Hangzhou Travel Tips
Area: 16,596 square kilometers (6,408 square miles)
Time Zone: GMT+8
Voltage: 220 V, 50Hz alternating current
Administrative Division: 8 districts (Xihu, Gongshu, Shangcheng, Xiacheng, Jianggan, Binjiang, Xiaoshan and Yuhang); 3 cities (Jiande, Fuyang and Lin'an); 2 counties (Tonglu and Chun'an)
From Jan. 30, 2016, 144-Hour Visa-Free Policy is implemented to facilitate passengers to enjoy a visa-free stay up to 144 hours when making an international transfer via Xiaoshan Airport. Read details about 144-Hour Visa-Free Transit.
Traffic Emergency: 122
Tourism Complaint: 87030886
Calling for a Taxi: 28811111
Way Inquiry (Downtown area): 1606000
Weather Forecast: 96121
China Mobile Customer Hotline: 10086
China Unicom Customer Hotline: 10010
China Telecom Customer Hotline: 10000
International long-distance telephone: Please dial 00 + country code + city code + telephone number
|China Zheshang Bank in Hangzhou|
Bank of China provides you money exchange service. Here are some of its branches in Hangzhou City:
Zhejiang Branch: No.321, Feng Qi Lu, Xiacheng District
Xihu Branch: No.44, Guang Hua Xiang, Shangcheng District
Zheda Branch: No.146, Yu Gu Lu, Xihu District
Xiaoshan Branch: No.288, Ren Min Lu, Xiaoshan District
Mon. – Fri.: 08:30~17:30
Sat. – Sun.: 09:00~16:00
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Apart from this bank, you can find the following banks in the city: Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, China Construction Bank, China Merchants Bank, China Minsheng Bank, China Bank of Communications, China CITIC Bank, Industrial Bank, China Everbright Bank, Huaxia Bank and SPD Bank.
Zhongda Square Branch: No.366, Zhong Shan Bei Lu, Xiacheng District
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Location: No.261, Huan Sha Lu, Shangcheng District
Bus Routes: 1, 8, 49, 68, 85, 206, 208, 270, 801, 805, 900, Tour 8
Sir Run Run Shaw Hospital
Location: 3, Qing Chun Dong Lu, Jianggan District
Bus Routes: Buses 18, 20, 21, 56, 305, 518, 818 to Hong Ling Xin Cun Stop.
Zhejiang Provincial People's Hospital
Location: 158, Shang Tang Lu, Gongshu District
Bus Routes: Buses 3, 6, 26, 33, 78, 206, 274, 276, 338, 555, 591, 814
Jiefang Road Branch:
Location: No.225, Jie Fang Lu, Shangcheng District
Bus Routes: 38, 308, 68 etc.
Location: 398, Wen San Lu, Xihu District
Zhe Jiang Online Cybercafe
Location: 328, Wen Er Lu, Xihu District
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Zhejiang University is one of the best universities in the country, it has five campuses.
Yuquan Campus: No.38, Zhe Da Lu, Xihu District
Bus Routes: Buses Y5, 15, 16, 21, 28, 30, 152
Xixi Campus: No. 34, Tian Mu Shan Lu, Xihu District
Bus Routes: Buses 6, 9, 11, 21, 23, 24, 30, 49, 151, 355, 502
Huajiachi Campus: 268, Kai Xuan Lu, Jianggan District
Bus Routes: Buses 18, 20, 21, 34, 35, 40, 228, 305, 317, 518, 528, 818
Zhijiang Campus: 51, Zhi Jiang Lu, Shangcheng District
Bus Routes: Buses 4, 308, 504, 599
Zijingang Campus: 388, Yu Hang Tang Lu, Gongshu District
Zhejiang University of Technology
Location: 18, Chao Wang Lu, Gongshu District
Bus Routes: Buses 80, 86, 101, 274
Zhejiang Sci-Tech University
Location: Xiasha Higher Education Zone
Bus Routes: Buses 383, 385, 611, 614, 684
Hangzhou Dianzi University
Location: Xiasha Higher Education Zone
Bus Routes: Buses B支4, 369, 370
Hangzhou Normal University
Location: No.16, Xuelin Street, Xiasha Higher Education Zone
Bus Routes: Buses B支4, 210, 369, 370, 381
Top 10 Things to Do in Hangzhou
May I check the Qianjiang New Town Music Fountain & Light Show still avail on Tuesday, and Saturday and Sunday 18:30 and 19:30?
The other sites you shouldn't miss include Temple of Soul's Retreat, Xixi National Wetland Park, Qinghefang Ancient Street, and Song Dynasty Town.
You are advised to go to Suzhou. Suzhou has many interesting places waiting for you, including Humble Administrator’s Garden, Tiger Hill, Lingering Garden, and Zhouzhuang Water Town. You can take a bullet train to Suzhou from HZ East Railway Station. It takes about 1.5 hours. A second class seat costs CNY 75 or 111.5; a first class seat costs CNY 90 or 178.5.
I hope you can help me.
1/ I know that Zhouzhuang is the most commercial watertown but which of the three is more authentic and pretty, architecture and atmosphere wise?
2/ Also, if one has seen Suzhou, are these three towns the same thing?: if you've seen one, is it worth seeing another one?
3/If I am coming from Shanghai in the morning (by taxi? what would be the quickest option and how long would it take?) and want to leave to shanghai again in the evening, do I have enough time to visit one, or maybe even 2 of these towns?
4/ also, do yo know if the "soft sleeper" night boat ("Paradise Pleasure Boat" or another) between Suzhou to Hangzhou is still running and if yes, what are their timings in both directions please?
Thank you so much for your help!
2. Actually, these towns are similar to Suzhou. If you have seen one, it is worth seeing another because they vary in size, atmosphere, and environment.
3. Yes, you do a one day trip to Zhouzhuang.
4. I am sorry that the boat has stopped running. Instead, you can take a bullet train to shuttle between them (about 1.5 to 2 hours).