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Hangzhou Travel Tips

 Area: 16,596 square kilometers (6,408 square miles)
 Population: 6,663,100
 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)

 Visa
Foreign visitors have to obtain a visa before entering Hangzhou. You can apply for the visa in the Consulate of P. R. China in your country. Alternatively, you can obtain the visa through a travel agency. Special fast applications can be generally completed within 24 hours.
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 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.

 Useful Numbers:
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Traffic Emergency: 122
Ambulance: 120
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

 Banks

Hangzhou Bank
Bank of China 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
Business Hours:
Mon. – Fri.: 08:30~17:30
Sat. – Sun.: 09:00~16:00
 Chinese Money and Cost

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.

 Post Offices
 Qingchun Road Branch: No.139, Qing Chun Lu, Xiacheng District
 Zhongda Square Branch: No.366,  Zhong Shan Bei Lu, Xiacheng District
 Communication in China
 Postcode: 310000
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 Hospitals
 Hangzhou First People's Hospital
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

 Book Stores
Xinhua Book Store provides various books and audio-visual products.
Jiefang Road Branch:
Location: No.225, Jie Fang Lu, Shangcheng District
Bus Routes: 38, 308, 68 etc.

 Cybercafes
 Free Land Cybercafe
Location: 398, Wen San Lu, Xihu District
 Zhe Jiang Online Cybercafe
Location: 328, Wen Er Lu, Xihu District

 
A Local Market in Hangzhou
A Local Market in Hangzhou
 Universities
 Zhejiang University
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