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West Lake (Xi Hu)

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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
Phone Number: 057187179617
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Description: Considered one of the most beautiful sights in Hangzhou, this scenic lake...
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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Spectacular any time of the day.

Take time to explore all aspects of Xihu. Walk across the causeways, take a slow boat ride on the lake and enjoy the beautiful nighttime views when paths, boats and buildings are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Admittedly, we didn't go when the weather was at its best, but that was to avoid the worst of the infamous crouds. Just not overly impressed I'm afraid.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015 NEW

Take time to explore all aspects of Xihu. Walk across the causeways, take a slow boat ride on the lake and enjoy the beautiful nighttime views when paths, boats and buildings are lit up. The lovely tea houses on the lake shore offer spectacular views and there are many beautiful parks and gardens surrounding the lakes. Look out for karaoke... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Wonderful lake with history and well maintained walking paths pretty much all around the western part. Tree lined pathways are great for a morning walk. You will pass by folks doing Tai chi or meditating. Very pleasant. There are plenty of stores and hotels on the shoreline.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

Brilliant show, similar to what was/(is?) found in Hmaburg, Germany. Located in front of the Hyatt, I would suggest taking mosquitoes repellant and because it is crowded wait until the show is over to get a place in front to get a decent view. As the shows are only aroun 15 minutes a part, you will not have to wait... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I visited West Lake in April 2015. Well yes, the scenery is very nice. And like everywhere else in the world, if you city have a lake, people will come there for a walk in week-ends, West Lake was also very crowded by the time I got there. It would have been nicer if you take a trip on bike,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We recently spent four days in Hangzhou what an amazing place.Walked to West lake then hopped on a little tourist shuttle bus around the lake it took just over a hour and cost $40.00CNY each.This was a great way to get an idea of how big and beautiful the lake is.We then walked around for hours and then went on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I've been to West Lake for the 3rd time visit and none the less, its still my favorite place to go. The lake is so peaceful to walk around and it just makes you feel relax instantly once you reached there. I went in June 2015, summer just started. It's not so hot in the morning,ranging from 25-29 degrees and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a fresh water lake. It's full of history and it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. There are numerous temples, pagodas, and gardens located around the lake. All the above reasons attracted millions of tourists to this place. Don’t expect to find a peaceful and quiet place to enjoy or take photos. You can stroll... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

just went for a evening wall and for an indian veg dinner Nice to walk along and one could see lots of crowd and people really enjoy to be in the Park adjacent to Lake

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I totally fall in love to China. Lots of great place to visit. Most of the place they brought us with nice view and romantic story to share with. Girls surely will get more than 100 selfie in such lovely place.

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Address: West Lake Scenic, Xihu District, Hangzhou 310000, China
Phone Number: 057187179617
Location: Asia  >  China  >  Zhejiang  >  Hangzhou
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 am - 12:00 am

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