The most splendid city in the world
Explorer Marco Polo called it "the most splendid city in the world," yet until recently, many Westerners had never heard of Hangzhou.
Hangzhou has long been one of the most popular vacation spots for Chinese people. And it’s catching the eyes of increasingly international travelers.
The city is only 45 minutes from Shanghai on the bullet train, and it packs tons of history, culture, art, entertainment and beauty.
Here are 10 ways to experience Hangzhou, China, on a vacation like no other.
Photo courtesy of Hangzhou Tourism Board