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King Qian Liu of Wuyue Kingdom 2017-05-08
Qian Liu is one of the famous natives of Hangzhou and the founder of the Wuyue Kingdom during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. He ruled roughly present Zhejiang Province as a king for 41 years. During his period, Wuyue prospered economically and lead the rest of Jiangnan area in such businesses as fishery, salt trading and silk production. This land of happiness ruled by King Qian Liu was the cradle of a wealth of talents who in turn contributed to its unique regional culture that continues to this day. Besides developing the region’s agriculture, expanding Hangzhou and building seawalls, King Qian Liu also built an embankment against the furious Qiantang River Tidal bore, to which an interesting folklore has been devoted.

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More Dragon Boat Festival Activities in Hangzhou2017-05-25
This year, the traditional Dragon Boat Festival, also known as Duanwu Festival, falls on May 30 and even though it is still a few days away, the fragrance of rice dumplings has already started to spread about Hangzhou. Along with a variety of festive food, scenic areas are also itching to impress all with a series of fun activities, which of course are themed on the traditional Dragon Boat Festival. So, get ready, set, and go and immerse yourself in a world of cultural fun.
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The Marvel of Hangzhou’s Museums…2017-05-25
Hangzhou is recognized for its many museums which showcase, from all aspects, the history and culture of Hangzhou and China. The most popular ones amongst tourists and citizens, alike, include Zhejiang Provincial Museum, Zhejiang Museum of Natural History and China National Tea Museum. Besides these mainstream museums, Hangzhou also offers some small-scale venues themed around silhouettes, paper money and coins, and folk arts. To find out more, just read on …
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