Hangzhou is the capital of China’s Zhejiang Province. It’s only an hour away from Shanghai by bullet train (which costs less than 80 yuan!).
Places to visit
Impression West Lake: you can watch a live show at night on the West Lake. It gives you the ultimate experience of music, light and dance in the backdrop of West Lake.
Where to eat?
Hangzhou food (known as Hangbang Cai in Chinese) is the most famous branch of Zhejiang cuisine. Bordering the East China Sea and circling around the West Lake, Hangzhou is famous for its seafood and freshwater fish.
Xihu State Guesthouse Ziwei Pavillion (西湖国宾馆（刘庄）紫薇厅)
Must-try: West Lake Fish in Vinegar (西湖醋鱼)
Four Seasons Restaurant Jinsha Pavillion (四季酒店金沙厅)
Must-try: Longjing Tea Shrimp (龙井虾仁)
Juying Noodles Restaurant (菊英面店)
Must-try: Pian Er Chuan noodles (片儿川). Pian Er Chuan noodles are made with potherb mustard, sliced meat and bamboo shoots in light soup.