Exhibition of the Week: Golden Rooster Heralds the Morning
Time: 09:30 – 17:00 until March 30 (closed on Mondays)
Address: 6 West Lake Culture Square, Xiacheng District, Hangzhou
The year of 2017 in the Chinese calendar is the year of the rooster and to celebrate this year and in order to popularize the culture of the rooster there will be, until March 30, an exhibition in Zhejiang Museum of Natural History.
The exhibition displays 38 specimens of birds belonging to the Galliformes, five paintings about birds and 36 rooster-related historic relics, such as ceramics, jade ware, bronze ware, fan pages and painting scrolls. Furthermore, the exhibition also displays 31 exhibits collected from the society and 30 paintings created by the public.
The exhibition consists of three parts and the third part, culture of the rooster, is the most interesting part as it showcases the role of the rooster in Chinese poems, paintings and folk activities.
In the meantime, the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History presents its visitors with a Treasures Exhibition which exhibits 30 new animal specimens that include ancient rare species, such as a thigh bone of an atlas dragon from the Jurassic, liger and dyrosaurus?, as well as endangered animals under the key protection of China.
The Treasure Exhibition is available all year round and costs 20 RMB per person.
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.
Last year on the real waters of the West Lake, and in the evening gala of Hangzhou G20 Summit, the performance “The most memorable is Hangzhou” amazed the world. It was a shame that after such a short period of performing in last October and November, the show paused. But now news is out that starting from May, the updated version of original Impression West Lake, “The most memorable is Hangzhou” will once again show its lakeside charm in becoming one of the most splendid performances on water.