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The Inside to Hangzhou's Art 2017-06-27
One of the great things about Hangzhou is that there are not only numerous interesting and exciting things to do outside in the city’s beautiful landscape, but there are also many wonderful activities hiding behind, some very historical and cultural doors. These doors, belonging to some of the best art palaces in Hangzhou, lead the way to a number of informative and colourful exhibitions.

An Exhibition of Dehua Porcelain


Dehua County in Fujiang Province is the birthplace of ceramic culture in China and is reputed as being one of ‘Three Ceramic Capitals in China’. The delicate jade-white porcelain, known as blanc-de-chine in the West, is extremely popular and has often been referred to as “The treasure of Oriental Art”. It was during the Neolithic Age that ceramic production in Dehua County began to flourish, reaching its heyday during the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

This season Zhejiang Provincial Museum proudly showcases 68 antique pieces of Dehua porcelain from the Ming and Qing Dynasty and exhibits comprehensively the culture of this most treasured art. Hand-picked from the precious collections of Fujiang Museum are a number of pieces which include statues, ornaments, ancient stationery and household utensils.
 
Date: Nov. 30, 2014 - Feb 15, 2015
Venue: Zhejiang Provincial Museum
Address: No.25, Gushan Road, Xihu District (西湖区孤山路25号)
Ticket: Free



An Exhibition of Wood-block Paintings


With Chinese New Year fast approaching, Hangzhou’s West Lake Museum opens its doors and invites you to learn all about the Chinese spring festival and also welcomes you to participate in the charm of Chinese traditional art and the many customs that accompany it.  The exhibition, consisting of 200 pieces, showcases eight categories of Chinese New Year wood-block paintings from different regions of China.

Date: Jan.1 to March 10
Venue: West Lake Museum
Add: No.89, Nanshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市南山路89号)
Ticket: Free



Hangzhou’s Chinese Painting Biennale


This winter Zhejiang Art Museum spectacularly presents, over two floors and six exhibition rooms, the works of 36 artists. Hangzhou’s Chinese Painting Biennale is not only of a large scale but it covers all genres such as landscape, birds, flowers, calligraphy, poems and engravings. 

The works are presented as an ‘album of paintings’, an old-fashioned way of mounting paintings in China. In ancient times an ‘album of paintings’ solved the inconvenience of keeping long paintings, a traditional form of painting that uses a long canvas to depict its subject matter. 

Date: Dec. 23 to March. 8
Venue: Zhejiang Art Museum
Add: No.138, Nanshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市南山路138号)
Tel: (0571)87078700
Ticket: Free

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After the longest off-season in fishing in recorded history, on August 1st, after three long months, all types of fishing vessels set out to throw the first net to catch this season's fish and started bringing back fresh seafood to our dining tables. To taste the freshest seafood, you should always travel to Zhejiang's coastal areas, but if traveling far is not an option, you can also try the following seafood restaurants which serve the freshest seafood fare in Hangzhou.
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No.188, Fuchun Road, Hangzhou, China
TEL: 86-571-96123
FAX: 86-571-96123
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