RIVER IN HANGZHOU
“South of the River”, much celebrated in poety for its beauties and joys. It is an area of crisscrossed with rivers and lakes. Hangzhou is here.
Recently lots of high buildings was built on both side of rivers. Hangzhou become more and more prosperous city already. But we often remember that the impression of many years ago: it is lots of little rooms on both side of river. All Hangzhou just like a green and quiet countryside. Now we see the high buildings, we always feel like lost something. We know the thing we lost is the wonderful past.
Three Pools Mirroring Moon
The Three Pools Mirroring the Moon is one of the Ten Scenes of the West Lake. The three stone pagodas are 2 meters in height respectively, and were first built 800 years ago on the bank of the lake. Spherical in shape, they are hollowed inside, with 5 holes on the surface of the bulb. When the full moon is shining high above in the sky, people would light candles in the pagodas and seal the holes with thin paper. Shining through the holes, the candlelight is reflected on the surface of the water as if there were many little moons, producing a marvelous scene of "one moon in the sky, three silhouettes in the water". The Three Pools Mirroring the Moon is thus named.
HANGZHOU - "Heaven on Earth".
Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang Province, is the southern end of the Grand Canal and one of China's seven ancient national capitals. When Marco Polo came to Hangzhou in the 13th century he acclaimed that "it is the most beautiful and elegant city in the world". There is also a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou." Hangzhou's "heavenly" beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) vicinity each year, to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and friendly lakeside teahouses. Hangzhou is also famous for silk and tea. Main tourists attractions include West Lake, Lingyin Temple, Feilai Peak, Pagoda of Six Harmonies, Yue Fei Tomb, Baoshu Pagoda, Huanglong Cave and Hulong Well.
Hangzhou Attractions Index
Hangzhou for You.com Website (chinese only)