Even though Hangzhou has a population of 9 million, chances are you haven't yet heard of it. Which is a shame, because being in this city is like walking through a fairy tale. Though a modern city, Hangzhou still contains its traditional Chinese roots. It is the "capital of green tea," has the naturally beautiful West Lake, and famous Buddhist temples.
If a picture's worth a thousand words, here are a few thousand reasons why you need to add Hangzhou to your China itinerary: