Heaven is for the sky and Hangzhou for the earth

Updated: 2014-11-26 15:14


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Heaven is for the sky and Hangzhou for the earth

A view of the West Lake in Hangzhou city, on Oct 20, 2014. [Photo/IC]

Hangzhou is in Zhejiang province, China. It is one of the most important tourist cities in China, famous for its natural beauty and historical and cultural heritages. It is the political, economic and cultural center of Zhejiang province as well. The city of Hangzhou is famous for its natural scenery, and most of all, it is famous for West Lake. Hangzhou and its West Lake have been immortalized by countless poets and artists.

West Lake is a poem, a painting, a beautiful story. It has overwhelmed both those who live by it and travelers. West Lake is one of the most renowned tourist attractions in China. There is also a famous saying in China that "Heaven is for the sky and Hangzhou for the earth".

From ancient times, there have been numerous poems that praise the lake's scenery, and people compare the lake with Xishi, reputedly the most beautiful woman in ancient China. Marco Polo visited the city during his travels and exclaimed that it was "the most beautiful and richest city in the world". West Lake is a must-visit if you come to China. The scenery is absolutely amazing.

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