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Exhibitions of the Week 2018-05-31
Since Chinese Valentines’ Day is drawing near now is the time to schmooze your loved one artistically and famed for its numerous exhibitions and arty hide-outs Hangzhou is the perfect place to do so.

Fire Worm Ecological Exhibition



Xixi, famed as one of the "Three Xi's of Hangzhou (a term used to refer to landmark sights in Hangzhou)" along with West Lake (Xihu) and Xiling Seal-Engravers' Society, is a great location that should be on everyone's to-do list. The beauty of Xixi lies in its primitiveness set in a great ecological environment which is also the breeding ground for fire worms, known as the indicator of a good ecological environment and for bringing a magical night to many.



Inside the Xixi National Wetland Park ecological tents have been put up to create an ecological zone where people can watch fire worms flying in the sky and illuminating the dark summer nights.

Hours: From 17:30 to 21:00 until late August
Venue: Xixi National Wetland Park
Ticket: 40 RMB / person for adults; 30 RMB / person for children under the height of 1.5 m, students and the elderly aged 60 and over.

European Glass Art Exhibition



The exhibition displays 211 pieces from the treasured collections of the Prague National Arts and Crafts Museum of Czech Republic. The glass works include masterpieces of every important period from schools of artists in ancient times and medieval times to today's modern times. Zhejiang Provincial Museum is the first stop on its very first exhibition tour of China.



Hours: Now until Oct. 9
Venue: The underground exhibition hall of Zhejiang Provincial Museum – Wulin Branch
Ticket: Free

Lacquer Art from the Ming and Yuan



Zhejiang is the cradle of Chinese lacquer technique. The lacquer arch unearthed from the 8000-year-old Kuahuqiao Culture and the red lacquer wood bowl discovered from the 7000-year-old Hemudu Culture are both evidence in indicating that as early as the Neolithic Age the ancestors of the Zhejiang people were already sophisticated in applying natural Chinese lacquer. During the Northern and Southern Song Dynasties, and Yuan Dynasty, the lacquer ware of Zhejiang was ranked first in China and Hangzhou was its main production area. This exhibition displays 90 pieces /sets of historical and cultural heritages and showcases the sophisticated lacquer technique from the Song Dynasty until now.

Hours: From 09:00 to 17:00 till Sept. 6
Venue: Zhejiang Provincial Museum – Gushan Branch
Ticket: Free
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Fireflies light up Hangzhou’s Summer Nights2018-07-19
When was the last time you saw fireflies? People who live in busy cities seem to have forgotten these little flashes of light. In Hangzhou, however, there are places where you can see thousands of fireflies flying in the forest, which is a scene that lights up the city’s summer nights.
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Lotus Seedpods and Leaves of the West Lake are up for Sale2018-07-19
This summer, around 24 acres of lotuses will bloom throughout the lake, filling the whole scenic area with the most delicate of fragrances. During summer mornings, the Water Management Office of West Lake has delegated its staff, who are responsible for the maintenance of water, to collect lotus seedpods and leaves from the lake.
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