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Hangzhou is the capital of Zhejiang province and its political, economic and cultural center. With its famous natural beauty and cultural heritages, Hangzhou is one of China's most important tourist venues. There is a popular saying: "Above there is heaven, below there are Hangzhou and Suzhou." Hangzhou's "heavenly" beauty attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists to its exquisite West Lake (Xi Hu) area each year to enjoy the placid lake, beautiful gardens, reflecting pools, lavish temples and lakeside teahouses.

Suzhou is an ancient city with a 2500 years' history. The unique characteristics of the past are still retained in present-day Suzhou. The double-chessboard layout of Suzhou, with 'the streets and rivers go side by side while the water and land routes run in parallel', are preserved basically intact. Strolling the streets, you can feel the unique lingering charm of this landscape left by its long history.

Shanghai, has grown from a provincial city into an international metropolis on par with New York and Paris in just ten years. No other city in the world has done this - it is unique! The throbbing and fast-paced night life rivals that of any major western city. Chic bars, world-class restaurants, futuristic hotels, boutiques dot the streets of Shanghai.

The city is a major tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as the Bund and Xintiandi, its modern and ever-expanding Pudong skyline including the impressive Oriental Pearl Tower, and its new reputation as a cosmopolitan center of culture and design.

Today, Shanghai is the largest center of commerce and finance in mainland China, and has been described as the "showpiece" of the world's fastest-growing economy.

Shanghai continues to develop at an amazing speed and there is every reason to expect Shanghai to continue to surprise the world.

Wuxi, a city near Shanghai in eastern China, sits on the banks of Taihu, one of China's largest freshwater lakes. Surrounding Taihu are walking trails, a 115m-tall Ferris wheel and parks such as Yuantouzhu (Turtle Head Isle). Another area park is Lingshan, whose notable Buddhist sites include the bronze, 80m-high Lingshan Grand Buddha statue. Ferries connecting the various lake sites afford scenic rides.

Nanjing, capital of China’s eastern Jiangsu province, is roughly 300 km up the Yangtze River from Shanghai. It was the national capital during part of the Ming dynasty and, in the 20th century, the Republic of China. Many monuments and landmarks remain, including Zhonghuamen (Gate of China), a preserved 14th-century section of the massive wall that contained the old city’s southern entrance.