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Hangzhou’s many Shades of Autumn 2017-10-13
For Hangzhou, a classic Jiangnan-style city, green is its representative color. However, in this glowing season it is fair to say that Hangzhou has many shades of autumn, especially along the roads which have become poetic and vivid in their seasonal sceneries.

 Beishan Road 

Location: in the West Lake Scenic Area
Highlight: Chinese parasol

Beishan Road, adjacent to the north of the West Lake, is approximately 1500 meters long and is lined with an array of yellow parasols. In autumn, with the bright sunshine, the yellow hue becomes even brighter, forming a strong contrast with the nearby green and glorious mountains.


 Huayuan Alley 

Location: in Xiacheng District
Highlight: gingko

Zhaohui Gingko Forest, located in Huayuan Alley, has since 1980 been filled with more than 300 old gingkos. Reputed as one of the most beautiful scenes in Hangzhou, it leaves a golden impression behind. Here, you can ramble along the golden blanket of gingko leaves and watch couples taking romantic photosor old people playing chess whilst the children rustle up games in and amongst the fallen leaves.


 Guanyintang Road 

Location: in Jianggan District
Highlight: metasequoia

Guanyintang Road used to be the flood dam of Qiantang River, where more than 380 metasequoias have been thriving and are now at least 20 meters high. In spring, metasequoias sprout up as new hopes; in summer, they make pleasant shades for tourists; when deep autumn comes, golden leaves falls to fertilize the soil; and in winter, they put on their silver coats and light up the world.


 Fengtan Road 

Location: in Gongshu District
Highlights: camphora, prunus persica, zephyranthes

With various kinds of flowers planted deep among the lawns, Fengtan Road gives a visual feast of multiple layers of colorful landscapes.


 Dongjiangzui Cycling Greenway 

Location: in the Xihu District
Highlights: white poplar, rape flower

Dongjiangzui Cycling Greenway is a leisure tourist gallery with beautiful landscapes, balanced ecology and cityscapes. Along the greenway, you can appreciate, by foot or bike, the river scenes that are bordered with white poplars either side.


 Jiangnan Avenue 

Location: in the Binjiang District
Highlights: camphor, gingko and so on

When it comes to the best road in Binjiang District, no other road could rival Jiangnan Avenue, which is flanked with green camporsand yellow gingkos. In autumn, the yellow leaves fall on the deep blue roads, making the world a colorful dream come true.


 Jiangbin Avenue 

Location: in Jiande City
Highlights: elaeocarpus decipiens, osmanthus

With a total length of 4355 meters, the road is lined with elaeocarpus decipiens, cherry trees, osmanthus fragrans, and magnolias. Every autumn, the flowers are in full bloom and meandering along the road, you can feel the breeze permeating the air with a mix of intoxicating fragrances.

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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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