- A resort visited for holidays/vacations during the summer.
- 1978, Richard Nixon, “The Presidency 1969-1972”, in RN: the Memoirs of Richard Nixon, Grosset & Dunlap, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, →OL, page 573:
- Hangchow is built around large lakes and gardens. In the days when the emperors used it as a summer resort, it was known as the most beautiful city in China. I know that Mao enjoyed taking vacations there and staying in an exquisite old palace that had been turned into a government guesthouse.