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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake is sheltered on three sides by hills, with open flat land to the northeast where downtown Hangzhou is located.
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West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
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Reviewed today via mobile

Beautiful spot, take a boat ride. If you are into exercise there are some great walks and good restaurants nearby.

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Reviewed yesterday

If you are going to be in Hangzhou, you must take a boat trip on West Lake. It's a beautiful part of China and very worth going to.

Thank robrick
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The greenery around the lake is absolutely beautiful. It is so nice to have a relaxing walk around the area. The area around the lake offers a lot variety of cafe and restaurants. Forget about Starbucks, go for the fresh fruit juice shop. It is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

A nice area in Hangzhou, surrounded by parks and neat shops on the city side. Multiple islands and a nice scenery as well.

Thank Pierre J
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a gorgeous spot! We walked around the Lake, crosses over the bridges and visited the Tea House and Pagoda nearby. We then walked around the Lake and got a boat across to the island and as there were less people there and lots of...More

Thank 200Sparrow
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

While this lake and its surrounding has its serene beauty, it will always be destroyed by the noisy tourist crowds. Hence, I would advise you to reach here either early in the morning (pack your breakfast) or during noon (pack your lunch and eat at...More

Thank Foo Vung T
Reviewed 3 days ago

One of China's most historic lakes this Qing dynasty landmark is perfect as a day trip to Hanghzhou from Shanghai. I went as part of guided tour. Make sure you have a quality camera as some this photos are best taken on a tripod. The...More

Thank Hobo86
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The artificial lake is absolutely beautiful. Pretty crowded but really worth the hassle. Hangzhou is one of the greenest Chinese cities I have ever visited. Stay there for two great days.

Thank Reinhard V
Reviewed 3 days ago

Wow is the best way to describe this sight. I have visited this site twice, and surely will visit it many more times on my stay here in Hangzhou. This place has so many spots to explore and relax. from boat rides to hikes, and...More

Thank michael_cruises
Reviewed 4 days ago

With bullet trains, Hangzhou and its beautiful West Lake are an excellent one-day trip for people visiting Shanghai. If you arrive at Hangzhou East station, take a metro/subway No1, exit at Longxiangqiao station and you are at wonderful West Lake. There are several electrical trolleys...More

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October 8, 2016|
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Response from Wafaa Shehata D | Reviewed this property |
Certainly, Hangzhou is better. Suzhou is well-known for artificial gardens, but if you visit one, the rest look rather similar. While Hangzhou has more variety in scenery, including but not limited to artificial gardens... More
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Scarlet R | Reviewed this property |
The Music Fountain Show is at the Lakeside Third Park Dock, West Lake. The fountain area is 126 meters long, erupting into life twice in the day and four times in the early evening. Begins: 10:00 am, 3:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:00... More
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January 28, 2016|
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Response from Canopus_10 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can hire a boat. Big tourist boats take you to fairy island (highly recommended). There are also little boats that you can rent out with a man that will steer it for you and take you where you want to go. It's more... More