

Fuyang County Traditional Chinese Medicine Musculoskeletal Hospital
Address: 418 Fengpu Rd, Fuyang County
Tel: (0571) 6332-6240
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hangzhou Weiquan Food Company
Address: 468 Yinhang St
Tel:(0571) 2829-5311
Reservation: 10 days before visiting

Oriental Communication Technology Park
Address: A Tower, 66 Dongxin Ave
Tel: (0571) 8667-6090
Reservation: two days before visiting

Zhejiang Sino Eagle Group
Address: 81 Gaoerfu Rd, Fuyang County
Tel: (0571) 6343-2197
Reservation: one week before visiting

Xuejun High School
Address: 188 Wensan Rd
Tel: (0571) 8808-9951
Reservation: one week before visiting

Zhuertan Residential Community
Address: 14-1-101 Xinyifang
Tel: (0571) 8826-9611
Reservation: one week before visiting

Chinese Residential Community Building Demonstration Center
Address: 79 Jinchadai Lane
Tel: (0571) 8607-8717
Reservation: two days before visiting

Xinhua Experimental Kindergarten
Address: 17 Xianlinyuan
Tel: (0571) 8755-1537
Reservation: one week before visiting

Goodway Piano Cultural and Art Experimental Center
Address: 1191 Linding Rd
Tel: (0571) 8199-1097
Reservation: one week before visiting

Hangzhou Dujinsheng Brocade Company
Address: 519 Fengqi Rd
Tel: (0571) 8791-8089
Reservation: one week before visiting

Harmonica Museum of Daomao Lane Primary School
Address: 50 Huilongmiaoqian
Tel: (0571) 8725-7711
Reservation: one week before visiting

Dongshan Wet Market
Address: 86 Waidongshan Lane
Tel: (0571) 8798-7253
Reservation: two days before visiting  

Guang Xing Tang Traditional Chinese Medicine Pharmacy

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