Hangzhou (Hángzhōu 杭州)

Teh-Kuang CHANG

The multistoried Liuhe Pagoda in Hangzhou, reconstructed in 1165 after the original was destroyed in warfare in 1121, during the Song Dynasty. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, is a city near the East China Sea coast with a rich history; its Zhejiang University is considered one of the best in China. Hangzhou’s green tea (Longjing tea) is renowned for its high quality. Tourists and surfers….

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