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Like Yin and Yang, Hangzhou, the capital city of the Zhejiang Province, has two sides. This historic city is a showcase for traditional medicine, religion and art as well as an example of China’s rapid economic development. Combining idyllic natural beauty, a grand heritage through the ages and an air of affluence, Hangzhou is one of the country’s most pleasant cities to linger in.

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Population 8,700,400
Currency 1 RMB =10 jiao
Opening hours Most offices are open Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 or 6 pm. Some bank branches also operate on weekends. Shopping centers and department stores are usually open seven days a week until 9 or 10 pm.
Newspapers Hangzhou Daily
City News
Emergency numbers Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Fire Brigade: 119
Tourist information The Hangzhou Tourist Information Centre
Located on the northern corner of Hubin Lu and Jiefang Lu
Open: daily 8 am-4 pm