|Imported beer at restaurant||$4.50|
|Local draught beer||$1.12|
|Internet (6 Mbps, unlimited data)||$22.49|
|Tennis court rent (1 hour on weekend)||$18.20|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$313.23|
|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$16.06|
|Apartment (3 bedrooms) in city centre||$1 310.74|
Visiting Hangzhou is like visiting any other metropolitan city however the city still has the remains of its historical past. While the modern Hangzhou Metropolitan Area is the fourth largest nationally metropolitan area, it is attracting visitors and guests with its scenic and captivating relics of the way it was during the different dynasties that ruled the city.
No Hangzhou visitor can resist the charming beauty of the view of the Three Pools in the Moon-pool, the fantastic and amazing view of Six Harmonies Pagoda and the Mighty and charming Su Causeway. Su Causeway is a 2.8 kilometer bridge crossing the Hangzhou West Lake. It was built using clay materials during the period of Sudungpo of the Song Dynasty in 1089. From the Nanping road, the Su Causeway run across and ends up in the Lotus in the Bridge Quyuan garden shedding off spectacular and scenic views. Evening walks in the area is great for couples as the area is lighted with green lights. Su Causeway is just one of the three causeways that divide the West Lake or Xi Hu. This great fresh water lake is known for its natural beauty and historical remains and has been the source of inspiration to many Chinese artists such as Chinese Garden designers whose works have caught the world's attention and admiration.
A few walks away from the West Lake is the beautiful Prince Bay Park. You can enter through the Taiziwan Gate in Nanshan Road and enjoy this picturesque park. The park does not charge any admission free and is open to the public. Its charming qualities are the Tulips, the river, the Chinese bridges and a mountain that offers the whole picture of the lake. You can reach the place in a bus or a car or cab as it is not far from the downtown area.
If you want to save money for your sightseeing in Hangzhou, try to visit parks that have no admission fee. You enjoy beautiful scenery without spending too much. These public parks have the Chinese Pagodas, flowers in full bloom and serve as venue for free concerts and public performances of the National Performing Arts Institute of People’s Republic of China. These public parks offer authentic Chinese arts and culture for free.