Best known as one of China’s most popular travel destinations, Hangzhou offers dreamy traditional landscapes in abundance. The famous West Lake sits surrounded by beautiful green hills and has provided the perfect backdrop to inspire many Chinese poets throughout history and to the present day. Willow-lined banks accompany the lake with the opportunity to explore traditional watch towers at many entrance points. It is a beautiful place to experience and changes with the seasons. You will never be short of things to do in the city. Once you have finished exploring the nearby hills and lakes, restaurants and bars are in abundance in the city offering the best of Asian and Western cuisine. The city attracts many tourists from inside and outside China and is now also home to a growing international community thanks to the development of many sectors creating a culturally buzzing environment. The city also boasts large malls where you can easily find a mix of local and internationally branded products. Excellent transport links including the high speed rail network and airport make Hangzhou an excellent place to base yourself.