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    Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province. It is governed as a sub-provincial city. Hangzhou is located in northern Zhejiang province, eastern China, at the southern end of the Grand Canal of China, on the plain of the mid-lower reaches of the Yangtze River. The prefecture-level city covers an area of 16600 square kilometers with a large population of 8.1 million.



    Hangzhou is one of China's big tourist attractions. Hangzhou is renowned for its historic relics and natural beauty. It is often known as one of the most beautiful cities in China, also ranking as one of the most scenic cities. Although Hangzhou has been through many recent urban developments, it still retains its historical and cultural heritage. One of Hangzhou's most popular sights is West Lake. The lake itself includes some of Hangzhou's most notable historic and scenic places. Adjacent to the lake is a scenic area covering over 50 square kilometers. The area includes historical pagodas, cultural sites, as well as the natural beauty of the lake and hills. There are two causeways across the lake.



    Hangzhou's climate is Humid Subtropical with four distinctive seasons, characterized by long, very hot, humid summers and short, chilly, cloudy and dry winters (with occasional snow).. In terms of beauty, Hangzhou is picturesque all year round. In spring and summer, the trees turn green and the air is sweet. In winter, the snow falls on the lake creating a picture- postcard atmosphere about the city and in autumn, the temperature is pleasant and balmy and the sky a delightful color of amber.