It is considered to be the most beautiful city in Chiba and Hangzhou, which once was the capital, and now leads China’s Zhejiang province, has formally submitted a bid to host the 2022 Asian Games.
Hangzhou is well known as the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, originating in Beijing. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets, artists and yours truly since the 9th century, encompasses exclusive islands, which I have have also had the pleasure of visiting, are reachable by boat, temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges. On its south bank is 5-story Leifeng Pagoda, a modern reconstruction of a structure built in 975 C.E.
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