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Hangzhou – a shopper’s paradise in China

Hangzhou – a shopper’s paradise in China

Hangzhou – a shopper’s paradise in China By Paul Johnson on May 30, 2013 in Asia , China , Leisure Travel , Regions , Speciality Travel - Read 412 times Tweet Just a short 45 minute bullet train from Shanghai is the popular capital city of culture and leisure, Hangzhou. It has also been the national centre of the production of silk for centuries and today hundreds of thousands of ardent shoppers descend every year to browse through the diversity of quality products and textiles available. Many head straight for the Silk City of Xinhua and Jiankang Roads near Wulin Square, a pedestrian street comprising over 800 picturesque shops and booths selling all 14 different categories of silk fabrics, garments and handicrafts at wholesale prices. Originally the site of the national silk market in the Ming and Qing Dynasties, the street stretches for over 1,150 metres. One product in...

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