Hangzhou Social life
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It lies on the foot of the Wushan Hill at the southern end of Yan'an Road, south of Hangzhou with just a few hundreds m a way from the beautiful West Lake and it occupies an area of 13.66 hectares with length of about 466 m. The street block is the one and only area of ancient Hangzhou has been preserved, this is also a miniature of city's long history.
Since the ancient times, Qinghefeng has been the most flourished area in Hangzhou, where it was the capital of the Southern Song Dynasty. The site of Deshou Palace (Virtue and Longevity Palace) of Song Gaozong of the Southern Song Dynasty is located at the east Xingong (New Palace) Bridge on Hefang Street. The name "Qinghefeng" was come from Zhang Jun, who was living in the imperial Taiping Lane and enthroned as the king of Qinghe County during the Southern Song Dynasty, there were lots of shops, restaurants and tea houses; businesses there had been flourished until sometimes after the Liberation in 1949.
The culture of tea, medicine, food and various hundred-year old shops as well as folk artists and small stalls fully incarnated the lifestyle and habits of people in old Hangzhou. The Qinghefeng Historical Culture Street Block has restored its history and culture - Fanghuichuntang Chinese Medical Hall, Baohetang Drug Store, Zhongdetang, Wanlong Ham Store, Wangxing Fan Store, Rongbao Bookshop. The newly introduced spots such as World Coins Museum, Classical Art Museum, Yafengtang Hall, Zhejiang Ancient Ceramic Collection Hall, tea houses, restaurants and Chinese wine cellars and many, many more wonderful places that you can discover! With orderly regulated, fully facilitated and no automobiles can enter; thus made the street block as one of the great sightseeing places in Hangzhou with daily tourists around 100 thousands.
Gudang Agricultural Products Market
The market is located at Tianmushan Road, Xihu (West Lake) District, Hangzhou, which occupies an area of about 3000 sq.m with 320 stalls and 5 special shops. The variety of merchandises include aquatic products of fresh water and sea, poultries, fresh meat, preserved foods, vegetables, bean products, cereals, cooking oil and dried food products etc. The market meets the demand of daily need of Hangzhou people living around that they love to have their meals at home.
Dongshan Lane Agricultural Products Market
Located near the Yuquan Campus of the Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, the Dongshan Lane Agricultural Products Market has an area about 4000 sq.m with more than 400 stalls selling foodstuffs such as vegetables, meat, preserved foods, aquatic products of fresh water and sea, bean products, cereals and grain products, poultries, eggs and dried nuts etc. The market provides good quality foodstuffs for the nearby Dongshan, Qiushi, Shuguang, Baishaquan and Qingzhiwu communities as well as surrounding academic institutions and social organizations. The annual turnover of the market is almost 100 million RMB Yuan and it has been awarded the "Zhejiang Provincial Three-Star Civilized Demo Market" for several years.
Formally established in March 2001, The Dejia Community consists of four large residential household areas as Zhongxing Mansions, Meidu Estate, Keji (Science & Technology) Estate and Dejia Mansions (of east and west areas). The whole community area is located at the Wenxin Neighborhood in Xihu (West Lake) District, western Hangzhou, China. With a total residential area of about 187,700 sq.m, 2766 households and a population around 7000, the community is so close to the scenic and tranquil Xixi Wetland and the West Lake Scenic Area, a high quality shopping mall with restaurants and supermarkets is just aside.
The Dejia Community is very well known in Hangzhou and all over China for its European style architecture and high education level of its residents as well as its excellent property management mechanism. Through the effort of the residents and the leadership in the community, it has been formally awarded honors such as "The First Batch of Green Communities", "Hangzhou's Patriotic Hygienic Model Community", "Advanced Patriotic Hygienic Community of Provincial Level" and "Provincial Civilized Community" and so on.
The community has the "Xingguang" (Literally "Star and Sunshine") Family for Senior Citizens, which is also included the Dejia Community's section of the Hangzhou West Lake District University for Senior Citizens. The university has attracted many retired residents to have further study for their leisure and to satisfy their desire for knowledge, which they hadn't have time to learn when they were young.
As the model community with clean and tidy environment, high quality management and community service, Dejia has many residents from Hong Kong SAR, Taiwan Province and returned overseas Chinese as well as foreigners to settle here with a community volunteer team who works to serve the people in their spare times.
The Dejia Community has become one of the Hangzhou's tourist attractions, and it is open to international tour groups. Many local officials, social organizations and journalists at home and abroad have overseen, visited and interviewed the community respectively. Visitors can learn about the daily and cultural life of the residents, as well as to experience its tranquil and harmonious atmosphere.
The origins of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal can be traced back to the late period of Spring and Autumn era. There were many canals in the vast land of China then. The Grand Canal was begun to excavate by the order of Emperor Suiyang in 605AD. He wanted to link the entire existing canals together to make a new great one, so tens of thousands of laborers took about six years to complete the project. The canal was greatly expanded during the Yuan Dynasty also. The Grand Canal has a length of about 1764 km and flowing pass through cities and provinces such as Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shandong, Jiangsu and Zhejiang etc. as well as linking five great rivers: Haihe, Yellow (Huanghe), Huaihe, Yangtze (Changjiang) and Qiantangjiang; thus the canal is the greatest ancient water conservancy project in China as well as the earliest and the longest man-made river in the world.
Hangzhou lies at the southern end of the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal. You can feel the history, culture and people's life of the canal by taking the water bus, with which you can see views such as ancient streets, Gongcheng Bridge, which is famed as the "First Bridge over the Grand Canal in Southern Yangtze Region" Sanbao Lock---- the hinge project from the canal to Qiantangjiang River as well as the Grand Canal Exhibition Hall etc.
Located in the Qianjiang New City, Hangzhou Grand Theatre is designed by the famous Canadian architect Mr. Carlos Ott. It covers about 100,000 sq.m of land with a total construction area of 55,000 sq.m. It consists of an opera house (with 1,600 seats), a concert hall (600 seats), a multifunctional hall (400 seats), an open air stage and a culture square.
Being one of China's most modern cultural showplaces, Hangzhou's premier event venue and one of the landmarks in the city, Hangzhou Grand Theatre is famous for its unique architecture, perfect performing function and advanced stage design.
The silky titanium roof symbolizes the pearl, the slant surface made of the double curved glass curtain wall represents the moon, a pool of over 6000 sq.m in front of Hangzhou Grand Theatre stands for the beautiful West Lake. Hangzhou Grand Theatre----a jewel in the crown of Hangzhou City, the beloved venue will provide an international stage for artistic genius to show their talents and symbolize the pinnacle of musical achievements and the heights of artistic endeavor. Already recognized as one of the outstanding landmarks, Hangzhou Grand Theatre welcomes artists and audiences from both home and abroad. It has invited many art groups including Berlin Symphony Orchestra from Germany, Central Coups de Ballet and Beijing People's Art Theater, as well as undertaken performances of various dramas, pantomimes, ballets, operas and dances. In September 2004, the famous original American Broadway musical "The Sound of Music" was performed here as one of the main programs in the 7th Chinese Art Festival.
To ensure the performing effect and for the benefit of the audience, Hangzhou Grand Theatre has adopted the shield technology of electronic communication to prevent any electronic interference during the performance.
Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The former name of Hangzhou Hospital of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Hangzhou Hospital of TCM) was Guangxing United Hospital of TCM. Established in May 1952, the hospital is the first TCM hospital in eastern China. Now it has been graded as Three Class A's and State's Demonstrative TCM hospital. Meanwhile, the hospital is a specific treatment spot for foreigners and as a studying and practice place for foreign students; as well as one of the first hospitals in Zhejiang and Hangzhou specified for "Medical Insurance".
Hangzhou Hospital of TCM is a comprehensive hospital. It has about 700 beds and all kinds of high-tech facilities with a total worth of 200 million Yuan. The main treatment methods are of traditional Chinese combined with some western ingredients, as well as the functions of medical treatment, scientific research, education, rehabilitation, first aid, health care and medical examination etc.
Hangzhou Hospital of TCM has about 200 medical experts and professors, with more than 10 Chinese medicine doctors of State, Provincial and Municipal Levels and almost 100 staffs have attained doctor or master degrees.
Fuchun Resort is located at the riverside of the Fuchun River in Fuyang, the southwest suburb of Hangzhou, China. It is an exclusive combination of luxury hotel resort, spa facilities, holiday cottages, 18-hole golf course, Shanghai's T8 Restaurant & Bar, and Fuchun Chinese Restaurant and so on. The overall design of the holiday resort is according to the modern western architectural concepts to achieve the delicate style of the traditional Chinese architecture. With 24-hour butler-style service, the five holiday cottages are located on the verdant hill. Apart from the excellent design, good western and Chinese style cuisines and beautiful scenery, the Fuchun Resort provides high quality business facilities such as a large banquet hall, conference and meeting rooms etc. The one and only hillside tea garden style golf course in China is here! Designed by Daniel J. Obermeyer, it has introduced the USGA" s (United States Golf Association) golf scoring system, audiovisual teaching tools and professional golf trainers. With such scenery and high-tech facilities will lead the players to experience the great charm of the game.
The Fuchun Resort is an excellent place for your relaxation. So it was awarded as "One of the 116 Best Hotels in the World" by Conde Nast Traveler's Magazine, USA, Edition May 2005.
Wahaha Xiasha Industrial Park
It is located at Xiasha Economic and Technological Development Area, eastern suburb of Hangzhou City. The industrial park is the largest and manufacturing most variety products amongst Wahaha's 40 production bases in China. With a land and construction areas about 533,600 sq.m and 220,000 sq.m respectively, the Wahaha Xiasha Industrial Park has six production branch companies that produce milk, distilled drinking water, carbonic acid drink, and various kinds of juice and tea drinks.
The 1st floor of the comprehensive building in the park has a tourist reception center with an area of 300 sq.m. A construction model of the whole park, with demonstration by the means of light, electronics and sound of the history, present and the future of the beverage company as well as its management characteristic and marketing network.
In the meeting room on the 2nd floor is also a good area for your leisure, you can not only to watch the advertisement video footages (with English and Chinese) of Wahaha, you can also to talk to the staffs here in order to know more about the company and to taste some of its soft drink products.
The experienced guides here will take you to the plant area to see the various production lines. The passages in the viewing area are in excellent lighting condition and of state-of-the-art design as well as having electronic coaches travel to and fro; thus you can clearly see the full automatic production procedures of many beverage products.
For the shopping demand of the visitors, Wahaha Xiasha Industrial Park has a shopping mall with a small restaurant that occupies an area about 140 sq.m that accommodates around 50 people. "Kele Park" and "Haha Park" are ideal places for rest, of which the architectural style of "Kele Park" is in Chinese Yangtze Southern Region and the largest cartoon symbol of the company amongst Wahaha's 40 production bases is in "Haha Park" which is the best place for souvenir photos.
Nongfu Spring (Farmer's Fountain) Chun'an Production Base
Farmer's Fountain factory is located in Chun'an County, southwest suburb of Hangzhou, which the well-known beautiful "Qiandaohu" the Lake of Thousand Islands is here. The production base has a land area of about 110,000 sq.m and it is the presently the largest drinking water production unit in Asia. It produces drinking water, juice and functional beverage etc.
When speaking of Farmer's Fountain, people will recall the word "Farmer's Fountain's a little bit sweet!" in its advertisement. The ad has inspired the interest and curiosity of many. So, to enrich vacation for children, the largest bottled drinking water production company in China introduced the family tour package, which has attracted many tourists at home and abroad.
Farmer's Fountain Chun'an Production Base is a factory integrated the functions of research, development, produce and marketing as a whole. With excellent scenery, high-tech facilities, automatic production chain and lucid sightseeing path that give you convenience to appreciate the whole making process of the bottled water. The site is very different from ordinary sightseeing and folk tours; it's of educational purpose, especially for children, who can know about the fact of "a little bit sweet" here!
Hangzhou Iron & Steel Group Companies
Founded in 1957, Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group Companies engage mainly in the business of iron and steel with about 16,900 staffs, total assets of 29.072 billion RMB Yuan and having 41 subsidiaries and holdings, in which Hangzhou Iron and Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. is listed in the Chinese stock market. In recent years, the group companies have become one of the most advanced enterprises in China; they were ranked among the first 100 biggest and strongest enterprises in the list of China's 500 largest companies for three consecutive years, and heralded as one of the ten most influential enterprises by China Enterprises Union and China Entrepreneurs" Association in 2004. All of these demonstrate the group companies" competitiveness is getting stronger and their business is going outbound.
Now, Hangzhou Iron and Steel Group Companies adopt the management strategy of "principally engaging iron & steel making with doing some other kinds of business, innovative action to cope changing situation and strengthen our forces" apart from iron and steel making, their businesses include real estate, trade, logistics, food and beverage, tourism, environmental protection, scientific design and high-level vocational training etc.
The Green Hangzhou Iron & Steel Industrial Tour includes Hanggang Plaza, Zijin Garden, Tianxiang Avenue, Danxin Ground, Chuangye (Enterprising) Pavilion, Steel City's Backbone and "How to Forge Iron & Steel" theme tour. All these things give tourists an opportunity to know about modern iron and steel smelting and rolling, as well as workers" life in fast developing China.
Xiasha Industrial Town
Located in the Hangzhou's eastern suburb, Xiasha Industrial Town concentrates some high-tech industrial and large scale investment projects from home and abroad, with some production bases such as Export Processing Area, High-Tech Park, New Pharmaceutical Industrial Port, Electromechanical Industrial Garden and Light Textile Industrial Garden. These industrial zones has fostered and promoted many advanced industries including such as electronics, information technology, bio-pharmaceuticals, domestic electrical appliances, fine chemicals, food and beverage, textile and chemical fibers, new material processing and automobile parts manufacture etc. Thus the industrial town has taken the lead in the high-tech industry in Hangzhou and all over China.
Tourists come here can feel the modern industrial atmosphere in China, and experience the growing degree of modernization and industrialization since the Reform and Opening Up Policy that began to implement about 30 years ago.
Binjiang High-Tech Industrial Park
With its industrial advantage and tidy environment that attracted many renowned high-tech enterprises from home and abroad to invest here such as UT Starcom, Huawei Communications, Motorola, Alcatel, Tata Software and Samsung Electronics.
Began to build in 1990, the State Council approved it as the state level new zone in 1991 and the construction completed in 1997, the industrial park is Zhejiang Province's only one state level high-tech zone. Located in Binjiang District, southern Hangzhou City and its full name is Hangzhou High-Tech Industry Development Zone.
After the reformation of the administration system, Hangzhou High-Tech Industry Development Zone has a total area of 85.64 ksq.m, which consists of Qiantang River North (11.44 ksq.m), Qiantang River South (73 ksq.m) and Xiasha (1.2 ksq.m) Areas. The River North Area has become carve out assistance zone with sophisticated agency services; the South Area is now promoting itself as the associate city center and high-tech town, which about 3 billion RMB Yuan have already been invested in, large scale infrastructures are being built or have been completed, thus a new modernized town is to be emerged; Xiasha Area is just beside the Hangzhou Economic and Technological Development Area, there are already ten-odd enterprises to run their businesses in the area.
By now, Hangzhou High-Tech Industry Development Zone has become the most influential scientific, innovative and high-tech industrial base with high growth and strong vitality. There are 8 enterprises among the World's Top 500 have been set up here, and more large and well-known firms at home and abroad will come.
Established in 1958, Eastcom Holdings Co., Ltd. is a key enterprise of China's postal and telecommunication industries. In 1990, by introducing Motorola's mobile communications technology, Eastcom had begun to run mobile communication business. As its mainstream business, Eastcom has taken lead the trend in the telecommunication industry. In 1996, Eastcom had reformed and successfully been enlisted on Chinese stock market. By now, Eastcom is the backbone enterprise in mobile communications under the management of Putian Eastcom Group.
The Eastcom Tower is located at the Hangzhou High-Tech Industry Development Zone in Binjiang District, southern Hangzhou. As its unique looking and outstanding design making it's among the ten great architectures in the city. In 2003, the building and its adjacent area were officially named as Zhejiang Science Popularization Educational Base and Hangzhou Patriotism Educational Base.
Wensli Group is a large state's 1st level enterprise in Hangzhou which is the famous silk town and a tourism city. Shen Aiqin, the founder of the Wensli Group, was born and grew up in a silk family. She is the sixth generation to do the business. When she was 30 years old, she took over a small silk factory that was on the brink of closedown. She tried her best to save this factory and made it work smoothly. Years of uncompromising and keen efforts, she has successfully turned this petite factory into a large scale company and established the first China's Famous Brand and the leader of silk----Wensli.
The group has developed into three industrial sections in silk, textile, garment business for many years, and obtained the license for design and production of silk gifts to be used in the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008. Relying on the strong technical advantages, state-of-the-art craftsmanship and equipments and top product quality; thus making Wensli's successfully sold its exquisite products to over 30 countries and regions throughout the world. Now Wensli Group is the only one owner of the well-known registered trademark of silk industry in China.
Hangzhou Style Fine Dress Market
Located at 68 Hanghai Road, the center of Hangzhou Evergreen Fashion Street Block in the south-eastern downtown of the city, Hangzhou Style Fine Dress Market was established in 18 April 2001. With a total construction area about 20,000 sq.m and 8 floors, it is the largest lady's fashion distribution center in Zhejiang Province and the leader in Hangzhou's fashion scene. "China's Women's Fashion Beheld Hangzhou and Hangzhou's Dress Looks at Her Own Style" the words are not just a slogan itself but also a carve out history in Hangzhou fashion scene and incarnate the spirit of the business.
The market is a dedicated venue for selling lady's fine dresses, about 400 boutiques and 600 well-known brands from Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea and so on. As such variety of "in" fashions, it must be something here that you love!
Zhang Xiaoquan Group Co., Ltd.
Zhang Xiaoquan has already become a well-known brand in China in 1663, which was specialized in producing various kinds of knives and scissors. Now the brand is China's only trademark brand in scissor making. The brand's original Company was Hangzhou Zhang Xiaoquan Scissors Factory. Having taken the lead in comprehensive strength and high credit standing, Zhang Xiaoquan has passed the ISO9001 Quality Management System Approval in 2002, and obtained the register protection for place of origin in the same year.
The leading products of the company include over 100 varieties and 400 specifications, such as the family scissors, industrial scissors, scissors for agricultural and gardening use, tailor scissors, hairdressing scissors, gift and souvenir scissors, and knife series etc. Zhang Xiaoquan's products have enjoyed good fame and trust at home and abroad for its operation principle that "quality is the priority and honesty is the basic" Its market coverage and occupancy rates are the first in the country's scissor making industry. Meanwhile, Zhang Xiaoquan has also sold its products to Southeast Asia, Europe and America etc.
Zhang Xiaoquan has completed its management and operational reform at the end of 2000, thus making the Company has more vitality, and to continue to do business by pay much attention to every detail. As stepping forward to the 21st century, Zhang Xiaoquan will strive forward to produce more great products.
Jiayin Musical Instruments Factory
Founded in 1984 by Mr. Ying Mingzhang under the assistant of his teacher Mr. Zhao Songting at one of the seven ancient cultural cities in China----Hangzhou; the city which has much bamboo resources and high musical culture, so it gives good material source and craftsmen for producing many national musical instruments. Jiayin Musical Instruments Factory has maintained its leading position amongst the industry in China in recent years at the aspect of manufacture, variety, research and development in new products and technicians training. Now the factory has five categories and forty types of products, many of them have exported to various regions like Taiwan Province and Southeast Asia area.
Jiayin Musical Instruments Factory is a combination of professional wind instrument making, scientific research, musical education and academic exchange functions.
The materials for making various kinds of bamboo wind musical instrument are of the best choice, carefully categorized and applying anti-erosion and anti-crack methods with high density and damp. The factory used exclusively the calculation method in temperature, note and hole that invented by Mr. Zhao Songting, as well as applying high quality audio frequency meter to ensure the notes" accuracy.
Wangxingji Fans Inc.
Established in 1875, Hangzhou Wangxingji Fans Co., Ltd. is the only comprehensive fan making enterprise in China, and it is one of the first batch enterprises that were awarded as "Chinese Time-Honored Brand" by State Bureau of Commerce, as well as won various prizes in many occasions including Gold Prize in the West Lake Expo in 1929 and Silver Prize in the 1st Baihua Arts & Crafts Award in 1981. Wangxingji is well-known for its profound craftsmanship, innovative usage and elegance thus making it as one of the famous "Three Top Products in Hangzhou" besides with silk and Longjing tea.
Wangxingji produces about 15 series and more than 400 high quality types of elegant fans, with many new varieties are emerging, which many of them have been awarded gold or silver prizes by professional arts and crafts organizations from state to municipal levels. Wangxingji's fan products are much loved by people throughout the world and the orders are flying like snowfall from home and abroad during various arts and crafts exhibitions!
In 2004 Wangxingji Fans was officially heralded as the "Famous Brand of Zhejiang Province" and the importance of the company's business development has been attached by various state bureaus. In recent years many cadres and officials from central government, provincial and municipal levels have visited the factory frequently with the aim to protect the traditional Chinese fan making industry.
By now, Wangxingji's fan making technique is among the list of the first batch of "Zhejiang Province Intangible Heritage" and a provincial preservation sort in arts and crafts. The craftsmen organized Chinese Folk Culture Delegation many times for cultural exchange abroad.
There is a brand new Wangxingji Fans Commerce and Tourism Center here that is to be completed very soon, which includes manufacture, art performance, sightseeing tour and cultural exchange functions.
Dujinsheng Silk Craftworks
Located at the poetic and picturesque West Lake, Hangzhou Dujinsheng Industrial Co., Ltd. was established in 1922 by the famous patriotic businessman Mr. Du Jinsheng. Initially, Dujinsheng was a family mill and later became the Hangzhou Dujinsheng Textile Factory. After more than 80 years passed, Dujinsheng has become China's largest silk textile products manufacture and export firm, and reformed as Hangzhou Dujinsheng Industrial Co., Ltd. in 2001, but maintained the old Hangzhou Dujinsheng Textile Factory as a second name for it.
Dujinsheng is one of the enterprises honored as "Chinese Time-Honored Brand" by the China's Domestic Trade Bureau; it has weathered good and hard times, and maintained its characteristic that represents the Hangzhou style in silk textile products with colorful patterns, elegant tint and graceful touch. Dujinsheng's silk products are suitable for various home decorations and any fashion costume. In 1926, the Dujinsheng's large silk-woven landscape had won the Gold Medal in the World Expo in Philadelphia, USA. The picture was widely honored as the "amazing flower of the Oriental art"
In recent years, by improving the manufacture facility and technical strength, the company invented many series of new products include stylish neck ties, scarves and silk umbrella and so on, thus Dujinsheng has attained many gold and silver prizes that awarded by the state. The 11.65 m length "Ten-Thousand Li of Landscape" is the world's longest silk-woven picture, as well as "Spring Garden in Charming Sunshine" "The Mow and the Harvester" and "Kiss" that are woven by about a hundred kinds of colored silk threads, which have reached the summit in silk textile product quality at present day.
As a state's 1st level foreign reception unit and a main spot for Hangzhou's international tourism, Dujinsheng Company has received many political leaders and heads of governments at home and abroad, included the great revolutionaries like Premier Zhou Enlai, Zhu De, Ye Jianying and Peng Zhen, and Chinese leaders like Hu Jintao, Wu bangguo, Zhu Rongji, Li Ruihuan and Li Lanqing and so on, whose visited to give advices to the factory. Dujinsheng has become the main venue for China's patriotic education; with its good location near the scenic West Lake, the company represents the tourism center with many leisure and sightseeing places as well as restaurants just around the corner.
Chiatai Qingchunbao Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
The company is located at Xixi Road near the scenic West Lake, Hangzhou, China; occupies land and modern plant areas about 133,400 sq.m and 100,000 sq.m respectively with staffs of more than 2000. Initially it was founded as "Hangzhou 2nd Chinese Pharmaceutical Plant" under the strong foundation of the hundred-year old Huqingyutang Pharmaceutical Plant in 1972, then in the 1980's it became the famous model enterprise in Chinese medicine. In 1992 the plant has been reformed into a joint venture enterprise and named as "Chiatai Qingchunbao Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd." which is the largest comprehensive pharmaceutical plant with most advanced facilities and workshop that meet the China's GMP requirements, natural herbs and raw materials, scientific research, production and marketing. Presently it has become Zhejiang Province's most advanced, most profitable and high-tech enterprise.
Chiatai Qingchunbao Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. has a well-trained force of engineering talents, marketing manpower and administration personnel, whose produce medicine with good curative effect for many diseases and of high purity, such as Shenma and Danshen injections etc.; and the well-known anti-aging product----Qingchunbao (literally "Youth Treasure" Tablets, also the first generation of its healthcare product, has been honored as one of the "four national treasures" in China by overseas Chinese, and the company has become the first enterprise that solely engages in pharmaceutical industry with total turnover exceeds one billion RMB Yuan annually. So visitors can experience the most high-tech pharmaceutical plant in China.
Zhejiang High-Tech Agricultural Demonstration Park
Opened to the general public in spring 2002, Zhejiang High-Tech Agricultural Demonstration Park is located in the Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China. It has a land area of 3.3 ksq.m where you can visit and see the high-tech agricultural demo sites included artificial intelligence greenhouse, greenhouse for young plantation nursery, plant cloning center and plant growing greenhouse as well as to know about the traditional agricultural facilities such as windmill, stone mill, wheelbarrow, coir raincoat and pestle. The agricultural park's purpose is to emphasize the common scientific and farming education for children and adults.
The park is funded and assisted by the provincial government and departments of various levels, as well as the effort by the park's construction and management teams. Now Zhejiang High-Tech Agricultural Demonstration Park has become a model area for high-tech agriculture in the province, which has advanced agricultural idea and high technology, as well as providing many experiences for building of more modern agricultural zones in the future.
Zhejiang (China) Flower City
Opened to business in 2002, Zhejiang (China) Flower City lies on Xinjie Town, known as "the home of Chinese flowers" in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China. The first phase of the garden has an area of 400 mu (2.667 hectares) with about 120 million RMB Yuan has been invested in; and the second phase occupies an area of about 800 mu (5.334 hectares) with capital of 100 million RMB Yuan has been invested. The big garden is the largest flower market in eastern China and it has become one of the main tourism scenic spots in Hangzhou. It is applying for the State's Agricultural Demonstration Point and provincial Four-Star Civilized Market.
With various kinds of flowers and plants from all over China thus making the garden becomes the big hub for trade. There are more than 2000 shops in the flower city that sell over 5000 kinds of plants from home and abroad, and many well-known large enterprises engaging plant business from Taiwan Province have also set in. Moreover, there are ancient maidenhair trees and a lot of small garden sculptures as well.
Since the opening, the flower bazaar has already received over 200 thousand visitors, travelers and purchasers with about 50,000 who have done direct transactions here. The total turnover of the whole market is worth about 560 million RMB Yuan.
By fully making use of the great plant resources in the Hangzhou's Xiaoshan District and leading by the market trend, the flower city has expanded its plantation area from 80,000 mu to 118,000 mu, and greatly increased its agricultural workforce and made their income climbed up to 550 million RMB. These things have created benefits for local intermediate industrial development. Many logistics firms, gardening and engineering companies and agricultural agencies have set in and the numbers are increasing. Materials for virescence engineering projects in big cities such as Shanghai and Beijing are mainly from Xiaoshan here. The flower city provides a platform for farmers selling their goods, information exchanges and career development opportunities.
Meijiawu Tea Cultural Village
lies on the West Lake Scenic Area, Hangzhou, China, Meijiawu has long been well-known for its Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea tradition. Surrounded by green mountains and the fragrance of tea, the place makes you feel the clean countryside air and retreat from the crowded and noisy urban areas.
By going through the Meiling Mountain Tunnel, you then go to renovated Meiling Road and smell the fragrance of tea. The crystal-clear Meiwu Brook that flows down from the Wuyun Mountain and the white and green cottages which made the landscape as a whole picture; it is an ideal place for time out, enjoying Chinese Longjing Tea, viewing the tidily juxtaposed residential houses of the Southern Yangtze Region and seeing the green meadow of tea fields...After the renovation, the Meijiawu Tea Cultural Village incarnates again the scenery of "Ten Miles of Tea Fragrance in Meijiawu Village"
The Premier Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall, Langdang Mountain (entry) and Ligeng Hall are the cultural demonstrative venues in the village, of which the Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall has been carefully renovated; and Ten Miles Langdang Lane has become wider and tidier. The 11 stone bridges represent the traditional Chinese cultural atmosphere in Meijiawu.
White Horse Lake Fishing Village
The White Horse Lake is located in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China. Also known as Xiling Lake, Paima Lake and Shilao Lake in the past, the lake has about 10 islands inside and is divided by the Horse Lake Bridge into East and West lakes. It is the historic site of the battle between the two ancient countries Wu and Yue.
The White Horse Lake village has rich resources of fish, so by making use of this, it becomes a modern fishing village with the functions of high quality aquaculture breeding, recreational fishing, fish viewing, lake cruise and plant appreciations as well as excellent service in food and beverage. It's an ideal place for holiday retreat.
Located in the newly developed Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China, the Jingxing City Garden utilized the good resources of its fine fruit, high quality vegetable and fishery product bases, to develop sightseeing agricultural leisure tour, visitors can experience the daily food consumed by Hangzhou citizens and know about the eating habit of the Chinese people.
The garden is a base and laboratory for research and development in modern agriculture. It is also the model base for exporting of agricultural and fishery products in Zhejiang Province.
Located in Suoqian Town, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China, Hangzhou Ecopark is a forest garden of which combined ecotourism, leisure tour of Southern Yangtze feel, agricultural tour, eco cottages and youth ecological education as well as exhibition and conference as a whole. The area has been constructed as natural scenery with wild plants and forest trees. Thus tourists here will feel the natural air of countryside that is very, very different from city life!
Under the leadership of the Xiaoshan Government, District Tourism Bureau and Suoqian Town Government, the ecological park has successfully hosted the Xiaoshan Dujia Waxberries Festival for six consecutive times; it has become the great annual event in the area.
Hangzhou Urban Agricultural Park
Opened to the general public in 27th November 2003 and it can easily be accessible, the Hangzhou Urban Agricultural Park is located in Xiasha High-Tech Economic Development Zone, eastern suburb of Hangzhou, China. With the cooperation of Xiasha Supply and Marketing Association and the many big agricultural households and units there, it is built under the fund and administration of Hangzhou High-Tech Economic Development Urban Agricultural Company Limited.
The park's layout is divided into four areas such that vegetable and fruit, aquatic products area, poultry area and garden tree recreational area; with functions like leisure sightseeing tour, fishing, barbecue, convention and exhibition, hotel, restaurant and amusement. With a total capital of about 96 million RMB Yuan has already invested, the agricultural park applies high technology farming and standardized production techniques to provide safe vegetable, poultry and fishery products, spicy sauces, as well as many kinds of new food products to Hangzhou's citizens.
The garden is located at Yingfeng Area in Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, China. Huafeng Agricultural Ecology Garden is planning to build three areas, which named as Urban Recreational Agricultural Demonstration Area, High-Efficiency Fishing Facility Demonstration Area and Ecological Fish Breeding Demonstration Area, thus making the garden emphasizes on ecological agricultural tour theme and demonstrates the great harmony between human and the Mother Nature.
Doing agriculture and fishery in high technology and environmental friendly, the garden has introduced various new techniques from home and abroad, and lead by the market trend to introduce many new agricultural and fishery products.
With facilities such as fishing pond, amusement park, restaurant and accommodation, Huafeng Agricultural Ecology Garden is an ideal place for your leisure tour!
Integrated the fishing, recreation, fish and bird breeding and sightseeing tour purposes as a whole with 180 mu (12 hectares) of land, Hangzhou Shuangliu Farm is located in Shuangliu Village at West Lake District, Hangzhou, China. It is very close to the city center in the east and the scenic Fuyang County in the west as well as many tourist attractions nearby with convenience transportation.
Invested and Established in 2003 by Hangzhou Jingfang Fishery Company, Jingfang Leisure Fishery Happy Villa is located at about one km to the north of Hangzhou Xiasha High-Tech Economic Development Zone and Xiasha High Level Education Area. The villa area has an area of about 186,760 sq.m and a pond of about 120,060 sq.m. The resort is also an ecological breeding ground for various aquatics such as shrimps, young shrimps, turtles and fish for commercial or appreciation purposes, as well as the Happy Fishing Pond, carp pools, lotuses garden and forest field; with holiday cottages, teahouses, restaurants and conference rooms that are suitable for all your needs and your leisure.
The ecological holiday leisure villa is located in Tangjiajing Village at the Changhe Street Neighborhood, just near the White Horse Lake and Xianghu Lake resorts of southern Binjiang District, Hangzhou, China. The resort is invested and developed solely by the Hangzhou Lion Hill Agricultural Leisure Development Company Limited.
Lion Hill, as its name implies, is a big rock shaped like a lion. The hill's land has an area of about 380 mu (25.33 hectares) with the Xianghu Lake's landscape on the southeastern side. According to the archeologists" discovery in recent years that the site of the ancient "sunken boat" which about 7000 years ago, is less than one km from here.
The holiday resort has game and recreational rooms, restaurants, teahouses, foot bathing salons, wooden cottages, hostels, fishing place and a tea garden of area about 46,690 sq.m, with various fields for poultry and livestock animals breeding, tea factory, fruit plantation and vegetable grounds and many other amusement facilities.
The Thousand-Island Lake lies on Chun'an County, about 129 km west of Hangzhou City, China. Its name is derived from its geographical landscape, which has 1078 emerald-green islets in the lake. The lake has a water area of 573 ksq.m, and it has a thousand islands, clear water and golden girdles (which because there is soil in golden color between every islet's rim and the lake water) as the main scenic sights. The area receives about 5 million tourists annually and it has been honored as one of the three best tourism spots in the mainland by Taiwanese travelers and the media in the province, besides the capital Beijing and the Three Gorges of Yangtze River. The Thousand-Island Lake was officially evaluated as 4A's Tourism Area and Tourists' Right Protection Demonstration Area in 2001 and 2002 respectively.
The Thousand-Island Lake Town is honored as "World's Garden City" and "China's Best Preserved Ecological Town" Moreover, there is an ancient relic of a city buried under the lake water about 1800 years ago that waits for you to discover!
Thousand-Island Lake Organic Fish Park is the very place of breeding place for organic fish and decorative sturgeons. You can visit the fishermen to experience their daily life and their traditional fishing tools as well as the fishing culture here. The great consummate feat of China----giant fishing net to catch fish and the grand and magnificent view of a huge number of lovely big fish dancing on the water surface, perhaps you would like to catch and hug them yourself!
It lies on 500 m above the sea level of the Yong'an Mountain in Fuyang County, western suburb of Hangzhou, China. The farm has an area of 350 hectares and it is very close to the beautiful Xingmei Peak (of height about 1000 m) and it is a great place in "Longmen Ancient Town" - Fuyang. It is also the agricultural scientific demonstration and environmental protection demonstration bases. The farm's function is integrated with scientific ecological agricultural research and sightseeing tour. The area is easily accessible with hostels, restaurants, conference rooms of various sizes and amusement facilities, as well as state-of-the-art communication and audio visual equipments for evening recreational purposes.
The Babizon painting style likes to praise Mother Nature and fond of the ethnic feel of French rural people and landscape. Tonglu Babizon Resort follows this style, making it closes to the natural landscape and caters the vogue taste of modern people.
Since 2000, the Babizon Inc. began to develop the manor-like hotel resort near the Daqishan Mountain in Tonglu County, southwestern suburb of Hangzhou, China. Now it has consigned its management and administration to Zhejiang Babizon Miller Hotel Management Co., Ltd. The resort occupies land area about 80 hectares and 80 km away from Hangzhou's city center with just 45 minutes drive from there, 3 km distance from Tonglu Town center and 15 minutes walk to Daqishan Mountain National Forest Park.
The atmosphere in the resort is picturesque with natural landscape of emerald-green mountains and crystal-clear water. The gardens of tea, pear, peach, plum, castanea mollissima (a kind of chestnut) and waxberry; as well as bamboo fields, which all these are distributed evenly in various places in the manor. You can take a small boat to ride and fishing in the reservoir, or ride a horse on the grass field alone. The accommodations here are with furniture of log made and traditional design, and modern bath facilities. In the morning, the bird sings on your room's balcony will call to wake you up and makes you feel refreshed for the brand-new day!
Babizon resort is a perfect place for leisure, it also has many facilities and functions such as sports, education and conference. Many companies have held parties and conferences here.
The country park is located at the southern foot of Guan (Crown) Mountain in Binjiang District, southern Hangzhou, China. It faces the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway line in the south and the Binjiang New City in the north. The park had passed the inspection and accepted by National Environmental Protection Bureau in 1988 and it had been named as one of the first "Top 500 Parks in the World" by United Nations" Environmental Planning Department. In recent years, the village has developed and transformed the bamboo mountain to make it became the forests of bamboo and bamboo-shoot respectively, which have a total area of around 66,700 sq.m. The passes to all forest fields have been closed in order to protect and to plant trees on the mountain.
To tour the country park, as in many rural tourist attractions, is to appreciate the natural scenery and its beauty and harmony, as well as the cool and clean air that you can't experience it in modern cities.
Zhejiang Fengzhiyu Bee Group is an enterprise combined the business of honey products manufacture, marketing, invention and scientific research. As a main export unit in bee and honey products appointed by China's Honey Products Association, healthcare products like bee royal jelly and dried royal jelly powder are exported to various countries around the world, especially Japan.
The Fengzhiyu Bee Kingdom is founded by Zhejiang Fengzhiyu Bee Group. It is located at the riverside of the Fuchun River, near No.320 National Expressway in Tonglu Economic Development Zone, western suburb of Hangzhou City, China. Traffic is very convenience for which Yaolin Fairyland and the famous Lake of Thousand Islands are not so far away. The bee kingdom is actually a large garden for tourists to know about bee and honey science with various facilities such as sightseeing, recreation, restaurants and shopping etc. The garden is divided into four sections such that Fengzhiyu Bee Cultural Theme Park, production line, restaurant and a large shopping mall.
Fengzhiyu Bee Cultural Theme Park was opened to the public in May 2003 by Fengzhiyu Company with a total investment capital of more than 3 million RMB Yuan and has been renewed and augmented in September 2005. It's all about bee and honey. Visitors can know about the development history and knowledge of bee breeding through the ecological bee apiary, the hard working and daily life of the bees, the contributions of bee and honey to crops, plants and human beings, as well as to do something about honey yourself!
The production line is the most advanced in China for manufacture of bee and honey products that has met the country's GMP standard. Tourists can closely see the making process of various honey products. The restaurant accommodates about 300 people with recipes and drinks made of honey, farina or natural plants. The air-conditioned shopping mall has an area of more than 500 sq.m, which provides about 50 sorts of Fengzhiyu products and Tonglu's local specialities, as well as home-made honey drinks and VCD displays.
The Fengzhiyu Bee Kingdom was officially heralded as the Youth Scientific Educational Base of county level and upgraded to Hangzhou's municipal level in 2003. And Fengzhiyu Travel Agent Co., Ltd. was founded in 2004; in 2005, the garden was officially named as a model unit and a must-go spot of Hangzhou's Agricultural Leisure Tourism and International Travel respectively.
Chinese Education Tour: Baochu Pagoda Lab School
Located in the center of Hangzhou and in the beautiful West Lake Tourist Scenic Area, the school has the first-class education facility, beautiful campus, good teachers and outstanding education characteristics. The school has been evaluated as the most satisfied school, municipal civilized school, municipal safety and civilization demo school, municipal green school.
It is an experimental school of Hangzhou which runs from the first grade to the twelfth grade. Now, it is listed as a school attached to Hangzhou Teachers College and is known as a school with traditional physical education. The senior part of the school is specialized in arts teaching in Zhejiang Province.
The original Baochu Pagoda Primary school had honorable revolutionary tradition because it was once a school especially for children of Zhejiang public officials. During the revolutionary war it was the kindergarten where children studied whose parents had rendered outstanding contributions to the country. The original Xiangyang High School was one of the first specialized high schools appointed by Zhejiang Education Committee. Since 2001, the School has established the theory that the school will provide the best and efficient education for students' bright future and endeavor to let every student succeed. Also, the school motto is training students to be determined, knowledgeable, thoughtful and optimistic. In order to reach these goals, all of the teachers and students are making their greatest efforts. As a result, the school has got excellent achievements and has become a strong point in Hangzhou education.
The school has first-class facilities with a beautiful environment. Science and Technology Building, Sports and Arts Stadium, Natatorium, Electronic Library, High-standard Sports Ground and other facilities provide all-around development for students.
There is an excellent staff in the school and the core teacher team is growing steadily. The team mainly consists of teachers, provincial-and-municipal-level new young teachers who are leaders in his/her subject. It is believed the characteristics of school teaching are manifest. The experiment of nine-year-persistence education is getting initial results and the effective connection practice between primary school and junior middle school is being promoted all over the city. There are colorful activities specialized in science and technology, sports and arts, and social practice. Chinese and foreign teachers' cooperation in teaching and arts teaching are good examples of teaching characteristics. The school based curriculum development has achieved remarkable success on science and technology. Activities such as developing Robot, Model Airplanes, Model Boats, Vehicle Models and Brain OM have represented Zhejiang Province and Hangzhou City in national competitions and won big prizes.
Built by educationist Cai Yuanpei and Mr. Lin Fengmian in 1928 under the name of National Academy of Arts, China Academy of Art sits at the bank of West Lake in Hangzhou where it's a famous historical and cultural city.
During the tens of years, the academy has moved over ten times and changed several names. Since 1993, China Academy of Art has come into being and retains today. Countless great artists have gathered here, Lin Fengmian, Pan Tianshou, Huang Binhong, Xiao Chuanjiu, Guan Liang , and so on. Seeds of arts were sown and cultivated by them right here. A lot of famous artists also have come here for studying and teaching. It is the first national comprehensive institution of art and the arts educational institutions admitted by the UN.
With the present dean Prof. Xu Jiang, the academy has become one of the most complete and biggest-scale academies of arts in the plastic arts field in China. Covering an area of more than 1000 mu bestriding Hangzhou and Shanghai, there are four districts. Over 6000 students and 500 teachers are there.
Two principle majors include Fine Arts and Designing Arts, both of which have been accredited with authorities for doctors and master's degree. In the Sculpt College, there are studies for traditional Chinese painting, calligraphy, canvas, print, sculpture, comprehensive arts, new media arts, etc. In the design college, there are industry design, porcelain arts, fashion design, environmental arts, architecture arts, etc.
Just like a blooming and rare flower, Daguan Primary School is especially famous for its art education which is located near the Grand Canal in Hangzhou. The school has a long history since the Qing Dynasty. It was built in 1910. As a key unit for foreign affairs, more than 30 delegations from foreign countries have been to this school and the school has been to USA, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan, etc for eight times. It has two sister schools in USA and Japan, and keep in touch with the students from UK and Singapore.
During the course of the school development, with cultivating and educating the children as its duty and basis, quality as the first thing, versatility as its aim and art education as its characteristic, the school is becoming more prosperous and especially the art education is gaining many rewards. Though there are only 20 classes, every child in this school can play one of the traditional music instruments. The traditional music instruments' training is famous in China. There are more than 600 art programs, Dou Qu is one of the most famous traditional music instruments concerts which got the two gold cups from the country's champion. In 2000 the school was named by the Ministry of Education as the advanced unit of art education and the experimental school of art education in Zhejiang Province.
The school has gotten many good results of the scientific research. Life education is what most cared. It is an advanced unit of the school scientific research work, and one of the 200 most advanced school of Zhejiang Province.
Many excellent students were graduated from this school, such as the academician of the Youth Academy of Sciences, the first one of the country's computer match, the first one of the Hua Luogeng Math Match in Hangzhou, the Champion of the country swimming match and many famous young movie stars.
You may come here and talk with the little pupil; at the same time, appreciate their traditional music instrument performance. Music is the key, and just let music add more flavor to your unforgettable Chinese tour.
Zhejiang University, Zheda for short, is one of the earliest and key universities in China, continuing the work of "respecting the truth". College founded in 1897. As the school motto, Qiushi has lasted until today. Honored by the British scholar Li Yuese as Oriental Cambridge, it's one of the first schools that listed in the national 211 Project and 985 Plan. Now the president is Professor Yang Wei.
The school lies on the famous historical and cultural city Hangzhou, China. With Suzhou and Shanghai in the N, Yonggan in the E and Fujian and Guangdong in the S, Hangzhou is the important city in Yangtze delta on the coastal line of southeastern China.
With preferable natural environment and first class facilities, it's an ideal place for students. Taking up an area of more than 5.53 sq.km, it has been divided into 6 districts as Yuquan, Xixi, Huajiachi, Hubin, Zhijiang and Zijingang respectively at different locations of this city.
During its 100 years, a great number of experts and scholars with outstanding accomplishments have emerged. Among them there are Chen Duxiu, the early leader of CCP and Shao Piaoping, a pioneer and media heavy of Chinese press field, the first researcher on antibiotic of China Wang Qiu. Besides, scientist Zhu Kezhen, economist, educationist Ma Yinchu, mathematician Su Buqing, physicist and father of atomic bomb Qian Sanqiang, artists Chang Shuhong and Feng Zikai, etc. It will be impossible to make a list for there are too many.
The school has convened an elite group made up of academicians of CAS (Chinese Academy of Sciences) and CAE (Chinese Academy of Engineering), and a contingent of renowned scholars as subject leaders. Of the over 8400 faculty members for the time being, there are 12 academician of CAS, 9 of CAE. There are More than 44,000 full-time students, with postgraduates 17,000. As well, it has attracted more than 1,200 foreign students here.
To build into an international university, she invites hundreds of foreign experts and scholars giving lectures or exchanging ideas every year. In 1999, Zheda received 893 foreigners and over 1000 guests from Hk, Macau and Taiwan. Among the visitors, most of them are the world famous experts, some of them even the Nobel laureates such as doctor Fervid Mural M.D, the Nobel prize winner in m medicine in 1998; Ding Zhaozhong, the winner in physics in 1976, and winner in economics in 1990 doctor William F. Sharpe, and so on.
There are co-operative research centers and institutes. Students Exchange is the main program that contributes to the inter-school communication. There has established friendly relationships among other universities, especially in Japan and European countries.
No needs for students to worry about their tuition fees for there are a set of perfect system supporting them. Various scholarships and awards, free loans, and for these students from poor families, they even have the chance to enjoy fee remission.
Students enjoy a fantastic campus life here. Technology is neck to neck with art. Science and Culture Festival provide a stadium for the young minds and Campus Association Festival brings all the talented students under spotlight. Besides, there are Artistic Troupes, Music, Network, literature and Photograph associations. Surely any student may find his kindred spirits.
Founded in 1955, this provincial demo kindergarten is a national March 8 Red Flag advanced collectivity. Presently, it owns 5 gardens and almost 1,000 children. It is one of the kindergartens that try collectivized organization. With a mission of all for children to adapt to future actively and an education aim of excellent virtue, healthy body, good behavior and innovation ability. The educational opinion of integrated kindergarten, family and society, the kindergarten has formed Dongyuan Infant's open, cooperative and harmonious cultural style.It has been appraised as the Hangzhou Civilized Unit Hangzhou Green School.
As the old saying, learn as long as you live. There's no better place to demonstrate this comment.
Founded in 1985, Hangzhou University for Senior Citizens is a complex, multi-subject and multi-level University for Senior Citizens. It is located in the prosperous Qingchun Road easily accessible.
The College has 5 majors including calligraphy, traditional Chinese paintings, healthcare skills and arts. There are 33 courses in total, about 3500 students in 85 classes. Many works of the students have obtained the awards in the range of the city, the province and the country. The photograph works exhibition is firstly uploaded to the Internet in the country. The thesis about scientific research has certain influence home and abroad.
Mr. Wang Guoping, the secretary of municipal Party committee of Hangzhou, praised it the beautiful home of the aged.
Equipped with first-class facilities, there are Dancing Hall, Language Lab, Computer Center, Multi-functional Hall and Lecture Hall.
There are five organizations as Care-About-The-Future-Generation Lecturer Group, Painting & Caligraphy Group, Ju Pu Poet Society, Art Troupe, and Photography Seminar which improve the Aged's abilities, on the other hand, satisfy their spiritual needs. They learn and appreciate the Chinese traditional culture and arts, what's more, even some modern and fashionable arts are brought in such as Modern and Latin dance, and Yoga.
Why not use a Chinese writing brush and have a try just like an ancient Chinese? Why not dance with these aged students here, and play Taiji with them? It will be a fantastic part of your whole Chinese tour.
If you want to know more about China, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) seems a must for you.
As one of the quintessence of Chinese culture, it has a history of over 3500 years; TCM appeared as some kind of magic in many ancient Chinese legends.
Guangxingtang National Medicine Hall now is a cultural relic site in Hangzhou, with a land area of 2,500 sq.m and a construction area of 1670 sq.m. It is divided into 4 bays in the east yard and 3 bays in the west yard. By conformity and exhibition of the spirits of traditional Chinese medicine culture in Hangzhou, combination of inheriting and innovation, and medical treatment and tourism, Guangxingtang National Medicine Hall has become a base attracting domestic and international tourists to know Chinese medical treatment and experience Chinese medical treatment as well as a base to hold patriotism education so that it possible to promote great culture developing into modern industry in Hangzhou.
Walking through the ancient residence built over 200 years ago, smelling the scent of Chinese herbs, and imaging you are one of those genuine simple ancient men far from the modern industrialization, are you confused where and who you are?
Close to the West Lake, with a land of 54500 sq.m and floor building 27000 sq.m, it is a cultural and educational blend of science and technology, art, literature, physical training, foreign languages, art and other education trainings, culture of masses and entertaining activities.
It was built in 1958 with the former name the Youth's Coaching Station of Science. In 1963, it moved to the present place and was rebuilt open to the youths and children.
There are academy of science, art troupe, painting and calligraphy school, literature school and bird-lovers club with 5000 members and up to thousands of participators every year. The youth and children come here to learn to cooperate with others, to steel their will, and enhance their abilities. Practice speaks louder than words and practice makes perfect. This center supplies such practices to over 1,000,000 students from 2300 schools of this city. Since 1997, it has cooperated with the municipal school board to host many festivals annually. Seven Arts Festival, Hang Zhou West Lake Expo, China International Cartoon & Animation Festival, World Leisure Expo, all of which together add more flowers on the brocade-like city. Every year, it sponsors the Youth's Spring Concert, 100 Classical Concerts, and Music Camped. A series of such activities draw the youths and children to come, experience and appreciate the beauty of art, the beauty of life.
Only those who bring happiness for others can be truly happy. And also, beauty not only lies on festivals and music, while it indeed lies on the helping hand you offer to others. Every year, when some important Chinese traditional festivals coming, the center invites students from poor local city resident families or event those kids from rural families to training classes and carnivals for free. Since 2005, the center has host annual collective wedding with the theme of City of Harmonious, City of Love, especially for the workers from other places.
The center has also set up friend relationships with many associations home and abroad. It keeps long-run exchange visits and communications with Association Center of California, the Youth Uniform Group of HK, Musical School of North Rhine. Better blueprint for the future of this center is in sight.
Mr. Zhu Bingren, born in 1944, is a descendant of fourth generation of Zhu's Copper Art, which is recognized by National Domestic Trade Department as Chinese Old Brand. His great grandfather started the family business in the Tongzhi period (1862-1874) of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), later passing on his skills to his son. Zhu grew up amid the sounds of copper being hammered.
Hangzhou Golden Star Copper Engineering Co., Ltd. is the largest professional copper company in China and a high-tech enterprise of provincial level. Integrated with modern science, national culture and professional art, it has formed a technical core and brand giving priority to Zhu Bingren Copper Art. The products are exported to Europe, America and the areas of Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
Copper seems alive in Zhu's hands and his works are likely to long be remembered. From its original shape to the finished work, the copper used passed through a number of stages, including drawing, moulding, forging, extrusion, rolling, forging, burnishing and oxidation protection. The classic works of Leifeng Pagoda. China's tallest copper hall Lingying Copper Shrine Guilin Copper Pagoda,and Copper Hall of King Qian Ancestral Temple are all made by Mr. Bingren, all of which display his exquisite craftsmanship and the beauty of bronze and copper.
Every of his works is a part of history recording cultural, artistic or architectural happenings. Come here and you'll gain more from your China tour.
Wushu, also known as Kongfu and Chinese martial arts, has a long history in China.
Taiji Boxing is a traditional sports item integrating Wushu, arts and medical skill. It plays a special function to healthcare and body training. It's possible to improve the health situation and achieve the target of healing disease, improving body, postponing aging and living longer.
As one of Chinese boxing, Taiji was originally called Long Boxing or Soft Boxing. Until Qianlong Year of Qing dynasty, it came to its present name by Mr. Wang Zongyue, one of the martial arts masters in Shanxi province. Taiji, in Chinese, it means Extreme Peek or Uniqueness.
As for the origin of Taiji, as opinions vary, no unanimous conclusion can be drawn. Some think it'sfrom Master Xu Xuanping in Tang Dynasty, some hold it from Zhang Sanfeng in Song dynasty. While the most rational opinion is that Taiji was from some innovative master called Chen Wangting in HeNan Province in late Ming and early Qing dynasties.
Generally speaking, there are five genres With Chen Style, Yang Style, Sun Style ,Wu Style and Wuu Style respectively.
Taiji Boxing is a traditional sports item integrating Wushu, arts and medical skill. It plays a special function to healthcare and body training. It's possible to improve the health situation and achieve the target of healing disease, improving body, postponing aging and living longer.
Now there are many Hollywood film masterpieces imitating the acts of Taiji Boxing, while in reality, Taiji is most taken as a way to keep fit and keep inner heart calm and peaceful. Especially in such a noisy environment with fierce competition and intense work, more and more people are participating in Taiji Boxing.
Located at the southwest of Solitary Hill of the West Lake in Hangzhou, this famous academic community was founded by seal cutting artists of Zhejiang school including Mr. Zhou and Mr. Ding Youren in Guangxu Year 30 in Qing Dynasty (A.D.1904), for the purpose of "preserving seals and studying engraving art". Covering an area of 7088.6 sq.m and construction area of 1749.77 sq.m, it is the academic community with the longest history of studying seal and engraving arts in China. Up to now, it has become an international folk art society studying seal, calligraphy and painting. Constructed along the hill, the human scene reflects with the natural scene, the structure is quite excellent.
The art of seal-engraving can be traced back to more than 3000 years to the Yin Dynasty when people engraved their names on utensils and document to claim ownership or for verification in social contacts. To the Chinese, a seal was for many centuries a symbol of one person. The emperor's seal was called Xi, and it gave authority to all his inferiors, and governments at different levels. At that time, the central Chinese government offices use brass as a rule while local offices wood ones.
In 1913, the modern maestro Wu Changshuo assumed the post of president. His name as a big magnet that magnetizing many talents of art here as associates, such as Li Shutong, Huang Binhong, Ma Yifu, Feng Zikai, etc. During the following 20 years, Xiling Seal-Engraving Society developed fast, which had got a footing in this field.
Influenced by it, seal-engraving has been diffused to Japan and Korean.
In 2003, the society reached to its 100th anniversary with 109 associations gathering in Solitary Hill where it locates.
Up to 2005, there are 313 members scattering in 26 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities, HK, Macau, Taiwan area, and even from Japan, Korean, Singapore, Malaysia, France, Canada and the Czech Republic.
Besides Studies of Bronzes and Stones Seal-Engraving, it has still kept the traditional get-together way. With the mutual help of its members and all social sectors, Xiling Seal-engraving Society has also collected and edited a big amount of stone inscriptions and specific essays in this field.
Located in the downtown of Hangzhou, with a land area of 150,000 sq.m, this community has long history, many great people and deep culture background. For several years, the community has kept more than 30 honors including provincial demo residence committee, civilized social district, green community, municipal advance base party organization, top 10 typical community, first batch of Satisfying Community in Xiacheng District of Hangzhou city.
The leaders of the party and the country, such as Mr.Hu Jintao, Ms. Peng Peiyun, Mr. Liu Yunshan and Mr. He Guoqiang, have inspected Dengxin Lane community and given positive comments to the well-done work...
If there's water, there would be human beings gathering around. And it is no exceptional here. King Qian Well was built in Wu and Yue Kingdoms, 931 AD. It's said that 1000 years ago, the well was so deep that people needs almost over 10 m ropes fastened on the wooden cask to get water. Well, it's a little bit hard to imagine how people get water in this way, right? That's exactly how ancient Chinese did. As long as you have seen with your own eyes, you may get it.
But now, gladly or sadly to say, with development and modernization, people don't need to get water from the well but turn on the tap and there will be running water. King Qian Well is sitting there, right in the center of the prosperous city, looking at the invading running cars and buses, and the hurrying passersby and waiting for the day he vanishes as many other wells in this city.
While another historic site in this community seems much luckier, it is Longxing Temple Column.
Built in the Tang Dynasty 837 AD, it is the earliest column and best-preserved ancient building in this city. With eight plane surfaces, 4 m high, it is decorated with carvings, sculptures and images as vivid as alive.
Marveled by its fast development and the benefits high-tech bringing us, however, a conflicting feeling springs out at the same time. Every coin has its two sides. Good or bad, who knows? Maybe only you come here and experience by yourself, can all your Gordian knot be untied.
Located in the northern section of Xiacheng District, this is the largest affordable-hosing residential community in Hangzhou. It is close to Dongxin East Road in the east, Xiangjishi East Road in the north, Yanjiagang River in the west. Taking up a total area of 338,000 sq.m and construction area of 640,000 sq.m, there is a central park of 25,000 sq.m with fantastic sceneries.
The development theme of this green Dongxinyuan Community is love, harmony and growth. At the same time, new service platform, unified material management and various cultural activities and social group activities, healthy language are showing to you this community cultural brand-Harmonious Melody.
There's an old Chinese story. The mother of Mencius, moved several times to seek a favorable environment for her son, little Mencius to grow up healthily. Now it's still a popular topic among people. This community is such a good place with convenient access to school for kids. There is kindergarten with 18 classes, primary school with 24 classes, and middle school with 30 classes facilitating this community.
Many recreational activities are hold in the neighborhood such as evening parties and sports games etc. On the 7th Day of the 7th Month in the Lunar Calendar, the Chinese Valentine's day, there's a party for singles in this community, and it's also an ideal opportunity for neighbors to know each other and making friends in such an isolated modern world.
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