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Hangzhou Basic Information

When to Take a Hangzhou Travel


Hangzhou has a subtropical monsoon climate with mild and moist weather and four distinct seasons. Average temperature in summer is 28.6C (83.5F), 3.8C (38.8 F) in winter. Generally, spring starts in March; April and May are the best seasons for visiting with the average temperature between 9-15C. June, July, and August are the rainy season with frequent showers. The end of June to the early part of July, marks the start of the Meiyu Season (or Plum Rain Season, of about a month long rainy season, beginning in early summer when the plum fruit ripens in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River). In early August, typhoons often occur bringing heavy rain. During this period, you should bring an umbrella with you. Even if it does not rain, an umbrella is also a nice prop for photos you take at the West Lake. September and October feature excellent weather when clear skies and bracing air can be enjoyed almost every day. In winter, on the other hand, the city suffers severe cold since most places are not equipped with heating systems. However, Hangzhou is still a tourist capital of China; many travelers pour into the city, their numbers peaking during holidays and weekends.


Useful information about Hangzhou

Dialing Code 0571

Postcode 310000



Post Office

Hefang Street Branch: No.143 Hefang Street, Shangcheng District

Shang Cang Qiao Branch: No.197 Zhongshan South Road, Xiacheng District



Draw Money 

Bank of China, Zhejiang Branch offers currency exchange service. Address: No.320 Yan An Road, Hangzhou


Internet Cafes

Internet cafes are easily found around the commercial center and on any college campus.


Book Stores

Hangzhou Xin Hua Book Store: No.225, Jie Fang Road, Shang Cheng DistrictHangzhou Qing Chun Book Center: No.217, Qing Chun Road, Xia Cheng DistrictFeng Lin Wan Academic Book Store: No.140, Wen San Road, West Lake DistrictEmergency Numbers

Fire: 119

Police: 110

Traffic: 122

Ambulance: 120


Useful Numbers

Mayor's Hotline: 12345

Taxi Complaint: 85155205

Tourist Complaint: 85171292

Flight ticket Inquiry: 86661234

Public Bus Complaint: 85191122

Consumption Complaint: 87023873


Zhejiang University

Location Address: No. 38, Zheda Road, Hangzhou, Zhejiang. As a key university with a long history in China, Zhejiang University has well developed facilities and excellent teachers. Here is the information of its International College for overseas students.

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