Zhejiang Tourism

West Lake, Hangzhou
  • Province:
    Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江, Pinyin: zhejiang)
  • Population :
  • Area :
    101,800 square km (39,300 square mile)
  • Overview:
    Zhejiang is an eastern coastal province. The word Zhejiang was the old name of the Qiantang River, which passes through Hangzhou, the provincial capital.





Herald as one of the most romantic places in China, Zhejiang is ripe with historic and sensual sites to enchant the amorous and curious who make their way here. Taking a ride in Wupeng Boat or strolling along the quaint streets will provide multitudes of photo opprtunities.

The region is renowned for its picturesque landscapes. Well-known mountains include the Yandang, Putuo, Xuedou,Tianmu, and Tiantai, and famous lakes comprise the West Lake in Hangzhou, the East Lake in Shaoxing, the South Lake in Jiaxing, the Dongqian Lake in Ningbo and the North-South Lake in Haiyan. The Thousand-Islet Lake in Chun'an County of Hangzhou is the largest man-made lake in the country. Major rivers in the province include the Qiantang, the Oujiang, and the Nanxi. The Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal runs through the northern part of the province, and merges into the Qiantang River in Hangzhou.



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Rich in cultural relics, Zhejiang has five state-level Historically and Culturally Famous Cities, namely, Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Ningbo, Quzhou and Linhai. In addition, there are 12 provincial-level Historically and Culturally Famous Cities and 43 historical and cultural areas under provincial protection.

Zhejiang boasts 73 cultural relics under state protection, including the Pagoda of Six Harmonies, and General Yue Fei's Temple in Hangzhou, Baoguo Monastery and Tianyige Library in Ningbo, the ancient towpath and the Mausoleum of Yu the Great in Shaoxing, the Confucian Temple of South China in Quzhou, and the Feiying Pagoda in Huzhou, to name just a few. In addition, there are 279 historical and cultural units under provincial protection.


On the Tentative List of World Natural and Cultural Heritages are six sites including the Liangzhu Culture in Hangzhou, West Lake in Hangzhou, Mount Putuo in Zhoushan, Mount Yandang in Wenzhou, the Nanxi River in Yongjia and the three ancient towns in north Zhejiang: Nanxun in Huzhou, Wuzhen in Tongxiang and Xitang in Jiashan.



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west lake, hangzhou

Every time you come to Hangzhou may feel relaxed. Just over 200km southwest of Shanghai, Hangzhou requires only a short jaunt to scrach the surface its charming West Lake, the timeless Grand Canal and the typical Jiangnan atmosphere ...more


From social reformers like Lu Xun to wistful poets sipping Shaoxing's famed wine on the banks of a lazy stream as they compose lyrical dances; Shaoxing's history is that of China's cultural hertitage. ...more


Ningbo is a tranquil coastal city, its 500-km coastline forming a scenic seascape. The Hemudu Culture of 7,000 years ago records the lives of ancient ancestors that inhabited the region, and the Sun and the Moon Lakes, dug in the seventh century, are a particularly beautiful sight ...more


Sprawling along the coast in southeastern Zhejiang Province, the city of Wenzhou is the economic, cultural, and communications center in southern Zhejiang. It has been a principal trading port in China since the Tang Dynasty and is a renowned hometown of many outstanding overseas Chinese ...more



Six Harmonies Pagoda
Now near Six Harnonies Pagoda, a Garden of Chines Ancient Pagodas with more than 100 pagodas and towers in various dynasties has been constructed to display Chines pagida culture integratedly.
Yandang Mountain
Yandang Mountain rises 1,150 meters high in Leqing County twenty-five kilometers from Wenzhou City in southeastern Zhejiang Province. In Chinese, Yandang means "reed marsh for wild geese" and in autumn wild geese do gather in the marshes around the lake at the top of the mountain.
Lanxi Village
During the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties this great statesman's descendants built Zhuge Bagua Village in the mountains of Lanxi, Zhejiang Province, in honor of their revered ancestor.
Wuzhen Old Town
Wuzhen Town has a history of 1,800 years. It is located on the northern part of the Hangjiahu Plain, west of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. The town contains residences built in different dynasties.