In recent years, hanfu has been flourishing all over China, and there are large and small hanfu events held every month. So what are the specific cities with the best hanfu atmosphere?
Hanfu Zixun launched the Top Hanfu Cities of China contest to reflect the different development of hanfu around the country.
With 62.01% of the votes, Chengdu, Sichuan topped the list, the only city with more than 50% of the votes, and was drastically outperformed by all the other cities. Xiuwu ranked seventh, which should have a lot to do with its success in holding the first Hanfu Expo in 2021.
NO.1 Chengdu (成都)
The No. 1 hanfu city is: Chengdu. After pandas, hot pot and mahjong, Chengdu has a new calling card: the Hanfu capital.
It is not only because of its nationally known "Hanfu Street", but also because it has nearly 220,000 hanfu lovers, the first in China in terms of the number of Hanfu Tongpao (同袍; Hanfu fans call each other Tongpao).
Chengdu's excellent hanfu culture atmosphere cannot be separated from the local government's strong support for the promotion of hanfu culture.
NO.2 Hangzhou (杭州)
Hangzhou, known as "Hang" for short, was known as Lin'an and Qiantang in ancient times.
In 2021, the 2nd West Lake Hanfu Cultural Festival was opened at West Lake in Hangzhou, attracting a large number of hanfu lovers to gather in Hangzhou, and many visitors were guided by Tongpao to put on hanfu and experience the ancient dress style from hundreds of years ago.
NO.3 Xitang (西塘)
The third on the list is Xitang. Xitang is extremely well known in hanfu-loving communities.
In autumn every year, thousands of hanfu lovers will travel to Xitang and join the annual Xitang Hanfu Culture Week. Because of its poetic ancient architecture and rich historical and cultural deposits, it has been held Hanfu Culture Week for nine times since its inception in 2013.
NO.4 Xi'an (西安)
The fourth on the list is Xi'an. In history, more than ten dynasties have built their capitals in Xi'an, so the ancient culture is rich and matches very well with Chinese hanfu costumes.
Tang Paradise, Ancient City Wall, the ancient city wall, Bell Tower, Huaqinggong Relic Site, Daming Palace and other Xi'an attractions, these historical sites are like a doorway to time, as if we are in the era of real hanfu. Such a city with ancient charm is a must-see for hanfu lovers.
NO.5 Beijing (北京)
The fifth on the list is Beijing. As the political and cultural center of China, Beijing also has a rich cultural heritage.
The Forbidden City, Yuanmingyuan Park, and the Great Wall, these famous attractions that are not only perfect for hanfu lovers to take hanfu-themed photography, but also to learn a lot about hanfu-related knowledge from the traditional architecture and cultural relics.
NO.6 Suzhou (苏州)
The sixth on the list is Suzhou. Suzhou has a large number of the classical Chinese gardens, which are perfect for matching with Song or Ming Dynasty hanfu.
In the ancient style of Jiangnan water town, wearing hanfu and walking in the stone alleyways and gardens with small bridges and flowing water, is quite an ancient style.
Suzhou is also the origin of Su embroidery, and the high quality of embroidery technology has attracted a large number of hanfu merchants here.
NO.7 Xiuwu (修武)
Xiuwu ranks seventh. Keeping the Millennium's promise, feeling the beauty of the landscape, and going to the cultural feast together, the "First Hanfu Expo and China Chinese Costume Day" festival opened in Xiuwu.
The "Never Ending Hanfu Festival" series of activities were held three times, attracting 300,000 Hanfu Tongpao from all over the country, and Xiuwu has initially become a gathering place for hanfu lovers.
NO.8 Nanjing (南京)
The eighth on the list is Nanjing, where the 4th Chinese Hua Fu Day event was held in 2020, and the Hanfu Show, Hanfu Expo, and Hanfu Development Forum attracted a large number of hanfu lovers.
At the same time, the more tolerant and respectful attitude of Nanjing citizens towards wearing hanfu has greatly contributed to the development of hanfu culture.
NO.9 Guangzhou (广州)
The ninth on the list is Guangzhou. During the annual Flower Festival as well as the Winter Solstice, Guangzhou will hold grand hanfu events.
During the flower festival period, there are not only rituals for the flower gods, but also many interesting activities such as flower fairy selection activities. Various hanfu cultural festivals are also held from time to time, which have made the hanfu lovers in Guangzhou very active and have increased the acceptance of hanfu.
NO.10 Zhengzhou (郑州)
The tenth on the list is Zhengzhou. Since 2003, when Zhengzhou worker Wang Letian walked on the street wearing hanfu and was considered to be the "Hanfu Revival", Zhengzhou has been known to most hanfu lovers.
Now more and more people are wearing hanfu on the streets and subways of Zhengzhou, and people are more and more willing to wear hanfu as their daily wear. The above are the top 10 hanfu cities, how is the hanfu atmosphere in your city? Welcome to share with us in the comment section.