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Hangzhou [2] Skyscrapers & Gardens

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Hangzhou is not short of pedestrianized markets either.

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Try navigating these streets :

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Hangzhou's streets are lined with trees. It's quite a green garden city.

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Even the farmers' houses are uniquely designed. It looks like the general level of wealth is pretty high for them to build like this.

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Keep Hangzhou clean!

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The water doesn't seem too deep.

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Unfortunately, I didn't have time to sit down and enjoy the scenery and greenery at all.

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More pics, thanks for sharing them. :D It is nice to see all the vegetation in the city. Were those farmer's houses built in a style that is popular in that area or has any particular historic features for that area?

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The farmer's houses are typical for the Hangzhou area only. The guide told us they are quite wealthy, but a lot of the top floors are empty because they are simply too big for a farmer's family. The ornaments at the top are indications of status and age. I think the richest ones have circular tops with balls like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The number of balls indicate how old the house is.

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The farmer's houses are typical for the Hangzhou area only. The guide told us they are quite wealthy, but a lot of the top floors are empty because they are simply too big for a farmer's family. The ornaments at the top are indications of status and age. I think the richest ones have circular tops with balls like the Oriental Pearl Tower in Shanghai. The number of balls indicate how old the house is.

That's very interesting. Not sure if I've heard of anything quite like that. Thanks for the info. :D

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