Poets and artists going back over a thousand years waxed eloquent about taking pleasure boats on Hangzhou's West Lake and exploring the gardens, pagodas and pavilions that surround the city's most popular attraction. Home to one of China's most famous teas, ancient pottery traditions and more, scenic and historic Hangzhou is a fabulous place to explore classical Chinese culture.
Throughout the ages, tranquil West Lake has attracted poets, artists, travelers and pleasure seekers to ply its waters on boats or meander in the gardens that dot its shores and ... >>
Famed Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou, known in the West for directing "Hero" and "Raise the Red Lantern," co-directed this bombastic show of light, sound, dance and acrobatic feats ... >>
Buddhist statues of wood and stone line the halls of Lingyin Temple, founded by an Indian monk in the year 326. Sharing ... >>
1,800 years of history have given Xixi Wetland an abundance of cultural heritage to explore. Home to water villages ... >>
The little city of Shaoxing sits atop crisscrossing canals and lures tourists with its old-China feel and centuries of ... >>