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Hangzhou

The SupChina Hangzhou Directory

A brief guide to the history, recent news events and attractions of one of China’s most famous cities.

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Love among the tea leaves

A photographer shoots a couple in Western-style wedding attire posing in the fields of a tea plantation in Longjing Village…

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Bridge over West Lake

Rowboats pass beneath a small footbridge on West Lake in Hangzhou in Zhejiang Province. The body of water is dotted…

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‘Stick men’ at work in Hangzhou

Porters known as “bang-bang” men (the Chinese word for stick) carry heavy loads of bricks on bamboo poles at the…

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'Stick men' at work in Hangzhou

Porters known as “bang-bang” men (the Chinese word for stick) carry heavy loads of bricks on bamboo poles at the…

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Catching fish in Hangzhou

During Marco Polo’s time, the practice of aquaculture in Hangzhou was more highly developed than in Europe. In the record…

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