上有天堂, 下有苏杭

In the sky there is Heaven; on earth, Hangzhou

This city is revered throughout China for it's beauty. 

"The lovely Spring breeze has come
Back to the Lake of the West.
The Spring waters are so clear and
Green they might be freshly painted.
The clouds of perfume are sweeter
Than can be imagined. In the
Gentle East wind the petals
Fall like grains of rice."

Ouyang Xiu (1007–1072)