Photo Contest Announcement
We are pleased to announce that the winner in the Hangzhou x New York MetroCard photo contest is Pierce Jackson. For his outstanding work, he will receive a trip to Hangzhou. Thanks to all of the entrants for helping to make the event a success.
The Grand Canal
There are two wonders in China.
One is the Great Wall and the other is the Grand Canal.
For its size and grandeur, the Grand Canal has always been regarded as the pride of the Chinese people and as a symbol of Chinese cultural achievement.
It has a history of over 2,500 years going back to as early as the 5th century BC and starting in Beijing and ending in Hangzhou.
Among the world’s top-rated lakes, Hangzhou’s wondrous West Lake is one of the best. The real attraction of West Lake, however, lies not on the surface but in its abundant wealth of legend, myth, and enigma accumulated over various dynasties. Because of its historical and cultural significance, West Lake became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011.
Lingyin Temple, also known as Temple of Soul's Retreat, is the most celebrated place of interest around West Lake and one of the top ten Buddhist temples of China. In 1961, it was listed for protection as a key provincial historical and cultural site and considered a leading center for research related to Chinese Buddhist culture.
Jiuqu Hongmei Longjing Black Tea
Jiuqu Hongmei ( jiǔ•qǔ hóng•méi ) 九曲紅梅, aka Red Plum Classic, Nine Bend Red Plum, Longjing Black Tea, Longjing Hongcha
This is an unusual black tea made from the leaves of Longjing cultivars in areas around Hangzhou.
The dry leaves of a fine Jiuqu Hongmei are tightly twisted into thin, brittle curls, matte black, with a hint of the distinctive citric smell of the plum. The liquor carries forth that aroma with the added depth of a black tea. This same fruit acidity is also in the lively and yet light taste, marking it a totally different character than the floral Fujian blacks or the malty and stronger Assam or Yunnan. The acidity and sweetness are balanced with a unique but slight astringency that is more like an oolong than a black.
Golden Ticket Award Announcement
How to redeem?
We are pleasant to announce the golden ticket winners in the Hangzhou x New York MetroCard campaign. According to the rule, the first 100 sign-ups on our website are the winners of the golden ticket. The winners will be notified by email and are required to reply to us within 3 calendar days after receiving our notification letter. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants for making the event a success and congratulate our winners!
Sweepstakes Award Announcement
We are pleasant to announce the prize winners from the sweepstakes in the Hangzhou x New York MetroCard campaign. The winners will be notified by email and are required to reply to us within 3 calendar days after receiving our notification letter. The winners are selected at random. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all participants and congratulate our winner on their big win!
Grand Prize Winner:
10 Lucky Ticket Prize Winners: