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Let Spring Awaken your Senses… 2017-05-11
When spring comes to Hangzhou it also awakens our senses, so to enjoy the sights, sounds and aromas of this lively season, then head straight to the following eight locations.

Hangzhou Eight-Diagram Field



Hangzhou Eight-Diagram Field

By the time the rape flowers in Eight-Diagram Field are in full bloom, you can breathe the fragrant smell and capture the beauty of spring in your camera. Ascending the Jade Emperor Mountain to Ziyun Cave, which is the best vantage point, takes about half an hour but once you arrive you will realize it was worth every step.


Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies



Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies

Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies is embedded in between mountains and winds its way for seven kilometers from Longjing until it reaches the Qiantang River. Now that spring is here, visiting the creek’s crystal-clear waters, camping or enjoying a barbeque are all ways in which to heighten our senses this spring.


Meijiawu Village



Meijiawu Village

The village, located in the south of Meiling Tunnel, stretches for over 5000 meters along Meiling Road. The Meiling Ancient Path that leads from Lingyin area to Tianzhu and Meijiwu Village has now been altered into a mountain road and it boasts fresher than fresh air and is an ideal place for cycling, enjoying farm-themed fun and most importantly, savoring a cup of freshly picked Longjing green tea.


Mailing Peak



From east of Manjuelong Village, after passing Shiwu Peak, Cishanbu, one will reach Mailing Peak at the foot of Southern Peak and Santaishan Mountain. Mailing Peak has been frequented by many ancient scholars and literati, who have left behind them a wealth of treasures like Lu You – a prominent poet of China's Southern Song Dynasty.


Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunqi



The Bamboo-Lined Path at Yunqi is full of tranquility, greenery and fresh air. Start from Sanju Pavilion and you will hike in and amongst a variety of bamboo.


Jiulisong



Jiulisong was once one of the Top Eighteen Views of Old Qiantang (currently known as Hangzhou). It is the earliest man-made border tree area around the West Lake, which is said to date back to 725 AD. After all these years, the pine trees have grown to towering heights, flanking the road and forming its unique charm.


Ciyunling Peak



Ciyunling Peak is located in between Jade Emperor Mountain and Jiangjun Mountain, also known as Phoenix Mountain. It stretches northwards to the bank of the West Lake and southwards to the bank of the Qiantang River.


Ciyunling Peak is a century-old ancient path embraced by mountains around the West Lake. Its construction was ordered by Qianliu, the king of Wuyue Kingdom, for the transportation convenience between Xihu District and Jianggan District. It used to be a lively path for pilgrims getting to temples, but now has become a road featuring pastoral beauties in all four seasons and an ideal place for sightseeing and relaxation.

Fenghuang Peak



Fenghuang Peak is where Nine Creeks and Eighteen Gullies start and the areas around it are one of the production areas of Longjing tea leaves. After passing the south end of Fenghuang Peak, one can then head to Longjing to taste the world famous brew.
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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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