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Convenience 2019-09-19

Area Code: 86-571
Electricity: 220V, 50HZ alternating current
Currency: Renminbi (RMB); Symbol: ¥; Units: Yuan (元), Jiao (角) and Fen (分)
Languages Spoken: Mandarin, Hangzhounese (杭州话)

Useful Numbers


Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Traffic Emergency: 122
Tourist Service Hotline: 96123
Tourism Complaint: 87030886
Calling for a Taxi: 28811111
Way Inquiry (Downtown area): 1606000
Telephone Number Inquiry: 114
Weather Forecast: 96121
International long-distance Telephone: 00 + country code + city code + telephone number



Hangzhou is blessed with a relatively mild subtropical climate featuring four distinct seasons. The annual temperature is 16°C(60°F), with an average rainfall of 1500mm and humidity averaging 74% to 85%. Summers here are long, hot and sticky, when temperatures may reach 40°C. Winters remain relatively free of frost; the dampness does not inhibit an occasional snowfall. Spring sees drizzling rain and mist linger over West Lake, painting the much romanticized scene of hazy blue waters against hills of green and blossoming trees. The end of September signal agreeable temperature, clear skies, autumn leaves, and the perfect setting to view the full moon that marks the Mid-Autumn Festival.



Types of a Chinese Visa
Chinese visas fall into four types: diplomatic visa, courtesy visa, service visa and ordinary visa. Ordinary visa is further divided into the following 8 categories each marked with a letter:


Tourist and Family Visit Visa (L-visa)

issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for tourist purpose, family visit or other personal affairs.

Business Visa (F-visa)

issued to a foreign citizen who is invited to China for visit, research, lecture, business, exchanges in the fields of science, technology, education, culture and sports, or attending various kinds of trade fairs or exhibitions, or short-term study, intern practice for a period of less than 6 months.

Student Visa (X-visa)

issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China for the purpose of study or advanced study for a period of six or more months.

Work Visa (Z-visa) 

issued to a foreign citizen who comes to China to work and his or her accompanying family members, or to give commercial performances in China.

Transit Visa (G-visa)

issued to a foreign citizen who is to transit through China on his or her way to a third country (or region).

Crew Visa (C-visa)

issued to crew member performing his/her duties on board an international train, or on an international airline, to a sailor on board an international ocean-liner or freighter, and also to their accompanying family members.

Journalist Visa (J-visa)

issued to foreign journalists. J-visa has two categories: J-1 visa and J-2 visa. J-1 visa is issued to resident foreign journalists in China and their accompanying spouses and under-age children, J-2 visa to foreign journalists who visit China for temporary news coverage.

Permanent Residence Visa (D-visa)

issued to a foreign citizen who has been approved by China’s public security authority to reside in China permanently.

Period of validity of a visa
The period of validity of a visa refers to the period of validity of the visa itself. The holder of a visa is eligible to enter China at any time prior to the expiry of its period of validity (allowed to enter China even before the 24th hour of the last date of its period of validity), so long as the entries granted on the visa have not been used up. A visa becomes effective from the date of issuance. The visa automatically becomes invalid once its period of validity expires regardless of whether its entries are used up or not.

Chinese embassies and consulates general do not extend the period of validity of an issued visa. Holder of an issued visa should apply for a new visa if he or she intends to visit China after the expiry of the issued visa. Foreigners holding an expired visa shall be refused entry into China. Make sure the visa is valid before you set off for China.

Number of Entry of a Visa
The number of entry on a visa refers to the number of times the visa holder is permitted to enter China within the visa’s period of validity. When the entries are all used up, the visa is not valid any more. Even if there are still unused entries, the visa is not valid either if its period of validity has already expired. In either case, the visa holder should apply for a new visa if he or she intends to visit China again. You shall be refused entry into China if you hold a visa with entries already used up.

Duration of a Visa
Duration of stay of a visa refers to the longest period the visa holder is allowed to stay in China from the date of entry into China on each visit. After entry into China, a foreign citizen who needs to stay in China longer than the duration of stay on the visa must apply for an extension of stay at a local public security bureau before the expiry of the duration of stay on the visa. This does not necessarily mean your application for the extension of stay will for certain be approved. The applicant shall bear any consequences arising wherefrom. Overstay in China violates the laws and regulations of China on control of the entry and exit of foreigners, and could be fined or punished with other penalties.

Places to Apply and Extend Your Visas in Hangzhou
1) Division of Exit-Entry Administration of Hangzhou Public Security Bureau (杭州市公安局出入境管理处)
Add: No. 35 Huaguang Road (华光路35号)
Tel: 86-571-87280561/0539

2) Visa4China
Add: 26/F, Room 2601, Universal Mansion, No.168 Yuyuan Road, Shanghai (上海市愚园路168号环球大厦2601室)
Tel: 86-21-51028050

3) Hangzhou PLUS Visa Service
Add: Room 2302, Unit 1, Building 2, Phoenix City, No.41 Qianjiang Road (上城区钱江路41号凤凰城2号楼1单元2302室)
Tel: 86-571-86074967





Bank of China (中国银行)


Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (中国工商银行)


Agricultural Bank of China (中国农业银行)


China Construction Bank (中国建设银行)


China Merchants Bank (中国招商银行)


China Bank of Communications (中国交通银行)


China CITIC Bank (中信银行)


China Everbright Bank (光大银行)


Huaxia Bank (华夏银行)


SPD Bank (上海浦东发展银行)




Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (杭州萧山国际机场)
Information Phone Line:
Answer by Attendant: 86-571-86662404; Automatic Service: 86-571-86661234 / 86661235 / 86661236

Railway Station
Hangzhou Railway Station
Add: No.1 Huancheng East Road, Shangcheng District 上城区环城东路1号
Tel: 86-571-87829983

Hangzhou East Railway Station
Add: No.1 Tiancheng Road, Jianggan District 江干区天城路1号
Tel: 86-571-86450514

Line 1: Xiang Lake (湘湖) - Linping (临平) / Xiasha Jiangbin Station(下沙江滨站)
Line 2: Qianjiang R. Station(钱江路站) - Zhaoyang Station(朝阳站)
Line 4: Jinjiang Station(近江站) - Pengbu Station(彭埠站)
Tel: 86-571-26311111

Long Distance Bus

Hangzhou Terminal
Add: No. 3339 Desheng East Road, Jiubao Town
Tel: 86-571-87650678
Hangzhou West Bus Station
Add: No.357 Tianmushan Road
Tel: 86-571-85222237
Hangzhou South Bus Station
Add: No.407 Qiutao Road
Tel: 86-571-86075352
Hangzhou North Bus Station
Add: No.766 Moganshan Road
Tel: 86-571-88097761



The First Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University
Add: No. 79 Qingchun Road, Shangcheng District 上城区庆春路79号
Tel: 86-571-87236336

The Second Affiliated Hospital of Medical School of Zhejiang University
Add: No. 88 Jiefang Road, Shangcheng District 上城区解放路88号
Tel: 86-571-87783777

Hangzhou First People's Hospital
Add: No.261 Huansha Road, Shangcheng District 上城区浣纱路261号
Tel: 86-571-87065701

Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
Add: No.3 Qingchun East Road, Jianggan District 江干区庆春东路3号
Tel: 86-571-86090073

Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital
Add: No.158 Shang Tang Road, Gongshu District 拱墅区上塘路158号
Tel: 86-571-85239988

Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Add: No.49 Huancheng West Road, Xihu District 西湖区环城西路49号
Tel: 86-571-85827888

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No.188, Fuchun Road, Hangzhou, China
TEL: 86-571-96123
FAX: 86-571-96123
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