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A Warm Sail Through Winter… 2017-06-27
This winter the Thousand-islet Lake is promoting two leisure cruise routes both of which have already created a whirl of attention. Whether it’s a company cruise for those wanting to reward their employees or a celebratory cruise for family members welcoming in the Spring Festival – either way taking a cruise of the Thousand-islet Lake is one of the warmest and most memorable ways of sailing you through winter.

City Lake Cruise: Taste Teas, Foods and Enjoy Night Scenery

City Lake (城中湖) is located in the center of Thousand-Islet Lake city and offers a leisure cruise themed on tea.


Every day from 09:00 to 15:00 tourists can buy tickets at City Lake Ticket Office where they will be taken on a tasteful journey experiencing local high-quality teas, appreciating verdant and luscious scenery as well as listening to explanations of cultural and historical sites along the way.


Late in the afternoon try hopping aboard a painted pleasure boat where, set among exquisite night views, you can experience at first hand a number of freshly caught local delicacies. A Chinese chef will cook specialties from Thousand-Islet Lake – 'Boat Dishes created by *Fishermen of Nine Surnames', appetizing fish head soup, local chicken pot and braised pork etc. In addition to the delicious food, tourists can request folk music and tea art performances to lighten up the night. 

*Fishermen of Nine Surnames were ancient fishermen who were banished from the land but who developed their own unique culture and in doing so made the list of one of Zhejiang’s intangible culture heritages.


Center Lake Leisure Cruise: Enjoy Shows, Hold Banquet and Enjoy Spring Festival

With the Spring Festival fast approaching, two ships named Thousand-Islet Lake Tour Star (千旅之星) and Dream (梦想号) have begun to accept bookings and family reunion dinner reservations. In fact several large ships with a capacity of 100 guests, 260 guests and 320 guests are at your service and with professional stage and sound equipment these ships can also provide customized artistic performances meeting the demands for company end-of-year parties and family vacations.


The Dream No. 2, which will take its maiden voyage on the second day of Chinese New Year (Feb. 9), is a giant ship that over four floors covers a great range of facilities. The first floor is devoted to a multi-function hall where Chinese-style dinner parties, medium-sized meetings, music party and performances can be held. The second and third floors are for private rooms while the deck on the fourth is where sunshine, fresh air and breathtaking views can all be enjoyed.

This Spring Festival, invite some friends and gather your family members, together soak up the party atmosphere and spend a delightful Chinese New Year vacation in Thousand Island Lake.
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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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