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The east Chinese city of Hangzhou (杭州), located just a few steps south from Shanghai, impressed Marco Polo centuries ago and it will surely impress visitors today. It is one of the most beautiful Chinese cities with two UNESCO World Heritage sites (West Lake and the Grand Canal), historic and natural landmarks, botanical garden, zoo, impressive pagodas, quality tea fields, excellent museums, several universities and a unique natural wonder of the highest tidal bore of the world. Every visitor should take 2-3 hours to walk around the West Lake to admire the scenic views of the lake area and then head to the Qiantang river bank and observe the power of nature as it rapidly rolls huge waves up the stream. Other excellent place to see is the China National Silk Museum which is the largest museum in the world specialized in silk. Silk is also an important local traditional product together with the Longjing green tea.
Hangzhou is not only a cultural and historical hub, it is also a successful industrial and commercial center that attracts more attention as a great international business and MICE destination. Nine million inhabitants living in the metro area work mainly in agriculture, industry, tourism or service sectors. Companies such as Siemens, Nokia and Motorola have their factories in several industrial parks around the city. Production of textiles, electronics, food, chemicals, medical equipment, appliances and machinery compete with innovative technologies, logistics and e-commerce. The world’s largest online trade market Alibaba has their headquarters in Hangzhou.
Hangzhou is on the right track to become superior destination for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions as it unleashes its top-quality services supporting the meetings industry. The city boasts of six dedicated exhibition venues and numerous small to medium-sized conference facilities, almost two dozen of five-star hotels and over 230 other types of hotels and resorts.
Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport (杭州萧山国际机场) (IATA code: HGH) is a busy airport located 28 km to the east from the city center, near the industrial zone. Terminal A handles all international flights and the Terminal B is aimed for domestic traffic. Almost 30 million passengers pass through its gates every year. Xiamen Airlines and Loong Air are headquartered there. The taxi fare from the airport costs CNY 160 and will take approx. 45 minute depending on the traffic.