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Address: Yundong Road, Yuecheng District, Shaoxing 312000, China
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The Lake Garden in a Quarry

East Lake of Shaoxing is very different from the numerous other lakes and ponds we have seen in China due to its unusual history. This is a lake garden which was created when an... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Raymond W
Shanghai, China
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Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

East Lake of Shaoxing is very different from the numerous other lakes and ponds we have seen in China due to its unusual history. This is a lake garden which was created when an abandoned quarry slowly filled up with rainwater. It has gradually been transformed into a unique cultural landscape, with little pavilions with poetic names such as "Chilly... More 

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Johor Bahru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As the title says, this is one of the highlight of Shaoxing. Easily accessible by bus or taxi from Shaoxing town, this is one of the place that tourist should visit while in Shaoxing. A bus ride cost only RMB1 (Bus no. 1) and takes about 10 minutes journey from town center while a taxi ride should not cost more... More 

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Alajuela, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you really want a wonderful lake experience, I would recommend East Lake in Hangzhou. This is a large lake that has had its fill of pollution problems. You can take a boat out to visit various islands and some tourist areas, which are okay, but not spectacular. However, it is one of the major tourist attractions in the area... More 

Thank costaricajoan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

A pleasant way to see the East Lake is to take a boat ride on the scenic lake. The boat seats two people and is rowed by the boatman using his feet. Since a picture tells a thousand words, I shall leave it to you to watch my video of the East Lake which was shot in 1080p Full HD... More 

Thank apgclh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

This place is a fantastic naturally experience and shows great nature. Indeed the most beutiful place around Shaoxing

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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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.

Thank Sally P
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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 

Thank 2hungrytravelers
Shanghai, China
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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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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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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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