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Hangzhou Plans to issue 100,000 “Tourist Cards” 2017-06-27


 
In order to create high-quality environment for tourists and provide greater convenience, this autumn, Hangzhou plans to issue 100,000 "Hangzhou Tong•Tourist Cards". Cardholders can use the card to cover tourism consumptions and acquire tourism information inquiry service.


Like the Octopus Card in Hong Kong, the card can be used in a wide range of places, like scenic spots, restaurants, hotels and shops etc. When first purchasing the card, tourists need to store some money into the card. The maximum amount is 1,000 Yuan and minimum is 50 Yuan. When returning the card, the balance will be returned.

After October 1st, tourists can use the card in the places with the logo of Hangzhou Tong (杭州通) or Chinese Characters “零钱宝”. These places are marked out in the maps given to tourists when purchasing the card. In addition, from October 1st to December 31st, cardholders can gain an extra 10 percent of the deposit by depositing money into the card, and enjoy the lowest discount of the year when making purchases.

The card can be purchased in any customer service stations around downtown Hangzhou. And online applying service is on the agenda.
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The Art of the Guqin2017-11-21
Guqin, is a traditional Chinese musical instrument with a history that spans at least three thousand years. Ranked first in the following top four traditional Chinese arts – Guqin, Chess, Calligraphy and Painting, Guqin has long been considered as the symbol of elegance and has been the long-chosen musical accompaniment for singing ancient scholars. To know or to master the art of the Guqin, then the following influential places in Hangzhou are a good place to start.
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Hangzhou, Soaked in Traditional Chinese Medicine2017-11-21
Traditional Chinese medicine has a time-honored history. As early as ancient times, through the process of struggling with nature, traditional Chinese medicine was created. When searching for food, it was discovered that plants could relieve symptoms, which is the origins of traditional Chinese medicine; hot rocks or sand and earth wrapped up with furs or tree barks eased pain when warming oneself by a fire, which is how moxibustion came into being. It is also during the process of producing tools, that the ancient Chinese discovered the stabbing of some parts of the body can ease the pain of some other parts of the body, and that is how acupuncture come into being.
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