Where Are We?


Hangzhou Dianzi University is located in Hangzhou, one of the most dynamic cities in the Yang-tse River Delta area and the capital city of Zhejiang Province, one of the most prosperous provinces in China with strong economic growth, vitality and potential.


 

Hangzhou is a famous scenic-tourist city as well as a historic and cultural city in China. With a history dating back more than 2, 000 years, Hangzhou is one of the seven ancient capitals in China. The Grand Canal, the longest man-made canal in the world, begins near the South of Hangzhou. Marco Polo, the Italian traveler in the 13th century, once pronounced Hangzhou “the finest, most splendid city in the world.”

 
 



Area and Population:
Hangzhou covers an area of 16,596 square kilometers with a population of 6,516,800 by the end of 2005.


Climate:
Hangzhou enjoys subtropical monsoonal climate with its four distinctive seasons. The yearly average temperature is about 16.
2 and its rainfall is about 1,500 mm. The lowest temperature is in January about -8.6, and the highest temperature is in July about 39.9. The most favorable climate is in spring (from March to May) and autumn (from September to November), neither too cold nor too hot, which turns to be the best time for tourism.

 
Tourism Resources:
With its unique natural environment and historical culture background, Hangzhou is a city famous for its natural landscape and cultural heritage. There are two State Level Scenic spots, one is the West Lake, the other is the Fu Chun River-Xin An River-Thousand-island Lake. There are also 14 cultural relic sites under state-level protection by the Central Government and 3 national museums in this city.




Learn more about Hangzhou: http://eng.hangzhou.gov.cn/
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Learn more about Zhejiang Province: http://english.zj.gov.cn/.

Transportation:

Hangzhou is an important and central city in the Yangtze River Delta and is known as a traffic hub in southeast China. It is also a neighbor city of Shanghai with the distance of only 176.7km. It takes roughly 50 minutes to travel from Hangzhou to Shanghai by CRH (China railway high), which conveniently operates 47 times within a single day.



Find more information about Hangzhou's transportation here.