Hangzhou/杭州市

In my professional and totally unbiased opinion, Hangzhou is the best city in the entire history of China. Okay, obviously I’m exaggerating because I’ve lived here for almost five years, but if it wasn’t such a good city, I would have already left, right? See, unlike Shanghai, Hangzhou is chock full of natural scenery, and (prepare yourself!) most of it is FREE! Hangzhou has silk, green tea, hilly scenery along the lake, and also a modern city to boot. There’s a slow lifestyle here, and I’ve found locals to be very friendly and open to meeting visitors. In Hangzhou, you have choices: you can enter the fray of city life, and in less than a half an hour, you can immerse yourself in gorgeous nature. After the G20 Summit in 2016, Hangzhou has been developing more and more, and so I’m confident that as good as it already is, it will only get better and better.

从我专业而客观的看法来说,杭州在中国伟大历史里永远是中国最好的城市。当然,我有一点夸大其词,是因为我自己偏爱这个我已经住了快五年的城市。可以想象如果这个城市不好,我又怎么可能会留在这里这么久?杭州不像上海,有很多自然景点,而且(要有心理准备!)大部分都是免费的!杭州有丝绸,绿茶,有山有水,也有很现代化的大城市中心。生活节奏也比较慢,而且我发现当地人很乐意跟外国人打招呼。在杭州你有很多选择:你可以在城市中心凑热闹,也可以花不到半个小时的时间就到自然风景。G20峰会以后,杭州不断地发展,所以我坚信我衷爱的这个城市会越来越好。

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