|Under the peach blossoms|
We left on a Friday evening and returned on Sunday night. This weekend trip was well worth it.
Hanghzhou has its roots in the Qin dynasty (221 BC). In the 13th century, Marco Polo passed through, and described this city as "one of the finest and most splendid cities in the world."
|Biking across the lake on the Causeway|
|Moon gate in the Jingci Temple|
|Sorry, Kaz, no kayaks!|
We enjoyed leaving 23 million people in Shanghai and finding room to breathe (clean air!) and relax. When we have visitors in Shanghai, we'll be sure and take you to Hangzhou.
|Weeping Willows line the canals|
|Classical Chinese beauty|
|Even in the rain, it's lovely|
|Jingci Temple, originally built in 954 AD|
|Better than fireworks!|
|Nightly water shows on lake|
Next Up: Cherry Blossoms in Japan, April 4-11
Have a Blessed Easter,
Ken and Jeanie