Hangzhou

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Hangzhou (Chinese: 杭州, also transliterated as Hangchow) is the capital city of Zhejiang province in eastern China. It is considered as one of China's most renowned and beautiful historic cities. The top tourist site in Hangzhou is the West Lake, where stands by a Leifeng Pagoda with a famous moving "White Snake Legend".[1]

Tianmu Mountain is nearby.

In 2016, Hangzhou hosted the eleventh G20 summit[2]. In 2022, Hangzhou will host 2022 Asian Games. It the third city in China to host the Asian Games after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010.[3].

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  1. "Travel Guide to Hangzhou". AccessChinaTravel.com. Retrieved 8 March 2013.
  2. "China to host 2016 G20 summit in Hangzhou". PRC Central Government Official Website. 2015. Archived from the original on November 18, 2015. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  3. "Hangzhou of China selected to host 2022 Asian Games". Xinhua. September 16, 2015. Archived from the original on November 25, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.

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