In Hangzhou, visitors can experience the welcoming and friendly nature of the Chinese culture. Respecting local traditions provides an even richer experience, enabling you to fully enjoy the host country.

Location

Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang Province in East China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay which separates Shanghai and Ningbo.

Economy

Hangzhou is to hold the 2022 Asian Games, following in the footsteps of Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010. The city, which hosted the eleventh G20 summit in 2016, is also an emerging technology hub and home to the e-commerce giant Alibaba.

Tourism

Hangzhou is known as the ‘Tea Capital of China’.  You can visit the Longjing tea fields around West Lake, one of the city’s best-known attractions.

Language

Native residents of Hangzhou use the Wu dialect; Mandarin is the dominant spoken language. Locals always appreciate it when visitors have a go at speaking their language.

Here are a few words for you to learn in Mandarin:

Hello: Nǐ hǎo 你好

Goodbye: Zàijiàn 再见

Good morning: Shàngwǔ hǎo 上午好

Good afternoon/good evening: Xiàwǔ hǎo/wǎnshàng hǎo 下午好/晚上好

Please: Qǐng 请

Thank you: Xièxiè nǐ 谢谢你

Yes: Shì 是

No: Bùshì 不是

The bill please: Mǎidān 买单

I want a taxi: Wǒ xiǎng dǎchē 我想打车

 

 

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