Founded in the times of Qin Dynasty , Hangzhou is one of the largest cities in China , being located on the Hangzhou Bay close to Yangtze River Delta and in the southwestern region of Shanghai.
This position contributes in making Hangzhou a powerful city regarding industry, tourism and economy, the city being well known for its prosperity and large amount of population , almost 21 milions. Legend says that even Marco Polo , visited the city in 13 th century when he was surprised by the generosity and refinement of the places he visited and also of the locals that greeted him.
During the 2 powerful dynasties Ming and Qing that led the empire beginning with the 17 th century the city was hosting both Kaifeng Jewish Community and also Islamic religion due to the many mosques placed arround the city.
Hangzhou is well known as a travel destination where tourists from all over the world can admire West Lake which is surrounded by wild natural green hills , traditional chineese temples and houses , Xixi National Wetland Park ( a wild reservation with a large variety of birds and fish) Grand Canal or West Lake Cultural Square( tallest building in the city ). Best months to visit are April, May, August and September because temperatures and precipitations are at a medium level.