Hangzhou is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world! said Marco Polo when he came here in 13th century. A magnificent old capital in China’s history. It’s still the same as it was, embracing wonderful scenes, rich cultures and relaxed habitants. Garden City, Oriental Leisure City, Capital of Tea, Happiest City… Hangzhou got so many titles and reputations in the world. When you travel to Hangzhou, you’ll know why Hangzhou is called the paradise on earth, and will understand that anytime is the perfect time to travel here, because it displays different beauties in different seasons.
Location of Hangzhou
Hangzhou is at the western end of Hangzhou Bay, in the lower reaches of the Qiantang River, and at the southern end of the Grand Canal. It’s the political, economical and cultural center in the area of Yangtze River Delta. The geographic coordinates of the center of Hangzhou are 30°16' north and 120°12' east.
Hangzhou is a mountainous city, its hilly land accounts for 65.6% of the total area, the plain 26.4%, rivers, lakes, ponds, reservoirs, etc. 8%. The most important mountain in Hangzhou is Tianmu Mountain - the altitude is higher than 1,000 meters.
The climate is humid subtropical with four distinctive seasons. The average annual temperature in Hangzhou is 16.2'C (61.2'F).The summers are hot and humid, while winters are relatively cool and dry