Top 10 China's satisfying tourist cities of 2012

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 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province(浙江杭州)

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, one of the 'top 10 China's satisfying tourist cities of 2012' by

Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province [File photo]

Score: 83.3

Hangzhou is the capital city of southeast China's Zhejiang Province, with a history of more than 2,000 years. Dubbed the "Paradise under Heaven," the city is well known across the globe for its splendid natural scenery, numerous historical relics, fine silk and Longjing tea.

The West Lake is undoubtedly Hangzhou's most renowned attraction for its natural surroundings and history. The lake, nicknamed "paradise on earth," was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. Near the lake is a scenic area which comprises many notable spots, including the Solitary Hill (Gushan); the mausoleum of General Yue Fei, a celebrated hero of the Song Dynasty (960-1279); and the Ling Yin Temple, one of China's largest Buddhist temples.

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