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Hangzhou and the West Lake
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Hangzhou and the West Lake

Hangzhou and the West Lake
  Hangzhou is only two hours from Shanghai by train or by bus. Major cities including Beijing , Xi'an , Guilin , Kunming and Hong Kong are all within easy reach by train or airplane. Hangzhou is famous for its scenic beauty. As a modern city, it is equipped with advanced public facilities, including convenient bus, train and airline systems, modern shopping centers and excellent medical services.
  Hangzhou enjoys a subtropical monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons of special beauty. The average annual temperature is 16. 2  , with 28.6  in summer and 3.8  in winter. The frost-free period lasts 230-260 days.
  The West Lake is one of the top ten scenic areas in China and attracts millions of tourists each year. Leisure and entertainment facilities are everywhere around the lake with cafes, bars, restaurants, bookstores and art galleries.

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  The China Academy of Art is located in the West Lake scenic area on the brink of downtown Hangzhou. It is only 50 meters away from the West Lake with all the amenities the West Lake and downtown have to offer. The campus enjoys a great environment, convenient location with post offices, banks, stores, markets and hospitals in its vicinity. The International College has a special housing area for non-resident overseas students with public washing machines, kitchenettes, activity areas and dining halls.

   The Academy is also located on a street famous for its night life. The Nanshan Road comes to life when night falls with thousands of bar-goes forming a scene that is characteristic of this unique area in Hangzhou.