Capital of Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou is a well-known
tourist city at home and abroad. It lies on the lower reaches of the
Qiantang River and is the southern end of the l,794-kllometre-long Grand
Canal (Beijing-Hangzhou Canal). With an area of 16,596 square kilometres
inhabited by a population of 5.2 million, it embraces six urban districts
and seven suburban counties, namely, Yuhang, Xiaoshan, Fuyang, Tonglu,
Lin'an, Jiande and Chun'an. Hangzhou is found at a point of Lat.
Temple of Yue Fei
Temple of Yue Fei: Built more than 770 years ago, the
temple is dedicated to Yue Fei, a Southern Song general and national hero
who was put to death as a result of a political frame - up engineered by a
treacherous courn official. "Recovering the land of my motherland" from
enemy hands was the fallen general ' s cherished goal
Hangzhou's fame rests mainly with the picturesque West
Lake, The lake is located on its western fringe. Covering about four square
miles, West Lake is surrounded on three sides by rolling wooded hills. At
the center are three isles - Lesser Yingzhou, Mid-lake pavilion and
Ruanggong Isle. Solitary Hill stands by itself on the northern lake shore.
It can be reached from the city by Bai Causeway, While Su Causeway bisects
the lake from north to south. The blue, often rippling, water way is dotted
with elegant stone bridges and charming pavilions.