Hangzhou’s successful hosting of the 2016 G20 Summit no doubt adds more charm to this ancient yet dynamic city. The tour can give you a better insight of G20 Summit by visiting some of the venues where G20 specialties are produced.
Itineraries: Zhijiang Creative Park → Quanshanshi Art Center → China Academy of Art → Outer Tongwu Village → Shuangling Village
Zhijiang Creative Park
Address: No. 1 Chuangyi Road, Zhuantang Street, Xihu District
After the impressive G20 Summit Evening Gala went live, the whole world was dazzled especially by the three-minute snippet of the incredible fan opening performance of Liangshanbo and Zhu Yingtai. TIMEAXIS, which is responsible for producing such an incredible fan, is located inside Zhijiang Creative Park.
Quanshanshi Art Center
Address: No. 10 Jianghan Road, Xihu District
The art center is the first of its kind in China and functions as a display, study, popularization and exchange center for western oil paintings.
China Academy of Art
Address: No. 352, Xiangshan Road, Zhuantang Street, Xihu District
The China Academy of Art is China’s first comprehensive state-funded art institution of higher education. Its Xiangshan campus focuses on the protection of ecological environment and the building-up of the campus’ art ambience. Its architecture blends well into the surrounding environment and is a fine symbol of its artistic theories.
Outer Tongwu Village
At the welcoming banquet of the G20 Summit the waitresses were all wearing traditional Chinese dresses – Qipao, on which were printed the beautiful paintings depicting Hangzhou’s top views and these paintings were created by Min Gengcan.
Min Gengcan is a world famous painter and his art gallery is located in Outer Tongwu in Xihu District. The art gallery is recognized as being the most beautiful and modern piece of architecture in Outer Tongwu Village. It is spacious with an area of 2500 sq m and is a multifunctional art palace combing display, training and education.
Starting from October, Outer Tongwu Village will organize an event themed on Chinese filial piety (refers to a virtue of respect for one's parents, elders, and ancestors in confucian philosophy) culture, including activities such as appreciating Chinese filial piety culture, learning about filial piety etiquette, making dumplings and tasting healthy recipes.
During the G20 Summit Jiu Qu Hong Mei Tea impressed international guests with its century-old history and savory taste. To further sample this flavor then head to Shuangling Village which is known as the production area of Jiu Qu Hong Mei Tea and, according to historical documents, has a history of over 100 years.
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.