Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Hang Chow Foo

Hang-Chow-Foo, a Chinese town on the Tsien-tang, at the entrance of the Grand Canal, about 110 miles S.W. of Shanghai. It is the capital of the province of Cheh-chiang. Before the Mongol invasion it was the capital of the empire of

Southern China, and is described as a magnificent city by Marco Polo. It is a place of much commercial importance, and contains several splendid temples. Its silk manufactures have long been famous.