Beijing, September 9 (Zhongxin Net) -- After the opening of the 26th Asian Games in Hangzhou, competitions in various events have been contested one after another, and athletes from 19 Asian countries and regions have also attacked the top podium. In addition to the competition, many "foreigner" athletes took to the streets of Hangzhou to taste food, visit West Lake, visit shopping malls, and experience the customs and customs of foreign countries.

Screenshot of Zhejiang Daily social media.

Group check-in wholesale market

Since Hangzhou entered the Asian Games time, members of various delegations can be seen everywhere in the streets and alleys. A few days ago, the topic of #foreign athletes buying crazy in Hangzhou rushed to the hot search list. Qianjiang Small Commodities Wholesale Market and Hangzhou Four Seasons Youth Market have become a shopping paradise favored by athletes.

Some netizens posted a video of Kyrgyz athletes forming a group to sweep goods at the Qianjiang small commodity market on the short video platform. In the video, tall athletes dressed in uniform clothes sit on benches in the mall, resting and sharing the goodies they find. Inside the store, the coach selects the right clothes, tries them on, and pays quickly.

The Nepalese delegation organized a group to go shopping at the Four Seasons Green clothing market, and some team members also carried suitcases with them. Netizens sighed: "I really know how to shop." ”

While "buying, buying, buying", foreign athletes have also mastered the ultimate skill of haggling - halves. There are Indian athletes who won two T-shirts for 100 yuan, and Iranian athletes are more budget-conscious and found 100 yuan and 3 T-shirts...

Screenshot of netizen comment.

As a "local tyrant" in the Middle East, in terms of shopping, the Qatari delegation focuses on a "not bad money". Some netizens met the Qatari football team in Hangzhou MixC City, and the players each had a bag of luxury goods, and interpreted what it is to "a piece of cloth on my head, I am the richest in the world" with practical actions.

Take a stroll in the rain and swim around West Lake

The opening day of the Hangzhou Asian Games coincided with China's autumnal equinox. In autumn, the West Lake is full of water and hazy mountains. Recently, if you stroll through West Lake, you will most likely meet athletes from various countries and regions who come to play.

Some netizens met Olympic gymnastics champion Chusovykina in West Lake. The 48-year-old wears a light blue tracksuit and smiles and interacts with the people around her. IOC President Bach also appeared in West Lake a few days ago, greeting the children and presenting badges to the children. Kyrgyzstan athletes were watched by tourists from West Lake and photographed by an enthusiastic Grand Burra...

Entering mid-autumn, Hangzhou has also been experiencing light rain from time to time recently. Shrouded in water mist, West Lake has a special charm, and also allows friends from afar to feel the style of smoke and rain in the south of the river.

Source: Official Douyin account of the Information Office of the People's Government of Zhejiang Province.

Hangzhou cuisine is popular

During the Asian Games, Song sister-in-law fish soup, Dongpo meat, stir-fried shrimp... These well-known home-cooked delicacies of Hangzhou citizens have captured the stomachs of foreign friends.

A South Korean journalist shared the food of the Asian Games Village on social platforms in addition to reporting the event. Crab flour xiaolongbao, fried spring rolls, Cantonese-style roast duck, etc. are his favorites. When reporting on the setting of the Hangzhou Asian Games Village, a Japanese reporter mentioned a buffet of 268 dishes, which attracted the amazement of the program guests. The reporter said that he likes to eat red rao meat the most, and he can also taste Longjing tea after the meal.

It is reported that Hangzhou Asian Games Village has a total of 6 restaurants, including athletes' restaurants, media restaurants, technical officials restaurants, etc. The athletes' restaurant also includes five dining areas: hot dining area, cold meal and room temperature dining area, beverage area, and open stall area. In addition to Chinese cuisine, the hot dining area also offers East Asian cuisine, South Asian and sub-continental cuisine, Arabic and Middle Eastern cuisine, and European cuisine.

From the opening ceremony to the closing ceremony, the athletes' restaurant provides 20-hour uninterrupted catering services every day, as well as special meal services such as sick meals, birthday meals, and room temperature meal kits, making great efforts to ensure the dietary needs of athletes.

The Hangzhou Asian Games has just kicked off, and in the next ten days, I hope that the Asian Games athletes can feel the charm of Hangzhou more deeply while working the field. (End)