My dear foreign friend,
This is Jack, Welcome to my website,Welcome to Hangzhou !
Let me introduce Hangzhou to you in brief :
Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province in East China, is one of the most morden and prosperous city in China, about 200 kilometers (60 miles) southwest of Shanghai. It sits at the southern end of the Grand Canal and is one of Chinas seven ancient national capitals.
When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century, he declared it to be “the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". There is a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou." Hangzhous "heavenly" beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) area each year to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and lakeside teahouses.
Hangzhou began to prosper and flourish in the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It was the capital of the Wu and Yue States in the 10th Century during the Five Dynasties Period, and had its political heyday in the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), when it served as the capital of China. Hangzhou witnessed a commercial boom in the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties, which is continuing at present.
And I will tell you more story about HangZhou when we see each other ,I am looking forward to your arrival !!!