-> (3)About Hangzhou
Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province with the sub-provincial administrative level, is the center of provincial politics, economy, culture, science and education. It covers an area of 16,596km2 with a population of 6.60 million. The economic development level of Hangzhou is very high and its economic strength is continuously ranked second among all provincial capitals and its economic general strength is listed in the top ten among all the big-middle cities in China. Hangzhou is not only one of the safest tourist-city, but also one of the best cities of internal security. Hangzhou locates close to China east coast, in the lower reaches of the Qiantang River and at the southern end of the Grand Canal (Beijing - Hangzhou). The distance between Hangzhou and Shanghai is 200 kilometers, which is connected by the railway and highway. It only takes less than 2 hours to reach Shanghai and the trip is quite comfortable and efficient. The city tree is Camphor Tree and the city flower is Osmanthus.
It is renowned as:
---Paradise on earth, Best Tourism City of China
---Most beautiful and magnificent heavenly city in the world (Marco Polo)
---International Garden City
---Site for Qiantang Tide watching
---Terminal point of the Grand Canal
---Oriental Capital of Leisure
---City of Life Quality
---Historical City-One of Seven Ancient Capitals
---City of Love with many beautiful love stories
---City of Silk and Dragon Well Green Tea
---One of the most secure cities in China
Hangzhou belongs to China. Hangzhou belongs to the world.
---over 100 nations has established trading relations with Hangzhou
---8 cities in 7 countries have established sister-city relations with Hangzhou.
---61 countries have come to Hangzhou to invest.
---25 million tourists come to Hangzhou every year.
Welcome to Hangzhou for tour, study, living and work.