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City break in Hangzhou. Active leisure ideas for Hangzhou - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Hangzhou (杭州) - China Hangzhou is ready to offer everything needed for an interesting and diversified vacation. The choice of entertainment, unusual shops, and miraculously beautiful parks will please even experienced travelers. In the city and its closest suburbs, there are several wonderful zoos. For example, tourists with children and fans of nature usually prefer to visit Hangzhou Wildlife World. It’s a marvelous place where one can not only see animals in conditions close to their natural habitat but also take memorable pictures with the friendliest of them. The zoo also regularly organizes interesting performances with tamed animals for visitors.
In Hangzhou, there are many hotels that belong to the luxury segment. That will certainly please fans of exclusive accommodation, but savvy travelers will have no problem finding a suitable … Open
Hangzhou Zoo is a no less interesting place. This zoo is home to many wonderful animals, including gracious pink flamingos, pandas, monkey and tigers, and many other species brought from different parts of the world. The zoo is spacious and has a large cage for birds, a terrarium, and a special arena that hosts interesting performances every evening. Hangzhou Underwater World center is the best place to get acquainted with the diversity of the underwater world. This aquarium is often referred to as the best aquarium in the country, so don’t miss a chance to visit it. The collection of marine creatures is, indeed, large and diversified.
Tourists with children will simply fall in love with Hangzhou. As a rule, family visitors enjoy visiting Hangzhou Songcheng amusement park. This park is designed in the beautiful national style and offers an interesting cultural program in addition to a broad range of attractions and charming areas perfect for relaxation. It also has a theater that hosts interesting performances every day. Even more, Hangzhou Songcheng has a fantastic restaurant that offers mostly delicious national cuisine. Copyright
Today, Hangzhou is the economic and commercial center of all of Eastern China. More than nine million people live in the city. The number of shopping centers, markets, galleries, and … Open
Fans of nature will hardly find a better place to relax than Hangzhou Botanical Garden. This botanical garden has impressive size and will surely amaze visitors with its unique landscape design. It’s a perfect destination for unhurried walking and getting yourself familiar with the local flora. To the service of fans of thrilling rides, Hangzhou offers another landmark - Hangzhou Paradise. Guests of this amusement park will find many interesting attractions and playgrounds conveniently located among large trees and blooming flower beds. Hangzhou Paradise features a large Ferris wheel, thrilling roller coasters and catapults, as well as colorful merry-go-rounds for small children.
Don’t forget to explore the city’s shops and markets during your stay in Hangzhou. Many tourists prefer to head to the Qinghe Square market when they need to purchase memorable souvenirs and gifts. It’s a fantastic place where one can purchase not only interesting handmade items and antiquities but also many interesting items made in the national style. When you’re in the mood for some shopping, consider visiting Xihu Times Square, one of the largest shopping centers in the city. Besides electronics and stylish clothes, it’s a great place to buy premium perfumes and jewelry. Gourmets visit Xihu Times Square to enjoy national delicacies in the restaurants of the center. Another popular shopping center, Hangzhou Tower Shopping Mall, is open in one of the most beautiful skyscrapers of the city. Numerous shops and stylish décor are among major advantages of this center.
Many claim that Hangzhou is the most charming and picturesque city in the world. It’s a large place with the population of several million people that is famous for its inimitable … Open
In the evening, dozens of bars and nightclubs open their doors, ready to serve new guests. Fans of jazz will be in love with Huanglou bar. It’s a great place to relax in a comfortable atmosphere, listen to live music, and enjoy signature dishes. Fans of electronic music and loud parties are always welcome at G-Plus club. Any review of the city’s nightlife would also be incomplete without Shares, a popular bar.
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Amusement parks near Hangzhou
♥   Amusement park 'Future World' Hangzhou, 13.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Suzhou Amusement Land' Suzhou, 120.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'American Dream Park' Shanghai, 152.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Jinjiang Action Park' Shanghai, 154.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

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Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal

From the series “Greatest Man-Made Waterways and Channels”
Like many other waterways, the Chinese Grand Canal of today has no former economic significance and is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. There are many big cities on the Grand Canal as well as charming farmlands. More than 15 large settlements are located along the entire course of the waterway, so visitors have always a place to stay and boat trips will for sure make the holiday unforgettable. … Read further

Tiger Hill Pagoda

From the series “Falling towers and buildings”
The ancient pagoda looks like the famous leaning tower of Pisa to many travelers. It began to deviate from the vertical axis more than 400 years ago. The deviation is 2.5 meters at present. Hundreds of tourists from all over the world come to admire the leaning pagoda every day. Tiger Hill is considered a very quiet place despite the huge number of visitors. It is ideal for relaxing away from the city bustle. Its park is huge. Therefore, it will not be difficult to find a place for a relaxing holiday. … Read further

Danyang-Kunshan Grand Bridge

From the series “The Longest Bridges in the World”
Immediately after the opening, the Danyang-Kunshan Viaduct was entered into the Guinness Book of Records. For more than 4 years, the bridge has been the largest structure of this type on earth. The bridge built for the sole purpose - it should improve the traffic between the big cities of the country. Now the locals can get to Nanking from Shanghai at best. For the tourists, the express train running across the bridge became an attractive attraction. … Read further
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Guide to your best city break in Hangzhou - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Hangzhou - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Hangzhou?' disappears immediately. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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