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Hangzhou’s Nine Landmarks Besides West Lake 2017-08-21

Every city has its symbol with Beijing’s symbol being the Great Wall, Shanghai’s being Lujiazhui, Chengdu’s being the steaming-hot hot pot and Hangzhou’s being West Lake. But besides West Lake, there are other nine places that deserve to be symbols of Hangzhou.


Qiantang River Bridge 钱江一桥



Qiantang River Bridge

The world-famous Qiantang River Bridge was the first two-tiered railway and highway bridge designed by Chinese. Eighty years have passed and it still stands firmly over Qiantang River.


Address: south of West Lake, near Pagoda of Six Harmonies (西湖以南,靠近六和塔)

Chunyang Road 淳杨线



Chunyang Road

In Hangzhou, there is the newly-born romantic Chunyang Road boasting of scenery which is more breathtaking than that of the famed Route 66 of the US. Along the 52 kilometers road around the Qiandao Lake, one can feast on picturesque scenery boasting of verdant mountains and crystal-clear water and it is a must for cycling enthusiasts.


Address: Chun’an County, Hangzhou (杭州淳安县)

Daming Mountain 大明山



Daming Mountain

In Hangzhou, there is Daming Mountain, which is a dazzling pearl on the golden tourist route. Heralded as the “Huangshan Mountain of Zhejiang" (a major tourist destination in China, known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks etc.), this treasure of China is unique in Jiangnan Region with its large number of peculiar-shaped peaks and stones, cascading waterfalls, broad plains, deep karst caves and a highland green lake.


Address: Baiguo Village, southern end of Dada Road, Qingliang Town, Lin’an District, Hangzhou(杭州市临安市临安清凉峰镇大大线南端白果村)

Tianmu Mountain 天目山



Tianmu Mountain

Tianmu Mountain is a national nature education and research center. The mountain has set many world records. Because of its age-old Buddhist culture and special geology, it has well preserved abundant flora and fauna resources in the area and is home to the five only Zhejiang hop-hornbeams in the world.


Address: West Tianmu Village, Lin’an City, Hangzhou (浙江省杭州临安市西天目乡)

Tianzhu Road 天竺路



Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

The century-old pilgrim road called Tianzhu Road is a pedestrian road closely connected to Buddhism. Isolated from the urban world’s bustle and hustle and flanked by time-honored temples, the road is reputed as “A Road Leading to the Southeast Buddhist Center.”


Address: Xihu District, Hangzhou (杭州西湖区)

Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal 京杭大运河



The century-old Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal flows through Hangzhou. Together with the Great Wall in Beijing and Kaner Well in Xinjiang, it is renowned as one of the greatest projects from ancient China and is the longest and oldest canal in the world. Hangzhou gained its fame because of West Lake and thrived because of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal.

Address: No. 208, Huancheng North Road, Xiacheng District (杭州市下城区环城北路208号)

Jingshan Tea 径山茶



Hangzhou has a fragrant tea variety called Jingshan Tea. Named after its production area, Jingshan Mountain, Jingshan Tea is one of the Chinese culture teas and gained its fame as early as in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). Lu Yu, the sage of tea, wrote about it in the famous book, the Classic of Tea. The seeds of the tea were later brought to Japan by an eminent Japanese monk giving birth to the Japanese tea ceremony.

Jingshan Mountain
Address: Changjing Road, Yuhang District, Hangzhou (杭州市余杭区长径线)

Kuiyuan Noodle Restaurant 奎元馆



There is a Hangzhou noodle restaurant called the Kuiyuan Noodle Restaurant which is popular among literati. The restaurant is the pioneer of making Pian Er Chuan, one of the Top Ten Noodle Dishes in China. The old restaurant has served all types of big shots from the political, educational and cultural circles.

Address: No. 154, Jiefang Road, Shangcheng District, Hangzhou (杭州上城区解放路154号)

Twenty-Three Lanes of Southern Song Dynasty Imperial Street 南宋御街二十三坊



Twenty-Three Lanes of Southern Song Dynasty Imperial Streets is where the daily life of old Hangzhou people can still be seen. It is the epitome of the old Hangzhou people’s lifestyle. Instead of oppressive skyscrapers, two to three storied buildings and stores line the broad streets full of life from a by-gone era.

Address: Shangcheng District, Hangzhou (杭州市上城区)
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