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Hangzhou [1] Gardens & Skyscrapers


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Hangzhou is not known for its skyscrapers. Rather, it is known for its gardens and West Lake, which has been featured in many Chinese poems and even in the writings of Marco Polo. Now, let's take a tour of this urban oasis :

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The parks around West Lake are very serene, with a lot of stone paths, flowers, trees, and openings to the water.

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A cruise on West Lake is a must if you visit Hangzhou. Interestingly, these boats run on electricity to keep the lake clean, and they barely make a sound.

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Of course, you can tour the lake the traditional way.

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Hangzhou doesn't have much of a skyline for a Chinese city.

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I turned my head around and the sun was setting on this warm autumn day.

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Hangzhou does have a number of skyscrapers though.

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My 5-star hotel that night - so good that the bathroom wall was made of glass and I had to kick the girls out when I was in it ... and vice versa.

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Visit my new Shanghai photo gallery : http://www.geocities.com/asiaglobe/gallery/shanghai.htm

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