Hangzhou’s spring can be seen in the little residential houses lying beside bridges, beneath which gurgling water can be heard running through. There, willows at the bank sprout tender green shoots, pink flowers bloom, and together with the Jiangnan-style white walls and black tiles they silently reflect in the calm river signaling that spring is finally in the Hangzhou air.
Hangzhou, praised as the Southeast Buddhist Center, is home to many famous temples, pagodas and Buddhist statutes. The landscape of Hangzhou is often the talk of the town for its smell of burning incense and its sound of ringing bells. As Chinese New Year is approaching, we are delighted to provide you with a guide of a Buddhist tour of Hangzhou.
Hangzhou is an engaging city with lots to offer and with its well-developed public transportation system this makes it convenient for exploring, even for those who are not familiar with the city’s surroundings. As for the mode of transport, taking the subway is one way to finding the perfect stop for shopping, dining, and of course sightseeing.
Hangzhou is renowned for its four distinct seasons and each is revered for its unique characteristics. For example: in spring waving willows dance to the breeze, in summer gorgeous lotus flowers radiate in the sunlight and in autumn a delightful odor of osmanthus pervades the air; but it is the remnant snow that covers the Broken Bridge in winter that makes Hangzhou this season’s coolest pick and the ideal place to visit many of its winter wonders, eig...