AMY FABRIS-SHI Wrote “Hangzhou’s En­dur­ing Allure,”

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Syd­ney-born Fabris-Shi has lived in Shang­hai for a decade and a half, and has been es­cap­ing for short trips to nearby Hangzhou through­out that time. “Hangzhou is the re­lax­ing yin to Shang­hai’s en­er­getic yang. In just an hour by bul­let train you can be strolling around wooded West Lake, sip­ping freshly picked Dragon Well tea in a farmer’s home, and vis­it­ing moun­tain­top tem­ples filled with saf­fron-robed monks,” she says. A for­mer pro­fes­sional bal­let dancer, Amy is now di­rec­tor of bou­tique con­tent for mar­ket­ing con­sul­tancy Check-in Asia, and writes about China and be­yond for pub­li­ca­tions such as Cen­tu­rion and Elite Trav­eler. As much as she adores Hangzhou for its cul­tured calm, she’s ex­cited by its cur­rent re­nais­sance. “From so­phis­ti­cated lake­front din­ing and fun in­ter­ac­tive mu­se­ums, to lo­cally brewed craft beers and chic tea skin­care, the lat­est open­ings re­flect Hangzhou’s clas­si­cal her­itage but with a cool con­tem­po­rary edge.”

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