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West Lake (Xi Hu)

West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
+86 571 8717 9617
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Reviewed yesterday

I cannot believe how beautiful this lake. Brings you back to historical time and your imagination just runs wild. Just like in the movies. So nourishing, soothing to the soul.

Thank Michelle T
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The place is beautiful with lots of things to Visit. Very crowded during the weekends though. It's hard to get a taxi to, so be prepared to wait a bit to get Transportation

Thank Kath_PH
Reviewed 2 days ago

We walked across the small collection of islands at the northwest end of west lake. Weeping willows, lotus flowers, shady paths, zigzag bridge, beautiful views across the lake. Magically beautiful, like an old Chinese story

Thank Bettybooo
Reviewed 3 days ago

I have been to Hangzhou many times before. I never get tired of it. West Lake (Xi Hu) is a unique and beautiful place. I visited here in March 2017. Walking around Xi Hu is a distance of about 10 kilometers (6 miles) and can...More

1  Thank blairkk25
Reviewed 5 days ago

The West Lake is stunning. Located in the middle of one of the nicest cities in China, the lake is covered in boats and surrounded by beautiful parkland. The shore along the city is very navigable and fun to walk through, and it's well worth...More

1  Thank Jason T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been a couple of times at Xihu, and everytime to different place, it's soo big, that you dont even know where to start ! Spend great afternoon at West Lake !

1  Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went to West Lake at night, manage to catch the fountain performance at 8pm. Tend to be crowded during performance time. Scenic place and can walk around the lake at your own speed. Many restaurants near the lake if you are hungry.

Thank AngieTay
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Westlake in Jan 2017 around 10:00am in the morning, allot of visitors that time around, fantastic place to be!

Thank Christo D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is no doubt one of the best in the world.Beautiful landscape and scenery, Plus, history and legends, The west lake is a must visit place in one's life.

Thank Jacky Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

To fully enjoy this place, I would say need at least 2 days. We only manage to cover small parts of the place by taking the buggy ride. Even use buggy with the speed of approximately 50kmp it take about an hour to round this...More

Thank AKKL
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compareday trip Hangzhou with Suzhou
8 October 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
Hi, Where on the lake is the best place to see the fountain and show at night?
3 September 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
Kier G
Can you go kayaking, or hire a boat etc?
28 January 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