onsdag 31. august 2016

10 things Hangzhou does better than Shanghai

The former capital of the Southern Song dynasty, Hangzhou is often referred to as Shanghai's backyard thanks to its location less than 180 kilometers southwest of the country's largest city. But don't be fooled into thinking this is just another Chinese urban center. Hangzhou, set to host the G20 summit, was once anointed the "finest and most splendid city in the world" by Marco Polo. And while that title is certainly up for debate these days, it's currently one of the most dynamic cities in China. Even the proudest Shanghaiists have to admit there are things that Hangzhou -- a favorite weekend escape -- does better than their city. Read more