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Why You Should be Choosing Antibiotic & Hormone-free Poultry

Arguably, antibiotics were 20th century medicine’s crowning glory. But today, they are becoming increasingly ineffective in human medicine. So much so in fact that America’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lists antibiotic resistance among its “top concerns.” Read more>>

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Scenic Pit Stops: Highlights Along Hangzhou’s Metro Line 1 HOT


The Hangzhou metro opened in November 2012 and at the moment, only Line 1 is operational. So, what is there to see and do on the newly-launched metro? Let’s take a look at some places of interest along the way. ... Read More>>

Lingyin Temple: Hangzhou’s Mystical Attraction HOT

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Surrounded by the beauty of Wulin Mountains, Lingyin Temple is one of Hangzhou's best touristic attractions and an important reference for Buddhist culture in China. ... Read More>>

Hangzhou Day Trips: Zhejiang’s Most Popular Water Towns HOT

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Zhejiang is famous for its ancient-water towns with romantic canal-ridded streets that any traveler in China should consider visiting. We take a look at the top three sites around the province. ... Read More>>

Autumn Adventures: Spend a Day at Hangzhou’s Qiandao Lake HOT

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Dotted with hundreds of small islands, a trip to Qiandao Lake (千岛湖) in Chun''an County is a relaxing break from bustling Hangzhou. The lake itself, despite being artificial, covers over five hundred sq. m. The area is particularly beautiful from ...... Read More>>

Where the Mind Rests: Guang Jue Temple Buddhist Retreat HOT

Where the Mind Rests: Guang Jue Temple Buddhist Retreat<br /> Nestled in the mountains of rural China lies Guang Jue Temple – a simple sanctuary located just one and a half hours outside the city of ...... Read More>>

Hangzhou’s Top 5 Hostels: Traveling on a Backpacker’s Budget HOT

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Travelling in China is unlike travelling in any other country. One willing to take this challenge on must be open to every experience that comes his or her way. Even more, one must remove all possible barriers that separates you from the true Chinese ...... Read More>>

Escape from West Lake: Hangzhou’s Other Noteworthy Destinations HOT

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If you’ve lived or been staying in Hangzhou for more than twelve hours or so, you’ve almost certainly seen the West Lake. Yes, it’s beautiful. Yes, it’s crowded. But after taking every visiting friend and family member to see the newly minted UNESCO ...... Read More>>

Five Outdoor Activities You Can Do in Hangzhou HOT

While the winter chill is at bay, Hangzhou is a wonderful place to spend time out in the outdoors. There are numerous outdoor activities to do in this beautiful city, and here are just five suggestions on how to spend some quality time outdoors. ... Read More>>

Hangzhou’s Three most Beautiful Night Cruises HOT

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Hangzhou is a city of water, and it is on the water is where you can really experience the charm of Hangzhou. The Grand Canal, West Lake, and the Qiantang River all offer nightly cruises. From paddle boats and canal boats to cruise ships, each ship can ...... Read More>>

Swamp Thing: Xixi National Wetland Park HOT

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Nestled at the westernmost edge of Hangzhou lies a hidden gem waiting for the adventurous traveller to explore. It is Xixi National Wetland Park (Xixi Guojia Shidi Gongyuan 西溪国家湿地公园), a 3.46 square mile wetland preserve, the first and only of its ...... Read More>>

Hangzhou Paradise Park, a Cooling Oasis HOT

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A 10,000 square metre water playing area for children, a 6,000 square metre giant wave pool, massive water slides, swings, a water and fog forest, pirates and crocodiles– all this and much, much more awaits energetic water fans of all ages at the Hangzhou ...... Read More>>

Getting Beyond the West Lake: Bicycle Routes in Hangzhou HOT

So now that you’ve acquired a bicycle, whether it’s yours or a rental, the question you may have is where do I go with it? The most obvious answer is West Lake. This is what people come to Hangzhou for, and where the vast majority of the bicycle tour ...... Read More>>

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