Hangzhou is renowned in China as a centre of business and trade as well as for its fascinating history and rich cultural heritage. It’s famous for Bai Juyi, a leading Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty and Su Dongpo, a popular poet in the Song Dynasty who spent time in Hangzhou, plus glorious areas such as West Lake and Grand Canal.

An innovative and vibrant city with booming e-commerce, you can just click a mouse in Hangzhou to connect anywhere in the world! And it’s also a leader in ecological conservation, imbued with a charm unique to the south of the Yangtze River that has been fostered over many generations. Green hills and clear lakes and rivers delight the eye on sunny days and present an incredible vista even when it rains.

Hangzhou, with its steady economy, calm environment and beautiful scenery, is a great place for athletes to perform and improve their competition levels; in fact it boasts one of the highest levels of swimming in China with native-born Luo Xuejuan, Sun Yang and Ye Shiwen having won five gold medals between them in the Olympic Games.

As it gets ready for its role as Host City to the FINA World Aquatics Championships in December, Hangzhou has been starting work on competition stadiums and various services infrastructure. FINA, its global athletes and fans can be sure of a warm welcome from our 9 million inhabitants.

2018: Welcome to Hangzhou!

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