Barry Gold Smith from New York Times

In Marco Polo’s time, Hangzhou was considered a romantic destination with fascinating history, culture and ancient tradition.
The once-flourishing capital of the Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279) is now one of the hottest travel destinations in the world. Since the 2016 G20 Summit put Hangzhou back onto the radar of international travelers, both the New York Times and Travel+Leisure magazine have listed it as a top destination.
Recently, three American travel journalists landed in what Marco Polo called “Paradise on Earth” to discover Hangzhou on an in-depth media tour hosted by the Hangzhou Tourism Committee. Their mission: to rediscover the sights, sounds, feelings and tastes that so astounded the famed 13th century explorer.
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