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Qiaoxi Historic Block – Hangzhou’s Time Capsule 2017-05-11
Located west of the old Gongchen Bridge along the bank of the Grand Canal, stands Qiaoxi Historic Block, a grand residential area, heralding designs from the Ming and Qing dynasties.


Restored by the government in 2008 it has since been developed to include a number of new attractions. Boasting a range of services such as Chinese medicine culture, ceramic making and catering this ancient block with a modern twist is also home to a number of restaurants, cafes, tea-houses, gift shops and museums.

Once old and frayed this residential block is now buzzing with charm and beauty but still maintains its sense of tranquility and style.

Walk along any one of the cobbled streets that make up this block and you will discover a world of culture. Whether you choose to step into the past and soak up some of China's history in its umbrella museum, or you just simply want to relax in a coffee shop and read a book, either way Qiaoxi Historic Block will provide you with the chance to uncover more about China's past while at the same time enjoying a number of modern day facilities.
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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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