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Hangzhou - an Award Winning City 2017-05-11
On February 19, a travel interactive activity entitled “Be near to Oscar Awards, the best memory is in Hangzhou” was held in Hollywood. The activity is another travel promotion predominantly aimed at Americans which transpired after Hangzhou’s breathtaking scenery, through virtual reality, made its appearance in the 2016 Super Bowl.

Hangzhou in Oscar Awards

Held by the Hangzhou Tourism Commission and the ABC Television Network, which broadcasted the most recent 2017 Oscar Awards, this new activity infuses Hangzhou’s travel elements with Oscar Nominated films, La La Land, Arrival, Manchester by the Sea and Loving. By adding Hangzhou’s travel elements to adapted scenes from some of the latest films – Hangzhou is thrown into the spotlight and will be seen by many as an award-winning city. In the meantime, on the day of the Oscars, an advertisement promoting Hangzhou, will run throughout the show. 

Hangzhou in Oscar Awards

After the G20 Summit, Hangzhou’s appeal to foreign tourists has been growing. The New York Times and the world-famous Travel + Leisure magazine have selected Hangzhou as one of the “52 Places to Go in 2016” and “Best Places to Travel in 2016”, and just last year, Lonely Planet recognized Hangzhou as one of the “Seven New Year’s Eve Destinations.”

As the country with the third largest inbound travel and the largest long-distance travel to Hangzhou, flights to San Francisco and Los Angeles, two cities in America, have now been created. Since the G20 summit was held in Hangzhou, tours experiencing this world event have now become a main attraction promoted by the city. Tourists can find out more in the “Hangzhou Civilization Tourism Reception Center” in the departing building of Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport.

Hangzhou Post-G20 Experience Tour Itineraries



1. G20 Summit Venue Tour: Hangzhou International Exposition Center, Hangzhou International Conference Center, Qianjiang New City and City Balcony.


2. West Lake Night Cruise Tour: Nanshan Road, Beishan Road, West Lake Night Cruise and West Lake Music Fountain.

3. Metropolis Night Tour: Wulin Square Music Fountain and light show. The light show is the largest 3D light show in the whole of Asia and is within walking distance of Wulin Square where you will also find some of Hangzhou’s most popular shopping malls including Hangzhou Tower shopping mall, Yintai and Hangzhou department Store.

4. Grand Canal Night Cruise: Wulinmen dock — Grand Canal — San Bao Ship Lock — Qiantang River — San Bao Ship Lock — Wulinmen Dock; During the tour, one can enjoy the spectacular Qianjiang New City light show which rolls out onto the buildings that line the banks of the Qiantang River, showcasing Chinese traditional culture and Hangzhou highlights.

5. Aesthetic Art Tour: Nanshan and Xiangshan campuses of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou Cuisine Museum;

6. Silk and Tea Culture Tour: China National Tea Museum, China Silk Museum, Gui Yu Shan Fang (Osmanthus Mountain Villa) and Weizhuang of Zhi Wei Guan

7. Hangzhou Lifestyle Tour: Qiaoxi Historic Block along the Grand Canal, Xiangji Temple, Workmanship Demonstration Pavilion, Hefang Street and the Former Residence of Hu Xueyan.
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