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East Lake of Shaoxing

Address: Yundong Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing 312000, China
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Ranked #1 of 49 Attractions in Shaoxing
4.0 of 5 stars 57 Reviews
Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Type: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas, Bodies of Water, Outdoors
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Only minutes from the city lies this beautifully scenic area. Tour the cathedral-like cliffs by Shaoxing's unique black boats. It was created centuries ago as a quarry that built much of the famous old bridges in the region. Easy to get to and leave - by taxi.

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66 reviews 66 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

A relaxing boat ride is always nice. And when you are on the boat, you don't feel like you're in a crowd like some other attractions in this area - that's a plus. I wish the sky could be more blue here. It wasn't as large as I had expected, but the rock areas were peaceful and the walk back... More 

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Shanghai, China
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Was a bit busy as very limited parking spaces. After walking in you feel like what is this, nothing? But then very impressive. I recommend to take the boat tour. Water is super clear. Definitely a must see when in shaoxing

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Shanghai, China
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

The most interesting thing about the East Lake is the fact that it's man-made. Otherwise it looks just like an ordinary lake in an ordinary Chinese urban park. But in order to really appreciate the way it was carved in the rocks over centuries, you have to take a boat tour, because you can't really see that in detail from... More 

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Shaoxing, China
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

We spent a long morning here (wife, daughter, and I) and enjoyed our time. But we've not gone back and probably won't. I'll admit, we went in Winter, so the weather was cold and the flowers weren't in bloom; still, there's just not a lot to see or do any time of year. The "lake" is the result of a... More 

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Shanghai, China
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96 reviews 96 reviews
58 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

The East Lake scenic area is a beautiful place. the boat trip goes through a gorge with very steep walls, with the boatman rowing with his feet

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Singapore, Singapore
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51 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

East Lake is located 6 km east of the Shaoxing ancient city in Zhejiang Province which is well-known for its wine. Touted as the place to see a magnificent famed landscape garden with artful combinations of cliffs, grottoes, stone bridges and water, it was once a mountain rich in blue stones but became a quarry during the Han Dynasty. Later... More 

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Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I missed this because I visited LanTing first. Must stay 2 days in order to cover 5 important sites: Shen Yuan, DaYu, DongHu, LuXun Hometown & LanTing

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Toronto Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2011

No comparison to West Lake in Hangzhou, but a reasonable diversion for an afternoon.

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Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2010

the lake is relatively small, one can walk about the lake in about 30-40 mins, or take the Shaoxing style foot-paddled boat (you do not have to paddle yourself, there is a boatman)... on boat, you get to see the holes dug out of the mountain where masons used to harvest blue stones for building the city... there are wonderful... More 

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