Zhejiang

Photo gallery: Zhuge Bagua village, Zhejiang

Zhuge Village or Zhugecun (Chinese: 诸葛村) is a historic Chinese village located in Lanxi, Zhejiang Province. Originally called Gaolong (高隆), the village changed its name to Zhuge during the Ming Dynasty due to the prevalence of the Zhuge surname among the villagers. The residents claim they are the descendants of the famed Shu Han chancellor Zhuge Liang of the 3rd century CE. The village was designated a national heritage site in 1996, and contains relics which are 700 years old

Photo gallery: Hangzhou

Hangzhou, the capital of China’s Zhejiang province, is known as the southern terminus of the ancient Grand Canal waterway, originating in Beijing. Its West Lake, celebrated by poets and artists since the 9th century, encompasses islands (reachable by boat), temples, pavilions, gardens and arched bridges. On its south bank is 5-story Leifeng Pagoda, a modern reconstruction of a structure built in 975 C.E.