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Welcome to Hangzhou



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"There is a paradise in heaven, On earth there is Hangzhou” is the words in our song about this fantastic metropolis. Hangzhou, one of the seven ancient capitals of China and the capital of the Zhejiang Province. The city is a wonderful mix of old and new with West Lake as the heart of the city. This historical place is famous all over China for its beauty and culture and is one of the most visited tourist cities in the world. Have you not been to Hangzhou you have not seen the real China.



Hangzhou is an elegant and harmonious city with a leisure perspective that no other city in China. Here you find culinary treasures from the Zhejiang province but also cuisine from the other seven Chinese kitchens as well as international gourmet restaurants. Are you looking for a night out there are numerous choices. Already in ancient times Hangzhou was called a “Heaven for shopping” and the Hangzhou silk is world wide renowned and production started 5000 years ago.

This is also the birthplace of the famous Dragon Tea with a history over 1200 years. Here you find shopping streets that are still genuine but also shopping centres that fulfil every need. From a business point of view has Hangzhou a very fast-growing economy and is the city in the Pearl Delta with the most booming economy. For many years has Hangzhou been ranked as number second among the provincial capitals of China when it comes to economical development. Welcome to Hangzhou, the “Paradise on earth”.

From luxury to budget hotels
No matter if you are looking for a first class or budget hotel, you will find what you wish in Hangzhou.  Most of the business hotels are placed in the city centre.  You can make your secure booking here.


President Hu Jintao visited Sweden – VisitHangzhou.com was invited
When president Hu Jintao was visiting Sweden and its capital Stockholm, the Sweden-China Trade Council arranged June 10 2007 a Welcome Dinner with President Hu Jintao as guest of honour.

Prsident of China during his official visit to Sweden in June 2007

President Hu Jintao delivered an important speech at the welcome dinner and emphasized the role played by Sweden in international affairs and expected even stronger cooperation between China and Sweden in the future to maintain world peace and boost common development.
 
Many leading representatives of the Swedish business community, government and companies with strong connections to China were invited to the dinner. We are very proud to announce that Leif Almo, our CEO of Visithangzhou.com and Scandnet also was invited.

In the morning the same day President Hu Jintao and the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustaf attended a ceremony in Gothenburg (Goteborg) to watch the return of a replica of the large wooden sailing ship Gotheborg that arrived from China. 

 Read the President's speech here