Zhejiang University

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Zhejiang University
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Ralpo Stankic
Hangzhou, China472 contributions
Dec 2017 • Friends
One the oldest universities of China about 120 years. It has glorious past and prosperous future. The old campus is an inspiring walk through the history of education in China before the empire was crushed until the communist victory. It still preserves the look and style of the century's age
Written July 30, 2018
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JEFEdmonton
Edmonton14 contributions
Apr 2016 • Business
Architecture is varied and interesting the small lake and its surroundings are peaceful and pretty. Spring flowers were lovely.
Written April 19, 2016
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Explorer-DC
121 contributions
Feb 2018 • Family
This campus of Zhejiang University (Zhi Jiang campus, near Liu He Pagoda) was established in 1890s and called Hangchow University. It is not a touristy destination but more for those who love history.

As one of the 13 Christian universities in the 20th century China, Hangchow University/Hangchow Presbyterian College attracted top professors and students. One of its presidents was brother of the last US Ambassador to China before communists took over. Indeed, the Stuart brothers were born and raised in a church in downtown Hangzhou/Hangchow.

Many buildings reflect the university’s Christian root. Photo 3 is called Preservation Hall, and photo 6 was the on campus church and was named after Tooker family in West Orange, NJ.
Written February 11, 2018
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,963 contributions
Oct 2015 • Friends
It’s a University! Unless you are fond of Universities and want to walk around the campus of a university then by all means, knock yourself out. However, if you are a tourist, walk around the lake. I kept asking myself, why did I listen to the reviews on tripadvisor? In any case, I did it and was disappointed.
Written October 10, 2015
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Kimrules
Hangzhou, China13 contributions
Feb 2015 • Solo
I'm in my second year of graduate studies here. If you want to tour the university, the best place to do it is at Yuquan Campus, specifically the corner of YuGu Lu and ZheDa Lu. You can take a picture of the main gate and a picture in front of the giant Mao statue. The academic buildings are all pretty worn down, though the outside of many still look nice. After that, its a pleasant campus, but there's not much else to do. I recommend walking South towards West Lake or West up into the hills. Furthermore, I don't think there's any reason for tourists to visit ZiJinGang campus, which as of 2013 is now the university's main campus. The grounds are fine, but it is in the Northwest portion of the city, 10km from West Lake.
As a student, I should say I am fairly disappointed with the quality of the education, but I have learned a lot from being in Hangzhou, outside of the university. I do liberal arts studies in Chinese. The academic year is broken up into quarters, which means most of the material has not been taught by the time students need to prepare for the exams/ write term papers. I have only received a syllabus in four of my classes out of 15, and only once have I received feedback from a professor. There are very few student activities offered by my department, so it feels pretty isolated. I have nonetheless learned a lot from the immersion, despite the shortfalls of the university.
Written February 13, 2015
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Andrew_Alin
Greater Adelaide, Australia1,645 contributions
Feb 2014 • Couples
This is one of the country's better universities, and the campus grounds are beautifully landscaped and well-kept. However, it is still a university, with not much for visitors to do except walk around, so don't really understand why it has such a high ranking on TA ...
Written February 24, 2014
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BritishRayster
England76 contributions
Jul 2014 • Solo
The photos show a couple of campuses. The big Mao statue is Yuquan Campus, about 20 minutes walk from West Lake. The lake one I think is ZiJingGan.

I've visited a couple of unis in China. Of all of them, Xiamen down on the coast was worth the visit. Whilst some of the Zhejiang campuses are pretty, it's more of a plus for residents as oppose to tourists.

If you have to go, come to Yuquan and get a photo with Mao and walk among the trees. Take the path round the back of the Library - there's a lovely landscaped area to sit and eat a picnic/throw a frisbee round. It's free for everyone, public included. From there, you can also access the little mountain behind the campus. It takes less than 20 minutes to reach the top and you can see the city from the top. Back on campus there's little shops for food, the North Gate (up and left 500m as you're looking at the Chairman) has a cracking and dirt cheap restaurant that the public can also use.
Written July 6, 2014
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ererap
Seattle, WA32 contributions
Apr 2014 • Couples
Zhejiang University is a pleasant enough campus. Although it seems to be an excellent university and a long history, as a tourist site, it was not something I would recommend. T\It was spacious, it had some green areas and old trees which were nice. The "body of water" someone mentioned was, in fact, a very small pond; the buildings were fine, but definitely not beautiful or special. I wanted to add my comment to the canteen reviews. There are two separate canteens. One is, as one of the reviewer's said, for students only and you can only pay with a student card. There is, however, a second canteen at the International Department, a bit off the campus center. This one is open and available to visitors and offers inexpensive dishes. We discovered it only after realizing that the first canteen is not for visitors and after assuming that there is only one canteen. However, after having some expensive sushi nearby, we discovered the International canteen. We went in, looked at the offering (looked good!) but at this point we couldn't eat more. We talked with some international students who said that they selection is large, and that the dishes are good and inexpensive. They also said that most of the people eating there are Chinese.
Written April 14, 2014
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Corina Violeta O
Deva, Romania120 contributions
Jul 2016
I had the great oportunity to visit Zhejiang University two times, in 2013 and 2016. The hospitality of the teachers and the pleasure of the students who was sharing with us the beauty of the city with so great emotions was a great surprise!

Written September 28, 2016
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Ming F
42 contributions
Oct 2015 • Family
Strictly speaking, Zhejiang University is not your typical tourist destination but you'll learn a lot about the history of Chinese education system, science & technology if you do visit one of many campuses in Hangzhou. At ~120 years old, it is one of the oldest universities in China, and one of the Top 3. Each campus reflects the era of its constructions, from pre-1911 Qing Dynasty school house, to KMT-era buildings, to the Soviet-style high-rises, to the modern mega-campus of today. It is like reading a history book.
Written September 8, 2016
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