Follow the Canal-Side Footpath to Culture
“Chenyun Greenway” – a Canal-side footpath in Gongshu District has now been completed and this week, Gongshu Street will send out its warm invitation welcoming you all to enjoy a stroll along its neighboring Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.
“Chenyun Greenway” is a 10-kilometer-long linear-shape green opening space that combines functions of cycling, strolling and resting. It strings together a host of historical relics and urban landscape parks such as the famous Qiaoxi Historic Block, Grand Canal Museum complex, Gaojia Garden and the Jiangshu Railway Relics Park.
The footpath is built based on the water culture of Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, infusing history and natural scenery with community culture. To cater to the needs of different people, “Chenyun Greenway” footpath is divided into two sections with Lishui Road as the axis. The east section is a 6-kilometer-long loop suitable for those in good physical health and the west section, passing by Yunhe Tiandi, Gaojia Garden, and Qiaoxi Historic Block, is a 4-kilometer-long loop, suitable for those wanting something more leisurely.
The greenway is designed by the Landscape Architectural Design Institute of China’s Academy of Art. With the adding of elements like greenway-themed walls, vegetation, landscape lamps, cobblestones and old-fashioned direction boards, the footpath is even more inviting. In addition, 600 thousand RMB has been invested into security monitoring facilities ensuring a safe and happy environment.
Spring is here and so is the 2017 “Intoxicating Springtime” – Hangzhou Outdoor Leisure Season which, in the following three months, will provide the city with over 50 springtime outdoor experiences and tour itineraries. With six themes to choose from such as child-parent, flower viewing, games and sports, spring couldn’t be livelier.
The annual time for picking Longjing green tea leaves, one of the top ten renowned teas of China, has begun in Hangzhou and everywhere tea farmers are now busy picking and hand frying the famous leaves. If you wanted to take a sneak peek at how the farmers meticulously pick their verdant leaves from bushes nestled in undulating hills, or if you wanted to sample, at first hand, this year’s Longjing variety, then head to the following three tea villages which are known for their tea, tea culture and tea-related tourist attractions.