Hangzhou

Introduction:
Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province and the local political,
economic and cultural center. As the southern terminus of the Grand
Canal, the city is located on the lower reaches of the Qiantang River in
southeast China, a superior position in the Yangtze Delta and only 112
mi (180 km) from Shanghai.
Places to see:
1. West Lake / XiHu (West Lake is one of the four beauties in ancient
China. These place depict the charm of the lake which has always been
a beautiful and romantic spot since the ancient times. The three sides of
the Embraced by Mountains, the West Lake itself into the North Inner
Lake, the Yuehu Lake, the West Inner Lake, the South Lake and the
West Outer Lake by the fabric of the Bai Causeway, the Su Causeway
and the Causeway . Between the North Inner Lake and the West Outer
Lake lies the largest natural island called the Solitary Hill)
2. Lingyin Temple (You will find Temple of Soul's Retreat/Lingyin Temple
in a long, narrow valley between Peak Flown From Afar (Fei Lai Feng)
and North Peak to the northwest of the West Lake at Hangzhou in
Zhejiang Province. It is without doubt a premier showpiece in the West
Lake environs and is notable also as one of the ten most famous
Buddhist temples of China. In 1961 it was listed for protection as a key
provincial historical and cultural site and is considered a leading centre
for research relative to Chinese Buddhist culture)
3. Qinghefang Ancient Street (Qinghefang Ancient Street is a section of
Hefang Street which is located at the northern foot of Wu Shan Hill in
Hangzhou. It is just several hundreds meters away from the
beautiful West Lake. With an area of 13 hectares (32 acres), the street
is the only well-preserved part of the ancient city. As a miniature of the

city's long history, it is the best place to embody the historical and
cultural character of Hangzhou)
4. Grand Canal (The Grand Canal is the longest and greatest man-made
waterway in ancient China, far surpassing the next two of the world: the
Suez and Panama Canals. With 27 sections and 58 historical sites,
it was placed on the UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2014. Running
from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in the south to Beijing in the north
and connecting different river systems, Grand Canal contributed greatly
to ensuring that the Chinese primary economy thrived in past dynasties)
5. Xixi National Wetland Park (Situated in the western part of Hangzhou,
Xixi National Wetland Park is a rare urban wetland. With rich ecological
resources, simple natural landscape and profound culture, it is known
as one of the Three "Xi's" along with Xihu (West Lake) and Xiling (the
Seal Engravers' Society). It is the first and only wetland park in China
combining urban life, farming and culture. Xixi National Wetland Park
has not only broad open views, but also a variety of water views)
6. Six Harmonies Pagoda (Six Harmonies Pagoda is a representative
ancient pavilion-style tower in China, located on Yuelun Mountain to the
south of the West Lake and facing Qiantang River. It is one of the three
renowned pagodas in Hangzhou, together with another two around the
West Lake, Baochu Pagoda and Leifeng Pagoda. Because of the height
advantage and special location, Liuhe Pagoda is one of the best places
to view the splendid Qiantang River Tide. In addition, there is an
Ancient China Pagodas Garden near the tower, displaying miniatures of
famous pagodas around the country)

Transportation:
Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang Province, is one of the top
choices for people who would like to enjoy a side trip after touring
Shanghai. Travelers at home and abroad are attracted by its fascinating
West Lake, endless Longjing Tea Field, historic Grand Canal and
bustling Qinghefang Ancient Street. In order to best serve all tourists, a

very broad transportation system has been established in this city like
Air, Train, Metro, Cruise, Bus, Bicycle, and Taxi.

Hangzhou metro will include 10 lines with a length of over 375 kilometers (233
miles) by the end of 2020. Currently, subway line 1, 2 and 4 have been in
service partially. Line 1, the first one in Zhejiang Province, includes a main line
and a branch line that connects Xiacheng, Xiasha and Linping Districts.
Opened in late 2014, line 2 links Chaoyang and Liangzhu with 33 stations.
The operating part of line 4 makes a connection between Puyan and Pengbu
via East Railway Station. Besides, Hangzhou metro line 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10
will operate in the near future. The fare varies from the travel distance. The
charge complies with the rules below:
CNY2 for the first 4 kilometers (2.5 miles); CNY1 for every additional 4
kilometers (2.5 miles) between 4-12 kilometers (2.5-7.5 miles); CNY1 for
every additional 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) between 12-24 kilometers (7.5-
15 miles); CNY1 for every additional 8 kilometers (5miles) beyond 24
kilometers (15miles).
Note: For children under 1.3 meters (4 feet), they can ride all Hangzhou
subway lines for free. However, they are not allowed to take subway alone
and should be accompanied by an adult.
Weather:
Hangzhou weather is generally warm and mild all year round, with
abundant sunshine and rainfall. There are four clear-cut seasons – a
wet and rainy spring, a hot and humid summer, a cool and clear
autumn, and a dry and cold winter. There are two rainy seasons in the
region – one is the Plum Rain Season beginning in late June through
early July, the other comes with heavy rains and potential typhoons in
August and September.
Dining:
The Hangzhou dining scene is composed of the local cuisine, western cuisine
and cuisines from other parts of China, visitors' dining requirements can be
fulfilled with thousands of available restaurants.
Shopping:
One of China's most dynamic cities, Hangzhou is a pearl in the Yangtze River
Delta. Shopping in this city is no longer limited to local specialties such as

China silk, tea, and lotus root starch. Today modern offerings abound in
various shops, stores, supermarkets, and plazas that crowd the commercial
center.
Nightlife:
After daytime excursions to lakes and mountains in Hangzhou, visitors should
go to the lakeside to enjoy the music fountain for fantastic nightlife. The grand
jets combined with neon lights make the water scenery totally different from
that in the daytime, and yeah there are many bars and nightclubs in
Hangzhou, the place is fun and the music was good, and then we can meet
new people too, you won't regret going to those places!! Come to Hangzhou!!
What type of people would like it here?
1. City people
2. Panorama
3. Tea lovers
4. People who are interested in learning e-commerce
5. Lots of Western options
6. Lots of bars and nightclubs
Estimated cost of living per month:
 Four-person family monthly costs: 14,500.00¥ without rent (using our
estimator).
 A single person monthly costs: 3,625.00¥ without rent.
In my opinion, the cost of living in Hangzhou is much cheaper than in
Shanghai and Beijing, the cost of living in Hangzhou is not much different
from Suzhou, but it all depends on your lifestyle. Maybe your cost of living
will be higher but that is reflected in the salary packages.