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Address: Baoshi Mountain, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310007, China

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Hiking up here was the best thing I did on my daytrip to Hangzhou. Good exercise; wonderful views of the lake and the city; allows you to escape the tourist hordes but still be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
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88 reviews 88 reviews
52 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Hiking up here was the best thing I did on my daytrip to Hangzhou. Good exercise; wonderful views of the lake and the city; allows you to escape the tourist hordes but still be around plenty of Chinese (mostly friendly but bemused to see me, a Westerner).

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Shanghai, China
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5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Instead of following the stairs up the hill, we turned left and followed a footpath through the woods (we think it was for maintenance workers). We wandered through the woods for 30 minutes, and came out the other side of the Pagoda. We climbed the rocks and felt like explorers. We had a wonderful time!

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16 reviews 16 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

On a clear day BaoChu Pagoda provides an excellent vantage point for some excellent views over West Lake and the City of Hangzhou. The advantage is that it is far from the bustling crowds - since most wont make the effort to climb up here. The interesting part is exploring the rest of the elevated area close to the Pagoda.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Climbed all way up to see the only pagoda on top, nothing much up there. Remember to bring drinking water if you happen to pass by here while visiting West Lake.

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Hangzhou, China
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42 reviews 42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

The tower sit a top a small mountain next to West Lake. Climb up the stone stairs to get to the tower, it's nice to walk up those stair, since the scenery is nice. The park around the tower is also nice, looking over both side of the mountain, to the city, and to the West Lake. There's also some... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Baochu pagoda is quite nice. But best of all are the mountains around. After arriving Baochu pagoda, go to the western end of the plaza, pass under a rock and up some stairs on a narrow alley, then down a short flight of stairs and first stairs on the left, climb the mountain to the top (a short easy walk... More 

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Delhi
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26 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Close to the west lake is the Pagoda , The ancient temple / spiritual tower . Bycycles are available on rent , its enjoyable ride to the bas eof Pagoda. One has to climb stairs and then escalators to reach the Pagoda . Take lift at the basement of PAgoda and enjoy each floor , the pictures of monks and... More 

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Hangzhou
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84 reviews 84 reviews
32 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

the temple itself is nothing special, but from here you get a great view of west lake and it is a nice hike along the trail from there around to near to Huanglong or further

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

The pagoda itself looks more impressive from a distance than up close, but the hill it stands on (gem or precious stone hill) is lovely and tranquil. There are some nice views across the city and lake and the carved boulders are very interesting. It is not absolutely spectacular, but it is a pleasant place to visit. You need to... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,256 helpful votes 1,256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2011

I passed by Baochu pagoda during my hike on the northern shore of West Lake and it was one of the highlights of my trip. As West Lake itself can be quite crowded (see separate review), a visit here can be a welcome respite from the commotion down below. There is a well-worn, logical path called Xixialang that is found... More 

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