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vbx000 Hangzhou - A travel report by Veronica
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Hangzhou- Right Out of a Kungfu Movie

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One of my favorite cities in China- other than Beijing, Hong Kong, and Lhasa was Hangzhou. Beautiful lake, great weather and the tea fields are incredible.


1000 Buddhas Hall. 1000 bronze buddha statues, all with different personalities
1000 Buddhas Hall. 1000 bronze buddha statues, all with different personalities
Hangzhou is one of the cities apart of the grand canal that runs through China, originally built to bring rice up to the northen, more barren parts of China- specifically the capital Beijing. The west lake is beautiful at all times of day and in all weather. The tea fields are mystical and amazing, they remind you of Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, and the Buddhist temple is pretty neat. All the western comforts plus great cultural sites.

Favourite spots:
The Lake
The Lake
This restaurant next door to our hotel that had a set dinner hamburger, soup, french fries and drink special for 50rmb. Best hamburger I've had in China. And, the tea fields that I keep mentioned. It's where they grow/make Dragon Well Tea, a green tea that is still hand churned. Quite good. West Lake has paths you can follow around and sometimes through portions of the lake, there is never a bad time to see that. Plus, there was a starbucks and a haagen daaz right next door to each other down the street from our hotel. You can't really beat that package.

What's really great:
Tea Kung Fu Masteres
Tea Kung Fu Masteres
The tea fields were the best, we watched kung fu tea pouring masters. I'm not kidding, they combined the art of pouring tea with the ancient art of kung fu. It was pretty bad ass.

Sights:
Enticing a puppy to be my friend.
Enticing a puppy to be my friend.
There is a market in Hangzhou that your normal tourist lot and a pretty good snack street. You can visit a museum of chinese medicine at this market too.

Accommodations:
We had a hotel that was overlooking west lake. Unfortunately, I don't pay attention to names since my program does all of the booking work for us. But, it was really nice, comfortable and convenient. It was amazing to walk from the hotel every morning to see the lake smiling back at me.

Published on Friday October 28th, 2005


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Sat, Oct 29 2005 - 07:13 PM rating by miguelmarchi

I enjoy your China reports

Sat, Oct 29 2005 - 06:23 PM rating by jesusferro

I have been twice in China and your reports give me nostalgia

Sat, Oct 29 2005 - 05:13 PM rating by toribio

ALL YOU WRITE IS GOOD

Sat, Oct 29 2005 - 07:06 AM rating by magsalex

Love the colours of the lake picture

Fri, Oct 28 2005 - 11:36 AM rating by shsmrsb

I remember it well, however, when my husband and I were there it was icy cold and we walked on the lake!! However, it was undoubtedly beautiful. We hired bicycles in our hotel and rode over the top of the hills to the lake as our hotel was a little way away. A truly wonderful experience, so thank you for bringing back some memories.

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