Hangzhou at a Glance

Emperors, demons, poetry, mountains, Alibaba—Hangzhou’s got it all.
by China-India Dialogue
West lake in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province.

Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway or a place for your new tech startup, Hangzhou at a Glance has the information you need to get what you want out of the city where civilization began.


This guide has handy info for every traveler—be they nature lovers, historians, entrepreneurs, foodies, or shoppers—so that everyone can find their home in Hangzhou. With helpful hits for the best deals and meals, this book delves deep to teach readers where to find an ancient snake demon, what it means to be a butterfly lover, and why giants like Jack Ma see greatness in the city on the West Lake.


Brought to you by the Commercial Press in conjunction with the Hangzhou Tourism Bureau in honor of the G20, tourists and entrepreneurs alike will have a guide that gets to the heart of Hangzhou. The World of Chinese magazine combined experienced journalists and award-winning design with plugged-in local writers, photographers, historians, and industry leaders to create the only guide you’ll ever need for this booming city of beauty and business.